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NOTE: Classes are subject to change. Contact teachers directly to verify times and dates.

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Bellevue

Bellevue
Monday, Friday
at
12:15pm to 1:15pm
with vicci kane
Class Location
Bellevue YMCA
14230 BelRed rd.
98007 Bellevue , WA
Cost
$membership
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Bellevue

Bellevue
Saturday
at
11:00am to 12:00pm
Class Location
Bellevue YMCA
14230 Bel-Red Rd
98007 Bellevue , WA
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Bellevue

Bellevue
Wednesday
at
12:15pm to 1:15pm
with Randee Fox
Class Location
Bellevue Family Y
14230 Bel-Red Rd
98007 Bellevue , WA
Cost
$14-29 - $12 / 30-64 $16 / FREE to Y Members / Drop in: 65+ $15
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A classic Nia class follows a seven cycle program: 
1. Setting the focus: We focus on one aspect of the practice, it is woven artfully throughout the practice.
2. Stepping in: We enter and step into the experience, leaving all distractions and concerns behind.
3. Warming up: This is where we prepare our body to move, warming up the joints.
4. Getting moving: We move at a higher energetic pace, conditioning our body and cardiovascular system
5. Cooling down: Still dancing and upright we use movements that cool down our body.
6. Floor play: Using the floor, we play and condition our body using gravity, space, and the art of moving on the floor to become strong, stretched, defined and balanced. 
7. Stepping out: We seal the experience by consciously stepping out.
 
The technique is founded on 52 basic moves for the base, the core, and the upper extremities, that are used to create the body-friendly choreography of the class. The nine movement forms, of Tai Chi, Tae Kwon Do, Aikido, Jazz, Modern Dance, Duncan Dance, Feldenkrais, Alexander Technique and Yoga, inspire the class with soft and slow dynamics, as well as the powerful energy of Tae Kwon Do and the playfulness of Dance. Nia choreography blends these dynamics to create a class that offers ample movement in a state of dynamic ease. Everyone can do Nia because the movements are so adaptable to varying skill and fitness levels. Nia is generally done in bare feet. Shoes are also fine.
 
The first principle of the Nia Technique is the Joy of Movement. We believe movement can be pleasurable to the body, and when we move towards pleasure we move towards healing. There are lots of smiles and happy people in Nia classes. Some even say Nia has changed their lives! 
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Everett

Everett
Saturday
at
9:30am to 10:30am
with Sarah Love
Class Location
Oly's DanceSport Studio
2931 Bond Street
98201 Everett , WA
Cost
$15
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Oly's Dance Studio is big and beautiful. We will be in the practice room which is also lovely.

Parking in front and across the street.

Drop In $15

4 Class Card $40 to be used in one month

First time? Bring a friend and it's 2 for 1 or half price.

See you on the dance floor!

NO CLASS IN AUGUST 2018 SEE YOU SEPTEMBER 8TH. HAPPY SUMMER!!

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Issaquah

Issaquah
Monday, Friday
at
9:30am to 10:30am
Class Location
The Studio
100 Front Street South Ste A
98027 Issaquah , WA
Cost
$15.00
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Issaquah

Issaquah
Wednesday
at
10:45am to 11:45am
Class Location
The Studio
100 Front Street South Ste A
Issaquah , WA
Cost
$15.00
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Leavenworth

Leavenworth
Tuesday
at
8:30am to 9:30am
Class Location
Icicle Creek Center for the Arts
7409 Icicle Creek Rd.
98826 Leavenworth , WA
Cost
$15.00
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Dance outside with blue sky, rustling apsen leaves, bird song, and a great community of Nia dancers of all ages. Some like to dance in a light shoe on the grass.  Bring a water bottle.

$60 for all 8 sessions, or pick any 4 dates for $40.  Drop in is $15.

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Leavenworth

Leavenworth
Tuesday
at
8:30am to 9:30am
Class Location
Canyon Wren Icicle Creek Center for the Arts
7409 Icicle Creek Rd.
98826 Leavenworth , WA
Cost
$15.00
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1st Degree Balck Belt teacher Gayle Holeton, guides us through playful, heartelt, movement for body mind and soul.  All ages welcome.  

Session card $65.00  or 4 classes for $40.00.  Next session starts Nov. 5, 2017

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Lynnwood

Lynnwood
Friday
at
9:00am to 10:00am
with Sarah Love
Class Location
Lynnwood Senior Center
19000 44th Ave W
98036 Lynnwood , WA
Cost
$8.00
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Moving in your natural time and your body's way, Nia is designed to suit whatever fitness level you are. Beginners welcome. Come dance, punch, bend and sway to a variety of music in a fun class that let's your warm up before you get moving, then cools you down before stepping out for the rest of your day.

Come a few minutes early. Class starts right at 9 am. Bring a yoga mat for floor play if you want.

To register

Call 425-670-5050 or stop by the front desk.

72057 Fri Aug 3 - 31 5 week session $30 / $35 Non Member Drop-in $8

72058 Fri Sep 7 - 28 4 week session $24 / $29 Non Member Drop-in $8

Parking between Lynnwood Recreational Center and Lynnwood Senior Center, south of the Senior Center or the lot across the street from the Rec Center.

See you on the dance floor!

 

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Redmond

Redmond
Friday
at
12:00pm to 1:00pm
Class Location
Emerald City Judo
14950 NE 95th St Suite A/B
98052 Redmond , WA
Cost
$18
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Moving To Heal Nia classes are designed to support people dealing with a wide range of issues from addiction recovery, insury, trauma, grief, and short-term to long-term illness. It is also a great introduction to Nia for beginners. Learn to listen to one's own body rhythms and become more attentive to comfort as a way to harness the body's natural power to self-heal. Wear comfortable, loose clothing.

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