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Nia classes are now running in Burntisland, Stirling, Kirkcaldy, Kilsyth, Aberdeen and Buchlyvie.

April
28
Cathy Ferris

Nia Taster Classes for 100 Days/100 Dances & Get Scotland Dancing

Nia Taster Classes for 100 Days/100 Dances & Get Scotland Dancing

Event Type: Other

Start: Monday, April 28, 2014 at 11:00am

End: Tuesday, April 29, 2014 at 12:00pm

Location

Shiprow, Aberdeen, Aberdeen City AB11, UK

Cost

Free!!!

Notes About This Event

Join Cathy for a classic love-your-body Nia taster class!

Nia is a fun, mindful movement practice that will leave you feeling joyful, energised, and relaxed! Nia offers cardiovascular conditioning while raising body awareness and engaging the mind.  Appropriate for all fitness levels, abilities, and experience. Treat yourself to one of two class options - Monday 28 April @ 11am or Tuesday 29 April @ 11am!

May
11
Cathy Ferris

Special Weekend Class - Sunday May 11

Event Type: Playshop

Start: Sunday, May 11, 2014 at 10:30am

End: Sunday, May 11, 2014 at 11:30am

Location

Garthdee Road, Aberdeen, UK

Cost

£8

Contact: Cathy Ferris (niamomma2008@gmail.com)

Notes About This Event

Explore the technique, expressive fun and aliveness of some of the 52 Moves – the form of Nia.  Balance the form with a sense of personal freedom, play with music dynamics, and explore elements of moving through space.

Open to all levels of movers, students and teachers...

September
8
Cathy Ferris

Nia Taster Classes for 50+ Festival

Nia Taster Classes for 50+ Festival

Event Type: Playshop

Start: Monday, September 8, 2014 at 10:30am

End: Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at 2:00pm

Location

Schoolhill, Aberdeen, Aberdeen City AB10 1JX, UK

Cost

These two Free Taster Classes are being offered as part of Aberdeen's annual 50+ Festival... Try either or both!

Notes About This Event

Two classes being offered!  

   10:30am-11:30am on Monday 8 September and

   1:00pm-2:00pm on Tuesday 9 September

Nia is a fun, expressive movement practice that leaves you feeling energised and alive. It brings cardiovascular conditioning and optimises whole body fitness in ways that feel good.  Moves are low impact, easy-to-follow, and you'll love the music!  Get your body moving and give your brain a good workout, as well.  Classes are warm and friendly and suitable for all fitness levels and abilities.  We dance barefoot whenever possible. Nia can be done seated as well.

Please, dress in something you like to move in, bring some water and come and enjoy!

Classes will be co-taught by local Nia teacher Cathy Ferris and visiting teacher Natalie Sloan who is based in London. 

Cathy will be demonstrating seated Nia!

Sandy Winterbottom

Classic Nia Class

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8:00pm - 9:00pm

Day: Thursday

Time: 8:00pm - 9:00pm

Location

School Road, Muckhart, UK

Cost

£25 for a block of 6 classes or £6 drop-in.

Please bring water and a yoga mat or blanket

Clare Taylor

Classic Nia Class

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9:30am - 10:30am

Day: Thursday

Time: 9:30am - 10:30am

Location

East Port, Dunfermline, Fife KY12, UK

Cost

Block booking Offer £25/ 5 classes.

Block booking offer for all new students. Happy to help with all enquiries.

This can be used between venues within the block booking

Drop in price £6.50 per 1 hour class

  

Notes About This Class

As with any body practice commitment and regular attendance achieves amazing benefits in all aspects of your life.  

Nia is energising highly sociable and is guaranteed to give you a complete mind body spirit workout  

Suitable for all abilities and every stage of life including pregnancy, seated and adapted or even the highly athletic.

Everybody welcome

Just wear comfy clothes and bring along a bottle of water

Inspiring music. Easy steps. Come and have fun!

November
17
Cathy Ferris

Special Sunday Class in Aberdeen

Event Type: Other

Start: Sunday, November 17, 2013 at 2:00pm

End: Sunday, November 17, 2013 at 3:00pm

Cost

Suggested donation £5.

Notes About This Event

A weekend opportunity to dance!  

Karen Small

2014 White Belt in Scotland with Britta von Tagen & Letizia Accinelli

Join us in Burntisland (and yes, there will be cake!)
We are delighted to welcome back Britta and Letizia for another White Belt training at The Space Upstairs, Burntisland, Scotland in July 2014. Burntisland is a small coastal town directly across from Edinburgh (45 minutes on the train, 30 minutes by car) and we have a beautiful studio with underfloor heating and lots of natural light. Affordable accommodation is available and we can recomend several B & Bs. Staying with a host family a short walk from the studio is also an

We are delighted to welcome back Britta and Letizia for another White Belt training at The Space Upstairs, Burntisland, Scotland in July 2014.

Burntisland is a small coastal town directly across from Edinburgh (45 minutes on the train, 30 minutes by car) and we have a beautiful studio with underfloor heating and lots of natural light.

Affordable accommodation is available and we can recomend several B & Bs. Staying with a host family a short walk from the studio is also an option. Please email karen (karensmallnow@yahoo.co.uk) if you would like any further information.

PLEASE NOTE that due to the size of the studio, we have a strict upper limit on the number of trainees we are able to take, and places will be allocated by registration date.

Karen Small

Blue Belt in Scotland 2014

Nia Blue Belt Training with Britta von Tagen
July 18, 2014The Space Upstairs
Sandy Winterbottom

Classic Nia Class

at The Yoga Tree Stirling in Stirling
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6:00pm - 7:00pm

Day: Friday

Time: 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Location

25 B Stirling Arcade, Stirling, UK

Cost

£5 drop in, £25 for a block of 6 classes (cash or cheques only please)

Notes About This Class

This class is open to all ages and fitness levels. Ante-natal clients also welcome. No previous experience necessary. Just come along with an open mind and be prepared to have fun!

Karen Small

30 Years: Changing Lives


Karen Small

Interview with Debbie Rosas in London

See video
Janey Lee Grace Debbie Rosas on NIA

Janey Lee Grace interviews Debbie Rosas.

Karen Small

White Belt Intensive Training with Britta von Tagen and Letizia Accinelli

Nia White Belt Training with Britta von Tagen
July 25, 2014The Space Upstairs
We are delighted to welcome back Britta and Letizia for another White Belt training at The Space Upstairs, Burntisland, Scotland in July 2014. Burntisland is a small coastal town directly across from Edinburgh (45 minutes on the train, 30 minutes by car) and we have a beautiful studio with underfloor heating and lots of natural light. Affordable accomodation is available and we can recomend several B & Bs. Staying with a host family a short walk from the studio is aslo an op

We are delighted to welcome back Britta and Letizia for another White Belt training at The Space Upstairs, Burntisland, Scotland in July 2014.

Burntisland is a small coastal town directly across from Edinburgh (45 minutes on the train, 30 minutes by car) and we have a beautiful studio with underfloor heating and lots of natural light.

Affordable accomodation is available and we can recomend several B & Bs. Staying with a host family a short walk from the studio is aslo an option. Please email karen (karensmallnow@yahoo.co.uk) if you would like any further information.

PLEASE NOTE that due to the size of the studio, we have a strict upper limit on the number of trainees we are able to take, and places will be allocated by registration date.

Karen Small

Trainings in Scotland 2013

Here is a selection of photos from two weeks of trainings in Scotland with Nia Trainers Britta von Tagen and Letizia Accinelli. We are already looking forward to having them both back next summer - for a White Belt and Blue Belt training.

Karen Small

Classic Nia Class

at The Space Upstairs in Burntisland, near Edinburgh, Scotland
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10:00am - 11:00am
Classic Nia

Day: Saturday

Time: 10:00am - 11:00am

Location

253b High Street, Burntisland, Fife KY3 9AQ, United Kingdom

Cost

This is a drop in class, £5 per class.

Notes About This Class

Classes will start back on Saturday 23rd August and run every week until Saturday 11th October.

The first six weeks will be taught be a variety of other Nia teachers basedin Scotland!

Enjoy!

New students are welcome at every class. Please come 5-10 minutes early so we have time for a quick chat.

Wear comfortable clothes and bring some water. Floor mats are provided.

Karen Small

Classic Nia Class

at The Space Upstairs in Burntisland, near Edinburgh, Scotland
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7:00pm - 8:00pm
Classic Nia

Day: Thursday

Time: 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Location

253b High Street, Burntisland, Fife KY3 9AQ, United Kingdom

Cost

This Thursday evening class operates by five week blocks - which you must join at the beginning of a block if you are new to Nia. If you are an existing student, and would like to drop in on a Thursday from time to time, that is fine too! Please note that the drop-in price for Thursday evenings is £7 per class.

BLOCK BOOKING RATE £25 for a five week block, payable on the first night

ADVANCE BOOKING RATE £20 when paid and booked in advance through Karen, before 21st August

Pay via PayPal sending £20 advance rate to karensmallnow@yahoo.co.uk before 21st August, or email me to arrange!

Next Block Dates:

  • 28th August
  • 4th September
  • 11th September
  • 18th September
  • 25th September

When you buy a block of 5 classes, it is valid only for the current block only. However, if you miss one of your block booked Thursdays, you can swap it for another class with me (e.g. Saturday or Tuesday) within the dates of the block. Please arrange this with me personally.

Notes About This Class

The next block of Thursday evening classes runs Thursday 28th August - Thursday 25th September

New to Nia? Then these 5 week courses are a perfect introduction to the joys of Nia. If you are new to Nia, you need to sign up for the whole block as we build up movements week on week, and it's a great way to get yourself familiar with Nia's 52 moves. Please feel free to message me for more information. Wear comfortable clothes you can move in, floor mats are provided - just bring water.

 

 

Karen Small

Creative Movement Classes for Kids

July
20
Karen Small

Daily Masterclasses at the Nia Intensive Trainings

at The Space Upstairs in Burntisland, near Edinburgh, Scotland
Daily Masterclasses at the Nia Intensive Trainings

Event Type: Other

Start: Saturday, July 20, 2013 at 10:00am

End: Friday, August 2, 2013 at 10:00am

Location

253b High Street, Burntisland, Fife KY3 9AQ, United Kingdom

Cost

• Drop-in (one class) £10

• Three class pass £25

• Five Class Pass £ 35

• Ten Class Pass £ 65

• All You Can Eat Pass! £95

Tickets are non-refundable, but they are transferable, so if you can't make a class for whatever reason, you can pass the ticket on to someone else :-)
 

Notes About This Event

This summer we will have two weeks of Nia masterclasses which happen as part of the Intensive Trainings. Even although they are called 'masterclasses' you do not have to be a Nia Ninja to enjoy them! Relax, knowing that your teacher trainer/s Britta von Tagen and Letizia Accinelli are the Masters, and that the classes will be suitable for all ability levels and all experience levels including the absolute beginner.

Advance booking is essential to avoid disappointment, although some spaces may be available on the day.

Please email Karen to book your classes stating which date and time, and whether it is drop in or you wish to purchase a Class Pass karensmallnow@yahoo.co.uk or 01592 874 169

• Saturday 20th July 10am

• Sunday 21st July 7am & 10am

• Monday 22nd July 7am & 10am

• Tuesday 23rd July 7am & 10am

• Wednesday 24th July 10am & 7pm

• Thursday 25th July 10am & 7pm

• Friday 26th July *** NO CLASS

• Saturday 27th July 10am (plus Flashmob)

• Sunday 28th July 9am (CLASS FULL) & 5pm – SOUL day

• Monday 29th July 7am & 10am

• Tuesday 30th July 10am

• Wednesday 31st July 10am

• Thursday 1st August 10am & 7pm

• Friday 2nd August 10am

Karen Small

Warrior Women - with Britta von Tagen

See video
Britta in Scotland.MOV

A taste of the fun we've had with our Masterclasses with Britta von Tagen in Scotland.

Clare Taylor

Classic Nia Class

at FKSDA Martial Arts Studio in Dunfermline
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5:45pm - 6:45pm

Day: Tuesday

Time: 5:45pm - 6:45pm

Location

Dunfermline, Fife KY11 4JT, UK

Cost

Drop in price £6.50 per 1 hour class

Block booking Offer £25/ 5 classes.  This can be used between venues within the block booking time

Block booking offer for all new students 

Notes About This Class

As with any body practice commitment and regular attendance achieves amazing results.  

Nia is energising highly sociable and is guaranteed to give you a complete mind body spirit workout  

Suitable for all abilities and every stage of life including pregnancy... Everybody welcome!

Inspiring music. Easy steps. Come and have fun!

July
28
Karen Small

SOUL Immersion with Britta von Tagen

at The Space Upstairs in Burntisland, near Edinburgh, Scotland
SOUL Immersion with Britta von Tagen

Event Type: Workshop

Start: Sunday, July 28, 2013 at 9:00am

End: Sunday, July 28, 2013 at 6:00pm

Location

253b High Street, Burntisland, Fife KY3 9AQ, United Kingdom

Cost

The Full Day immersion is £80, and the Half Day £35

Students registered for the Green Belt with Britta in Burntisland (starts July 29th) can take the Full Day immersion for £55.

Please email me, Karen Small, to reserve your place! I am also happy to help with any travel or accommodation questions you might have. karensmallnow@yahoo.co.uk

01592 874 169

Notes About This Event

Join Britta von Tagen for either the full day (9am - 6pm) or a half day and go deeper into her beautiful creation, the new routine SOUL.

Whether you're a teacher or student you are so welcome to come along and learn more about the music, movement and magic that is SOUL.

Soul Routine
Created by Nia Trainer Britta von Tagen, Soul brings the spirit of the 52 Moves to life as you dance each move in creative, simple, and complex combinations. Each song showcases three to six of Nia’s 52 Moves. Earthy and raw, this routine blends the percussive, live instrumentation of Native American music with thick electronic beats, awakening the primal dance within. Some tribes and indigenous people believe that the earth could recognize a human being by their unique dance through a simple, repetitive pulse – a moving meditation. When dancing to this genre of music, each move can be felt like a natural hot spring that bubbles up your body, filling you with the sensation of pure rejuvenation.

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

Sandy Winterbottom

Classic Nia Class

at The Yoga Tree Stirling in Stirling
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6:00pm

Day: Friday

Time: 6:00pm

Location

25 B Stirling Arcade, Stirling, UK

Cost

£5 drop in, £25 for a block of 6 classes (cash or cheques only please)

Notes About This Class

This class is open to all ages and fitness levels. Ante-natal clients also welcome. No previous experience necessary. Just come along with an open mind and be prepared to have fun!

Clare Taylor

Classic Nia Class

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9:30am

Day: Thursday

Time: 9:30am

Location

East Port, Dunfermline, Fife KY12, UK

Cost

Block booking Offer £25/ 5 classes.

Block booking offer for all new students. Happy to help with all enquiries.

This can be used between venues within the block booking

Drop in price £6.50 per 1 hour class

  

Notes About This Class

As with any body practice commitment and regular attendance achieves amazing benefits in all aspects of your life.  

Nia is energising highly sociable and is guaranteed to give you a complete mind body spirit workout  

Suitable for all abilities and every stage of life including pregnancy, seated and adapted or even the highly athletic.

Everybody welcome

Just wear comfy clothes and bring along a bottle of water

Inspiring music. Easy steps. Come and have fun!

Jinti Wight-Boycott

Classic Nia Class

at The Space Upstairs in Burntisland, near Edinburgh
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10:00am

Day: Tuesday

Time: 10:00am

Location

253B High Street , Burntisland, near Edinburgh, FIF, UK

Cost

£5 drop in

Every Body welcome any week

Notes About This Class

April 2014

I loved dancing Fly with you all!

Cathy Ferris

Classic Nia Class

at RGU: Sport in Aberdeen
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10:00am
Classic Nia

Day: Friday

Time: 10:00am

Location

Garthdee Road, Aberdeen, UK

Cost

£8 drop-in, £6/class for block bookings

Parking is free at RGU:Sport, but please allow time to get a parking pass from reception and run it out to your car before class.

Notes About This Class

Stine Massboeuf and Marilene Walker are going to co-teach while I recover from a torn Achilles' tendon. I hope to be back to teaching soon! Regardless, I'll be there for classes. See you soon!

Mums with babies, I am happy for you to bring them to class and for you to take breaks as you need to see to their needs.

Karen Small

Classic Nia Class

at The Space Upstairs in Burntisland, near Edinburgh, Scotland
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10:00am
Classic Nia

Day: Saturday

Time: 10:00am

Location

253b High Street, Burntisland, Fife KY3 9AQ, United Kingdom

Cost

This is a drop in class, £5 per class.

Notes About This Class

Classes will start back on Saturday 23rd August and run every week until Saturday 11th October.

The first six weeks will be taught be a variety of other Nia teachers basedin Scotland!

Enjoy!

New students are welcome at every class. Please come 5-10 minutes early so we have time for a quick chat.

Wear comfortable clothes and bring some water. Floor mats are provided.

Clare Taylor

Classic Nia Class

at FKSDA Martial Arts Studio in Dunfermline
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  • Th
  • F
  • Sa
  • Su
5:45pm

Day: Tuesday

Time: 5:45pm

Location

Dunfermline, Fife KY11 4JT, UK

Cost

Drop in price £6.50 per 1 hour class

Block booking Offer £25/ 5 classes.  This can be used between venues within the block booking time

Block booking offer for all new students 

Notes About This Class

As with any body practice commitment and regular attendance achieves amazing results.  

Nia is energising highly sociable and is guaranteed to give you a complete mind body spirit workout  

Suitable for all abilities and every stage of life including pregnancy... Everybody welcome!

Inspiring music. Easy steps. Come and have fun!

Karen Small

Classic Nia Class

at The Space Upstairs in Burntisland, near Edinburgh, Scotland
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7:00pm
Classic Nia

Day: Thursday

Time: 7:00pm

Location

253b High Street, Burntisland, Fife KY3 9AQ, United Kingdom

Cost

This Thursday evening class operates by five week blocks - which you must join at the beginning of a block if you are new to Nia. If you are an existing student, and would like to drop in on a Thursday from time to time, that is fine too! Please note that the drop-in price for Thursday evenings is £7 per class.

BLOCK BOOKING RATE £25 for a five week block, payable on the first night

ADVANCE BOOKING RATE £20 when paid and booked in advance through Karen, before 21st August

Pay via PayPal sending £20 advance rate to karensmallnow@yahoo.co.uk before 21st August, or email me to arrange!

Next Block Dates:

  • 28th August
  • 4th September
  • 11th September
  • 18th September
  • 25th September

When you buy a block of 5 classes, it is valid only for the current block only. However, if you miss one of your block booked Thursdays, you can swap it for another class with me (e.g. Saturday or Tuesday) within the dates of the block. Please arrange this with me personally.

Notes About This Class

The next block of Thursday evening classes runs Thursday 28th August - Thursday 25th September

New to Nia? Then these 5 week courses are a perfect introduction to the joys of Nia. If you are new to Nia, you need to sign up for the whole block as we build up movements week on week, and it's a great way to get yourself familiar with Nia's 52 moves. Please feel free to message me for more information. Wear comfortable clothes you can move in, floor mats are provided - just bring water.

 

 

Sandy Winterbottom

Classic Nia Class

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8:00pm

Day: Thursday

Time: 8:00pm

Location

School Road, Muckhart, UK

Cost

£25 for a block of 6 classes or £6 drop-in.

Please bring water and a yoga mat or blanket

Upcoming Events

September
8
Cathy Ferris

Nia Taster Classes for 50+ Festival

Nia Taster Classes for 50+ Festival

Event Type: Playshop

Start: Monday, September 8, 2014 at 10:30am

End: Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at 2:00pm

Location

Schoolhill, Aberdeen, Aberdeen City AB10 1JX, UK

Cost

These two Free Taster Classes are being offered as part of Aberdeen's annual 50+ Festival... Try either or both!

Notes About This Event

Two classes being offered!  

   10:30am-11:30am on Monday 8 September and

   1:00pm-2:00pm on Tuesday 9 September

Nia is a fun, expressive movement practice that leaves you feeling energised and alive. It brings cardiovascular conditioning and optimises whole body fitness in ways that feel good.  Moves are low impact, easy-to-follow, and you'll love the music!  Get your body moving and give your brain a good workout, as well.  Classes are warm and friendly and suitable for all fitness levels and abilities.  We dance barefoot whenever possible. Nia can be done seated as well.

Please, dress in something you like to move in, bring some water and come and enjoy!

Classes will be co-taught by local Nia teacher Cathy Ferris and visiting teacher Natalie Sloan who is based in London. 

Cathy will be demonstrating seated Nia!

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