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My JourneyDance class is ever 2nd Sunday of the month @ 12:30pm - 2:30pm. Soulful Awakenings, 1700 Main St Lake Como, NJ
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Back in 1997 or 98 ( around then).. I visited Kripalu for the first time. When I was checking in, I heard this awesome beat and people laughing and it was coming from one of the rooms. It sounded so good and I felt this awesome energy coming out of it. I had to come in and check it out. What I found was all of these people dancing and moving and grooving. In the middle of this group of people was this beautiful woman shaking and dancing and motivating everyone. So I had to joined the class and I was blown away at how powerful it was. I wept and laughed and feel in love with everyone in the room. And that woman was so impressive. She was sweet yet powerful and made everyone in that room feel special.
So in 2014 I revisited Kirpalu and dam there she was again!! This woman with amazing energy, dancing and swaying and everyone was dancing, so I jumped in and had the best time. I was blown away again. I felt like I came home!! I never forgot this class or this “ crazy” beautiful woman because of how JourneyDance made me feel. This feeling had remained in my soul for 20yrs. Oh and this “beautiful” woman was Toni Bergins.
So, after the class, I was curious and asked Toni if there were any classes offered at the Jersey Shore. She said, “ Well I am training people how to teach this class, why don't you come to one of my trainings?"
Teach it?? What a concept I said to myself. What I didn’t mention here, is I was an Aerobics Instructor back in the 80’s and 90’s. I loved teaching, and I missed that feeling. So, I took her up on it and went to her training in New York in October 2014.
Well, Toni, made such an impression on me. She was so sweet, authentic, powerful, gentle, balanced, funny, intelligent, caring, helpful, patient oh and did I mention funny!!
Toni’s confidence and passion to heal and guide people to express themselves was admirable. I especially was impressed with her confidence, something I struggle with. Toni taught me to follow my passion, and not allow fear of not being accepted to stop me. I realized that by her having courage to express herself, she has freed hundreds of woman to find their "Inner Goddess"
I feel so honored to be part of Toni’s tribe, it has made me come to life again. My life was going great, but movement was missing. How awesome is it that because of Toni’s passion, and tenacity to pursue it, she gave me a piece of my life back, and for that I am forever grateful!
I have been in the Health and Fitness field since 1982. First as an Certified Personal Trainer/ Aerobics instructor. Currently I am a Licensed Massage/ CranioSacral Therapist since 1994. My practice is in Spring Lake NJ/ Vero Beach, Fla. I enjoy assisting my clients in healing their body through either CranioSacral Therapy or Therapeutic Massage and now with JourneyDance. I am married to an amazing supportive husband and have two adult children. I live 5 blocks from the beach, so, I love to walk the beach and collect special rocks and/or sea glass. I get enjoyment in picking out and admiring all the pretty rocks and glass I've collected. I also enjoy attending Crystal Bowl Meditation classes. Life is about finding what brings you peace and joy in all you do.