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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

Rosanne Russell

Classic Nia Class

at Healthworks Fitness for Women in Cambridge, MA
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9:00am

Day: Saturday

Time: 9:00am

Location

36 White Street, Cambridge, MA, MA, US

Cost

Free with membership; Day pass (includes use of sauna, whirlpool and all the classes you can take!) $20. Babysitting on site.

Notes About This Class

Begin your day with me!

Fun, high energy and at an all women's beautiful facility in Porter Square, Cambridge.

Joan Turnberg

Classic Nia Class

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9:30am
Classic Nia

Day: Wednesday

Time: 9:30am

Location

12 Mudge Way, Bedford, MA, US

Cost

Seasonal Sessions - Register with with the Bedford Recreation Dept. at www.bedfordrecreation.org

Notes About This Class

The Bedford Town Center Bldg. is yellow with a green door. The room is at the top of the stairs. Bring a water bottle and yoga mat / towel.

For questions, contact Joan Turnberg @ 781 223 8555 or joan@live-life-well.com.

Joan Turnberg

Classic Nia Class

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9:30am
Classic Nia

Day: Monday

Time: 9:30am

Location

12 Mudge Way, Bedford, MA, US

Cost

Seasonal Sessions - Register with with the Bedford Recreation Dept. at www.bedfordrecreation.org

Notes About This Class

The Bedford Town Center Bldg. is yellow with a green door. The room is at the top of the stairs. Bring a water bottle and yoga mat / towel.

For questions, contact Joan Turnberg @ 781 223 8555 or joan@live-life-well.com.

Maria Skinner

Classic Nia Class

at Yoga & Nia For Life in Concord
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11:00am

Day: Sunday

Time: 11:00am

Location

135 Commonwealth Ave, Concord, MA, US

Cost

$17 drop-in

Notes About This Class


Maria Skinner

Classic Nia Class

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6:15pm

Day: Monday

Time: 6:15pm

Location

20 Research Place, North Chelmsford, MA, US

Cost

Contact Maria Skinner for cost.

Notes About This Class

This class happens at the Lowell General Hospital Bariatric and Weight Loss Clinic. If you are interested in joining this class, contact Maria at ynfl@msn.com

Joan Turnberg

Classic Nia Class

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6:30pm
Classic Nia

Day: Thursday

Time: 6:30pm

Location

12 Mudge Way, Bedford, MA, US

Cost

Seasonal Sessions - Register with with the Bedford Recreation Dept. at www.bedfordrecreation.org

Notes About This Class

The Bedford Town Center Bldg. is yellow with a green door. The room is at the top of the stairs. Bring a water bottle and yoga mat / towel.

For questions, contact Joan Turnberg @ 781 223 8555 or joan@live-life-well.com.

Robyn Maltz

Classic Nia Class

at Laughing Dog Yoga in Wellesley
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8:00am

Day: Thursday

Time: 8:00am

Location

159 Linden St, Wellesley, MA, US

Cost

The drop in is $16 and class cards are also available.

Notes About This Class

This class will begin on October 11, 2012. I can't wait to begin to teach a new class at Laughing Dog Yoga. After class browse the beautiful shop for clothes, jewelery and accessories.

Ana Ayvazian

Classic Nia Class

at Waltham YMCA in Waltham
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8:45am

Day: Friday

Time: 8:45am

Location

725 Lexington St, Waltham, MA, US

Cost

$13 drop-in free to members

Notes About This Class

Classic Nia

Ana Ayvazian

Classic Nia Class

at Waltham YMCA in Waltham
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9:00am

Day: Tuesday

Time: 9:00am

Location

725 Lexington St, Waltham, MA, US

Cost

$13 drop-in free to members

Notes About This Class

Classic Nia

Janice  Kahn

Classic Nia Class

at West Roxbury YMCA in West Roxbury
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9:05am

Day: Friday

Time: 9:05am

Location

15 Bellevue Street, West Roxbury, MA, US

Cost

Free to members; $15 drop-in

Robyn Maltz

Classic Nia Class

at Laughing Dog Yoga in Wellesley
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9:45am

Day: Friday

Time: 9:45am

Location

159 Linden St, Wellesley, MA, US

Cost

$16 drop in and class cards are available.

Ana Ayvazian

Classic Nia Class

at Mt. Auburn Health Club in Watertown
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9:45am

Day: Saturday

Time: 9:45am

Location

57 Coolidge Ave, Watertown, MA, US

Cost

Free for Members

Notes About This Class

Classic Nia

Robyn Maltz

Classic Nia Class

at Yoga and Nia for Life in West Concord
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10:00am

Day: Monday

Time: 10:00am

Location

West Concord, MA, US

Cost

$17 drop in and class cards are available

Robyn Maltz

Classic Nia Class

at Yoga and Nia for Life in West Concord
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10:00am

Day: Saturday

Time: 10:00am

Location

50 beharrell St, West Concord, MA, US

Cost

$17 drop in  class cards are available

Notes About This Class

I teach this class once a month usually on the first Saturday of the month.

Rosanne Russell

Classic Nia Class

at North Suburban YMCA in Woburn
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10:05am

Day: Monday

Time: 10:05am

Location

137 Lexington Street, Woburn, MA, US

Cost

Free to Greater Boston YMCA members;
Otherwise, please inquire at the front desk or call the YMCA to
ask about their current policy on visiting the Y.

Notes About This Class

Great semi-private environment. Friendly and welcoming group!

Janice  Kahn

Classic Nia Class

at Benefitness Health Club in Brookline
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10:30am

Day: Friday

Time: 10:30am

Location

62 Harvard Street (rear), Brookline, MA, US

Cost

Free to members. First class free! Drop-in possible.

Ana Ayvazian

Classic Nia Class

at The Arlington Center in Arlington
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11:00am

Day: Monday

Time: 11:00am

Location

369 Mass Ave, Arlington, MA, US

Cost

$16 drop in

Notes About This Class

Classic Nia

Ana Ayvazian

Classic Nia Class

at Waltham YMCA in Waltham
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11:30am

Day: Thursday

Time: 11:30am

Location

725 Lexington St, Waltham, MA, US

Cost

Register for 8 week session, $30.00 for members

$7.00 drop in

Notes About This Class

Classic Nia for half an hour, followed by gentle Yoga for half an hour.

Suzanne Gainer

Classic Nia Class

at Yoga & Nia for Life in Concord
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9:00am

Day: Tuesday

Time: 9:00am

Location

50 Beharrel Street, Concord, MA, US

Cost

$17 Drop-in

Coupons:

$150 - 10 classes

$280 - 20 classes

$390 - 30 classes

Kira Hower

Classic Nia Class

at Mount Auburn Club in Watertown
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9:15am

Day: Wednesday

Time: 9:15am

Location

57 Coolidge Avenue, Watertown, MA, US

Cost

Free for MAC members and first time visitors. (Be sure to mention at the front desk that you are taking your first Nia class there.) Class cards are available from $20/class down to $10/class for a 20 class card. Inquire with Dory Berman at the Mount Auburn Club about class cards. 

Notes About This Class

Note: For the summer only: Janice Kahn, Black Belt, will be teaching this class through the end of August. I will return to teaching it on September 4, 2013. 

Marcia Coakley

Classic Nia Class

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9:15am

Day: Monday

Time: 9:15am

Location

67 Mechanic Steet, Foxboro, MA, US

Cost

Free to Hockomock Area YMCA members (Foxboro, Franklin, North Attleboro, Mansfield Ys), and others are welcome through new Membership Reciprocity Agreements with additional Ys - check with Member Services.

Notes About This Class

Wonderful workout for a mix of ages and abilites...teaching to increase awareness and fitness, supporting those dealing with impairment, engaging vibrant, experienced dancers, and encouraging sacred athletes of all types.

Julianne Corey

Classic Nia Class

at The Dance Complex in Cambridge
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9:15am

Day: Saturday

Time: 9:15am

Location

536 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA, US

Cost

$13 drop-in / $12 with class card /$10 full-time student and Nia Livelihood member

Notes About This Class


Donna McGurk

Classic Nia Class

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10:00am

Day: Saturday

Time: 10:00am

Location

5 Summer Street, Natick, MA, US

Cost

$15/class or $60 for a 5 class card

Notes About This Class

For all levels. Start at any time.

Jenny Silverberg

Classic Nia Class

at Studio Joy in Northborough
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10:00am

Day: Monday

Time: 10:00am

Location

First Parish Church Unitarian, 40 Church Street, Northborough, MA 01532, USA
Marcia Coakley

Classic Nia Class

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12:00pm

Day: Wednesday

Time: 12:00pm

Location

67 Mechanic Steet, Foxboro, MA, US

Cost

Free to Hockomock Area YMCA members (Foxboro, Franklin, North Attleboro, Mansfield Ys), and others are welcome through Membership Reciprocity Agreements with additional Ys - check with Member Services.

Notes About This Class

Wonderful workout for a mix of ages and abilites...teaching to increase awareness and fitness, supporting those dealing with impairment, engaging vibrant former "dancers", and encouraging sacred athletes of all types.

Holly Kania

Classic Nia Class

at Yoga and Nia for Life in Concord
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3:30pm

Day: Sunday

Time: 3:30pm

Location

50 Beharrel Street, Concord, MA, US

Cost

Drop-in for $17, or $15 per class with purchase of a coupon book of 10.  If this is your first class at YNFL, please come dance as my guest!

Notes About This Class

Sunday is the perfect day to immerse yourself in the joy of movement.  Unwind after a busy weekend.  Ground yourself for the busy week ahead.  This Sunday class will energize and relax you.

Rosanne Russell

Classic Nia Class

at Healthworks Fitness for Women in Cambridge, MA
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6:00pm

Day: Monday

Time: 6:00pm

Location

36 White Street, Cambridge, MA, MA, US

Cost

Free with membership; Day pass (includes use of club for entire day, plusl whirlppol, sauna, steam): $25.

Please email Rosanne if you are interested in attending this class. Visting Nia teachers are always welcome to teach a song with me! Would love tohave you join me in the fun. Rosanne.Russell@nianow.com 

Notes About This Class

This is a great class! Fun, high energy and at a beautiful all women's facility in Porter Square.

Julianne Corey

Classic Nia Class

at The Dance Complex in Cambridge
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6:00pm

Day: Tuesday

Time: 6:00pm

Location

536 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA, US

Cost

$13 drop-in / $12 with class card /$10 full-time student and Nia Livelihood member

Rosanne Russell

Classic Nia Class

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6:00pm

Day: Tuesday

Time: 6:00pm

Location

239 Woburn Street, Reading, MA, US

Cost

Visit my website to learn more about this class and it's schedule.

http://www.Move2Joy.com

DROP-IN!! Yes, this is a great class to drop in to. $15. or purchase series at $10. class

Notes About This Class

The UU Church is a lovely place and this weekly class is very special. The ceiling goes for ever about our heads and the bamboo flooring is delightful. As class ends the church choir is in full swing... so we are always serenaded in the end. Please join us!

Kira Hower

Classic Nia Class

at Mount Auburn Club in Watertown
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6:00pm

Day: Wednesday

Time: 6:00pm

Location

57 Coolidge Avenue, Watertown, MA, US

Cost

Nia class is FREE to members of The Mount Auburn Club. Class cards are available to non-Members. Ask for the multiple class card discount! 20 Class Card is your best buy.  

Notes About This Class

Open to all fitness levels. Class is held on the 2nd floor in the interior studio. 

Karen Mcintosh

Classic Nia Class

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6:30pm

Day: Tuesday

Time: 6:30pm

Location

80 Main Street, Hudson, MA, US

Cost

6 classes for $60, or $15 per class drop-in.  Classes start February 5, 2013.

Save 15%! Register by 1/29/12.  Go to http://www.meetup.com/NiaHolisticFitness/

Notes About This Class

Enjoy an energy raising, sweat-inducing, mind-liberating workout and recharge and renew your body and mind. Nia's barefoot fitness melds soul-stirring music, easy to master moves from martial arts, dance, yoga and more, and channels them through the magic that is you!  Nia will shake your senses and enhance your body’s agility, mobility, strength, stability and flexibility. Suitable for all ages and fitness levels.

Jenny Silverberg

Classic Nia Class

at Studio Joy in Northborough
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6:30pm

Day: Thursday

Time: 6:30pm

Location

First Parish Church Unitarian, 40 Church Street, Northborough, MA 01532, USA

Cost

Want to do something really great for your body and life? Make Nia a part of your week! Call for session rate information, 617-835-3204 

Drop-in anytime, $20

Rosanne Russell

Classic Nia Class

at North Suburban YMCA in Woburn
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7:00pm

Day: Wednesday

Time: 7:00pm

Location

137 Lexington Street, Woburn, MA, US

Cost

Free to Greater Boston YMCA members.

Otherwise, please inquire with the front desk as to options as a visitor.

Notes About This Class

Beautiful studio! Great class. Come dance with us!

Susan Guest

Classic Nia Class

at Beverly Sterling YMCA in Beverly
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8:00am
Classic Nia

Day: Thursday

Time: 8:00am

Location

254 Essex Street, Beverly, MA, US

Cost

Free for YMCA members. $10 for non-members

Notes About This Class

Starting Sept. 13

Nia delivers an invigorating cardio workout, while developing strength, balance, flexibility, agility, mobility, body
awareness, and relaxation. A one hour class incorporating both structured and freeform movement to diverse music and dynamic choreography.

Easy to learn. Suitable for beginners. It's easy to join in any time!

For any questions, feel free to contact me.

Please wear loose clothing and bring a water bottle.

Susan Guest

Classic Nia Class

at Beverly Sterling YMCA in Beverly
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8:00am
Classic Nia

Day: Thursday

Time: 8:00am

Location

254 Essex Street, Beverly, MA, US

Cost

Free to members. non-members- $10

Notes About This Class

 A one hour class incorporating both structured and freeform movement, Nia delivers an invigorating cardio workout, while developing strength, balance, flexibility, agility, mobility, body awareness, and relaxation.

Through Movement We Find Health

Done barefoot to diverse and inspiring music, Nia is a movement practice that teaches you to be more JOYFUL, EXPRESSIVE and ALIVE in your body, both inside and outside of the studio.  Nia is holistic, engaging your body, mind, emotions and spirit. Nia draws from dance arts, martial arts, and healing arts to create purposeful movement that will help you grow and learn.

Easy to learn. Suitable for beginners. It's easy to join in any time!

For any questions, feel free to contact me.

Please wear loose clothing and bring a water bottle.

Mary Stevenson

Classic Nia Class

at Brookline Senior Center in Brookline
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8:30am

Day: Tuesday

Time: 8:30am

Location

93 Winchester St., Brookline, MA, US

Cost

Nia for Seniors.  Introductory class March 25, 2014: free, but pre-registration is required.  Six-week session begins April 1, $63.  Register at www.brooklineadulted.org or at 617-730-2700.
 

Susan Guest

Classic Nia Class

at in
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9:15am
Classic Nia

Day: Tuesday

Time: 9:15am

Cost

Last class Aug. 27th. Fall session Starts Sept. 10th.

Session price, $10 per class. Drop in $12.

Notes About This Class

 A one hour class incorporating both structured and freeform movement, Nia delivers an invigorating cardio workout, while developing strength, balance, flexibility, agility, mobility, body awareness, and relaxation.

Through Movement We Find Health

Done barefoot to diverse and inspiring music, Nia is a movement practice that teaches you to be more JOYFUL, EXPRESSIVE and ALIVE in your body, both inside and outside of the studio.  Nia is holistic, engaging your body, mind, emotions and spirit. Nia draws from dance arts, martial arts, and healing arts to create purposeful movement that will help you grow and learn.

Easy to learn. Suitable for beginners. It's easy to join in any time!

For any questions, feel free to contact me.

Please wear loose clothing and bring a water bottle.

Alice Heller

Classic Nia Class

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10:00am
Classic Nia

Day: Monday

Time: 10:00am

Location

620 Cambridge St, East Cambridge, MA, US

Cost

$ 15    //$12 for Belts  

you can pay via Paypal at www.alicehellerdance.com  go to register

or contact Alice @ 617-620-7654

Notes About This Class

  Open to all

A semi- private class that is tailored to participants

Catherine Joy Cordero

Classic Nia Class

at Lynch/vanOtterloo YMCA in Marblehead
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10:30am

Day: Thursday

Time: 10:30am

Location

40 Leggs Hill Road, Marblehead, MA, US

Cost

This class is free for YMCA of the Northshore Members.  Ther is a 15.00 drop in fee for non-members.

Susan Guest

Classic Nia Class

at Town of Hamilton Recreation in S. Hamilton
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6:00pm
Classic Nia

Day: Tuesday

Time: 6:00pm

Location

16 Union Street, S. Hamilton, MA, US

Cost

Register through the Dept. of Recreation.

Cost is $8 per class when you sign up for a session. $10 for drop in.

Notes About This Class

Free demo class on Wed. April 30, 6:30pm.

Melissa McLaughlin

Classic Nia Class

at Must Be Dancing in Lowell
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6:00pm

Day: Thursday

Time: 6:00pm

Location

1201 Westford Street, Lowell, MA, US

Cost

Drop-In $12.00

Pre-Register $10.00

Mary Stevenson

Classic Nia Class

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6:00pm

Day: Tuesday

Time: 6:00pm

Location

66 Tappan St., Brookline, MA, US

Cost

$108 for 8 classes starting March 25, 2014.  Sign up through Brookline Adult & Community Education at www.brooklineadulted.org or phone 617-730-2700.

Jenny Silverberg

Classic Nia Class

at Studio Joy in Northborough
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6:45pm

Day: Tuesday

Time: 6:45pm

Location

First Parish Church Unitarian, 40 Church Street, Northborough, MA 01532, USA

Cost

Want to do something really great for your body and life? Make Nia a part of your week! Call for session rate information, 617-835-3204 

Drop-in anytime, $20 

Upcoming Events

April
6
Alice Heller

Nia with a world music twist

at Third Life Studio in Somerville
Nia with a world music twist

Event Type: Workshop

Start: Sunday, April 6, 2014 at 12:00am

End: Sunday, April 27, 2014 at 12:00am

Location

33 Union sq , Somerville, MA, US

Cost

   Take all 3 for only $40

two classes for $30 and   single $17 

Please sign up in advance by going to www.alicehellerdance.com 

or call Alice @ 617-620-7654

Notes About This Event

   
Come Join Alice for 3 SUNDAYS in April at Third Life Studio 33 Union sq Somerville MA  (lots of on street parking or the Citizen;s Bank lot across street)

for one two or three Sundays  (NO CLASS ON EASTER 4/20)

4:15- 5:30pm

$40 for all 3 in advance

$30 for 2

$17 for 1

USE the REGISTER button for paypal at WWW.ALICEHELLERDANCE.COM 

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