OurNiaSpace Events

Special Spring Celebration Class – Wed 24th September

Wednesday 24th (a public holiday) is a special 1.5-hour class that blends movement, play, singing and the power of stillness.

Join Nicci for an energizing, fun and inspirational class to get your body, mind and spirit moving  – a true celebration of the spirit of Spring (and Nicci’s birthday). PLUS Saraswati Nagpal will lead with beautiful Sanskrit chanting and singing to bring the class to completion – a true healing salve of singing and silence!!

Date: Wednesday, 24th
Time: 9.15am – 10.45am
Cost: R80 regular single class fee or regular class cards.

Open to everybody – the more, the bigger the JOY energy!

Freedance Friday Jammin’ Session – Sep 26th

Explore creativity and play though your body, movement and music!

A “loosely” guided experience with Nicci that blends fun and inspiration with movement creativity that embraces the freedom of “anything goes, movement wise!” Explore “letting go’ in order to “freely create” through movement, self-expression and play! Connect to sounds, going deeper into the layers of music, to discover your own expression within the music’s expression, listening to music in a new way.

It’s a fiesta of movement, music, sound and free expression to awaken potential and ignite the spirit of YOU!

Nicci, a Black Belt Nia teacher, has taught Nia for over 11 years. Play, fun and really letting go to get into movement are the key elements that she brings into every movement experience she creates.

Date: Friday, 26th September
Time: 6.30pm – 8.30pm
Cost: R120
Sign up: ✆ 082 462 4844 or sign up now!

FREE New to Nia Workshop – Sat 27th Sep

A great opportunity for anybody  to learn more about  and experience Nia !

A fun and learning workshop that will introduce you to the basics of the Nia philosophy, the  movement language, the basic steps and it’s fitness fusion.

You will listen, learn, play and move – the best way to experience everything!

This workshop is perfect for everybody – whether you are a total “beginner” or have been doing Nia for a while, and is facilitated by Nicci Gates – a black belt Nia teacher with over 10 years Nia experience.

Date: Saturday, 27th September
Time: 2 – 4pm
Cost: FREE!!
Sign up: ✆ 082 462 4844 or sign up now!

Art and Dance Playshop – Saturday 18 October

Express yourself through music, art and dance. Honour your unique and fabulous self through play. 

Create an intuitive and spontaneous art work inspired by movement, sound, resonance and vibration and dance.  Let your hair down, tune into your senses and be amazed at what you can create!

This is a three-hour experience of deepening sensation by allowing your body to respond intuitively to music. We engage in freedance to awaken the Witness, observing our inner workings of mind, body and heart.  We make marks on a large ‘canvas’, responding to the dynamics of music and our body in motion. We work with pastel, polish and paint, staying in the realm of free, spontaneous expression, finishing up with an art work inspired by music and dance

This wonderful workshop will be guided by Gail Schoeman – Nia instructor, Astar trained facilitator and amazing movement, art and creative process facilitator.

Date: Saturday 18 October *NEW DATE FOR NEXT PLAYSHOP!
Time: 2pm – 5pm
Cost: R350*
*includes art materials
Venue: OurNiaSpace Studio
Sign up:  ✆ 082 462 4844 or sign up now!

This workshop is open to anybody and  no art or dance experience is needed.

“… if we are willing to cross the abyss [of the unknown] in curious and playful wonder, we enter an expansive and untamed country that has its own rhythm. Time melts and thoughts become stories, music, poems, images, ideas.

This is the intelligence of the heart, but by that I don’t just mean emotions. I mean a vast range of receptive and connective abilities: intuition, innovation, wisdom, creativity, sensitivity…and meaning.”

I Will Not Die an Unlived Life
Dawna Markova

For more information on Gail and Heart in motion visit www.heartinmotion.co.za

Move I.T


  • Tuesdays at 6pm with  Shelley

A Nia Move I.T” class that invites you to a fantastic fitness experience and a whole body workout where we will explore our athletic and creative potential with all of the Nia 52 moves (a minute-a-move) with some high intensity intervals to train our hearts. All high intensity FUN to great music!

Key to the foundation of Nia is personal connection to what feels good for each person and their level of pleasure and this premise is still key to a Move I.T class – working with the personal enough – not an externally produced enough!

We are excited to be able to bring you this new Nia class experience recently launched in South Africa with the first training taking place last year in November. Both Shelley and Hanri attended and are certified to teach.

Treat your body to new ways of movement fun and inspiration for the great workout experience! Awesome!

Feedback so far on the classes has been overwhelmingly positive!! ..”i Loved it … it wa s fantastic and so much fun … class was super – challenging yet fun and and brings a lovely new dimension to body awareness via the Nia approach”