UVA Cancer Center’s Nia Moving to Heal Classes
Mondays at 5:30 pm and Wednesdays at noon
As a healer, dancer, and bodyworker 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, 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.
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 and found it to be such a wonderful complement to my wellness coaching, writing, and speaking. As a health educator for over 47 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 over 20 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.
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UVA Cancer Center’s Nia Class Schedule
at the University Baptist Church
Mondays, 5:30 – 6:30 pm
Wednesdays, 12:00 – 1:00 pm
Private Healing Nia Classes With Susan
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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Photos of Debbie, Carlos, and group dancing photos courtesy of The Nia Technique.
©2000 – 2018 Susan Tate