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.
Event Type: Other
Start: Saturday, September 20, 2014 at 9:30am
End: Saturday, September 20, 2014 at 12:00pm
Dance: $10 or class card - New students FREE!
Schmooze and Nosh: FREE!
Notes About This Event
Come learn about the amazing Nia White Belt experience of transforming your body, your life and the world through dance, prayer and love. Deepen your personal somatic practice. Become a Nia teacher. Incorporate Nia into your profession.
Rachael will be offering a her next Nia White Belt in Ashland, Oregon, in a special, split-weekend format, December 4-7 and 12-4, 2014: http://www.nianow.com/node/846087
Rachael R. Resch, MSPT/LMT, is a Nia Black Belt, Nia Training Faculty and physical therapist devoted to the sacred body through healing, fitness, play and prayer. Rachael holds degrees in science, religion and dance, and since 1978 has studied with leading teachers in mythopoetics, somatics, energetics and the arts - including Robert Bly, Joseph Campbell, Marion Woodman, Martín Prechtel, Rabbi Aryeh Hirschfield (zt”l), Stephen Victor and Paul and Patty Richards. She is the owner of Synergy Physical Therapy & Movement Arts in Ashland, OR.
Event Type: Workshop
Start: Saturday, November 1, 2014 at 8:15am
End: Saturday, November 1, 2014 at 10:45pm
$25 - includes Nia class
Notes About This Event
Ever wondered what it's like to take the Nia White Belt? Come get a flavor of this training at this two and a half-hour workshop with Nia training faculty and physical therapist, Rachael R. Resch.
LMTs, PTs, OTs and DCs get 50 CEUs for taking the White Belt with Rachael!