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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

Ursula Parks

Classic Nia Class

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6:30am

Days: Tuesday, Thursday

Time: 6:30am

Location

4544 South Lamar, Austin, US

Cost

$10 per class

Notes About This Class

Sunrise Nia! This class is held Tuesday-Friday at 6:30.

Louise Parks

Classic Nia Class

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6:30am

Days: Wednesday, Friday

Time: 6:30am

Location

4544 South Lamar Boulevard, WestGate Shopping Center, Austin, TX 78745, USA

Cost

$10 per class--First class is free.

Pay by the class of the month with cash or a check.

Notes About This Class

Balance studio features mirrored rooms with sprung floors overlooking the beautiful Austin Greenbelt.

Practice Nia five days a week at Balance Studio. I alternate teaching days with my talented Brown Belt daughter Ursula Parks.

At dawn's early light: Tuesday - Friday 6:30 to 7:30am

and

Sunday 10 - 11:15am

Julie Wylie

Classic Nia Class

at The Rhythm Studio in Austin
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8:30am
Classic Nia

Days: Tuesday, Saturday

Time: 8:30am

Location

12129 Ranch Road 620 North, Suite 310, Austin, TX, US

Cost

Drop in anytime $12

Economical Class passes:

$50 for 5 classes

$90 for 10 classes

Notes About This Class

Within this vibrant Nia community building in Northwest Austin you'll find .....

A class that is great for people who love to let their spirit soar through dance AND at the same time a class that is great for people who don’t like to exercise!

More than “working out” Nia Technique:

improves strength & flexibility
increases energy & endurance
affects posture, poise & alignment
focuses on balance + coordination
provides emotional release & reduces stress
is playfully creative while conditioning the body
is adaptable movement for all fitness levels
creates community

Stop in .... ExperienceNia for yourself!

amber bass patterson

Classic Nia Class

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9:00am

Day: Friday

Time: 9:00am

Location

6800 westgate blvd., austin, TX, US
amber bass patterson

Classic Nia Class

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9:00am

Day: Tuesday

Time: 9:00am

Location

6800 westgate blvd., austin, TX, US
Yolanda Lovaasen

Classic Nia Class

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9:00am

Day: Saturday

Time: 9:00am

Location

6800 West Gate Blvd Ste 106, Austin, TX, US

Cost

10.00 walk-ins welcomed, or monthly dues

Notes About This Class

Great Nia classes throughout the week at Premeire Lady Fitness North and South

Westminster Retirment Center Class is a NIA Specialty Class for Older Persons

amber bass patterson

Classic Nia Class

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9:00am

Day: Thursday

Time: 9:00am

Location

6800 westgate blvd., austin, TX, US
Luanne Mitchell

Classic Nia Class

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9:30am

Day: Friday

Time: 9:30am

Location

811 E. 41st Street, Austin, TX, US

Cost

$10 drop in

$35 4 class card

$85 12 class card

Ursula Parks

Classic Nia Class

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10:00am

Day: Sunday

Time: 10:00am

Location

4544 South Lamar, Austin, US

Cost

This class is by donation!

Notes About This Class

Everybody is welcome to attend this class held at Balance Dance Studio, a lovely, energizing space! Join us for a spirited class with a joyful and supportive community.

Julie Wylie

Classic Nia Class

at The Center Spot in Austin
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10:00am

Day: Sunday

Time: 10:00am

Location

213 W North Loop Blvd, Austin, TX, US

Cost

sliding scale $10-$15

Notes About This Class

This commUNITY Nia class is shared by local and visiting Nia teachers.

Luanne Mitchell

Classic Nia Class

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10:30am

Day: Saturday

Time: 10:30am

Location

811 E. 41st Street, Austin, TX, US

Cost

$10 drop in

$35 4 class card

$85 12 class card

Julie Wylie

Classic Nia Class

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10:55am
Classic Nia

Day: Thursday

Time: 10:55am

Location

12636 Research Blvd C-206, Austin, TX, US

Cost

Class Passes

4 class = $52 ($13/class)*


8 class = $96 ($12/class) **


12 class = $132 ($11/class)***

~ Families/Friends can share class passes
* Expires in 3 months
** Expires in 4 months
*** Expires in 6 months

Drop-in Class Pass = $16
Lunch Class = $10

Unlimited Passes $120 unlimited month / $99 Unlimited month for students (3-month minimum)

Weekly Unlimited Pass for newcomers: $30/week
This pass allows a newcomer to try several different classes/teachers to find what is right for you. 

amber bass patterson

Classic Nia Class

at open lotus in
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11:00am

Day: Thursday

Time: 11:00am

Location

3212 South Congress Avenue, Austin, TX, United States
Luanne Mitchell

Classic Nia Class

at Premiere Lady in Austin
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11:00am

Day: Wednesday

Time: 11:00am

Location

7028 Wood Hollow Dr, Austin, TX, US

Cost

$10 drop in

Memberships available

Notes About This Class

Women only club

Luanne Mitchell

Classic Nia Class

at Premiere Lady in Austin
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11:00am

Day: Thursday

Time: 11:00am

Location

7028 Wood Hollow Dr, Austin, TX, US

Cost

$10 drop in

Memberships available

Notes About This Class

Women only club

Michelle Yarovinsky

Classic Nia Class

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11:00am

Day: Saturday

Time: 11:00am

Location

7028 Wood Hollow Drive, Austin, TX 78731, USA

Cost

Please contact gym for pricing and membership information.

Julie Wylie

Classic Nia Class

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11:00am
Classic Nia

Day: Wednesday

Time: 11:00am

Location

1050 Meadows Drive #306, Round Rock, TX 78681, USA

Cost

$10

Notes About This Class

Your Personal Practice

“This lyrical, dance-like technique is deceptively effective at delivering a high-powered workout that will leave you strong and centered.”    -Health Magazine

Great for people who don’t like to exercise! More than “working out” Nia:

  • improves strength & flexibility + increases energy & endurance
  • affects posture, poise & alignment focused on balance & coordination
  • provides emotional release & reduces stress andis playfully creative while conditioning
  • creates community offering adaptable movement for all fitness levels
amber bass patterson

Classic Nia Class

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11:00am

Day: Monday

Time: 11:00am

Location

7028 wood hollow dr., austin, TX, US
amber bass patterson

Classic Nia Class

at open lotus in
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11:00am

Day: Tuesday

Time: 11:00am

Location

3212 South Congress Avenue, Austin, TX, United States
amber bass patterson

Classic Nia Class

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11:00am

Day: Friday

Time: 11:00am

Location

7028 wood hollow dr., austin, TX, US
Michelle Yarovinsky

Classic Nia Class

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12:30pm

Day: Saturday

Time: 12:30pm

Location

213 W North Loop Blvd, Austin, TX, United States

Cost

Sliding scale $10-$15
 

Notes About This Class

First day of class is June 21, 2014.

Amanda Doan

Classic Nia Class

at Cafe Dance in Austin
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4:00pm

Day: Sunday

Time: 4:00pm

Location

3307 Hancock Drive, Austin, TX 78731, USA

Cost

$10 per class

Notes About This Class

 classic NIA 

amber bass patterson

Classic Nia Class

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4:30pm

Day: Thursday

Time: 4:30pm

Location

7028 wood hollow dr., austin, TX, US
amber bass patterson

Classic Nia Class

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4:30pm

Day: Tuesday

Time: 4:30pm

Location

7028 wood hollow dr., austin, TX, US
Michelle Yarovinsky

Classic Nia Class

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5:00pm

Day: Thursday

Time: 5:00pm

Location

113 Northwest 1st Street, Smithville, TX 78957, USA

Cost

By Donation

Suggested Investment $10-$20

Luanne Mitchell

Classic Nia Class

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6:00pm

Day: Monday

Time: 6:00pm

Location

811 E. 41st Street, Austin, TX, US

Cost

$10 drop in

$35 4 class card

$85 12 class card

Julie Wylie

Classic Nia Class

at Movin'East in Austin
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6:00pm
Classic Nia

Days: Tuesday, Thursday

Time: 6:00pm

Location

7107 Meadowood Drive, Austin, TX 78723, USA

Cost

8 classes $80 - pay in advance

$12 - pay as you go

Notes About This Class

Classes at Movin'East temporarily cancelled,

Expected re-open date of studio August 13th.

July 2014 - A lovely local rain leaving, 7 inches in our fair city, has temporarily cancelled classes at Movin'East.

The rain flowing down hill toward the studio decided to move through the building as well as around it.

Leaving behind sand and warped planks it's made floor replacement necessary.

Semi-private classes are limited to 5 students per class.

RSVP in advance: julie.wylie@nianow.com or 512.791.6597

Upcoming Events

October
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Julie Wylie

Tai Chi + Nia Technique : The Slow Dance

Tai Chi + Nia Technique : The Slow Dance

Event Type: Workshop

Start: Saturday, October 4, 2014 at 1:30pm

End: Saturday, October 4, 2014 at 3:30pm

Location

1701 Toomey Road, Austin, TX, US

Cost

Notes About This Event

The Slow Dance

Tai Chi + Nia Technique

Respecting the body’s inherent balance of yin and yang energies yields ability to adapt to a variety of rhythms and movements in all stages of life. Moving slowly while focusing internally increases calmness and sensitivity bringing vitality to muscle and connective tissue.  Primarily a physical practice Tai Chi clears the mind and heightens kinesthetic awareness fundamental to overall health and well-being. 

Physical Benefits of Tai Chi include:
• deep relaxation
• calming affect on nervous system
• release pain and stiffness in the joints
• positive effect on strength, flexibility & balance

In this workshop learn how: 
•to generate power through ease rather than muscling
•shifting and transferring weight develops grounded balance
•alignment, relaxation & efficient use of energy helps embody grace
•focusing on the exhale is a way to improve abdominal support and intrinsic core strength
•moving from the tan tien (physical & energetic center) with relaxed joints establishes fluidity in the body

Experience:
Qigong Breathing Exercises
Tai Chi Principles and their application in Nia Technique
Tai Chi forms + Nia Technique movement to increase body knowledge 

What to Bring:
Your curiosity and water. 

What to Wear: 
Dress comfortably enough to move arms and legs. All other supplies will be provided. 

This workshop is appropriate to both men and women.

Sliding Scale Fee $20 - $40

Tickets EVENT BRITE: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-slow-dance-i-tai-chi-nia-technqiue-tickets-12391694893

About the teachers:

Wayne Key and Julie Wylie are Certified Instructors with Dr. Paul Lam’s Tai Chi for Health Institute

Julie Wylie Health, Fitness & Well-Being Professional
Website: www.julieannwylie.com
Cell: (512) 791-6597
Read Julie Wylie's story: http://www.austinawakenings.com/inspiring-self-healing-through-dance/
"What is Nia Technique": http://youtu.be/TopWOpFXD_4
Email Julie Wylie julie.wylie@nianow.com


Wayne Key Chief Instructor at Tai Chi Fitness & Renewal - 22 years Tai Chi experience
Website: TaiChiFitness.info
Phone: (512) 590-3668
Linked In: https://www.linkedin.com/pub/wayne-key/a/126/130
Wayne Key Tai Chi Fitness video link http://youtu.be/-iE0zRacAyU
Email:  Wayne Key wayne@TaiChiFitness.info

purchase tickets: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-slow-dance-i-tai-chi-nia-technqiue-tickets-12391694893
$20 - $40
sliding scale fee

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