11 am – 12:15 pm
No prior Nia experience needed
As a healer, dancer, and body worker who teaches people to fall in love with their bodies and stay connected to sensation, Susan’s words, advice, and insights give us tools for having a passionate and sensual relationship with the body.
The dynamic precision of martial arts ~ T’ai Chi, Aikido, & Tae Kwon Do
The expressiveness of dance arts ~ Jazz, Modern Dance, & Duncan Dance
The self healing potential of ~ Yoga, Feldenkrais, & The Alexander Technique
It was truly a JOY to discover Nia in 1997 while I was the Director of Health Promotion and assistant professor in the School of Medicine at the University of Virginia. I remember a colleague walking into my office with a flyer advertising a free Nia class that night at a local studio. She said, “Susan, this has your name all over it!” She was right! After enjoying classes for two years, I flew to California to take the first level of Nia training. I began teaching in Charlottesville a few months later.
It has been a privilege to complete all my trainings with The Nia Technique co-creators Debbie Rosas and Carlos AyaRosas (pictured right). As a black belt Nia instructor and certified Nia 5 Stages of Self-Healing instructor, I continue to learn and grow through joy with each class I teach and each Nia training I take. And after teaching several thousand classes, I can assure you that the learning and the joy continues.
Nia students and teachers in Antwerp, New York City, Washington DC, Toronto, Seattle, Waimea (Hawaii), and cities in between have been moved by my signature workshop: Igniting the Power of the Pelvis. It combines the best of my experiences as a sexuality health educator, nourisher, and Nia teacher.
When I moved to the Seattle area in 2000, I happily expanded my Nia practice here and found it to be such a wonderful complement to my nutritional consulting, wellness coaching, writing, and speaking. As a health educator for over forty-five years, adding the Nia principals to all the work I do has made my work more sustainable and valuable for those I serve.
I have just recently moved back to Charlottesville, where I danced my first Nia steps 19 years ago. Stay tuned for my next local and global Nia offerings!
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Photo credits and gratitude
Nia with Susan Tate photo courtesy of Walter Zamojski at WZIMAGES.
Susan’s “It was truly a joy” full body photo courtesy of Jennifer Lucero-Earle.
Photos of Debbie, Carlos, and group dancing photo courtesy of The Nia Technique.
©2000 – 2017 Susan Tate