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Nia in the Lower Mainland Southwest, British Columbia, Canada

Lower Mainland Southwest

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

Jan Jensen

Classic Nia Class

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9:00am

Days: Tuesday, Thursday

Time: 9:00am

Location

Sechelt, BC, CA

Cost

Drop-in $13 6 week session = $68 CAD

Notes About This Class

Please join us for these classic Nia classes, or try the evening classes at Davis Bay Hall.

Dhyana Bartkow

Classic Nia Class

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9:00am
Classic Nia

Day: Wednesday

Time: 9:00am

Location

1051 Gibsons Way, Gibsons, BC, CA

Cost

WILL RESUME MID-MARCH (teaching in Mexico for the winter)

4 week registration: 1x/wk $44; 2x/wk $80; drop-in $13

Seniors over 70yr @$8

Heather Kramer

Classic Nia Class

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9:10am

Day: Monday

Time: 9:10am

Location

950 W. 41st Ave., Vancouver, BC, CA

Cost

13 week session rate for JCC non-members:$149.50+gst, members $104.00

Drop-in rate for centre members is $11.00, non members $15.00 +hst

New to Nia? Try a class for free

Notes About This Class

yoga mats are provided for floor work if desired.

New for fall '13 term- an introduction to the meltmethod Hand and Foot technique prior to class.

Jan Jensen

Classic Nia Class

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9:15am

Day: Saturday

Time: 9:15am

Location

Sechelt, BC, CA

Cost

 Drop-in $13 6 week session $68 You do get a discount when you sign up for more than 1 class per week.

Notes About This Class

Start your weekend off just right with this Saturday morning wake up call!

Dhyana Bartkow

Classic Nia Class

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10:15am
Classic Nia

Day: Saturday

Time: 10:15am

Location

700 Park Road, Gibsons, BC, CA

Cost

WILL RESUME MARCH 22nd; TEACHING IN MEXICO FOR THE WINTER

4 weeks registration $44; drop-in $13

Jan Jensen

Classic Nia Class

at Davis Bay Hall in Davis Bay
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5:30pm

Days: Monday, Wednesday

Time: 5:30pm

Location

Davis Bay Road, Davis Bay, BC, CA

Cost

Drop-in $13 Monthly passes available

Notes About This Class

EnJoy these classes in the evening or join us for morning classes at Sechelt Aquatic Centre on Tues/Thurs 9 am and Sat 9:15 am

Carol Cram

Classic Nia Class

at Bowen Island Teen Centre in Bowen Island
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7:00pm

Day: Tuesday

Time: 7:00pm

Location

650 Carter Road , Bowen Island, BC, CA

Cost

$126 for a series of twelve classes. Sign up at http://www.bowencommunityrecreation.com/index.html

Drop ins available - just $12 per class.

Notes About This Class

Classes start Tuesday, September 22. Everyone welcome!

Stacey Olson

Classic Nia Class

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7:30pm

Day: Thursday

Time: 7:30pm

Location

#1577 128th Street, Surrey, BC, CA

Cost

Enjoy your first Nia class at this location for free! Email or call me (Stacey) to let me know you're interested. (My email address is listed under my profile picture.) 

Drop in is $12/class or buy a "4 Class Card" for $40 each. (Cards have no expiry date.) 

Notes About This Class

If you've tried Nia before, you know this class with Stacey will be fun! So wear clothes to move in and bring your dancing soul as we groove to world electronica Nia music in our bare feet. I am looking forward to experiencing the Joy of Movement with you! 

Please call or email me if you have any questions at all, or if you are thinking of trying your first class but you want to know that a familiar face will be there to greet you on your first day. I promise you will sweat AND smile in Nia. :o) 

See you there! 

xo-stacey

Judy Cashmore

Classic Nia Class

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9:45am
Classic Nia

Day: Tuesday

Time: 9:45am

Location

1318 Cartwright, Vancouver, BC, CA

Cost

Drop in: $16

Register: approx. $11/class; register for 2 or more (Tue, Th, or Sat) and get 25% off!

Register by phone 604 257-8195, in person at the community centre, or online (NB:  25% discount is not available online): www.falsecreekcc.ca

** If you register, you are welcome to make up any missed classes - ask me for your options!

Notes About This Class

Winter 2014 classes run January 7 - April 29. 

You're always welcome to drop in, any time.

I look forward to moving with you!

- Judy



 

Judy Cashmore

Classic Nia Class

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9:45am
Classic Nia

Day: Thursday

Time: 9:45am

Location

1318 Cartwright, Vancouver, BC, CA

Cost

Drop in: $16

Register: approx. $11/class; register for 2 or more (Tue, Th, or Sat) and get 25% off!

Register by phone 604 257-8195, in person at the community centre, or online (NB:  25% discount is not available online): www.falsecreekcc.ca

** If you register, you are welcome to make up any missed classes - ask me for your options!

Notes About This Class

** Please note! .. These classes have returned to their original start time of 9:45 am. **

Winter 2014 classes run January 9 - April 24. There is no class March 20.

You're always welcome to drop in, any time.

I look forward to moving with you!

- Judy

Suzanne Oliver

Classic Nia Class

at Free Flight Dance in Ladner
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10:00am

Day: Wednesday

Time: 10:00am

Location

4942 Chisholm Street, Ladner, CA

Cost

 Drop-in  $10.00

Notes About This Class

First class: Jan 29/14

Final class: Mar 12/14

Stacey Olson

Classic Nia Class

at Centre for Active Living in White Rock
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10:00am

Day: Saturday

Time: 10:00am

Location

1475 Anderson St, White Rock, CA

Cost

This class is run through White Rock's Parks & Rec Leisure Services. You can register online at webreg.whiterockcity.ca or by phoning 604-541-2199.

This session has 10 classes starting Saturday, January 11th and runs weekly.

Classes are roughly $10+tax and drop in is available ($12+tax) by visiting the registration desk before class.  

Notes About This Class

Adults of all ages are welcome (we have students from their 30's into their 70's) to enjoy the sensation of movement to music. Bring a water bottle to stay hydrated and be prepared to dance in bare feet to work the 7000 nerve endings in your feet. If you have previous foot injuries feel free to bring shoes that you can move in. 

I'm looking forward to dancing with you! 

Julie Ann Panneton

Classic Nia Class

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10:00am

Day: Friday

Time: 10:00am

Location

6308 Thunderbird Blvd. & Main Mall, Vancouver, BC, CA

Cost

drop ins welcome.

Notes About This Class

SPRING session runs April 11 - June 20, 2014 (no class Good Friday April 18).

FREE TRYOUT CLASS APRIL 11!!

Judy Cashmore

Classic Nia Class

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11:00am
Classic Nia

Day: Saturday

Time: 11:00am

Location

1318 Cartwright, Vancouver, BC, CA

Cost

Drop in: $16

Register: approx. $11/class; register for 2 or more (Tue, Th, or Sat) and get 25% off!

Register by phone 604 257-8195, in person at the community centre, or online (NB:  25% discount is not available online): www.falsecreekcc.ca

** If you register, you are welcome to make up any missed classes - ask me for your options!

Notes About This Class

Winter 2014 classes run January 11 - April 26. 

April 19 - There is no class.

April 26 - Heather Kramer will be teaching in my place.

Spring session follows immediately after. Registration is open now, and you're always welcome to drop in, any time.

I look forward to moving with you!

- Judy

Jasjit Rai

Classic Nia Class

at The Dance Centre in Vancouver
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11:00am

Day: Sunday

Time: 11:00am

Location

677 Davie Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 2G6, Canada

Cost

20 passes/$255 (best deal) or 10 passes/$155 or 5 passes/$80 (cash/chq/credit card via paypal)

Drop-in $17 for 1st class (cash/cheque only)

Register in advance at info@joiworks.com or 604.644.9362

Passes can be used for Sunday & Tuesday through to mid-December/2014.

Notes About This Class

No class on Mar 30.

Dianne Vowles

Classic Nia Class

at West Vancouver Community Centre in West Vancouver
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11:45am

Day: Friday

Time: 11:45am

Location

2121 Marine Drive, West Vancouver, BC V7V 1K3, Canada

Cost

THIS CLASS WAS CANCELLED DUE TO LOW REGISTRATION!

951075   Friday April 4 - June 27  11:45 AM - 12:45 PM   $132.00   16 years+

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THIS CLASS WILL RUN WITH REGISTRATION

951332   Friday July 4 - August 8  9:00 AM - 10:00 AM   $ 66.00   16 years+

Notes About This Class

Now you can taste the sweet sensation of Nia right here. If you’re searching for something to stimulate, motivate and inspire you to revolutionize your workout, look no further. This gentle, graceful, and powerful cardiovascular movement focuses on awakening and empowering your physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual selves. Nia integrates Western dance modalities such as modern, jazz and Duncan dance, with eastern martial arts such as tai chi, Aikido, and tai-kwon-do, and also incorporates the powerful, conscious postures of Yoga. This systemic, exhilarating, non-impact aerobic workout is ideal for all ages and fitness levels.

Dianne Vowles

Classic Nia Class

at Steve Nash Fitness World in North Vancouver
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12:00pm

Day: Saturday

Time: 12:00pm

Location

1989 Marine Drive, North Vancouver, BC, CA

Cost

STEVE NASH FITNESS WORLD HAS SUSPENDED NIA CLASSES. IF YOU ARE A MEMBER AND WOULD LIKE TO HAVE IT OFFERED - PLEASE CONTACT YOUR FITNESS CENTRE. THANK YOU

Steve Nash Fitness World - North Vancouver
Saturdays 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM 

Where: 1989 Marine Drive at Capilano Road in North Vancouver
Call Steve Nash Fitness World for more information on this class 604 986-3487

Notes About This Class

Now you can taste the sweet sensation of Nia right here. If you’re searching for something to stimulate, motivate and inspire you to revolutionize your workout, look no further. This gentle, graceful, and powerful cardiovascular movement focuses on awakening and empowering your physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual selves. Nia integrates Western dance modalities such as modern, jazz and Duncan dance, with eastern martial arts such as tai chi, Aikido, and tai-kwon-do, and also incorporates the powerful, conscious postures of Yoga. This systemic, exhilarating, non-impact aerobic workout is ideal for all ages and fitness levels.

Dianne Vowles

Classic Nia Class

at John Braithwaite Community Centre in North Vancouver
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1:05pm

Day: Thursday

Time: 1:05pm

Location

145 West 1st Street, North Vancouver, BC, CA

Cost

JBCC, Harbourview Room

325554 April 10 - May 15 Thursday 1:05-2:05pm

$57 / 20% discount with fitness membership

325555 May 22 - June 26 Thursday 1:05-2:05pm

$57 / 20% discount with fitness membership

Drop-in available if class not full.

Please contact the North Vancouver Recreation Commission at www.northvanrec.com

Notes About This Class

Now you can taste the sweet sensation of Nia right here. If you’re searching for something to stimulate, motivate and inspire you to revolutionize your workout, look no further. This gentle, graceful, and powerful cardiovascular movement focuses on awakening and empowering your physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual selves. Nia integrates Western dance modalities such as modern, jazz and Duncan dance, with eastern martial arts such as tai chi, Aikido, and tai-kwon-do, and also incorporates the powerful, conscious postures of Yoga. This systemic, exhilarating, non-impact aerobic workout is ideal for all ages and fitness levels.

$10.71 drop-in available if class not full.

Julie Ann Panneton

Classic Nia Class

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5:00pm

Day: Tuesday

Time: 5:00pm

Location

480 Broughton Street, Vancouver, BC, CA

Cost

DROP IN $13

Notes About This Class

Spring session runs April 8 - June 17, 2014.

FREE TRYOUT CLASS TUESDAY APRIL 8!!!

Jasjit Rai

Classic Nia Class

at The Dance Centre in Vancouver
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5:15pm

Day: Tuesday

Time: 5:15pm

Location

677 Davie Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 2G6, Canada

Cost

Register in advance at info@joiworks.com or 604.644.9362.

$255/20 classes, $155/10 classes, $80/5 classes. Passes can be used for Tues/Sun classes and are valid through to mid-December 2014.

Notes About This Class

No class on Mar 25.

Nancy Routley

Classic Nia Class

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6:00pm

Day: Wednesday

Time: 6:00pm

Location

Legacy Way, Whistler, BC, CA

Cost

$5.00 drop in by donation

always email me to make sure the class is going ahead, if I am away, the class will be cancelled

Julie Ann Panneton

Classic Nia Class

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6:30pm

Day: Thursday

Time: 6:30pm

Location

6308 Thunderbird Blvd. & Main Mall, Vancouver, BC, CA

Cost

drop ins welcome

Notes About This Class

Spring session runs through April 10 - June 19, 2014.

FREE TRYOUT CLASS THURSDAY, APRIL 10

Stacey Olson

Classic Nia Class

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6:30pm

Day: Tuesday

Time: 6:30pm

Location

15154 Russell Avenue, White Rock, BC, CA

Cost

This class is run through White Rock's Parks & Rec Leisure Services. You can register online at webreg.whiterockcity.ca or by phone at 604-541-2199.

This session has 10 classes starting Tuesday, January 7th and runs weekly.

Classes are roughly $10+tax and drop in is available ($12+tax) by visiting the registration desk before class.  

Notes About This Class

Adults of all ages are welcome (we have students from their 30's into their 70's) to enjoy the sensation of movement to music. Bring a water bottle to stay hydrated and be prepared to dance in bare feet to work the 7000 nerve endings in your feet. If you have previous foot injuries feel free to bring shoes that you can move in. 

I'm looking forward to dancing with you! 

Dianne Vowles

Classic Nia Class

at John Braithwaite Community Centre in North Vancouver
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7:15pm

Day: Wednesday

Time: 7:15pm

Location

145 West 1st Street, North Vancouver, BC, CA

Cost

JBCC, Harbourview Room

THIS CLASS CANCELLED - LOW REGISTRATION

325540 April 7 - May 12 Wednesday 7:15 - 8:15pm

$47 / 20% discount with fitness membership

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THIS CLASS WILL RUN WITH REGISTRATION

325542 May 26 - June 23 Wednesday 7:15 - 8:15pm

$47 / 20% discount with fitness membership

Drop-in available if class not full.

Please contact the North Vancouver Recreation Commission at www.northvanrec.com

Notes About This Class

Now you can taste the sweet sensation of Nia right here. If you’re searching for something to stimulate, motivate and inspire you to revolutionize your workout, look no further. This gentle, graceful, and powerful cardiovascular movement focuses on awakening and empowering your physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual selves. Nia integrates Western dance modalities such as modern, jazz and Duncan dance, with eastern martial arts such as tai chi, Aikido, and tai-kwon-do, and also incorporates the powerful, conscious postures of Yoga. This systemic, exhilarating, non-impact aerobic workout is ideal for all ages and fitness levels.

$10.71 drop-in available if class not full.

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