Tahitian Dance Workshop | Vaih Pater

Tahitian Dance Workshop | Vaih Pater

Tahitian Dance Workshop

with Vaih Pater

October 13, 9am-12pm

WeMove Studio

Mullumbimby

Corner Stuart St and Tincogan

 

A rare and great opportunity to learn the Tahitian dance with a professional from Tahiti!

“Ori” means “dance or dancing”. “Ori Tahiti” is known as Tahitian Dance, is a dance that uses the body as means of expression, with the hands and the face and by moving the hips side to side or in circle. This practice is fantastic for your fitness and is very joyful.

In this workshop you will learn the basic steps, their variance and the techniques to perform them well. For experienced dancers this is also a great way to improve what you already know. In the second part of the workshop you will learn a routine with the detailed steps and hand movements based on a theme.

 

Facilitator

Vaih Pater

Born and raised in Tahiti, the lovely Vaih has been teaching tahitian dance on the Gold Coast since 2013. She started dancing from her very young age and was part of two dance schools run by Moeata Laughlin and Mehiti Hart. She performed in well known groups such as ‘O Tahiti E, Heikura Nui, Te Ori Here, Huriama,… and in 2002, she integrated Les Grands Ballets de Tahiti where she blossomed.

Learning and teaching is a never ending journey and despite her extensive knowledge, she has been attending workshops with Tiana Liufau, Makau Foster, Kohai, dance classes and completed the Ori Tahiti Level 1 and 2 at the Conservatoire. 

With over 30 years of experience, Vaih won’t disappoint and you can be sure to walk away with lots of information, practice and move in your head.

Any Questions?

Contact Alona: 0424476767

Get in Touch!

alona@wemove.studio

Hoko Dance | Yoyo Tuki

Hoko Dance | Yoyo Tuki

Hoko Dance

Traditional Rapa Nui Warrior Dance

with Yoyo Tuki

Tuesdays 6pm

September 24, October 1, 8 and 15th

$22 Drop in classes or grab a WeMove Pass

Free for members  

WeMove Studio

Mullumbimby

Corner Stuart St and Tincogan

 

WeMove Studio and Yoyo Tuki are excited to invite you for this series of 4 special Hoko classes!

‘Hoko’ is a close cousin of New Zealand’s Maori war dance ‘Haka’.
This amazingly strong, physical and fun dance was performed in ancient times by warrior’s prior to attend war. This dance would lift their spirits and get rid of fear from their system, that way, access all power within to defeat the enemy.
Hoko is still practiced today on the island but mainly as a performance form and in traditional ceremonies.

This class will be a fun exercise and release therapy, if you practice Hoko regularly, you will find yourself flowing between slow and fast paced movements that work synchronically with the entrancing traditional rhythms of the drums.

Yoyo offers this workshop to male and female students, by following the tribal drum beats, you will learn to sing the actual chant that accompanies the dance and use your body to express its meaning.

Facilitator

Yoyo Tuki 

Yoyo Tuki is the voice of the island Rapa Nui. Like his ancestors who carved megalithic stone giants, Yoyo is an artist with a powerful ability to fuse tradition with innovation. With over 15 years performing throughout high profile music festivals and events in Polynesia, South America, New Zealand, Australia, Taiwan, USA and Europe – Yoyo is today one of Rapa Nui’s finest Singer songwriters and musicians. His songs reclaim Rapa Nui culture, communion with nature and the respect for the ancestors of the place. An artist that is different, committed with the idea of promoting the culture of his ancestral people.

Any Questions?

Contact Alona: 0424476767

Get in Touch!

alona@wemove.studio
Somatic Movement Intelligence Series with Jennifer Groves

Somatic Movement Intelligence Series with Jennifer Groves

Somatic Movement Intelligence Series with Jennifer Groves

First Saturday of each month  2019

9:00am-1:00pm

WeMove Studio

Mullumbimby

Corner Stuart St and Tincogan

 

$70 Full Price 

$65 Concession

$60 WeMove members

$200 – 4 Session Pass to use in 2019 

Join Jennifer for a series of monthly workshops to expand your postural awareness, and all round somatic bodily connection. Each month will be guided with a new focus.

This workshop is an introduction to Movement Intelligence-Bones for Life 1 program. You will learn self-help tools to find postural correction through movement orientated somatic education. A seven-metre wrap is used as an exo-skeleton, establishing a clear axial line of the spine for exploring a safe dynamic movement in space. Partner work, walls and the floor will be utilised to stimulate isometric resistance and rhythmic vibration.
 
Movement Intelligence is a training system for dynamic postural re-education and mind-body suppleness. It has been developed by Dr. Ruthy Alon, based on Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais’ approach to somatic learning. Ruthy has become an elder and mentor to students in over 30 countries and her work is respected worldwide. 

Facilitator

 

Jennifer Groves

Jennifer Groves is a Senior Movement Intelligence trainer in Australasia and certified Feldenkrais practitioner. She established the first yoga studio in Byron Bay in the early 80’s and now works from her private practice in Mullumbimby.
Bones for Life 1, Jennifer’s first introductory program is based on the Feldenkrais method of somatic mind/body education, working with the nervous system and the brain’s plasticity which allows systematic change in motor function via movement awareness. 
Jenny has worked with some of the most educated somatic trainers in the world. She assisted and taught under Ruthy Alon, the Movement Intelligence founder for over 20 years and brings with her a vast array of self-help tools for any age and body.

$70 General Admission

$65 concession

$60 WeMove Members

$200 4 session pass to use in 2019

Any Questions?

Contact Alona: 0424476767

Get in Touch!

alona@wemove.studio