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

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Redmond

Redmond
Tuesday, Thursday
at
9:30am
Class Location
DanceWorks Studio
16641 Redmond Way
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.

 

 

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Redmond

Redmond
Tuesday
at
6:15pm to 7:15pm
Class Location
Redmond Senior Center
8703 160th Ave NE
98052 Redmond , WA
Cost
$12.00
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Drop-in $12

Monthly Tuesday class series $40

To register call (425) 556-2314

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Sammamish

Sammamish
Thursday
at
9:15am to 10:15am
Class Location
Sammamish YMCA
831 228th Ave SE
98075 Sammamish , WA
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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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Sammamish

Sammamish
Thursday
at
9:30am to 10:45am
with Randee Fox
Class Location
Blue Heron Ranch Moving Arts and Equestrian
25025 NE 8th Street
98074 Sammamish , WA
Cost
$$15 drop in or $40 for four classes
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What is a Nia FreeDance class?

Nia FreeDance class is a barefoot 60-minute conscious dance class designed to awaken the movement artist within; to stimulate an individual's art of movement creativity.
 
Guided by a certified and trained Nia FreeDance Teacher, participants explore their own movement and dance, in their own way, in their own time. Participants dance to soul-stirring music, eclectic sonic landscapes that provide cellular resonance to evoke self-expression, and unleash movement creativity. Join us and allow yourself to be guided, to explore movement your way and in your own time. Dance to soul-stirring music, eclectic sonic landscapes that provide cellular resonance to evoke your self-expression, and unleash your movement creativity. The four parts of Nia FreeDance explore the integration of body, emotion, mind and spirit through a unique focus for each Nia FreeDance experience. This class is open to all levels. No previous experience necessary. 
 
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Sammamish

Sammamish
Saturday
at
9:30am to 10:30am
with Randee Fox
Class Location
Blue Heron Ranch Studio
25025 NE 8th Street
98074 Sammamish , WA
More Information
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

Seattle
Sunday
at
8:45am to 9:45am
Class Location
Velocity Dance Center
1621 12th Ave. (between Pine and Olive)
98102 Seattle
Cost
$15.00
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Classic Nia with Seattle's first Nia teacher, JAG.

This class is scheduled to begin Jan 8 and go through June.

We'll be doing some of the old classic routines like Miracle, Fantasia, Yulunga and Fumi.

We'll be doing some of the newest routines being release by Nia, like Deep Dive, Dragon, Sacred and Bring It!

And of course, we'll be doing some JAG original material. Older JAG routines like Goldfinger, Woodstock, Frankie Say Nia, Orchestra and Amazing as well as new work.

Rumor has it, JAG Is working on an all disco routine and a new routine inspired by Carlos. 

It's lots of fun. You'll leave JAGs classes feeling refreshed and stimulated, challenged and successful.

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Seattle

Ballard
Thursday
at
6:00pm to 7:00pm
Class Location
Embrace the Moon
1716 NW Market
98177 Seattle , WA
Cost
$15.00
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$15 drop in or class card with Jennifer.

Payment Method: Cash, Check, Square, or PayPal online.

*Street parking is free after 6pm.

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Seattle

Central District
Thursday
at
6:00pm to 7:15pm
Class Location
Fusion Kung Fu & Movement Arts
1706 S Jackson St
98144 Seattle , WA
Cost
$12
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This class for all levels is located at the Fusion Kung Fu studio in the Central District.  Wear comfortable clothes for sweating in, and for moving both standing up and sitting/lying on the floor. No special footwear needed; all classes are danced barefoot.  Many students in my classes are new to Nia -- beginners are most welcome!

Studio is located at the Squire Park Plaza apartment building on Jackson St. between 18th & 17th Aves.  Free street parking is readily available.

$12 single drop-in class / $100 10-class card (no expiration)

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Seattle

Central District
Saturday
at
9:00am to 10:15am
Class Location
Fusion Kung Fu & Movement Arts
1706 S Jackson St
98144 Seattle , WA
Cost
$12
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SCHEDULE NOTE: New class! Moving To Heal with Jeanna starts on April 29th!

You may not currently hold the attitude and belief that the human body can heal itself, but it can.  By self-healing, we mean doing something to feel better -- not necessarily resulting in a cure, although a cure can happen.  If you doubt you can self-heal you’re not alone.  No matter how many times you may have attempted, and feel you have failed at healing, this moment is different...

You're ready for a change.

A Moving to Heal class is set apart from other exercise programs by its purpose: turning movement into a therapeutic experience.  We use movement as medicine to support people in recovery, dealing with short-term injury or grief, or struggling with long-term trauma or illness.  Participants are taught to take charge and participate in their healing by increasing body awareness.  You will use sensation to track comfort and discomfort, and to choose pleasure to guide self-healing.  Where most classes stop at the door on the way out, Moving to Heal classes provide the tools to make movement, meditation, and positive perceptions part of everyday living, adding greater meaning and pleasure to your life.

This class is suitable for all levels, including those who wish to dance while seated, or require other special accomodations.  Contact Jeanna directly with any concerns or questions before your first class.