OurNiaSpace Events

Art and Dance Playshop – Saturday 1, November

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, 1 November
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.

Comments from participants in the last workshop held in August:

One of my best gifts to me. Beautifully and skillfully held by Gail. It was the ultimate experience of free expression.” .. Althea

 ”Fearlessly creating. Through movement I found my creative flow, a part that lay dormant for a while.. very excited to participate again. I love how every stroke to me felt like stepping onto an invisible bridge, and how all of me craved to take another step and another… not attached to any outcome, just present in my body with a feather in my hand, creating whatever came next” .. Mia

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


Classes and Playshop with Ann Christiansen – 22 and 23 Nov in CT!


Leading international teacher and trainer will be bringing you two great class experiences and an inspirational playshop – open to everybody!


Magic – Saturday 22nd November: 9.30am – 10.30am
Music and Movement integration with the Core of the body, celebrating Spirit and Expression! 
A sensory experience, it gives body-centered “aha’s” about muscle groups and co-ordination skills we have not seen or danced yet, enhanced by an epic sound experience of beat and pulse and Groove!

Dream – Sunday 23rd November: 9.30am – 10.45am
A moving focus on Dynamic Agility – the perfect balance of movement and stillness … a balance between yin and yang. This class experience is enriched with a music landscape that touches the Spirit, with simple combinations that allows for play and dynamics of agility to emerge from within you!

MMMagic Playshop – Choose,Connect,Craft!
An inspirational and enlivening moving experience exploring Ann’s newest routine “Magic” and in a playful way

Discover the Magic of the tools “choosing and connecting” and experience how to craft in the moment to enhance Pleasure and Joy. Re-connect to what you may have forgotten, Dance and move your Joy to feel and express.

Saturday 22nd: 12noon – 2.30pm
Venue: Our NiaSpace Studio
Cost: R250
Sign up: ✆ 082 462 4844 or sign up now!

Intro to Sacred Chanting Workshop – Sun, 30 November

A relaxing and rejuvenating 
SACRED CHANTING INTRO WORKSHOP, with Saraswati Nagpal to a simple yet powerful art of using sound and vibrations to heal the body and calm the mind.

Chanting is the simple but powerful art of using sound to create positive vibrations that heal the body and calm the mind.

Quantum physics breaks down all of matter to the level of vibration – waves of energy. Chanting uses sound waves to gently bring the mind to a state of meditative awareness, free from the worries of the past or the stress of the future. It is deeply relaxing and rejuvenating.

A 30-minute beginning of very gentle, restorative yoga (Hatha), to open the body and deepen the breath.

Introduction to simple but powerful Sanskrit chants, their authentic pronunciation, meaning and intonation. You will learn to use your voice to move awareness through the body.

A guided deep relaxation ending, using sound to release stress from the body, and rest in stillness.

Participants in the last workshop LOVED it and said they left so calm and peaceful, and this state stayed with them and that they wanted more!!

Date: Sun,30 November
Time: 2.30 – 5pm
Cost: R200
Sign-up: ✆ 082 462 4844 or sign up now!

**No prior chanting or singing experience is needed  – this workshop is open to everybody to step into something new!

 Saraswati Nagpal
Saraswati has been chanting since early childhood and has sung for audiences in India and around the world, as well as recorded albums of chants and songs with her brother, Sai. An author, educator, Indian Classical dancer and yoga teacher with over a decade of teaching experience in various fields, she has recently moved to Cape Town from India.

Her voice is often described as pure, soothing and uplifting – and having led meditative chanting sessions in two classes already we can fully attest to that!