DANIEL LEVEN, RSMT, is Founder and Director of LIFE Movement, Leven Institute for Expressive Movement. Drawing from over 30 years of experience, Dan created two integrative approaches to body-mind healing and wellness: Shake Your Soul® and SomaSoul®: Somatic Expressive Therapy. As a former professional dancer and Program Director at the Kripalu Center where he co-founded Kripalu Danskinetics™, Dan has led numerous workshops and professional certification trainings at the Omega Institute and Kripalu. A graduate of the Hartford Family Institute’s Body-Centered Gestalt Psychotherapy Training Program, he is currently on faculty at HFI, training psychotherapists and healers in this work.
JAYNE DEAN, LMFT, LADC, is a licensed psychotherapist with over 24 years of experience. Jayne is a teacher/guide/mentor and life-long student with a deep, abiding commitment to healing and transformation through somatic psychology and movement. In addition to her psychotherapy practice, Jayne is a Kripalu certified yoga instructor, a Shake Your Soul®: The Yoga of Dance instructor, a SomaSoul® practitioner and a trained spiritual director. Her enthusiasm for movement extends to the circus arts where she trains in the flying trapeze and aerial silks. Jayne is a skilled and dynamic workshop leader and inspires others through her energetic and grounded style.
KAREN L. BARWICK, LPCMH, works from an integrative model of wellness that is highly informed by a wide range of modalities and practices, including cognitive and body-centered psychotherapy, interpersonal neurobiology, the expressive arts, yogic philosophy, and mindfulness-based principles. Karen brings a warm, light-hearted approach to the process of deep inner work and healing from life challenges. A certified SomaSoul® practitioner and facilitator, she currently has private practice in Lewes, DE and specializes in trauma recovery.
Heather Bilotta, BFA, RSMT is a passionate believer in the healing power of self-expression and the importance of connection to community. Her Shake Your Soul® classes and one-one SomaSoul® healing sessions are infused with heart, humor and are an opportunity to bring light and acceptance to your whole, unfiltered self. Her classes and private consultations are a true no-judgment zone. Heather has a BFA in writing from Emerson College, is a Certified Shake Your Soul® Instructor, SomaSoul® Practitioner, and Registered Somatic Movement Therapist. Heather is continuing her studies in Body-Centered Gestalt Psychotherapy and Subtle Energy Healing in the professional training program at Hartford Family Institute.
SAGE PEELER, RSMT, is a dynamic and inspirational dance teacher, workshop leader, and healer. After weathering one of the worst financial storms in the nation’s history she chose to leave behind her stressful career as an investment banking executive in order to bring healing to herself and others through movement and the expressive arts. Sage is a Certified Shake Your Soul® Teacher and JourneyDanceTM Facilitator. She shares her unique blend of these styles in her classes at Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health, Healing Rhythms Center, and elsewhere. In addition Sage is a Certified SomaSoul® Somatic Expressive Therapist, a Registered Somatic Movement Therapist, and the Business Manager for the LIFE Movement. Sage is continuing her studies at the Hartford Family Institute in their professional training program in Body-Centered Gestalt Psychotherapy and Subtle Energy Healing.