Join Roo for a weekly session of gentle, whole-body exercise suitable for all ages, combining elements of dance, martial arts, yoga and mindfulness. This is a barefoot class held at the Remuera Baptist Church.
Previously called Nia Dance class, B-Me is a physical conditioning and wellness practice for everybody, regardless of health or fitness: whether you want a full-on cardio workout or a gentle restorative experience. Drawing from the Nia Technique and dance movement therapy, B-Me is inspired by dance, healing, and martial arts. A dynamic and energising playlist provides deep support for each journey. Emphasising finding your body’s way, B-Me is suitable for all ages and body types. B-Me is about cultivating health through caring for our bodies by choosing movement that feel good. Come find your way and be moved!
Roo is a Dance Movement Therapist, Nia Teacher, Biologist and Permaculturist. Her mission is to enliven individuals, communities, and the planet, through inspiring people to live healthy, meaningful, and embodied lives. Roo’s way is gentle, inclusive, and flexible - she skillfully cultivates an environment for body awareness, exploration, and joy. Her goal is to help people love and care for their bodies and express themselves freely.
"I love the classes and want this in my life going forward" - Clare
"Great fun even when tired at end of day" – Rhonda
Favourite thing about Roo's classes:
“All of it – Roo explains things well, keeping it easy breezy, ‘you choose’ is lovely and reassuring, good balance” – Rhonda
“Enjoy the music and different movement” - Gillian
“Flow, variety” – Mirjam
"Free to express ourselves, the music, and it's nice to meet people" – Clare
“Music, everything!” - Martha
What have you gained or learned from Roo's classes?
"Beautiful movements, new music, ideas how to move without overthinking, letting the inner teacher move the body" - Mirjam
"Different movement patterns, joy & importance of moving" - Gillian
"Learned about my own body - lots of fun" - Martha
"Learning to enjoy my body and the music" - Clare
“Relaxation, fun, stretching and movement. New ways of expression” - Rhonda
Comments about Roo:
"Casual, relaxed instruction. Purposeful without stress of getting it wrong. ’Your way’ - fab” - Rhonda
"Gentle, encouraging, natural style" - Mirjam
"I like Roo's facilitating capabilities, songs, energy, vibe - all great." - Blake
"Lovely teacher" - Martha
"Really like the encouragement to explore own movement - but having the structure is good for moving us out of habitual patterns" – Gillian
“Roo is welcoming, relaxes the class and everyone loves it. We all feel wonderful after each class." - Frances
"She encourages us to be ourselves. She makes it fun, with humour." - Clare