Move2Center Studio, co-founded by Black Belt teacher Melanie McFarland, Blue Belt teacher Juliann Taube, and Green Belt practitioner Alyssa Aimette, serves a community brought together by a progressive, welcoming view of fitness and wellness. Move2Center provides an inclusive space for movement in an accepting and body-positive environment. We believe fitness should be fun, and it should Feed Your Body, Mind, and Soul.
Meet Our Teaching Professionals
Blue Belt Instructor, Nia Technique
Juliann is a life-long dancer, but the pressure and stress of performing caused her to lose her passion for dance and she stepped away. During a period of darkness and introspection in 2012, she started taking regular Nia classes. The combination of dance arts, martial arts, and healing arts all practiced with a sense of PLAY re-ignited her passion for movement. She was hooked and has been practicing Nia passionately ever since. Juliann earned her White Belt in 2014, Green Belt in 2015 and her Blue Belt in 2017. Dance with her Mondays at 6:30pm and Saturday mornings at 9am!
First Degree Black Belt Instructor, Nia Technique
In 2008, Melanie stepped into her first Nia class. Her virgin voyage with Nia was a rocky one; she felt awkward and couldn't execute a single turn. Today she's a certified Nia Black Belt instructor with additional training in Nia 5 Stages and 52 Moves. As a full time writer, she loves helping people get to know and love their bodies as they are, while tapping into their inner power and appreciating what is possible.
Dance with her Wednesdays at 6:30pm, Fridays at 8:15am and Sundays at 10:30am along with Ann Nicolaysen.
Black Belt Instructor, Nia Technique
For more than thirty years Ann’s path and passion has been, and continues to be, an exploration of the magnificent human form. This comes from her love of the performing arts and the healing arts. She began her journey as an aerobics/fitness instructor, then received a BFA in acting from Cornish College of The Arts, and went on to discover a rewarding twenty plus year path as a massage and craniosacral therapist specializing in connective tissue therapies.
Dance with her Mondays and Wednesdays at 8:15am and Sundays at 10:30am along with Melanie McFarland.
Yoga Instructor, Hatha
Although Susan was introduced to yoga as a teenager, she didn’t fall in love with the practice until she was in her 50s when she decided to try a free class with a teacher half her age. The younger woman kicked off her high heels and led the class that night to a loving connection with their bodies, hearts and minds. Susan was hooked.
While working as an educational consultant in Boston, MA, she trained with yoga luminary Barbara Benagh in a 15-month program to earn her 500 hour certification as a yoga instructor. She has been teaching ever since. Her yoga practice continues to make her healthier, centered and more curious about life.
Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner,
Awareness Through Movement Instructor
Betsy has been involved in movement and healing arts for nearly two decades. While her practice mostly focuses on the Feldenkrais Method, she also employs other techniques she has studied, like Focusing, Yoga, and Energetic Healing, to support clients in finding a place of balance, confidence, peace, and well being.
Betsy is a dedicated student of the way we can use movement, energy, and intention to heal the body, mind and spirit. She is currently working toward her Qi Gong teaching certification. Betsy has enjoyed the art of Nia for many years, and understands the value of an intuitive practice informed by multiple disciplines.