Edie Nehls

Modesto, CA 95350

Edie Nehls, RYT 200, Nia White Belt Instructor
Edie became interested in alternate healing modalities in 1998 after being diagnosed with congenital hip dysplasia at the age of 27. Hip dysplasia causes the joint to deteriorate resulting in pain and limited range of motion. In order to manage the symptoms Edie sought out alternative healing modalities rather than resorting to pain medication. This led her to Pilates, Yoga, and physical therapy.
In the summer of 2003 she began practicing The Nia Technique, a mind body spirit movement practice that taught Edie how to move fluidly through life, truly focusing on the joy of movement, training her mind and body to move with dynamic ease rather than pain. At the age of 34 she made the decision to have two total hip replacements. Nia helped Edie fully integrate the new hips into her body, teaching her to move with grace and ease. Nerve damage to her deep peroneal nerve during her first hip replacement gave Edie the time and space to begin to investigate energy healing and opened a new path of discovery about the body’s way. She deepened her investigation of alternate healing modalities by working with a Chinese Herbalist to manage the neuropathy in her leg and began working with Energy Medicine to help heal the nerve. In December 2007, Edie completed her White Belt Nia Teacher Training program at Nia Headquarters in Portland, OR. She has been sharing Nia with students in San Diego, New York, Costa Rica and now Modesto, CA, since her certification.
Edie had a successful career in the non-profit arts sector for twenty-one years. In the summer of 2015, her desire to be a Yoga and Nia Instructor full time finally came to fruition. Edie left her long-time career as an arts administrator and in August 2015 completed a 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training program at the Divine Wisdom Yoga Teacher Training at The Sanctuary at Two Rivers Costa Rica. This intensive residency included learning over 108 asanas with proper alignment, adjustments & variations, class sequencing incorporating pranayama, mantra & meditation. The teacher training also included studying the Classic Yogic Sciences of Ayurveda (Indian Medicine), Jyotisha (astrology), Vaastu (spatial alignment) & Hasta Samudra (palmistry); all of which greatly assist the expansion of consciousness and provide a new level of spiritual awareness and growth.
Always a seeker, and always of the student mind, Edie continues to study and grow as she practices Nia and Yoga. She looks forward to sharing these practices with her students.

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About Me


  • BA, Theater, Wittenberg University
  • Post Secondary Certificate, InterFaith Minister, The New Seminary

Certifications / Trainings

Yoga Alliance - RYT 200 (Registered Yoga Teacher)
Pending Verification
Nia - White Belt Certified Nia Teacher
Expires: Feb 25, 2013

CPR Certified

America Health Care Academy
Expires: Nov 12, 2016

AED Certified

American Health Care Academy - CPR/AED
Expires: Nov 12, 2016

Liability Insurance

  • Fitness & Wellness Insurance Agency

Edie's Locations

Aikido Of Modesto

1501 Coffee Rd Ste L
Modesto, CA 95355-3169

NTouch Bodywork and Healing Arts

1101 Standiford Ave, Suite A-1
Modesto, CA 95350

Core Fitness

909a W. Roseburg Ave
Modesto, CA 95350

Village Yoga Center

McHenry Village
Modesto, CA 95350

Additional Information


$0.00 / hr, Rate varies based on instruction offered.

Payment Methods

Cash, Personal Checks

Years Experience


Awards & Accomplishments

Languages Spoken




2 Ratings

5.0 out of 5 Stars

  • by Leslie Vine on Aug 11, 2011

    I met Edie when she was leading a retreat in Costa Rica and had SUCH a wonderful time that I took some classes with her when I was in California as well! Edie is a spectacular teacher. She loves what she does and she is so supportive and inspiring! I would highly recommend her classes ... no matter which country you might find her in!

    Leslie from Canada

  • by Jenna Siman on Aug 01, 2011

    Edie is a fantastic Nia instructor! Her positive and boundless energy make classes a joy! She is great for all levels of Nia practitioners. I would highly recommend her classes and retreat.