LaVina is a trauma-informed Somatic Practitioner, a certified Breathwork Facilitator, and a Sexual Shamanic Guide. Her offerings are designed to empower you in reclaiming your sovereignty and connecting to your innermost truth. She carries the codes of the Sorceress. Embodying the feminine essence with intuitive sensitivity and spiritual wisdom, she feels what often goes unfelt and expresses what tends to go unspoken. Years of training in somatic healing, alchemical breathwork, and sexual shamanic temple arts have honed her capacity to connect with the innate wisdom of the body vessel. Her mission is to support humanity in living a life of deep pleasure, passion + freedom through self discovery, somatic exploration, and authentic expression.
As a co-founder of DMP, LaVina is lit up with the growth + expansion of this community, and cannot wait to dive even deeper together in Costa Rica!
Jacob Patrick Ellis, is a founding member of Dance Medicine Philly, and owner of Cocoon Philly- Philadelphia’s new sacred space for Yoga, Movement & Holistic Arts. As a steward of Cocoon Philly & DMP, his passion for yoga, ecstatic dance, and holistic arts is deeply rooted in a profound belief in their capacity to transform lives. Jacob has been teaching yoga for 9 years now, armed with a mission to empower you to get to the core of who you are and expand into your true Soul Potential. He creates a space that guides students into a practice that balances between Sincere Introspection combined with Radical Self Expression, ultimately resulting in an Ecstatic Reverence for the Miracle of Life.
His classes are filled with enthusiasm and always incorporate a thoughtful spiritual theme that is weaved together into his fluid style of vinyasa that combines Asana, Qi Gong, Dance elements & Breathwork. You can be sure to walk away from a class feeling inspired with a liberated sense of your inner child!
David Siller is a multi-disciplinary teacher. As part of the Dance Medicine Retreat he will offer a path towards connecting to one’s body with the study of movement art. Among his many diversions, he has a life long study of acro yoga and circus arts. His offerings will be centered around exploration of the body through both the creative process and breaking down a step by step understanding of exciting ways to move. The key for any body movement practice is to relate it to something larger than oneself. Bridging a deeper meaning between the mundane and the spiritual realms is paramount to how he personally lives and how he presents these subjects to others. David is currently a full time traveler. Wherever he ventures, he is creating events and participating in the development of movement arts communities. As a founder of DMP, he looks forward to reconnecting with his home community, but also bring an international flare to the table.
Haribo holds the essence of the Educator. His genuine curiosity and passion for learning enable him to see into the subtle spaces of relationships and communicate clearly what can often go unnoticed. He dances between the worlds of formal educational institutions and radical mystery schools. In one hand, he holds a master’s degree in education. In the other hand, he holds training certifications in group field facilitation and intimacy + sexuality coaching. Years of study in relationship and community dynamics have developed his capacity to connect to the full spectrum of human awareness - mind, heart, sex, and spirit. His mission is to inspire love.