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Nia in Minneapolis/Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA

Minneapolis / Saint Paul

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

Marie McKay

Classic Nia Class

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9:30am

Day: Wednesday

Time: 9:30am

Location

6233 Baker Road, Eden Prairie, MN, United States

Cost

Life Time Fitness is a private club, however if you are not a member and are interested in joining me for a class, please drop me an email at hussmarie@hotmail.com and I'd be happy to share one of my guest passes with you. See you on the dance floor!

Notes About This Class

Athletic Nia

Daniela Bell

Classic Nia Class

at St Pascal's Church in St Paul
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9:30am

Day: Monday

Time: 9:30am

Location

1757 Conway Street, St Paul, MN, US

Cost

$5 drop-in

Notes About This Class

Join this class of wonderful people dancing towards health and wellness and JOY! We have Nia class in the upstairs Social Hall. Go into building- 1757 Conway Street- at the parish office/school entrance, sign-in, and head upstairs (office staff can direct you).

Bring water and a yoga mat or towel for stretching, moving on the floor. Chairs are available for those unable to get to the floor.

Andrea Weiss

Classic Nia Class

at YWCA - Midtown in Minneapolis
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12:30pm

Day: Sunday

Time: 12:30pm

Location

2121 East Lake Street , Minneapolis, MN, US

Cost

Free (YWCA members only). Not a member of the Y but want to come give it a try? Contact Daniela or me, and we will arrange for a guest pass.

Notes About This Class

This Nia class is drop-in but open only to members of the YWCA of Minneapolis.

This class is taught by Blue Belt Daniela Bell. Come dance, move, and find joy with us in Studio A!

Beth  Giles

Classic Nia Class

at Social Dance Studio in Minneapolis
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12:30pm

Day: Sunday

Time: 12:30pm

Location

3742 23rd Av. S, Minneapolis, US

Cost

$10 to drop in, $30 for a 4 class package

Daniela Bell

Classic Nia Class

at Cowern Elementary in North Saint Paul
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5:00pm

Day: Tuesday

Time: 5:00pm

Location

2131 Margaret Street, North Saint Paul, MN, US

Cost

$24
 

Notes About This Class

New Fall Session begins September 16, 2014!

Four-week session, class meets every Tuesday, last day is Oct 7, 2014. (Stay tuned for the dates for following sessions.)

To register go to https://isd622.thatscommunityed.com/course/fall-2014/nia or call Cheryl Gysbers at 651-748-7437.

This is a great community education class. Warm & welcoming group of people, of all ages, sizes, abilities. All are enthusiastically welcomed to join us. Chairs are available for those who need to sit or to use for balance. Doors closest to the gym will be open for Nia students to use.

Bring water and a towel or yoga mat for stretching, floorplay at the end of class.

Beth  Giles

Classic Nia Class

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6:15pm

Day: Monday

Time: 6:15pm

Location

3754 Pleasant Avenue, Minneapolis, MN, United States

Cost

$12 drop-in

$65 for the 7 class session, 6/16-7/28

Notes About This Class

Discover the joy of movement, moving your body's way, bringing healing and energy to all parts of your body. Nia's nine movement forms--drawn from dance, martial arts and healing arts--create an exercise practice that makes you sweat, shout, shimmy, cha-cha and stretch. It's a workout and lifestyle practice for your mind, your body and your spirit!

Andrea Weiss

Classic Nia Class

at YWCA - Midtown in Minneapolis
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7:30pm

Day: Tuesday

Time: 7:30pm

Location

2121 East Lake Street , Minneapolis, MN, US

Cost

Free (YWCA members only). Not a member of the Y but want to come give it a try? Contact me, and I will arrange for a guest pass.

Notes About This Class

Come dance, move, and find Joy with us in Studio A! All levels ALWAYS welcome.
 

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