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

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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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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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Seattle

Ballard
Wednesday
at
9:30am to 10:30am
with Shea Marsh
Class Location
Olympic Athletic Club
5301 Leary Ave NW
98107 Seattle
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Join me for a playful Nia class inside Ballard's Olympic Athletic Club! Membership is required, or a visiting pass.  If your joining me and do not have a membership, please send me a communication (phone or email) or notify the club's front desk and we can set this up! I look forward to seeing you on the dance floor!

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Seattle

West Seattle
Wednesday
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.

NOTE: This Wednesday Night class will be held at the Center for Movement & Healing starting on Jan. 1, 2014.

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Seattle,

West Seattle
Monday, Wednesday, Friday
at
8:15am to 9:15am
Class Location
The Center For Movement & Healing
7901 35th Ave SW
98126 Seattle, , WA
Cost
$$18 Drop in 5 class pass $79