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SuryaSoul Introduction Workshop with Philippe and Sabine



Experience a beautiful dance journey of individual expression 
 and commUnity celebration with joy and heart connection.

  • movement meditation+body mudras
  • blend of Yoga with Tao
  • form and freedom
  • inspiring rhythms and music from all genres

Enjoy, explore, experience and embrace the Sacred Chakra Architecture of your Body/Soma and Soul/Spirit and your Life. The healing combination of Sound and Movement will bring focused clarity to the mind and energized relief to the body.

An inspiring movement practice embracing presence and awareness

OPEN TO EVERYBODY  – this promises to be a profoundly moving experience!

Date: Sunday, 28 April
Time: 12noon – 3.30pm
Cost: R400 **Early Bird R350 before 16 April
Sign up: 082 462 4844 or Email


“Conscious movement is our life philosophy”

As the creators and designers of SuryaSoul®, Philippe and Sabine have taught, moved and coached people worldwide since 2004 in workshops, retreats, Festivals, Congresses, trainings, hospitals, and group and individual sessions. They were also previously Nia teachers, trainers and choreographers of the Rise and Awake Nia routines.

Having lived for over 20 years between Auroville/India and Hamburg/Germany, they have become internationally recognized for their inspirational lifestyle and spirit – traveling worldwide to share their work and developing a network of friends, dancers and teachers who supports their nomadic way of life.

As devoted musicians, their music library is a gold mine that continues to inspire them on a daily basis, making their dance events unique platforms  where sound, movement, community and bodies can tune in and experience peace and harmony. The beats of their hearts are the centers of their life and practice.

Their favorite words are love, joy, moving, dancing, energy, healing, sweating, movement and meditation ♥︎

Sharing their experience and wisdom has become the intention and purpose of their evolution.

  • Sabine, born in South Germany, has been living with a chronic lymphatic condition since birth which has required her to spend time in hospitals and clinics for operations or treatments. Dance and Meditation has become a healing journey for her after following the call of becoming an inspiration for many people through movement and dance events.
  • Philippe, born in France, traveled to India in 1996 to start a new life as resident of Auroville, the international project on human unity and Integral Yoga created in 1968. Trained in Taoist martial arts, his vision is to connect people through to music and conscious movement.

“We welcome you to this wonderful world of dance, community and transformation with the vision of creating your own life as a master piece. Let the Dance Of Life with the rainbow colors of the Chakras become our human path to let our soul shine into the world”

WEBSITE: www.suryasoul.com

Soul Voice Workshop – 4 + 5 May

Dive deeper into the voice you may have forgotten but your soul remembers. Cutting-edge sound medicine – experience an intensive weekend workshop to rock your world!

This workshop experience is about being the fullest, clearest, and most alive channel you can ever imagine being!

  • Discover your voice’s healing abilities
  • Develop your ability to release hurt feelings
  • Strengthen listening and communication skills
  • Gain more confidence and self-esteem in personal and professional relationships
  • Tap into suppressed issues and through that, free your creative expression

Learn Soul Voice® exercises for letting go of judgment, for allowing the inner-child to play, and for accessing the primordial energy through your own unique frequencies. You will also be working with the emotional body, the key to developing intuition & liberating authentic self-expression.

As you let yourself go into the feeling of your sounds and allow them to guide you, you will start to unravel the layers of your own subconscious, where profound healing to the core can really take place.

Karina’s unwavering ability to hold a magnificent container for the group, while working very intimately with each and every student, creates the space where people come to the deepest part of themselves and leads you to find your voice in life, both literally and figuratively.

Karina is one of the best workshop facilitators we have hosted at the Studio – professional, authentic and deeply embodied in the knowledge of this work she has moulded over many years.

The workshop is open to everybody, and no experience is necessary.

Workshop dates + cost
Date: 4th and 5th May 2019
Time: 11am – 7.30pm each day
Cost: R2 500
           Early Bird Special: R 2000 (paid by March 12th) + R 2200 (paid by April 12th)
          *Resit participants: R1 500

Information + sign up
✆ email082 462 4844
✉︎ nicci@niasouthafrica.co.za

WEBSITE: soulvoice.net
WATCH Soul Voice intro videos with Karina

Testimonials from last year’s workshops

Soul Voice® was an epiphany for me, and my greatest find in 2018. I discovered a way to release deep-seated emotion and tap into my own resource of power, grace and compassion. It takes courage to step into this space, but the rewards, the learning, the waking up, is truly worth it.”
Gail Schoeman – Cape Town

“I attended the Soul Voice® Method 2-day workshop with Karina in Cape Town in 2018 and was blown away by the power and the gift of the human voice. Karina is an amazing facilitator.  She is wise and generous and she holds the space with so much love and integrity it enabled me to dive in and experience the power of my own voice despite my fears around sounding silly or weird.  It is a healing, deeply moving and expressive practice and I am forever touched by it.”
Hanri Thom – Cape Town

Soul Voice® exceeded all my expectations …it felt like I had found an expression pathway (less travelled!) to my heart and soul, which was way beyond any words. It was like the ‘song of my life’ …a sacred “longing” from the voice of my heart, that was telling the truth from my inner wisdom, in sound. It was one of those opportunities in life, which came along, to help me grow and step into life again, with renewed hope. Karina stands so fully ‘in it’, and her passion, vision and true leadership in this ‘work’ could truly heal the world.”

Lorraine Relleen – Durban

About Karina Schelde
Founder and researcher of the Soul Voice® method, Karina is an internationally recognised pioneer in voice therapy and sound healing, using the human voice as the ultimate instrument for personal development.

Originally from Denmark, but now based in New Zealand, Karina has travelled the world extensively for over two decades and has touched thousands of people with her method.

With professional backgrounds in Counselling, Breathwork, Bodywork, Shamanic Healing, Acting and Stage Directing, Karina has synthesized 30 years of experience in alternative healing and research into her groundbreaking Soul Voice® Method. Karina is the author of Expression into Freedom and Soul Voice®, which is published in six languages.

Karina has produced CDs & videos, has appeared on radio, television and conferences worldwide and is the director & facilitator of a comprehensive educational programme, The Soul Voice® Practitioners™ Certification Programme. She has certified more than one hundred Soul Voice® Practitioners across the globe and a new generation of Teachers.

Inner Dance Experience – Tuesday, 26 March

A spontaneous healing and energy movement process that allows your body to speak its stored available wisdom.

Often a deconstruction process takes place where walls of fear begin to wriggle their way free, it is a perfect union for balancing the masculine and feminine energies within.

The playlist is very specific and takes you on a journey into various terrains within your own spirit. They say that Inner Dance can awaken the Dreamer inside of you – spontaneous movement may happen – that derives from various openings that get created via the Inner Dance experience.

A few ways to describe Inner Dance:

  • Your intuitive body beginning to speak it’s stored available wisdom
  • Awakening the dreamer inside of you – waking up / parts of you
  • Deconstructing and opening up the walls so that fear that is locked in the body starts to wriggle its way free
  • A way to speak to yourself through your body
  • A conversation between your little self and bigger self

It comes from a total surrendering; allowing the Dance to take you where it is needed to go. Spontaneous movement may happen – that derives from various openings that get created via the Inner Dance.

There are vast experiences that people have when in this space. Come with an open mind and willingness to heal and learn more about your self.

You lie down to start and the music invites the body to respond as it needs feels called to. The facilitator supports the process by facilitating energetic bodywork and sound healing when called to do so.


Date: Tuesday, 26 March
Time: 7.30 – 9pm
Sign up: ✆ 082 462 4844 or email

Leigh learned the Inner Dance Process from Pi Villaraza (the creator of the work) in the Philippines in 2017. She was taught the facilitation process, got to work with various Inner Dance teachers from around the world and experienced profound personal healing and awakening. Leigh has been facilitating conscious dance work for 10 years and facilitates Inner Dance sessions in Cape Town.

Leigh’s website: http://journeythroughdance.co.za/teachers.php

Watch this video for more insight: An Introduction to Inner Dance: Lay Down & Trust