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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 to 10:30am
Class Location
Emerald City Judo
14950 NE 95th St Suite A/B
98052 Redmond , WA
Cost
$$18 drop-in
More Information

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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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
More Information

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
Saturday
at
9:30am to 10:30am
with Randee Fox
Class Location
Blue Heron Ranch Studio
25025 NE 8th Street
98074 Sammamish , WA
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NOTE: This class is on summer vacation. Starts up again Saturday, September 8, 2018
 
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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NOTE: This class is on summer vacation - starts up again Thursday Sept. 6. 2018.  

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
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
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
Thursday
at
5:00pm to 6:00pm
Class Location
Northgate Community Center
10510 5th Avenue N.E.
98125 Seattle , WA
Cost
$$7.00
More Information

Yes it's true now that I'm becoming a "golden oldie" (?) I've been placed in the "lifelong learning" section....good thing about that is yes Nia dance fitness is a lifelong learning experience, and I am so very happy to host our Thursday evening class for drop in of $7....

As it should be, available for all, gender, body type, financial status....

Please join us and flow

 

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Seattle

Seattle
Monday
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

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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Nia combines martial arts, dance arts and healing arts, such as yoga, in a workout set to world music. Nia is the art of moving the body's way; a barefoot cardio-dance workout that builds flexibility, agility, mobility, strength, and stability in your mind, body, emotions and spirit!

Nia is fun, low-impact and is adaptable to individual needs and abilities. Wear clothes that you can dance in--we will be moving! If you need to wear shoes, please bring a pair of indoor, soft-soled shoes. Bring a water bottle.

This class has 2 sessions.   Each session is 6 classes for $55.

1st: September 19 - October 24   2nd: 
November 7 - December 12

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Seattle

Seattle
Wednesday
at
9:15am to 10:15am
Class Location
Outdoors by Greenlake CC
Greenlake Way Greenlake
98115 Seattle , WA
Cost
$10.
More Information

 

We will be having class outdoors at Greenlake August 22 & 29, weather permitting.

Look for the "Nia" sign on the east side of the Community Center, near the playground.

Come dressed in comfortable layered dancing clothes. 

If you would rather not dance barefoot, please bring a light pair of sneakers.

Also, bring a water bottle as well as a yoga mat.