Introduction to Nirapa School of Dance
Nirapa is pronounced Neer-apa and it means movement of the divine. Nirapa School of Dance is owned by Catherine who is a Master Teacher and Performer of Oriental Dance as well as a Natural Healer. She teaches this ancient art to women and has over the last 13 years developed it into a form of healing and therapy guiding women to connect deeply within, to the core of their feminine being, their heart and soul, finding rejuvenation and a renewed sense of life. It’s a dance form that takes you back to the origins of your feminine being, the divine feminine.
The school incorporates two unique elements into its programs and these are;
A Womans Wisdom Circle where women of all ages gather to connect in love and share through dialogue, movement and ceremony their voices and solutions on various topics. This group was founded as a way to re-unite women across cultures, races and other divides as one conscious group known as womanhood. Too often women rival one another instead of uniting as a powerful force of love. In our celebrations of womanhood we honour the various stages of a woman’s life beginning from menstruation.
Soul Sensation is a two hour free expressive dance session that takes you deep into the experience of dancing from your Soul.
The services offered by Nirapa School of Dance are;
- Classes Saturday Mornings 08.00 - 09.30 [R120 per person per class]
- Classes Wednesday Mornings 6.00 - 07.00 and 08.00 - 09.00 [R120 per person per class]
- Soul Sense Day of Dance Workshops (available once a month) [R350 per person per workshop]
- Retreats (available annually)
- Private Sessions (by appointment) [R450 for 60min or R675 for 90min]
We welcome women of all ages whether you have dance experience or not. Our philosophy is that this is an ancient dance that is already within the spirit of all women and it is only a case of remembering how to do it and teaching the body how to move. We also encourage improvisation and free expressive movement. Dancing is something that the spirit does and the body merely follows. So, forget your uncertainties and come dance with us!
Soul Sense Day of Dance Workshop
Soul Sense Day of Dance is three dance workshops that take you through a combination of oriental dance, free expressive dance and improvisation. Meditation, dialogue, movement and ceremony. Its an invitation to lose your mind and sink into your Soul Sense; an opportunity to dance deep, beyond the control of the mind and the ego. It combines the knowledge of dance movements with the intuitive knowledge of the soul, like a living moving prayer in honour of life.
Meditation and Dance Workshop
A relaxation and visualization to bring your awareness fully into the present, to awaken your senses and align with love. Followed by a dance workshop that will cover a variety of movements and dance routine combinations.
Soul Sensations Session
A two hour facilitated open dance floor session that takes you deep into the experience of dancing from your Soul.
Its an opportunity to dance deep beyond the control of the mind and the ego and is a very healing experience.
It combines the knowledge of dance movements with the intuitive knowing of the soul, like a living moving prayer in honour of life.
Womens Wisdom Circle
A two hour workshop where we gather to share and receive through dialogue, movement and ceremony.
This concept was founded as a way to unite women across cultures, races and other divides to bring awareness to our common connection and belonging to womanhood. Too often women rival one another instead of uniting as a powerful force of love and change.
We welcome women of all ages with or without dance experience. This dance is ancient and is already alive within the spirit of all women, it is only a case of remembering how to do it and teaching the body how to move. We encourage improvisation and free expressive movement and developing a style of dance that is your own, not one that mimics another.
Dancing is something that the spirit does, the body merely follows. Forget your uncertainties, remember your possibilities and come dance with us!
These workshops are held on the last Sunday of every month. The cost is R350 per person per workshop.
To book or to find out more
Get in touch with the school / Catherine at
083 650 9283 (Whatsapp only)
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