Ethan Kerr - Founder & Facilitator
Ethan Kerr is a facilitator, consultant and educator, committed to equity and collective liberation. Blending more than 15 years of experience in anti-racist facilitation, somatic group work, embodied meditation practices, restorative circles, and leadership development, Ethan created Embodied Equity Project. As an able-bodied, heterosexual, cis-gendered white man, he acknowledges the paradoxes and limitations, as well as the opportunities and obligations, of facilitating this work. He partners with organizations, businesses, schools, and individuals nationally, challenging people to align their behavior with their values. Ethan has received training from the Untraining, the Hero’s Journey Foundation, the People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond, Fierce Allies, Paul Kivel, and Visions, among many others. He earned his M.S.Ed. in Educational Leadership from Bank Street Graduate School and his B.S. from Bates College. He lives with his family in the Hudson Valley on Lenape land.
Nilaya Sabnis - Facilitator
Nilaya Sabnis is a first generation Indian-American dancer and photographer. She traveled the world for a decade dancing on tour with Madonna, Cirque du Soleil, and A.R. Rahman, and then left the commercial dance world to rediscover dance as a spiritual practice and vehicle for social change. As a photographer, her passion lies in transmitting the raw essential energy of a moment, and most recently she has been using fine art portrait photography to hold creative space for women in the process of stepping deeper into their personal power. She is also a teacher of the 5Rhythms® movement meditation practice, continuing the lineage of her teacher, mother-figure and founder of the practice Gabrielle Roth, for whom Nilaya served as creative assistant and artistic ally for the last decade of Roth's life. In her ongoing work in both dance and photography, Nilaya's desire is to give shape to a world in which the true shapes of our souls can flourish undaunted.
Dara Silverman - Facilitator
Dara Silverman is a somatic coach, strategist, and Director of PowerLabs. She has been building movements for economic, racial, gender, and social justice for over 20 years. Dara was the Founding Director of Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ), a national network of white people taking action for racial justice. She has been studying somatics with the Strozzi Institute and Generative Somatics since 2011. She is based in Beacon, NY.
Nancy Moricette - Facilitator
Nancy Moricette is a Haitian American Actor and Activist or as she likes to refer to herself, an “actorvist.” Her roots lie in performance art and social advocacy. She has her own consulting firm, Áse Power Consult, which specializes in helping organizations build sustainable relationships across cultural and gender divides. In the last ten years, she held arts residencies and designed diversity programs for theatres, museums and non-profit organizations across the country. She is Co-Chair of the Los Angeles chapter of Indivisible Hollywood and a Emerging Arts Leaders of Los Angeles Committee Member. She has a M.S.Ed. from Bank Street College for Leadership in Community Programs and a B.F.A. from Chicago College of Performing Arts. She is trained in Anti-Bias and Community bridging protocols by the Southern Poverty Law Center, The People's Institute for Survival and Beyond and The National School Reform Faculty. For more information about Nancy Moricette visit please visit her website: www.asepowerconsult.com.
Nirmala Nataraj - Facilitator
Nirmala Nataraj is a New York–based writer, editor, book midwife, theater artist, and mythmaker. Her work lives at the crossroads of creativity, mythology, storytelling, and collective liberation. As a multi-genre collaborator and creative facilitator, she believes in generativity in the midst of strife, the coexistence of love and justice, and breathtaking beauty as a natural consequence of this wild ride. She is trained in a variety of methods of narrative-based collective healing, including Family Constellations, Psychodrama, Playback Theatre, and Theatre of Oppression. Nirmala is the editor and content alchemist of Women For One, a global community that offers “truthtellers” from more than 50 countries a platform for sharing experiential wisdom and their most important stories. Find out more about Nirmala at nirmalanataraj.com.