Jackie owns Joy in Motion with her husband Marty. She is a Black Belt Nia instructor, Ageless Grace Educator and White Belt Nia Trainer. Jackie loves to play. Her life’s work has been engaging children to help them find joy in moving their bodies through dance, gymnastics and everyday living. Through teaching Nia she has expanded to working with all ages, believing strongly that your body can always change for the better.
Joy In Motion Studio is committed to following a path to body self-awareness: “Through Movement We Find Health”. Joy In Motion seeks to offer a variety of movement practices that connect people of all ages and health levels to the healing benefits of moving the body in accordance with it’s natural design and structure.
We seek to be a positive and vital contributor to the local community.
This area was designed to offer our community a warm and welcoming space to socialize and relax.
We put in soundproof walls and doors to separate the space from the studio. We have free wi-fi, coffee,tea and filtered water for your enjoyment.
In the future this space may be used for meetings, and small gatherings such as classes on nutrition, parenting, art etc, anything we can come up with to enrich the lives of those around us.
Joy in Motion’s studio floor is constructed as a “sprung floor”. Loved by professional dancers and gymnasts for years, a sprung floor is supported by squares of neoprene foam placed 12″ apart, under the hardwood surface. The result is an incredibly healthy body experience where the floor gives in to soften and gives back to energize your movement. Your body will love you.
Nia is a sensory-based movement practice that leaves you feeling uplifted and alive. Based on the science of The Body’s Way, Nia empowers people of all ages, body types and fitness abilities by connecting the body, mind, emotions and spirit.
For those seeking a sustainable fitness program, Nia offers barefoot grounded movement and cardiovascular conditioning set to a funky, inspiring global beat. More than a fun dance exercise class, Nia integrates awareness, creativity and opportunities for self-discovery, self-expression and self-healing in a safe and welcoming group. It’s a creative blend of Martial Arts, Dance Arts and Healing Arts that energizes your body, stimulates your brain, lifts your emotions and inspires your Spirit. Every experience can be adapted to individual needs and abilities.
We’d love you to discover the Joy of Movement and the pleasure of moving Your Body’s Way in our growing Boulder community. You can now take a class led by many qualified Nia movement practitioners. Check out our weekly schedule on the main page of this website.
Feel the energy of Nia in this video. You can’t help but fall in love!
Nia Founder and Co-Creator, Debbie Rosas, provides insights into Nia as a practice, the history and the Nia White Belt as the beginning of a somatic journey to body literacy. The video features “Don’t Stop Dancing”, a song from one of our new routines available later this year. You will also see beautiful footage of NiaWear in action and some of the gorgeous artwork from our NiaSounds titles.
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This is a wonderful article from the Santa Fe New Mexican highlighting the pleasure of Nia as a workout practice
Our Children’s Movement program is the creation of Jackie Diner. Jackie has a BS in Early Childhood and has specialized in inspiring children to move in and around Boulder County for over 30 years. 14 years ago her passion for children and Nia crossed paths and planted a seed. 9 years ago Jackie took the Nia White Belt training and brought Nia to her preschool. From there the fusion of her two paths has blossomed. As a mother Jackie recognized the importance of pregnant and new Moms to find a healthy, fun way to stay or get back in shape. As your child grows, movement remains an important part of their physical, mental and emotional development. So, that is where our children’s program starts and strives to set a pattern of movement through life, for all ages. Please see our Schedule page for more class details.
If you love Nia and would like to become a teacher, enrich your Nia dance experience or are just looking for something that may create a positive shift in your path through life, the Nia White Belt may be for you.
Please read from students who have had a “life changing experience” taking their White Belt Training with me. I look forward to talking with you further.
“Do it! I am so grateful and filled with joy to have the Nia™ White Belt training with Jackie Diner. Even though I’ve taken Nia classes for seven years, this week has taught me the wisdom and joy of this great work. “Jackie taught the White Belt Training with great clarity and passion; she truly embodies the principles of Nia™ and is an inspiration both in her life and dance. For me, this is just the beginning of this journey and I know that Jackie will be there to support me anytime.”Her resonant voice calms and energizes. She shares her great energy and experience and believes in each student. She’s practical with sharing tips and strategies for embodying Nia™ and teaching after the Nia White Belt. Awesome experience! ”
“Jackie demonstrates an amazing knowledge of Nia™ and is truly a master teacher. She is also heartfelt, completely accessible and LIVES a wonderful combination of ease of movement, voice and presence. She is a living representation of dynamic ease. Taking the White Belt Training with Jackie is one of the best gifts I have ever given myself! THANK YOU.” –Joan Burke
“My Nia™ White Belt Training with Jackie was a remarkable experiencel. As students, we felt welcomed, challenged, educated, and changed by our work together. The mix of challenge and ease brought me a sense of joy and accomplishment. I never imagined teaching movement in front of a group. Now I can’t wait to share.”
“The White Belt training was absolutely amazing. I had so many qualms about taking it (age, money, commitment). Everything was swept away from the very beginning of the training. What a marvelous experience. Jackie was a superb trainer. I can’t recommend it highly enough. And did I say how much fun it was?”
“The Nia White Belt helped me understand the dynamics of JOY – Joy in movement, joy in my body”
– Robert G
“I was pleasantly surprised that doing the White Belt training was much less of a challenge than I expected, and much more enjoyable. I helped me appreciate Nia a lot more. I highly recommend you face the challenge.”
– Susan Litt