Explore a session of embodied movement through the practice of JourneyDance. We will dance to seek our inner wisdom, connect in community, connect with the earth, and with the Source that created us into being. No dance experience is required, just an openness to move in your own unique way.
JourneyDance is not about learning steps, it’s about revealing, recovering, and re-discovering your natural intuitive movement. Activate your imagination and utilize diverse forms of freestyle improvisational dance to a soundtrack of inspiring world music, creating a barefoot ecstatic celebration of the human spirit.
- Through breath, sweat, and expression, you move and dance with what needs to be released and let it go Change the habits of your past and overlay new physical/emotional/neuro patterns
- Turn angst into art and feel a new passion for life
- Release judgment and shame, embrace our sensual souls
- Move into a new story of honest self-love, pronounced joy, and deep embodied presence
Come prepared to move and be moved. We practice with bare feet, so no special shoes are required.
- Wear clothes that are easy to move in, have a glass or bottle of water handy, if you have a scarf (the flowy kind), we will use them in the dance. If you don't have one, no worries.
- We will spend some time on the floor, so you might want a mat or a blanket to be on for comfort. Not essential.
- A chair is a nice option if you don't want to get down on the floor.
- Ideally be in a space that is separate/private from the rest of your house. The larger the space, the better but any space can work!
- If you have an external speaker that you can attach to your computer, that will help you hear the music better. Helpful but not necessary.
Sheilagh McGlynn has been leading JourneyDance sessions and workshops for 12 years. Here is a bit of her story:
I LOVE being able to offer this healing work to people. I love encountering a new group to JourneyDance and witnessing them transform through music, visualization, and play. Leaving a class, one of my participants said to me "I feel so good". That is what this work is about. We all deserve to feel that good. I believe it is possible for all of us. Since finding JourneyDance I am a stronger person both physically and emotionally. My relationships are healthier and have more tools to handle the things that life deals me. It is a place for me to feel connected to God and to community.
When Sheilagh isn’t leading JourneyDance, she is working as a Psychotherapist and as the Animator for Youth Ministries for the Anglican Church of Canada.