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Intro to Nia Workshop – Sat, 16th September

Curious about moving with mindful awareness, sensing pleasure and ease as a way of moving for life? 

The workshop will introduce the basic concepts and principles of Nia, and get you moving with a Nia class and the 5 Stages of self-healing. Explore and expand your body and mind’s potential to feel good and self-heal.

Experience about what sets Nia holistic movement apart from traditional forms of fitness or exercise. Get a taste of the basic moves and its “joy-based, feeling good” philosophy.

The workshop is open and accessible to EVERYBODY !

Led by Nicci Gates – Nia Black Belt teacher, 5 Stages of healing teacher, Laughter Yoga Leader, and owner of the NiaStudio in Obs. Nicci has taught Nia for over 14 years and is passionate about inspiring people through movement to tap into the juice of potential, and above all to play, have fun & laugh!

Date: Saturday, 16th September
Time: 11am – 1pm
Investment: R120 *special introductory price
Sign up: 082 4624844

INTRO TO NIA WORKSHOP

52 Moves Training with Kelle Rae Oien – 12 & 13 October in Cape Town

✶  THE NIA 52 MOVES TRAINING – THE LANGUAGE OF NIA
OCTOBER 12 – 13TH OCTOBER AT THE NIASTUDIO – OBS, CAPE TOWN

Nia’s 52 movements have been distilled through 30 years of somatic exploration to represent the best in holistic body-mind-emotion-spirit conditioning, originating from diverse modalities spanning dance, martial arts and therapeutic practices. The 52 Moves are proven to physically condition the body and enhance movement skills, enhancing proprioception and perceptual motor skills represented in flexibility, mobility, agility, stability and strength.

The focus of the 2-day training is the art of conditioning applied to the body’s base, core and upper extremities. How to coach yourself to move better and feel better is the basis of the program in terms of exercise science. Through the process of learning how to isolate each move using three distinct levels of range of motion in your joints you will learn how to achieve four types of conditioning. This training is ideal for anyone wanting to learn more about how to condition their body and develop movement skills.

From Kelle  – “The new 52 Moves training is dedicated to empowering you with the form of Nia’s 52 Moves. We spend two days consciously crafting the Art of Conditioning. You will learn how to do each move with clarity and gain wisdom about the benefits of each move. Additionally, we’ll focus on conditioning tools that will energize and tone your body. With the 52 Moves I am MUCH more creative in my body and my body has transformed. It’s the ultimate form and freedom experience!”

✶ To TAKE the 52 Moves Training, you do NOT need to be a Nia belt or prior experience. Anyone may enroll and it is open to al levels + experience. 
Watch Kelle teaching classes HERE on her FB profile page to get inspired!

FEEDBACK FROM TRAINING PARTICIPANTS:

“Kelle ROCKS! Being in her presence is an inspiration – she is an open, kind, impeccable trainer” Amy Warshawsky – New Jersey, US

“Kelle’s 52 Moves training is FANTASTIC!  Not only is she a joy to train with, regardless, but the depth of detail, clarity, practice and connection to the 52 moves and how they connect to anatomy was fascinating and thoroughly engaging. The Move IT class is SO much more than I expected and WAY more FUN!  I also loved learning to ride the edge of “enough” and expand capacity and stamina. I highly recommend the training to everyone – belt graduates and students alike.  Our community got a lot out of it!” Christina Wolf – owner of Embody Movement studio in Centralia, Washington

“Kelle’s expertise in anatomy, coupled by her energetic, fun, playful spirit takes the training and physical experience to a new level. Noa Kadman from Israel

“I discovered that the training is really rich, igniting in me a desire to be more: more educated, more conditioned, more confident ” Barbara Ades from Toronto, Canada

TRAINING COSTS
The cost of the 52 Moves Training is $299 USD
Registration fee of $99 + $200.00 instruction fee
CLICK HERE for the online registration and payment platform.

FOR MORE INFORMATION:
About the 52 Moves Training, logistics or registering for the training:
✆  082 462 4844
  nicci@niasouthafrica.co.za 

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✶ KELLE RAE OIEN
Nia Training Faculty & Somatic Educator, First Degree Black Belt Teacher, 52 Moves + Nia Move I.T. Trainer & Teacher, Certified 5 Stages Teacher, Rolfing and Rolfing Movement Practitioner.

Kelle is a unique teacher trainer. From her 15 years of being a Rolfer and Rolf Movement Therapist, she brings a rich understanding of the human form and an ‘integrationist’ approach to looking at, sensing and moving the body. Her classes are athletic and undeniably packed with power, yet her years of work in the Healing Arts bring depth, compassion and choice into every move, making the class experience deep, yet intuitive.
Kelle teaches from the Body’s Way perspective, encouraging students to ‘Know Thyself’ in order to become a great healer to all. Beginner’s mind is a touchstone in Kelle’s trainings, as she brings a sense of curiosity and wonder for being alive. Spontaneity, humor and an undying love for the work of Nia are a few of the unique gifts she shares with her students.

” …As a trained and certified Rolfer and Rolf Movement Practitioner, I have discovered how to get in, move and successfully thrive in my body and my profession with The Nia Technique. How? I use my body and movement as medicine. I love sharing my ‘integrative’ perspective of the body and teaching new ways of creating systemic health and wellness by synthesizing anatomy, movement, somatics and therapeutics – enhancing your personal enjoyment, and how to use movement to enhance getting in, and living in the the body”.

 

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Ecstatic Dance Session – Friday 15th September

✶ ECSTATIC DANCE  ✶  FRIDAY 15th SEPTEMBER  ✶  6.30 – 8.30pm  ✶ 
A journey through movement, dance , breath work and kundalini shakingbringing your body, mind and soul to complete ecstasy and joy.

Ecstatic awaking dance has it roots in shamanic trance dance and Osho meditation technique creating a moving experience of coming into your body, finding your authentic movement  expression. We have all the answers  within ourself . Through movement we can access clarity more easy.

  • Expect a journey of coming into your body, finding your movement , as each movement has its own story to tell and allow your body to tell its story
  • Step of out of your mind into peace – through this you can experience healing, clarity and life changing revelation, with inner peace and harmony
  • Breath work helps you stay present in the now allowing the message of the body to come
  • Shaking releases all the blocks and awakens the journey, allowing the energy to build
  • We dance the journey from deep within – most of this journey is done with closed eyes taking you deep within to observe release and transform through movement
  • Ww drop into silence -back to being nothing but pure energy  – one with all creation
  • A journey of dance  – Ecstatic awaking Dance

No experience is needed for this Ecstatic awaking Dance!

Lulu Erasmus is a certified ecstatic awaking dance teacher who started her journey of movement many years ago – for her movement is a path to enlightenment. We learn a lot through free movement in the body as we store a lot of memories and emotions in the body and these can be healed and transformed through movement.  Lulu has hosted and guided Sacred Ceremony and dance journeys  around the world helping people to align themselves with their greater potential of living in joy love and success.

Cost: R120
Sign up: ✆ 082 462 4844 or sign up now

 

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EFT Tapping Evening – Monday, 18th September

EFT Tapping is a amazing technique that is easy to use for all – in this session you will tap gently with your finger tips on 13 pressure points on your body. As everyone taps together amazing realization, clarity and understanding comes to you. With this tapping you start to access deeper levels of your mind, then you put your new positive affirmations in place for more joy, love and abundance in your life.

It is a very safe technique to use even in daily life for clearing stress or physical body pains. EFT has been reported successful in thousands of cases covering a huge range of emotional, health and performance issues. It often works where nothing else does.

  • You will tap to clear and release blockages, emotional or physical pain.
  • To manifest your dreams.
  • To help cope with stress and busy lifestyles.
  • Transform negative believe programs and reprogram that what we want into our lives aligning us to our true desires.
  • Creating new neural pathways, to live in more abundance, joy, love and peace.
  • Ending our evening in meditation.

We will tap on the most predominant theme of the group together – clear and transform together being supported by each other as group work is always very powerful.

Date: Monday, 18th September
Time: 7.15pm for 7.30pm – 8.30pm
Cost: R100
Sign up: 082 462 4844 or email us

Watch these video for more info on EFT 

The Tapping Solution” by Nick Ortner – official book trailer

EFT (Tapping) Intro by Gary Craig, EFT Founder

 

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Creative Movement Class for Kids – Sat, 30th September

✶ KIDS CREATIVE MOVEMENT CLASS ✶
Fun and educational classes with music, movement, doodling and dancing for with ages 8 – 12 (*younger kids are welcome)

Creative movement supports children’s natural development by using physical exercise to enhance coordination, awareness and endurance. Fun fine- and gross-motor skill games guide the children to make healthy and happy choices by learning how to listen to their bodies.

Fun movement and dance, yoga play, learning simple choreography, playing games, drawing inspired by music, learning about the body with group interaction in a wonderfully guided experience. Each class has a focus which is then threaded through all the elements of the class to give the kids an somatic and embodied learning experience.

Jenny Barenbrug, a Nia Brown Belt teacher with many years of teaching experience, is excited and passionate about crafting creative movement experiences for children so the connection to movement and body mind connection is nurtured at a young age thus setting the children up for a life of movement and feeling good!

Date: Saturday, 30th September
Time: 11.30am – 1pm
Cost: R100 per child (R80 siblings)
Sign up: ✆ 082 391 9094 or email Jenny and sign up now!

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Contact Improvisation classes – Wednesdays at 7.15pm

WE ARE EXCITED TO LAUNCH A NEW MOVEMENT CLASS – WEDNESDAYS 7.15 – 8.30PM

Contact Improvisation (CI) is a dance technique in which points of physical contact provide the starting point for movement improvisation and exploration.

Its an experimental dance form allowing creativity to flow.

Working with a few basic principles as a guide: giving and receiving weight – understanding the rolling point of contact – working with the laws of physics of momentum – gravity, space, inertia and friction – Contact Improvisation brings you totally present and in honour of every moment, learning to listen with the body.

In the class experience you will learn:

  • the natural body patterns of movement
  • how to spiral in and out of contact – sharing and giving weight
  • to allow play and fun back into your movement

*Regular studio class rates apply

The classes will be taught by Lulu Erasmus (a certified ecstatic awaking dance teacher and performance artist) who is passionate about Contact dance. For her movement is a path to enlightenment … “we learn a lot through free movement in the body as we store a lot of memories and emotions in the body and these can be healed and transformed through movement.”  

Lulu has hosted and guided dance journeys  around the world helping people to align themselves with their greater potential of living in joy love and success.

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The UltiMMMate Nia Experience with Kelle Rae Oien – Sat,14th Oct

✶ The NiaStudio in Obs, Cape Town is very excited to host Kelle Rae Oien from the United States

Get into your zone – Experience your flow-state  – Embody your potential

  • In this three hour workshop, Kelle will take you on a Nia adventure as you experience all that Nia has to offer: Classic Nia, FreeDance, 52Moves, MoveIT, Floorplay, 5 Stages and  Moving to Heal.
  • What was YOUR ultimate Nia experience? How did it feel? How did come to be? How can you get again + again + again?
  • We will use our Nia practice to create a meaningful, powerful and magical tapestry of movement possibilities that will allow us to tap into our potential and to be our own ultimate experience.

Kelle Rae Oien
Nia Training Faculty & Somatic Educator, First Degree Black Belt Teacher, 52 Moves + Nia Move I.T. Trainer & Teacher, Certified 5 Stages Teacher, Rolfing and Rolfing Movement Practitioner.

Kelle is a unique teacher trainer, and from her 15 years of being a Rolfer and Rolf Movement Therapist, she brings a rich understanding of the human form and an ‘integrationist’ approach to looking at, sensing and moving the body. Her classes are athletic and undeniably packed with power, yet her years of work in the Healing Arts bring depth, compassion and choice into every move, making the class experience deep, yet intuitive.
Kelle teaches from the Body’s Way perspective, encouraging students to ‘Know Thyself’ in order to become a great healer to all. Beginner’s mind is a touchstone in Kelle’s trainings, as she brings a sense of curiosity and wonder for being alive. Spontaneity, humor and an undying love for the work of Nia are a few of the unique gifts she shares with her students.

Date: Saturday, 14th October
Time: 2 – 5pm
Cost: R400  – ✶early bird special R350 if paid by 3rd October

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