Moving Community: Weekend Workshop

Moving Community Weekend Workshop
with Melissa Michaels, Ramon Parish, and Taliza Mizrahi
Friday, November 4, 2016 // 6:00-9:00pm
Saturday, November 5, 2016 // 10am-5pm

Cultivating Community Centered Social Artists through Dance and Dialogue

In these times of great potential and challenge on planet Earth, humanity is being invited to rise up and live with radical authenticity, aligning inner and outer truths for the wellbeing of all. Through the arts of body, heart, and soul, we support individuals and communities as they repair and move into collaborative service and leadership. Learn more about the process at

Melissa Michaels, Ed.D. creates movement based cross – cultural community peace building trainings around the world. Ramon Parish, MA currently serves as faculty at Naropa University teaching classes in environmental justice, social identity and contemplative learning. Taliza Mizrahi, M.A. specializes in serving Tweens, Teens and Young Adults through a combination of Creative Arts Therapies, Group Work and Youth Mentoring. She is co-director BrightPath Youth Empowerment.

Naropa University welcomes participants with disabilities. Persons with questions about accessibility or who require disability accommodations should contact Michel Reeves at 303-245-4714 or at least two weeks prior to the event. 


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