Get out of your mind and
into your body!
This is the “journey” in JourneyDance. The greatest challenges of modern life come from living in our heads, dominated by our
thoughts…... but 10 years of dancing have convinced me that everything we need to thrive we'll find by coming home to our body.
Freedom, self expression, grounding, acceptance, sensuality, release, emotional well-being, peace, joy – these are the gifts that are
waiting for you when you step back in to your body, and begin to inhabit every inch of your life.
JourneyDance™ is a dynamic conscious dance form that combines freestyle and structured movement to inspire you to get out of your mind and into your body. It moves us through deep, personal exploration into a loving, intimate relationship with body, mind and energy.
Based on the chakras, the JourneyDance Flow™ leads us on a ritual journey of physical and emotional transformation. Through breath, sweat and expression, you gain a palpable experience of yourself as pure powerful energy.
I enjoyed JourneyDance so much. You guided us so beautifully and I felt so comfortable, safe and free to practice the flow of being in my body. What a lovely group of women. - Linda
Thank you for offering up your wonderful sessions. I came in not having eaten and depleted and
visiting rehab all day. And left optimistic and energized. - Anne Marie
I've learned that my body knows exactly how to move to release whatever needs releasing, to enliven my energy, to get unstuck, and to turn on my happy button! All I need to do is show up, and turn on the music!
Here is an excerpt from a wonderful blog post ,written by a participant, that still makes me smile to this day:
On my way to do something called Journey Dance last night.....
When I arrived , I parked and then sat in my car for a few minutes, watching some other women get out of their cars and hug each other, wearing flowy-looking yoga clothes. I had on jeans and a leather jacket and the cowboy boots I bought for $30 in Phoenix. I debated. I could just go home. I was tired. I didn’t know anyone there. I wasn’t dressed for it. The drive had been nice. Maybe that was enough.But I got out of the car, crossed School Street and entered the studio. I took off my boots and made the first of a few self-conscious comments about my jeans, wishing I had on more movable clothes. But I relaxed pretty much as soon as I was barefoot on the smooth, hardwood floor. I had no idea really what I was in for, but it turned out to be an evening of sweating and shaking it out and connection through eyes and hearts and bodies and some tears and some laughing. There was earth, there was water, there was the fire in my belly, and a fuchsia scarf that reconnected me with the genie who is me who came out of my body nearly two years ago now and fiercely refused further confinement. There was a healing dance and a prayer dance and some raucous, soul-train-style hip-bumping and booty-shaking. There was the purring of cats rubbing heads. There was binding and releasing, sweep and reach and flow.
And there was that magic that happens when women gather, when the music goes up and the mind is overtaken by the body, when judgment and resistance are replaced by openness, risk-taking, and movement. I tucked my sweater up and under my bra and forgot all about my jeans, my hair wild, falling in my eyes. .......
.And then I drove home in the dark, glad for having said yes, reminded that sometimes you have to get out of your element in order to get into your element.