MogaDao: Sacred Somatics & 

Queer Ontologies

MogaDao is a queer, multivalent practice tradition and an intersection of somatic, socioerotic, and sociopolitical exploration and inquiry. “Queer" in our usage denotes a conscious and comprehensive undermining of institutions of sociopolitical normativity. We are a safe and profound training ground for individuals who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, intersex, transexual or transgender, asexual, gender non-conforming, or as queer consociates, namely individuals who are authentically called to surround themselves with queer consciousness in order to effect their own liberation through the undoing of cultural conditioning.

We understand that the matters of MogaDao’s Ethea—trauma and human fragility, the mythopoetics of the psyche, gender and identity, ritual and spirituality, Depth Sexuality, and the cross-section between spirituality and sociopolitical engagement—do not exist in and of themselves, but rather within the inalienable context of a horrifically biased history which distorts these very inquiries, unless that history and its distortions constitutes the foundational perspective upon the inquiry itself.

The tradition comprises academic studies in queer ontologies, original forms of mythopoetic and archetypal qigong, spiritualized yoga asana, and somatic meditation. The practices, or “techne,” as they are called (harkening back etymologically to the notion of practice as art) are supported by the emergent philosophy of Post-Daoism, originated by Zhenevere Sophia Dao. Post-Daoism combines inheritances of Western Depth Psychology with Eastern philosophical foundations, reinterpreting the former and extending and elaborating upon the latter toward a "justified ontology," or the affirmation of life. 

About Zhenevere Sophia Dao

Zhenevere (Zhen) Dao is the founder of the MogaDao practice tradition, the philosophy of Post-Daoism, and SACRA: Immanence Theater Company, which is the philosophical-spiritual-theatrical cross section of the work of Immanence Theater. A transgender woman, Zhen Dao is a choreographer, poet, playwright, novelist, and a master innovator in the fields of qigong, yoga, meditation, sexuality studies, and performance philosophy and practice. She lives in a small cabin deep in the Jemez Mountains of New Mexico, and in Santa Fe, New Mexico, where she teaches classes at the MogaDao Institute. To learn more about the tradition of MogaDao and its founder, Zhen Dao, visit her website www.mogadaoinstitute.com

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