Ivanna Swanson was released in prophetic worship of the Lord through movement in 1998 at a worship arts conference in Florida. Since then she has been dancing individually, in groups, in teams, and in partnership with other dance ministers at churches and conferences. Her desire is to see the body of Christ released in passionate worship to the Lord.
Articles of Worship
Since 2006 Ivanna has been called to create articles of worship as an extension of prophetic movement. She paints silk veils and teaches movement with silk. These articles are each painted for specific expressions of worship including Fire of God, River of Life, Blood of Jesus, God's Covenant, Healing Power, Glory of God and many others.
Ivanna has co-led several dance workshops; teaching dance as an expression of worship, the biblical basis and power of prophetic movement, integrating dance with existing worship teams, dance attire, moving with silk, and using movement as a mechanism of release.
A spiritual journey, involving many paths and false religions, led Ivanna through China, Tibet, and Nepal in 1994. Ivanna was drawn to and received a testimony from a woman who was worshiping with her hands on an airplane. Shortly thereafter she gave her life to the Lord and was baptized in the Holy Spirit at the same moment.
Ivanna grew up in Brazil where she studied ballet and jazz at the Palacio das Artes school of dance and Mauricio Tobias school of dance in Belo Horizonte. She moved to Minnesota in 1996 where she currently resides with her husband and three children. Ivanna is a member of The House Church in Burnsville, Mn, where she leads a dance ministry group.
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A word I received from The Lord:
"As the rain and the snow come down from heaven and do not return there but water the earth, making so that the seed will sprout and grow out of the ground. So shall be with every word that goes out of my mouth... ( Isaiah 55:10-11)
It shall be with every movement I ordain by my Spirit. Every dance that is birthed out of my heart is a declaration, as my word is. It's a word put into motion, that shall not return to me void, but it shall succeed in the thing for which I sent it."
Prophetic dance are God's movements inspired by His Spirit. It ought to be the heart of every Dance Ministry that is dedicated to further God's kingdom on earth.
It's about lining ourselves up with the Spirit of God and in Holy surrender moving to the rhythm of Heaven, allowing Heaven to touch earth.
Hand Painted Silk Veils And Scarves