Nia in the woods

An uplifting, mindful  joyful dance in Nature

Our woodland art space is nestled within the woodland beyond the lake on the Birtley Estate in Bramley, a beautiful Surrey Hills location, so picturesque with its lakes and gardens and woodland walks and not surprisingly it is classified as an "AONB" an area of outstanding natural beauty!

Feel free to explore the woodlands and lakes before or after the event.

Join Ruth for an hour of “getting into your body” and finding joy and freedom through moving your body to uplifting and inspiring music.

Nia is a Somatic Movement practise that combines martial arts, yoga and other healing forms as well as choreographed dance /aerobic moves in one hour.

By moving the 5 stages and the 13 joints and all associated muscle groups in a kind loving way we can tap into “our true selves"

It is truly an uplifting practise that you just have to try once in your life.

There are 3 dates to choose of come to all three!


Come early on Saturday or stay afterwards and join me for a drink and homemade cake (donations) and visit our 10 artists in the woods over all 3 weekends that are exhibiting and working. 




All ages are welcome.

Children under 8 yrs of age to be supervised by a paying adult at all times and will be given crafts to undertake suitable and safe for their age.


From 5:30

What's Included



What Shall I Bring with Me?

Please bring your own flask, cup and/or water bottle or evening tipple

Please bring a mat and blanket


We can facilitate private groups and party bookings including hen parties and corporate events, please contact the organiser to discuss your requirements.

COVID 19 Policy

We would like to assure our visitors and trainees that we run COVID 19 safe events and have put together a list of procedures that we would like our visitors and staff to adhere to. Please see here for further information: Health & Safety



Ruth has 20 years of experience running SCULPT it; Ruth has a BA Hons Degree in Fine Art and Philosophy and dedicates her time between delivering Art Workshops in the Community and creating a successful Wood Art range, using locally sourced Surrey Wood. 

Ruth has been practising Yoga for 14 years and Nia for 7 years. Ruth qualified in Seasonal Yoga 6years ago and has trained every year in Teen Yoga ,Yochi for children,  Mandala Yoga and Yin Yoga.  Ruth has recently qualified in Nia 


Ruth may have visiting teachers and professionals who may add to the experience.


You can find her large scale wood sculptures in many Surrey towns, such as Farnham, Godalming, Guildford and works from her studio in Witley and the Birtley Estate in Bramley. Art Galleries selling her work: Blue Bramble Gallery in St Ives, Cornwall Watts Gallery, Compton, Surrey

We reserve the right to alter or vary the programme due to events or circumstances beyond our reasonable control without being obliged to refund monies.

You may request a full refund up to 30 days prior to the event start date and 50% up to 2 weeks prior to the event start date. No refunds are available if you cancel within two weeks of the event start date.

If the course is cancelled by the organiser for any reason we will contact you as soon as possible and will always endeavour to reschedule your booking for another date, however, if this is not possible a full refund will be provided.