Téana David

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Téana David

Born in Tahiti, raised in Canada, and now based in New York City, Téana is Director of Deepak Homebase, a transformational salon theater founded by Deepak Chopra & ABC Home’s Paulette Cole in 2011. Téana curates and produces an on-going series of more than 75 dynamic events a year featuring luminaries such as Thich Naht Hahn, Barack Obama, Marianne Williamson, Paul Hawken, Robert Thurman, Sharon Salzberg, Eve Ensler and Byron Katie, as well as regular satsangs with Deepak Chopra. Her purpose is to amplify evolutionary teachings on the true nature of existence in order to make wisdom more tangible in the world, leading to increased respect for Mother Earth and equal justice for all human beings. She is dedicated to the realization of inner peace as the ultimate path to peace on earth.

Téana holds an MFA from the Buddhist-inspired Naropa University in Contemporary Performance (2009), an interdisciplinary approach to creating original works for the stage, with a focus on the path of “Dharma Art,” which is defined by Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche as “creative work that springs from an awakened state of mind.” A physically-based actor and dancer in a previous chapter of her life, Téana remains committed to nurturing the wisdom of the body, and leads somatic meditation, herbal medicine and Pilates retreats in natural settings around the globe.

The wisdom that lives in our bodies is an untapped resource for collective connection & awakening.