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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