An Evening Concert and Dance
for the Hakomi Community and Friends

General Information

Please join us for a special evening for the Hakomi community and friends.  The evening will include time to connect with friends, live music by Hakomi musicians and a lively dance jam. 

Our talented musicians include Kathleen Dunbar and Green and Root (Anna Muscoe and Green Huse). CDs released by both groups will be available for sale at the concert. 

The event is open to the general Hakomi community and their friends. 


Date: Saturday, September 6, 2014

Doors open, time to schmooze with friends 
      7:30: Green and Root
      8:15: Break
      8:30: Kathleen Dunbar
      9:15-10:15: Dance Jam

Location: Rudramandir, Berkeley, CA

Cost: If registred by 9/4: $10 (click on the "Register" button at bottom).
At the door: $15. CASH ONLY (sorry no credit cards or checks). All proceeds go to the musicians. 

To Register: Click on the Register button at the bottom of this article.  

Final Date to Register: September 4, 2014

More Information: Contact Hakomi Insitute of California at (415) 839-6788 or email

The Musicians

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As any gardener can avow, where there’s green, there's a root. The two compliment each other, nourishing one another and bringing forth an abundance of fruit and seed. The same can be said for the creative harvest of recording artists Green and Root.

Green and Root introduced their honest, insightful and soul feeding music with their debut CD "Down That Road." Branching out from the work of their musical influences while immersed in the fertile soil of the San Francisco Bay Area, Green and Root wrote songs that bridge compelling yet competing themes: cancer and sustainability, home and overdevelopment, growing up and staying innocent, conformity and diversity, old fashioned love and internalized hatred.

Green grew up in the big city of Los Angeles. Singing and playing guitar and piano were the ways that she learned to express herself early on. She became a Landscape Painter in college, which helped her to realize she needed to get away from the city. She moved into a solitary one room cabin in the Oregon backcountry and learned to live very close to the land, hauling water, chopping wood, growing vegetables and making music to her hearts content. That’s when the songs began to come. She moved back to the city with dreams of becoming a recording artist, while she worked as an urban gardener to keep her hands in the earth.

Root grew up in a big family in western Pennsylvania singing Irish folk songs with the her clan… the best ones made everybody cry. At heart, she is a philosopher. She set out from dreary Pittsburgh one summer on her motorcycle with some camping gear and a guitar. A swirl of events ensued which landed her in the Bay Area amidst a budding musical community. She and Green recognized their soul connection from the moment they met. With a big heart, her soft alto voice and saddlebags overflowing with philosophy, story and song, she brings down home warmth to the duo.

They are very excited to bring their latest creation, "Rise," to the stage and to press. "Rise" reaches a new sophistication of song writing leaning into themes of vulnerability, lovability, motherhood and intrigue. Transforming their experience into moving melodies, memorable harmonies and rhythm, Green and Root hope to lift their listeners into a healing journey through the adventures of our unified heart.

Visit Green & Root at the following: sample songs | website | facebook



Kathleen Dunbar & The Better Devils

Kathleen Dunbar, MFT, began studying Hakomi in 1994 and became a Certified Hakomi Therapist in 2004. She is passionate for all things Hakomi which she uses in her client work, supervising and her life in general! —“The Hakomi lineage is with me wherever I go!” Kathleen is a licensed therapist with a private practice in San Francisco (

In addition to offering Hakomi to her clients for over seventeen years, Kathleen is also a poet and a singer-songwriter. She will be performing at the Hakomi concert on September 6 along with her band, The Better Devils. Her performance is a blend of rootsy, humorous, and spellbinding storytelling about tragedy and redemption. Kathleen's original song compositions in the Americana tradition take you on a musical journey into the darkness of the heart, love, betrayal, steamy romance, and the transformation of the spirit after passing through the flames.

The Music: Bluesy, Rootsy, Americana.  
Great Songs. Wonderful Storytelling.

Kathleen will be performing songs from her first two CDs as well as her upcoming CD Liars, Cutthroats and Dames, all produced by multi-instrumentalist and recently touring guitarist for Mickey Hart, Gawain Mathews. Kathleen has delighted audiences at Peri’s, The Uptown, Underground SF, Mutiny Radio and numerous local house concerts.


“With her recent CD, The Storm in Our Head, Kathleen Dunbar and her literally amazing band of talented Devils, achieves a rare and utterly unique blend of musical and lyrical symmetry. Highly recommended!”—Russell David 

The Storm in Our Head has just renewed my appreciation for story-telling songs. The genres mix beautifully to form a potent eye of the ‘storm’ to which you'll gladly be swept.”—Music Emissions

“Kathleen has a gorgeous voice! People compare her to Joni Mitchell.”—Elliot Schneider/GrokRock/ChestnutRadio

The Better Devils, Kathleen’s band at Rudramandir, are:

Stevie Gurr on guitar. Stevie is a seasoned road and studio veteran having worked with Dr. John, Elvin Bishop, Otis Clay, Don Henley, and Zigaboo Modeliste of the legendary Meters.

Paul Olguin on bass. Paul’s recording highlights include Mazzy Star, Maria Muldaur and Shana Morrison. Performances both at home and on the road include Bob Weir, Elvin Bishop, Huey Lewis. 

Jon Arkin on drums. Jon Arkin leads his own groups, is busy as in in-demand player with many notable local, national and international artists, and has an active recording schedule as a studio musician. Folks he’s performed or recorded with include Ian Carey, Spencer Day, Rachel Efron, Gene Perla.

Kathleen says: My latest album is now on Pandora! I’d love you to hear me live! Come on down!

Visit Kathleen Dunbar at the following:  sample songs | website | pandora | facebook | youtube