“a place for learning, healing and Joy!”
Joy of Movement CM - Classes offered


Journey to The Joy.....


I discovered Nia after my diagnosis and treatment for Breast Cancer in 2002.
Exercise had fallen by the wayside in my busy life as psychologist.

My doctors insisted that I begin a fitness program right away.

What to do? I grew bored with tennis, running and other forms of exercise and
never stuck to them. Magically, a coworker told me about a new class called Nia.

I tried it and felt tears of joy stream down my face during my first class.

I was DANCING after so many years of keeping that part of myself asleep. This was the "fit" for me!

The rest, as they say, is history. I trained to become a Nia teacher. I found
kindred spirits in the community of Nia teachers and reveled in their classes
and hundreds of special events around the world. My body changed. I am more
fit than I have ever been! I became happier and more relaxed in all areas of my life.


AND I began to dream...

My vision of creating a Studio began in 2005. Gyms and traditional Wellness
Centers presented challenges to me as a Nia Dance teacher. The dream evolved over the next five years.

I could picture the shiny wood floors, windows to the outdoor world, clear space for energy to flow naturally.

It would be a place for learning, healing and Joy!

In October, my husband, Steve, and I met withTom Roberts of the Chatham Mills and began the

process of making the dream a reality. Things fell into place with more magic.

The Pittsboro Nia community enthusiastically supported us.

We all became aware that something very big and Divine was happening.

On January 1st, 2011 the doors to THE JOY OF MOVEMENT Studio opened and classes began.

Teachers found us in amazing ways...teachers of Nia and other forms of movement that needed
and wanted a space like this. We have Yoga, Taiji, QuiGong, Aikido, Ballet and more.

I am awed, and deeply grateful in our co-creation.

It truly is a space of Light and Love. We welcome you!

Humbled and Healthy,



480 Hillsboro St - Suite #410

Pittsboro, NC 27312


To get more information about The Joy of Movement at Chatham Mills, please call us at 919-444-9224