Devyn Emory
Space Grant 2010/2011

devynn emory is a choreographer/dance artist, dual licensed bodyworker, ritual guide, medium and registered nurse- practicing in the fields of acute/critical care, hospice, COVID and integrative health in NYC. emory’s performance company devynnemory/beastproductions finds the intersection of these fields, walking the edges of thresholds- drawing from their multiple in-between states of being, holding space for liminal bodies bridging multiple planes of transition while finding reciprocity practice as a constant decolonial pathway. they are currently working on and touring a multi-media performance trilogy centering medical mannequins holding the wisdom of end of life experiences. born on Lenape Land, emory is a reconnecting descendent of mixed Lenape/Blackfoot/settler ancestry. they live on Lenape Munsee and Canarsee land (Brooklyn NY).

my performance work is built on formal dance training embedding mathematical and mapped scores to support bodies bleeding human truths, opening peep holes and revelations for collective performers and audiences. please see CV for previous and upcoming performances, lectures, workshops.

i am state board licensed massage therapist in PA and NY with dual degrees in medical massage and bodywork. i hold a yin yoga certification and am a reiki 4 practitioner. most importantly- i have countless spiritual mentors to thank for their teachings outside of institutions, lineage that cannot be credentialed. my private practice sage-massage founded in 2002 provides a ‘safer space’ that is trauma informed and welcomes the LGBTQIA2S+ community and allies. specialties include acute and chronic musical-skeletal injuries, post operative scar tissue release for the transgender community, binding and tucking pain, pre and post operative care, pre and post natal care, deep tissue, reiki, thai massgae, reflexology, tui na, cranio-sacral therapy, acupressure, shiatsu and swedish. trauma support, grief work and spiritual guidance may come through during hands on sessions. we can decide together if you’d like to further your care with channeled counseling. sage blends modalities to offer a session unique to the client’s needs that day.

i am a registered nurse with a background in acute and critical care, covid, and am a board licensed holistic nurse currently working as a holistic nurse treating patients, families and staff at the bedside in a major NYC hospital.

i have been in deep spiritual service and practice since i was young, and have followed the lineages of my indigeneity and land based spiritual teachings passed down from teachers and guides. this work is in connection with our ancestors, Spirit and in right relation with the earth. i offer channelled counseling in connection to Spirit and instruction for individuals to create ritual on their own or in collaboration under my guidance in support of a threshold. this work is collaborative between you (or you and others), me and Spirit. i also offer individual and group ritual and ceremony (weddings, baby blessings, name changes, gender transitions, diagnosis integration, breakups, deaths, career changes, menstruation and hormone bridges) *please connect with me to discuss current COVID-19 safe offerings.

it is a pleasure to continue to offer workshops, lectures and consultations on end of life care, transgender inclusivity in the workplace, somatic writing and land based attuning meditations, or join universities, museums and galleries to discuss my work in the intersections of performance, nursing, bodywork and ceremony. please reach me at devynnemory@gmail.com

Website: https://www.devynnemory.com/