Beth Giles

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  • 612-802-9127

Beth Giles

Nia White Belt Teacher
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

 

I discovered Nia in 2003 when a friend took me to my first class. I was immediately hooked and studied Nia for the next ten years with a variety of instructors.The freedom and fun of the dancing, the power and strength of the martial arts, and the healing, holistic flow of the class drew me in from the start. I completed my White Belt Intensive Training to become an instructor in July 2012 and have been teaching since early 2013. The mind/body connection and self awareness that Nia provides is unlike any other fitness practice. Nia is a movement practice for everybody, it is low impact, sustainable, and able to produce excellent aerobic conditioning for your entire body. Nia is also a lifestyle practice--designed to bring joy, mindfulness, and stress reduction to your life, every day. Come to my Nia class and find the joy of movement for yourself!

I currently teach at several locations in Minneapolis and in Minnetonka. I'm available to teach a class or session of multiple classes to your group or organization. I also provide mind/body workshops that incorporate Nia with short lectures on topics including movement and the brain, creating courage in your life, and an introductory workshop on Nia and its 52 movements. I have taught Nia to students as young as 4 years old to adults, both women and men, of all ages. Private Nia instruction is also available.

Students of mine have written some of their own words about Nia and my classes:

I enjoy the freedom of Nia while being provided with a strong container. As someone who has done modern dance, yoga and Taekwondo in the past, Nia is an opportunity to integrate elements from disciplines I feel connected to while having fun and exploring my body and movement mindfully. I feel stronger, more flexible and joyous after a Nia class. My level of fitness is improving and it is easier for me to be motivated to attend a Nia class than to just go to the gym.

I love Beth's Nia classes and I would wholeheartedly recommend taking a class with Beth whenever you can! I enjoy her presence, mindfulness, joy and enthusiasm. It is infectious! She uses wonderful routines and gives a Nia class her own special flavor, including original choreography on occasion. Give yourself the gift of the joy of movement with one of Beth's Nia classes!  - Alex I.

Practicing Nia allows me to continue to teach ballet. The Nia class makes perfect sense to me, it moves smoothly and clearly from the start to the finish, using your entire body and allowing freedom and individuality.  – Marie H.

Nia has benefited me in many ways in my years of practicing it. I’ve develop strength, endurance, and expression. It helped let go of my inhibitions about being "clumsy" and instead find that I can be graceful. I relax and release tension in a Nia class and at the same time discover joy and physical expression through movement. It helps me to practice mindfulness, I’m “in” the moment when I take a Nia class.  –Teresa T.

An elegant dancer, Beth Giles creates community with just her smile and can kick out a pop song to drive the crowd wild. Beth's Nia class is accessible to all, join in today and see your joy quotient rise. – Amy A.

I felt so good after taking a Nia class from Beth! I felt like I could do anything!  -- Deb F.

Nia is a wonderful fitness fusion class that combines my 3 favorite arts: dance, martial & healing arts. Nia has been instrumental in helping me regain the joy of movement. The practice interchanges between yin & yang energy, helping me experience the grace & ease of dance & the power & precision of the martial arts. Beth Giles brings grace & ease to the Nia practice - she is conscientious of her students inviting them to work at their level. She is proficient in demonstrating the levles of intensity open to all students to ensure each one of her students is operating in a level that suits her/his body's way.  - Dawn B.

 

 

 

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My Locations

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Center for Performing Arts
3754 Pleasant Avenue, Minneapolis, MN, United States
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Midtown YWCA
2121 East Lake Street, Minneapolis, MN, United States
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Social Dance Studio
3742 23rd Av. S, Minneapolis, US
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The Marsh
15000 Minnetonka Blvd., Minnetonka, MN, US
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My Nia Classes

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Monday 6:15pm - 7:15pm Center for Performing Arts
3754 Pleasant Avenue, Minneapolis, MN, United States
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Tuesday 6:00pm - 6:55pm The Marsh
15000 Minnetonka Blvd., Minnetonka, MN, US
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Sunday 10:30am - 11:30am The Marsh
15000 Minnetonka Blvd., Minnetonka, MN, US
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Sunday 12:30pm - 1:30pm Social Dance Studio
3742 23rd Av. S, Minneapolis, US
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Sunday 12:30pm - 1:30pm Social Dance Studio
3742 23rd Av. S, Minneapolis, US
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