‘It feels like you are teaching us how to be better human beings.’ - Ethan, New York City, 2017


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Our workshops teach skills and fuel the spirit for both professionals and amateurs, creating a safe space for self-expression and collective celebration.


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a joyful workshop of dance, philosophy, and spirit

Elia’s workshop teaches movement skills and inspires the soul. The workshop draws from Martial Arts, Dance, and Somatic practice, and turns it movement skills into expression and connection. The workshop is designed for the advanced professional and the curious beginner. The work honors the body and the spirit, because we all have both.


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Up & Down Workshops

"Up & Down" is a movement workshop taught by Elia Mrak and Irene Lyon.

Our unique workshop teaches you how to connect with yourself, others and the space around you in a profound and joyful way. When you join us you'll learn how to break free from familiar patterns of stress and tension through the art and science of movement.

A typical workshop day begins with a playful movement warm-up that brings us into an open state to learn. From here we spend the day in deep exploration, experimentation, and engagement with self and others through our movement principles and practices. Over the course of the day we reflect, integrate, and invite discussion and sharing of personal experience.

After many years of teaching we’ve found that no one ever wants to leave at the end of an Up & Down Day! This is a testament to creating a learning environment that is fun, transformative, and safe.

‘Up & Down’ Workshop dates for 2019:

October 25, 26 & 27: Brighton Workshop #1, UK, The Studio, Brighton. More about and sign up for the workshop.

October 29, 30 & 31: Brighton Workshop #2, UK, The Studio, Brighton. More about and sign up for the workshop.

December 5-8, 2019: 1440 Multiversity in Santa Cruz, California.