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Nia in the Gulf Islands, British Columbia, Canada

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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

Susan Duplan

Classic Nia Class

at Hope Bay Studio in Pender Island
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9:30am
Classic Nia

Day: Tuesday

Time: 9:30am

Location

Hope Bay, Pender Island, BC, CA

Cost

$44.00 per month or $15.00 drop in

Shelley  Lawson

Classic Nia Class

at Driftwood Village in Galiano Island
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10:00am

Day: Sunday

Time: 10:00am

Location

22 Mary Ann Road, Galiano Island, BC, CA

Cost

$10

6-class pass available for $50

Notes About This Class

Located in the multi-purpose studio at Driftwood Village (and on the lawns surrounding it), this class has a max capacity of 8 people - please call to confirm your spot!

Shelley  Lawson

Classic Nia Class

at Galiano Inn in Galiano Island
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10:00am

Day: Tuesday

Time: 10:00am

Location

134 Madrona Drive, Galiano Island, BC, CA

Cost

$10 drop-in

6-class pass $50

Notes About This Class

The beautiful Garden Room at the Galiano Inn opens to lush gardens and ocean breezes - an ideal place to access the Joy of Movement and celebrate Your Body's Way.

Shelley  Lawson

Classic Nia Class

at Page Drive - Lounge in Galiano Island
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10:00am

Day: Wednesday

Time: 10:00am

Location

Galiano Island, CA

Cost

By donation

Notes About This Class

This is a Nia class modified for "aging bodies" - and let's face it, we are ALL aging bodies:)

Adapted for sitting and chair work, this class breaks down the structures of Nia routines and delivers a wonderful opportunity to dance through life in YOUR bodies way!

Shelley  Lawson

Classic Nia Class

at Driftwood Village in Galiano Island
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5:00pm

Day: Monday

Time: 5:00pm

Location

22 Mary Ann Road, Galiano Island, BC, CA

Cost

All drop in classes are $10.  A 6-class pass is available for $50.

Upcoming Events

June
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Shelley  Lawson

Summer Lovin - 2 Days, 2 Islands

at Galiano Inn in Galiano Island
Summer Lovin - 2 Days, 2 Islands

Event Type: Workshop

Start: Saturday, June 7, 2014 at 11:30am

End: Sunday, June 8, 2014 at 11:30am

Location

134 Madrona Drive, Galiano Island, BC, CA

Cost

Accomodations at the Dritwood Village on Galiano Island
www.driftwoodvillage.com

4 classes and one night shared accommodation = $175 (private accommodations also available)
4 classes = $55
Individual Classes = $15/each

Notes About This Event

Saturday, June 7, Pender Island
11:30 am Flash Mob - Pender Farmers Market
2pm Classic Nia with Susan Duplan, Corbet House Orchard
Afternoon Ferry Ride to Galiano Island
Evening 5-Stages Class with Shelley Lawson

Sunday June 8, Galiano Island
10am Classic Nia with Susan Duplan
1pm 5-Stages with Shelley Lawson

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