inkBoat trainings provide awareness practices to hone internal sensibilities and physical expression, stemming from improvisational training (Action Theater™) and Japanese performing arts (Body Weather Training, Noh Theater, Butoh Dance). We refine the body and mind utilizing Daoist Internal Arts (Yang Sheng Gong, Dao Yin, Qi Gong, Nei Gong), as well as MovNat® and Noguchi Taiso.


Focus on the body, it’s connectivity, strength and integrity.
Allow the mind access to the connective tissues, release the tension that constricts the breath.
Dance with the unknown.

June Weekly Class Schedule (Swiss/Central European Summer Time)*:

Mondays: 9:00-10:15: Yang Sheng Gong (circulation & mobility)

Mondays: 10:30 – 11:30: Living in the Performance

Thursdays: 19:00-20:30: Opening the Gates of the Body

Fridays: 18:00-19:30: Tuning the Internal Landscape

Saturday, June 26 ONLY, 18:00-20:00: Performance Lab**

*Please check the class times against your local time zone

**Performance Lab part of the monthly subscription AND available as a single class

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Performance Lab
taught by Shinichi Iova-Koga

Working with Anna Halprin’s scoring process, this single workshop will look at the construction of a performance using the RSVP cycles pioneered by Lawrence and Anna Halprin. June 26 only.

Opening the Gates of the Body
taught by Shinichi Iova-Koga

Open and strengthen the joints. Move with less contraction and more expansion. Initiate motion from central areas (kua, yao, yellow court) of the body. Allow the limbs to be transported, expansive and connected.

Tuning the Internal Landscape
taught by Shinichi Iova-Koga

These practices allow mind and body to support both health and the awareness, options and details of the performer.

Yang Sheng Gong / 養生功 (circulation and mobility)
Physical tune-up for health and longevity open to all levels and body types
taught by Shinichi Iova-Koga/ Wudang West (Switzerland) authorized to teach Yang Sheng Gong by Wudang West / David Wei.

Yang Sheng Gong includes a series of physical exercises designed to soften the body, develop functional flexibility and promote general health by increasing the power of the immune system, strengthening connective tissue, tendons and joints and increasing the flow of Qi, blood and subtle fluids.

Living in the Performance for movers, musicians and theatrical performers
taught by Shinichi Iova-Koga
Authorized Action Theater™ Teacher

Bend feeling state and physical movement with timing and space. Allow the moment to develop its own logic, personality and energy. We practice for the performance of life and stage. Working with the principles of Action Theater.


Our ON DEMAND (pre-recorded) lessons are available to support your practice at home, focused on building a consistent and lasting physical practice to serve you in life, developing greater mobility, flexibility, circulation, alignment and strength.


Private Sessions with Shinichi or Dana

What needs refining or shaping in your practice or performance work? Contact us at [email protected] to arrange an appointment.


Training Modalities

This training focuses on the interconnected nature of soft tissues (including fascia), muscle, bone and the various regions of the body to promote vitality and strength. Taught by Shinichi Iova-Koga Authorized Qi Gong – Level 1 Instructor with Lotus Nei Gong

Find greater awareness of our inner state, bring the nervous system into balance, promote better circulation of fluids and energy in the body. Taught by Dana Iova-Koga Certified Qi Gong teacher by Holden Qi Gong.

Physical tune-up for health and longevity open to all levels and body types. Taught by Wudang West (Switzerland): Shinichi Iova-Koga & Dana Iova-Koga authorized by Wudang West / David Wei

Improvisational training for movers, musicians and theatrical performers. Taught by Shinichi Iova-Koga Authorized Action Theater™ Teacher by Ruth Zaporah.

Never fixed in culture or time, this dance remains a personal investigation. Taught by Shinichi Iova-Koga

Cultivate a body that is sensate, sensitive and dynamic, a body that, like the weather, is capable of shifting and transforming at any moment. Taught by Dana Iova-Koga

From the foundational MovNat® curriculum we play with some of the most innate and essential movements for the human body. Taught by Dana Iova-Koga, authorized MovNat® Level 1 Instructor

A system of releasing unnecessary tension and developing a responsive and dynamic body for life, dance, performance and sports. Taught by Shinichi Iova-Koga

For artists exploring the structural development of the performative act. Taught by Shinichi Iova-Koga

For all bodies who wish to create artful play between raw, earthy elements, personal expression and development. Taught by Shinichi Iova-Koga and Dana Iova-Koga

TEDx Talk on Improvisation by Shinichi
Dance on Land 2016
Bath Spa University Workshop by Shinichi


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