Yael Hochenberg

  • yael@blissful-dance.co.uk
  • 07545372077

My Credentials

  • BMus (Hons): Premier Prix GSMD: ITEC Holistic Massage, Anatomy and Physiology: Nia Black Belt Teacher: Somatics Exercise Coach

Yael Hochenberg

Nia Black Belt Teacher
Stroud, England, United Kingdom

As a child, dancing was probably the biggest part and love of my life, with my mother having run a big and successful dancing studio in London.  As a teenager, I gained my RAD (Royal Academy of Dancing) membership, having passed the 'Intermediate' ballet exam.  Additionally, I studied many different dance forms, including contemporary modern, jazz, tap, flamenco Spanish, and classical Greek dancing (Duncan).

Then, as a later teenager I gravitated more towards music and eventually became a concert pianist after completing both a BMus degree and a postgraduate performance diploma at the Guildhall School of Music in London.

Into my twenties, in addition to my concert pianist and piano teaching work,  I extensively practised Tai Chi, Yoga, breath work, meditation, had 6 months of weekly Alexander Technique lessons,  and became very interested in living a life in alignment with higher purpose.

Previous professions for me have included work as a massage therapist, a Reiki and Sound Healer, a musical director of choirs and orchestras, and a houseparent to special needs teenage students.  In addition to teaching Nia, I also currently teach music and piano, am a choir musical director, and am mother to 2 wonderful boys.

Nia has been the strongest and clearest 'click' for me in my adult life!  I took White Belt and Blue Belt here in the UK with Helen Terry, followed by the Move I.T.(52 Moves) training with Nia co-founder Debbie Rosas and Ann Christiansen, and Brown Belt training in 2013.   And, I have just returned from Hamburg, having had the privilege to take the first Black Belt training with Ann Christiansen available in Europe!  It is my passion and joy to move, be, heal and listen this deeply to my body, mind, emotions and spirit, and this practice brings together all aspects of past me's, coming full circle into the present moment me that always feels excited and privileged to joyously share this extraordinary 'movement medicine' with you!  Come and join me! X

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My Locations

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Gastrells Community Primary School
Kingscourt Lane, Stroud, GLS, UK
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Lansdown Hall
Lansdown, Stroud, GLS, UK
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The Isbourne Holistic Centre
3 Wolseley Terrace, Cheltenham, UK
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Woodchester Village Hall
Church Road, Woodchester, GLS, UK
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My Nia Classes

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Wednesday 7:00pm - 8:00pm Woodchester Village Hall
Church Road, Woodchester, GLS, UK
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Thursday 10:00am - 11:00am The Isbourne Holistic Centre
3 Wolseley Terrace, Cheltenham, UK
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Friday 10:00am - 11:00am Lansdown Hall
Lansdown, Stroud, GLS, UK
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Saturday 10:00am - 11:00am Gastrells Community Primary School
Kingscourt Lane, Stroud, GLS, UK
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