“My prayer is to know my Self and act with clarity and love.”
Arlyn Deva grew up in Hotchkiss, CO and currently lives there – mothering, gardening, creating, dancing, drumming, teaching, working and playing. The land has been such a blessing for her as she re-patterns herself for health and sustainable living.
Arlyn is a graduate of Matrix Leadership Institute’s Facilitator Training and earned her B.A. degree in Expressive Arts through Prescott College’s Adult Degree Program. She has also completed extensive dance training with Melissa Michaels and Wild Life Productions in Boulder, CO. Currently Arlyn is studying herbalism with Alicia Michaelson of Paonia, CO. Arlyn is also learning a great deal from the plants themselves while gardening, as well as enjoying the rich written works of Michael Moore, Rosemary Gladstar, Tammi Hartung, Machelle Small Wright, and more.
David has been Arlyn’s main drum teacher and she gives great thanks for his patience and willingness as he teaches her to experience music in all styles and genres especially on marimba, frame drums, cajon, and auxiliary percussion.
For Arlyn’s dance practice, she thanks Melissa Michaels, Amina Knowlan, Neelam, Jeannie Zandi, The Magical Mystical Muse, Cheri Shanti, Gabrielle Roth, Nancy Smith and Frequent Flyers Productions, Terry Sendgraff, Authentic Movement, yoga, satsang, and thousands of years of dancers moving their bodies. Arlyn has been a DJ (radio and live dancing), and has been a professional choreographer and performer of aerial work, stilt-walking, and improvisational dance. Arlyn enjoys leading movement in a variety of contexts including spiritual retreats, outdoor dance parties, community celebrations, and more.
Arlyn is a student of many teachers of presence including Sharon Landrith, Joi Sharp, Neelam, Jeannie Zandi, Arjuna, Michael Regan, Carolyn Myss, Ken Wilber, Byron Katie, Adyashanti, and others.
Arlyn sends a thank you to Samara Taylor, Amy Williams, Cindy Ziegler, Sofia Diaz, Amy McCarrel, Blythe Massey, Kelly Larson, and all who have come before in the lineage of yoga for your influence on her practice.
Arlyn gives great thanks to David, AC, and to my family and friends who have supported me upon this life-journey.
“I pray for the world and for this species as we walk through these tumultuous times.”