News and Events

White Belt Training ~ July 21-27

The Joy of Movement Studio at Chatham Mill

480 Hillsboro St



Love Your Body  Love Your Life


Now is the time to step into and explore the rich depth and joy of Nia with techniques and tools for transforming your body and life.


The $1599 price of the Nia White Belt Intensive includes:

  • 7-day White Belt Intensive Training: 50+ hours of somatic education, including 6 Nia classes
  • 200+ page White Belt Learn Book Download
  • Subscription to Nia's monthly newsletter
  • Access to the Nia online Community Forum
  • Access to Nia's monthly telecourses
  • A Nia White Belt and Nia Certificate of Completion

At the completion of the training, you may choose to continue your education and/or teach Nia in a fitness class or professional setting by purchasing a Nia Livelihood Package for $396, renewed annually.


Kate Finlayson began her Nia Journey in 2005 dancing into her Sacred Livelihood. She received the profound gifts of loving her body and community: an incredibly supportive Triangle Nia. Her dream of spreading the healing of Nia to the world has been realized as a Nia White Belt Trainer.


To register:

or call Kate directly:919.985.5283

White Belt Training July 21-27 with Kate Finlayson
White Belt flyer for JOM July 2018.pdf
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Public Classes During White Belt ~ Jul 22-27, 11am

Joy of Movement Sudio at Chatham Mill

480 Hillsboro St 



Come dance with the White Belt Trainees! 

Nia Trainer and 1st Degree Black Belt

Kate Finlayson will teach public classes each day of the training, Sunday, July 22 through Friday, July 27. 


$15 Drop-in; 3 classes for $40; all 6 for $60

Join us for lunch after class! 

JOM Master Public classes July 2018.pdf
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Nia Moving to Heal Workshop and Master Class ~ Sacred    

The Joy of Movement at Chatham Mill

480 Hillsboro St



Join mind-body psychotherapist & Nia faculty trainer Jule Aguirre for a workshop and master class delving into her process of crafting an adaptaion of the Nia routine Sacred for the Moving to Heal format. Immerse yourself in the sensation of feeling better in body, mind, emotion and spirit. Jule will guide you to experience your own personal relationship with the music and simple movement patterns, all designed to stimulate self-healing in a fun, relaxed group environment. This workshop and master class is for everyBODY--students, belt grads, and teachers alike! 


Workshop: Adapting Sacred for Moving to Heal 3:30-5:30pm

Master Class: Sacred M2H Adaptation Masterclass 6-70m


Contact Karen Firebaugh to register:

Register by... Workshop  Class Combo
7/22 Super Discount $35 $15 $45
7/23-8/5 Early Discount $40 $20 $55
8/6-8/17 Regular Price $45 $25 $60

The Art of Healing: Nia Moving to Healing Training          with Jule Aguirre ~ August 18 & 19

The Joy of Movement at Chatham Mill

480 Hillsboro St



EveryBODY is healing something! 


Designed with the unifying theme of healing, Nia Moving to Heal Training provides you with the knowledge and skills to receive therapeutic benefits through the moving practice of Nia. Founded on the art of movement and the philosophy of The Body's Way, you will learn techniques to adapt Nia therapeutically and how to successfully use Nia movement and principles to feel better. Topics covered include philosophy of healing and The Body's Way, sensation science, somatic anatomy, movement, and how music enhances the therapeutic movement experience. 


The training places specific emphasis on the ethics of healing and compassionate movement while considering the needs of diverse students. People with short- and long-term illness benefit by using movement as part of their prescription for healing, whether it be anxiety/depression, cancer, chronic pain, arthritis, Parkinson's, brain injuries, compassion fatigue, eating disorders, etc. 


Whether you desire to go deeper into your personal healing practice, or to share Moving to Heal programming with clients by becoming a Moving to Heal Facilitator, this training will ignite your healing potential. 


Cost: $299 

Learn more & enroll at


Jule Aguirre, M.Ed., LPC, NCC, Mind-Body Psychotherapist, Nia Somatic Educator & Trainer

Headquartered in Dallas, TX, Jule MOVES mind-body integrators, urban athletes, and adventurers in wellness worldwide, delivering a powerfully dynamic, conscious movement experience with her unique approach to blending the wisdom of Nia with her integrative psychotherapeutic skill, dynamically stimulating WHOLE-BEing transformation for participants of her work. 

Manifest Magic in March ~ March 10-17, 2019

Melt into Movement and Meditation at Jake's in Jamaica for an ultimate Nia retreat experience. Jake's is an eco-friendly resort located on the less-traveled southern coast. 


Led by Nia Black Belts Haven Carter, Shane Wigglesworth and Sandra Caldwell, the retreat will feature Nia, MELT Hand and Foot Treatment, Soft Foam Rolling, Silent and Guided Meditations, Psoas Exporations and daily excursions including farm-to-table cooking class, sailing, snorkeling, ceramic and glass art class, outreach to the community, and ziplining at sacred pools. 


Double occupancy from $1744; Single Occupancy from $2255

Prices good until 8/15/18. Space is limited, no experience needed

To register: 

Karen Lynn

919.349.3842 | 1.800.881.6717


Join our New Triangle-Nia-Love-Your-Body Meetup Group!

A group of Triangle area-based (Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill) Nia instructors and their students, and those who want to learn more about the Nia practice and living happily in their bodies. Step into a Nia class and feel strengthened, flexible, relaxed, and more balanced, emotionally and physically. Nia is a low-impact mind-body fitness class which combines dance, martial arts and healing arts such as yoga. This class is easy on the joints and students are encouraged to move according to their body's way, so it is a wonderful workout for all ages. We host regular events which introduce Nia to new audiences and create opportunities to become part of the Triangle Nia community.


Click here to join our meetup group!

  News and Events


White Belt Training

July 21-27

Kate Finlayson



Public Classes

during White Belt

July 22-27

Kate Finlayson



M2H Routine Adaptation

& Master Class

Fri, Aug 17, 3:30pm & 6pm

Jule Aguirre



The Art of Healing

Nia Moving to Heal Training

Aug 18 & 19

Jule Aquirre



Manifest Magic in March

March 10-17, 2019

Haven Carter, Sandra Caldwell, Shane Wigglesworth


     New Classes


Joy of Movement Studio

Every other Sunday, 1pm

Anne Shelton

& Karen Firebaugh



Joy of Movement Studio

Tuesdays, 6pm

Anne Shelton 

& Karen Firebaugh

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