Working with many wisdom traditions worldwide, Grace has enriched the DUP repertoire, adapting traditional prayers into meaningful songs. Grace Marie is an international teacher and facilitator of Dances of Universal Peace, Harmonic Temple Chant, voice, and movement meditation that are interwoven in her experiential workshops guiding the journey of the heart and soul.
Grace began playing at guitar Mass at Church in the mid-1970’s and has continued with sacred music of world traditions through her life.
She is an initiator within the Sufi Ruhaniat International, and a Dances of Universal Peace Mentor. Grace has co-facilitated Dance journeys and pilgrimages worldwide, and has deep ties in Peru and Guatemala.
|Narayan Eric Waldman is a Senior Mentor of the Dances of Universal Peace and a member of the Ruhaniat, as well as founder of the Oneness Project. Narayan’s style ranges from the sublime to the outrageous, but is always effective and inspiring. He has been gifted with numerous beloved dances and zikrs (Lord Make Me an Instrument, Here I Am, Om Shanti, Shema Israel, Tey Tey Malkutakh, Amen Alleluia, Ek Ong Kar and Shekinah….to name just a few.) Narayan has facilitated many events throughout the US and the world including New Zealand, Australia, Alaska, Mexico, Guatemala, Italy, Israel, Thailand and Russia. He has especially been helping the Dances spread by conducting Leader Trainings in equally far-flung places and with students ranging from neophytes to Mentors. His way of encouraging people to come into their own transmission of truth has helped a vast variety of styles to flourish. Having been a devotee of sacred song and dance since the 1960’s and a leader of the Dances of Universal Peace for decades he considers himself a true disciple of the Dance. Engaging, humorous and charismatic, Narayan carries the joy of singing and dancing in praise of the Present, reminding anyone who’s listening that it’s useless to be anywhere else. http://www.narayandance.org/|
|Bernie Heideman says, “I love vocal music and movement, and encourage each dance or song that I lead to invite and embrace the divine. I am always seeking to go further: to expand the container. I have been meditating for over 30 years and currently practice a form of Kriya Meditation. I am a certified dance leader and Mentor, and for the past 19 years have led dance retreats and been on the staff of dance camps around the world. Because dancing in beautiful outdoor settings is also a love of mine, I lead regular retreats in Utah’s Canyonlands and in Mexico. I also hold many local events in an around Colorado. Besides the dances I create, I learn many wonderful dances and chants from the leaders I meet all over the world.” http://www.bernieheideman.com/|
|Zareen Connie Delaney I am working for the children of the planet. Their future is our future. We need a peaceful and prosperous humanity. At this point, in the evolution of the universe, the thing holding us back is the field of culture through which we think, feel, learn and be. It is the consciousness between us all. No one has ever tried to consciously evolve the threads of beliefs between people – but this is what needs to be healed now, and this is the structure of miracles that we influence through dance and movement. I can visualize it as a fully conscious, being that we create with our hearts and song. Every action that we take today contributes to a fully awakened global consciousness that is capable of united action to nourish our garden planet. So, let’s dance as often as possible and love ourselves into that world.|