What we're about
Joy teaches JourneyDance and Yoga classes....please check out her full schedule here:
movement classes (http://joylynnokoye.com/pages/journeydance-events)
''We are Brave and we are courageous every time our precious feet touch the dance floor (mat). Our sacred stories of who we are and who we are becoming breathe and expand through each movement. Each dance (movement) becomes a living testimony of our divine beauty. We remember who we are. All are welcome here. This is your invitation." -Joy Okoye
It is well established that yoga, dance, and movement may influence healing, change our bodies, and affect our emotional well-being.
What's JourneyDance? JourneyDance™ is "free dance" with an inner purpose -- a loosely led flow that is about finding and exploring your own individual dance. The "journey" takes you through various energetic centers in the body as you release your baggage, connect with your heart and celebrate your life. Absolutely no coordination nor flexibility nor dance experience required-- this is decidedly accessible to anyone who is interested in movement and/or inner exploration and celebration.
JourneyDance™ moves us through deep, personal exploration into a loving, intimate relationship with body, mind, and source energy. This sensual and exhilarating union of dance, visualization, and ritual calls us to get funky and divine!
In a Shamanic style, we are carried through an intentional and seamless flow of simple movement sequences and free expression. We are led with exuberance and compassion to a place of authentic communication with our creative spirit, where we discover our hearts’ desires.
We embody our physical temple. We explore our inner realms. We connect with our inner shaman creator to burn the mind’s clogging clutter and make space for the abundance of joy that is available to us. As we create this powerful ritual together-in community-we liberate old cellular memories, cleanse the body and mind with sweat and breath, and elevate our vibration.
We open to the JOY of life.
We are the PRAYER: our body, our movement, our breath.
We are the GODDESS: our passion, our emotions, our sensual heart.
We are the WARRIOR: our power, our intentions, our life’s journey.
JourneyDance™ is a transformational experience that does not require any previous movement or dance experience. Travel this sacred and provocative journey, feel bliss, and express ourselves as soul.
As a Holistic Health Coach, Integral Yoga teacher, and JourneyDance™ Facilitator, I incorporate body respecting/loving/trusting principles into all of my work. My purpose on the dance floor and the yoga mat is to invite others to listen to their inner wisdom, their hearts' desires, and their souls' yearnings while letting the breath, movements, and MUSIC guide one into that sacred realm. I believe that the surest path to a healthy lifestyle is through Embracing your story, Embodying your present moment, and Empowering yourself. All are welcome, let's journey together....