photo by Benny Oscar

Jana Lynne (JL) Umipig

Jana Lynne (JL) Umipig is a multidisciplinary artist, educator, healer and activist who seeks to elevate narratives of re-membering self as a reflection of her own life's journey toward decolonizing, re-indigenizing and humanizing self.

JL has continually witnessed and produced work that speaks to upliftment of the human spirit. Her training is rooted in classical and physical theatre work as she received her formal training at New York University, The Claire Trevor School of the Arts at The University of California, Irvine and The Accademia Dell' Arte in Arrezzo, Italy. Much of her career has been heavily rooted in collaborative based, applied and experimental theatre that focuses on human rights advocacy, art therapy/ healing connected to the development of her work around "For the Movement Theatre" and "Theatre as Spiritual Practice." She is also the Creator of "The Journey of a Brown Girl" that toured nationally and internationally as a Theatre Experience that invited audiences to witness the human being through the eyes of a Philipina.

She has traveled to communities throughout the world sharing her cultivated knowledge of processes that activate and support self and community healing and empowerment.  Particularly, JL has committed herself to bringing the presence of her ancestors from the Philippine diaspora into every space, with cultural teachings and practices being implemented in all of her work.

She is a core member of The Center for Babaylan Studies,  an Inner Dance facilitator, and founder of Butikaryo mga Babae, which creates sacred space for Pinay Womxn Healers seeking to learn and remember healing practice and knowledge connected to our ancestral traditions.

Past Classes & Events

Movement Research at the Judson Church

May 07, 2018
performance