”I am seeking that dance which might be the divine expression of the human spirit through the medium of the body's movement.” - Isadora Duncan

Moving Meditation uses movement to help quiet the mind. Many of us have trouble with seated meditation because our minds start to wander quickly. Many meditative techniques require one to sit still and silent. But for most of us accumulated stress in our body mind makes that difficult. Before we can attempt to access our inner powerhouse of consciousness, we need to let go of our tensions.

I Am A Dance moving meditation is a physical and spiritual practice that connects mind, body, heart and spirit through expressive ritual movement and free style conscious dance. It is a movement which transcends dance; movement as the medicine, the meditation and the reflection of your life. It is a practice to become more aware and conscious of our true, genuine selves. It leads us from human-doing to the human-being.

Last 20 years I was taught by quite a few powerful teachers to understand nature of reality we live in. Many concepts of conscious creation/manifestation became my daily practices. My Intentions are to be in service and incorporate those teachings in moving meditation practice. To create a sacred space where people feel comfortable and free to express their genuine self; space for self-exploration, acceptance and open-hearted connections with community.

“Let the dance flow in its own way; don’t force it rather follow it; allow it to happen. It’s not a doing but a happening into mood of festivity. You are not doing something very serious; you are just playing, playing with your life energy, playing with your bioenergy, allowing it to move in its own way. Just like the wind blows and the river flows - you are flowing and blowing. Feel it and be playful. God has not created a world, it is his play.” - Osho

Current Events (see full calendar for more)

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Heart Centered New Year Eve Celebration

Where: The Unitarian Society of Ridgewood
113 Cottage Place, Ridgewood, NJ 07450
When: Monday, December 31, 8:00 PM - January 1st 1:00 AM
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"Power of the Gratitude"
Journey Dance and Tribal Celebration with Live music

Where: The Unitarian Society of Ridgewood
113 Cottage Place, Ridgewood, NJ 07450
When: Thursday, November 29th, 7-9:30 pm
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or go to FB and Meet Up
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“Being Yourself”

Where: The Body Image Boutique
96 East Allendale Road, Saddle River, New Jersey 07458
When: Sunday October 7th, 1:00 pm - 3:00pm
Register: Click Here
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My Story

Me
My life journey started in beautiful city Odessa, Ukraine. I immigrated to the USA in 1990 and it felt almost as beginning of a new life. It was a new life and a new adventure! My education and occupation always were in technical fields. I was a design engineer first and then changed my career to computer programing. I always had inquisitive mind and wanted to understand how the world I am living in works. I grew up in a very strict conventional environment with no religion, I was taught in a very materialistic school with no believes in anything other than material world. But since I was very little I somehow knew that it is not true. Something else beyond what we see should exist otherwise nothing makes sense. A lot of things didn’t make sense to me for a long time and I felt myself different from people surrounded me. I did what I supposed do to fit in. I got a good education, good job, got married but I wasn’t happy. I was searching for information to make sense of life. It was getting worse and worse until in 1996 my friend gave me a book “Seth Speaks” by Jane Roberts. That was such pivotal moment! At some point of reading “The Nature of Personal Reality” (Seth book) I felt a revelation. First time in all those years I was reading something that made complete sense to me! Nothing was the same after. I made many changes and follow the trails of “you create your reality” ideas. I read many books, participated in many workshops and met many very interesting and unusual people. I wanted to understand how life works. Why my life unfolded the way it did? Sometimes it seems to follow some design but who is a designer? How people, events or circumstances which affect me appear? Who am I? What happens beyond this life? I exposed myself to very diverse information and got some answers. My life got better and better, I encounter fewer challenges and when challenges happen they become less intense. I know that my journey is never over; it keeps me fascinated with mystery and magic of existence.

Isadora
Few years ago I start feeling that I need to make some changes in my life. I start questioning myself what I would like to do, what are my passions? I do like to discuss nature of existence and all kinds of spiritual topics and I would like to start sharing what I know. I didn’t want to become traditional life couch and tell people what to do. I don’t want to teach but facilitate learning and being in assistance for those who ask. I love dancing and wanted to become a dancer since I was 5 years old. It never happened and I considered it as an impossible dream. I am longing for deeper connection with people. All of this seemed like different directions until I found a Journey Dance. It has all I was looking for: dancing, spirituality and intimate connection. I was very excited and looked through all information on the website. Next step was to find classes and go there as often as I can. I could not find class close to me and here it was announcement for Toni Bergins (founder of the Journey Dance) workshop in NYC and fast training in Mexico, 2016. Yes! That’s what I want! I took both and what an amazing time I had in Mexico! It was 2 weeks of transformation, deep connection and total dance.
“What happens when you dance totally? The dancer disappears in a total dance. That's my definition of the total dance: the dancer disappears, dissolves; only the dancing remains. When there is only dancing and no dancer, this is the ultimate of meditation - the taste of nectar, bliss, God, truth, ecstasy, freedom, freedom from the ego, freedom from the doer.” - Osho, "Come, Come, Yet Again Come"

I am a JourneyDanceTM and Let Your Yoga Dance ® Certified Teacher and student of conscious movement practices such as 5Rhythms, Soul Motion , Azul and others.
I Am A Dance is an alchemy of conscious dance, spiritual awareness and freedom of self-expression.

For more information please watch videos bellow. Looking forward to see you on the dance floor!


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