Barbara Dametto: Yoga Instructor, Sound Healer, Expressive Arts Practitioner
Helping People Cultivate Self-Awareness, Confidence and Creativity
to Live With Joy and Purpose.
"Nothing is more revealing than movement." ~ Martha Graham
JourneyDanceTM is a dynamic conscious dance form that combines freestyle and structured movement to inspire you to get out of your mind and into your body.
The JourneyDance Flow leads participants on a ritual journey of physical and emotional transformation. Through breath, sweat and expression, participants gain a palpable experience of themselves as pure powerful energy. In JourneyDance, we dance without mirrors to release judgement of ourselves and others.
JourneyDance is not about learning steps, it’s about revealing, recovering, and rediscovering our natural intuitive movement. We activate the imagination and utilize diverse forms of freestyle improvisational dance to a soundtrack of inspiring and diverse music, creating a barefoot ecstatic celebration of the human spirit.
photo credit/clothes- Sonja DenElzen, Zen Nomad
Presently, I offer monthly Conscious Dance Events in Guelph, Ontario on the 4th Friday of the month September to June.
They are offered at 42 Quebec Street- a beautiful dance studio (but presently on Zoom). All music playlists are assembled by myself and my dance partner Scott Krayenoff.
Check out my Guelph Conscious Dance Facebook Group page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/455503735663978
What is the Journey Dance Flow?
The Journey Dance flow is the sequence of 12 unique rhythms that are presented throughout the duration of the practice. Generally speaking, these themes start off slow and grounded and gradually become more dynamic and fast and then gradually return to a calmer more introspective approach to movement. The pre-recorded music is also arranged to accompany the flow and encourage participants to go deeply into their dance process and experience. Participants are gently guided and encouraged by the JD facilitator throughout the duration of the event.
We get out of our minds and into our bodies. We connect our total surface area with the floor. We release, surrender to the earth, and feel supported. Through the Embodiment Series, we drop deep, trust, and ground ourselves.
We delve into our sensual bodies, awakening the spine and enlivening the fluid body. We discover internal space and enjoy the pleasure of sensation.
We immerse into sensation, exploring new movement potential and taking pleasure in experimentation. We begin opening and flowing into space. Warming the fluids and joints, we open inner landscapes and expand our energies.
We dance our funky, playful self with partners and in community. We experience feelings of confidence and playfulness within, and we invite a vibration of joy. We make exhilarating connections and feel the music in our core.
We are moved and inspired by evocative music. We tell our story to the dance floor in a unique personal expression. Waves of emotion allow us to contact our feeling of nature. We express and release, diving into our ocean of emotion.
We are guided in a dance of shamanic ritual. We access to power through release, purge, and sweat. We clear our mind of negative self-talk. We investigate, release, seek, and find guidance by connecting with our inner shaman and our self-healer.
We make conscious of our desires. The music gives us inspiration. The power of the group movement magnifies the ritual experience with sound and energy, empowering our bodies and elevating our vibration.
Free expression of wild abandon! Let go & let loose, see & be seen! Celebrate your essence! Enhance your positive vibration after the deep release work and live your joy!
Personal, sensual, soft-eyes dance. We feel lusciousness of our bodies and manifest through movement. We bring our desires down into the body with intention, becoming creatively sensual and flowing with total freedom.
We take time to listen to our hearts mystery, to express what is held back. We shift deeper into listening, witnessing the heart's whispers. We come into alignment with our true essence through expressive movement.
You are the prayer, your body, your movement, your breath. We give our attention to the soul's Source presence. We become the moving prayer in connection to self, other, and divine love. We open to oneness.
We descend back into the support of the earth, melting into rest and rejuvenation. We settle into a state of expanded awareness, connection, and open intuition.
"And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music." - Friedrich Nietzsche
photo credit/clothes- Sonja DenElzen, Zen Nomad
“Dancing is not just getting up painlessly, like a leaf blown on the wind. Dancing is when you tear your heart out and rise out of your body to hang suspended between the worlds.” ~ Rumi