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SOUND JOURNEY Experience – Tuesday, 31 October


Vanessa Holliday creates personalized sound journeys ‘If I want to get nearer to truth, disconnect to reconnect, I think in terms of sound energy. Vibration.

If we accept that sound is vibration and we know that vibration touches every part of our physical being, then we understand that sound is heard not only through our ears but through every cell in our bodies. Immerse yourself in the Ancient Sounds of Tibetan Bowls, Gongs and other organic instruments to bring healing and expanded awareness.

Date: Tuesday, 31st October
Time: 7.15pm for 7.30pm – 8.45pm
Cost: R150
Book: 082 462 4844 or sign up now

BRING  a yoga mat, blanket and pillow to lie comfortably on while you let the experience immerse your whole being.

Vanessa, a DJ for over 15 years,  is also an EJ (Energy Jockey), which she describes as her relationship with music, a result of her curiosity to understand the power of sound. This has led to her furthering her studies in sound and developing her sound journeys. As an EJ, she lends deep-tones to smooth melodic and nature inspired music to bring harmony to mind, body and soul. A classic example of her definitive style results in scientific sound experiments made up of digital technology, interlaced with organic sounds and instruments, gongs, Tibetan bowls and solfeggio frequencies. The aim is to insert frequencies that influence the listener’s sound experience. In designing her set for the audience, she aims to inspire and uplift people to create a bridge for reconnection. Vanessa aspires to making ancient sound remedies available to everyone.

Vanessa Holliday


Contact Improvisation classes – Wednesdays at 7.15pm


Contact Improvisation (CI) is a dance technique in which points of physical contact provide the starting point for movement improvisation and exploration.

Its an experimental dance form allowing creativity to flow.

Working with a few basic principles as a guide: giving and receiving weight – understanding the rolling point of contact – working with the laws of physics of momentum – gravity, space, inertia and friction – Contact Improvisation brings you totally present and in honour of every moment, learning to listen with the body.

In the class experience you will learn:

  • the natural body patterns of movement
  • how to spiral in and out of contact – sharing and giving weight
  • to allow play and fun back into your movement

*Regular studio class rates apply

The classes will be taught by Lulu Erasmus (a certified ecstatic awaking dance teacher and performance artist) who is passionate about Contact dance. For her movement is a path to enlightenment … “we learn a lot through free movement in the body as we store a lot of memories and emotions in the body and these can be healed and transformed through movement.”  

Lulu has hosted and guided dance journeys  around the world helping people to align themselves with their greater potential of living in joy love and success.


The UltiMMMate Nia Experience with Kelle Rae Oien – Sat,14th Oct

✶ The NiaStudio in Obs, Cape Town is very excited to host Kelle Rae Oien from the United States

Get into your zone – Experience your flow-state  – Embody your potential

  • In this three hour workshop, Kelle will take you on a Nia adventure as you experience all that Nia has to offer: Classic Nia, FreeDance, 52Moves, MoveIT, Floorplay, 5 Stages and  Moving to Heal.
  • What was YOUR ultimate Nia experience? How did it feel? How did come to be? How can you get again + again + again?
  • We will use our Nia practice to create a meaningful, powerful and magical tapestry of movement possibilities that will allow us to tap into our potential and to be our own ultimate experience.

Kelle Rae Oien
Nia Training Faculty & Somatic Educator, First Degree Black Belt Teacher, 52 Moves + Nia Move I.T. Trainer & Teacher, Certified 5 Stages Teacher, Rolfing and Rolfing Movement Practitioner.

Kelle is a unique teacher trainer, and from her 15 years of being a Rolfer and Rolf Movement Therapist, she brings a rich understanding of the human form and an ‘integrationist’ approach to looking at, sensing and moving the body. Her classes are athletic and undeniably packed with power, yet her years of work in the Healing Arts bring depth, compassion and choice into every move, making the class experience deep, yet intuitive.
Kelle teaches from the Body’s Way perspective, encouraging students to ‘Know Thyself’ in order to become a great healer to all. Beginner’s mind is a touchstone in Kelle’s trainings, as she brings a sense of curiosity and wonder for being alive. Spontaneity, humor and an undying love for the work of Nia are a few of the unique gifts she shares with her students.

Date: Saturday, 14th October
Time: 2 – 5pm
Cost: R400  – ✶early bird special R350 if paid by 3rd October