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April 11, 2019
YWCA volunteer Jeanna Wheeler teaches Nia

Changing Lives Through Movement

"The classes I have been teaching at Angeline's are designed to be simple, easy to follow, and adaptable for all ability levels. The focus is on healing the body and feeling good in the body."

Jeanna is our regular Nia Movement instructor at YWCA’s Angeline’s Day Center for Women. She began teaching Nia Movement in 2007 in Portland, OR. For the last two years, Jeanna has been volunteering at Angeline’s as an instructor for a weekly class that is free and open to all clients and YWCA staff.

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November 7, 2018
GO Routine Launch Party

On Dia de Las Muertas Dancing & Donating

Six NiaSeattle teachers - Alyson Young, Naomi Scher, Randee Fox, Rossella Vanti, Sarah Love and Vicci Kane, led the community in a Dia de las Muertas “Go” routine launch event Friday night, Nov 2, 2018, at Randee Fox’s Blue Heron Ranch Studio in Sammamish. We raised $160.00 and a big tub of canned soup for Issaquah Food Bank http://www.Issaquah Food . This was part of a Nia teacher international launch of this routine and was very fun, exciting and successful event!

October 2, 2015

Farewell to our dear dancing friend, Mark Tenet

Dear NiaSeattle teachers, belts, students and friends,

We found out yesterday from Wendolyn Rue, Nia teacher in Anacortes, that our friend and Nia dancer, Mark Tenet, passed away on Saturday, Sept. 26th. While doing what he loved, riding his bike on Fidalgo Island near his home in Anacortes, he suffered a massive heart attack which instantly ended his life. He touched many of us as he enjoyed coming to our Nia classes and events for the past several years. He will be greatly missed by all.

From our Nia co-founder: Life is so short. We are blessed to know so many people deeply, intimately on the dance floor where who someone is becomes shared in silence and gesture. So much to bare as we let it in and feel life so deep, and when it is taken away, the loss is also felt as deep, wide. Feeling the loving is a vast terrain. I would have it no other way. We were blessed to dance with Mark! I have no doubt he is dancing a new dance and will watch over us as we too dance.


April 18, 2015

Horse Whisperer - Instructor Randee Fox uses the power of Nia...

Our own Nia Faculty Trainer / Nia and Horses, Randee Fox, was interviewed by David Hayes of the Sammamish Review. Read how "the therapeutic properties of Nia in the classroom also works in the corral" article.

April 10, 2014

Nia Classes Dance & Donate for Oso Mudslide Relief


In addition, local Nia dance instructors have held benefit dance classes that were donation based, with the money going toward the mudslide relief efforts.

Pauline Osborne, an instructor from Redmond, see more in the Redmond Reporter

February 4, 2014

Nia Teachers Obtain CPR Training

It's more fun to go to class with friends. And what fun 10 Nia teachers had on Monday February 3rd renewing their CPR / AED / First Aid certifications at the Overlake School in Redmond.

Part of the ongoing Nia commitment to students is that teachers are prepared for whatever may happen. Receiving their certificates from left to right are: Jason Alan Griffin, Barbara Krauss, Tricia Noreus, Sue Campbell, Randee Fox, Ann Nicolaysen, Vicci Kane, Emily Dolan, Jennifer Lucero Earle, Angela Halsey - oh and the amazing 'Prestan Manikins' being held and laying on the floor.

November 5, 2013

Nia a gentler alternative to Zumba and other high-impact classes

Nia involves flowing, swooping moves designed to be much safer on joints than the more high-impact routines.

January 16, 2013

Nia Fitness = Martial Arts + Healing Arts

Video of interview with Jill Pagano, teacher and Nia faculty trainer, and demonstration of Nia by area teachers on King 5’s New Day NW, January 16, 2013

October 26, 2012

In Nia class, kindness comes with the exercise

Pacific NW Magazine, Seattle Times