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Vicky Rainbow

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Vicky Rainbow

Owner and Teacher

HI!  I'M VICKY

I'm delighted to share with you all the things that have helped me in my life.  In my late teens, I went searching for tools and techniques to help me out of my own personal struggles and discover what I really wanted out of life…..I travelled around Australia, Asia, India and Europe looking for some guidance. I lived in an alternative community and a meditation retreat centre, learning lots on the way. For over 20 years now I have explored and tried out many different kinds of techniques in the world of personal development, and I would really like to share with you, the things that have stuck with me, and enabled me to grow...

THE NIA TECHNIQUE

Ever since I can remember I have loved to move and dance.  I experimented with many kinds of dance & fitness techniques and I felt really strongly that I wanted to learn to teach something…..then in 2008 I discovered Nia.  It’s a great way to get fit, have fun and feel great all at the same time.   I love the music, its guiding principles and its creative potential.  I love the way it combines steps and freedance.  Since learning it, I have been teaching classes & workshops in oxford & beyond and on meditation retreats andother events.

I feel very fortunate to have Nia in my life,  now I just want to share its joys, so others too can experience the benefits and pleasure that it brings.  My hope is that other people in Oxfordshire do the training and teach too, and that we will create a wonderful local Nia community.

ARTS/CRAFTS

Being creative and making things has always been another love of mine, you name it i've tried it, my house is full of things i have made! Not too long ago I came across a Powertex workshop and I absolutely loved it....it's so versatile and I like the way you can make old/recycled things new. It's also non-toxic and environmentally friendly which is another plus for me.  I did my training last year and since then I have been buzzing away learning and experimenting with it, so i'm really looking forwards to sharing all I have learnt with you!

DANCE MEDITATION

Over the past 12 years I have developed my own style of dance & meditation.  It is a collection of tools, techniques, exercises, reflections, affirmations & movements that can help you create more health, happiness and harmony in your heart & mind (thoughts/feelings), body and soul; and thus with others in the world around.

The dances can be guided simple steps or freedance (gives you a chance to explore your own natural ways of movement). All the music is carefully chosen and is uplifting, healing and inspiring.

MUSIC

Since a child, I have always loved singing, performing and expressing myself through sound and movement. Over the past 10 years I have been singing on retreats at the global retreat centre and in a variety of meditation-based events and festivals. It is my great pleasure to be able to share with you very soon (summer/autumn 2018) my debut album of original songs created with talented and wonderful Andy Blissett (co-creator of the amazing music of Bliss www.andyblissett.com)   I will be creating some events to share it with you with, alongside singing cover-songs that inspire me, with like-minded musicians and an opportunity for you to dance along if you wish.

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Qualifications

  • 2000 - Classical Massage Training
  • 2006 - Relax Kids Teacher Training
  • 2008 – Nia Technique White Belt Teacher Training
  • 2012 – Nia Technique Green Belt Teacher Training
  • 2013 - NVQ Level 3 - Playleader
  • 2016 – Nia Technique Blue Belt Teacher Training
  • 2016 – Nia Technique Move to Heal Teacher Training
  • 2017 – Nia Technique Freedance Teacher Training
  • 2017 – Powertex Teacher Training Level 1
  • 2018 - CURRENTLY studying for a qualification in Mindfulness, Meditation & Movement