Hiie Saumaa, Ph.D.
Hiie is a writer, educator, and a dance scholar. She offers classes and workshops in mind-body techniques: BodyLogos®, Nia, and JourneyDance™. She is honored to be the first certified BodyLogos® teacher next to the creator, Tammy Wise. In her writing, Hiie explores interconnections between dance writings, imagination, and theories of movement and consciousness. Her articles have appeared in Dance Chronicle, Dance Research Journal, The Journal of Dance, Movement & Spiritualities, Somatics Magazine/Journal, and Movement Research Performance Journal, among others. She inspires her students to cultivate balanced strength and move through life with dancing joy! She says, “Meditation in strength training gives my movement purpose; it grounds, centers, and allows me to make discoveries about my habitual ways of thinking and acting. I love taking time to feel and trace physical sensations as I exercise.” Her interest in fitness started at the age of 17 out of her love for health and healing. She notes, “The human body is infinitely fascinating and our greatest teacher!” After a day of active meditation activities: writing, dancing, and music (choral singing and flute), Hiie welcomes the ending of her days with still meditation and gentle stretches.
Donia Elizabeth Allen
Donia Elizabeth Allen lives in the Boston area where she teaches a weekly BodyLogos class and works in Harvard Medical School’s Office of Student Affairs. Allen first learned of the power of BodyLogos to connect to her physical, emotional, and spiritual self/power in the late 90’s in Tammy Wise’s well-attended, well-known New York, Upper West Side-based BodyLogos class. She quickly became a convert and in 2015 began BodyLogos’ Teacher Training Program, a transformative experience in self-discovery and of learning about the power of moving energy from which Allen has never looked back.