Long before I found SuryaSoul®, a conscious, embodied dance practice, I found its creators, Philippe Beaufour and Sabine Zweig. As one-time Nia trainers, they had come to Houston to present Nia workshops and dance classes. Upon meeting them, I was instantly drawn to their open friendliness, warmth, generosity, compassion and absolute, iron-clad passion for dance. They radiated enthusiasm, peace and internal joy.
Months later, I journeyed to Auroville, India, to attend their signature retreat based on the Chakra system, sustainable living, unity and group dance. I returned home with new knowledge, a happy heart and life-long friends!
Five years on, Sabine and Philippe have found a way to bring into form the philosophies, life lessons and practices that define them. They gave this new system a name, SuryaSoul®. In September 2017, I became one of two U.S. based, SuryaSoul soma certified teachers.
Surya means sun in Sanskrit. Grounded in the Chakra system (the body’s seven energy fields), and the philosophies of integral Yoga and Tao, SuryaSoul is a dance practice that features music from around the world, designed to resonate deeply with each individual. Each SuryaSoul experience for me is a unique expression of both my symbolic heart and the group’s collective spirit. It replenishes me and activates my body even as I connect energetically to those around me.
It is in that spirit that I joyfully invite you to experience SuryaSoul® event first hand as I bring this beautiful practice to Houston, monthly at Studio NiaMoves. SuryaSoul® is perfect for all movement practitioners - Nia, Yoga, Martial Arts, ecstatic dancers. No experience needed! Anyone can do it!
Let your soul shine at Studio NiaMoves!
- Blog post by Yvonne Myles, Nia Black Belt Instructor, SuryaSoul® Soma Teacher