Discover your Dance and Find your Flow

A course in Dance Basics to expand your Creativity, Confidence and Clarity
Find new ideas that extend into your life
10th October - 28th Nov 2022 / 20th February - 10th April 2023 / Self-Paced available now

Do you wish you could be more confident and expressive when you dance?

 Do you tend to fall into the same repetitive ways of moving?  

Maybe you even feel like you have two left feet?    

Join me if you would like to gain:

Energy and Vitality 

Feel vital and alive as you rejuvenate. When we dance all of our physical systems get a workout: our fluids flow better, we flush out toxins, we get less pain; faster recovery times from injury, a stronger immune system, better hormone function

Confidence

Expand your movement reach and repertoire, with new structures and frameworks to support your movement, both in your dance and externally into the world. Have new certainty within yourself and confidence in your abilities, as you become more comfortable in your own skin, and gain a sense of wholeness and connection within

Creative Play

Improved mobility gives more flexibility and freedom in our bodies. In addition we get an energy boost which means that we relax and rest better. And enjoy lightness and laughter as you commit to the ‘work’ of allowing yourself to Play

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

Learn awareness in posture, dynamics, co-ordination and find new ways of being expressive

Feel more expansive and joyful as you literally 'find your feet'

Release your self-limiting beliefs about your abilites and form a solid foundation for your whole self

Feel more at ease and inspired as you freely drop into your natural dance

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
MONDAYS
mornings 10 - 11.30am or
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

SELF-MASSAGE TECHNIQUES Class Bonus - 40 mins

The ultimate in self-care! Learning to apply techniques from the various modalities I have studied such as Swedish, Thai and Indian Ayurvedic massage in UK and India to help relieve pain, promote ease in the body and self-soothe. Some acupressure points for common ailments such as headaches are also covered. 

YOGA MODIFICATION Class Bonus - 40 mins

We all have injuries at times, and this live class will address basic modifications for some yoga asanas, so that eg we can protect our knees or neck. 

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."

Find Your Flow - Course Introduction
This course is for you if :
 • you feel self-conscious in a dance/social situation, and would to feel more relaxed and confident to move
         
 • you love to dance, but feel you could move more in different ways if you knew how
       
 • you would like to learn dance principles and fundamentals to support your movement and dance        

 •  you would like to be more embodied, more body aware, to change the way you think and feel  
       
 • you want to invite more joy and lightness into your life  

• you want to find a fun and non-competitive way to be active

• you are afraid of 'being seen' and would like to rewrite that script

This course is NOT for you if:
• you want to move freely without any guided moves

• you have studied a lot of classical dance

• you don’t enjoy the challenge of learning new skills

• you prefer slow and meditative movement only

• you don’t want to potentially get a bit out of your comfort zone

• you are not ready to ‘unlearn’ bad habits

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

 • you are not ready to embrace the joy of  dance in your life!

Elizabeth

Grandmother

"I liked the conversational way in which you directed our dance movements, and the suggestions that you made that included, as well as movement, ways of perceiving; ways of thinking about and feeling the sensations of our bodies.
I learned a lot about how I move, and how I could perhaps move, given enough practice and attention. There was so much that was new in the sessions and I will continue to use the recordings long into the future, as I carry on exploring. There only remains to say, thank you Helene, for the gift you have given. Bless you."

Course Modules with video previews below

INITIATION

How and where our movements begin

WEIGHT AND BALANCE

Finding internal support to hold us, and give us confidence, to step out with surety and lightness

TRAVEL

We explore a myriad of different ways of moving and travelling across the floor

SPACE

Exploring our kinesphere (the spherical space around our body, as created by Rudolf Laban), how we move in space, and where to

FORM

We look at structure and shapes, patterns and pathways

DYNAMICS

We look at our qualities of movement, which can include speed, energy and flow of movement

RHYTHM

We look at moving to different rhythms and beats from around the world

a Somatic as well as Structural approach to the Dance..

All of the above dance principles are part of classic dance and performance - to create aesthetics, mood and atmosphere.

However, when dancing for ourselves, for self-expression and to access our interiority, we use somatic approaches that may connect with the elements and the rhythms of life.

Whilst I guide you, there are no set sequences you have to follow. Rather I introduce an idea or motif that you can then develop as part of your own dance.

And most importantly the idea is to listen in, as opposed to moving infront of a mirror - an entirely different activity with different focus and intention.

NB It may also be worth remembering that just like life, dance is not always pretty, regular or predictable!

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"  

Meet Your Instructor Helene Su

conscious dancing 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!

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 

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. Audio Downloads of warm-ups and meditations are available to purchase separately in the shop. 

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

Yes if your injury is not debilitating, and you are able to manage it without having to overstress or overcompensate another part of your body. Somatic movement education means that we learn to listen to our bodies and what our bodies need in any given moment. This means that you can go as gently, slowly and passively as you may need to be mindful of your injury. At the same time, learning to sense into your body, you might realise that you tend to put more strain on eg your other foot, which compromises it and conversely give you other tensions or troubles. It may be that you can learn to find more equilibrium in your movement to ease existing problems.

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!

It is helpful to have a yoga mat or comfortable rug for any warm-up that involves lying down. Clothes need to be comfortable and unrestricted for movement, layers are preferable in case your body warms up. Apart from that the only other thing is to be mindful of your flooring. If you are dancing on carpet, then you may need to take care because of friction, in which case soft shoes may be helpful. Or, in the case of a wooden floor you may need some soft shoes to protect your feet. Otherwise bare foot is usually the best. 

The main issue is not your potential ability to move, as dance covers all kinds of movement - subtle, awkward, clumsy, irregular, erratic as well as slick or athletic. Dropping any expectations or judgements around yourself and your abilities is the first step in responding to your question! In doing so and relaxing, you may find that your perceived challenge around movement and dance may gradually dissolve.

You may find as you sense into your body, new ways of moving inspired by my cues, that you had not done before. You will also gain a sense of being more in your body - being embodied, which gives you more surety, a more clear and grounded presence that can filter into your interactions in life.

  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.


Silver and Gold with Live Zoom Class and Meet ups:
10 am/ 6.30 pm
Mondays 11th October - 22nd November 2022
Mondays 20th February - 10th April 2023

Bronze

£174
or 2 x £100 monthly instalments

Videos
Course Community
Self-Paced Available Now

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
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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.