OurNiaSpace Events

AcroYoga FUNdamentals Workshop – Sun,26 Oct

Connect, Trust, Play and Fly – a fun and accessible AcroYoga FUNdamentals Workshop for everyone, an introduction to Partner Acrobatics and Thai Massage with Isabel Essen.

AcroYoga blends the spiritual wisdom of Yoga, the loving kindness of Thai massage and the dynamic power of Acrobatics. These three ancient lineages form the foundation of this partner and community practice that cultivates trust, connection and playfulness while building strength, flexibility and balance at the same time.

In this workshop:

  • you will get a taste of fun and supportive partner stretching, assisted inversion and tightness drills
  • experience playful and accessible partner acrobatic and counterbalance tricks
  • receive rejuvenating Thai Massage

This introductory workshop is suitable for any age and level of fitness. No partner or previous experience necessary.

Date: Sunday, 26th October
Time: 2.30 – 5pm
Cost: R250 or **bring a friend/partner and pay R200 each
Sign up: ✆ 082 462 4844 or sign up now!

*Pre-booking is essential

Isabel Essen is a patient, caring, joyful and compassionate teacher of acrobatic yoga and partner balancing. With a background in dance and teaching dance, she has always been drawn to movement practices of various kinds. This passion for movement originally brought her to Yoga, which in turn led her to finding one of her greatest passions: Acrobatic Yoga. Isabel attended her first AcroYoga class in 2012 and instantly hooked, she completed her 200 hour Vinyasa teacher training under Jim Harrington in 2013, followed by an AcroRevolution Teacher Training Certificate in Washington DC, USA, in 2014.

Isabel’s Acro classes offer a supportive, fun, creative and adventurous environment in which individuals can grow, explore their boundaries and connect to others in a warm, motivating and safe space.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Isabel on essen.isabel@gmail.com at any time

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