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5 Rhythms Dance

The 5Rhythms® is a movement meditation, a form of ecstatic dance. We invite you to take whatever is alive for you (happiness, boredom, anger, love, pain, serenity, self-consciousness, etc.) and put it into motion. Moving with what is nurtures integration, freedom, release, and the ability to be present. Check out one of our Sunday morning, Tuesday evening, or Thursday evening classes. For a deeper dive into this transformation practice, attend one of 5 Rhythms weekend workshops. Upcoming workshops are listed on the OlyWaves website: www.


Nia Technique®

The Nia Technique® is a holistic dance practice.  It is the art of movement the body’s way.  It’s a cardio-dance workout, a movement practice, and a 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 tunes your mind and tones your body.  Each workout brings mindfulness to your dance movement experience leaving you energized, mentally clear, and emotionally balanced.  Nia 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, is non-impact, and is adaptable to individual needs and abilities.

Nia classes are taught by licensed Nia teachers.  More information about this class and the instructor Kristy Woodford, available at  Join us on Facebook for updates on the schedule and more at Olympia Nia.