JourneyDance with Kelly Thomke

ED_JourneyDance-KellyThomke_0917Quakertown’s Kelly Thomke is a certified JourneyDance facilitator, trained by its creator, Toni Bergins. The dance form is a departure from kinetic or yogic dance and seeks to cleanse and heal the mind, body, soul and spirit through freestyle movement. Set to inspiring world music, JourneyDance participants move barefoot and with eyes closed as they let go and become transformed.

You have been facilitating JourneyDance for several years. How does it feel different now compared to when you started?
Now, it’s a richer and juicier dance, and it’s always fulfilling. Also, it’s not as scary as it used to be. It’s still so wonderful for me to see others open up during the dance and work through whatever they might be going through.

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JourneyDance: A Conversation with Kelly Thomke

Kelly ThomkeWhat was your first experience with JourneyDance?

I was a stay-at-home mom who, like many others, tended to put the needs of the family before my own. But I saw JourneyDance in a Kripalu catalog, and it called to me. I drove up to Kripalu Center in Stockbridge, Massachusetts, and took a weeklong training of this movement called JourneyDance with Toni Bergins.
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