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Rebekah Hartman

Rebekah Hartman

Rebekah Hartman

Nia First Degree Black Belt Teacher
Boulder, Colorado, United States

Nia and I crossed paths at a time when my physical body was ready for a shift. I was 6 months pregnant with my second child (February 2003) and literally fell into a Nia class....and during the class my body told me YES! All of the years of dance from creative movement at the age of 2 to ballet, tap, jazz, aerobics and eventually African, Hip Hop and Modern came together in that one class. I was blissed. It might have been the pregnancy however the experience steered me on a path that I never knew I was going to take. Yet here I am. Super stoked and ready for anything as I dive deeper into my every moment.

Nia has provided me with a set of tools that I can tap into with every decision I make. The white belt principles alone have provided me with a body centered knowledge of understanding life. Starting with JOY, understanding the pleassure principle as a guiding tool towards every decision I make, now that is transformational. Natural time has provided with me a guiding force of acknowledging that life as we know it is much more than just 24 hours in a day, truly stepping into every moment brings me and my students an awareness of fully embracing each and every second we are given. 

Now a little more about me.... born in Huntington Beach, California with one older brother and amazing parents. They tell me I came out of the womb dancing and guided me towards my first creatvie movement class at a very young age. I actually remember the smell of that gym and the leotard I assisted on wearing all of the time. Dance is my birthright and I know I am happiest when moving to the music of life. FULLY FREE. I have studiied all forms of dance from ballet and tap to hip hop and African, you name it....i love it. In my teenage my parents couldn't afford to pay for my high level classes and had to chose a different path. I became a long distance runner and competed at the Varsity level throughout high school...however I found a way to dance through it all. Every chance I got, I would bring my love for dance back into the picture. 

In college when given the opportunity to choose my own electives of course I chose dance classes and even in my Child and Adolescent Studies major I took all of the dance class options. College also introduced me to another true gift...teaching. Originally working with Autitstic children, eventually falling into Special Educaiton and working in both public and private education for many years. Teaching feels like breathing. Totally natural. I will always teach something and everyday as I continue to learn, i also find myself teaching others, i coined it GUIdance.

Now living in Boulder, Colorado (moved here in 1997), married to the most wonderful man (also a Nia student) since 1998 and we have two beautiful children. Together we have co-created OZO Coffee Company ( and our number one goal is to support and co-create a strong vibrant community. In 2017 (right after Trump was elected)  I joined the Board of Directors of our Community Radio station KGNU ( back is one of my truest passions. Do you have a cause you believe in? Hopefully more than one! If so, reach out to me and tell me all about it. 

Nia and I were bound to each other from my very first class. My mentors and trainers along my path each providing me with more knowledge, more tools so that I can become my very best version and that is what I strive to provide in each and every one of my Nia classes and playshops. All it takes is YOU, stepping in fully and embracing each moment. Are you ready?


My Locations

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North Boulder Recreation Center
3170 Broadway Street, Boulder, CO, US
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Mayama Movement Studio
625 4th Avenue, Lyons, CO 80540, USA
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East Boulder Community Center
5600 Sioux Drive, Boulder, CO 80303, USA
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My Nia Classes

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Thursday 12:00pm - 1:00pm East Boulder Community Center
5600 Sioux Drive, Boulder, CO 80303, USA
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