OurNiaSpace Events

FREE Nia 5 STAGES workshop-class combo – Sat 30th August

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND – Saturday 30th August: 2 – 4pm

A great opportunity for anybody  to learn more and fully experience this new class we have introduced to the studio.

This simple five-movement practice is a powerful process of realignment that allows the body to do what it was designed to do: explore its potential, self-heal and grow!

  • Saturday  30th from 2 – 4pm 
    *The playshops will include a 20-minute movement portion at the end, and will be led by Nicci 

Don’t miss out on this great opportunity to experience feeling GREAT in a whole new way, plus learning a 5-minute daily practice  you can do anywhere, anytime.  As Debbie Rosas (the co-creator of Nia) says, “ if you do nothing else at all in your life for your body, do this. It will absolutely make a huge difference in the way you feel and the way you age in your body”


Sign up by calling or ams on082 462 4844 or sign up now!


Live in your body with pleasure, comfort and ease – The Nia 5 Stages practice is based on five stages of human development: Embryonic, Creeping, Crawling, Standing and Walking. Deepen your body knowledge, experience mindful self-healing and recharge your energy.

Practicing the 5 STAGES allows your body to naturally reclaim the physical mobility, flexibility, strength, agility and stability it needs. It also provides a way  for the body to do what it does best, take care of itself and self-heal. When allowed to, the body will always move towards healing and optimal functioning.

These classes are excellent for cross-training, and powerfully complement regular Nia classes! And no previous experience is necessary..

The class experience
Unique to the 5 STAGES, each 60-minute lesson blends a cognitive study of anatomy with a poetic, sensory-based delivery. Through the art and science of The Body’s Way, students are educated about the specific focus (body part) using a skeleton (or other tactile or visual aids), and then are guided through the 5 STAGES to experientially connect to the focus in their own bodies. The class environment provides the container for participants to tap into their body’s natural ability to self-heal.
The lesson plans are brilliant somatic experiences created by Debbie Rosas (the co-creator of Nia), with topics ranging from the study of bones, joints, muscles to the chakra system, the heart and sounding.


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”