Healing art allow physical and psychological relief through the expression of emotions, causing catharsis. Create or watch, be released.
LEIYA, FREE SPIRIT ON EARTH
Potential awakener, light diffuser and space purifier, dance gave me the name of “Leiya”.
Born in France, I started ballet at the age of 2, following the advice of doctors to correct a serious genux valgum and a bad placement of my spine vertebras.
How the circumstance of a birth on earth can determinate a destiny…
Ma personality: extrasensorielle, sensitive & active
Drove me to experiment various arts such as music, painting and plastic arts, sculpture, wood and glass engraving, costum creation, pearl… But also artistic sports like gymnastic, rock and various dances.
My family being partly Mexicans and Italians immigrants, I’ve always been questioning about identity, culture, anthropology… researching how people’s story was explaining their present life.
This inspired me to start traveling after my theater and aesthetic cosmetic studies to conduce personal research about world dance and natural medicines. The beginning of an intense healing journey with the darkness and lightness of the inner world, and the deep mysteries of mother earth.
In parallel of my travels and healing art researches
My passion naturally brought me to perform in various events from 2003 (wedding, exhibitions, museums…)
I met amazing artistes and started some inspiring collaboration with visual artistes and experimental music group such as “Barocco Project” with who I was exploring BUTOH and mime, while expression my creativity to play with the live projection paintings.
I also shared from 2003 the benefit of dance for the body, mind, spirit, teaching oriental dances, gipsy, and indian in some private dance school, social and community in Lyon’s neighbourhoods, some of which qualified as defaforised.
Practice with a benevolent tribe of all age helped so many women to face their life reality, to heal their trans-generational memories, and to express their inner beauty with joy and encouragements.
In 2010, I created my dance company named Yalisaï. My goal was to create bridges between cultures and human being, by sharing my researches around the world, and by proposing to discover the benefit of art and dance as a therapy thanks to workshops and performances.
I did various experimentation with my student integrating in my courses some somatic and therapeutic approach such as Body Mind Centuring, Feldenkreis, Yoga, Eutonie, and various relaxation and meditation, movement analysis, Brain Gym, Kinésiologie, Shiatsu…
Welcome to my creative and healing art world
In 2014, I moved to Australia then to New Zeland, French polynesia and Japan where I am currently based.
Living in Asia clarified my main axis of work :
With my researches on spirituality and rituals around the world and my extra-sensorial abilities
With the 5 elements and my strong connection to nature
- Art therapy and traditional chinese medicines
With the relation organ/season/energy flo in the meridian (kinesiology, shiatsu)
“UMU” dance therapy, sacred meditation, movement of live, was slowly birthing over the years…
“UMU” danse thérapie, méditation sacrée, mouvement de la vie, naissait lentement au cours de l’année…
The influences of my healing art work
My theater study
My appreciation for Peter Brook, Yoshi Oida, Philippe Genty, Arian Mnoushkine...
The encounter and teaching from other artistes
Dali and the Surrealist movement, the Orientalist movement and the evolution of Cabaret from the end of the 19th century to the year 30, the history of the gypsies and the Silk Road Translated with www.DeepL.com/Translator (free version)
My studies in contemporary dance
The company Hallet Eghayan, at the National Center of Dance (Lyon, Paris) and to the CCNR of Rilleux
My regular practice of meditation and sufi whirling
Dance act on the alive and enlighten the shadows
Purify the places and harmonize energies.
Space, persons, animals, vegetals, minerals
The entire environment reacts to a performance.
Everything is inter-connected, a large, vibrant and living whole: your body, your soul, your mind, nature, the universe…
This is what I invite you to feel again.
To remember forgotten sensations, to reconnect to yourself, your organs,
Feel the fluids, bones, muscles, energy flowing through your meridians.
Healing arts express the movement in all its form
“Let’s creates bridges between cultures, countries, arts, human beings
A travel through time and space, ancien and recent.
Let’s Co-create for a different world, and for the futur we wish for the earth and its inhabitants.”