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Nia in Minneapolis/Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA

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

Beth  Giles

Classic Nia Class

at Social Dance Studio in Minneapolis
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8:30am

Day: Friday

Time: 8:30am

Location

3742 23rd Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55407, USA

Cost

This class begins on Friday, January 2, 2015. Please note that there will be NO class on Friday, January 9.

New pricing and packages starting January 1, 2015**

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)

*First class free for new students
**Please note that these class prices and packages are only for use at Social Dance Studio and Center for Performing Arts.
 

Notes About This Class

This class begins on Friday, January 2, 2015. Please note that there will be NO class on Friday, January 9.

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. 

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.

Beth  Giles

Classic Nia Class

at The Marsh in Minnetonka
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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

at The Marsh in Minnetonka
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10:30am

Day: Sunday

Time: 10:30am

Location

15000 Minnetonka Blvd., Minnetonka, MN, US

Cost

The Marsh is open to the public. Individual class cost is $15.00. Complimentary to Marsh members. Class cards are available to purchase for discounts.

Visit The Marsh at www.themarsh.com for a complete schedule.

Notes About This Class

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

I'm part of the the Nia team of instructors at The Marsh. Starting in January 2015, I'll be teaching in Wednesday mornings at 10:15 am and two Sundays a month at 10:30 am. There will also be some Thursday evening classes from time to time at 7 pm.

Beth  Giles

Classic Nia Class

at Social Dance Studio in Minneapolis
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12:30pm

Day: Sunday

Time: 12:30pm

Location

3742 23rd Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55407, USA

Cost

$10 to drop in, $30 for a 4 class package

Andrea Weiss

Classic Nia Class

at YWCA - Midtown in Minneapolis
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12:30pm

Day: Sunday

Time: 12:30pm

Location

2121 East Lake Street , Minneapolis, MN, US

Cost

Free (YWCA members only). Not a member of the Y but want to come give it a try? Contact Daniela or me, and we will arrange for a guest pass.

Notes About This Class

This Nia class is drop-in but open only to members of the YWCA of Minneapolis.

This class is taught by Blue Belt Daniela Bell. Come dance, move, and find joy with us in Studio A!

Beth  Giles

Classic Nia Class

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6:15pm

Day: Monday

Time: 6:15pm

Location

3754 Pleasant Avenue, Minneapolis, MN, United States

Cost

$12 drop-in

$65 for the 7 class session, 6/16-7/28

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!

Beth  Giles

Classic Nia Class

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6:15pm

Day: Wednesday

Time: 6:15pm

Location

3030 East 53rd Street, Mpls, MN, United States

Cost

Register online starting Dec. 8: http://www.minneapolisparks.org/, $45 for a six class session 

Notes About This Class

Come experience 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.
 

Jeanne Marie Schmit

Classic Nia Class

at Studio TimeOut in Minneapolis
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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. Lots of other much lower price options if you'd like to come more often.

Go to www.studiotimeout.com to see more pricing options and also see upcoming Open Houses and free classes.

Notes About This Class

Athletic Nia class. All levels welcome!

Andrea Weiss

Classic Nia Class

at YWCA - Midtown in Minneapolis
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7:30pm

Day: Tuesday

Time: 7:30pm

Location

2121 East Lake Street , Minneapolis, MN, US

Cost

Free (YWCA members only). Not a member of the Y but want to come give it a try? Contact me, and I will arrange for a guest pass.

Notes About This Class

Come dance, move, and find Joy with us in Studio A! All levels ALWAYS welcome.
 

Daniela Bell

Classic Nia Class

at St Pascal's Church in St Paul
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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 Jan 12 or Feb 16!

Join this class of wonderful people dancing towards health and wellness and JOY! We have Nia class in the upstairs Social Hall. Go into building- 1757 Conway Street- at the parish office/school entrance, sign-in, and head upstairs (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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12:00pm

Day: Tuesday

Time: 12:00pm

Location

99 Snelling Ave, St Paul, MN, United States

Cost

This class begins Tuesday, January 13, 2015.

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

Notes About This Class

This class begins Tuesday, January 13, 2015.

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

at Cowern Elementary in North Saint Paul
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5:00pm

Day: Tuesday

Time: 5:00pm

Location

2131 Margaret Street, North Saint Paul, MN, US

Cost

$24
 

Notes About This Class

New Fall Session begins September 16, 2014!

Four-week session, class meets every Tuesday, last day is Oct 7, 2014. (Stay tuned for the dates for following sessions.)

To register go to https://isd622.thatscommunityed.com/course/fall-2014/nia or call Cheryl Gysbers at 651-748-7437.

This is a great community education class. Warm & welcoming group of people, of all ages, sizes, abilities. All are enthusiastically welcomed to join us. Chairs are available for those who need to sit or to use for balance. Doors closest to the gym will be open for Nia students to use.

Bring water and a towel or yoga mat for stretching, floorplay at the end of class.

Beth  Giles

Classic Nia Class

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7:00pm

Day: Tuesday

Time: 7:00pm

Location

21135 Jacquard Avenue, Lakeville, MN, United States

Cost

Free "Try It" session on Tuesday April 7, 6:00-6:30 pm

$52 for 5 sessions April 14- May 12

Class is held in the Dance Studio at Lakeville South High School

Notes About This Class

Discover the joy of movement with Nia. Nia is a fitness practice for your body, mind and spirit. Nia combines the dance arts, martial arts and healing arts to create a fun, energy-raising workout. All fitness levels are invited. Dress in comfortable clothes. Flexible soled shoes are optional, Nia is practiced in bare feet. Please bring a water bottle and a yoga mat (optional). Beth Giles is a certified Nia Instructor who has taught for the past two years at The Marsh, The YWCA, and Social Dance Studio. She loves music and dancing and the freedom to move your own body’s way with Nia.

Beth  Giles

Classic Nia Class

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7:15pm

Day: Thursday

Time: 7:15pm

Location

1130 Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis, MN, United States

Cost

Membership to the YWCA is required. If you would like to learn more about membership: https://www.ywcampls.org/locations/downtown_ywca/

You can try this class for the first time by coming as my guest. Contact me at bethgilesnia@gmail.com for more information.

This class is co-taught with Andrea Weiss and Beth Giles. First Class is January 15, 2015.

Notes About This Class

This class is co-taught with Andrea Weiss and Beth Giles. First Class is January 15, 2015.

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. 

Upcoming Events

April
10
Beth  Giles

White Belt Training in Minneapolis with Barb Wesson

White Belt Training in Minneapolis with Barb Wesson

Event Type: Other

Start: Friday, April 10, 2015 at 8:00am

End: Sunday, April 19, 2015 at 4:00pm

Location

6001 Lyndale Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN, United States

Cost

The training takes place over two weekends: April 10-12 and April 17-19

Cost is $1,599

Register at https://nianow.com/node/919099

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 two weekends, 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.

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