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Community 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. ­


WATCH THIS BEAUTIFUL NIA VIDEO


Moms and Babies are welcome in Community Nia


BENEFITS INCLUDE . . .

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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Community Nia Class Schedule

ST. Marys

  • Mondays 5:30 – 6:30 pm

    St. Marys are Sessional. Drop in’s are welcome.
    Cost: $72 – 6 week sessions, $15 – Drop In    Moms with Babies -$10

      LOCATION: 
      St. James Anglican Church Parish Hall, 65 Church St. South, 
      Parking off of Peel St.

      scroll down for google maps

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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

      CLICK HERE FOR INFORMATION, DATES & LOCATIONS

      leslie switzer : DFB™ instructor & trainer

      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: $100 – First 6 week Session. $95 for subsequent sessions during the same pregnancy.  $20 Drop-in

      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 DFB™ class policy.
      You are welcome to make up a missed class anytime postpartum with or without your baby at a DFB™ class or Community Nia class.

      LOCATION

      St. Marys: 
      Mondays 7-8:30 pm
      St. James Anglican Church Parish Hall, 65 Church St. South.

      scroll down this page for google maps

      JOIN THE DFB FACEBOOK COMMUNITY & STAY UP TO DATE ON SESSIONS
      WATCH THIS AMAZING DFB VIDEO ON YOUTUBE

      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 10 years as a Birth Doula and Dancing for Birth experience, it promises to be empowering, informative & fun!

      schedule

      • November 9/18: 7:00-9:30pm
      • Feb. 2019 TBA: 7:00-9:30pm
      • April 2019 TBA: 7:00-9:30pm
      • June 2019 TBA 7:00-9:30pm

      Offered Bi-Monthly
      St. James Anglican Church Parish Hall, 65 Church Street South, St. Marys, ON
      Parking off of Peel Street 

      Cost: $55 per couple
      Please pre-register @ 519-859-4601
      or simply fill in the form below.

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      INNATE Postpartum Care:
      The 4 Essentials of Postpartum Healing

      “The natural rhythm of the Earth and of Life- is that there is a period of growth and a period of rest. This is how balance is created. Pregnancy represents the time of growth, and therefore the postpartum period represents the time of rest. In the modern world, there is no value given for rest- modern culture is focused on constant growth. To rest in the postpartum time, is to be in harmony with the natural rhythms of Life. To be in harmony with the natural rhythms of Life is our path to health.” Rachelle Garcia Seliga, CPM

      schedule

      • October 19/18: 7:00-9:00pm Cancelled
      • 2019 Dates TBA

      Offered Bi-Monthly on a Friday Evening
      Stonetown Chiropractic & Wellness
      19 Water St. South, St. Marys

      Cost: $30/person $50/couple
      To register: Leslie Switzer
      switzer.leslie@gmail.com

      This valuable class discusses 4 time tested essential postpartum care practices for women post birth which affects their long term health and vitality. Please consider attending this class before your baby arrives with someone who will be supporting you in your postpartum time, or attending anytime during the first year after your baby is born. This class is also an excellent resource for anyone working with postpartum women in the wellness community. Please contact me if you would like to bring this 2 hour workshop to your community.

      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 21/17
      8 Thursday afternoons 1:30 – 3:00 pm

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

      Contact Leslie @ 519-859-4601
      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, Ontario

      Phone: 519-229-6344 or cell 519-859-4601

      PROVIDING SERVICES IN
      ST. MARYS, 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
      INNATE Postpartum Care Provider ~ 2018


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