Earthdance Retreat Teachers




Against the Stream 2013 Earthdance Retreat – Teachers


Noah Levine, author of Dharma Punx , Against the Stream, and The Heart of the Revolution is a Buddhist teacher, author and counselor. He was trained to teach by Jack Kornfield of Spirit Rock Meditation Center in Woodacre, CA. He is the founding teacher of Against the Stream Buddhist Meditation Society, with a center in Los Angeles and over 20 affiliated groups around North America. He teaches meditation classes, workshops and retreats internationally. Noah holds a Masters degree in counseling psychology.


Pablo Das is empowered to teach Vipassana meditation and Buddha Dharma by the Against the Stream Buddhist Meditation Society founder Noah Levine. He teaches regularly at A.T.S. centers in Los Angeles and at various A.T.S. groups and in retreat settings nationwide. Professionally, he works as a mindfulness based wellness, nutrition and recovery coach integrating mindfulness practices and Buddhist principles in his private “in person” (and phone based) counseling work. He is a board member and presenter for the Buddhist Recovery Network which exists to explore the role of Buddhism in liberation from addiction and dependency. Pablo is an advocate for a Gay Lesbian Bisexual Transgender and “other identified” voice in american Buddhism and runs an LGBT group at the ATS center. He works in suicide prevention in the LGBTQ youth population. Finally, Pablo is a Buddhism inspired indie-folk (antifolk) musician who tours nationally and can be found transforming monotonous Buddhist chants into indie rock retreat hits.



Josh Korda has been meditating for over two decades and began his studies in Theravada Buddhism in 1996. He has been the teacher at New York Dharmapunx since 2005, and at the Monday night Brooklyn Dharma class. For the last three years Josh has been a visiting teacher at, a non-profit organization that trains hospice volunteers, and gives talks at Meditate New York.  Having taught at, Josh has volunteered for many years as an attendant at their retreats. Josh received his initial teacher training with Noah Levine, and has had the honor to study with countless other spiritual practitioners, including  Ajahns Geoff, Sucitto, Amaro, Brahm, Vajiro, Sharon Salzberg and Tara Brach to name a few. All of Josh’s dharma talks can be found at, which is followed by a large online community.

Lucia Rose Horan was born into the family of the 5Rhythms® and has been dancing with Gabrielle Roth and her brother Jonathan Horan throughout her life. Lucia was raised in the community of Esalen® Institute, in Big Sur, CA. She was certified to teach the 5Rhythms in 1997 at the age of twenty-one. Over the last 14 years Lucia has taught all over the world. She is recognized as an international teacher of the 5Rhythms® practice. Lucia is currently a resident of Manhattan, NY. She teaches for the Moving Center School NY at the Joffrey Ballet School, and One Arm Red Theater in Brooklyn. Lucia brings to her teaching practice a lifetime of experience with the 5Rhythms® as a way to move through the fabric of life’s experiences. She comes to the dance floor to share her love for the dance and faith in the practice.