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"Raina Satori is truly one of the best somatic movement facilitators I've ever had the privilege of working with. On every level, she delivers. She has a powerful loving charismatic personality and an amazing skill to unify a large group of people to first connect deeply within themselves, then with joy and lightness, connect safely and intimately with others. I have her specifically to do the first workshop of our Annual Ecstatic Dance Retreat in Hawaii every year, so to make sure I open the sacred container with someone I would fully trust my own body to. I truly love and honor this very special being"

 

Craig Kohland "Shaman's Dream" - Hawaii 2015

 

Whenever I've studied Contact with Raina I have the deep and complete sense that I am in good hands. Besides the fact that she is very experienced and knowledgeable with the form, she is a talented (dare I say "gifted") teacher! Rana combines humor, solid body mechanics, sensory awareness, and extremely well-developed improvisational skills to provide an optimal learning environment. I would highly recommend her as a teacher/facilitator for dancers at any experience level."

 

Daniel Mollner--Santa Cruz, CA 2014

 

 

 

 

"Raina is one of the first people who introduced me to contact improv and my life has not been the same since. I always feel safe under Rana’s guidance and my inner contact dancer is always able to flourish and fly. Raina really understands and embodies the art of CI, which is clear in her wonderful, playful, and insightful classes. She has since become not only my incredible teacher, but dear friend and partner in the dance."

 

Molly Katzman - Contemporary Dancer 2014

 

 

ACCOLADES:

*Co-founder of Fairfax Contact Jam and Class 2008-2013

*CO-founder of Santa Cruz Contact University 2013 - 2015

*CI Teacher for Oakland and Fairfax Ecstatic Dance 2010 - 2015

*Resident Staff of CI teachers at NCDC Dance Camps 2002-2015

*CI teacher at Hawaii Ecstatic Dance Retreat 2013 - 2015

*CI Teacher at Lightning in a Bottle Festival's Temple of Consciousness 2013 - 2015

*CI teacher and guide for Inner Vision, Outer Quest Grand Canyon adventures 2010-2011

*CI Teacher for Dance Immersion At Harbin Hot Springs 2014 - 2015