My name is Jen Johnson and I live on a houseboat on the River Soar in Leicestershire. I am a freelance community artist and have been delivering creative workshops across Leicestershire for many years. In my spare time I love to dance. Over the years I have studied martial arts, several types of yoga and various forms of dance - combine all these forms and you have Nia dance! I stumbled across Nia at a local festival in 2017 and decided to try it out ! I’d never danced in that way before and I’d certainly never experienced the sheer sense of wellbeing and elation that Nia gave me. It incorporates 9 dance forms and has elements of Freedance in it, where you get to dance in any way as long as it feels good ! I wanted more !......... Coming back home I realised that there were no Nia teachers in my local area and the only way I could get to dance Nia was to become a Nia teacher....Why not?I completed by White Belt intensive training in Gloucestershire with the awesome black belt trainer Helen Terry and couldn’t wait to share the Nia experience. So, here I am....come and join me on this magical ride and truly sense the joy of movement through Nia.