Why is dancing good for you?
Niio Dance - conscious dance for your mind body and soul
Niio Dance is for anyone who wants to turnaround their health and
design an inspired life. A conscious somatic dance practice which can range from being wild, tribal and elemental to gentle, soulful and poetic.
Aside from physical benefits such as relieving pain, strengthening the immune system, promoting cell renewal, anti aging and improving mental health, it may transform you on a more radical level.
Gain the tools to support and access your internal GPS. Niio dance is for mind body and soul.
you may benefit if:
you want to find a fun way to improve your mental health and mental health awareness
you suffer from stress or anxiety and struggle with the idea of sitting meditation or mindfulness
you used to enjoy dancing when you were younger, and would like to rediscover it
you lack confidence to dance but you love music and would love to be able to express yourself more
you want to feel more connected, have a better relationship to yourself and your body, be more in tune with yourself and your surroundings
you want to enjoy more authentic, healthy relationships
you want to develop more confidence and resilience
you love to just dance and would like to go deeper into your dance exploration and understand more about your body mind connection
the power of Presence
‘I feel more free and confident
It's a great way to feel more present’
'It was great to attend your session Helene, It was a new and enriching experience and opened my eyes to the way dance can be used to heal emotional wounds!'
Guillaume, Designer, Manchester
When we are dancing and in our ‘flow’, it gives us the power of presence, where we can release the source of our fears, worries and anxiety.
Our brain waves slow down from beta to alpha state, which means our busy, thinking ‘monkey’ mind slows down to become more lucid and reflective.
Recent research has highlighted how alpha brain wave activity can reduce depression and increase creativeness  as we feel more calm, peaceful and grounded.
Instead of being locked in thoughts of the past and future, we are fully in the moment, with our senses heightened to the beauty and vividness of our surroundings; we feel vital and alive, fully ‘plugged’ into the universal life force, in what could be considered a ‘whole body mindfulness’.
1 eg 2015 study, “Functional Role of Frontal Alpha Oscillations in Creativity,” Cortex, University of North Carolina (UNC) School of Medicine, https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0010945215001033
2 Niio Dance is not a substitute for professional help. For more details click here