"It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken
joy in creative expression and knowledge."

Albert Einstein

Lynda Heymen, Psy.D. - Nia


lynda heymen, nia pittsboro, nc - joy of movement cm

Lynda Heymen, Psy.D.is the creator and facilitator of "The Joy of Movement at Chatham Mills." A certified Black Belt Nia® teacher, Lynda discovered Nia in 2002 and has been teaching classes in Raleigh and Pittsboro since 2003. Lynda is also a clinical psychologist and has a practice in Cary and Pittsboro. On a personal and professional level, Nia has enhanced her efforts to promote healing and well-being through movement and the integration of mind, body and spirit. She also brings a background in dance to her classes. It is her hope that all her students discover the power and magic of "dancing through life" that the Nia Technique offers.


Nia Classes: Sunrise Nia Tues. & Thurs. at 8:30ish am. Dance with the sunrise and to the new day!
Saturdays at 8:30ish. Come play with us! And feel free to join us for breakfast afterwards at the Chatham MarkePlace Cafe.

Nia Bundle of 12 classes - $100.00

Nia Bundle of 5 classes - $50.00
Drop-in fee of $15.00


Javier Gayo - Nia


Javier Gayo is a certified Blue Belt Nia instructor who, since childhood, has used dance to escape the "real world"; and replenish the spirit. An avid fitness seeker, he integrates Nia into his fitness routine to achieve balance of body, mind and spirit. His Nia journey began in the mid-2000s when his Mom introduced him to Nia as a way to relieve stress and tension caused by graduate studies in Engineering.

The rest, as they say, is history.

 Tim Klein - Yoga


Tim Keim has been practicing yoga since 1994. The first thing he learned was how to heal an aching back with yoga. He's been helping others do the same since then. Tim has logged over ten thousand hours of personal practice time in 22 years. Tim also healed himself from Crohn's Disease with the help of his yoga and meditation training.


Tim took his yoga teacher training in 2004 and yoga therapy training in 2013. He's been teaching in the NC Piedmont for nearly 15 years. In addition to teaching group classes, Tim works individually with people directly addressing disease conditions with yoga therapy either as an adjunct to medical treatment or as a primary treatment.


Tim calls his approach to yoga, Comfortable Engagement Yoga. Tim say's, "When a student is "comfortably engaged" in yoga practice, they are able to relax and enjoy yoga practice as they challenge themselves to gain new levels of physical and mental awareness. Comfortable Engagement Yoga is a way for us to master the art and science of good health and fulfill our personal potential." 


Tim is the author of The Dynamic Dozen: 12 Accessible Yoga Poses for Building Bone Density, Strength and Balance (Lystra Books 2014). Tim leads workshops for people with osteoporosis and osteopenia and those facing age-related diminished capacity.


You can read Tim's yoga blog at timkeim.wordpress.com

Emily Silverman - Yoga


Emily Silverman (RYT 500) has been teaching yoga since 2007. Emily’s classes create an atmosphere of joy and inner reflection, yielding a physically strong and heart-opening experience of yoga. She teaches “Dharma Yoga,” in the tradition of yoga master Dharma Mittra. Emily received yoga teacher certifications from Nirvana Yoga in Amherst, MA (200-hour) and from the Dharma Yoga Center in NYC (200- and 500-hour). She also completed the Therapeutic Yoga for Seniors professional training at Duke Integrative Medicine in Durham, NC. Emily is a former librarian and library fundraiser, and a certified therapy dog handler.
Yoga Classes: Sundays 5 - 6:15 pm, and Thursdays 5:30 -  6:45 pm, $5 - $15 sliding donation scale per class, drop-ins welcome
Yoga Nidra (guided meditation): 6:30 - 7:30 pm selected first Sundays of the month
Private Yoga by Appointment: [email protected]

Dharma yoga warms up the body, brings flexibility to muscles and joints, and wakes up the nervous system. Students will experience a gentle yet powerful series of stretching, bending, balancing, twisting, and inverted postures. Classes include warm-up, yoga postures (asanas), breathing practice (pranayama), and guided deep relaxation (savasana). Emily welcomes beginners to advanced students, and offers modifications for various levels of experience. Yoga Nidra is a rejuvenating guided meditation practice in which we progressively relax the body and mind.

Dan Pasek - Interactive Taijiquan


Teacher/coach Dan Pasek has been studying Taijiquan since 1979 and has been in NC since 1990 training with the Magic Tortoise Taijiquan School. Dan has been a tournament judge for both forms and push-hands since 1998.

Dan currently emphasizes interactive work both without and with weapons.


Interactive Taijiquan Class Information

(see class page for more details)
Taijiquan’s push-hands training (tui shou) was developed as a method for learning and improving ones understanding of the principles that underlie this art. It is not fighting, although it trains principles that may be applied to fighting. Sensitivity (especially through the sense of touch) is emphasized, and the class is suitable for all fitness levels without requiring any special equipment or clothing.

Push-hands skills involve connecting with incoming energy or force, and understanding it and controlling it without directly opposing it.

When in contact with a training partner, one should learn to recognize what is happening in ones own body

as well as what is happening with your partner’s body.

For online articles about interactive Taijiquan written by Dan Pasek, please see:


Classes are $15 each.



Kate Finlayson - Nia



Kate Finlayson began her Nia journey in 2005, stepping into Marty Broda’s class and finding her Purpose.

She received her White Belt from trainer Stephaney Robinson that same year and taught Nia classes for five years in Carrboro, Durham, Chapel Hill, Hillsborough and Elon before relocating to Louisiana in 2010.  She has gone on to receive her Blue, Brown, Green and Black Belts, as well as Nia 5 Stages certification. She is honored to be one of 50 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 lead Nia trips to Nicaragua, Greece and Brazil and created numerous Nia jams, fundraisers, celebrations, healing ceremonies, playshops and White Belt Trainings in North Carolina, Louisiana, Alabama, Texas, St. Louis, Portland and Las Vegas. She brought Nia to New Orleans, Baton Rouge and the Northshore area for three years. Her vision to create a vibrant community on the Gulf Coast has been seeded with 13 new White Belts in Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama.

            She is happy to be back in her Heart Home of North Carolina and the fabulous community of Triangle Nia! Teaching at the Joy of Movement is fulfilling a dream that she and Lynda had, once upon a time, long ago on a Saturday morn at the General Store.

Kim Calhoun - Yoga, Partner Massage




Come unwind and restore! Kim offers gentle yoga classes to nourish our connection of mind body and spirit on Wednesdays from 6:00-7:15pm. Enjoy a mindful and playful exploration of movement and breath, leaving with stress-relieving tools that can be integrated into everyday life. Kim, also a massage therapist and herbalist, weaves anatomy, easy self-massage, and her love of nature into class in an accessible, inspiring, and unique way. Folks of all shapes, colors, orientations, and levels of experience are welcome! Bring a friend and join us as we transition into a peaceful evening.

Save money and commit to your weekly well being by signing up for a whole session for $12/class. Drop ins also welcome: $10 your first time; afterwards $14. Payment plans are available. Dates for Kim's yoga series, free introductory classes, and popular Valentine's Partner Massage Playshop can be found at her website along with details on her educational background and other healing arts offerings: www.AbunDanceHealingArts.com

Scott Campbell - Yoga



Scott took his first yoga class in Texas more than 40 years ago. Although fascinated and moved by the experience, he took a very long detour to L.A. for a career in acting. Amidst the craziness and excess that is L.A., through the craft of acting, lots of therpay, the occasional yoga class, , and the reading of many esoteric books, Scott explored the relationship between the body, mind, and emotions.


Eventually seeking greater balance in his life, he returned to regular yoga practice some 15 years ago, and used his practice to heal, ground, deepen, and expand what he learned living as an actor in L.A.. He is a student of Taoism and Tibetan Buddhism, as well as Indian style of yoga. His teaching reflects the eclectic mix of his background, using what works, with encouragement, compassion, and humor to help each student to uncover and move closer to their truth and the peace and acceptance that eventually comes.


Scott is grateful for the many teachers who have helped along the way, including Gabriel Halpern, Ti Harmony,

Vincent Bridges and the Dalai Lama to name just a few.

Shelley - Kindermusik



Shelley is a former French teacher and a life-long lover of music. She is a licensed Kindermusik Educator as well as a private music teacher in piano, guitar, ukulele, recorder and flute for fellow music lovers of all ages and levels. She founded Music In Me! on the desire to provide access to musical expression for all ages and learning styles and is thrilled to offer Kindermusik classes to the youngest members of our community (0-7 years) and their caregivers.
Kindermusik is the premier music-based program for little ones! Join us for singing, movement activities and instrument play in a fun, relaxed atmosphere, where, at the same time, your child will learn new and important developmental skills. It is an exciting musical adventure that will give your child a solid foundation for future learning!
For more information on classes contact Shelley
[email protected]

Maia Derewicz - Nia




From the moment she stepped into her first Nia class in 2012, Maia felt at home. She immediately knew she had found a healing practice that her mind, body, and spirit had been yearning for. "Through Nia I feel strong, balanced, centered, and connected to my body in a positive way. Nia inspires me to embrace my unique, creative self and live in the present moment." Maia is grateful to have found a practice that honors everyone and wants to spread the joy, ease, and healing powers of Nia to others.

In 2015, she completed her white belt and green belt training. As well as teaching Nia,

Maia is a singer-songwriter and outdoor educator for young children.

Join Maia on Tuesday evenings for Nia and relaxation from 6:30-7:30pm starting April 5.

Christine Chase - Yoga



Christine has been captivated by the transformational effects of yoga for over 15 years. She completed her first RYT 200 Teacher Training at Grace Yoga School in 2012 followed by KRI Kundalini Teacher Training at Tenth Gate Yoga in 2015. Christine believes teaching yoga to be the greatest service. An Advanced Reiki Practitioner and Gong Master, Christine also offers Gong Baths and incorporates them into her classes. She offers Kundalini Yoga and the Gong on Fridays at 9:00 am. Please check on calendar for monthly Gong Baths.


Christine Chase 919-200-1943

[email protected]

Kundalini Yoga and the Gong on Fridays at 9:00 am. Please check on calendar for monthly Gong Baths.

Lindsey Gionfriddo - Ballroom Dance



Lindsey Gionfriddo is a graduate from Lees McRae College with a Bachelor of Science Degree in both Dance and Performing Arts. Her love for dance and the performing arts began at a young age as it was the catalyst that nurtured the young shy artist into a confident and professional instructor. After college Lindsey moved to New York City which is where she was first introduced to ballroom dance. This love affair with ballroom dance brought her back home to Florida where she began working at a nationally franchised dance studio. For five consecutive years she was awarded a top instructor position which was recognized among the franchised dance studio corporation worldwide. It was then when her dream of becoming her own boss and running her own studio brought her to Cary, North Carolina. Lindsey successfully built, owned and operated the studio in Cary for five years before leaving the organization. Now she lives happily in Chatham county with her husband and is proud to be teaching ballroom dance at The Joy of Movement Dance Studio. Lindsey offers private and group instruction to all ages and abilities as well as wedding dance preparation. For more information about upcoming classes please visit chathamsocialdance.com.

Garth Robertson - Music




Garth Robertson has been making music for over 20 years.  Professionally for 10 years.  He has studied with local and international healers in a variety of healing modalities from Sound Healing to Reiki.   After many years of training, he was offered the chance to become a Ceremonial Musician for different workshops up and down the east coast.  After traveling to Peru to further training, he received the message to begin facilitating Sacred Sound Sessions.  During the sessions, he uses many of the tools gained from travels and apprenticeships including instruments from all over the world. Every object has a natural vibratory rate; it's resonance. One of the principles of using frequency as a transformative and healing modality is to understand that  the body is in a constant state of vibration. Every organ, every bone, every tissue, every system--all are in a state of vibration. When we are in a state of health, the body projects an overall harmonic of health. External frequencies along with intention can be used to support and return both body and spirit to optimal health. He invites you to join him while you traverse and transcend these corporal bodies with ancient sounds from around the globe including guitar, overtone singing, chimes, Tibetan Bowls, flute, gong, frame drum, tuning forks and didgeridoo.

 Garth Robertson
Anne Shelton - Nia



~ Nia Anne is a white/green/blue belt certified Nia Technique teacher. As a retired obstetrician/gynecologist, she is delighted to help people help themselves through the experience of movement, music and magic. Her knowledge of physiology informs her interpretation of music and emotional expression through movement. When not dancing Nia, she helps teach people how to teach literacy to those who struggle to read, makes pottery and helps her children and garden grow.



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