Maboud & Tara Andrea Swierkosz
Maboud is a certified dance leader and member of the Mentor Teacher’s Guild of the Dances of Universal Peace. He is a licensed psychotherapist utilizing perspectives from the schools of depth psychology, Buddhist psychology and native Middle Eastern mysticism. He facilitates meditation, chant and movement workshops focusing on the Aramaic words of Jesus.
Tara is a certified dance leader and member of the Mentor Teacher’s Guild of the Dances of Universal Peace. Tara has led the Dances of Universal Peace in a wide variety of organizational and community settings. She is also the founder of Healthy Habitats, a company providing consulting, education and testing for indoor environmental pollution issues.
Sacred movement and song have always brought people together to celebrate, renew and overcome differences. The Dances of Universal Peace are part of this timeless tradition. The Dances are a joyous multicultural way to touch the spiritual essence within ourselves and each other. They use songs, sacred phrases, chants, music and movements from many traditions of the earth to promote peace and integration within individuals and groups. There are no performers or audience; new arrivals and old hands form the circle and enter the movement and sound together.