Sabine & Philippe together are so clear, so authentic, so trustworthy and so wise in their teaching. They have opened up a space here so safe that the transformative work of Nia can occur very deeply.
They are profound teachers and Nia in their hands is very beautiful.
I leave with joy…until the next time.
Grace, USA, 2013
The 80 billion cells of this body bow in gratitude for your beauty, grace & wisdom.
Nia in India will always be my life treasure. Namaste & Peace & Love!
Karla, USA, 2013
Through you I could trust to visit my dream country India. And you didn’t t exaggerate.
It was more impressive I would have ever imagined.
Every day of the retreat was implemented in my heart. Every color of the chakra let me feel lighter and opened my blocks even I didn’t speak a lot of English.
Everything was beautifully harmonious.
Ria, Munich/ Germany, 2013
I am so touched and feel like I got to know a new path through you both, your love, your warmth, your way to live Nia and to dance Nia.
Thanks so much from the deepest heart for the wonderful and inspiring time in Auroville.
Katrin, Nia Teacher, Mallorca/Spain, 2013
Thank you for the wonderful Nia lessons, I will always remember during my weekly Nia classes in Switzerland. I wish you all the best for the future and hope to meet you again.
Esther, Zürich/ Switzerland, 2013
Niamaste is a magical journey for me – in India, in Auroville and inward into me. Thank you for making my journey safe and lovely!
The experiences each day exploring the chakras were in depth and fun, opening and balancing them through movement and dance gave me feelings of grounded-ness, strong self-esteem, confidence in my creativity, compassion in my heart, truth in my voice, trust in my intuition and a strong connection to my spirit.
The accommodations and food in Verite Community were fabulous. I feel like a million bucks! Thank you many thanks to you two for making it all happen. Much love, many blessings!
Haven, Nia Teacher, USA, 2013
I believe India, Auroville, the Mother has been calling me since I took my first Nia Class in September 2009. The last few years were preparation for my making this journey and being here for the most incredible Nia Retreat and it have to be in incredible India. I first received my Brown Belt Symbol in January 2011, found out it was in August 2012 and the received the word “Shine” – then in January 2013 I travel to India and at the Mothers resting place I see the symbol on “Manipura”-day “Shine”!
But it was today (last day in the Retreat) that I started to begin to understand the meaning of it! During the singing of the mantra!
I am free and i am moving through shining as my free true self.
And the journey and understanding continues…
Much love to you both, thank you thank you!
Sandra, Nia Teacher, USA, 2013
Thanks for lightening the fire and passion in me for the Nia Practice and for your hospitality.
The relaxing Atmosphere in Auroville allowed me to strengthen and finding my balance.
I will take back the amazing colors for my journey. The spirit of Auroville will be with me. The energy will carry on. I know it – and that feels great! Beautiful that you are existing .
Lisa, Zürich, Switzerland, 2013
I was very excited to come to India as it was my firdst time travelling to a country outside Europe. I got many many new Impressions from another culture, A nd because of you this India Trip was an amazing deep Experience for me.
The work with the chakras, the beautiful organized excursions und you as an unbeatable Nia and Life Teacher Team will stay forever in my memories – where ever my life path will take me. I thank you from my heart for your sharing.
Katharina, Nia student, Hamburg Germany, 2013
My utmost gratitude and respect for this wonderful joyous and adventurous and beautiful journey! A true inner journey which was such an intense and deeply healing experience! My heart has opened. Thanks again! I cried and laughed and most of all surrendered to love!
Love – Rishad, Pondicherry, India, 2012
This is my second Nia & Chakra workshop and I can do it again and again and again and I trust will! Your energy, your power, your music, your experience, your professionalism, makes it the best workshop I have ever attended. You two are also a beautiful match – with your humor, with your difference, with you compatibility, with your connection…you manage to liberate others to through their bodies and their rhythm. You truly live your “Life as Art”. I am very happy to have you in my life. Lots of love.
Irena, Croatia, 2012
Thank you for guiding the way and showing me an open door way through which I could discover my true heart. When I met you I sensed my heart was not broken not damaged but flat. It beats fully now in three dimensions. You and your love for one another are the greatest inspiration. With heartfelt gratitude.
Yvonne, Nia Black Belt Teacher, Houston Texas, USA, 2012
Wir sind dankbar und gluecklich diesen Nia Retreat mit euch und einer so tollen Gruppe erleben zu duerfen…. Was fuer eib shoener bereichernder und inspirierender Start fuer 2012!
Viele Dank fuer eure liebevolle Organisation und Begleitung und dafuer, dass ihr eure Begeisterung fuer Nia in Auroville mit uns allen teilt! Die Chakren Reise mit euch gibt uns soviel, was wir fuer unser Leben und unsere persoenlich Entwicklung „forever“ mitnehmen werden. We will be back for sure.
Uta & Ute, Nia Students, Hamburg, Germany, 2012
Thank you for walking the path together.
Georg & Sabine, Nia Teacher, Munich, Germany, 2012
From our hearts, through my hand, to your eyes…
Thank you for giving us a new way to experience Nia, India and each other! For Doug (my partner) it was the first tome doing Nia with a man! He loves Nia already but this has given him new inspiration. For me it has been a great gift to teach in this beautiful community and to learn in such a fertile environment. From generosity & spirit and humor at a time of great challenge and transition for you and your own lives is truly extraordinary,
Lynn (Nia Teacher) & Doug, New York, US, 2012
Thank you for your energy, your smiles, your encouragement, your support, your guidance, your truth, your compassion, your passion, your joy, your movement, your stillness, your purity, your clarity, your knowledge, your playfulness, your serenity, your peace, your wisdom, your kindness, your gestures, your words, your gifts, your time, your presence, your selflessness, your humor, your humanity, your happiness, your patience, your beauty, your music, your dance, your laughter and your love…
Laetitia, Dubai, 2012
“Jeder Tag an dem nicht getanzt wird, ist eine verlorener” M. Bejart
Wir wissen das und tanzen weiter und wenn es nicht mehr geht dann im Herzen. Vielen vielen Dank liebe Sabine & Philippe! Nia in India is magique!
Cornelia, Nia Teacher, Zürich, Switzerland (4th time in Nia in India !), 2012
This is the best personal development work I did in my life, thank you for this beautiful experience. You have light in the heart and in your eyes. Thank you to give me light in my life!
Maria, Nia student, Spain, 2012
Thank you Sabine, Philippe,
Thank you for sharing your kindness, joy, love…
Thanks for the organization! I enjoyed every days!
For me it was such a good experience and a real pleasure to dance, move, meditate and share my emotions with all of you.
We were “ONE”!
Claudine, Paris/France, Nia in India 2011
It was a marvelous time of full love, inspirations and completely mad impressions and I wanted every one of you completely particularly to thank you and you say that I had very much enjoyed the time with you!!
Completely particularly also dearest thanks at Sabine and Philippe for your super support to bring your trouble us India more near and your love at us.
I will always keep the time in the heart and hope I much to see you again sometime to exchange our thought and feelings and or other dance dance with one another.
In large love and gratitude I remain and greet you all herzlichst from Hamburg
Katrin, White Belt Teacher, Hamburg/Germany, Nia in India 2011
....zum dritten Mal eine wunderschöne Erfahrung, euer Nia in India.
Diese Harmonie zwischen euch - Indien - Nia und den immer verschiedenen Gruppen ist nur dank eurem engagierten, herzlichen und höchst professionellen Einsatz möglich, und das finde ich ganz toll. Habt ganz herzlichen Dank für alles!
Ich werde auch dieses Mal noch lange von den visuellen Eindrücken ,den menschlichen Begegnungen, den Farben, den Gerüchen, dem Klima zehren und mich bereichert fühlen.
Cornelia, Nia Teacher, Zuerich/Switzerland, Nia in India 2011
I am filled with gratitude, joy and love as I reflect on our time together in India.
We had such a wonderful time connecting with each of you.
Sabine, Philippe & Danielle - Thank you for hosting, arranging and sharing yourselves with us. The journey through the Chakra's was magical - the cultural tours, additional side trips and community was truly inspiration. There are not enough words in my vocabulary to describe the feelings and emotions I feel right now.
I look forward to continuing the dance! Love to all.
Norma, London/GB, Nia in India 2011
Memories of Auroville
A throng of taxi drivers behind barricades – welcome to India!
Will we find the one for us and our fellow traveler, Leslie?
Chic tea at roadside rendezvouses in the deal of night.
Villager’s chants signaling our destination draws near.
Arrival at Verite in darkness – crisscrossing the ground in search of a room.
At last we meet our United Nations of Nia-mites – from France, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Canada, England and Bermuda, California, Rhode Island and Australia, and Texas, too – and, of course, Auroville.
The seven chakras – blending of colors, opening of hearts – each an individual but embarked on a common journey of discovery.
Dancing, dancing, dancing – smooth and slow, fast and sharp – joyful, playful, visionary – can this really be our last day?
Pondicherry – Sri Aurobindo’s Ashram, where the Mother pointed to a barren plain on a map and sight unseen declared The City of Dawn to be built.
Spices, silver, scarves and scandals – and Casa Blanca.
Cows, families on scooters, taxis, buses – all muscling for space along the narrow way.
Villagers welcoming us to cultural centers, sharing their traditions – food, dance, crafts – smiling faces of children. So much promise, so many challenges.
Gaia’s Garden and Kireet’s canyon tour.
Climbing etched rocks of MAHABS.
Baths with a bucket of water warmed by the sun.
Birds signing, sun shining, fresh and loving prepared food. New friends and abundant love.
Thank you Sabine, Philippe and Danielle for uniting us all.
Susan, Houston/Texas/USA, Nia in India 2011
Blessing-gratitude-brilliant colors-strong sense of community.
Good to cry, good to allow myself to cry. My heart is open to receive and transmit. I offer and accept purity and clarity. the practice is mine to take into my every moment. Big gratitude...
Eric Fromm is one of my favorite writers and 2 books that i especially loved are : the art of being and the art of living. But that was an intellectual experience. This Nia and the 7 chakra dance has taught me how to do it and turn my life into a dance of art.
Thank you for inspiring me so much at many different levels. Love.
Irena, Croatia, Nia in India 2011
Courage to expand. Permission to be happy. Release of fear. Acceptance of what is the movement beyond. Reception of new ideas, ways of thinking, methods of living, trying them with no expectations. Joy, peace, love, abundance and health. Appreciation of nature and mother earth. Awareness. life is a dance.
Nia in India 2011
Thanks, healing is a path that goes through the steps of happiness.
Joy is again with me and i can share it with my human friends. Thank you.
Maria Christina, Italy, Nia in India 2011
So much grace, beauty, love, love through my body, for my body, love for all the other spirits with beautiful bodies and shining eyes. Love for the earth, flowers, trees, water, for the magnificent of creation. Making bloom everyone and each of us. A new tribe perhaps, an old one together again, love to all.
Maude, Nia in India 2011
It started with all of you dancing with me, dancing in my heart, living in me, through me and my life. Opening my heart, i am open to all life, the tears and the laughter, the joy and the pain, my life so rich and beautiful, so full of love and joy, so full of gratitude, giving meaning to all what happens with me and within me, making me realize that i am never alone, i meet you in every person, i see you and myself in the other. Recognizing myself and my uniqueness in you, in me, being one with every living being.
Imme, Hamburg, Nia in India 2011
"One is rarely touched by so much beauty and generosity all at once! The welcoming retreat at 'Verite' fits the words of the mystic Mother "Generosity is
to find one's own satisfaction in the satisfaction of others".
For me the Nia Retreat was impeccably organized, rythmic in the order of the day. Workout in the morning and evenings, at times, Vegan meals more beautifying than one can imagine, outings of pittoresque interest, times to rest and reflect, camaraderie and caring environment, all along under the magic baton of three nia masters. I brought back more than memories. I am filled with a greater sense of purpose."
Anne Catherine Mora, San Antonio, Texas, US, Nia in India 2010
"The Nia workshop of chakras given by Black Belt Teachers Phillipe, Sabine and Danielle is truly transformational. Not only did we have a dynamic physical experience, we were inspired by the mental, emotional and spiritual stimulation we received. Everyone, from beginners to advanced practitioners, was taken care of. We were all infused with Joy as we danced to the divine choices of music. Besides the Nia sessions, there were excellent accommodations, delicious food and fascinating excursions arranged."
Kaycheri Rappaport, 77 years!, Black Belt Nia Teacher, Portland, Oregan, US, Nia in India 2010
"To dance Nia in aAroville is an international experience of unity in diversity,
and a magical journey through the consciousness of the chakras.
Saschia Ryder, White Belt Nia Teacher, Paris, Nia in India March 2009 & 2010
"Finding friendship and love and unity, all the way on the other side of the world. openness and receive beyond any boundaries. hope that anything is
possible. I just have to want it and give it a name. And most of all, love."
Heather, 28, american, Nia in India jan 2009
"Even though I am 58, I felt so much power, freshness, lightness, youth and joy. Thank you for the movements, the dance and the music. Discipline and joy
coming together, what a union!"
Christiane, 58, american, Nia in India jan 2009
"Auroville is really the perfect place to experience Nia. It seems like it would have organically been created here... The aesthetics espoused by Auroville go hand in hand with the idea of dance and beauty in movement. There should be Nia here forever..."
Kim, american, Nia in India jan 2009
"Arrived with excitement, lived with anxiety, found love and joy. Leaving Auroville with peace and harmony within and hoping to come back to renew this
new found energy."
Sun, 54, american, Black Belt Nia Teacher, Nia in India jan 2009
"Thank you so much to all of you for sharing your beautiful land, music, love and hospitality. This has been an exceptional experience and one that i will not forget. your love and sharing of the whole Nia experience has been very heartfelt by me, and has opened up so many forgotten or blocked feelings and emotions. Thank you for allowing me to share this adventure with so many wonderful people."
Nikki, american, Nia in India jan 2009
"The Nia in India experience i beyond words...But if I had to capture it, I would say it is both an inner journey and a community experience where I felt loved, supported and nurtured to explore my inner and outer realities in a fresh new way. This has been the adventure of my lifetime and for that I am extremely grateful."
Skipper, american, Nia in India jan 2009
" It is a wonderful first time to an enjoyable fusion of music, love, dancing, mantr chanting. It will remain ever in the
Sundaram, indian, yogateacher, Nia in India jan 2009
"When I was going through my divorce, I cried everyday for one year. The second year I cried at least once a week. Finally after two years, I stopped crying. To the point that I fear I am not capable of crying. No more tears in me.
Throughout this whole workshop, no tears. But today, one tear fell. I am not crying but i am eager to feel again in a natural, harmonious, authentic human way. Thank you."
Coutnety, american, Nia blue belt teacher, Nia in India jan 2009
"Thanks for this loving experience , all these beautiful and rich moments shared together in a very joyful and simple way. May our bodies become like the flute of Krishna when the divine can express himself and plays his unique music..."
Frederic, aurovilian, yoga teacher, Nia in India jan 2009
"Our visit in India march 2008 has been one of the most profound experiences our family ever made. Bine and Philippe made us feel very welcome, safe and
wanted in India. We were able to see many different things and places and we really got a feeling how it might be to live in Auroville. From the very first day we were relaxed and in the flow of
India. Even the rain was an experience we do not want to miss! Bine and Philippe were great, loving hosts and the mixture of planned events and time for ourselves was just perfect. There are so many
more things to say - but the most important one might be: we will be back! Thank you for everything!!!!"
Nici, german, Brown Belt Nia Teacher, with Lars, Lucas (8 years) and Emil (6 years), Nia in India 2008
"Nia in India was a week of high energy: lightness, happyness, joyful moments with so much support and taking care from Philippe and Sabine. I loved so much the community space we were all in, the dancing, living and celebrating together: a big family with the kids, the teens and all the lovely individuals. Thank you so much for being part of a dream being together with joy and freedom in Auroville."
Mukti, german, ayurvedic cook, Sufimeditation & White Belt Nia Teacher, Nia in India 2008
"What an experience: 10 days pure joy of movement there, nothing else."
Melanie, german, journalist and photographer, Nia in India 2006
"....if you like a time of distance and new inspiration for or over your life - Auroville can be the place to discover amazing changes..."
Steffi, german, ostheopath, Nia in India 2006