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$23 single classes - $76 one class week monthly - $144 two classes a week monthly.

Registration is available via payment in cash, check, bankwire, Venmo (@racheldaria-fain), or Square store + 4%.

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TUESDAYS   10:00 am- 12:00pm

Location: Randy Warshaw Studio at 115 Wooster St. 2FL

C O R E M O T I O N Inner Structure
This class focuses on the inner structure of the body. The foundation of the structural focus is the alignment of the body and its relation to gravity. These principles are put into practice by means of a system of exercises using Qi Gong principles and forms. These exercises include deep release of the abdominal and visceral area with breathing and a simple succession of postures, and movements that allow the practitioner to progressively let go of extra tensions and activate the energy centers. As a result of this practice: - The tendons and psoas muscle soften and strength, enhancing an ease of connection between head, neck, back and limbs. - The nervous system relaxes and the individual can access the core of the body as well as the energy centers, gradually generating a sense of buoyancy. Once the student has understood the structural principles of these exercises they can be easily applied to any kind of movement or situation. C O R E M O T I O N is a movement and performing practice developed over thirty years of research by Daria Faïn. It is rooted in Asian philosophy of the body.


THURSDAYS   10:00AM - 12:00PM

Location: Randy Warshaw Studio at 115 Wooster St. 2FL

C O R E M O T I O N Contemplative Action
Using the Chinese 5 Element Theory and other cognitive principles we will explore individually and collectively the correlation between the organs, senses, emotions, and the propriety of the material space that surrounds us. This practice implements the development of performative languages for improvisation and composition as it bridges physical, emotional, energetical and intellect awareness. All people involved in performance are welcomed. C O R E M O T I O N is a movement and performing practice developed over thirty years of research by Daria Faïn. It is rooted in Asian philosophy of the body.


Please note that registration for the C O R E  M O T I O N Programis open for fall 2019 (see below).

JUNE 2019

  • No weekly classes

  • Grand Master Mantak Chia's Teacher Training: June 8-13 at 7:30-8:30am, I will be leading early warm up at Tompkins Square Park (Only for students to this program).

AWAY June 16 - July 20
Daria is away rehearsing at The Saari residency with Finnish director Tuomas Laitinen, Austrian composer Christian Schroëder and architect-poet Robert Kocik. And she will take a break to enjoy the Mediterranean for few days! 

JULY 2019
July 22-26, 7:30-8:15am

Mini workshop: Wake Up your Chi! 
Simple Chi Kung practice to balance Yin and Yang energy and to give you a good start for your summer day.
LOCATION: Washington Square Park on the North West corner.
Register:5 days $75Single $23 via Square (+ 4% charge) or Venmo @racheldaria-fain

AUGUST 2019:
August 14-18, SUMMER RETREAT in Beacon NY: B L O O M
More info and Registration HERE.

is open for the fall 2019. 

The summer retreat is recommended to begin the program if you can attend. Otherwise please submit a letter of motivation HERE.

C O R E  M O T I O N Programis a three year program organized as a comprehensive methodology to enhance the benefits of  qi  cultivation, and the application of the Chinese 5 Element Theory in your daily life and creative process. It is conceived to open and strengthen bodymind awareness through a rigorous movement practice informed by Daria Fain's decades of Chi Kung practice and performance making, as well as research in neuroscience, linguistics and psychology. The practice questions and supports how to care for oneself and others, develops focus and releases held inner patterns. It also aims to give you tools in how to weave creative process with your inner development through the teaching of Taoist principles and the reading of classic texts. The program is strongly focused on developing your own practice through personal guidance from Daria and the support of the other students. 

To register, you need to submit a letter of motivation and have a private interview with Daria Faïn.

More information and REGISTRATION.