Yasia Leiserach

MM Professional Teacher & Facilitator
Based in Wicklow, Ireland
MM Qualifications
Apprenticeship 2009
Professional Training 2011
Graduation 2015
Heart & SEER CPD 2016
Ceremony CPD 2017
Phoenix CPD 2018
Initiation CPD 2019
Apprentice Leader 2021
Apprenticeship CPD 2022
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Yasia Leiserach

Yasia has been exploring and developing Somatic voice and movement for the last 25 years, she a singer and leader of safe spaces for reclaiming your voice and vocal expression. She has taken this work into business, hospitals, schools, community centres and offers chant, somatic voice and movement groups for the general public in UK, Ireland, central Europe and Asia.

Voice and Movement:
Yasia is a teacher of Voice and Dance, apprenticing and training in dance with the founders of Movement Medicine, Susannah and Ya'Acov Darling Khan, and Earth based dance practices with Rowan Jacqueline, she is a life long dancer, exploring ballet, jazz, and other forms of modern dance from a young age. She also studies Voice extensively, training with teachers such as Nikki Slade’s Voice Facilitation program, apprenticing for 9 years, and worked with Adrienne Thomas at ‘The Voice Project’ and has a 25 year long chanting practice.

Yasia has trained in the Therapeutic Application of the Arts in education, at IATE, London, working with children and teens with dance and group facilitation, working for visionary programs such as Power2. More recently with adults in addiction recovery, mental health issues and currently runs a voicework practise for adults, alongside her group work.

Bhakti Festival Dublin
Yasia is also leader of call and response chanting, inspired by traditional Kirtan. She is one of the founding members of Bhakti Festival Dublin, a yearly chanting festival, raising much needed funds for both Irish and Indian charities, lead by cross-cultural groups.

Yasia lives in Ireland with her husband David Mooney who is senior teacher of Movement Medicine, and also pioneer of social enterprise running drug and alcohol free dance spaces in Ireland. David and Yasia teach together, offering Movement Medicine Apprenticeships and bring their combined experience of Dance, Voice, IFS, polyvagal theory, addiction recovery and psychotherapy to their co-teaching spaces.

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I have been lucky enough to have voiced in a few of Yasia’s voice and movement spaces over the years, and I can say hand on heart she is a powerhouse space holder. Her ability, to effortlessly hold a group in a way that I have felt so gently held and expansively free at the same time, is simply beautiful.  She brings a richness to learning and exploring voice through her vast knowledge and wisdom and gets the balance spot on of working with such a deep and ancient instrument as our voice in a light and blissful way. - Nadia, Wicklow, Ireland