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Kate Latimer

Kate Latimer

  • latiland@hotmail.com
  • (505) 795-0631

My Credentials

  • MA, LMHC

Kate Latimer

Nia Brown Belt Teacher
Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States

I discovered Nia in 2005 while completing my master's degree in counseling psychology at Southwestern College in Santa Fe, and after spending nearly a decade teaching group exercise classes in the conventional fitness world. My "initiatory" experience with Nia was dancing to Debbie's classic Nia routine, "Sanctuary," with Sherry Wheaton.  The years I spent pounding away at my body in the effort to make it take the shape I wanted had left me tired, sore, and rigid. Suddenly I found renewed vitality and joy in the spirals, waves, and flowing energy of Nia. It moved me so deeply that I decided to take the White Belt with Holly Natasi just a few months later and was amazed to discover how many parallels their were with my educational path to becoming a counselor.  Nia provides a roadmap to healing that starts with entering into a loving relationship with the body by choosing pleasure over pain and seeking the sensation of Universal Joy in each and every moment.

I completed my Blue Belt with Carlos and Debbie in Portland in May 2009 and took the Brown Belt with Helen Terry in Santa Fe in 2015. I continue to be amazed by the power and complexity of this work as it supports me dance through life with authenticity, curiosity, and compassion. Through Nia I have discovered ways of moving and being that revitalize, rejuvenate and replenish my mind, body and spirit.  I have found friendship and creative inspiration with others on a path of self healing and personal growth.  I have helped build community as a founding member of the StudioNia Santa Fe teaching faculty, and have seen that community become a vibrant place of learning for our students and support center for new Nia teachers under the leadership of studio owners Kelle Rae Oien (Nia Faculty Trainier) and Mark Frossard (Nia Black Belt Teacher). StudioNia Santa Fe is known locally for leading energizing flashmobs for One Billion Rising and Santa Fe Pride on the Plaza and recently won Best of Santa Fe in the fitness center category.

I love how Nia blends so seamlessly with my work as a mental health counselor, teaching how our relationship with our bodies forms a foundation for our relationship with others, and that we alone have the power to self-heal both physical and emotional wounds.  With Nia I have found movement as meditation and movement as medicine that allows me to burn off the emotional residue of working in an emotionally challenging field while keeping me healthy in both body and mind.

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My Locations

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El Gancho Fitness Swim and Racquet Club
104 Old Las Vegas Hwy, Santa Fe, NM, US
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StudioNia Santa Fe
851 West San Mateo Rd, Santa Fe, NM, US
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My Nia Classes

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Monday 5:00pm - 6:00pm El Gancho Fitness Swim and Racquet Club
104 Old Las Vegas Hwy, Santa Fe, NM, US
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Wednesday 5:00pm - 6:00pm El Gancho Fitness Swim and Racquet Club
104 Old Las Vegas Hwy, Santa Fe, NM, US
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Sunday 9:00am - 10:00am StudioNia Santa Fe
851 West San Mateo Rd, Santa Fe, NM, US
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