UVA Cancer Center’s Nia Moving to Heal Classes
Mondays – 5:30 pm and Wednesdays – noon
University Baptist Church – Charlottesville

Red Line Option 2As 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.

~DEBBIE ROSAS, Founder of The Nia Technique
From her endorsement of Susan’s Wellness Wisdom book
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The dynamic precision of martial artsT’ai Chi, Aikido, & Tae Kwon Do
The expressiveness of dance artsJazz, Modern Dance, & Duncan Dance
The self-healing potential ofYoga, Feldenkrais, & The Alexander Technique

ST Nia Photo for new siteIt 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.

carlosDebbie-Rosas-Headshot-2011-0319It 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, Nia Moving to Heal master teacher, 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.  

Candle1Nia 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 and found it to be such a wonderful complement to my wellness coaching, writing, and speaking. As a health educator for over 48 years, adding the Nia principals to all the work I do has made my work more sustainable and valuable for those I serve.

In 2016 I moved back to Charlottesville, where I danced my first Nia steps over 22 years ago. Through a generous grant from the Charlottesville Women’s Four Miler group, I am teaching Nia at the Emily Couric Clinical Cancer Center at the University of Virginia. My current class schedule can tell you more.

I am the ecstatically proud mother of two amazing adult children and I delight in being a dancing grandmother! Gratitude fills my days.

Do you want what I’m having? Come dance with me!

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UVA Cancer Center’s
Nia Moving to Heal Classes

Moving to heal, your body’s way, for all abilities!
UVA Cancer Center’s Nia Class Schedule
at the University Baptist Church – Charlottesville, VA

Mondays, 5:30 – 6:30 pm
Wednesdays, 12:00 – 1:00 pm

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Saturday, November 9
1 – 4 pm
Charlottesville Friends Meeting House

The pelvis is often called “the seat of the soul” and is a powerful container for storing thoughts, feelings, and emotions about sex, money, and power. This special afternoon will provide a safe and loving exploration of these topics.

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Private Healing Nia Classes With Susan
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Red Line Option 2“An emotional fitness odyssey, Nia is just plain exhilarating.”
~The New York Times

“I love Nia! It’s a total mind, body, spirit celebration.”
~Christiane Northrup, MD
Best-selling author of Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom, The Wisdom of Menopause,  & Goddesses Never Age

“Nia is both therapeutic and enjoyable. The movements feel natural and open up insights and feelings that will make you feel like you are discovering yourself in a new way.”
~Bernie Siegel, MD
Author of Love, Medicine & Miracles
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Nia has opened the doorway to profound joy, healing, passion, and wholeness in my life. I respect each opportunity to share this lifestyle practice with others.
~ SUSAN TATE, Black Belt Nia Instructor
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You’ll find Nia classes in over 50 countries
across the globe!

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Photo credits 

Photos of Debbie, Carlos, and group dancing photos courtesy of The Nia Technique.


©2000 – 2019 Susan Tate