The Nia White Belt @CMH! A rare opportunity in December.


Britta vonTagen says a few words about The White Belt and what you can expect from taking it.



We’re so pleased that Nia trainer Britta Von Tagen is returning to The Center for Movement for a White Belt Intensive over two weekends in December: the 8th, 9th and 10th, and the 15th, 16th and 17th.

The White Belt is a special experience.  And If the desire is in you, we highly encourage you to take this White Belt with Britta for very concrete reasons.

One, it’s over two weekends. Most Belt trainings are a solid week, requiring some to expend several days of vacation time. And it’s worth it to do that…but wouldn’t you rather keep your time off?

Two, it’s here in Seattle…which means if you live in the area, you can head back home in the evening, sleep in your own bed, soak in your tub, order your favorite pizza — you catch my drift. Belt trainings in other cities are fantastic…but you have to pay for lodging and food.

Three, and this is a big one: This will be the final Belt training to be held at The Center for Movement & Healing. CM&H is transitioning into  Limber Yoga in Jan. 2018, and there will not be space available in the schedule for the multiple hours the trainings need.

Please register by November 8 to secure a slot for this incredible opportunity. Questions? Feel free to ask me or Ann Nicolaysen, or read more about the White Belt by clicking here.


You can learn more about the white belt here: About the White Belt:

Saturday Workshop: Developing your Spiritual Connections

Join spirit mediums Marc Lainhart and Cynthia Rose McCaw for an afternoon workshop:




New Moon Intentions & Global Healing Circle w/ Kat Allen.

Special Event on Feb. 25th with CMH’s yoga teacher Kat Allen “New Moon Intentions & Global Healing Circle”.

This month’s focus: The world’s oceans and all her creatures.

Discover the power of spiritual activism, through meditation, visualization , prayer, blessing.

5pm Healing Circle

6pm Potluckkat-global-healing

Friday 2/17: An Evening with Loved Ones in Spirit. Mediums– Marc Lainhart and Cynthia Rose McCaw

There are two events:

Friday, Feb. 17th from 7-9 and Saturday from 11am-3:00pm (workshop) both at The Center for Movement & Healing.


Join Marc Lainhart and Cynthia Rose McCaw on Friday, February 17 from 7:00-9:00pm for an intimate evening full of spirit communications and messages from the other side. Journey with Marc & Cynthia in connecting to our loved ones through the stories, laughs, tears, love healing with knowledge and experience that those who are no longer with us in body, are very much present and among us through energy, feelings, vibrations, thoughts, signs, symbols and plenty of synchronicity!

Friday, Feb. 17th 7-9pm at The Center for Movement & Healing

7901 35th Ave SW, Seattle WA (above Swedish Automotive)

PLEASE: Street parking ONLY. There is no parking in Swedish Automotive lot, even if the lot is empty. They need the space for the possibility of a tow truck pulling a car.

$40 General Admission

Pre-registration tickets (no refunds): Eventbrite registration here.

More info:


And a workshop on Saturday, February 18th 11am-3pm:




Pain-Free 2017–MELT Intro Class Wed. January 11th w/ Jill

Wednesday, January 11th Intro to the MELT Method with trainer and MELT instructor, Jill Pagano.

Join Jill and get first-hand experience and see if MELT is for you. Jill has been MELTing for over four years and it serves as her “go-to” treatment to help decrease pain, increase mobility and serve as hands-off bodywork–a little every day, helps her pain go away!

Email to hold your spot.




Cultivating Mind-Body Balance, a Mini-Retreat w/ Susan Tate

Cultivating Mind-Body Balance
A Delightful Mini Retreat
With Susan Tate

Sunday, November 20

1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Center for Movement and Healing

7901 35th Ave SW
West Seattle

$45* advanced registration

$50 at the door


Are you . . .

Looking for more peace and balance in your life?

In the midst of a life transition?

Seeking ways to increase your energy?

Dealing with a chronic or unexpected health concern?

Motivated to enhance your current level of wellness?


Come and be rejuvenated, invigorated, and inspired to explore your best path to creating dynamic balance in your life. Through discussion, inquiry, meditation, and movement, you will be invited to lovingly listen to your mind-body. You will have the opportunity to discover ways to bring more balance, happiness, pleasure, and wellbeing into your life. As always, we will seal in our time together with a special one-hour Nia routine, designed to dance these concepts into your body. No prior Nia experience necessary.

Susan Tate is a certified black belt Nia instructor and certified Nia Five Stages of Self-Healing instructor. Susan discovered Nia in 1997 while she was the Director of Health Promotion and assistant professor in the School of Medicine at the University of Virginia and has been teaching Nia since 1999.

Susan is an author, teacher, and wellness visionary. Her most recent books include Into the Mouths of Babes, 3rd ed., and Wellness Wisdom: 31 Ways to Nourish Your Mind, Body & Spirit. She teaches internationally and is recognized worldwide for her empowering and inspirational approach to holistic wellness.

To register through Eventbrite, click here.

Oct 8th w/ Britta V: The Craft of the Warrior–Consciously create your life choices.

Join Nia Faculty Trainer, Britta von Tagen as she returns to Seattle and CMH to share her latest workshop: The Craft of the Warrior–Consciously create your life choices as the way of a peaceful warrior. Britta has been sharing this workshop throughout the Pacific Northwest and getting rave reviews as she shares her experience and lessons from her practice of sword dancing. This workshop combines the practice of Nia with the practice of sword dancing as a way to generate inner strength and deeply gratifying wisdom.

The Classic Nia class and workshop are open to every body–no experience needed!

Saturday, Oct. 8, 2016 at The Center for Movement & Healing

10:00-11:15am Classic Nia Class w/ Britta ($20)

11:15-2:15pm   The Craft of the Warrior workshop ( $40 after Oct.2)

Register for class, workshop or both below or Contact with any questions/inquiries.


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An Afternoon w/ Spirit: Hear from loved ones on the other side.

Hear messages of Love, Hope and Inspiration from those who have passed. An afternoon with Jeffrey Marks, certified evidential medium.

Join award-winning best selling author and internationally renowned spiritual medium Jeffrey Marks as he visits The Center for Movement & Healing for a special afternoon of demonstrating mediumship. Come be a part of this amazing afternoon as he connects with those in the spirit world for the audience, demonstrating that our loved ones have survived and the bonds of love never die.

Jeffrey Marks is a certified evidential medium. He has been trained by internationally renowned mediums James Van Praagh and Lisa Williams. He is also a student of the Arthur Findlay College of Mediumship and Psychic Studios in Stansted, England. He is also a former president and current member of the Washington State Ghost Society, engaged in frontier research of communicating with spirits in haunted locations.

Pre registration recommended:


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Yoga Conditioning Continues into July w/ Jill

Join personal training and movement instructor Jill Pagano in a Yoga Conditioning Immersion. Let June and July be your month to JUMP in!  Interested in a fun and meaningful way to get stronger, more flexible and more connected to your body? How about learn some self-care exercises and body mechanics that will have you feeling better?

Throughout the program we’ll be evolving through Jill’s Process of Noticing–checking in and asking ourselves some of these questions to gain more self-awareness and connection:

  • What do I notice in this posture?
  • What am I (body.mind.emotions.spirit) experiencing?
  • Is where I am valuable?
  • Is anything missing?
  • What is my potential here?
  • What would I like to choose: to stay, to change, or to get support
  • Was that choice valuable?
  • Where am I in the posture, now?….

Classes are Monday at 10am, Wed at 6:30am and Saturday at 9am. Please check the website calendar as Jill is traveling in July and these classes will not be held:

NO classes on: July 16, July 18, July 20 and July 30th.

Registration for the entire program is necessary, however you can always drop in to any of the classes for drop-in fee ($18.50)or using your 5 Class Pass w/ Jill ($82.50).

Email with questions or 206-999-1743.

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Awareness of Fat: A Playshop w/ Emily

Nuture the relationship with your fat through exploration and dance!

Shame-free, Fat Jigglin’, body-loving, weight neutral.

June 18th from 1:00-3:30pm, $50

Preregistration required. Please contact Emily Dolan at

What is this fat playshop all about?
It’s a shame-free, body-loving, weight-neutral exploration of this very important connective tissue and the role it plays in our body, mind, emotions and spirit.  Through movement and a few carefully-crafted activities, we will increase (or generate!) a kind awareness of our fat to help us accept our bodies as they are right now — fat and all. Having a kind awareness of our fat can lead to a better relationship with our bodies. We will not talk about weight loss or food. We will dance an approximately one-hour Nia class at the end with a focus on body fat and with the intent to nurture a loving relationship with our body sizes and shapes. The entire event will last two and a half hours.
Why would one want to go to this workshop?
I, myself, want to go because I am tired of hating my body. I am tired of fighting my fat. Why is my body my enemy? I have found that movement, like dancing and yoga, helps me develop a new level of love for and trust of my body. This workshop was designed to help guide people on a path of respecting and living fully in their bodies,  and that path begins with kind awareness. Through exploration and movement we will start to develop a deep love for the amazing, strong, capable equipment we are endowed with.  Our bodies can be our allies! Plus, it is pretty fun to dance together.
Why are we talking so openly about fat?
It still feels bold (and bad) to say “I am fat”. Society has taught us to hate our bodies and that being fat is the worst thing one can be. Worse still, we are taught it is our fault. We tell ourselves (and people tell us!!!!) we can’t do things because of our size. Too many of us are waiting until we are smaller before we … wear a bikini, get on an airplane, exercise, get good health care, meet a nice lady or fella, or simply exist fully… But we don’t have to wait. We are people, entitled to what everyone else has, free from bias, right now! And that starts with loving our selves. That starts with loving our bodies as they are.
Why did you create this playshop?
The nugget for this event has been nestled in my heart for a number of years. I have “struggled with my weight” as they told me to do for many years. But I started hanging out with fat folks who were fine with being fat.  And I started to not mind my fat so much. And I danced, a lot. I trained in Nia. As I was becoming more comfortable in my body, I also noticed the fat-phobia more — lurking everywhere, even in body positive spaces. That really pissed me off. Folks who should know better still excluding larger bodies. Not necessarily on purpose, but still… I  also saw amazing fat people doing amazing fat things, like being great yogis and running marathons. Even so, I still heard their painful stories of body hatred and still felt the stigma keenly — which also pissed me off. It occurred to me that, as I was learning to live in my fat body, some other folks might want to learn too. So here it is.  Springing from a mix of my rich Nia training, the inspiration I get from the body acceptance community and quite a lot of my well-known ‘tude.
What is Nia?
Nia is a purposefully-pleasurable cardio dance workout movement lifestyle practice. Each workout brings mindfulness to your experience leaving you energized, mentally clear, and emotionally balanced. You can learn more at