The Dances of Universal Peace are simple, joyous circle and partner dances that use sacred phrases and chants from many spiritual traditions. Live music and movements help us touch the spiritual essence within ourselves and recognize it in others. There are no performers or audience. No dance or vocal experience is needed. Each dance is taught. Beginners and old-timers are all welcome. Open to students and community members.
Leader: Akal Dev Sharonne
Guitarist: Thomas Cooper
About the Workshop Leader
Akal Dev Sharonne is an accomplished musician, yoga instructor and dance leader. As a flutist, audiences are moved by her powers of expression, beauty of tone and delightfully engaging manner. She has appeared as soloist with orchestras in New York, Massachusetts and North Carolina. Her versatility extends to expertise in East Indian music and other genres of musical improvisation. Ms. Sharonne has been practicing and teaching yoga since the 1970’s. Integrating traditional Hatha Yoga with flow sequences and Kundalini practices, her classes are a delightful blend of challenge, humor and wisdom. Ms. Sharonne is a Certified Dance Leader. She has led Dances at the Omega Institute, Southern Dharma Retreat Center and other centers. She founded and has been leading the Boone Dance Circle since 1998.