Events

Exploring and Embodying the Martial Arts in Nia

December 3rd at 9:00am
at Balance Studio
Location
418 N 35th St.
98103 Seattle , WA
United States
US
Cost
$20

Nia draws from the influence of several Martial Arts, Healing Arts and Dance Arts.  For the December Playshop of the Month, JAG will focus on the three Martial Arts that Nia borrows from:



Tai Chi - "The Slow Dance"



Tae Kwon Do - "The Dance of Precision"



Aikido - "Harmonious, Spherical Action"



If you think that the Martial Arts is just about throwing blocks and kicks, then you will definitely benefit from this playshop that discusses and explores how we get the power of moving slowly, shifting our weight, traveling in directions, stabilizing, grounding, centering, conditioning and healing our bodies form the Martial Arts.



In addition to a brief overview of proper body mechanics, we will also have a visceral experience of many aspects that make Nia such a unique and powerful practice.



The first 90 minutes of class will focus on each of the three Martial Arts, and the final hour will be a class in which we can appreciate all of the Slowness, Precision and Harmony that we have learned from Martial Arts.



This is not advanced, athletic, level 3 or high-energy. This is an informative, instructional playshop. Anyone, of any fitness level, is welcome and will benefit from attending. Do not be alarmed by the prospect of 2 1/2 hours of Martial Arts. If that concerns you and you fear you may not be able to keep up, then it is a good indication that you need this information and will benefit from learning what Martial Arts energy actually is and how it related to our everyday Nia practice.



If you have a class card with JAG, you can use one chit and pay an extra $5 for the playshop, or you can pay the very low price of $20 which includes the 90 minutes of instruction and the one-hour class.  Feel free to pay at the door or use PayPal to pre-register. Cash, check and credit cards are accepted at the door.

Visit JAG's blog to pre-register using PayPal. 

Nia® White Belt Training with Britta von Tagen

December 8th at 7:00am
at The Center for Movement & Healing
Location
7901 35th Ave. SW 2nd Floor
98126 Seattle , WA
United States
US
Cost
$$1599

This is a rare opportunity to deepen your connection to Nia's movement magic and learn from a Master Trainer -- right here in Seattle! Britta Von Tagen returns to The Center for Movement and Healing over two weekends in Decemer: the 8th, 9th an 10, and the 15th, 16th and 17th.

The White Belt is an enriching way for anyone to foster a more positive connection to the way you feel, look, think and live. It can be your entryway into teaching the Nia technique, a first step on the path to Mastery as a student -- or a perspective-shifting gift to yourself!

Crafting with sensation is the starting point for all Nia teachers. The Art of Sensation is what brings magic to the Nia class experience.

Nia White Belt teaches you the Art of Sensation through five core areas of study.

  • Movement - the study of moving, health + potential
  • Anatomy - the study of body parts + systems 
  • Science - the study of body awareness, health + vitality
  • Music - the study of sound, health + expression
  • Philosophy, the study of the body's inherent wisdom.
     

Price: $1599

Click here to register!

Please register by November 8 to secure a slot for this incredible opportunity. Questions? Feel free to contact Melanie McFarland or Ann Nicolaysen, or read more about the White Belt by clicking here.

Meet your trainer: Britta von Tagen
Britta von Tagen has been passionate about educating humanity to help heal the world through the dance of Nia since 1995. As a teacher trainer, she has been training Nia teachers since 2002 -
first in Idaho and now worldwide at the levels of White Belt, Green Belt, and Blue Belt. Inside Britta, the Nia practice has generated an even stronger intention of Peace on Earth through the years. “I will forever continue to share the joy and love of movement with all ages, playfully and energetically!”

Dance WILD with Debbie Rosas!

January 6th at 2:00pm
at Blue Heron Ranch Moving Arts and Equestrian
Location
25025 NE 8th St
98074 Sammamish , WA
United States
US
Cost
$$99

Saturday, January 6th, join Nia Creator and Founder Debbie Rosas for a sensational 3-hour experience exploring the music, movement and magic of the new Nia routine Wild. Learn about the science, craft and art of reflexive conditioning and how this type of conditioning can bring more dynamic ease to your body. Debbie will guide you to explore new movement potential as you learn the Wild choreography. Nia students and teachers are invited! Register here (space is limited!)

Dance WILD with Debbie Rosas!

January 6th at 2:00pm
at Blue Heron Ranch Studio
Location
25025 NE 8th St
98074 Sammamish , WA
United States
US
Cost
$$99

Join Nia Creator and Founder Debbie Rosas for a sensational 3-hour experience exploring the music, movement and magic of the new Nia routine Wild. Learn about the science, craft and art of reflexive conditioning and how this type of conditioning can bring more dynamic ease to your body. Debbie will guide you to explore new movement potential as you learn the Wild choreography. Nia students and teachers are invited! Register here - space is limited