Venerable Dhyani Ywahoo is Chief of the Wild Potato Clan of the Green Mountain Ani Yun Wiwa and the twenty-seventh generation holder of the ancestral Ywahoo lineage in the Tsalagi/Cherokee tradition.
She is the founder and spiritual director of Sunray Meditation Society and the Sunray Peace Village in Lincoln, Vermont, an international spiritual organization dedicated to world peace and reconciliation. Venerable Dhyani offers transformational online teachings and life coaching through Beautyway Productions and is also a well respected teacher of Vajrayana in the Drikung Kagyu and Nyingma traditions of Tibetan Buddhism.
Venerable Dyhani Ywaho
Over the last 20 years, Jody Dancer, teacher, dance instructor, NIA black-belt, community entrepreneur, owner Star Ballroom, Pompano Beach, Fl, has offered movement classes from NIA to ballroom dancing, tap to Tango, amateur showcases to professional-hosted weekly dances. She believes movement and music heals and inspires the best in us.
"I took my husband’s name, Dancer, and morphed into a dancer at 50. I began with a yoga class, opening one door, that led to another, to a dance class, a training, a job, a vision, a business, a studio to dance, move, share, heal, inspire, entertain, and connect. When I experienced the magic of movement and music, I found Joy, passion and a profession.
It is now my pleasure to share and encourage all to find their Joy and passion and gift and share it to the waiting world. As Rumi wrote: 'the soul is there for it’s own joy'.
I hope to continue on with Joy as fuel, movement for longevity, food for sustainability, sharing for fulfillment and laughter as medicine. "
Drawing from her background in global trend forecasting and community building, Samantha works with leading organizations to envision and execute new brand and business ventures. She oversaw the launch of A/D/O, an initiative of MINI (BMW Group) dedicated to exploring the future of design from on the ground in North Brooklyn. Winner of AIA’s 2017 “Architecture Merit” award, A/D/O is regarded as a gold standard project in brand positioning, grassroots communication, and “experiential” marketing.
A fierce champion for the arts and activism, Samantha is honored to volunteer her communications and coalition-building expertise for the legendary East Village-based Performance Space New York. She is currently consulting The New York Times in its mission to expand the consumer value of its advertising endeavors.
Samantha is a graduate of NYU’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study (’09), where she developed a degree in Convergent Media and Metropolitan Anthropology. She currently resides in her native New York City after years based in Berlin, Germany.