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Monthly Playshops at Patanjali's Place

Patanjali's Place 

410 W Geer St



Playshops, led by Molly Reingruber,  begin with brief demonstrations, then blend Nia songs and choreography to help you embody a different theme each month. To support integration, each playshops ends with stillness and moving in the five stages of self-healing.


Cost: $20 with pre-registration; $25 at the door


Playshops are held from 1-3pm:


June 12: "Pulse" Balance yin and yang with movements that are both soft and explosive. Enjoy moving with the energies of disco and tae kwon do in the new Nia routine, Pulse.

JOM Drum Jam ~ Saturday, May 21, 5-6pm

The Joy of Movement Studio at Chatham Mill

480 Hillsboro St  Suite 410




EveryBody! Let's Dance to the Beat of the Drum!


Stimuate your movment creativity and express yourself to the igniting rhythms of live drumming and a spirit soaring collage of multi-cultural music. One fun hour to integrate your body, mind, and sprit iwth healing Joy and Pleasure! Small percussion instruments provided for all to participate in the drumming or bring your own. EveryBody is invited!


Cost: $!0

Guided by Nia Teacher and Trainer Kate Finlayson.

Beach Party Playday ~ Saturday, June 4, 8:30am-4pm

The Joy of Movement Studio at Chatham Mill

480 Hillsboro St Suite 410



Spend a Joy-FuLL day at the Joy of Movement Beach with your "Nia lifeguards" Lynda Heymen and Kate Finlayson. Nuture self-healing with a rujuvenating beach spa~A salty skin run and splash! Relax into sacred qualities of the Ocean, and explore your body's way with Lynda's unique Floor Play routine "A Day at the Beach". Delight in the fun of dancing in the sand with Kate's "Beach Blanket Nia" routine! A healthy picnic lunch is included. Bring a towel, an outfit to splash in and one to dance in!


Cost: $80 if register by May 28; $90 thereafter

To register, call Kate at: 919.985.5283 or email

Woodstock Experience with Jason Alan Griffin ~ June 7

American Dance Festival Studios

Studio B

721 Broad St



Tuesday, June 7, 12-1pm

Cost: $15


First Degree Black Belt Jason Alan Griffin (JAG) is bringing Woodstock to Durham with a Nia class featuring artists that performed at the original Woodstock Music Festival. It will be a groovy throwback to 1969 with Jefferson Airplane; Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young; Melanie; Jimi Hendrix; Blood, Sweat & Tears and many others. The focus is on FreeDance and the intent is to sense the Magic of Movement to Music...and peace.


The theme is love and peace so consider wearing peace signs, tie dye, flowing sun dresses, vests with fringe, love beads and flowers in your hear!


JAG travels with his dog, River, who sleeps in his crate during class. Please ignore him so he can stay relaxed.


For more information, contact: Haven: 650-704-2444 or Kate: 919-985-5283

Nia White Belt Intensive with Kate Finlayson ~ June 18-24

Joy of Movement Studio at Chatham Mill

480 Hillsboro St



Love your Body! Love your Life! Step into this split weekend and explore the rich depth and joy of Nia with techniques and tools for transforming your body and life!


June 18-24, 2016


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

  • 7-day White Belt Intensive training: 50+ hours of somatic education, including daily Nia classes
  • 200+ page White Belt Learn book download
  • Subscription to Nia's monthly e-newsletter
  • Access to the Nia online community forum
  • Access to Nia's monthly public education telecourses
  • A Nia White Belt and Nia Certificate of Completion

If you would like to continue your education and/or teach Nia in a fitness class or professional setting, you may do so by purchasing the Nia Livelihood Package for $520, renewed annually.


About your trainer: 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: Click here

or contact Kate directly: or 919.985.5283

Community Nia Jam ~ Friday, June 24, 7-8:30pm

Carrboro Century Center

100 N Greensboro St



EveryBody! Let's Dance! Let's Play!


Experience the transforming power of Nia, the Body-Mind-Spirit fitiness program fusing dance, martial arts and healing arts. Join Triangle Nia teachers who will safely guide you in a playful, exhilerating evening of community Joy!

$3/person at the door.

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


Playshops at Patanjali's Place

Jun 12

Molly Reingruber



JOM Drum Jam

Saturday, May 21, 6pm

Kate Finlayson



Beach Party Playday

Saturday, June 4, 8:30am-4pm

Kate Finlayson & Lynda Heymen



The Woodstock Experience

Tuesday, June 7, 12-1pm

Jason Alan Griffn



Nia White Belt Intensive

June 18-24

Kate Finlayson



Community Nia Jam

Friday, June 24, 7-8:30pm

Area Nia Teachers


Join our

Triangle Nia (Love Your Body)

Meetup Group


     New Classes


First Prespbyterian Church

Tuesdays, 4:30pm

May 17-July 26

Heather Wallace



Levin JCC

Fridays, 11:45am

Dorita Beh-Eger, Haven Carter,

Holly McKinney, Molly Reingruber



Ninth Street Dance

Fridays, 10am

Begins June 10

Caroline Dyar, Laurie LaBean


Chapel Hill

Unity Center of Peace

Thursdays, 10am

Holly McKinney



The Wellness Station

Wednesdays, 5:30pm

Dorita Beh-Eger


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