The first workshop of Facilitator Training for DANCING FREEDOM: EMBODIMENT took place here at Arcosanti from Friday, October 29. to Sunday, November 7. 2010.

The workshop was taught by Samantha Sweetwater, creatrix of Dancing Freedom and Founder and Visionary of the PeaceBody School of Embodied Awakening.


She has been developing and sharing the processes of Dancing Freedom for over 15 years in the US, Europe, Australia, India, Brazil and Japan. As an embodied arts educator, peace leader, soul coach and priestess, she inspires to ignite the passion of the soul’s true purpose.

The program was co-hosted by Parashakti, who is descended from a long line of spiritual healers.


Parashakti has worked with over 10,000 dancers from around the world and led workshops and retreats at some of the world’s leading holistic centers including: The Tree of Life (Arizona), Esalen Institute (California), Jivamukti Yoga School and the Omega Institute (New York), Alexis Zorbas Retreat Center (Greece), Zorba Festival (Israel) and Hermecillo (Mexico). Currently, she is co – facilitating One World Spirit Dance at the Tree of Life in Arizona and in Israel with Dr. Gabriel Cousens, her teacher and mentor.

[text: Dancing Freedom brochure & Parashakti web-site]


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