Dunna is an Arhuaco word used by the mamus (Colombian cultural wise people from la Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta) which refers to the positive substrate of human beings manifested in physical, mental and spiritual equilibrium.

Origin

Dunna begins with the intention to offer alternative strategies to vulnerated population, against those already existing in the areas of individual recovery, mental health and coexistence. We see the need to complement the existing offer with cost-effective and cost-efficient initiatives supported by scientific background.

Mission

Dunna’s corporation contributes to the achievement of an integral and sustainable peace in Colombia, by designing, applying and evaluating Yoga models and the Body/dance/movement for individual and social recovery.

Team

  • María Adelaida López
    Founder / Executive Director
    Political scientist at Universidad de los Andes, Master in Cultural Sociology at Goldsmiths College – University of London. She has extensive experience in the management of cultural and social projects in Colombia and abroad. Satyananda Yoga practitioner for over 10 years.
  • Natalia Quiñones
    Co-founder / Research Director
    Summa cum laude in Philosophy at the Universidad de los Andes, Lawyer from the Universidad Del Rosario, LL.M. from (NYU) and Doctorate candidate at the Amsterdam University. She has been involved in research done by the Universidad del Rosario, the ICDT, the ILADT and the Norwegian Research Council.
  • José A. Posada Villa, MD
    Methodology Advisor
    Specialist in Psychiatry from the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana and Specialist in Social Management. Head Investigator of the National Mental Health Study, postgraduate psychiatry teacher at the Universidad El Bosque – Montserrat Clinic. Member of the International Consortium of Psychiatric Epidemiology (WHO – Harvard University).
  • Dr. Ricardo Angarita
    Academic advisor / yoga
    Psychiatrist and member of the Academic committee of the Satyananda Yoga Academy. Member of the DODES foundation for research in alternative therapy. Founding member of the Colombian Society of Biological Psychiatry
  • Maria Donadio
    Academic advisor / yoga
    Modern Language professional from the Universidad de los Andes. Master in Hispanic Linguistics from the Caro y Cuervo institute. She has studies in Psychology and Transpersonal Psychotherapy from Sasana. Certified yoga teacher from the Satyananda Yoga academy in Bogota and Australia.
  • Gabriela Martinez
    Academic advisor / Body, Dance and Movement
    Psychologist from the Universidad de los Andes. MA in Somatic Psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco, California (USA). Specialist and advisor in the treatment for solving psychological trauma based on therapies focused on the body. Planning specialist and Regional Development Manager at CIDER.
  • Yudy Rodriguez
    General Producer / Yoga Projects
    Social Commentator and journalist from the Fundacion Universitaria los Libertadores. With experience in strategic planning, training and execution of projects in Colombia. Has a profound love for social volunteering
  • General Producer / Body, Dance and Movement Projects
    Social Commentator and Actress with more than 10 years of experience in cultural management, integral production of projects and social pedagogy through the use of artistic tools. Her work is characterized by the use of games, the body, and individual possibilities as a resource for creative communication.
  • Aydee Velásquez Devia
    Administrative Director
    Business Manager from the Escuela de Administración de negocios EAN-. With ample experience in Management organization and Cultural Business Logistics. Project development with the Ministry of Culture, Ministry of Education and Secretariat of Education.

Organizaciones Aliadas

  • The promotion of health and quality of life is the main purpose of Yoga - Sw Satyananda
  • This is a time for the rebirth of the ancient science of Yoga - Sw Satyananda
  • Individual peace is the beginning of the path towards global peace - Sw. Sivananda
  • In the deepest sense, movement is the flow of energy that belongs to all livingness - Mary Starks.