Dance is Helene's first love, giving her joy, expression and freedom ever since she can remember. Growing up feeling ‘displaced’, dance's unique synergy of mind, body, spirit and soul has given her purpose and clarity, resilience and confidence.
Evolving her own unique somatic dance programme Niio Dance over the last fifteen years, Helene is committed to helping you to find personal tools for your vibrant health and wellbeing.
She has presented talks and workshops in UK and Europe, including Spain, Holland and Portugal.
Previously she has worked in the London media, created her own clothes line, and worked in education in South Korea and Japan, delivering lectures and designing creative resources.
Teachers she has trained with include:
Anna Halprin (Life Art Therapy),
Mary Abrams (Continuum),
Linda Hartley (Bodymind Centering), Patricia Martello (Biodanza),
Marie Ware (Dance Voice),
Shiva Rea (Vinyasa Flow/
Yoga Trance Dance),
Dr Nagarathna (Integrated Yoga Therapy) Stephen Ornellas (Hung Gar Kung Fu)
to name but a few.
Her biggest teacher, however, apart from an initial eight years of intensive ballet has been thirty years of freeform creative, tribal dance practice on dancefloors both indoor and outdoor around the world.
‘I love your way of working with me. You have got such wisdom, humbleness and congruence’
There are ongoing new discoveries in Body Mind research, some of which reinforce and confirm ancient teachings, and some of which bring fresh insight and Helene is continually updating with this new Somatic information in her work.
She would love to share with you its profound benefits, and to empower you to be your authentic, inspired and creative self, to be in tune with your body and in your flow in life.
MA Dance and Somatic Wellbeing
University of Central Lancashire
BA Combined Arts
University of Liverpool
QTLS (Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills)
Society of Education and Training
Certificate in Periodical Journalism
University of London
Diploma in Dance Movement Therapy
Dance Voice, Bristol
Yoga Teacher Training
VYASA Yoga University, India
Reflexology & Swedish Massage
Diploma in Thai Yoga Massage
The Healing Hands Center, India
Diploma in Ayurvedic Massage
Usui Shiki Ryoho System, Tokyo
Registered Teacher of Society for Education and Training
Registered Teacher of Independent Yoga Network