Annie Sparks Poteat, Black Belt Nia Instructor, began her joyous journey with Nia in 1997, after a soul-searching quest to find and express her unique purpose through her work.

Annie’s classes are alive with a spirit of playfulness and joy, providing students with a physically safe environment that is flexible enough to meet their fitness needs today and to grow with students as they grow.

Articulate and enthusiastic, Annie is skilled at combining her intuitive sense of her students’ needs with her sheer love of movement and its possibilities for enhanced health and self-expression. A sense of joy, freedom, and play abound in each of her classes. That joy is contagious, and she invites you to come and catch it for yourself in a complementary class.

Nia classes can be found on our group calendar (click on the icon on the right) or they are held at Training Partners on

  • Wednesday – 9:30am
  • Friday – 9:30am
  • Saturday – 10:30am

Contact Annie at or call 828-768-8809.