DUNNA IS AN ARHUACA WORD USED BY THE MAMUS (COLOMBIAN CULTURAL WISE MAN) TO MAKE REFERENCE TO THE POSITIVE SUBTRACT OF THE HUMAN BEING THAT MANIFESTS ITSELF IN PHYSICAL, MENTAL AND SPIRITUAL BALANCE.
Dunna was created in view of the need for new strategies to face the challenges posed by the transition to peace in the areas of reparations, mental health, and peaceful coexistence. We saw a need to complement the existing offer and to give a scientific justification to our initiatives, which were being implemented and tested internationally. We are looking to generate cost-effective and cost-efficient alternatives to contribute to a sustainable peace-building process.
Our mission is to contribute to the construction of a sustainable peace in Colombia through the evaluation and implementation of mind-body strategies aimed at the promotion of mental health, emotional recovery and coexistence of the populations most affected by different types of violence.
Founder/CEO Political scientist at the Universidad de los Andes, Master in Cultural Sociology at the University of London, Golsmiths College. She has extensive experience in the management of cultural and social projects in Colombia and abroad. Yoga practitioner for over 10 years. [email protected]
Co-founder Philosopher (Summa Cum Laude, Universidad de los Andes), lawyer (Universidad del Rosario, LLM (NYU), and doctoral candidate at the University of Amsterdam. She has been involved in research projects with Universidad del Rosario, ICDT, ILADT, and the Norwegian Research Council. [email protected]
Dr. JOSE POSADA VILLA
Methodological advisor Specialist in Psychiatry at the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana. Specialist in Social Management. He was chief of Human Behavior and Mental Health department of the Ministry of Health prior to engaging in research and teaching in universities. Principal Investigator of the National Mental Health Study, postgraduate psychiatry teacher at the University Forest – Clinical Montserrat. Member of the International Consortium of Psychiatric Epidemiology (WHO – Harvard University).
Yoga advisor. Professional in Modern Languages at the Universidad de Los Andes, Master in Hispanic Linguistics at the Caro y Cuervo Institute. Studies in Psychology and Transpersonal Psychotherapy in Sasana. She is a certified yoga teacher at the Satyananda Yoga Academies in Bogota and Australia.
DR. RICARDO ANGARITA.
Academic Advisor. Psychiatrist. Professor of Yoga International Yoga Fellowship. Academic Committee member Yoga Academy Satyananda Bogotá. Hahnemann Foundation: Homeopathy. Alternative Medicine, Flower essences, Oligochaetotic therapy.
Dance and body-movement advisor Psychologist at the Universidad de los Andes. MA in Somatic Psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco, California (USA). Specialist and consultant in the treatment of psychological trauma resolution from body-centered therapies. Specialist in Planning and Administration of Regional Development of CIDER. Co-creator of Corasoma, medicine territory in Barichara (Santander)
MARÍA ANDREA GARCÍA
Maria Andrea Garcia (SrDMP) works as a Psychologist, Dance/Movement Therapist (DMT), higher and further education teacher, and consultant in psychosocial projects in Bogotá, Colombia. Her 20 year experience has strengthened her theoretically and practically in multicultural environments (UK and Colombia). In 2013, she moved back to Bogotá to pioneer Dance/Movement Therapy in the country. She describes her arrival, as "landing in the wound of Colombia", and her purpose is to introduce DMT as a needed approach to address the needs of a healing country.
General Producer Social communicator and actress, more than 10 years in cultural management, e Actriz con más de 10 años de experiencia en gestión cultural, integral production of projects and social pedagogy through artistic tools. His work is characterized by the use of play, body and individual possibilities as a resource for creative communication and has focused on social groups victims of armed conflict, children, youth and vulnerable population nationwide.
Marcela graduated from the certification program in Yoga Sensitive to Trauma in April 2018. Since 2016 she has worked with Dunna to make TCTSY practice and training accessible in Colombia, and to make it known through talks, seminars and conferences. Marcela sees in TCTSY and her understanding of complex trauma, its effects on the body and the nervous system, a pioneering and valuable tool for healing and building peace. Marcela is a historian with a Master's Degree in Communication and Culture.
AYDEE VELÁSQUEZ DEVIA.
Administrative Director.Business Administrator of the School of Business Administration -EAN-. Extensive experience in accompaniment, monitoring and execution of social programs.
Accountant. Public Accountant specialist in International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), graduated from the Central University, with more than 15 years of experience in the accounting, financial and tax area with solid ethical training and a high sense of responsibility, belonging and compliance.