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offering ways to re-connect through dance & community
for all stages of life

Classic Nia
for everybody


Nia is the art of movement the body’s way. Nia is a cardio-dance workout, a movement practice, and lifestyle based on the intelligent design of the body.

We believe every person can discover, explore, unleash, and enhance their individual potential to live a healthy and meaningful life by engaging their senses and listening to their bodies.

Nia tones your mind and tunes your body. Each workout brings mindfulness to your dance movement experience leaving you energized, mentally clear, and emotionally balanced.

Nia cardio­dance workouts combine 52 simple moves with dance arts, martial arts, and healing arts to get you fit in 60 minutes ­ body, mind, emotion, and spirit.

Nia is practiced barefoot, non­impact, and adaptable to individual needs and abilities. Nia classes are taught by licensed Nia teachers. ­


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mom & baby Nia


Fun, Holistic Fitness and Connection

Connect through movement to yourself, your child and your community.

Self care to support your best self.

Endless benefits for your baby.


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Classic Nia Class Schedule

ST. Marys

  • Mondays 5:30 – 6:30 pm

exeter

  • Wednesdays 5:30 – 6:30 pm

St. Marys & Exeter Classes Sessional. Drop in’s are welcome.
Cost: $72 – 6 week sessions, $15 – Drop In

 Missed Class Policy: You are welcome to make up a missed class during the same session period at a different Nia class location, including Mom and Baby Nia in Stratford on Thursday. mornings

Mom & baby Nia schedule

stratford

  • Thursdays 10:30 -11:30 am

Mom & Baby Nia classes are Sessional. Drop-in’s welcome.
Baby must be securely worn during class. This class is open to everybody- with or without babies.
Cost: $72 – 6 week sessions, $15 – Drop In

*Missed class policy:
You are welcome to make up a missed class at any classic Nia class with or without your baby or a Dancing for Birth™ class.

LOCATIONS

St. Marys: Studio 153 – (Upstairs in The Emporium) 153 Queen Street, St. Marys
Stratford: Yoga Collective – 42 Wellington Street, Stratford
Exeter: Exeter United Church – 42 James Street, Exeter

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Dancing For Birth™ class is the
“trifecta” of birth preparation:

preconception | prenatal | postpartum | babies welcome


Feel­ good prenatal fitness, essential birth education, and celebration of pregnancy and birth, all rolled into one profound & powerful class that supports you at every stage, from pre­conception through postpartum.

Each signature move and technique is designed to guide your baby into the optimal fetal position, and enable you to effectively work with your baby and your body for a birth experience you’ll love.

Discover the keys to activating your birth instincts for a safer, easier birth! After you give birth, come full circle and wear your baby to class for postpartum fitness, parenting education and bonding with your baby.

Dancing For Birth™ offers classes and trainings/workshops on four continents and was founded by Stephanie Larson, a birth doula, childbirth educator, dancer, perinatal fitness expert and mother of four.

DANCING FOR BIRTH™ TRAININGS

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leslie switzer : DFB™ instructor & trainer

“Leslie stood out as exceptional from day one, with her deep passion and dedication. She came all the way from Ontario to St. Louis, MO to attend the inaugural Dancing For Birth™ certification training in 2007 and became one of the first ever Certified Dancing For Birth™ Instructors. Six years and scores of happy mothers and babies later, she became Canada’s very first Certified Dancing For Birth™ Trainer. She now leads DFB™ Certification Trainings throughout Canada and mentors new instructors, as well as teaching multiple weekly DFB™ classes.”Dancing For Birth™ founder, Stephanie Larson
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Dancing For Birth™ Brochure

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Dancing For Birth™ Sessions

Sessions are offered in 6 week increments providing safe and effective prenatal/postpartum fitness and covering a wide variety of childbirth and parenting topics. It is not necessary to start at the beginning of a session. Many woman find it beneficial to attend several 6 week blocks throughout their pregnancy and early postpartum.

Cost: $90 – First 6 week Session. $85 for subsequent sessions during the same pregnancy.  $18Drop-in
Fees can be flexible – Please ask.

Interested in learning more about DFB but not sure you want to commit to a full session? Attend a class as drop in and if you decide to join for the remaining session your fee will be adjusted.

*Missed class policy.
You are welcome to make up a missed class at any other class location (St. Marys or Exeter) during the session period or anytime postpartum with your baby. You are also welcome to make up a missed dfb class at any of my Classic Nia classes in all locations. Ask me for my schedule.

LOCATIONS

St. Marys: Studio 153 – (Upstairs in The Emporium) 153 Queen Street, St. Marys
Exeter: Exeter United Church – (Parlour) 42 James Street, Exeter

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the knowledge of how to give birth is within you

STEPHANIE LARSON


workshops & events

Dude-la 101


Supporting the women you love through the birth process.

This workshop is designed for couples to learn about instinctual birth, comfort measures and to harmonize with each other in your role as parents.

Drawing on my 8 years as a Birth Doula and Dancing for Birth experience, it promises to be empowering, informative & fun!

schedule

  • March 10/17: 7:00-9:30pm
  • May 19/17: 7:00-9:30pm
  • July 14/17: 7:00-9:30pm
  • September 15/17 7:00-9:30pm
  • November 10/17 7:00-9:30pm

Offered Bi-Monthly at Studio 153
(Upstairs in The Emporium)
153 Queen Street, St. Marys

Cost: $55 per couple
Please pre-register @ 519-229-6344
or simply fill in the form below.

Postpartum Support Program


Have you had a baby in the last 18 months?
Are you sometimes feeling overwhelmed and anxious? Feeling sad or helpless?

Support is right here!

New Session: September 14/17
8 Thursday afternoons 1:30 – 3:00 pm

Location: Perth-Middlesex Early Years Centre,
35 Waterloo Street North, Stratford

Contact Leslie @ 519-229-6344
or simply fill in the form below.

Energized & Calm ~ Nia & Yoga


Leslie Switzer & Jayne Edighoffer come together to create a morning class of self-care

Our first collaboration was a great success and you have asked for more. Stay tuned!

TBA

Studio 153
(Upstairs in The Emporium)
153 Queen Street, St. Marys

Cost: $20
Please pre-register @ 519-229-6344
or simply fill in the form below.

ST. marys | stratford | exeter

Phone: 519-229-6344

PROVIDING SERVICES IN
ST. MARYS, STRATFORD
& EXETER, ONTARIO


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LESLIE SWITZER

Certified Nia Brown Belt Instructor ~ 2000
Certified Dancing For Birth™ Instructor ~ 2008
Certified Dancing For Birth™ Trainer ~ 2014
Certified Birth Doula ~ 2009


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