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Southern Oregon

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Post Training Promotion Nia White Belt Training RachaelResch 10/22/2013 - 2:06pm

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

Michelle Trazia Wylde

Classic Nia Class

at Grants Pass Family YMCA in Grants Pass
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10:30am

Days: Monday, Wednesday, Friday

Time: 10:30am

Location

1000 Redwood Ave, Grants Pass, OR, US

Cost

Free to YMCA members, potential members can request a day pass for first class free!

Notes About This Class

Classes begin January 6

Rachael R. Resch

Classic Nia Class

at The DanceSpace in Ashland
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9:30am
Classic Nia

Days: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday

Time: 9:30am

Location

280 E. Hersey, #10, Ashland, OR, US

Cost

$10 to drop-in.
Class cards available for 4, 8 or 12 classes during a four-week period.

Nia Livelihood Members 50% off.

New students two weeks FREE!

Nia Summer Break:
August 19-30, 2014

Classes Resume:
Tuesday, September 2, 2014 • 9:30 am

Notes About This Class

This class is appropriate for all bodies and all fitness levels.  Come experience the joy of movement your body's way in the full depth and full height of your being.

Kathryn Thomas

Classic Nia Class

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5:00pm

Day: Thursday

Time: 5:00pm

Location

3132 State Street, Medford, OR, US

Cost

The first five classes are free. $10 drop-in. $8 to $4 with class card, depending on number of classes and length of time.

Notes About This Class

Rasa is a beautiful yoga studio in South Medford. The Sky Room, where we dance, has an amazing sound system and a lovely cork floor. All bodies and abillity levels are welcome!

Rachael R. Resch

Classic Nia Class

at The DanceSpace in Ashland
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5:30pm
Classic Nia

Day: Wednesday

Time: 5:30pm

Location

280 E. Hersey, #10, Ashland, OR, US

Cost

$10 to drop-in.
Class cards available for 4, 8 or 12 classes during a four-week period.

Nia Livelihood Members 50% off.

New students two weeks FREE!

Nia Summer Break:
August 19-30, 2014

Classes Resume:
Tuesday, September 2, 2014 • 9:30 am

Upcoming Events

September
5
Rachael R. Resch

Cosmology for the Embodied Human: An Introduction to The Body's Way

Cosmology for the Embodied Human: An Introduction to The Body's Way

Event Type: Presentation

Start: Friday, September 5, 2014 at 7:30pm

End: Friday, September 5, 2014 at 9:00pm

Location

851 W. San Mateo, Santa Fe, NM, US

Cost

$15 at the door.
FREE to registrants of the weekend The Body's Way training.

Notes About This Event

Join Nia training faculty and holistic physical therapist Rachael R. Resch, with live musical accompaniment, for an inspirational blend of of physics, ecstatic poetry, music and simple movement in an introductory talk to Nia Technique’s new weekend workshop, The Body’s Way.  

Embark on a 21st century somatic Fantastic Voyage starting at the beginning of the Universe, as we use music, the poetry of Kabir, Rumi and Nanao Sakaki, physics and simple movement to explore the cosmology of the body.

Then join us for the rest of The Body's Way weekend, September 6 and 7, to grow the body somatically, cognitively and intuitively from the atom, to the molecule, cell, tissue, organ and organ system all the way to the organism - the fully embodied ecstatic being that is you!

No pre-registration for the introductory talk necessary.
Pre-register for The Body's Way Training here: www.nianow.com/node/846252


Inside this clay body are canyons and pine mountains, 
and the maker of canyons and pine mountains! 
All seven oceans are inside, and hundreds of millions of stars. 
If you want the truth, I’ll tell you the truth: 
Friend, listen: the Holy One I love is inside me.

- Kabir
Kabir: Ecstatic Poems
translated by Robert Bly
 

September
6
Rachael R. Resch

Dynamic Ease: Principle of Least Action

Dynamic Ease: Principle of Least Action

Event Type: Other

Start: Saturday, September 6, 2014 at 5:30pm

End: Saturday, September 6, 2014 at 6:30pm

Location

851 W. San Mateo, Santa Fe, NM, US

Cost

$11 drop-in or class card
FREE for participants in The Body's Way training.

Notes About This Event

Join us for two special Nia classes nested within The Body's Way training, Saturday and Sunday at 5:30 pm

Saturday we'll explore The Body's Way Principle #1: The Body Thrives on Dynamic Ease. Dynamic ease heals and conditions the body so we can thrive in our bodies and in our lives.  Dynamic ease in physics is called the Principle of Least Action, which says Nature always finds the most efficient course from one point to another.  

The Principle of Least Action is the foundation of all physics, which makes it a foundation of all science, making Dynamic Ease the root principle of the Universe.

Sunday we'll delve into The Body's Way Principle #5: The Body Itself Reveals The Body's Way: Reinhabiting Your Animal Body.  

The Body's Way workshop is a 21st century somatic Fantastic Voyage from the beginning of the Universe, the atom, molecule, cell, tissue, organ and organ system all the way to the organism - the fully embodied ecstatic being that is you.

September
7
Rachael R. Resch

The Body's Way Revealed: Re-Inhabiting Your Animal Body

The Body's Way Revealed: Re-Inhabiting Your Animal Body

Event Type: Other

Start: Sunday, September 7, 2014 at 5:30pm

End: Sunday, September 7, 2014 at 6:30pm

Location

851 W. San Mateo, Santa Fe, NM, US

Cost

$11 drop-in or class card
FREE for participants in The Body's Way training.

Notes About This Event

Join us for two special Nia classes nested within The Body's Way training, Saturday and Sunday at 5:30 pm

Saturday we'll explore The Body's Way Principle #1: The Body Thrives on Dynamic Ease. Dynamic ease heals and conditions the body so we can thrive in our bodies and in our lives.  Dynamic ease in physics is called the Principle of Least Action, which says Nature always finds the most efficient course from one point to another.  

The Principle of Least Action is the foundation of all physics, which makes it a foundation of all science, making Dynamic Ease the root principle of the Universe.

Sunday we'll delve into The Body's Way Principle #5: The Body Itself Reveals The Body's Way: Reinhabiting Your Animal Body.  

The Body's Way is a 21st century somatic Fantastic Voyage from the beginning of the Universe, the atom, molecule, cell, tissue, organ and organ system all the way to the organism - the fully embodied ecstatic being that is you.

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