Upcoming Event: SAT 7 SEPT

The Glorious Dance of You Workshop

A Nia Movement Journey with Helene Purcell (Queensland, Australia)

Nia First Degree Black Belt , and Dance Movement Therapy Practitioner

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WHEN: Sat 7th September 10am-12:30pm

WHERE: Te Whaea: National Dance AND Drama Centre

COST: $35 before Sept 1st, $45 after.

A Nia Movement Journey guided by Nia First Degree Black Belt , and Dance Movement Therapy Practitioner, Helene Purcell.

Open to all- anyone in a body - a perfect introduction to Nia for new people and a gorgeous deeper dive for experienced Nia students!

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Helene Purcell:

“The Glorious Dance Of You Workshop begins in stillness, slowly moving from the ground up through the Nia 5 Stages (a self healing practice), into Nia choreography dancing in the space, returning to earth with a meditation and listening to a beautiful soundtrack for 10 mins. A little break, then dancing one of Nia’s latest self-healing routines.”

Nia First Degree Black Belt , and Dance Movement Therapy Practitioner. Queensland, Australia

PAST PARTICIPANTS EXPERIENCES OF THE GLORIOUS DANCE OF YOU

Freedom/ Space/ Openess !!
A beautiul journey of unfoldment into infinite self. Loved the music and the sensitive guidance
Feelings after ~ spaciousness, fluidity, strength, oneness/ dissolving boundaries. Strength of resonance with others. Co-creation. Sensing of vibrant life force
Loved the music choices. A great mix of different movements. Very gentle moments and great power surges throughout.
Love the music. Peaceful. Precious. Powerful. Perfect for today. Thank you !
... love the Tui sounds burbling across us. ...overwhelming tears of joy at the end. This was a really beautiful session and somehow helped in so many ways - to feel the sacredness of being me in the first part (I even found myself humming a hymn from my childhood at break time) and to feel the vibrancy & effervescence of the joy of dancing with others...

For more testimonials- scroll to the bottom of this page!


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the glorious dance of you testimonials:

Gratitude. Strength. Courage. Integrity. Humour.
Acknowledgement of grief and continued healing and Love Exquisite LOVE Friendly, Following, Freedom, of movement, music, alone, and together
That felt gentle and forgiving of self & others. A reminder to be kind & that itʼs ok to bless yourself too.
Creating a deeper connection with my body - sensing a healing within myself. More space felt within at completion.
Relaxing + Energising ! Love the community of dance.

Lovely pace. Feeling very relaxed & refreshed now! Thank you. Easy to follow & fit in.

Lovely peaceful energy I received from the class Acceptance .. Allowed to be

me .. express me .. gentle .. mindful .. connection with others .. relaxing .. peaceful ! Namaste

Thanks Helene. Well thought out routine. Very calming & energising

That was wonderful. Very soothing. Lots of receiving! I feel calm and ready for what is coming on my path. Thank you, Helene, for your giving spirit!

Loved the music choices. A great mix of different movements. Very gentle moments and great power surges throughout.
Love the music. Peaceful. Precious. Powerful. Perfect for today. Thank you ! Well done !

Thank you. Walking is easier. Some great choices in music.

fluid flowing flying. liked your comments to the dance. loved it. Thank you for teaching me to let go !
It was such a lovely experience

letting go, be in the present, be in your world and feel your body! Thanks Helene

Very emotional for me. Enjoyed it very much though. Thank you for sharing Helene !

Beautiful

Graceful

Inspiring

I will take away the lotus flower of love and energy

Ngā mihi arohanui

Dearest Helene, Soooo beautiful to dance with you again !! I love the fun, enjoyment and grace you exude - flavoured always with your personal “wackyness” that makes for a rich experience for me ! I had the most amazing “vision” during the singing and am grateful for the space to allow that to flow through me.

Dear Helene - love the Tui sounds burbling across us. What came up was overwhelming tears of joy at the end. This was a really beautiful session and somehow helped in so many ways - to feel the sacredness of being me in the first part (I even found myself humming a hymn from my childhood at break time) and to feel the vibrancy & effervescence of the joy of dancing with others

Thank you.... lovely to feel my joy & body movement flow again ... even if pain is there - less now - more fluid, moving free - beautiful. found Nia again.

Beautiful ! touching

Tender opening in truth

A lovely path home to self

I found it very moving

Body, Soul, and Spirit, Grace

THANK YOU

Freedom/ Space/ Openess !! The feeling of openness and space was palpable/ physical through my body when I was lying perfectly still in meditation. Thank you Helene xxxx
How much more relaxed I was after the hour and the end beautiful music really brought me down to earth.

A beautiul journey of unfoldment into infinite self. Loved the music and the sensitive guidance
Feelings after ~ spaciousness, fluidity, strength, oneness/ dissolving boundaries. Strength of resonance with others. Co-creation. Sensing of vibrant life force as stepping up out of 5 Stages. Enjoyed the sounding brought presence. Letting go of mind to sense the body.

I loved the Birds, the whole thing Actually

You held the space wonderfully Helene. Your presence helped mine, your calm slow voice, eye contact and radiating smile gave a lot to creating such a warm safe space. Thank you,

Thank you that/ this is a very special way to spend an afternoon on this glorious day. It was especially good to shake off the frenetic energy of intense office work. I think I will sleep well tonight. In love and peace

Thank you for the Window of Your Presence

Beautiful, energising moves. Words spoken so gently and full of wisdom. Peaceful inspiring space with room to grow. Thank you beautiful soul sister !

Joy . Energy . Letting go . emotional . Only think in the/ this moment . Positive Atmosphere . Good location . And last but not least a wonderful teacher ! Thank you !

Appreciate you Helene giving us your teaching time on Show Day in ChCh. My body, soul and spirit delighted in the community and the dance XXX

Thank you so much for creating this space for my soul to dance.

pleasure, freedom, connection, fun. The workshop had a delicious rhythm & variety. Thank you Helene

It was a gift lovingly received.

What a lovely warm safe environment to feel a sense of freedom. Thank you for such a new experience.

Lovely class. Very relaxing and there was a feeling of warmth and inclusiveness. I loved the sound track - such lovely songs, & the bird sounds. I feel both calm & energised. Thank-you Helene

Thank you for a wonderful 2 hrs ! Really enjoyed the spirit, meditational side of the dance. I shall leave this hall invigorated and positive.