Kate Finlayson

Nia 1st Degree Black Belt & Nia White Belt Trainer

about Kate

Kate Finlayson began teaching Nia® in 2005 in North Carolina when she completed her Nia White Belt training with Stephaney Abilon. After years of chronic pain, frozen shoulders, overweight and low energy, she walked into Marty Broda’s Nia class, her body began to dance in rhythmic flow and she knew she was Home. She has gone on to receive her Blue, Brown, Green, Black, and 1st Degree Black Belts in the Nia Technique, as well as Nia 5 Stages, FreeDance and Moving to Heal certifications. She is honored to be one of 28 Nia White Belt trainers all over the world and her passion is to share this powerful week of personal growth with all who are willing to step in!!

Kate has experienced incredible self-healing physically, mentally, and emotionally through the practice of Nia and loves bringing this Joy of Movement to Every Body! She has lead Nia trips to Nicaragua, Greece, and Brazil and created numerous Nia jams, fundraisers, celebrations, healing ceremonies, routine immersions, playshops and White Belt Trainings in North Carolina, South Carolina, Louisiana, Texas, Florida, Iowa, St. Louis, and Las Vegas. She has especially enjoyed combining the Enneagram with Nia in her playshops “Dancing the Enneagram” and “Wings and Arrows”. She is happy to be a part of the fabulous community of Triangle Nia!


Classic Nia at Century Center
Wednesdays 5:45 pm

Carrboro Recreation and Parks Department
Century Center
100 N. Greensboro St., Carrboro NC

For course fees and dates and to register, call the above number PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED

Gentle Nia at Barriskill
Thursdays 2:30 pm

Barriskill Dance Studio
3642 Shannon Road, Durham, NC, USA

First class free!
$12 drop in
Class cards $55/5 classes or $100/10 classes
register by contacting Kate

Classic Nia at Meadowmont
Fridays 9:00 am
UNC Meadowmont Wellness Center
100 Sprunt St. Chapel Hill NC

Group classes included with Annual Membership
Member's Guest: $10/class; Visitors: $15/class

Kate teaches classes in Pittsboro, Carrboro, Chapel Hill, and Durham and offers Nia White Trainings in North Carolina, at The Joy of Movement in Pittsboro, as well as in Charlotte and Asheville, and in Florida, Louisiana, and Texas.

Contact Kate at kate@naturenia.com or 919.985.KATE [5283] or visit her website NatureNia.com

Classic Nia at JOM
Mondays & Wednesdays 10:30 am

The Joy of Movement at Chatham Mills
480 Hillsboro St, Suite 410, Pittsboro NC

Nia Class Bundle: $50 5-classes / $100 10-classes
Drop-in: $15

Gentle Nia at Duke Center for Living at Fearrington
Tuesdays 10:00 - 10:45 am
Duke Center for Living at Fearrington
100 Clynelish Close, Pittsboro NC

$30/members; $60/non-members
email Kate for session dates