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Joan Keener

Joan Keener


Joan Keener

Nia Blue Belt Teacher
New York, New York, United States

I've always loved to move - whether leaping across the ballet studio as a child or skipping along a rocky brook in the hills of Massachusetts, moving makes me feel alive. In college I majored in modern dance, and in my 20s discovered the more inward joy of practicing and teaching hatha yoga. It wasn't until my late 30s that I found Nia. It was a revelation to move to music from the inside out, to feel part of a community of movers invited to dance with expression from the most personal place - without concern for what it looked like on the outside. After my first few classes I knew I wanted to teach this magical awakening thing, and now I do!  I love creating a community of dancers and a safe space to engage body mind and spirit in the fun of self-expression. I teach because I know movement can heal and open the spirit up to miracles; Nia has done that for me!

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