Melissa Michaels, Ed.D., is a midwife for the soul. She creates movement based cross-cultural journeys focusing on the potential that is available at major life thresholds. Building community through dance from conception through old age has been at the root of her work for three decades. Currently, Melissa is dancing beyond borders. She is bringing her somatic work to diverse communities in the midst of collective transformation, helping to build bridges across race, class, culture, and gender. Read more about Melissa.
~ Our Mission ~ Our community is dedicated to birthing a generation of Globally Conscious ~ Embodied ~ Spiritual Leaders
Through the arts of body, heart, and soul, we support individuals and communities as they repair and move into collaborative service and leadership. Our leaders are empowered to move into the world from a place of deep kinesthetic connection with themselves, their people, with the earth, and with all of life, seen and unseen.
At the foundation of all of our programs is somatic, dance-based processes that educate people about how to renegotiate trauma and shock in the body; how to express oneself in radically authentic and life serving ways; and how to access one’s vision, one’s will, and ultimately one’s capacity to practically develop and implement one’s creative work in the world.
Our work around the world involves body-centered events, workshops, and trainings that invite individuals, groups, and communities into an intimate and direct dialogue with their challenges and ultimately their gifts.
Our work is dedicated to our Collective Renewal
through the Liberation of the Creative Spirit.
It has been developed to provide humanity with inner and interpersonal resources to meet the complexities of an ever-changing world.
It is a living process that is somatic at its root, fueled by the warmth of the heart, and Sourced by the Spirit.
Please join us for this …
Moving journey from the longing of the Spirit to the Ecstasy of the ordinary.
Please join us in celebrating Surfing The Creative®, our work with youth leaders.
In just 12 minutes, this film short shares the beautiful story of the bright young people who show up
to dance into action through our rites of passage programs.