Embodied Movement Conference
Embodied Movement
Conference
PRESENTERS
Live Feb 4-9, 2022
Embodied Movement
Conference
PRESENTERS
Live Online Feb 4-9, 2022
Meet those who will share their wisdom with us
We are honoured to introduce this stellar international faculty
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Amara Pagano  |  USA
Amara has been teaching movement as spiritual practice for 25 years. She is the creator of the Azul conscious movement school. She facilitates and trains others to create psycho-spiritual movement experiences as a path of awakening love. She is a leader and innovator in the world of conscious dance and the co-founder of OneDanceTribe.
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Dr. Michael B. Beckwith  |  USA
Michael Bernard Beckwith is the Founder and Spiritual Director of Agape International Spiritual Center, a trans-denominational community comprised of thousands of local members and global live streamers.
Dr. Beckwith is a sought-after meditation teacher, conference speaker, and seminar leader on the Life Visioning Process™ . He’s addressed audiences at the UN General Assembly during its annual World Interfaith Harmony Week, TEDx Maui, and Oprah Winfrey Network’s (OWN) SuperSoul Sessions, among numerous others. As co-founder and president of the Association for Global New Thought, he has hosted conferences featuring harbingers of world peace including His Holiness the Dalai Lama, and had the distinguished honor of presenting to Nelson Mandela the Gandhi King Award.
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Dr Sue Morter  |  USA
International Speaker, Master of Bio-Energetic Medicine, Quantum Field Visionary and #1 Bestselling Author, Dr. Sue Morter from Morter Institute bridges science, spirit and human possibility. For over 30 years, she has been teaching health care practitioners, patients and students integrative approaches to wellness, based in quantum science and energy medicine. Dr. Sue utilizes the embodiment of high frequency energy patterns in the body to activate full human potential. She is the founder and creator of the globally taught coursework, The Energy Codes®, a multi-level body of work on personal and spiritual development. She also created the BodyAwake® RYT 200 Certified Yoga Program and is co-creator of the Bio-Energetic Synchronization Technique (B.E.S.T.).
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Mark Hyman, MD  |  USA
Dr. Mark Hyman is a practicing family physician and an internationally recognized leader, speaker, educator, and advocate in the field of Functional Medicine. He is the founder and director of The UltraWellness Center, Senior Advisor for the Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine, a fourteen-time New York Times best-selling author, and Board President for Clinical Affairs for The Institute for Functional Medicine. He is the host of one of the leading health podcasts, The Doctor’s Farmacy. Dr. Hyman is a regular medical contributor several television shows and networks, including CBS This Morning, Today, Good Morning America, The View, and CNN. He is also an advisor and guest co-host on The Dr. Oz Show.
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Ya'Acov Darling Khan  |  UK
After being hit by lightning at 21, he began a three-decade-long journey of initiation. He is recognized as a practicing shaman by Elder Shamans from the Sami (European tradition), and Achuar and Sápara peoples of the Amazon. Together with his wife Susannah, he is the Co-Creator of Movement Medicine.
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Andrea Juhan, Ph.D.  |  USA
Becoming an attuned skillful inhabitant of a human body has always fascinated me. I have approached embodiment through every doorway I could find: Bodywork, Yoga, dance, psychotherapy, meditation, through professional trainings, academic programs and constant dedicated practice. I am a licensed Psychotherapist, and have a Ph.D. in Dance/ Movement Therapy.
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Lei'ohu Ryder  |  Hawaii
Lei'ohu is spiritual leader, visionary, healer, singer/songwriter. She offers her gifts on Maui, in Hawai'i and throughout the world, through blessings, music, public speaking, intensives, counseling, healing work, wedding ceremonies, and funeral services... all with aloha. Her work has been recognized by the Office of Hawaiian Affairs, Peace Corps, Sierra Club and the United Nations. Lei’ohu was awarded the Gandhi-King Peace Hero Award in 2002.
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Michael Molin-Skelton  |  USA
Gabrielle once said: "He's black and bald and wears white skirts".
A few things I hold sacred: the love of my life - Anneli, the miracle of that love - Jaylan, integrity, justice, diversity, friends that cherish and challenge me, resilience, hugs-especially now, what i put in my body, trust, hope, connection, choice, permission, dancing alone, dancing with you, truth (it's complicated), transparency, love.
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Melissa Michaels  |  USA
Melissa Michaels, Ed.D, grew Golden Bridge, midwifed Golden Girls Global, and authored Youth on fire: Birthing a generation of embodied global leaders. Through movement-based rites of passage journeys and community action, Melissa mobilizes and mentors emerging leaders around the world, from refugee settlements, to college campuses, to the United Nations.
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Susan Harper  |  USA
Susan Harper is a Continuum teacher, a heart-soul-counselor, who opens portals of exploratory consciousness, teaching internationally for 47 years. Fresh heart-based perceiving affects our fundamental sense of belonging. Susan has co-created with Emilie Conrad, Hubert Godard, Chris Price, Lama Drimed, Peter Levine and Michael Molin-Skelton.
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Susannah Darling Khan | UK
Susannah Darling Khan has taught movement as medicine for over 30 years. She weaves scientific, psycho-therapeutic and systemic paradigms with warmth and an appreciation of the challenges and opportunities of being human now. Her current passion is embodied listening and communication, aerated by the resourcing joy of the dance itself. 
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Adam Barley  |  UK
Adam Barley is the founder of ZeroOne, a creative movement meditation practice. He began studying healing and meditation in the early '80s, training with Gabrielle Roth in the '90s to teach the 5Rhythms. He has built a worldwide reputation for powerfully transformative embodiment work, launching ZeroOne in early 2019. 
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Dr Martha Eddy |  USA
Martha Eddy, DEP, CMA, RSMT, EdD, and Licensed TBMC, is an international advocate of Somatic Movement Education & Therapy and speaker on Health, Wellness, and the BodyMind connection. She is the Founder and Director of the Dynamic Embodiment Somatic Movement Therapy Training program, Co-Founder and Director of Programming and Research at Moving for Life, and Co-Founder and Director of Somatic Studies at Moving on Center. 
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Timothy "Noe"  |  USA
Noe shares the good news of Oneness through devotional study of the Bible and teaching of A Course in Miracles. He is a teammate at Humanity's Team, a global grassroots spiritual movement focused on awakening and embodying Oneness so humanity may enjoy a sustainable world of peace, harmony and happiness. He holds a BA in Physics from Duke University and a Masters of Public Administration from UNLV. Noe lives in the United States in a motorhome with his six cats.
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Marc David  |  USA
Marc David is the bestselling author of the books, Nourishing Wisdom and The Slow Down Diet, a frequent speaker and consultant, and host of the celebrated Psychology of Eating podcast. Marc is also the Founder of The Institute for the Psychology of Eating, the world's only health coaching program devoted to teaching the principles of Eating Psychology and Mind Body Nutrition. With students in well over 100 countries, the Institute champions an uplifting, inclusive approach to food and body that honors each individual's unique physiology and psychology, and that sees eating challenges as a doorway to personal growth and self-actualization.

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Jamie McHugh  |  USA
Jamie McHugh is an interdisciplinary artist, the creator of Somatic Expression® – Body Wisdom for Modern Minds, and an international teacher of somatic-expressive movement for over 40 years. His work has been deeply influenced by Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen, Emilie Conrad, Anna Halprin, Pomo healer Lorin Smith and the natural world. 
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Ven. Khandro Dhyani Ywahoo | USA 
Ven. Khandro Dhyani Ywahoo is the Founder and Spiritual Director of Sunray Meditation Society. She is the 27th generation lineage holder of the ancestral Ywahoo lineage in the Tsalagi / Cherokee tradition. She is unique as a teacher, carrying three intact streams of ancient spiritual wisdom — Tsalagi as well as Nyingma and Drikung Kagyu lineages of Tibetan Buddhism.
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Philip Shepherd   |  USA
Philip Shepherd is the author of two books, Radical Wholeness and New Self, New World, and co-author of Deep Fitness. He also originated The Embodied Present Process (TEPP), which is taught in workshops, retreats and Facilitators Trainings worldwide. TEPP provides over a hundred gentle, unique practices to help people understand the effects of our disembodied culture and recover a deep, intimate presence for themselves. As its practices help people reunite with the fathomless intelligence of the body, they re-sensitizie to the present, reconnect with purpose and discover a new kind of freedom and peace in their lives. 
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Maydeen 'Iao  |  Hawaii
Maydeen is spiritual leader, visionary, healer, singer/songwriter and educator from Maui, Hawaii. She is emissary of “aloha” and advocates for the indigenous soul in all people, blind to the labels (race, creed, nationality, ideology, etc.) that separate us from experiencing the true nature of our selves and others. 
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Rebecca Ann ChiefEagle  |  USA
Rebecca Ann and Dallas ChiefEagle are the co-founders of All Nations Gathering Center on the Oglala Lakota Sioux Reservation where people of all generations and directions are welcome to come for understanding and healing. Through ceremony and earth-centered arts, they are dedicated to helping humanity understand indigenous ways so they can transform, mature, and succeed.
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Atira Tan |  Thailand
Atira Tan is a Somatic Trauma Specialist, a TEDx speaker, best-selling author, trauma specialist, yoga teacher and activist.
She is also the Founder and International Program Director of Art to Healing, a charity supporting the trauma recovery of child sex slaves and gender-based violence in Asia and the Pacific.
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Erik Iversen   |  Canada
Erik is on the faculty of the 5Rhythms teacher training and a graduate of the Transformational Leadership Program at the Hendricks Institute. He is also a co-founder of Kite Parade Co and in 2020, he created the Somatomy™ Training, a Practice of Presence. His inspirations include Ohad Naharin and raptors.
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Edgar Spieker  |  Germany
Edgar Spieker is an authorized Soul Motion teacher and dance therapist. He was a member of the Shotokan Karate National League, worked as a singer and singing teacher and later as a Nia Black Belt Teacher. Edgar has experience in various dance forms and methods of body work, such as modern dance, authentic movement, body mind centering, and dance improvisation. Since 2003 he has been teaching Soul Motion in international workshops and retreats. Since 2015 he is part of the teacher training team of Soul Motion. In 2021 he co-founded the „Soul Motion Institute“ in Germany.
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Philippe Beaufour & Sabine Zweig  |  Costa Rica
Sabine from South Germany.
Dance, Yoga and Meditation have become a healing journey for her. Trained in various dance, movement and meditation techniques in Europe, USA and India.
Philippe, from France is trained in Taoist martial arts.
They offer SuryaSoul® unique workshops, holistic retreats and Teacher Trainings worldwide.

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Amber Ryan  |  USA
Amber Ryan is a maestra soundsmith who brings artistry and crystalline vision to her teachings. She draws upon her professional experience in theatre, dance, and television and has lead groups with The Omega Institute, Ester Perel’s Sessions Live, and Eileen Fisher’s Learning Lab, Envision Festival, and Lead with Love.
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Kate Shela  |  USA
Kate Shela is a shamanic healer and movement maestra who naturally brings her seership and empowerment through vulnerability and humor. Kate has a professional background in fashion and film and has collaborated with The Polish National Ballet, gay men’s groups, The British Association of Anger Management, Eve Ensler, and Summit.
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Mirka Scalco Kraftsow  |  USA
Mirka Kraftsow is a Yoga teacher in the Viniyoga™ tradition for over 35 years. Her workshops connect students to their inner Self while deepening understanding of the ancient teachings. Over the years Mirka has helped hundreds of individuals develop a personal practice. Born and raised in Italy, Mirka traveled and studied different modalities of dance, movement, psychology and meditation in India, Europe and the United States.
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Mary Lane  |  USA
Mary Lane  has a 40-year career as a chef, in which she awakened and deepened her understanding in how our relationship with food could support us to heal and reclaim the Divine nature of our human journey of transformation. She connects the dots between this deep collective healing, what we eat from season to season in our local environment, and how it can nourish us on the physical, emotional, and spiritual levels.
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Ashanna Solaris  |  Hawaii
Ashanna Solaris is the co-founder and co-pioneer of Clarity Breathwork. She's led hundreds of trainings, workshops and retreats around the world since 1992. She both trains practitioners and leads individuals through a powerful path of releasing their blocks so they can open to & live their greater potential.
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Dana Dharma Devi DeLong | Hawaii
Dana~Dharma Devi DeLong is the co-founder and co-pioneer of Clarity Breathwork and owner of Clarity Productions, producing seminars, retreats, and performing for musical events & festivals around the globe. Dana is an inspiring speaker, musician, seminar facilitator, and leader, who has taught internationally since 1984 in the International Breathwork Community.
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Parashakti  |  USA
Parashakti is the founder of Dance of Liberation™, a method of movement therapy and deep process work that draws on shamanic traditions to help individuals achieve emotional, cognitive, physical and spiritual integration. She has more than two decades of experience facilitating workshops, trainings, and retreats of Dance of Liberation in Los Angeles, New York, Guatemala, Indonesia, Israel, and Greece. Working on both an individual and a group basis, Parashakti has successfully adapted the teachings of the Dance of Liberation as a modality for recovery from addiction, PTSD, and disordered eating.
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Evie O'Brian  |  New Zealand
Evie O’Brien is the Executive Director of the Atlantic Institute which was established to build the life-long global community of Atlantic Fellows. The fellows and staff come from more than 70 countries; are diverse across every measure and are united by a passion and vision to realize a more just world. Evie is passionate about values-based leadership, social justice, radical inclusion and educational revolutions that make the impossible, possible!   
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Jennifer Joy Jiménez  |  USA
Jennifer is the founder of the Health & Wellbeing Division for Brave Thinking™ Institute, and the creator or TranscenDance™. She's been featured with the world’s greatest leaders, including; Vincent Martínez-Grieco, Marianne Williamson, Deepak Chopra, and others. Her programs can be found in Self Magazine, NBC News, Woman’s World, and more.
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Sofiah Thom  |  Costa Rica
Visionary and Founder of the Temple Body Arts® School for Embodied Feminine Leadership, Danyasa Eco-Retreat and Envision Festival in Costa Rica. Sofiah has been teaching and performing around the globe for over 20 years. She is a divine feminine mentor, author and spiritual midwife committed to training leaders to birth their gifts into the world and create divine impact for a new paradigm.
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Al Lagunero  |  Hawaii
Al is a creative genius and a profoundly grounded Hawaiian artist.  He also draws upon his experience from the Americas, Japan, Italy, France, Belgium and Spain. Lagunero has spent many years in the art industry, as a free-lance illustrator, artist, gallery owner, and a director of a Hawaiian culture and educational center in Maui. Since 1959, he has exhibited in local, national, and international venues. He has also volunteered in the community in the areas of arts, sciences, and spirituality for over 30 years. 
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Navasha Daya  |  USA
Navasha Daya is an internationally renowned recording and performing artist, songwriter, singer, producer, spiritual advisor and committed cultural arts activist, who is internationally known as a breath-taking performer. Navasha is also Co-Founder and Director of the Healing & Performing Arts of Youth Resiliency Institute and Founder/ Director of Daya World.
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Ramon Gabrieloff-Parish  |  USA
Environmental Justice Professor, Rites of Passage Guide, SomaSource Leader 
Ramon Gabrieloff-Parish- Is an assistant professor of Interdisciplinary Studies at Naropa University teaching food and environmental justice through contemplative lenses. He is committed to the revival of rites of passage and ceremonies of natural, cultural and cosmic regeneration, through his work with  Golden Bridge, Youth Passageways and Frontline Farming.
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Mariah Tuffy  |  USA
Mariah Tuffy, MSW, is a trilingual social worker whose true passion lies in living in various countries, focusing on sexual health, cross cultural relationships, and women’s empowerment. She has led girl’s groups in the US, Puerto Rico and Brazil. Her current position is Co-Director of Golden Girls Global. 
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Sarita Rivard Guerrero |
Argentina & USA 
Author of Caminante, Bridger of Worlds and Sweet Water Tsunami, Sarita is trilingual native of both South and North America who guides international rites of passage journeys and has held women’s circles since she was a girl. Sarita serves on the core team for Golden Bridge and Golden Girls Global.
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Xoli Fuyani  |  South Africa
Xoli Fuyani, Eco-role Model guides marginalized young people in South Africa towards a safe, sustainable, and green future. Founder of Black Girls Rising, she is developing resilient girls, training and mentoring climate activists. Xoli optimistically leads youth up the mountain, prepares music playlists for 5Rhythms dances, while working with the United Nations.  
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Claudine Migisha  |  Democratic Republic of The Congo
Claudine Migisha, Founder and CEO of Nguvu Ya Africa, is currently studying for her MA Degree in Pastoral Care and Counseling at Garrett Theological Seminary. Training in the SomaSource work, Claudine is a psychology major from the Africa University, a Master Card Foundation Alumni, and a Watson Accelerator Program Alumni. 
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Juliet (Qingzhi) Zheng  |  China
Juliet co-founded Bright & Beautiful in 2013, a not-for-profit organization which supports rural girls’ wellbeing through an embodied arts curriculum. She has studied with Melissa Michaels through the SomaSource training. She is also trained in Dance/Movement Therapy. Since 2017, she has hosted somatic workshops for the public across Beijing, Shanghai, and Guiyang in China. She is a dancer, a social entrepreneur, an adventurer, and a truth seeker.
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Manuela Welton  |  Colombia
Golden Girls Global Leader
5Rhythms® Space Holder

Manuela Welton, born in Bogota, Colombia, is currently studying for her M.Ed. in Human Development and Psychology at Harvard University. Manuela holds a BA in Human Rights and a Minor in Photo-Journalism. She is currently training in the SomaSource work with Golden Bridge and is a 5Rhythms Space Holder.
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