sadada, m.ed., m.t.s., ryt: sadada is an embodied justice teacher who works at the intersection of individual and collective healing and development. she has earned two masters: a master’s in theological studies from harvard in indigenous traditions, and a master’s in education from umass in secondary english language arts through boston teacher’s residency program. she has a 200-hour classical yoga teacher training with bo forbes. she is committed to ending the relational and structural violences’ for people impacted by oppression, particularly black and indigenous people, in healing and learning contexts. the aim of her work is for people impacted by oppression to experience and feel the freedom to express love, courage, belonging and joy in their learning and healing experiences. sadada is nipmuc.
Kim Burden, MA, LCMHC, LCAT, BC-DMT, RDT/BCT, CP
I am currently Affiliate Faculty and Director of Clinical Training at Antioch University New England. My focus is on the integration of expressive arts and Drama Therapy with Dance/Movement Therapy, within the Social Justice lens on which the faculty at Antioch is focusing. In my private practice, I am currently focusing on group work with Adults with “intellectual exceptionalities” and supervising post-graduate DMTs working toward their BC-DMT certification. My practice has also applied applications of spirituality, BodyMind Centering™, and Somatic Movement Therapy to work with LGBTQIA+ clients and clients with anxiety, trauma, and eating disorders.
Outside of DMT, I enjoy singing with the local opera company and gardening.
Hang Yin Candy Lo, MA, BC-DMT, RDT/BCT, CCLS
Candy Lo currently teaches the Medical Humanities course (designed by The Absolutely Fabulous Theatre Connection) for medical students at the University of Hong Kong. She is also an Honorary Lecturer at the University of Hong Kong, Adjunt Faculty at Lesley University, and DMT Supervisor for DMT students at Antioch University New England and Lesley University. Candy is the Founder and director at Piece of Sky Creative Arts Therapy and Counseling, www.piece-of-sky.com.
Outside of DMT, Candy enjoys singing and spending time with her husband and their baby-in-womb.
Krystal Elizabeth Garcia Deras (she/they) M.A., R-DMT is a first-generation daughter of immigrants native to Honduras and Nicaragua, and a student of opening her heart wider to herself, life, and all her relations. She is the first college graduate of her Garcia family, earning a Bachelor of Arts in Cultural
Anthropology from Bryn Mawr College and Master of Arts in Mental Health Counseling Specializing in Dance/Movement Therapy from Lesley University. While studying at Lesley University, she was the recipient of the 2019 Selase Williams Unity Gala Foundations Award, presented to a student who through various efforts has demonstrated the importance of relationship building and self-work as foundational to having an inclusive community, and has been able to foster relationships across groups of privilege, marginalized identities, and aspiring allies. She is committed to dismantling dynamics of oppression in the inner and outer landscapes, and dedicated to labors of love that co-create spaces for healing arts, and personal and collective well-being and evolution of consciousness.
She is a student of expanding embodied critical pedagogy and liberation and sovereignty practices within the fields of Dance/Movement Therapy and Expressive Arts Therapy. She is part of a research collective archiving the historical and present-day contributions of BIPOC dance/movement therapists in the U.S., China, and India. She currently provides community and school-based therapy on ancestral unceded Winnisimmet and Pawtucket lands, currently known as Chelsea and Revere, MA. She finds fulfilment in ritual/ceremonial arts, quality time spent with loved ones, remembering ancestral technologies, dreaming, journaling, and multimodal storytelling.
Pamela C. Caira
My DMT work currently involves working with long-term Burn Survivor care and recovery. I have created a program called “Social Connections” through my internship which includes social and emotional support to Burn Survivors, families, and their caretakers that offers opportunities to move, create art, connect with music and nature. Social Connections is simply organized “get-togethers” connecting one burn survivor to another who have gone through similar experiences. Eventually, I hope the program will expand into a successful integration into community life. Many of the organized events take place virtually at this time.
Outside DMT, I enjoy spending time with my family and two dogs Gigi and Shiva! I reach for my sketch book and take walks for self-care.
Keyana Jones, MA, BC-DMT, LSWA
Currently, Keyana is the Founder of Movement In The Moment Inc., where she works intimately with clients to integrate the mental, emotional, and physical aspects of their life to achieve optimal well-being through the healing power of Dance Movement Therapy. At Movement In The Moment, Keyana offers Individual, Couples, Family, and Group Therapy sessions specializing in Dance Movement Therapy. Keyana also provides specialized Dance Movement Therapy & Wellness workshops for Corporations and Small Businesses creating Wellness at Work for their Staff. Keyana is also the Host of a Podcast called Movement In The Moment where she discusses proven strategies on how to grow, build and heal your life.
For over 15 years, Keyana has been intentional in her work as a committed provider in the Mental Health, Health & Wellness, and Dance Education field. Keyana is passionate about helping others win at life: mentally, emotionally, and physically. Keyana enjoys supporting Clinical Professionals in the areas of Entrepreneurship & Small Business, Preventing Burnout, and Promoting Self-Care. Keyana spends a large portion of her work in her community supporting victims of trauma and advocating for healthy children and families. Keyana loves sharing the gift of dance and making therapy more relatable in communities of color.
Outside of Dance Movement Therapy, Keyana enjoys being in the sun, going for long walks, comedy, and reading books.