23 Dec

Workshops with Anna Yen 2019 – early 2020

Wake Up!

Feldenkrais Method inspired sequence to wake you up at anytime of day.

Brisbane  – March 29, 30, 31 2019. Download flyer:  Wake Up! 

Malanda – April 13 – 14, 2019 Download flyer Wake Up April 13-14.

Perth – October 4 – 5 , 2019 ( to be confirmed)

PlayMoves – Play, Creativity, Awareness Through Movement, Pleasure, Presence, Complicity.

Brisbane – June 30  for Everybody  PlayMoves Public Sunday June 30, 2019

Brisbane – July  6, 7  for Performers Winter PlayMoves July 6-7 2019

Brisbane – January 6 -10, 2020  for Performers 

Insuring Failure – Clown  January 7 – 9, 2020

Here’s the Brisbane Wake Up! March 29-31 &  Malanda FNQ April 13-14  info:

Public flyer -Wake Up! Reduced size.22.12Malanda Wake Up

25 Aug

PlayMoves – Hobart – Oct 27

Download workshop flyer here: PlayMoves Hobart Oct 27, 2018

Play, Awareness Through Movement, and Creativity Workshop

Facilitated by ANNA YEN

Saturday October 27, 2018

This one-day workshop is for people who want to explore awareness through movement, embodied creativity, presence and the pleasure to play, with other people.

will include:

  • movement sequences from the Feldenkrais Method designed to heighten the perception of one’s body and rediscover an organic sense of movement with more ease and less tension.
  • games to invite our playfulness
  • group exercises to explore what it means “to be present” and in “complicity” with others
  • rhythm as a foundation for creative play
  • a wonderful writing exercise that begins from the physical

Awareness Through Movement                Playfulness              Creativity                                                                   Connection

Date:                                    Saturday October 27, 2018

Time:                                     10.30 am – 4.30 pm

At: South Hobart Living Arts Centre, 14 Weld Street, South Hobart.

Workshop Fee: $95 / Australian Feldenkrais Guild Members $90

Early Bird Pre-payment by October 1st: $85 /$80 AFG Members.

Bookings: Pre-booking and prepayment are required for this workshop. Please email Anna anna@playmoves.org

Payment details are in flyer PlayMoves Hobart Oct 27, 2018


 What to bring /wear:

Comfortable clothes to move freely in; yoga mat; towel; a contribution to shared lunch. And curiosity.

Photo © International Feldenkrais® Federation Archive, Robert Golden.

Photo © International Feldenkrais® Federation Archive, Robert Golden.

25 Aug

Wake Up with Anna Yen and Julie Peck, Perth Oct 13 &14, 2018

Download a flyer for the workshop Wake Up with Anna Yen and Julie Peck

Wake Up! A Feldenkrais® -Inspired Sequence

A Feldenkrais Method® workshop with Feldenkrais Practitioners

Anna Yen and Julie Peck

Have you ever wanted to explore a sequence of Feldenkrais Method® Awareness Through Movement (ATM) lessons to help you ‘wake up’?

 Feldenkrais Method® and theatre practitioner, Anna Yen, assisted by Julie Peck, Feldenkrais Trainer, will lead you through a sequence of dynamic Awareness Through Movement lessons which incorporate:

  • multiple ways to move from standing to sitting to lying on the floor, and back up to standing.
  • moving across the floor
  • flexion (folding movements), extension (arching movements), side bending and rotation (twisting and spiraling movements)
  • practising focus which is both inside and outside i.e. both awareness of how you are moving, and of the environment in which you are moving.

The workshop incorporates games, which playfully develop awareness of the space, other people, and rhythm. This exploratory, draft sequence of Awareness Through Movement lessons, was put together by European theatre teacher, Monika Pagneux, to help performers “wake up”, to be ready to play and to follow their impulses on stage (or in life!)  Anna has studied extensively with Pagneux, whose aim is to help people be “wonderful, sensitive, moving human beings”.


Photo © International Feldenkrais® Federation Archive, Robert Golden.

Photo © International Feldenkrais® Federation Archive, Robert Golden.

21 May

PlayMoves Workshops 2018

I’m pleased to announce the PlayMoves 2018 workshops in Brisbane.

July 7 – Play, Awareness Through Movement and Creativity- for General Public

July 8 – One Day Winter Performers workshop

December 10 – 14  – Performers’ workshop

December 11 – 13  – “Insuring Failure” Clown Workshop.

Here’s the flyers:

PlayMoves Public LW July 7, 2018

PlayMoves for Performers,July8,2018


PlayMoves – CLOWN – Insuring Failure Brisbane Dec 2018

If you would like PlayMoves workshops in your region, community, organization, please contact me: anna@playmoves.org.

Warm Wishes,


Photo © International Feldenkrais® Federation Archive, Robert Golden.

Photo © International Feldenkrais® Federation Archive, Robert Golden.

02 Apr

SLOW BOAT short-listed for Queensland Premier’s Drama Award

SLOW BOAT QPDA credit Queensland TheatreWonderful news. My play, SLOW BOAT, has been short-listed for the Queensland Premier’s Drama Award. This means that I am having the opportunity to develop the script further. On March 18-21, this year 2018, the actors, co-director workshopped the current draft with the excellent dramaturge Hilary Beaton, who we welcomed into the creative team.

SLOW BOAT is inspired by the adventures of my father during WW2.

Photo Credit: Queensland Theatre. (l-r) Luke ha, Anna Yen, Therese Collie, Joel Chia, Julian Wong, Nicholas Ng, Hilary Beaton, Harry Tseng.

30 Nov



MonsteriaVery much looking forward to performing in MONSTERIA with GUSH, Nov 30 -Dec 3 during Brisbane Powerhouse’s Wonderland Festival. MONSTERIA is directed by Celia White and the performers are the wonderful Mayu Muto, Bianca Mackail and I.


27 May

SLOW BOAT update

Cast of SLOW BOAT in Creative Development November 2016: (l-r) Harry Tseng, Julian WOng, Nicholas Ng, Luke Ha, Joel Chia. Photo by Georgina Greenhill

Cast of SLOW BOAT in Creative Development November 2016: (l-r) Harry Tseng, Julian Wong, Nicholas Ng, Luke Ha, Joel Chia. Photo by Georgina Greenhill.                                                           Slow Boat_ Synopsis 2017                                                                                                                  SLOW BOAT is supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland, part of the Department of Science, Information Technology, Innovation and the Arts. This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body. Creative Sparks is a joint initiative of Brisbane City Council and the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland.


18 May

Gush Circus



A new creative project I am part of:

GUSH is a new feminist circus ensemble made up of 4 highly experienced women of circus. We use the repertoire of circus and the theatricality of contemporary performance to explore the way the performing feminine body is read and misread. The circus is unconventional and the performance is daring, ranging from the rebellious to the ridiculous. Photo by Suzon Fuks.

12 Aug

Strong Women Project 2016 – Circus Oz

I’ll be in  Melbourne August 15-19, 2016 to work in the Strong Women Project at Circus Oz. I’ll be Movement  Trainer, along with a great team of Maude Davey ( Lead Director) and Rudi Mineur (Group Acro balances). Here is a video from last year’s Circus Oz Strong Women project where I was also Movement Trainer. Looking forward to it!

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