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Mary Ellen is a certified JourneyDance™ Facilitator in New England.  She hosts various events each month, please use the contact information to the right to find out about events she is hosting.


About three years ago, I visited Kripalu for a Rest & Relaxation weekend with a dear friend. The founder of JourneyDance, Toni Bergins, was offering an amazing dance where close to 100 people were joyfully moving to incredible soul-stirring music. It was through this dance that I got a glimpse into the healing power of JourneyDance! JourneyDance invited me to commune with myself in a way that I had never done before. It was healing, joyful, and truly transformative. I was immediately hooked, and I still can't get enough of it! In my classes, my goal is to provide a sacred space to encourage transformative healing, fun, and joy. I invite magical souls from all walks-of-life to move closer to their own heart, body, and spirit. Once dancers feel more love, joy, and aliveness within themselves, it not only benefits the individual, but it overflows into the world as well!





icon-email  jdwithmaryellen@gmail.com


icon-facebook    Mary Ellen Schroder


icon-phone  203-308-1158





I have adored dancing all of my life! I feel free, alive, and most myself when I'm deeply immersed in the creative expression of dance. To feel the beat and have music move through me as I dance releases tension, clears my head, and brings me back to myself. I am an ordained Interfaith/Interspiritual Minister, and I also have a Masters Degree in Teaching. This, along with my passion for JourneyDance, created a perfect foundation to broaden my own horizons and share this incredible experience with people of all different shapes, sizes, and ages from around the world!

JourneyDance is a powerful way to commune with oneself. It also offers an opportunity to explore our own personal understanding of the Source of Life and move closer to our whispers of truth, wisdom, and authenticity through dance. The beauty of JourneyDance is that it allows creative, personal, individual expression -- it’s impossible to do it wrong because it comes from your own exquisite divinity and energy! Simply let yourself go, set yourself free, and allow a deeper connection with your unique and stunning essence!

My hope and prayer is to continually grow personally and spiritually. Part of that includes inviting others (and myself) to move towards a more alive, joyful, and flourishing relationship with self and Source through dance. I believe that doing so will cultivate aliveness, love, and healing that can profoundly affect our lives, relationships, and ultimately overflow into the world.


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Praise for Toni

What energy!  What fun!  What utter bliss!  Toni's work energizes and connects me to Self with a capital "S."

Amy Weintraub, Life Force Yoga, Yoga For Depression.