Center for Nia and Yoga

Center for Nia and Yoga


Hey 518 👋🏼 I’m going to begin teaching hatha yoga classes and prenatal yoga classes at @thecenter4niayoga next week!! The first hatha yoga class will be on Monday 1/20. The first prenatal class will be on Thursday 1/23. Swipe for schedule and class descriptions. Comment with any questions. Hope to see you there! #yoga #hathayoga #518 #upstateny #albany #troy #colonie #capitaldistrictny #upstatenewyork #wellness #health #fit #fitness #prenatal #prenatalyoga #centerforniaandyogaalbany #peace #love #healthiswealth #peaceofmindishappiness #yogashowstheway @ Center for Nia and Yoga
Come get your sweat and booty burn with me at 4:30pm!
Hope to see you at the Barre today for Barreflow at 4:30pm!!! When we do tricep push ups we modify to stay safe and make it more effective 💪🏻
Are ya ready to Barre with me? Join me at 4:30pm for BarreFlow 😅
Hey did ya miss me?!?!?! Barreflow is on today at 4:30pm 😄
Join me today at 4:30pm BarreFlow!!!
Hey don’t let the rain get you down!!! Join me for BarreFlow at 4:30pm! Also Saturday mornings at 8am!!!
Hey it’s Thursday! Come to BarreFlow this afternoon at 4:30pm for a 45 minute Total Mind Body workout 💪🏻 Check out this movement cue you can utilize in the Diamond Squat to help strength your glutes and quads!
Join me at the Barre Saturday morning at 8am; also Thursday afternoons at 4:30pm! BarreFlow incorporates corrective exercises and core strength moves like this to help improve imbalances in the body.
Happy October! Make the time for YOU and try something NEW! Join me for BarreFlow today at 4:30pm and check out this quick modification tip in the Tuck n Reach move 👍🏻
BarreFlow is on today at 4:30pm!!!! Join me at the Barre for 45 minutes and you won’t regret it 😉
This is your chance this week to join me for BarreFlow 4:30pm!* Get your sweat, stretch and burn on 😅 *No Saturday 8am class this week due to a weekend training.

The Center for Nia and Yoga. located 1720 Central Ave. Colonie NY 2nd floor. Nia fitness/fusion, Moving to Heal, Yoga & Belly Dance, Nia trainers.

To provide a safe and comfortable environment for movement, yoga for everyBODY.

Nia class: A body-mind eclectic expressive fitness fusion program. Nia trainings. Nia community dance events. Yoga: Ashtanga, Kripalu, Deep relaxation, Forrest Yoga. Belly dance, drumming. Menopause support group.

Have you registered for Saturday morning nia yet?

Yikes! It looks like it'll be cold outside in the morning... so I'll brave the weather and you can stay toasty in your living room :)

Sign up on mind-body
- Gemma

My weather-appropriate inspiration card today 😝...

“Put down your shield and stand in the rain of blessings”

Come dance in our shower of blessings tomorrow for Saturday morning Nia!
Register on mindbody, dance via zoom 👯‍♀️🥰

My weather-appropriate inspiration card today 😝...

“Put down your shield and stand in the rain of blessings”

Come dance in our shower of blessings tomorrow for Saturday morning Nia!
Register on mindbody, dance via zoom 👯‍♀️🥰

Join me for Saturday morning nia 9AM!

movement as an essential service to your body

love Gemma xoxox

Register on mind-body

Thank you for a joy-filled Saturday morning class!
Here is the book I was mentioning...
I loved exploring this concept of ‘types of JOY’...
From fleeting joy in our senses (the chocolate cake)
to enduring Joy that radiates from us... from contentment, from exultation, from empathy, compassion, gratitude and loving-kindness 💜
Thank you for exploring these sensations in the body... may you all SHINE your JOy into your weekend!

Hi folks - this is Gemma and I am taking a vacation next week! Woohoo!! Can you guess where from the pic?
Alas my travel means there will be no class this Saturday 15th or next Thursday 20th.
I am subbing tonight, Wednesday 12th 5:45PM, and I will be teaching as normal tomorrow evening Thursday 13th 5:45PM!
Come dance with me before I go!

New Yoga offerings & EVENTS!

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Prenatal Yoga now offered at The Center for Nia & . Yoga. Thursday morning 9:00 - 10:15 pm with Marie Heffernan

Nia fit!

Stepping in to 2020 exploring a beginners mind, trying new things, setting intentions, applying a focus, experiencing the sensations of fresh starts and optimism 🙌

Join Gemma on Thursdays at 5:45pm and Saturdays 9am!

Thursday 5:45pm will be Gentle Nia... my body is matching the weather and I need to listen to its call! We will heal and condition through conscious movement.

Focus will be on cross-lateral movements with the intent to sense balance in the body 💜
Cross-lateral movements, including crawling a la 5 stages, activate both hemispheres of the brain, building balanced core muscles and coordination.

Because I’m not as good at shoveling snow with my left side as my right ;)
Love Gemma

Rocky Horror Time Warp

Shake up your Halloween morning with some scary song!
9:30 at the Center for Nia and Yoga!!

YEAH Rocky Horror Picture Show Time Warp Enjoy it might cut off a few things but it's better then having words on the bottom right :3

Nia classes during the Nia White Belt training
With Casey Bernstein
Open to every one!

Friday Oct. 25th 9:30 - 10:45 am
Saturday Oct. 26th 9:00 - 10:15 am
Sunday Oct. 27th 10 - 11:15 am
Friday Nov. 1st 9:30 - 10:45 am
Saturday Nov. 2nd 9:00 - 10:15 am
Sunday Nov. 3rd 10:00 - 11:15 am

AWAKE with Chelsey Korus

Fab Saturday morning session today!
Closing quote was from the inspirational Chelsey Korus: It was not mine to carry, and so I lay it down 💕
Love Gemma xoxox

AWAKE with Chelsey Korus

Guest Nia teacher Jag will be teaching this Friday at 9:30 - 10:45 am Nia class! regular center pass applies. He will be sharing his AWESOME work: spirit. "classes offered" to register!

Day #3 of the NIa White Belt training. Offering the Nia routine AYA at 9:00 am Nia class for everyBODY! #nia

[06/12/19]   Playing with
FloorPlay again on Thursday 9:30-10:30am
This will be the last Thursday morning class for the Summer
Look for Pop Up Classes coming soon!

Time to get WILD again! Thursday morning at 930am.

Please join Casey Bernstein for the Nia White Belt: Art of Sensation training experience over 2 weekends. June 21st - 23rd & June 28th - 30th.

[05/23/19]   Thursday 9:30am class will be cancelled for the next 2 weeks.
Class will resume June 6th
Enjoy the holiday!

Put down your coffee and news paper and Break Free of your Thursday morning routine to come and dance to the music of Queen. 9:30-10:30am You will leave with a smile on your face :)

#Nia's Floorplay today 4:30 - 5:30 pm with Casey Bernstein with focus and the spine! exercise never felt to good!

It was a dream team this past Saturday morning! And there’s room for YOU to join us!
Sweat - Laugh - Condition - Meditate
Saturdays 9AM

Come play with Queen music tomorrow morning at 9:30am. We'll be coming up and down off the floor, moving to rhythms, beats and melodies of some great tunes. Thank you Casey for an amazing floor to play on.

The question is; if you haven't been to 1720 Central Ave, why not??

5 Things That Will Happen To Your Brain When You Dance

Read why dancing is good for your brain...

Dancing frequently – 76% reduced risk of dementia
It’ll improve your muscle memory..

Join me Thursday morning at 9:30 to move to the music of Pulse. Dance to you heart's content and enjoy these remarkable benefits to your brain.

[03/16/19]   Saturday 8:45am
There is a big accident that has closed Central Ave close to the studio... coming from the West you’re fine... coming from the East you’ll need to take a left in Broderick to loop a couple of blocks before coming back to Central on Lanci!
Prayers for whatever is happening with the emergency vehicles outside 🙏💜🙏

Center for Nia and Yoga

One more week of SoCal

Close your eyes and imagine the sun shining, the warm breeze blowing and you're bare feet on the beach in sunny California. The music will take you there Thursday at 9:30am. 😎


"Hello! How are you?" Adele Friday Morning Nia! 9:30 - 10:45am!

This is "MVI_0559" by Casey Bernstein on Vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the people who love them.

Venice, USA

Close your eyes and imagine the sun shining, the warm breeze blowing and you're bare feet on the beach in sunny California. The music will take you there Thursday at 9:30am. 😎

Provided to YouTube by The Orchard Enterprises Venice, USA · Red Elvises Lunatics & Poets ℗ 2004 Shooba-Doobah Released on: 2004-02-01 Auto-generated by YouT...

the mamas & papas - california dreaming - stereo edit

All the leaves are brown and the sky is gray, so why not
come dance to the music where the sun always shines.
I love LA, Thursday morning at 9:30am. I promise you'll leave with a warm glow on your face and in your heart. The Mamas & Papas lip synching "California Dreaming" at The Hollywood Palace. "California Dreamin'" is a song written by John Phillips and Michelle Phillips ...

[02/14/19]   Thursday morning class is canceled today, see you next week!

[02/13/19]   Warm your heart and dance to
I love LA
Thursday morning 9:30am

Steppenwolf - Born To Be Wild (Easy Rider) (1969)

Step into your Wild this week at the Center for Nia and Yoga.

Thursday morning at 9:30am and I'll be subbing again for Casey Friday at 9:30am.

This is Debbie's amazing routine and guess what?! She's coming to Albany for a workshop on Floor play. A great opportunity for every body and a perfect studio for this training.

Put it on your calendar....

Friday April 5th 2 - 5 pm. Debbie’s Pull event
Saturday April 6th & & 7th Floorplay weekend/training workshop.

We were born to be Wild!!

Queen - Don't Stop Me Now (Official Video)

In honor of Bohemian Rapidity that received 2 Academy Award nomination, we will dance to the music of Queen this week. My regular Thursday morning Nia class and I'll be subbing for Casey, Friday morning at 9:30am.

"I'm a shooting star, leaping through the sky
Like a tiger defying the laws of gravity"

Subscribe to the Official Queen Channel Here Taken from Jazz, 1978. Queen - 'Don't Stop Me Now' Click here to buy the DVD with ...

Look! You get a gift pen when you come to class at The Center! Isn't that FUN!!! Casey Bernstein

Nia Movement as Meditation this Sunday morning 10 - 11:15 Nia, 11:15 - 12:15 Restorative yoga plus tea!

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Nia Dance Jam w/Drumming
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Opening Hours

Monday 17:00 - 19:00
Tuesday 09:30 - 10:30
Wednesday 16:30 - 19:30
Wednesday 09:30 - 10:30
Thursday 11:00 - 20:15
Thursday 09:30 - 10:30
Friday 09:30 - 11:00
Saturday 09:00 - 10:30
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