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Helene Purcell

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Helene has been instrumental in teaching, creating and growing the Nia New Zealand community. Training the Nia White Belt in 2007, Nia’s first level of training, she has since attained Nia’s First Degree Black Belt travelling to Australia, USA and Germany. Continuing her study of therapeutic movement practices Helene has trained in Dance Movement Therapy and Authentic Movement. Currently based on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia, she is creating another great Nia community in Noosa. With family roots in Coromandel NZ, Helene feels honoured to be presenting a Nia weekend retreat at Mana Retreat Centre, hosting and co-creating with Stephanie DeMay.



Payment is required in full at the time of booking, by credit or debit card, or direct bank transfer using our secure POLi payment gateway.

We draw special attention to two of our guidelines before registration: Mana provides lacto-ovo vegetarian food only, this means no fish or chicken and is an alcohol and drug free environment.

Cancellation Policy

This group requires a minimum number of participants to go ahead, if that number is not reached we reserve the right to cancel the event.

Should you, for any reason, decide to cancel your registration, please note our cancellation policy :

  • 30 days or more prior to the start of an event, a refund will be made less a $50 administrative fee, and your spot will be offered to someone else.
  • 10 – 29 days prior to the start of an event, a refund will be made less a $200 administrative fee. Event bookings less than $200 receive no refund.
  • 0-9 days prior to the start of an event, no refund will be made.
  • These policies are reassessed in certain circumstances.


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