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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

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.

 

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.

Danny Haag

Classic Nia Class

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8:45am
Classic Nia

Day: Saturday

Time: 8:45am

Location

3010 Minnehaha Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55406, USA

Cost

  • $10 to drop in.
  • $30 for a 4 class package.
  • $50 for a 8 class package.

Notes About This Class

Jawaahir Dance Company Studio is located in the Hook and Ladder Theater and Lounge building at 3010 Minnehaha Avenue in Minneapolis.

It's a great studio space, and the building has gender-neutral bathrooms!

There are parking lots on the south and north sides of the building, and you enter the building through either glass door. Additional parking is available on Minnehaha as well as Snelling.

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. 

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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6:30pm

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!

Dawn Brunn

Classic Nia Class

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7:00pm

Day: Thursday

Time: 7:00pm

Location

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

Cost

$12

Notes About This Class

This is a fun, upbeat Classic Nia class using easy-to-learn moves and upbeat music!

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.

Upcoming Events

December
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Beth  Giles

Candlelight Nia

Candlelight Nia

Event Type: Other

Start: Friday, December 1, 2017 at 7:00pm

End: Friday, December 1, 2017 at 8:30pm

Location

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

Cost

$20 at the door or pre register at www.tulayogawellness.com

Notes About This Event

As we enter the winter months and the holiday season let us move our bodies with ease, comfort and joy. We will focus on finding peace amidst the busyness of life. Candles glow, move your body to turn inward to realize your own gifts. This class will focus on more gentle, healing movements and end with a chakra toning meditation. No prior experience is necessary.

For more information, call the studio at 651-645-5551 or email tulayogawellness@gmail.com.

$20

This event will be registered through a third party service. A new page will open to sign in or register.
February
24
Beth  Giles

Nia White Belt Training with Britta Von Tagen

Event Type: Other

Start: Saturday, February 24, 2018 at 2:30pm

End: Friday, March 2, 2018 at 3:00pm

Location

2925 Dean Parkway, Minneapolis, MN, United States

Cost

Training Cost: $1,599

$799.50 registration fee + $799.50 instruction fee

https://nianow.com/node/1209351

Notes About This Event

The Nia White Belt Training is the first level of a five-belt training series that presents a body-centered approach to health, wellness and fitness. If you have a desire to share Nia in a professional capacity, the White Belt Training is your entryway into teaching. Those who choose to pursue the path of personal enrichment use this training as a starting point for becoming a master student.

Over the course of one week, you will comprehensively explore physical sensation through five core-competency areas of study including movement, music, anatomy, science and philosophy. This joyful journey into the self is instrumental in helping you develop body knowing by learning to listen, interpret and consciously respond to the information your body communicates to you via sensation. Enroll in an upcoming training today, and positively shape the way you feel, look, think and live.

Upon graduation, you are eligible to become a livelihood member. As a livelihood member, you obtain a teaching license (whether you decide to use it or not) and have exclusive access to an in-depth continuing education program, an online forum, and special benefits and privileges. You may enroll in the Green Belt Training - which is dedicated to the craft of teaching - at any time after completing your White Belt Training. You may also enroll in the next level of training, Blue Belt Training.

This event will be registered through a third party service. A new page will open to sign in or register.

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