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Nia in the American River region of California

American River

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

Erin Davidson

Classic Nia Class

at First Lutheran Church in Placerville
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8:15am
Classic Nia

Days: Monday, Wednesday, Friday

Time: 8:15am

Location

1200 Pine Crest Court, Placerville, CA, US

Cost

$3 suggested donation

Ongoing class, no registration necessary

Under the auspices of the Senior Health Education Program of El Dorado County

Notes About This Class

Suitable for seniors 55+ or anyone who is seeking a gentler style of Nia.  

Dress comfortably to move.  This is class follows the Nia 7-cycle format with an intention and focus.

Students will become familiar with the Nia technique by learning the 52 moves with emphasis on balance, flexibility, agility, mobility, stability and strength.  The 52 moves condition the body's safety and comfort for integration into daily activities.  Benefits include: increase in range of motion, heightened reflex response, more energy, core & muscle strength, and improved structural alignment.

Students are encouraged to use the floor for "floorplay," however chairs can be used as an option for "cool-down".   

Allison Rivers Samson

Classic Nia Class

at Core Movement Center in Nevada City
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8:30am

Days: Thursday, Friday

Time: 8:30am

Location

578 Searls Ave, Nevada City, CA, US

Cost

http://www.lindaburquez.com/schedule/

Notes About This Class


Aimee Retzler

Classic Nia Class

at Core Movement Center in Nevada City
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8:30am

Day: Tuesday

Time: 8:30am

Location

578 Searls Ave., Nevada City, CA, US

Cost

$15 drop in

$105, 10 classes good for 3 months

$95, 10 classes good for 1 month

$50, 4 classes good for 1 month

Aimee Retzler

Classic Nia Class

at Core Movement Center in Nevada City
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8:30am

Day: Wednesday

Time: 8:30am

Location

578 Searls Ave., Nevada City, CA, US

Cost

$15 drop in

$105, 10 classes good for 3 months

$95, 10 classes good for 1 month

$50, 4 classes good for 1 month

Aimee Retzler

Classic Nia Class

at Core Movement Center in Nevada City
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8:30am

Day: Friday

Time: 8:30am

Location

578 Searls Ave., Nevada City, CA, US

Cost

$15 drop in
$105, 10 classes good for 3 months
$95, 10 classes good for 1 month
$50, 4 classes good for 1 month



 

Kelly Fitzgerald-Holland

Classic Nia Class

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5:30pm
Classic Nia

Day: Tuesday

Time: 5:30pm

Location

2791 24th Street, Sacramento, CA, US

Cost

$60 for a 6-class card or $13 drop-in. 

Notes About This Class

Classes begin September 17!!  Classes are held in Studio 1 at the Sierra 2 Dance Center. 

Laura Linsteadt

Classic Nia Class

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9:00am

Days: Tuesday, Thursday

Time: 9:00am

Location

11578 E Avenue East, Auburn, CA, US
Kelly Fitzgerald-Holland

Classic Nia Class

at Rollingwood Raquet Club in Fair Oaks
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5:30pm
Classic Nia

Day: Friday

Time: 5:30pm

Location

Address:, Fair Oaks, CA, US

Cost

Free for Club members. $15 for non-members.

Notes About This Class

Classes start on February 21!!

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