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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.

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.
 

Daniela Bell

Classic Nia Class

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5:00pm

Day: Tuesday

Time: 5:00pm

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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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.

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 DROP-IN; $25 PUNCH CARDS AVAILABLE (5 CLASSES PER CARD)

Notes About This Class

Come join us in dancing and moving with joy and pleasure and towards health and wellness!

There will be NO CLASS Thursday, April 7.

Nia class is in the downstairs "Old Church" space. Go into building- 1757 Conway Street- at the parish office/school entrance, sign-in, and back to the Old Church (office staff can direct you). Occasionally we are in the another space in the building because of scheduling conflicts. Just ask staff to 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.

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!

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.

Notes About This Class

Class starts February 22, 2017. Come dance with me and be part of a new Nia community at the St. Paul YWCA! 

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

May
26
Beth  Giles

Coming Together - Nia and Soul Motion Playshop with Camilla Steen Larsen

Coming Together - Nia and Soul Motion Playshop with Camilla Steen Larsen

Event Type: Playshop

Start: Friday, May 26, 2017 at 6:30pm

End: Sunday, May 28, 2017 at 6:00pm

Location

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

Cost

Investment:
Full weekend (includes both Friday opening session and Saturday drop-in class) — $210 by May 1, $245 thereafter.
Friday opener - $35
Saturday Nia class - $20

To register: http://www.rootedandrising.com/events/2016/12/21/coming-together-a-nia-and-soul-motion-playshop-with-camilla-steen-larsen

Scholarships: 
Rooted and Rising strives to make the dance accessible to as many bodies as possible! Therefore, one or two scholarships will be offered to those whom are sincerely dedicated to learning and contributing to the community but unable to pay in full. Preference will be given to those who are committed to the full weekend experience. If you would like to be considered please send your name, a brief summary of your situation and your interest in the event no later than May 14, 2017 to Teresa Reid at rootedandrising.global@gmail.com. Participant(s) will be drawn (at random) one week before the course begins. 

Cancellation Policy: 
30 days in advance - $25 cancellation fee, 14 days in advance -$50 cancellation fee. No refunds can be issued less than 14 days from the start of a workshop. Any fees paid (minus $50) can be applied to a future program.
 

Notes About This Event


Coming Together: Nia® and Soul Motion™ Playshop
with Camilla Steen Larsen 

coming together - the social act of assembling for some common purpose

Together - you and I - begin and return to the potent pause of presence. We start close in with the dance intimate; the one closest to our skin. This is a dance of discovery; one in which we move with what is here, near and far. We investigate how to be present and grounded in relationship to ourselves, others and the world; dancing alone and together – unique yet never separate – meeting ourselves and others with open hearts. 

Through our own body as teacher and guide, the dance may bring us one step closer to ourselves. We may experience a heightened sense of presence ~ a feeling of coming home. Whether you have a weekly movement practice or are stepping onto the dance floor for the first time, these practices will condition your nervous system and set your soul in motion. 

“To become human is to become visible, while bringing what is hidden as a gift for others” ~ David Whyte


About Camilla: 
Camilla Steen Larsen brings 25 years of experience in teaching movement, dance and life change. She began teaching dance, hip/hop and aerobics in 1991, which led her on an exploration of multiple body-based trainings and the eventual creation of StudioNiaCph (Copenhagen) where she teaches and shares her work of conscious movement as a lifestyle practice. She has facilitated on international dance floors across the globe, bringing what she calls Motivation Through Movement – Mastery of Self to inspire and motivate movers through a creative and authentic tool box enriched by her education in Biyun Medical Qi Gong, Nia (Black Belt) and Soul Motion™. She is an honest, open and loving teacher.

To learn more about Camilla's work visit: www.be-moved.dk
To learn more about Nia: www.nianow.com
To learn more about SoulMotion: www.soulmotion.com

Questions or Concerns?
Feel free to reach out to our producers:
Teresa Reid, Rooted & Rising - rootedandrising.global@gmail.com
Beth Otto Giles, Nia Brown Belt Teacher - bethgilesnia@gmail.com

Schedule:
May 26-28th
Friday Opener: 6:30-9:00pm
Saturday: 11am - 5pm
Saturday Nia Class: 5:30-6:30pm (see below)
Sunday: 1pm to 6pm

Additional Nia class - Open to workshop participants as well as the general public!
Saturday Nia Class: “YES”. Let go of what you think you know. Find your YES and begin again. This heart opening Nia Class brings a perfect ending to our afternoon “Playshop" and invites lovers of Nia to join us in creating a movement that touches both body and heart.

Investment:
Full weekend (includes both Friday opening session and Saturday drop-in class) — $210 by May 1, $245 thereafter.
Friday opener - $35
Saturday Nia class - $20

To register: http://www.rootedandrising.com/events/2016/12/21/coming-together-a-nia-and-soul-motion-playshop-with-camilla-steen-larsen

Scholarships: 
Rooted and Rising strives to make the dance accessible to as many bodies as possible! Therefore, one or two scholarships will be offered to those whom are sincerely dedicated to learning and contributing to the community but unable to pay in full. Preference will be given to those who are committed to the full weekend experience. If you would like to be considered please send your name, a brief summary of your situation and your interest in the event no later than May 14, 2017 to Teresa Reid at rootedandrising.global@gmail.com. Participant(s) will be drawn (at random) one week before the course begins. 

Cancellation Policy: 
30 days in advance - $25 cancellation fee, 14 days in advance -$50 cancellation fee. No refunds can be issued less than 14 days from the start of a workshop. Any fees paid (minus $50) can be applied to a future program.

Location: 
Tula Yoga & Wellness
99 Snelling Avenue North, St Paul MN

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