Shannon M.D. Smith
Shannon is a ritualist, dancer, facilitator, traveler, administrator and life long student. She holds a BFA from SUNY Purchase and has taught contemporary dance technique, authentic movement, and contact improvisation. Her passions have evolved to include consciousness studies from around the world including Chinese Medicine, Polarity Therapy, Afro-Brazilian spirituality and Goddess studies. These many energetic and archetypal maps have informed her perspective on dance, consciousness, and the body as a whole. As an activist, Shannon has found a calling working for the water, and finds the place of art, spirituality and ecology to be one of the most fulfilling marriages in her life. She has variously taught, performed and presented work across the country in Colorado, New York, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, California, Hawaii, North Carolina and Connecticut. Shannon has been the Facilitator at the Center for Earth Ethics at Union Theological Seminary since September of 2016.
From the Blog
While in Mexico last July, 2017, I had three encounters with traditional, local, Medicinal Plants experts. The first was in the recently created Clinic of Mazahua Traditional Medicine at the Intercultural University of Mexico State which Mindahi Bastida Munoz co-founded in 2004 in San Felipe del Progreso, Estado de Mexico. … Read more
This week, Australia welcomed home its oldest known human, 43,000 year old Mungo Man. CEE’s Original Caretakers Program Director, Mindahi Bastida, traveled across the globe to be a part of this historic event. Dean Sewell documented the long journey home for The Guardian. Mindahi, what was the purpose of your… Read more