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.


December online teaching (Swiss/Central European Time) dates/times*:

Mondays: 9:00-10:15: Yang Sheng Gong (online & live**) no class on December 21

Mondays: 10:30 – 11:30: Action Theater (online & live**) no class on December 21

Tuesdays: 18:00-19:00: Tinkering with movement contexture (online) no class on December 22

Thursdays: 19:00-20:30: Spirals and Springs (online) no class on December 24

Fridays: 18:00-19:30: Noguchi Taiso (online) no class on December 25

*Please check against your local time zone

**LIVE classes at Universe 9 in Hergiswil (near to Luzern, Switzerland)


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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