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NIIO Dance

  a creative dance journey for joy, freedom and flow

Anti-aging, Mood Boosting Somatic Movement and embodied Dance for Body and Mind

NIIO stands for New Integrated and Inspired Openings

 Since time began we have come together to dance in ceremony and celebration, and dance is an ancient pathway that we have used for healing and wholeness. Finding outer expression through movement and dance as an art in motion, we can connect to ourselves,
each other and the universe.  

Experience the pure joy and ecstatic euphoria of flow state in dance, when you become fully present, fears and worries fade, time stands still.. and you feel you can take on the world.

'Just a quick word to say how much I appreciated your class. I particularly enjoyed your giving movement cues, different ways to move to explore and play with. A different style of leading than I have come across before. I will definitely be there again.'

Stephen, Astrologer

  'Really surprised by the depth of experience. So valuable to get in touch with the inner truth of my body, from my body. Great to give my body time to freely express my self. I heard so much and learnt so much. Helen is a wonderful workshop leader - sensitive, kind, encouraging, empowered and with good, clear boundaries.'


Welcome to the Power of Somatics and Dance
Rejuvenate and find your mojo again  

Relieve anxiety and stress  

Lift your mood and combat depression  
Have better sleep, more mental clarity and calm  
Gain resilience and find support for life transitions    

Find an anti aging programme that brings more fun and joy into your life    
Discover a new creative you  

Experience the pure joy and ecstatic euphoria of flow state, when you become fully present, fears and worries fade, time stands still.. and you feel you can take on the world.

Niio Dance Course Journey

The Niio Dance map journeys from our inner to outer connection – through grounding, breath, structural integrity, fluidity, power, compassion and connection.

Through exploring different energetic practices both ancient and new, Niio looks at what it means to be human, and is a sythesis of yoga, martial arts, meditation, somatic movement. A dance that is organic, shamanic and scientific. When we dance in moving meditation, our molecules and atoms literally shift and change... and self-discovery and transformation are possible.

If you are a beginner, then start with the Fundamentals. If you love dance and wish to gain new insight into your body mind connection then choose Foundation. Flight is a continuation when you are ready to dive deep into your dance and self. 

Come join me on this journey.


Find Your Flow : Dance Basics

Expand your movement repertoire and find new ways to move with basic dance principles that also relate to our world on a deeper level.


Roots and Wings

Journey through the structural and energetic layers of your being with the Niio Dance Map.


Creative Dance Spirit

Continue your flow to ignite your imagination and inspiration. Go deeper and align with soul calling. 

Niio Dance is Informed by 

Body-Mind Centering

We journey deep into our bones, fluids and tissues, which have energetic as well as structural qualities.

The Tao

The ancient Chinese ‘way’ which celebrates acceptance, change, creativity and flow in life, and in which my ancestral DNA is  steeped.

a Lifetime Exploration and Research

Ballet, Hung Gar Kung Fu, Yoga, Meditation, Dance Movement Therapy, Somatic Movement Education and extended Conscious, Ecstatic and Shamanic dance journeys.

Life Art Therapy 
Created by one of my teachers the late Anna Halprin who discovered how dance is connected to our emotional world, healing herself and designing  the Life Art process, together with dance therapist daughter Daria.

Yoga and the Chakra system

The union of our breath and body in yoga, its ensuing Mindfulness, and the Chakras - our yogic energetic power centres ).

Dance for Personal Discovery and Growth

There are no formal steps and routines, only guidance to inspire and support us; somatic cues, ideas, images. It is about letting go and just having a go - playful and accessible to all.    

Niio's emphasis is on listening into our bodies and feeling, it is not about how it looks. This empowers us to make individual choices, own our movements and actions and be our own authority. 

Our bodies are constantly in flux, and when we bring new awareness it can initiate transformative growth.

Niio Creative Wellbeing with Team Building

Bring Niio to your workplace. Combine wellbeing with skillbuilding, in fun, inclusive days for your and your team.

Learn coping strategies for stress, breathwork, embodiment, gentle movement and expressive arts; informed with cutting edge mind-body techniques.

Gain confidence, resilience and soft skills. 

About Helene

Born in England but of pure Chinese descent, I grew up with real questions about identity. My feet would tread on British soil but my DNA told another truth and I have continually been a seeker.

Not knowing where is really home, I found refuge in the home of my body and since childhood, in dance. In times of confusion and angst it is dance and music that has picked me up, and given me new perspective – time and time again.

Here I feel present, in the moment, fully connected. While dancing in nature; on mountain tops, in jungles, by the edge of the sea, in slow movement meditation or in wild ecstatic abandon, I have discovered insight, joy and freedom. An inner place called home.

I feel it is my mission to share this joy of dance and its far-reaching benefits . For us to regenerate and in turn for the regeneration of our planet  and that is why I created Niio Dance.


'We will always remember Helene and her beautiful class in Ibiza - joy, laughter, release, magic and sacred circle. She held the space with gentle, fierce, divine energy. Thank you Helene'