Mikaya Swabb is the proud founder and event producer of Dance Church Maui. This community oriented sober dance event was created to provide a safe place for people to express their dance in a sacred way. He ran the event for 7 years, and then in March of 2019 after moving to Asheville, NC, decided to close the event down. It was a difficult decision, but the right one in order to make space for new and exciting endeavors which are currently coming to life (more on this soon).
Mikaya is also a conscious dance dj with an advanced understanding of dj set arrangement for conscious dance events and yoga classes. He uses a spectrum of musical genres to deepen somatic embodiment through movement, breath and presence. Raw explosions of emotion and movement are commonly witnessed on his dance floors. Mikaya has performed with David Starfire, The Human Experience, Ean Golden, Erothyme and DJ Dragonfly at venues like Beloved Festival, Burning Man, Dance Church Maui, Asheville Movement Collective, Mangala Yoga and Lumeria Maui.
He’s also an experienced sound healer and meditation instructor that plays the gong, Tibetan singing bowl, Native American flute, N’goni, hand drum, and other sacred sound healing instruments.
For 18 years Mikaya has offered expert branding+marketing consulting services working with global advertising agencies, non-profits organizations, and software start-up companies. He’s worked full-time, freelanced, and started his own businesses and events.
He’s currently looking to up level his creativity and vision as he launches new event offerings and trainings in Asheville, NC and beyond.
If you’re interested in booking Mikaya for a conscious dance event, sound healing or looking to hire him for marketing consulting services, please drop him an email.
At the age of nine my mother encouraged me to practice what she saw as my natural gift to channel energy by working on her mother, Baaba, who lived with us in Japan for two years.
Several times a week, I stood in front of my grandmother while she sat on her bed, placing my hands on her eyes and softly toning to her. She sat peacefully in front of me and received my delicate touch, using a channeling technique no one had ever taught me, but that somehow I had always understood.
We did these session several times a week for two years. Although my grandmother's eyesight didn't return, the healing went to other emotionally blocked areas as the tears would flow down her face in steady streams.
Baaba was letting go of the pain of living through worn torn Japan during WWII, losing her beloved husband to Parkinson's disease, and later her eyesight to retinitis-pigmentosa.
When we finished she would thank me, give me a delicate hug and kiss me on the forehead. We often cried together silently after our sessions as she held my hands.
In 2005, my mother gifted me my first Tibetan Singing Bowl and I began offering private sessions to people while deepening my healing practice. In 2016, I went a step further to India to study sound healing, yoga, and mediation in the Himalayan mountains.
As my practice has developed I've expanded my offering from one-on-one sessions to include group sound bath sessions.
Sessions use the Paiste Gong brand, one of the finest contemporary gong makers. Its vast mystic sound aids in clearing away physical and emotional stagnation and deepening one's awareness.
These bowls were made by a small village in Nepal and range in size from 4" to 30" in size, with clear overtones. They are played either on or around the body either one-by-one or together.
This instrument comes from India and works using a system of bellows. It is similar to a harmonium and provides a drone sound that can be harmonized with during chanting and toning.