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Nia in Minneapolis/Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA
Minneapolis / Saint Paul

Minneapolis / Saint Paul

About Nia

What is Nia?

Nia is a sensory-based movement practice that draws from martial arts, dance arts and healing arts. It empowers people of all shapes and sizes by connecting the body, mind, emotions and spirit. Classes are taken barefoot to soul-stirring music in more than 45 countries. Trainings are designed for those seeking personal enrichment and professional development. Every experience can be adapted to individual needs and abilities. Step into your own joyful journey with Nia, and positively shape the way you feel, look, think and live.

How does Nia work?

Nia draws from Tai Chi, Tae Kwon Do, Aikido, jazz dance, modern dance, Duncan dance, yoga, Alexander Technique and Teachings of Moshe Feldenkrais. Every class offers a unique combination of 52 moves that correspond with the main areas of the body: the base, the core and the upper extremities. Stiff beginners and highly fit athletes alike can adapt Nia to meet their needs by choosing from three intensity levels. Consecutive trainings collectively explore 52 principles for personal enrichment and professional development. Read testimonials from people of all ages, backgrounds and locations.

Why was Nia created?

Nia’s purpose is to grow a worldwide community of healthy people who are empowered to do great things. We believe every person can discover, explore, unleash and enhance their individual potential to live a fulfilling and meaningful life – by engaging their senses and listening to their bodies. With the right tools and education, we can increase our confidence and happiness. We can become connected to others to shape a consciousness that extends beyond our own. Together we will unearth possibilities never before imagined.

Our Classes

Danny Haag

Classic Nia Class

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8:45am
Classic Nia

Day: Saturday

Time: 8:45am

Location

3010 Minnehaha Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55406, USA

Cost

  • $10 to drop in.
  • $8 if you bring a non-perishable food item to donate to The Exchange's Queer Community Food Shelf.
  • $30 for a 4 class package.
  • $50 for a 8 class package.

Notes About This Class

Jawaahir Dance Company Studio is located in the Patrick's Cabaret Building at 3010 Minnehaha Avenue in Minneapolis.

There is parking in the lot on the south side of the building, and you enter the red and yellow door from that lot (NOT the Admin door). There is an "Enter" sign hanging above the door you should come into.

Additional parking is available on the north side of the building as well as on Minnehaha and Snelling.

Marie McKay

Classic Nia Class

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9:30am

Day: Wednesday

Time: 9:30am

Location

6233 Baker Road, Eden Prairie, MN, United States

Cost

Life Time Fitness is a private club, however if you are not a member and are interested in joining me for a class, please drop me an email at hussmarie@hotmail.com and I'd be happy to share one of my guest passes with you. See you on the dance floor!

Notes About This Class

Athletic Nia

Beth  Giles

Classic Nia Class

at The Marsh in
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10:15am

Day: Wednesday

Time: 10:15am

Location

15000 Minnetonka Blvd., Minnetonka, MN, US

Cost

The Marsh is open to the public. Individual class costs $15.00. Complimentary to members. Class cards available for discount pricing.

Visit The Marsh website at www.themarsh.com

I'm part of the Nia Team of instructors at The Marsh. Beginning on January 7 I will teach on Wednesdays and 2 Sundays a month. Some Thursday evenings will be added in the future.

Notes About This Class

Come experience the joy of movement, dance, martial arts, healing arts in the beautiful studio at The Marsh.

Beth  Giles

Classic Nia Class

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12:00pm

Day: Tuesday

Time: 12:00pm

Location

99 Snelling Ave N, St Paul, MN 55104, USA

Cost

Suggested class donation, $10-$15 dollars, class packages are available for purchase through Tula. http://www.tulayogawellness.com/

Notes About This Class

Come dive into the joy of movement! Nia is a unique combination of nine movement forms drawn from dance, martial arts and healing arts. We move our entire bodies in a healthful, sustainable way and become aware of sensations in our bodies. We dance and move in Nia to sense joy and pleasure, not pain. Nia is for all fitness abilities and all ages. Nia can be an intense aerobic workout or more easy and gentle depending the level of intensity you bring to the movement. Dress in comfortable clothes, shoes are optional. Bring a water bottle. Bring a yoga mat if you like that for the floor play part of class.
 

Beth  Giles

Classic Nia Class

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8:45am
Classic Nia

Day: Friday

Time: 8:45am

Location

3754 Pleasant Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55409, USA

Cost

Single Class: $15*
Step In -- 5 classes $67 (expires in 8 weeks)
Joyful Mover – 10 classes $127 (expires in 12 weeks)
Express Yourself – Unlimited one month pass $87 (30 days from purchase)
Nia Rock Star – 12 month package, billed monthly, $77 per month, unlimited classes (can be cancelled in writing with 30 days notice)

*$5 for first class for new Nia students
Please note that these class prices and packages are only for use at Center for Performing Arts.
 

Notes About This Class

Come dive into the joy of movement! Nia is a unique combination of nine movement forms drawn from dance, martial arts and healing arts. We move our entire bodies in a healthful, sustainable way and become aware of sensations in our bodies. We dance and move in Nia to sense joy and pleasure, not pain. Nia is for all fitness abilities and all ages. Nia can be an intense aerobic workout or more easy and gentle depending the level of intensity you bring to the movement. 

Dress in comfortable clothes, shoes are optional. Bring a water bottle. Bring a yoga mat if you like that for the floor play part of class.

 

Daniela Bell

Classic Nia Class

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9:30am

Day: Monday

Time: 9:30am

Location

1757 Conway Street, St Paul, MN, US

Cost

$5 drop-in

For greater convenience you can purchase a 5-class punch card for $25.

If you are NEW to Nia, your first class is FREE!

Notes About This Class

No class February 15.

Join this class of wonderful people dancing towards health and wellness and JOY! We have Nia class in the downstairs Old Church space. Go into building- 1757 Conway Street- at the parish office/school entrance, sign-in, and head back to the Old Church (office staff can direct you).

Bring water and a yoga mat or towel for stretching, moving on the floor. Chairs are available for those unable to get to the floor.

Beth  Giles

Classic Nia Class

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10:45am
Classic Nia

Day: Friday

Time: 10:45am

Location

99 Snelling Ave N, St Paul, MN 55104, USA

Cost

Suggested class donation, $10-$20 dollars, class packages are available for purchase through Tula. http://www.tulayogawellness.com/

Notes About This Class

Come dive into the joy of movement! Nia is a unique combination of nine movement forms drawn from dance, martial arts and healing arts. We move our entire bodies in a healthful, sustainable way and become aware of sensations in our bodies. We dance and move in Nia to sense joy and pleasure, not pain. Nia is for all fitness abilities and all ages. Nia can be an intense aerobic workout or more easy and gentle depending the level of intensity you bring to the movement. 

Dress in comfortable clothes, shoes are optional. Bring a water bottle. Yoga mats are available for the floor play part of the class.

Beth  Giles

Classic Nia Class

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12:30pm

Day: Sunday

Time: 12:30pm

Location

3754 Pleasant Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55409, USA

Cost

Single Class $15*
Step In—5 classes $67 (expires in 2 months)
Joyful Mover—10 classes $127 (expires in 3 months)
Express Yourself—Unlimited 1 month pass $87
Nia Rock Star—12 month package, $77 per month, unlimited classes

*$5 fpr first class for new Nia students
Class packages are non-refundable and must be used within the time span from date of purchase.
Class packages are only for use at the Center for Performing Arts location.

Notes About This Class

Nia is...

¨ Energizing music and movements, done at your level of fitness

¨ Dance moves from jazz to modern to Duncan Dance

¨ Strength and agility practices with the martial arts of Taekwondo, Aikido and T’ai Chi

¨ Sensory awareness and mindfulness training

¨ Letting go of negativity

¨ Calming your mind and easing stress

¨ Increasing endurance and balance

¨ Moving all parts of your body in free dance and guided choreography

Dress in comfortable clothes for moving. Nia is practiced in barefeet, but shoes are always an option. Bring a water bottle and a yoga mat if you prefer to use a yoga mat for the floor portion of the class.

Beth  Giles

Classic Nia Class

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6:15pm

Day: Monday

Time: 6:15pm

Location

3754 Pleasant Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55409, USA

Cost

Single Class $15*
Step In—5 classes $67 (expires in 2 months)
Joyful Mover—10 classes $127 (expires in 3 months)
Express Yourself—Unlimited 1 month pass $87
Nia Rock Star—12 month package, $77 per month, unlimited classes
*$5 first class for new Nia clients
These class packages are non-refundable and are only for use at the Center for Performing Arts location.

Notes About This Class

Discover the joy of movement, moving your body's way, bringing healing and energy to all parts of your body. Nia's nine movement forms--drawn from dance, martial arts and healing arts--create an exercise practice that makes you sweat, shout, shimmy, cha-cha and stretch. It's a workout and lifestyle practice for your mind, your body and your spirit!


Dress in comfortable clothes for moving. Nia is practiced in barefeet, but shoes are always an option. Bring a water bottle and a yoga mat if you prefer to use a yoga mat for the floor portion of the class.

Beth  Giles

Classic Nia Class

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7:30pm
Classic Nia

Day: Wednesday

Time: 7:30pm

Location

3754 Pleasant Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55409, USA

Cost

Center for Performing Arts, (CFPA) 3754 Pleasant Av., Minneapolis 

Single Class -- $15
Step In -- 5 classes $67, no expiration
Joyful Mover – 10 classes $127 no expiration
Nia Rock Star – 12 month package, billed monthly, $77 per month, unlimited classes (can be cancelled in writing with 30 days notice)
New Student Special - $49 for one month of classes (expires 30 days from date of purchase)


**Please note that these class prices and packages are only for use at Center for Performing Arts. Class packages are non-refundable and must be used within the designated time span.
 
A note about parking at Center for Performing Arts on Sundays: The parking on the street in front of the building is limited on Sundays.PLEASE NOTE that the parking lot behind the building is for tenants only. Please allow extra time to arrive on Sundays to find parking. Thank you!

Notes About This Class

Please note this class begins on January 4, 2017

Ready to Feel Good in Your Body?
Come dive into the joy of movement! Nia is a unique combination of nine movement forms drawn from dance, martial arts and healing arts. We move our entire bodies in a healthful, sustainable way and become aware of sensations in our bodies. We dance and move in Nia to sense joy and pleasure, not pain. Nia is for all fitness abilities and all ages. Nia can be an intense aerobic workout or more easy and gentle depending the level of intensity you bring to the movement. 

Dress in comfortable clothes, that you are willing to get sweaty in. We dance in bare feet, but shoes are optional. Bring a water bottle. Bring a yoga mat if you like that for the floor play part of class.

Daniela Bell

Classic Nia Class

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9:30am

Day: Thursday

Time: 9:30am

Location

1757 Conway Street, St Paul, MN, US

Cost

$5/class

Notes About This Class

THIS CLASS IS ON HIATUS FOR SUMMER 2017! We will be back in the autumn.

Please email me, DanielaNia@hotmail.com, to find out more.

Beth  Giles

Classic Nia Class

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10:00am

Day: Tuesday

Time: 10:00am

Location

2925 Dean Parkway, Minneapolis, MN, United States

Cost

$20 to drop-in as a guest of the Calhoun Beach Athletic Club. Memberships are available. Parking is available in a ramp underneath the building or on the street.

Notes About This Class

Discover the joy of movement, moving your body's way, bringing healing and energy to all parts of your body, your mind, your emotions and your spirit. Nia's nine movement forms--drawn from dance, martial arts and healing arts--create an exercise practice that makes you sweat, shout, shimmy, cha-cha and stretch. It's a workout and lifestyle practice that opens you to living life and loving life, embodied!

Dress in comfortable clothes for moving. Nia is practiced in barefeet, but shoes are always an option. 

Andrea Weiss

Classic Nia Class

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6:30pm

Day: Thursday

Time: 6:30pm

Location

1130 Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403, USA

Cost

Free to members of the Minneapolis YWCA. Contact me if you'd like to sample the class. I can arrange for a guest pass.

Notes About This Class

Beth Giles and I alternate teaching this class. Come join us!

Jeanne Marie Schmit

Classic Nia Class

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6:30pm
Classic Nia

Day: Tuesday

Time: 6:30pm

Location

6001 Lyndale Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55419, USA

Cost

$20 drop in. 5 class package $75. A few other price options if you'd like to come more often.

Go to www.studiotimeout.com to see more pricing options

Notes About This Class

Athletic Nia class. All levels welcome!

Andrea Weiss

Classic Nia Class

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6:40pm

Day: Wednesday

Time: 6:40pm

Location

375 Selby Avenue, Saint Paul, MN, United States

Cost

Free to members of the St. Paul YWCA. $12 drop in or sign up for a 7-day trial pass.

NOTE: Beginning June 7, 2017, and through the summer, this class will be FREE and take place OUTSIDE, weather permitting, at the Summit Overlook Park as part of St. Paul Fitness in the Parks. In case of rain, class will move back to the YWCA, and non-members may attend for $7, a special discount off the usual $12 drop-in fee. Hope to see you there!  Visit https://www.stpaul.gov/departments/parks-recreation/activities/summer-activities/fitness-parks for more info.

Notes About This Class

Come dance with me and be part of a new Nia community at the St. Paul YWCA! 

Andrea Weiss

Classic Nia Class

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6:40pm

Day: Wednesday

Time: 6:40pm

Location

418 Summit Avenue, Saint Paul, MN, United States

Cost

FREE! In case of rain, the class will take place at the YWCA St Paul. Non-members may attend on those nights for $7, special discount off the usual $12 drop-in rate. 

Notes About This Class

My St. Paul YWCA class will be outside this summer, and FREE! Come dance with me in the beautiful Summit Overlook Park. Let's spread the Joy of Nia in St. Paul! 

Dawn Brunn

Classic Nia Class

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7:15pm
Classic Nia

Day: Thursday

Time: 7:15pm

Location

3021 Holmes Avenue, Suite 150, Minneapolis, MN, United States

Cost

  • First Class with Me: Free
  • Single Drop-in: $20
  • Instructor rate: $12
  • Drop-in packages available (5, 10, 20 pack)

Notes About This Class

Nia is an energizing cardio fusion of Dance, Martial Arts and Yoga. Using easy-to-learn moves and up-beat music, Nia is for everybody and offers intensity for all fitness levels.  The class is practiced barefoot. Please call me at 612-275-5772 if you have any questions.

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