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: Friday, October 31, 2014 at 4:00pm
End: Sunday, November 2, 2014 at 1:30pm
RETREAT COST PER PARTICPANT- DORM ACCOMODATIONS
(includes dorm lodging, classes, and all meals)
Early Registration: Reserve your space before August 31st and save! $325
Regular Registration: $350
RETREAT COST PER PARTICPANT SEMI-PRIVATE ACCOMODATIONS
(includes semi-private lodging, classes, and all meals)
Early Registration: Reserve your space before August 31st and save! $525
Regular Registration: $550
THE RETREAT IS SOLD OUT! PLEASE JOIN US FOR INDIVIDUAL CLASSES AT THE RANCH.
DROP-IN CLASS OPTIONS (ala carte classes for those unable to attend the full retreat)
$15 each for Classic Nia or Hoop Dance & $20 for Journey Dance.
EXTRAS Optional hoop making workshop Saturday, November 1st $40.
To register visit our retreat website located here.
Notes About This Event
Join Shannon Mairs, Nia First Degree Black Belt / White Belt Trainer and Journey Dance Facilitator and Jan Hoff, Nia Brown Belt and BodyHoops Level II Instructor for a fun filled weekend of self-care, dance, fun and commUNITY. The retreat is being held at beautiful Soma Ranch in Montgomery, Texas. Located approximately 3 1/2 hours from the DFW Metroplex, the ranch is the perfect setting to relax and unwind. Learn more about the ranch at www.somaranch.com
The weekend consists of a special costumed HalloweeNIA class on Friday Night, two classic Nia classes, a Hoop Dance Class and Saturday Night Journey Dance. In addition, there will be an optional hoop making workshop on Saturday for $40 if you wish to create your own hoop masterpiece. Participate in as many activites as you wish or decompress and unwind at this beautiful location.
To learn more about the retreat, view the photos and to SIGN UP please visit our retreat website located here.
Hurry! Space is limited to ten in the dorm and six in the main house. We want to dance with YOU!
Jan & Shannon