Arawana Hayashi has spent her life exploring the path of “making a true move” while being an active change agent in our the world. Invested in fresh thinking and collaboration, gentleness and fearlessness, she brings the world of embodiment, art and meditation into the realm of social change.

Arawana’s pioneering work as a choreographer, performer and educator is deeply sourced in collaborative improvisation. She currently heads the creation of Social Presencing Theater for the Presencing Institute. Bringing her background in the arts, meditation and social justice to creating “social presencing” that makes visible both current reality and emerging future possibilities.

Arawana is an acharya (senior teacher) in Shambhala – a global network of meditation centers dedicated to applying mindfulness to “creating enlightened society.” She teaches both meditation and art based on bringing out the basic goodness of individuals, of relationships and of society.

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