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Susan Tate

Susan Tate


My Credentials

  • M.A. Health Education, Holistic Wellness Practitioner, Dancing Grandmother, Former Director of Health Promotion and assistant professor in the School of Medicine at the University of Virginia

Susan Tate

Nia Black Belt Teacher
Charlottesville, Virginia, United States


Nia has opened the doorway to profound joy, healing, passion and wholeness in my life. It is an honor to hold this door open for you to dance into so you can enjoy all of this too!

I discovered Nia in 1997 while I was the Director of Health Promotion and assistant professor in the School of Medicine at the University of Virginia and have been teaching Nia since 1999. I am a certified black belt Nia instructor and certified Nia Five Stages of Self-Healing instructor. It was an honor to complete all of my trainings with Debbie Rosas and Carlos AyaRosas, co-creators of The Nia Technique. It is a joy to teach Nia locally, across North America, and internationally.

The essence of Nia flows through everything I do. I describe myself as a wellness goddess and I have been a health educator for over 45 years. When I am not teaching Nia, I am supporting and inpsiring the wellness of others through heart-centered life coaching, nutrition advising, wellness workshops, and presentations. As a special aspect of sprititual wellness, I am also a wedding officiant.

After living in Seattle for over 16 years, I recently returned to Charlottesville, Virginia. You can now enjoy private Nia classes with me at The Polarity Barn, an exquisitely beautiful studio with views of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Simply email me at so we can schedule a time and focus for your customized class. I also offer private healing Nia classes. Please check my event schedule to see where I have the pleasure of teaching in the upcoming weeks.

I have two grown children and delight in being a dancing grandmother!

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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.

~DEBBIE ROSAS, co-founder of The Nia Technique
From her endorsement of Susan’s Wellness Wisdom: 31 Ways to Nourish Your Mind, Body, & Spirit book


My Locations

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The Dance Space
124 N 103rd St, Seattle, WA 98133, USA
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The Polarity Barn
6482 Dick Woods Rd, Charlottesville, VA 22903, USA
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Studio 206
206 W Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902, USA
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't Werkhuys
Zegelstraat 13 Borgerhout , Antwerpen, BE
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Anacortes Center for Happiness
619 Commercial Avenue, Anacortes, WA, US
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King Residence
1 Considine Ave, St. Catharines, ON L2N 5K1, Canada
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Center for Remembering and Sharing (CRS)
123 4th Ave, New York , NY, US
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2800 Woodley Rd, NW #212 , Washington, DC, DC, US
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Divine Play
313 2nd St. SE Suite 208, Charlottesville, VA, US
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440 Studios
440 Lafayette St, New York , NY, US
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St. Andrews United Church
92 Main St, St. Catharines, ON L2N 4V2, Canada
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Mount Evans Outdoor Education
201 Evans Ranch Road, Evergreen, CO, US
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Beloit College
700 College St, Beloit, WI 53511, USA
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at Entre Cour & Jardin
Brusselsesteenweg 263-265 , Melle Oost-Vlaanderen, BE
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KWF Community Room
2140 Kimberton Rd, Phoenixville, PA 19460, USA
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Twenty Mile House
700 Old Cromberg Rd, Cromberg, CA 96103, USA
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Studio 1010
1010 6th Street, Anacortes, WA, US
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Santa Barbara Dance Arts
1 N Calle Cesar Chavez #100, Santa Barbara, CA 93103, USA
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The Center for Movement and Healing
7901 35th Ave SW , Seattle, WA, US
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Studio 340
340 Fletchers Mill Rd, Woodville, VA 22749, USA
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Sanoviv Medical Institute
Capitanía del Puerto Playas de Rosarito, Carretera Libre Tijuana - Ensenada Kilómetro 29 + 850, Playa Encantada, 22710 Rosarito, B.C., Mexico
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Sojourn Studios
5603 Bayview Rd, Langley, WA 98260, USA
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a2o Cultuur(t)huis
August Van de Wielelei 65, Deurne, BE
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The Green Church
65-1108 Hawaii Belt Rd, Waimea, HI 96743, USA
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Heaven Studio
75-5259 Mamalahoa Hwy, Hōlualoa, HI, United States
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Chelsea Studios
151 West 26th Street, New York, NY 10001, United States
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Healing Arts Studio
15 West Highland Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19118, USA
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Yoga Goodness Studio
901 Jefferson St, Lynchburg, VA 24504, USA
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Embrace the Moon
1716 NW Market St, Seattle, WA 98107, USA
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Yoga Hale
74-5583 Luhia St, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740, USA
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6921 Roosevelt Way NE, Seattle, WA 98115, USA
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Kalani Oceanside Retreat Center
6860 Kalapana Kapoho Beach Rd, Pāhoa, HI 96778, USA
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The Ballet Academy of Performing Arts
22811 100th Ave W., Edmonds, WA
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The Claridge on Rittenhouse Square
1923 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19103, USA
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The Tango Studio in the Glass Building
313 2nd St SE #108, Charlottesville, VA 22902, USA
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Blue Heron Ranch Moving Arts & Equestrian
25025 NE 8th St, Sammamish, WA 98074, USA
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Balance Studio
418 N 35th St, Seattle, WA 98103, USA
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