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Victoria Nia Jam

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Victoria Nia Jam

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Deborah Redfern

Nia Class Relocation

Hello all,

I am relocating my Nia classes from Victoria to Vancouver. Look for my classes on the Vancouver Nia site.

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Karen Boissonneault

3 X 1.5 hour Fridays with Beyond

at St. Nicholas Hall in Victoria

Event Type: Workshop

Start: Friday, November 1, 2013 at 5:15pm

End: Friday, November 15, 2013 at 5:15pm

Location

1110 Caledonia Ave. Enter Hall from parking lot., Victoria, BC, CA

Cost

$20 for each 90 minute class ending at 6:45 or soon after.

Notes About This Event

Beyond is a routine with new moves and a focus on balance.  At each class we will add 2-3 new songs from the routine until, at the last class, we dance all of Beyond.  Each class includes about 30-40 minutes of playshop with the new songs and a Nia class that incorporates the songs learned at each successive class.  It's fun and great for your brain!  Come for one class, two classes or all three. 

Deborah Redfern

Don't Stop Dancing!

Watch the latest video from Debbie Rosas and Nia Headquarters in Portland, Oregon!

"Nia Founder and Co-Creator, Debbie Rosas, provides insights into Nia as a practice, the history and the Nia White Belt as the beginning of a somatic journey to body literacy. The video features "Don't Stop Dancing", a song from one of our new routines available later this year."

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Watch the latest video from Debbie Rosas and Nia Headquarters in Portland, Oregon!

"Nia Founder and Co-Creator, Debbie Rosas, provides insights into Nia as a practice, the history and the Nia White Belt as the beginning of a somatic journey to body literacy. The video features "Don't Stop Dancing", a song from one of our new routines available later this year."

http://vimeo.com/nia/dontstopdancing

Marion Selfridge

Classic Nia Class

at YM-YWCA Victoria in Victoria
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12:00pm - 1:00pm

Day: Friday

Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Location

851 Broughton Street, Victoria, BC, CA

Cost

$10 drop in or free with Y membership!

Notes About This Class

This class is in the lovely Y dance studio, dripping with natural light, great hard wood floor and mirrors. Come join this wonderful community and dance!

Marion Selfridge

Classic Nia Class

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11:15am - 12:15pm

Day: Saturday

Time: 11:15am - 12:15pm

Location

463 Belleville Street, Victoria, BC, CA

Cost

First Class is Free!!!

PUNCH CARDS ARE ON SALE SEPT 10TH TO SEPT 30TH! GET YOURS SOON!

12 visits for $125 + tax. 24 visits for $225 + tax. (Regular price is 12 visits for $139 + tax).

Notes About This Class

Bring your suit as the pool, sauna, steam room and hot tub are divine! First class is free so come down to enjoy this spa environment for Nia!

Karen Boissonneault

Classic Nia Class

at St. Nicholas Hall in Victoria
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5:15pm - 6:15pm

Days: Monday, Wednesday

Time: 5:15pm - 6:15pm

Location

1110 Caledonia Ave. Enter Hall from parking lot., Victoria, BC, CA

Cost

Drop in $15         Introductory offer:  First TWO $15

1X per week:  8 in 8 weeks: $96

2X per week:  16 in 8 weeks:  $160

Wonky Schedule Card:  10 in 15 weeks:  $135

Missed classes may be made up at any of Karen's classes at the teacher's discretion.

See Notes for Summer Schedule and Registration.  Drop in, Introductory Offer and Wonky Card all available for Summer.

Notes About This Class

Summer Nia Boost Camp 2013 July 22 - August 29 at 2 locations:  Mondays and Wednesdays 5:15 PM St. Nicholas Hall

Also, Thursdays 6:30 PM The Sanctuary.

No Classes July 4 - 21; August 5; September 1 - 8.  Regular schedule resumes September 9.

1X/week $60 (Wednesdays $72), 2X/week $110, 3x/week, $128.  

Register via Interac e-Transfer with online banking to karenia@shaw.ca OR mail cheque made out to Karen Boissonneault 309 Renart Place, Victoria V9B 3L6.

Please join me for a class that will leave you relaxed and re-energized, like a massage from the inside out.  You'll love the music, the moves, and the opportunity to connect with joy.  We are a welcoming class.

Your body will know it has worked at the end of class, but you will have had a great time over the hour.  You are always encouraged to listen to your body.

Barefoot by invitation.  Please feel free to wear something on your feet if that is more comfortable for you.  Clean footwear only that is not worn outdoors, please.

Rhonda Kool

Classic Nia Class

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6:30pm - 7:45pm

Day: Wednesday

Time: 6:30pm - 7:45pm

Location

4636 Elk Lake Road, Victoria, BC, CA

Cost

$10 per class   Drop-in available at $15 per class

Register at Saanich Commonwealth Place     250-475-7600

Notes About This Class

Pleas bring a yoga mat and water bottle for your body's comfort.

Deborah Redfern

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Karen Boissonneault

Classic Nia Class

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6:30pm - 7:30pm

Day: Thursday

Time: 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Location

1506 Burnside Road West, Victoria , BC, CA

Cost

Summer Nia July 25 - August 29 (no class August 5).  $60 for 5 classes in 6 weeks.  This is a gorgeous location surrounded by gardens.

Summer Registration 2013:  Interac e-transfer to karenia@shaw.ca or mail cheque to Karen Boissonneault at 309 Renart Place, Victoria V9B 3L6.

Classes by 7 week session: $84.  Start anytime and session will be pro-rated according to your start date.

Single class $15

10 class card $135 Note: card expires after 15 weeks of classes. For those with wonky schedules.

Missed classes may be made up at any of Karen's other Nia classes within the same session.

Park on the gravel across from the house and as close to the next car as you can.  Cars will be arriving for the next class after ours, so we try not to waste parking space. Additional parking on gravel below house.

You will love it here!  We are a very welcoming group.

Notes About This Class

This location is stunning and must be experienced to be appreciated.  Radiant heat cherry wood floors, round structure with windows to gardens and vaulted ceiling with skylight.  Surround sound.  Sleeping Dog is a non-profit farm and retreat center.  Come early to relax and calm your heart.  Eggs and produce may be available.

10 minutes by car from Victoria or Westshore or Royal Oak and accessible by bike and/or bus.

400 m. from Burnside at Helmcken, turn right immediately after you pass Little Rd on the left.  Watch for the Sleeping Dog Farm sign.  Come up the driveway.

Rhonda Kool

Classic Nia Class

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6:30pm - 7:45pm

Day: Monday

Time: 6:30pm - 7:45pm

Location

4636 Elk Lake Road, Victoria, BC, CA

Cost

$10 per class                Registration through Saanich Commonwealth Recreation Centre     

Phone # 250-475-7600

Notes About This Class

Please bring a yoga mat and water bottle for your personal comfort.

Karen Boissonneault

Classic Nia Class

at in
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5:15pm - 6:15pm

Day: Tuesday

Time: 5:15pm - 6:15pm

Cost

By the session through registration at the Recreation Centres of Oak Bay. Taught at Monterey Center.

Register after August 1st for September/October classes at 250 592 7946.  Ask for Nia on Tuesdays at 5:15 PM.

Missed classes may be made up at Karen's other classes on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday at other locations.

Notes About This Class

Note new time and location in Oak Bay.

Classic Nia in a large room with natural light from a wall of windows.  For additional classes try Karen's Caledonia location (corner of Cook and Caledonia in St Nicholas Hall). 

Karen Boissonneault

Classic Nia Class

at St. Nicholas Hall in Victoria
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9:30am - 10:30am

Day: Thursday

Time: 9:30am - 10:30am

Location

1110 Caledonia Ave. Enter Hall from parking lot., Victoria, BC, CA

Cost

Note:  Class will resume Thursday, September 12, 2013.  Contact Karen at karenia@shaw.ca to register after August 1st.

First TWO classes for local newcomers $15

$15 drop in

7-9 week sessions with ongoing, pro-rated registration works out to: $8/class @ 3X/week, $10/class @ 2X/week and $12/class @ 1X/week.

10 class card (expires after 15 weeks) is $135

Missed classes may be made up at any of Karen's classes at the teacher's discretion.

Notes About This Class

No July/August Thursday morning Nia.

Ongoing registration.  Start anytime.

Classic Nia.  Typically men and women ages 20 to 70s, most 30s to 60s.

A wide range of fitness levels and abilities all moving happily together.

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

Marion Selfridge

Classic Nia Class

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  • F
  • Sa
  • Su
11:15am

Day: Saturday

Time: 11:15am

Location

463 Belleville Street, Victoria, BC, CA

Cost

First Class is Free!!!

PUNCH CARDS ARE ON SALE SEPT 10TH TO SEPT 30TH! GET YOURS SOON!

12 visits for $125 + tax. 24 visits for $225 + tax. (Regular price is 12 visits for $139 + tax).

Notes About This Class

Bring your suit as the pool, sauna, steam room and hot tub are divine! First class is free so come down to enjoy this spa environment for Nia!

Rhonda Kool

Classic Nia Class

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6:30pm

Day: Wednesday

Time: 6:30pm

Location

4636 Elk Lake Road, Victoria, BC, CA

Cost

$10 per class   Drop-in available at $15 per class

Register at Saanich Commonwealth Place     250-475-7600

Notes About This Class

Pleas bring a yoga mat and water bottle for your body's comfort.

Karen Boissonneault

Classic Nia Class

at St. Nicholas Hall in Victoria
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9:30am

Day: Thursday

Time: 9:30am

Location

1110 Caledonia Ave. Enter Hall from parking lot., Victoria, BC, CA

Cost

Note:  Class will resume Thursday, September 12, 2013.  Contact Karen at karenia@shaw.ca to register after August 1st.

First TWO classes for local newcomers $15

$15 drop in

7-9 week sessions with ongoing, pro-rated registration works out to: $8/class @ 3X/week, $10/class @ 2X/week and $12/class @ 1X/week.

10 class card (expires after 15 weeks) is $135

Missed classes may be made up at any of Karen's classes at the teacher's discretion.

Notes About This Class

No July/August Thursday morning Nia.

Ongoing registration.  Start anytime.

Classic Nia.  Typically men and women ages 20 to 70s, most 30s to 60s.

A wide range of fitness levels and abilities all moving happily together.

Marion Selfridge

Classic Nia Class

at YM-YWCA Victoria in Victoria
  • M
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  • Th
  • F
  • Sa
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12:00pm

Day: Friday

Time: 12:00pm

Location

851 Broughton Street, Victoria, BC, CA

Cost

$10 drop in or free with Y membership!

Notes About This Class

This class is in the lovely Y dance studio, dripping with natural light, great hard wood floor and mirrors. Come join this wonderful community and dance!

Karen Boissonneault

Classic Nia Class

at in
  • M
  • T
  • W
  • Th
  • F
  • Sa
  • Su
5:15pm

Day: Tuesday

Time: 5:15pm

Cost

By the session through registration at the Recreation Centres of Oak Bay. Taught at Monterey Center.

Register after August 1st for September/October classes at 250 592 7946.  Ask for Nia on Tuesdays at 5:15 PM.

Missed classes may be made up at Karen's other classes on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday at other locations.

Notes About This Class

Note new time and location in Oak Bay.

Classic Nia in a large room with natural light from a wall of windows.  For additional classes try Karen's Caledonia location (corner of Cook and Caledonia in St Nicholas Hall). 

Karen Boissonneault

Classic Nia Class

at St. Nicholas Hall in Victoria
  • M
  • T
  • W
  • Th
  • F
  • Sa
  • Su
5:15pm

Days: Monday, Wednesday

Time: 5:15pm

Location

1110 Caledonia Ave. Enter Hall from parking lot., Victoria, BC, CA

Cost

Drop in $15         Introductory offer:  First TWO $15

1X per week:  8 in 8 weeks: $96

2X per week:  16 in 8 weeks:  $160

Wonky Schedule Card:  10 in 15 weeks:  $135

Missed classes may be made up at any of Karen's classes at the teacher's discretion.

See Notes for Summer Schedule and Registration.  Drop in, Introductory Offer and Wonky Card all available for Summer.

Notes About This Class

Summer Nia Boost Camp 2013 July 22 - August 29 at 2 locations:  Mondays and Wednesdays 5:15 PM St. Nicholas Hall

Also, Thursdays 6:30 PM The Sanctuary.

No Classes July 4 - 21; August 5; September 1 - 8.  Regular schedule resumes September 9.

1X/week $60 (Wednesdays $72), 2X/week $110, 3x/week, $128.  

Register via Interac e-Transfer with online banking to karenia@shaw.ca OR mail cheque made out to Karen Boissonneault 309 Renart Place, Victoria V9B 3L6.

Please join me for a class that will leave you relaxed and re-energized, like a massage from the inside out.  You'll love the music, the moves, and the opportunity to connect with joy.  We are a welcoming class.

Your body will know it has worked at the end of class, but you will have had a great time over the hour.  You are always encouraged to listen to your body.

Barefoot by invitation.  Please feel free to wear something on your feet if that is more comfortable for you.  Clean footwear only that is not worn outdoors, please.

Rhonda Kool

Classic Nia Class

  • M
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  • W
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  • F
  • Sa
  • Su
6:30pm

Day: Monday

Time: 6:30pm

Location

4636 Elk Lake Road, Victoria, BC, CA

Cost

$10 per class                Registration through Saanich Commonwealth Recreation Centre     

Phone # 250-475-7600

Notes About This Class

Please bring a yoga mat and water bottle for your personal comfort.

Karen Boissonneault

Classic Nia Class

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  • F
  • Sa
  • Su
6:30pm

Day: Thursday

Time: 6:30pm

Location

1506 Burnside Road West, Victoria , BC, CA

Cost

Summer Nia July 25 - August 29 (no class August 5).  $60 for 5 classes in 6 weeks.  This is a gorgeous location surrounded by gardens.

Summer Registration 2013:  Interac e-transfer to karenia@shaw.ca or mail cheque to Karen Boissonneault at 309 Renart Place, Victoria V9B 3L6.

Classes by 7 week session: $84.  Start anytime and session will be pro-rated according to your start date.

Single class $15

10 class card $135 Note: card expires after 15 weeks of classes. For those with wonky schedules.

Missed classes may be made up at any of Karen's other Nia classes within the same session.

Park on the gravel across from the house and as close to the next car as you can.  Cars will be arriving for the next class after ours, so we try not to waste parking space. Additional parking on gravel below house.

You will love it here!  We are a very welcoming group.

Notes About This Class

This location is stunning and must be experienced to be appreciated.  Radiant heat cherry wood floors, round structure with windows to gardens and vaulted ceiling with skylight.  Surround sound.  Sleeping Dog is a non-profit farm and retreat center.  Come early to relax and calm your heart.  Eggs and produce may be available.

10 minutes by car from Victoria or Westshore or Royal Oak and accessible by bike and/or bus.

400 m. from Burnside at Helmcken, turn right immediately after you pass Little Rd on the left.  Watch for the Sleeping Dog Farm sign.  Come up the driveway.

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