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People

Our team, fellows, and advisory board comprise a diverse group of experts with perspectives that align with and enrich our Institute's values, vision, and goals. Our advisors provide us with invaluable guidance and support, making sure that we remain true to our mission.

Swan Dao, PhD, is an experience designer, psychotherapist, and peace activist. They worked as a lecturer and supervisor at the University of Cambridge, where they wrote their thesis...

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Dr Swan Dao

Founder & Director

France & Vietnam

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Jessica Bockler, PhD, is a psychologist and theatre practitionner, as well as the co-founder of the Alef Trust, an organization working in transpersonal and integrative education...

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Dr Jessica Bockler

Faculty & Advisor

England & Germany

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Revd Jean-Yves Leloup, PhD, is a theologian, psychologist, Orthodox priest, and writer. He is the author of over 90 books and has translated and commented on numerous Christian texts...

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Revd Prof. Jean-Yves Leloup

Fellow & Advisor

France

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Jorge Ferrer, PhD, is a clinical psychologist, author, and educator. He was a professor for more than 20 years at California Institute of Integral Studies.

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Prof. Jorge N. Ferrer

Faculty & Advisor

Spain & USA

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Caroline Obolensky, PhD, is an entrepreneur, truffle cultivator, and researcher. As a social innovation enthusiast, she wrote her thesis on social entrepreneurship and responsible ownership at...

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Dr Caroline Obolensky

Researcher & Advisor

Switzerland

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Patrick Curry is a Canadian-born writer and scholar who has lived for many years in London. He holds a BA in psychology from U.C. Santa Cruz, an M.Sc. in Logic from the LSE, and a PhD in...

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Dr Patrick Curry

Fellow

Canada & England

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Angela Voss, PhD SFHEA, is an author, musician, and co-founder of the Centre for Myth,Cosmology and the Sacred. Angela led a career as a musician in London before becoming an academic...

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Dr Angela Voss

Fellow & Advisor

England

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Tom Cheetham, PhD, is a philosopher, biologist,and poet exploring creative imagination in human life and culture. Tom was professor of environmental studies and ecology for over 20 years...

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Dr Tom Cheetham

Fellow

USA

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Andrea Saito is an artist, art therapist, and researcher. She holds MAs in Cultural Management (International University of Catalonia) and in Artistic and Creative Therapies (ISEP, Barcelona)...

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Andrea Saito

Project Manager

Peru & Japan

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Dharani Bassols is a creative director and designer as well as a kundalini activation facilitator and a LNT quantum healer. Dharani studied graphic design at Elisava School of Design and Engineering..

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Dharani Bassols

Community Manager

Spain

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Benjamin Korta is a somatic therapist/educator, bodyworker, musician, and researcher. Benjamin received an MTS in Religion, Dance, and Performance from Harvard University...

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Benjamin Korta

Advisor & Researcher

USA

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Małgorzata Goliszewska is a PhD candidate at the Worclaw Academy of Art and a research assistant of Prof. Aleksandra Janik. She holds a BA in Fine Arts from Cluj-Napoca University...

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Małgorzata Goliszewska

Project Manager & Researcher

Poland

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Collaborators

Our collaborators are carefully selected artists, therapists, researchers, activists, and educators from diverse backgrounds and disciplines working for peace whilst exploring the relationship between creative and contemplative arts.

Choreographic Theatre

Enrique Pardo is a theatre director, performer, writer,and visual artist. Born in Peru in 1946, he went to school in France, studied painting at the Chelsea School of Art, and taught Fine Arts at...

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Enrique Pardo

Theatre Director & Performer

Peru

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Vocal Training

Linda Wise is an actor, director, and voice coach. Linda grew up in Kenya and trained as an actress in Scotland at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama. Linda worked the Roy Hart...

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Linda Wise

Actor, Director, & Voice Coach

England

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Visual Storytelling

Joanna Hruby is a visual artist, performance maker, writer and cultural activist based on Ibiza, Spain. The is the founder of the company Theatre of the Ancients, with the aim of harnessing...

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Joanna Hruby

Visual Artist & Performance Maker

England

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Violin Journey

Benedetta Fabbri is a classical violinist, holistic sound practitioner, teacher, and translator. Benedetta holds a master’s degree in Violin and Music Performance from the Giuseppe Verdi...

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Benedetta Fabbri

Violinist

Italy

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Daniela García Castro is an actor, playwright, and voice coach. She holds a BA in acting from the University of Chile in Santiago and an MA in Theatre Studies from the Sorbonne University in Paris...

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Daniela García Castro

Actor, Playwright, & Voice Coach

Chile

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Aaron Finbloom, PhD, is a philosopher, performance artist, and pedagogue, as well as the founder and director of The Deep Play Institute and co-founder of The School of Making Thinking...

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Dr Aaron Finbloom

Philosopher & Performer

USA

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Brendan Graham Dempsey is a writer, poet, and farmer, as well as the founder and director of Sky Meadow Institute, an organization dedicated to emergent ways of thinking about meaning-making...

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Brendan Graham Dempsey

Author & Theologian

USA

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Kythe Maryam Heller is a poet, essayist, interdisciplinary artist, and scholar completing a doctorate at Harvard University in Comparative Religion with a secondary field in Arts, Film...

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Dr Kythe Maryam Heller

Poet & Religious Scholar

USA

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Kamil Remes is a musician, conductor, and researcher. Kamil studied guitar at the Conservatory of Pardubice, musicology at MUNI Brno, as well as Persian traditional music and Tar with Ashkan Rahbar...

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Kamil Remeš

Musician & Ethnomusicologist

Czech Republic

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Embodied Spirituality

Jorge Ferrer, PhD, is a clinical psychologist, author, and educator. He was a professor for more than 20 years at California Institute of Integral Studies.

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Prof. Jorge Ferrer

Psychologist, Educator, & Author

Spain & USA

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Ialoni - Megrellian songs

Nino Naneishvili holds a Bachelor of Arts in Piano and a Master of Sacred Music from Tbilisi State Conservatory. Nino is a lecturer at the University of Church Chant and at Rose Bruford College...

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Nino Naneishvili

Singer, Choir Director, & Ethnomusicologist

Georgia

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Imaginal Activism

Jessica Bockler, PhD, is a psychologist and theatre practitionner, as well as the co-founder of the Alef Trust, an organization working in transpersonal and integrative education...

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Dr Jessica Bockler

Psychologist & Theatre Practitionner

England & Germany

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Songs for Home

Ewa Zurakowska, PhD, is a cultural anthropologist, performer, singer, and theatre director. Ewa attended the Gardzienice Centre for Theatre Practices and graduated from the University of Warsaw...

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Dr Ewa Żurakowska

Anthropologist, Performer, & Director

Poland

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Mirror Tantra

David Dubois, PhD, is a comparative philosopher, author, and Sanskrit scholar. David is one of the leading scholars on Kashmir Shaivism, a branch of classical tantra. He has translated...

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Prof. David Dubois

Philosopher & Sanskrit Scholar

France

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Insight Art: Genuine self, Life energy and Nature through Presence, Creativity and Embodiment

Eliana is an artist and art therapist. What inspires her work is reverence towards the Mystery of life and nature. She aims to share beauty, consciousness, embodied connection and creative...

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Eliana Perinat

Visual Artist & Art Therapist

Spain

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Presence embodied I

Stephanie builds a safe space for expansion, leading with empathy and listening. Each time she comes to the cushion with her students it is together with equality and equanimity, truth and trust.

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Stephanie Canavesio

Contemplative Psychotherapist

USA

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Co creating Spiritual Reality throught Performance Art

Karina is an artist and psychotherapist. Her own transformation, insights, and ideas have always found their way into matter through her artworks, be it painting or sculpting. In recent years...

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Karina Bertolotto

Psychologist & Art Therapist

Uruguay

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Authentic Voice

Olga Lidia Kozłowska is a licensed psychologist, singer, and voice coach. She is certified in Core Energetics Body Psychotherapist, Process training (A&A Mindell), and holds an MA in education...

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Olga Lidia Kozłowska

Psychologist, Singer, & Voice Coach

Poland

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Transpersonal Dance Therapy

Maria is a transpersonal psychotherapist and creator of Transpersonal Dance Therapy. She studied under various teachers from Buddhism and Kashmir Shaivism. She works as a therapist and...

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Maria R. Sideri

Psychologist & Movement Therapist

Greece

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Vedic Chanting

Gaiea holds a degree in Sanskrit from the University of Oxford where she was granted a singing scholarship. Combining her love of Sanskrit with an exploration of the voice...

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Gaiea Sanskrit

Singer & Sanskritist

England

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Vocal Expedition

Vocal artist and transpersonal therapist coming from a long journey through the universe of voice and movement.

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Riki Parenti

Vocal Artist & Music Therapist

Italy

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Ink in Motion

Annalisa is an Italian Contemporary Artist based in Ibiza known for her oriental style of working. Painting, Performing and facilitating collecting Leaving Art experiences for groups or individuals...

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Annalisa Rinldi

Painter & Performer

Italy

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Theokenesis

Adam Koan is a butoh dance educator and performer. Adam trained in Ballet and Modern Dance at Hillsborough Community College in Tampa, Florida and at the University of South Florida...

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Adam Koan

Butoh Dancer

USA & Venezuela

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Embodying Polyphony

Holly Taylor-Zuntz is a singer and choir director. Her mission is to bring the folk music of Georgia to a global audience.

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Holly Taylor-Zuntz

Singer & Choir Director

England

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Embodied Dream Voices

Kara Leva is a singer and pianist as well as a certified Kundalini Yoga teacher. She holds an MA in Transdisciplinary Studies at the Zurich school of Arts. She works on intercultural and...

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Kara Leva

Singer & Pianist

Germany

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Art Temple

Marta Carvalho is a visual artist and a creative healer. She has been creating sacred spaces of transformative and healing arts since 2012. Marta holds degrees in Graphic Design and Visual Arts...

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Marta Carvalho

Visual Artist & Art Therapist

Portugal

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Lineages of Joy

Adriana Medina is a clown artist. She is co-founder and co-director of the clown company Yo SoY Semilla as well as the founder and artistic director of the interdisciplinary clown project Bee...

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Adriana Medina

Clown Artist

Mexico

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Your Hands Breathing

Rafael Duarte-Uriza is a researcher and transdisciplinary artist. He empowers people to comprehend that we part of parcel of the interdependent web of nature. Rafael studied Fine Arts at the...

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Rafael Duarte-Uriza

Visual Artist & Geobiologist

Colombia

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Dancing Emotion

Andrea Saito is an artist, art therapist, and researcher. She holds MAs in Cultural Management (International University of Catalonia) and in Artistic and Creative Therapies...

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Andrea Saito

Multidisciplinary Artist & Art Therapist

Peru & Japan

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Transcendental Embodiment

Tiffany McSwaker is a dance artist, performance maker, and holistic healer from France. Her approach to movement and dance integrates body-mind interconnection, emotional consciousness...

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Tiffany McSwaker

Dancer & Performance Artist

France

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Feeling and Form

Marco Balbi Dipalma graduated in theatre studies and socio-cultural education from the University of Bologna. Since 2004 Marco has been working with the Polish actress and paratheater theorist Rena...

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Marco Balbi Dipalma

Performer & Videographer

Italy

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Svan Songs

The Chamgeliani Sisters – Ana, Eka, and Madona – a rea trio coming from a long lineage of singers from the isolated and mountainous province of Svaneti. Keeping their oral tradition alive...

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The Chamgeliani Sisters

Singers & Ethnomusicologists

Georgia

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Cristina de la Concha is photographer that who dedicated more than a decade to documentary, travel, and lifestyle photography. Cristina holds a Bachelor Degree in Social Communications...

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Cristina de la Concha

Photographer

Colombia

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Nataraaj (Noé Peyre) is a philosopher, painter, and musician. Nataraaj studied Ancient Greek and Indian Philosophy with a focus on Neoplatonism and Advaita Vedanta at the École Normale Supérieure...

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Nataraaj

Philosopher & Musician

France

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