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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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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.

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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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 (no expiration)
Joyful Mover – 10 classes $127 (no expiration)
Nia Rock Star – 12 month package, billed monthly, $77 per month, unlimited classes 
New Student Special -- $49 for one month of classes (expires 30 days from date of purchase)

*$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. Class packages are non-refundable and must be used within the designated time span. Cash, check and credit card accepted. Drop-ins are always welcome, no need to pre-register.
 
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

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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12:30pm
Classic Nia

Day: Sunday

Time: 12:30pm

Location

3754 Pleasant Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55409, USA

Cost

Single Class $15*
Step In—5 classes $67 (no expiration)
Joyful Mover—10 classes $127 (no expiration)
Nia Rock Star—12 month package, $77 per month, unlimited classes
New Student Special  --$49 for one month of classes (expires 30 days from date of purchase)

*$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. 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

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
Classic Nia

Day: Monday

Time: 6:15pm

Location

3754 Pleasant Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55409, USA

Cost

Single Class $15*
Step In—5 classes $67 (no expiration)
Joyful Mover—10 classes $127 (no expiration)
Nia Rock Star—12 month package, $77 per month, unlimited classes
New Student Offer -  $49 for one month of classes (30 days begins on date of purchase)

*$5 first class for new Nia clients
Drop-ins are always welcome. No need to pre-register. You can pay with cash, check and credit card at the time of class.

**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

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.

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!

Rachel Bowen

Classic Nia Class

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7:15pm

Day: Monday

Time: 7:15pm

Location

1130 Nicollet Avenue, Minneapolis, MN, United States

Cost

Must be a YWCA Minneapolis member or a guest of a member to attend.

Notes About This Class

Must be a YWCA Minneapolis member or a guest of a member to attend.

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.

Rachel Bowen

Classic Nia Class

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7:00pm

Day: Sunday

Time: 7:00pm

Location

34 13th Ave NE, Suite 104, Minneapolis, MN, USA

Cost

$18 drop-in, class packages available

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