Creative Dance Flow

Tap into the essence of who you are
Align with the calling of your soul
12th October - 30th November / 22nd February 2023 - 12th April 2023

Would you like to deep dive into your imaginative, creative self through dance?

 Explore the deeper realms of who you are?  

Gain insight and inspiration through body, mind and soul to reflect into your life?

Join me if you would like to gain:

Personal Insight
through Dance

Our bodies hold all our stories. When we open up our bodies to movement, the memories and feelings that have been held within are able to release and rise to the surface. With mindfulness and in seated insight meditation, we enter into our internal world. When we  move and dance our internal has the new dimension of  outer expression for release and transformation.

New Freedom of Expression and Ways to Communicate

Dance and other expressive arts give us the opportunity to express in a way that words and language cannot. In learning to listen in and express through our bodies, we may discover hidden sources of strength, resilience, wisdom and creativity that we had not accessed before. We may even find a new voice for ourselves that needs to be heard! 

A Personal Toolbox for Wellbeing

Through somatic awareness we look at different aspects of ourselves as we tune into our body mind. In doing so we learn more about ourselves and what can support us.
We use different  somatic exercises for practical physical support, and we can follow up with words or other art forms -  that are further tools for mental, emotional and even spiritual  guidance

Dr Jeff Watkins

Tivoli Healthcare

Thank you for such an excellent course.

The presentation was highly professional, filming was impressive
and it's clearly been really well planned and thought through.

Your on-line dance classes are really, really good. I particularly like the bits in the open air !!'

Remembering Who You Are

Unearth and Celebrate your Gifts
our body has sentient knowledge that goes way deeper than our conscious mind, and when we move we can access new gems of inner knowing and wisdom buried within

Be Inspired

when we move and ‘are moved’ through our dance, our bodies can reveal a whole history and mythology transcending our colour, race, culture or social conditioning

Feel Powerful and Alive

dive into your thoughts, feelings, hopes and dreams through your body and conscious dance, and find your authentic truth


Find your Expressive Self

let your dance emerge spontaneously from being authentic, allowing untold stories and emotions to be heard, and to lead you back to the essence of who you truly are.

What you will Receive :


WEEKLY MODULE INTRODUCTION VIDEO
Here I introduce the main focus for the week, and relevant bodymind information


WEEKLY GUIDED WARM UP VIDEO: 10-15 mins
- mini warm up and movement session for your body
- before main dance or as a standalone activity


WEEKLY REFLECTION EXERCISES
These may be questions that you can reflect and journal on, before, during or after the module


WEEKLY ZOOM CLASS
WEDNESDAY mornings 10 - 11.30 am or
WEDNESDAY evenings 6.30 - 8pm 
beginning the week after Week 1 module is released.
Recordings of the sessions (speaker view only) will be sent out afterwards.


COURSE COMMUNITY
Every week we come together to meet, dance, ask any questions and share


COURSE APP
Access this course through the dedicated App on your smart phone to study on the go, and keep in regular contact with myself and others on the course through the course community, and with instant message notification. 


WEEKLY GUIDED DANCE VIDEO: 20 - 25 mins
- focussed guidance to demonstrate new movement pathways, time for you to follow, and freer guided movement exploration after.
- bite-sized to fit into your schedule
- deep movement meditation and focus for 25 -35 mins, where we can access a new state of perception and powerfully shift our energy and         mindset


WEEKLY GUIDED MEDITATION VIDEO: 10 - 15 mins
- go back to basics of body and breath, as we begin to explore our interior
- guidance accompanied with beautiful music and subtle visuals to help you ease into the meditative mind

WEEKLY DANCE JOURNEY MP3 DOWNLOAD: 20- 25 mins
- listen offline with headphones and drop in deep into your own dance     exploration without distraction
- fully immerse yourself in an outdoor sonic dance journey, in the beautiful elements of nature!
nb: In Week 2 you receive Wk 1 and 2 mp3's. Then weekly thereafter

CLOSING EXTENDED WORKSHOP AND INTEGRATION
- final dance, to integrate what we have learn
- share and celebrate our insights and openings
- leave with final thoughts and intentions
- focus for embodying our new empowered and inspired selves
Date tbc

Bonuses

 LOVE TO OUR BACK VIDEO Bonus - 40 mins

We have all suffered from backache especially in the lumbar region, and in this video I will share some somatic ways that we can keep our back supple, and free from back pain, including specific breathwork awareness.

VISIONING MEDITATION AND COURSE- 60 mins

To integrate and consolidate all the new information and insights that you have received during this course, in creating a lasting visual tangible representation of what you wish to manifest and bring forth in your life.

Pauline Crozier

Aerial Yoga Teacher
/Studio Owner

'Niio Dance was a very transformative practice for me. Listening to Helene’s words of inspiration and guidance, I was able to hear the invitation to listen to the wisdom of my own body.
And I really loved the music Helene used, it carries you, takes you into yourself.
During the course I feel I've released my body of so much built up stress and emotion.'

Creative Dance Flow - Course Introduction
This course is for you if :
 • if you already have a conscious or ecstatic dance practice and you want to explore your dance on a whole new, deeper level; the holistic aspects of wellbeing and the mind-body connection
         
 • for more experienced or trained dancers who would like to find new freedom in your body and movement, without the constraints of stylised dance or technique - new ways in and new ways out - a new conscious way to move and express
       
 • you would like to welcome in more flexibility, curiosity and openness to your dance. To notice new details, nuances and textures in your movement, which may reflect into your everyday activity and your movement in life      

 • You would like to look into your internal world through the lens of other creative expressive arts, so the invitation is to gather your art materials, be they paints, pencils or streams of consciousness to express after movement. Then we come together each week to share and reflect on what has emerged in our creative process.
       
 • You would like to connect to a deeper level of you, that can potentially touch on the spiritual or sacred  
This course is NOT for you if:
• you want to learn specific dance steps

• you want structured movement and/or stylised dance  

• you are not ready to give yourself the time to look deeper within, that precious 'me time' for inner enquiry  

• you don’t have time to give space around being reflective  

• you are not ready to take responsibility for your personal self-care, nb if you have any specific trauma issues to work through, then it may be advisable to see support from a trauma specialist during the course  

• you don't have the discipline to do some self-study as part of the course  

• you are not willing to stay open, flexible and curious

Kash 

Street Dancer

  'Helene's workshop gave me a safe environment to experiment outside of my usual dance training and gave me an opportunity to express myself in ways which are not usually possible in common dance styles which are restricted to set 'moves' that don't always allow you to express yourself through the movement as you desire (as you are commonly judged directly on how "clean" and with-form you can do the moves). She made everyone feel welcome and quite engaged (even my brother who rarely dances) - and her positive attitude meant that I felt that I was learning something new despite my experience in dance.' 

Course Modules and Previews


Each week we focus on a Sphere of Influence in the Niio Map, on a theme that is both resonant on a personal and universal level. There are no specific steps or routines, only guidance to enhance your inner connection and conscious somatic dance practice. 

Grounding

On a fundamental and energetic level we need to be connected to the earth; we need to have a firm footing and ‘find our feet’. Grounding is also the base chakra, muladhara in yoga - our personal foundation and support on a practical, external level. By connecting to earth through our body, we can literally find roots and an inner home through our dance.

Breath

Our breath, vital to life, is the most powerful tool we have to transform our whole physiology. It has the power to both energise and relax us, and is our gateway to the subconscious. Through breath we drop into a deeper awareness within, that can transform us on an outer level.

Structural Integrity

We are constantly changing and transforming. Through breath, movement and thermodynamics our physical make up can literally alter in density and consistency. And with intention and focus the messages we send to our body can have immediate effect. In folklore shapeshifting is the ability to change physical form at will or through magical means. Through dance, we can enable the cells of our being to shapeshift and transmute to pave the way for our personal wellbeing!

Fluidity

When we enter into the fluidity of our body we release tension, and if we drop deep into the dance we can enter into a state of flow. Here the boundaries of who we are merge with the surrounding environment as time momentarily stops, and our brain waves drop from the everyday busyness of ‘beta’ towards the alpha/beta border, optimal for visualisation and creativity.

Power

Whether we are strong and muscular or slim and waiflike, our power is fuelled from within. If we have a strong life force and spirit we can feel truly awake and alive. Through dance we have an outlet for every emotion, including the ones we normally suppress, and this release can be both liberating and empowering. Imagery, symbolism and connecting to the natural world can help fuel this internal power.

Compassion

Our biggest obstacle in life is that of the person looking back at us in the mirror. Generally we are our own hardest taskmasters, and fiercest critic. In Traditional Chinese Medicine the heart, unsurprisingly, is the king of all organs, and through its partner the small intestine, it represents our ability to absorb joy and nurture our soul. When we cultivate compassion, our heart can open and radiate into our whole body, dance and being, to bring lightness and joy.

Connection

Dancing is one of the best ways to experience embodiment – being fully present and connected in our bodies (rather than living from a busy, troubled head). When we are wholly integrated we are aligned with mind, thought and action giving purpose and clarity. We are more receptive to external support, connecting to the bigger picture and to all of existence.

Mazal Goulding

Ecologist

What is different on Helene's course is that she facilitates a journey where I can process emotions in my movement.

In Grounding Module Dance 1, Helene starts with the idea of Genesis and our evolutionary beginnings. She combines descriptions of physiology and natural history with movement, simulating ourselves with the flow of nature. The visual landscape, music and the poetry of her narration are so vivid, and changes as we explore our feelings. In the second video I felt that that she is commentating on the story of my life, describing real experiences that we all feel - a unifying and affirming sensation. I cannot wait to start week 2!"  

A student's artwork from previous course

  NB:  All the above are potential gains, dependant upon time and commitment invested, prior health conditions and personal constitution.
Seven weeks is an introduction to what is possible through the power of dance. Also whilst dance is potentially healing, Niio Dance cannot be held responsible for any outcomes. For more info please see disclaimer.

Giom 

Designer

On Compassion: Was giggling to myself once I'd finished this module, giggling at the fact we sometimes are too harsh with ourselves and was reminded to be playful and compassionate first on foremost to onself  

On Fluidity: I loved this module, it really resonated with me and brought calmness and safety to being, it is just right for where i am at right now.
Rated 5 out of 5 

Meet Your Instructor
Helene Su

ecstatic dance outdoors

Being a BBC or British Born Chinese my start in life was not plain sailing. I found it hard to ‘fit in and grew up a quite shy, serious student. However at a young age I discovered the freedom and joy dance, and I fell in love. Dance has picked me up and lifted me on many occasion.

I originally began with ballet but have studied martial arts, yoga, dance movement therapy, somatic movement education and meditation in the UK, India, Thailand and Japan. I have presented talks and workshops in UK and Europe and have explored a whole range of dance, including contemporary, conscious, contact and trance dance.

Dance has helped me to gain clarity, resilience and confidence which is why I have created Niio Dance.

I want you to reconnect with your joie de vivre and find personal tools for your vibrant health and wellbeing, all through this amazing portal we have called our body. And in creating online programmes you can find your flow all in the comfort of your home.

I so look forward to meeting you on this journey!

Niio Audio Dance Journeys

Each video lesson has the corresponding dance audio download so that you can really sense into your body and tune into your inner world. Some of the exclusive Niio Dance mixes are incredibly evocative and can send you to beautiful places. If you listen on headphones outdoors, this will allow you the opportunity to really drop into what you are doing, and enjoy being in nature without the distraction of external influences; to discover your own dance flow and get away from the screen!  All the lessons are kept in the Niio Dance course portal for you to reference and access again for a total of 365 days.
Mp3 downloads are yours to keep forever!

The music for Niio Dance is carefully curated from some of the finest musicians and producers, and the range is eclectic, worldly, soulful, tribal and many layers in between! Along with my guided voiceovers, these selections are all professionally mixed and mastered to give you a flawless audio experience.

Nb: Dance Journey MP3's come with Gold Package. See Audio Shop for further MP3 downloads. 

Community

In Course Group Access

During the course access period, you can communicate with others in the group directly and to me.


Facebook Group Access

You can continue to be part of the Niio Dance closed Facebook group long after the course has finished, where you can connect with me and others on our dance and bodymind journey. I drop into the group regularly and post news of interest.



from previous courses:

Beautiful Dance Course

Helene is really amazing and she know how to help us access exactly what we need to do in order to grow our ''roots and wings''.

The outdoor settings were inspirational and a real tonic during this strange time of Covid. The course has made me feel more flexible and given me hope!
Rated 5 out of 5

Gillian
Music Lecturer

I loved your course.

It helped me to get through those tough days when I struggled to get on with anything!

Hayley
Reflexologist

Great course, really enjoying it.
 
Love your instruction and the lovely backdrops, and the meditations are really beautiful.

Also its really helping with my lower back, which has been giving me a lot of pain but is getting better and better.

And my husband has noticed I'm being a lot more expressive in my dancing!

Claire
Wellness Expert

Oh my goodness,loving your course!

Love love love the music... the African dance in the first was wonderful,,, felt the spirits near..  

Bimba
Circus Performer

If you enjoy movement, dance and music and would like to experience a deeper insight into your body mind, then curiosity and interest are the most important prerequisites. I might give you ideas, themes and visualisations, but there are no specific techniques. Any previous dance training may influence your movement repertoire, but you may feel encouraged to, and in fact feel the ‘permission’ to explore movement in other ways. This could be very liberating.

With regards to personal ability and mobility, all movement however big, small, abstract or ‘understated’ is a dance, and dance does not demand to be of a certain size, or physical ability. However if you are looking to learn specific steps on how to move and dance with guided instructions and techniques, then Dance Basics may be a better fit for you. To go further in depth into the basics, then Niio Roots will give you an ideal grounding for your moving dancing self. 

Whilst experiencing freedom in movement, we also have to be mindful of our surroundings. It is possible to move and dance in a very limited space if that is all that is possible. We can move and travel in many directions, not only across the floor! The videos will take up approximately 1 hour per week, though the reflection questions may be something you take more time to ponder and absorb. The additional follow on art work all depends on you, but it could be as simple as a short 15 min session of writing/sketching after any particular movement session, or more if you have the time and feel called.

 We then meet every week for a group zoom which will take 1-1.5 hours. If you have time, you may enjoy to do the videos again, perhaps as downloads where you can go deeper without visual distraction, giving you the opportunity to have a new and different experience. (this is of course an option you can do anytime again after the course has finished!)

Everything is always optional. Meeting together every week is so that we can feel the support of a group on the same, albeit individual journeys, and also to meet with me for any questions you may have. There is never any pressure or expectation, you come as you are, and participate as much or as little as you like.

There is also the option of booking private sessions with me in lieu or in addition to the group sessions. 

Whilst dance can be therapeutic, this course is not deemed ‘therapy’. Working with a Dance Movement Therapist is often one-on-one, looking at specific issues over a certain period time. You may have certain aspects in your life that you would like to give the time and space to reflect upon, and this course may give you that valid opportunity.

On one level we are using mindful movement and conscious dance, that can at times feel like a moving meditation as you go into your flow. You may discover tools that help support you in your own journey to wellness, and in Niio Dance the emphasis is on empowering You with your own resources, to cultivate deep self-awareness, and to promote self-care. It is allowing and affirming for yourself dedicated holistic ‘me’ time. If you would like to explore more deeply into your body mind connection, and your mental and emotional world for guidance, then you may like to look at Niio Wings which will be launching in 2022.


Silver and Gold with Live Zoom Class and Meet ups:
Wednesdays 10 am / 6.30 pm

12th October - 30th November
22nd February 2023 - 12th April 2023

Bronze

£174
or 2 x £100 monthly instalments

Videos
Course Community

Silver

£285
or 2 x £155 monthly instalments

Videos
Live Zoom Classes/meet ups,
Course Community

Gold

£528
or 2 x £275 monthly instalments

Videos
Live Zoom classes/meet ups
Course Community
Bonuses
MP3 downloads


NB The prices are energetically aligned to the Solfeggio frequencies which heal us on a conscious and subconscious level,
balancing and harmonising our mind, body and spirit. These ancient healing tones are found in sacred music,
including the Gregorian Chants.
Each frequency has unique healing properties:

174 Hz
This frequency relieves pain, tension and stress
285Hz
This frequency heals tissues and organs and can activate the body into cellular regeneration
528 Hz
This is the Love frequency, which can facilitate whole-being transformation and miracles such as the repair of DNA.
It also activates imagination, intention and intuition.


REFUND POLICY
Full 7 Day Money Back Guarantee

I truely hope that you will love this course.
If after 7 days you do not wish to continue, then you can write and request a full 100% money back refund.