Classes

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

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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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Redmond

Redmond
Tuesday, Thursday
at
9:30am to 10:30am
Class Location
Emerald City Judo
4950 NE 95th St Suite A/B
98052 Redmond , WA
Cost
$$18 drop-in
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Open to the general community. Drop-in's welcomed. Class packages available for discounted rates.

For more information visit www.movingtoheal.net or contact Pauline Osborne at pauline@movingtoheal.net or 425-702-2416.

*Class relocated to Emerald City Judo for 9/7/17 & 9/9/17 classes due to remodel. 

 

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Sammamish

Sammamish
Tuesday
at
9:15am to 10:15am
with Randee Fox
Class Location
New Sammamish Family YMCA and Aquatic Center
801 228th Ave SE
98075 Sammamish , WA
Cost
$Y Members Free or $17 drop-in
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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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Seattle

Fremont
Tuesday
at
9:30am to 10:30am
with Shea Marsh
Class Location
Balance Studio in Fremont
418 N 35th Street
98103 Seattle , WA
Cost
$15.00
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Welcome to Nia with Shea. Nia is a joyful fitness fusion, a collaboration of Martial Arts, Modern Dance and Healing Arts designed with the intention to give an amazing cardio workout with great music. We will condition through the five sensations of fitness: flexibility, agility, mobility, strength and balance. You will optimize your physical fitness using anaerobic conditioning and exhilarating sequences. Each class is about growing community, elevating health and empowering us all to do great things. 

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Seattle

Fremont
Tuesday
at
6:00pm to 7:00pm
Class Location
Balance Studio
418 N 35th St.
98103 Seattle , WA
Cost
$15
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Seattle's First Nia teacher, JAG is a First Degree Black Belt who has taught in almost every state in the USA as well as in Italy and Ireland. JAG is passionate about health and fitness and learning about our bodies. His classes are fun, athletic and informative.  You will be challenged physically and mentally and leave inspired, refreshed and invogorated. His classes are appropriate for all fitness levels as he teaches with the philosophy that each body has its own version of every movement.

In addition to Nia, JAG has studied ballet, jazz and modern dance, massage, personal training, improv and formal acting, aikido, yoga, Yogafit and Yoga Tune-Up, the Feldenkrais and Alexander techniques, tai chi, step aerobics, Nia Five Stages and Nia FreeDance. He has also created a format he calls Energy Flow that combines Nia Five Stages and FloorPlay with calisthentics, yoga and HIIT (high intensity interval training). Although his approach is almost disarmingly casual, he brings a great deal of education, experience and integrity into all the classes he teaches. 

Drop-In to class for $15 any time.

$70 for a 5-class card --($14/class)

$130 for a 10-class card --($13/class)

Checks, cash, or credit card accepted immediately before or after class. 
Or pay through PayPal.

Nia with JAG

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Seattle

West Seattle
Tuesday
at
6:30pm to 7:30pm
Class Location
The Center for Movement & Healing
7901 35th Ave SW, 2nd Floor
98126 Seattle , WA
Cost
$17 drop-in
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Move and groove to classic Nia routines as your body gains strength, flexibility, and stamina through the joy of dance!

Price:  $17 for drop-in and $72.50 for 5-class pass. Includes hot towel service with aromatherapy.

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Seattle

West Seattle
Tuesday
at
10:15am to 11:15am
Class Location
Delridge Community Center
4501 Delridge Way SW
98106 Seattle , WA
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Last class June 27, 2017!

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West Seattle

West Seattle
Tuesday
at
10:15am to 11:15am
Class Location
Delridge Community Center
4501 Delridge Way SW
98106 West Seattle , WA
Cost
$class series
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This Nia class is designed for anyone seeking an easy yet lively movement class with simple to follow moves that leave you feeling vital and happy. If you’re just getting back to exercise, or have special physical limitations, try this fun and satisfying fitness class. Done to enlivening music your body can't resist dancing to and taught with an emphasis on breath, balance, and awareness of the whole self. 

Fall 2017

1st Session: 10/3 - 11/7;  2nd Session 11/14 - 12/12; no class 11/21

5 classes - $50 - 4 classes - $40.  Drop-Ins welcome - $12

To register call  (206) 684-7423. 

You can register for the 2nd session @  https://class.seattle.gov/parks/Activities/ActivitiesAdvSearch.asp

For questions or further info email: naomi.e.scher@gmail.com

Pre-registration is recommended.  This class is sponsored by Seattle Parks & Recreation, Lifelong Recreation Program, and is designed for those 50 years and older or those starting or getting back to movement/exercise. If you register late, the cost will be prorated.

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 Please respect a fragrance-free environment

* Enjoy dancing barefoot or feel free to wear indoor shoes 
     if your feet need the extra support
* Come in comfortable, layered clothing
* Please bring a water bottle