Over 130 Nia teachers from 20 countries are now live-streaming their classes.
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, 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 five decades, adding the Nia principals into all of my offerings 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 24 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. All my Nia classes are now being live streamed on Zoom. You’ll find links and more info at the top of this page.
Do you want what I’m having? Come dance with me!
Check out the YouTube video below to see this song shared at our Nia Seattle group dancing Break the Chain at the One Billion Rising event back in 2013.
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This quote describes what Nia has given to me and to many of my students:
“There is a dance only you can do, that exists only in you, here and now, always changing, always true. Are you willing to listen with fascination? If you are, it will deliver you unto the self you have always dreamed you could be. This is a promise.”
UVA Cancer Center’s
Nia Moving to Heal Classes
Now being live streamed on Zoom every Wednesday and Friday at noon.
Graphic created by Randee Fox.
Private Healing Nia Classes With Susan on Zoom
“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
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
You’ll find Nia classes in over 50 countries
across the globe!
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Photos of Debbie, Carlos, and group dancing photos courtesy of The Nia Technique.
©2000 – 2021 Susan Tate