Nia Black Belt, Flower Essence Practitioner, cat-lover
Danielle has been a Nia teacher since 2002 and delights each and every time she steps onto the dance floor and experiences the Joy of Movement, whether as teacher or student.
She is also a world traveler. Danielle has lived in China and has led retreats in Mexico, India and Thailand. When she isn’t dancing, she’s practicing yoga, hiking, volunteering, keeping bees, hula hooping, and traveling.
Nia Black Belt, Yogi, Writer, dog-lover
Julianne has been teaching Nia and writing for the past twenty years. She holds the Nia Black Belt, the MFA in Creative Writing, MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling/Expressive Arts Therapy, 200 hour certification in Elemental Yoga and has studied Yin Yoga with Josh Summers and Yoga Therapeutics with Bo Forbes. She has developed a somatic writing practice called iWitness Writing.
A former Nia faculty trainer, Julianne is an Expressive Arts Therapist currently teaching somatic movement and writing for Lesley University. Her passion is to hold the space for personal transformation through exploration and celebration of body, mind, emotion and spirit!
“What a wonderful experience I had in Tuscany with Danielle and Julianne! Being able to dance in community in such a beautiful space, eat amazing food, and take fabulous excursions was beyond all of my expectations. The blend in teaching styles was perfect. What a pair! Please do it again, Bellas!” --Sarah C.