JourneyDance with Lana


“To dance is to be out of yourself. Larger, more beautiful, more powerful. This is power, it is glory on earth and it is yours for the taking.” ~Agnes De Mille


“In a downright paralyzing world of analyzing, Toni’s JourneyDance connects the mind, body and heart, helping us to move, express and dance with the power of our emotions.  Toni teaches us to dance with the journey of life.”
— Sierra Bender, Boot Camp for Goddesses™ and
author of “Goddess to the Core”.

This post is dedicated to the transformational experience of JourneyDance~*~*~*

What is JourneyDance™?

“JourneyDance is a grooving celebration that will have you loving your body and loving your life! Weaving simple, guided movement sequences and free exploration, JourneyDance reconnects you with your innate state of joyous well-being. Your mind becomes clear, free, and positive, and your body feels supple, energized, and powerful. Practiced to inspiring world music, your dance is an empowering journey to self-acceptance and transformation.

What happens during a JourneyDance™?

JourneyDance™ moves us through deep, personal exploration into a loving, intimate relationship with body, mind, and source energy.  This sensual and exhilarating union of dance, visualization, and ritual calls us to get funky and divine!

In a Shamanic style, we are carried through an intentional and seamless flow of simple movement sequences and free expression. We are led with exuberance and compassion to a place of authentic communication with our creative spirit, where we discover our hearts’ desires.

We embody our physical temple, unleashing animal energies from within as we ground ourselves.  We explore our inner realms, delving and diving into our ocean of emotion. We connect with our inner shaman creator to burn the mind’s clogging clutter and make space for the abundance of joy that is available to us. As we create this powerful ritual together, we liberate old cellular memories, cleanse the body and mind with sweat and breath, and elevate our vibration.

We open to the joy of life. We are the Prayer: our body, our movement, our breath.  We are the Goddess: our passion, our emotions, our sensual heart.  We are the Warrior: our power, our intentions, our life’s journey.

JourneyDance™ is a transformational experience that does not require any previous movement or dance experience. Travel this sacred and provocative journey, feel bliss, and express ourselves as soul.”

Lana may be properly portrayed as a “citizen of the world.” Through her travels in each hemisphere of the globe, she has embraced the beauty of diverse cultures and offers to her students what she has found to be the divine knowing of oneness that we are. Lana began her life of dance at age three, and although formal dance forms have only made brief appearances in the recent years, she continues to express herself though movement. In late 2008, Lana was certified Madhyama Yoga Skisha through the Yoga Institute of Mumbai, in Mumbai, India. In 2009, Lana completed her 200hr Kripalu Yoga Teacher training. A fusion of Belly dancing, Ballet, Jazz, Salsa, Jivamukti Yoga, Ashtanga, Yin, Prana Flow, Kripalu, Thai Massage, love, bliss, prayer and warm tinglies…are the melangé of Lana’s practices that are guaranteed to get your body moving!

This is a (cyber) space that is open to anyone and everyone who has experienced JourneyDance with me!  Please contact me if you would like to add to this post, or you can just comment below.  This is a space for you to explore and express the divine creative thoughts, desires, depths and AWAKENING you have come to find through your dance.  Infinite Gratitude and Love,    Lana

“I really enjoyed Friday’s class at Live in Joy Yoga studio. […]  I really did not know what to expect, but I trusted the experience  and it proved to be wonderful.  I loved the free movement dancing and flowing.  I do Shamanic work, so talking to and working with our inner Shaman was spectacular.  Your enthusiasm and energies are delightful.  My body felt flexible and happy for days afterwards.  I hope to participate again.” -Pamela Falciani, CRM

“Thank you so much for that wonderful experience last Friday night.  I wasn’t sure what to expect that night and I was so surprised at how I felt afterwards.  Somehow during the journey dance a huge burst of creativity was unleashed from inside of me and it carried over to my kids yoga class that I teach.  It also helped in releasing some fears that have held me back from things.” –Carole Rossi Kaznicki RYT

“I didn’t know how you were going to get us moving.  I thought you were going to get us to stand up and explain how to move-then we would just try to follow-yet it would be a struggle!  …Then, we were moving!  I didn’t realize we were moving until I opened my eyes and noticed that we were all dancing.  Somehow, you had a room with women who did not know each other, not knowing what to expect and somewhat reserved-who wouldn’t normally be into dancing and expressing themselves in this particular way; but you got us all moving and into it!” –Janet Watkins, RYT, CRM  Co-Founder of Live in Joy Yoga & Wellness

“Thank you for sharing your gifts – the Journey Dance was challenging for me in that it is difficult for me to be intimate with others – let alone strangers.  Very helpful for the healing I am seeking right now for personal issues.  A Journey Dance Through Time – would be somewhat appropriate in explaining that you bring us through the very beginning, to growth, to healing, to rejuvenation, and onward as whole.  To personally share – the healing portion of the dance touched me so deeply it brought tears to my eyes.  I am still absorbing the benefits of this unique experience.  You are a vibrant light – continue on . . . you’ll touch many. . . you are an inspiration!  Hope to see you again – warm energy radiates from you.”Pam W.


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4 Responses to JourneyDance with Lana

  1. libramoon says:

    I hope you don’t mind that I sent this post to the Healing Dance Network

  2. Kirsten says:

    Journey dance was a huge release for me!! I had no idea what the class was going to be like and before I could even think about what it was like, I WAS the class, the dance, the energy, the flow, the utter beauty of just….letting go….
    Thank you, Lana, for coming back to Madtown and sharing this great experience with us!!! 🙂

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  4. bob hume says:

    Lana: really enjoyed the JourneyDance with you leading. I felt expansion in feeling my heart, my worth and my ability to manifest. Pretty great, eh. Bob

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