Arawana's work has taken her around the globe, sharing Social Presencing Theater, Meditation, 4D Mapping, and numerous other social practices designed to enrich communication and ethical living


Social Presencing Theater Basics

Social Presencing Theater Basics. This is a two day in person course that introduces participants to the Social Presencing Theater practices. Watch a version of this done in Italy a few years ago. 

Continuing Social Presencing Theater

Continuing Social Presencing Theater deepens understanding of the practices and focuses on design and application of practices within specific contexts and settings. Workshops are available that focus on The Village practice using Aesthetic Language Cards.

4-D Mapping

A Social Presencing Theater team offers 4-D Mapping (systems mapping) to clients either in person or remotely.

SPT Advanced Training

Arawana, Manish Srivastava, Angela Baldini and guest faculty offer a year-long training that includes individual mentoring and projects.

Social Art Residencies

Arawana offers 3 to 10 day Social Art Residencies either in the Hudson Valley, New York or in specific locations, in which participants create short performances based on sensing interviews. These are presented to spark innovation conversations in communities. 

Meditation and Dharma Art

Genuine art—dharma art—is simply "the activity of nonaggression" as a quote by the Tibetan meditation teacher, Chogyam Trungpa. These courses invite us to deepen our connection between a contemplative practice and the creative process. We explore how this artistic journey gives birth to nonaggressive activity and expression that can be a powerful force in the transformation of society.

Open Programs

Check Arawana's schedule for the upcoming months


 Open programs 

Dec 2022

Dec 27, 2022 - Jan 02, 2023
Snow Lion Winter Meditation Retreat

With Gaylon Ferguson
Sky Lake
Rosendale, NY, US
More info here
Register here

Jan 2023

Jan 13-15
Art of Making a True Move
Social Presencing Theater Basics

With Manish Srivastava and Angela Baldini
More info here

Jan 27-28
Curiosity, Courage, and Compassion

An exploration for the BIPOC community of racial experience through Social Presencing Theater
Online gathering with Nicole Taylor and Grace Shim
More info here

Feb 2023

Feb 10-12, 2023 | Online
Authenticity and Presence

Social Presencing Theater Basics
With Laura Pastorini
More info here

Mar 2023

Mar 16-17, 2023 | Online
Art of Making a True Move
Social Presencing Theater Basics

With Manish Srivastava and Crystal Huang
For Asia-Pacific time zone
More info soon


Meditation Retreats

Dec 27, 2022 - Jan 2, 2023
Snow Lion Winter Meditation Retreat
With Arawana Hayashi and Gaylon Ferguson
Know more

Dharma Art

Dec 02, 2022
Dharma Art online

9:30-11:30 ET
More info here
Registrations here

Mar 3, 2023
Dharma Art online

9:30-11:30 ET
More info here


There are no open Residencies at the moment but check some of the recent past Residencies:


The Making of a
Theater of Social Art

Yucatan Peninsula | 2020

Social Art Residency

Yucatan Peninsula | 2019

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