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Nia in the American River region of California

American River

March
22
Ken Gilbert

Nia + Pilates

at Cosmotion in Ventura
Nia + Pilates

Event Type: Workshop

Start: Saturday, March 22, 2014 at 1:00pm

End: Saturday, March 22, 2014 at 4:00pm

Location

2343 East Thompson Boulevard, Ventura, CA, US

Cost

$40

Notes About This Event

Move and Play in the Senations of Mobility and Stability. Develop and Enhance Your Flexibility and Strength.

Integrate Pilates into your practice: standing, seated or lying on the floor. Inspired by the evolution and teachings of Joseph H. Pilates, Ron Fletcher and Nia. Stimulate your full body commitment to moving from the core (pelvis, ches, head). As seen on Pilates Anytime. 55 minutes.

Language of Nia's 52 Moves + FreeDance Your Body's Way of movement in form and freedom. Dance into the 5 Sensations of Nia - Flexibility, Agility, Mobility, Stability and Strength (FAMSS) - using your three body weights: pelvis, chest and head. 55 minutes.

Nia Class - Move, Explore and Dance through your Body·Mind·Emotion·Spirit, moving from your center, your core.

Kelly Fitzgerald-Holland

Classic Nia Class

at Rollingwood Raquet Club in Fair Oaks
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5:30pm - 6:30pm
Classic Nia

Day: Friday

Time: 5:30pm - 6:30pm

Location

Address:, Fair Oaks, CA, US

Cost

Free for Club members. $15 for non-members.

Notes About This Class

Classes start on February 21!!

December
14
Ken Gilbert

Moving from Your Spine: Your Core - Pelvis, Chest + Head | Nia + Pilates

at Core Movement Center in Nevada City
Moving from Your Spine: Your Core - Pelvis, Chest + Head | Nia + Pilates

Event Type: Workshop

Start: Saturday, December 14, 2013 at 10:00am

End: Saturday, December 14, 2013 at 12:30pm

Location

578 Searls Avenue, Nevada City, CA, US

Cost

$45 

Notes About This Event

Nia + PIlates: Move in your body with the awarenss of precision, expressiona and function from the center of your Body - the Core! Nia Class included.

December
14
Ken Gilbert

Moving from Your Spine: Your Core - Pelvis, Chest + Head | Nia + Pilates

at Core Movement Center in Nevada City
Moving from Your Spine: Your Core - Pelvis, Chest + Head | Nia + Pilates

Event Type: Workshop

Start: Saturday, December 14, 2013 at 10:00am

End: Saturday, December 14, 2013 at 12:30pm

Location

578 Searls Avenue, Nevada City, CA, US

Cost

$45 

Notes About This Event

Nia + PIlates: Move in your body with the awarenss of precision, expressiona and function from the center of your Body - the Core! Nia Class included.

December
14
Ken Gilbert

Moving from Your Spine: Your Core - Pelvis, Chest + Head | Nia + Pilates

at Core Movement Center in Nevada City
Moving from Your Spine: Your Core - Pelvis, Chest + Head | Nia + Pilates

Event Type: Workshop

Start: Saturday, December 14, 2013 at 10:00am

End: Saturday, December 14, 2013 at 12:30pm

Location

578 Searls Avenue, Nevada City, CA, US

Cost

$45 

Notes About This Event

Nia + PIlates: Move in your body with the awarenss of precision, expressiona and function from the center of your Body - the Core! Nia Class included.

November
16
Erin Davidson

Intro to Nia

Intro to Nia

Event Type: Workshop

Start: Saturday, November 16, 2013 at 10:30am

End: Saturday, November 16, 2013 at 12:00pm

Location

5020 Ellinghouse Drive; Suite C, Cool, CA, US

Cost

$15 drop-in; Cool Fitness members free

Notes About This Event

Begin your Nia journey in an experiential movement class of self-discovery, a fitness program that embraces "pleasure" with Erin Davidson, Brown Belt teacher.  We will explore the body sensations: Flexibility, Agility, Mobility, Stability & Strength and the 52 Moves of Nia.  

For EveryBody!!

"Through Movement We Find Health"

All ages & fitness levels welcome!

November
21
Ken Gilbert

Becoming a Sensation Scientist

Event Type: Workshop

Start: Thursday, November 21, 2013 at 2:45pm

End: Thursday, November 21, 2013 at 4:15pm

Location

San Diego , CA, US

Cost

Go to the Website: www.icaa.cc

Notes About This Event

Become a Sensation Scientist through The Body's Way. Move the body through the systemic approach of the Nia Technique. Choose to move from sensations of pleasure, letting go of pain, discomfort and limitation. Create the experience of ultimate functional fitness thorugh awarenss of stability, mobility, flexibility, agility and strength.

You'll be able to:

  • Employ awareness of physical sensation to create comfortable dynamic and integrated excercise of body/mind/spirit.
  • List the five sensations used int he Nia Technique
  • Apply the tools of a Sensation Scientist to everyday life situations, using fitness techniques for health and well-being.

Lecture/Interactive

November 21, 2013: 2:45 - 4:15 pm

Conference November 21 - 23, 2013

Janet Hollander and Ken Gilbert, Nia Training Faculty

Kelly Fitzgerald-Holland

Classic Nia Class

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5:30pm - 6:30pm
Classic Nia

Day: Tuesday

Time: 5:30pm - 6:30pm

Location

2791 24th Street, Sacramento, CA, US

Cost

$60 for a 6-class card or $13 drop-in. 

Notes About This Class

Classes begin September 17!!  Classes are held in Studio 1 at the Sierra 2 Dance Center. 

September
12
Ken Gilbert

GET INTO YOUR BODY . . . igniting your sense of self!

at Core Movement Center in Nevada City

Event Type: Other

Start: Thursday, September 12, 2013 at 8:30am

End: Thursday, September 12, 2013 at 9:30am

Location

578 Searls Avenue, Nevada City, CA, US

Cost

$15 in advance
$20 at the door
(MasterClasses included in Nia in Nature retreat package) Retreat & day program information: www.niainnature.com

Notes About This Event

GET INTO YOUR BODY!

Ignite Your Relationship with Sensation!
Step into your Power to Choose in every moment!
PLEASURE for your Body-Mind-Emotions-Spirit

 

September
13
Ken Gilbert

Get Into Your Body! Feet on the MEADOW!

Get Into Your Body! Feet on the MEADOW!

Event Type: Other

Start: Friday, September 13, 2013 at 8:30am

End: Friday, September 13, 2013 at 9:30am

Location

1294 Scott Road, Lotus, CA, US

Cost

$15 in advance
$20 at the door
(MasterClasses included in Nia in Nature retreat package)
Retreat & day program information: www.niainnature.com

Notes About This Event

Sense the grass, the air and the sun . . . step in! 7000 nerve endings seeking PLEASURE from the ground up, from the souls of your feet to the crown of your head to your finger tips! Eye up, looking out . . .

October
13
Kimberley Elliott

The Five Sensations of Feeling Fitness

The Five Sensations of Feeling Fitness

Event Type: Workshop

Start: Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 9:30am

End: Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 12:30pm

Cost

Investment: $40 in advance / $55 day of event

click HERE to enroll!

Notes About This Event

In Nia, sensation is the voice we follow toward health.

The five sensations of fitness: Flexibility, Agility, Mobility, Strength and Stability are the paths for keeping your body functioning at its most optimal level.

Join Kimberley Elliott, Nia Brown Belt for a morning of total fitness fun!

In this 3-hour  gentle Nia workshop you will:

  • Center through movement
  • Practice techniques for activating The Five Sensations
  • Dance Nia with new awareness for conditioning

If you desire a morning of self-nurturing that leaves you feeling strong, empowered and re-energized don’t miss this Nia adventure!

No dance or Nia experience is necessary to attend this workshop.

July
27
Erin Davidson

Nia American River Jam

Nia American River Jam

Event Type: Dance Jam

Start: Saturday, July 27, 2013 at 10:30am

End: Saturday, July 27, 2013 at 12:00pm

Cost

Love donations, suggested $20, but donations in any amount will be appreciated.   Wear clothing that is comfortable to move in.

Notes About This Event

Sponsored by Nia American River, join regional teachers, from Lotus, Placerville & Auburn, for a gathering to kick-off newly refurbished and expanded Studio Samana in Lotus and to celebrate Nia's 30 years of fusion-fitness for the Body's Way to choose Pleasure!

Through movement we have a universal language to embrace, embody & share the benefits of Nia®, a holistic workout experience that combines Martial arts, Dance and Healing arts designed to foster physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being.

Celebrate your uniqueness, your spirit, with our own diverse community of joyful, spirited movers & shakers, led by regional teachers inspired by eclectic, soul-stirring music, to create joyful sensations throughout and underneath the skin, connective tissue, all joints, muscles & bones.  

This jam features our own diverse community of joyful, spirited somatic educators, each leading selected songs for a total of 75 minutes of music, movement, breath & sound united in support of building community classes to promote health, fitness & wellness.

Studio Samana is located at 7308 Hwy 49 in Lotus, across from the American River, south fork, in the heart of California gold country.  For directions or details about the event: contact Erin Davidson 530-391-3669

Laura Linsteadt

Classic Nia Class

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9:00am - 10:00am

Days: Tuesday, Thursday

Time: 9:00am - 10:00am

Location

11578 E Avenue East, Auburn, CA, US
Erin Davidson

"Get Into Your Body" a Nia FreeDance playshop with Ken Gilbert in May

Ken Gilbert, MA -Nia Trainer, Somatic Educator, Theater Artist

A Nia FreeDance Workshop

Moving + Exploring your sense of Self

Coming home to your sense of your body·mind·emotion·spirit comes through the movement practice of Nia’s FreeDance to stimulate your movement skill and expressivity.

Celebrate the dynamics and relaxation of guided FreeDance from “anything goes movement-wise” to choreography of movement patterns. Explore Eight Stages of moving into and through music and movement with freedo...

A Nia FreeDance Workshop

Moving + Exploring your sense of Self

Coming home to your sense of your body·mind·emotion·spirit comes through the movement practice of Nia’s FreeDance to stimulate your movement skill and expressivity.

Celebrate the dynamics and relaxation of guided FreeDance from “anything goes movement-wise” to choreography of movement patterns. Explore Eight Stages of moving into and through music and movement with freedom and form. Spend time with yourself in this safe environment. You will explore how your body moves with the stimulation from music and sensation.

Friday, May 10, 2013
5:30 pm – 6;30 pm Master Nia class
Cozmic Café upstairs ballroom – 594 Main Street, Placerville
Early registration |$15 |$20 after April 30

Contact Erin Davidson erin.cmt@gmail.com

Saturday, May 11, 2013
Sensing Self Through Movement – “Relationship to Body-Mind-Emotion-Spirit”
10 am – 1 pm Studio workshop followed by Nia classCore Movement Center – 578 Searls Ave., Nevada City

Contact: Allison Rivers Samson veganluna@earthlink.net

Sunday, May 12, 2013
Sensing Self Discovery in Nature – “Relationship to Sight, Sound, Touch”
9 am – 12 pm Outdoor workshop followed by Nia class*
Lotus River Retreat – 1294 Scott Road, Lotus                                                                                                                                                                                                      

*Guided kayak excursion on the American River with lunch to follow Lotus workshop (optional, cost $50, limited space; $25 deposit required)                                

Contact Erin Davidson erin.cmt@gmail.com

Saturday and/or Sunday Playshops: $50 each with early registration (by April 30) | $60 at the door

Bring water and snacks, as we will take breaks giving you an opportunity to relax, integrate and journal.

May
12
Ken Gilbert

GET INTO YOUR BODY - Sensing Yourself in Nature - Your Relationship to Sight, Sound, Touch as You Step Into the Meadow

GET INTO YOUR BODY - Sensing Yourself in Nature - Your Relationship to Sight, Sound, Touch as You Step Into the Meadow

Event Type: Workshop

Start: Sunday, May 12, 2013 at 9:00am

End: Sunday, May 12, 2013 at 1:00pm

Location

1294 Scott Road, Lotus, CA, US

Cost

$50 early registration (by May 1st) | $60 at the meadow (after May 1st)

Contact Erin Davidson: (530) 391-3669 or erin.cmt@gmail.com

Notes About This Event

GET INTO YOUR BODY - Sensing Yourself in Nature - Your Relationship to Sight, Sound, Touch as You Step Into the Meadow

The vocabulary of your body is sensation and your sense of self in Nature is how you relate to the sights, sounds, textures and temperatures of all that is outsdie. Stepping in to the Meadow along side the American River near Lotus, California - receive and express your experiences of heightened awareness of your body|mind|emotion|spirit and you see, hear and feel the grass, the sky, the trees and the sound of the river.

We will explore how you sense in your body, how you perceive what you sense and how you share with yourself and others the moments of connecting with your body in Nature.

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Outside Workshop of Sensing Nature: 9 am - 11:30 pm

Snack Break: 11:30 am - 12 pm

Nia Class: 12 - 1 pm

Bring water and a snack; as we will take a break during the workshop session as well as the 30 minute snack break prior to the Nia Class. Time for you to relax, integrate and journal.
 

May
11
Ken Gilbert

GET INTO YOUR BODY - Moving + Exploring your Sense of Self

at Core Movement Center in Nevada City
GET INTO YOUR BODY - Moving + Exploring your Sense of Self

Event Type: Workshop

Start: Saturday, May 11, 2013 at 10:00am

End: Saturday, May 11, 2013 at 2:00pm

Location

578 Searls Avenue, Nevada City, CA, US

Cost

$60 for the Workshop and Nia Class

$20 for the Nia Class only

Contact: Allison Rivers Samson @ 265-1994 or ars@AllisonsGourmet.com

Notes About This Event

GET INTO YOUR BODY
Moving + Exploring your Sense of Self
A Nia FreeDance Workshop

Coming home to your sense of your body•mind•emotion•spirit comes through the practice of Nia’s FreeDance to stimulate your movement skill and expressivity.

Celebrate the dynamics and relaxation of guided FreeDance from “anything goes movement-wise” to body-centered choreography of movement patterns. Eight Stages of moving into and through music and movement with freedom and form. Spend time with yourself in this safe environment. You will explore how your body moves with the stimulation from music and sensation.

This workshop will include a Nia Class, no previous experience necessary.

Bring water and snacks as we will take breaks giving you an opportunity to relax, integrate and journal.
 

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Workshop of  Nia's 8 Stages of FreeDance: 10 am - 12:30 pm

Snack Break: 12:30 - 1 pm

Nia FreeDance Class: 1 - 2 pm

May
10
Ken Gilbert

Nia Master Class

Event Type: Other

Start: Friday, May 10, 2013 at 5:30pm

End: Friday, May 10, 2013 at 6:30pm

Location

594 Main Street, Placerville, CA, US

Cost

$15 early registration (by May 1st) $20 at the door (after May 1st)

Contact Erin Davidson: (530) 391-3669 or erin.cmt@gmail.com

Notes About This Event

A Classic Nia Class to stimulate your Body Awareness, a Sense of Feeling Good and Moving in the Joy of living in a body!

March
2
Erin Davidson

Nia CommUNITY Strike, Dance & Rise to Break the Chain!!

Nia CommUNITY Strike, Dance & Rise to Break the Chain!!

Event Type: Dance Jam

Start: Saturday, March 2, 2013 at 1:00pm

End: Saturday, March 2, 2013 at 3:00pm

Location

594 Main Street, Placerville, CA, US

Cost

Suggested donation $20 to benefit the Center for Violence-Free Relationships, serving El Dorado County

Notes About This Event

We are the One Billion Rising.  We are still rising, we will continue to rise, to build communities free of sexual assault and domestic violence, to "Break the Chain" for our families today and future generations.  Celebrate our FREEDOM!!   Let's link arms with our brothers and dance for all our sisters, our mothers, our daughters, for all of hUmaNITY!  

February
14
Erin Davidson

Cozmic V-Day: One Billion Rising!!!

Cozmic V-Day: One Billion Rising!!!

Event Type: Other

Start: Thursday, February 14, 2013 at 5:45pm

End: Thursday, February 14, 2013 at 6:45pm

Location

594 Main Street, Placerville, CA, US

Cost

Free class!  Dress in pink, red, black, comfortable clothing that you can get moving in.

Notes About This Event

Raise your voice and join the 1 billion rising around the globe, who are taking a stand to end violence against women & men.

1 in 3 women on the planet will be raped or beaten in her lifetime, 1 in 5 of men.

1 billion women & men on the planet being violated is an atrocity.

1 billion women & men dancing is a revolution!

A global Strike! An invitation to Dance! A call, to women & men who refuse to participate in the status quo until rape and rape culture ends, to Rise!

Dance to the music of Samantha James, Moby, ReUnited, Illumine, Magic Sound Carpet, Lux, Afro-Mystik, Spiral System with the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin & Tena Clark "Break the Chain"  

Erin Davidson

Nia CommUNITY Jam - January 19, 2013 in Placerville at the Cozmic Cafe

Participants came from all over N. CA + WA & NV, to gather together to raise their voices and share the Joy of Movement to benefit women world-wide. We raised $200 for World Pulse, a global networking organization that unites women from 190 countries to share, speak & support each other through social media to bring an end to violence against women, and cultivate independent businesses within their communities. 

Thanks to teachers who participated: Debbie Priest, Laura Lin...

Participants came from all over N. CA + WA & NV, to gather together to raise their voices and share the Joy of Movement to benefit women world-wide. We raised $200 for World Pulse, a global networking organization that unites women from 190 countries to share, speak & support each other through social media to bring an end to violence against women, and cultivate independent businesses within their communities. 

Thanks to teachers who participated: Debbie Priest, Laura Linsteadt, Aimee Retzler & Erin Davidson.  

AWESOME CommUNITY!!! Our contribution & presence at this event, offers inspiration & hope for a brighter & peaceful future for our global family & planet Earth!!

Thank you, dancers for hUmaNITY! 

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

Erin Davidson

Classic Nia Class

at First Lutheran Church in Placerville
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8:15am
Classic Nia

Days: Monday, Wednesday, Friday

Time: 8:15am

Location

1200 Pine Crest Court, Placerville, CA, US

Cost

$3 suggested donation

Ongoing class, no registration necessary

Under the auspices of the Senior Health Education Program of El Dorado County

Notes About This Class

Suitable for seniors 55+ or anyone who is seeking a gentler style of Nia.  

Dress comfortably to move.  This is class follows the Nia 7-cycle format with an intention and focus.

Students will become familiar with the Nia technique by learning the 52 moves with emphasis on balance, flexibility, agility, mobility, stability and strength.  The 52 moves condition the body's safety and comfort for integration into daily activities.  Benefits include: increase in range of motion, heightened reflex response, more energy, core & muscle strength, and improved structural alignment.

Students are encouraged to use the floor for "floorplay," however chairs can be used as an option for "cool-down".   

Allison Rivers Samson

Classic Nia Class

at Core Movement Center in Nevada City
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8:30am

Days: Thursday, Friday

Time: 8:30am

Location

578 Searls Ave, Nevada City, CA, US

Cost

http://www.lindaburquez.com/schedule/

Notes About This Class


Aimee Retzler

Classic Nia Class

at Core Movement Center in Nevada City
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8:30am

Day: Tuesday

Time: 8:30am

Location

578 Searls Ave., Nevada City, CA, US

Cost

$15 drop in

$105, 10 classes good for 3 months

$95, 10 classes good for 1 month

$50, 4 classes good for 1 month

Aimee Retzler

Classic Nia Class

at Core Movement Center in Nevada City
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8:30am

Day: Wednesday

Time: 8:30am

Location

578 Searls Ave., Nevada City, CA, US

Cost

$15 drop in

$105, 10 classes good for 3 months

$95, 10 classes good for 1 month

$50, 4 classes good for 1 month

Aimee Retzler

Classic Nia Class

at Core Movement Center in Nevada City
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8:30am

Day: Friday

Time: 8:30am

Location

578 Searls Ave., Nevada City, CA, US

Cost

$15 drop in
$105, 10 classes good for 3 months
$95, 10 classes good for 1 month
$50, 4 classes good for 1 month



 

Kelly Fitzgerald-Holland

Classic Nia Class

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5:30pm
Classic Nia

Day: Tuesday

Time: 5:30pm

Location

2791 24th Street, Sacramento, CA, US

Cost

$60 for a 6-class card or $13 drop-in. 

Notes About This Class

Classes begin September 17!!  Classes are held in Studio 1 at the Sierra 2 Dance Center. 

Laura Linsteadt

Classic Nia Class

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9:00am

Days: Tuesday, Thursday

Time: 9:00am

Location

11578 E Avenue East, Auburn, CA, US
Kelly Fitzgerald-Holland

Classic Nia Class

at Rollingwood Raquet Club in Fair Oaks
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5:30pm
Classic Nia

Day: Friday

Time: 5:30pm

Location

Address:, Fair Oaks, CA, US

Cost

Free for Club members. $15 for non-members.

Notes About This Class

Classes start on February 21!!

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