Classes

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

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Redmond

Redmond
Saturday
at
9:00am to 10:00am
Class Location
Emerald City Judo
14950 NE 95th St Suite A/B
98052 Redmond , WA
Cost
$18
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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.

No classes December 19th - 30th. Classes resume Tuesday, January 2nd, 2018

 

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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
Saturday
at
9:30am to 10:30am
with Randee Fox
Class Location
Blue Heron Ranch Studio
25025 NE 8th Street
98074 Sammamish , WA
Cost
$$17 drop in / $50 4 class monthly card
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NOTE: No Nia class at ranch on monthly

YMCA Nia PlayShop Saturdays: 

March 9, April 6, April 27, May 11. Go to my home page and click the sign-up registration links for each of these fun and beneficial PlayShops to join us! Or go to EVENTS page here and sign up there. 

 
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
Tuesday
at
9:30am to 10:30am
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
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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Sammamish

Sammamish
Wednesday
at
5:30pm to 6:30pm
with Vicci Kane
Class Location
Sammamish YMCA
831 228 ave se
Sammamish , WA
Cost
$free for members or drop in
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Seattle

Seattle
Wednesday
at
3:45pm to 4:45pm
Class Location
Greenlake Community Center
7201 Geenlake Way 2nd Floor
98115 Seattle , WA
Cost
$$55.
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Greenlake Community Center Nia Class 

Back in Fall 2019

 

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Seattle

Seattle
Tuesday
at
1:30pm to 2:30pm
Class Location
Angeline's Day Center
2030 3rd Avenue
98121 Seattle , WA
Cost
$0
More Information

This class is available to clients of Angeline's Day Center, and to employees or volunteers of YWCA.  If you would like to visit this class as a guest, contact the instructor Jeanna Wheeler directly.

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Seattle

Ballard
Sunday
at
10:00am to 11:00am
with Shea Marsh
Class Location
Olympic Athletic Club
5301 Leary Ave NW, Seattle
98107 Seattle , WA
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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! Note: Shea and Jeanna alternate Sunday classes.

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Seattle

Central District
Tuesday, 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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Note: no classes during August.  Our last Tues/Thurs class is July 30th, and we will resume on Sept 3rd!

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

Fremont
Sunday
at
10:30am to 11:30am
Class Location
Balance Studio
418 N 35th St
Seattle
Cost
$15.00
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Join us as we discover and explore the Joy of movement!