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I WILL BE ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS JANUARY 2019. Please contact me directly for setting up a schedule: 609.977.2504

WINTER Schedule 
 
YOGA Class Descriptions:
 
Yoga for EveryBODY

Yoga for everyBODY is an accessible, comprehensive, balanced, body-positive yoga class. We move more slowly into and through each pose guided by our breath and awareness allowing for adjustments and inner reflection. In this gentle flowing fun and playful class, we tone and strengthen the body as well as the mind. We end with deep relaxation, breathwork, and guided meditation. Yoga props are well-used and loved tools in our class. All are welcome in this non-judgmental and inclusive yoga class regardless of fitness ability, size, gender or flexibility. Yoga for everyBODY is a healing, strengthening, and empowering class that affirms and celebrates life ‘as is.'

HATHA LAB/Level one Integral Yoga

 

A basic, full and comprehensive yoga class including work with yoga postures, yogic breathing, some of the yoga science of sound, a profound deep relaxation and some meditation. It is suitable for new students and seasoned practitioners, as well.

 

REPLENISH ( Light stretch + Yoga Nidra)

 

Light hatha with plenty of yummy stretches and a delightful Yogic Nap. Think of it as a little 'reboot' for your system midweek. 

 
YIN-RESTORE + Aromatherapy

Yin and Restorative Yoga postures interlaced with music and aromatherapy—each student will be guided to release deeply embedded fascia tensions and to surrender to the senses. Prepare to relax and rejuvenate your mind, body, and spirit in a gentle practice for beginners to advanced practitioners to learn how to surrender and simply be. 

The class typically involves only four to five poses, supported by props, first to explore Yin Yoga and then to completely relax ending ina restorative sequence. It is fine for all practitioners, and a very rich, satisfying yoga experience that can enhance the body's healing processes.

 

Locations and Schedule

 

@ Princeton Family YMCA | 59 Paul Robeson Place, Princeton, NJ 08540

Yoga for EveryBODY

Monday's 8:30 am-9:45 am
Wednesday's 8-9 am

 

@ Princeton Integral Yoga Community Center|  301 N Harrison St Building A, Suite 1E, Princeton, NJ 08540

Replenish (Light Stretch + Yoga Nidra)/ Tuesday's 5:30-6:30 pm and Wednesday's 4:30-5:15

Level 1/  Tuesday's 7- 8:30 pm and Wednesday's 5:45-7:15

YIN-Restore w/Aromatherapy/ Friday's 11:45-1:00 pm

 
JOURNEYDANCE SCHEDULE 

JourneyDance...Exploration in Movement.... A full-on conscious dance party for men and women! We will sweat ourselves free and come home to our body!!! Lots of world vibes and funky house music mixed in with neo-classical and more!!

Please spread the word about this- 'body positive', 'all are welcome to our heaven' dynamic conscious dance form that combines freestyle and structured movement to inspire you to get out of your mind and into your body. Join me as we turn our Angst into Art and get connected to our innate state of joy and bliss!!!

JourneyDance™ is not about learning steps, it’s about revealing, recovering and rediscovering your natural intuitive movement. We activate imagination and utilize diverse forms of freestyle improvisational dance, yoga, ritual, theater, and shamanism to a soundtrack of inspiring world music, creating a barefoot ecstatic celebration of the human spirit.

All are welcome at JourneyDance: no experience necessary...just the ability to breathe! All genders, all sizes, ages, races, spiritualities, sexual orientations...are welcome and celebrated!! it's a beautiful thing!!!

Send me an email if you have any questions: joyokoye@icloud.com


Princeton Integral Yoga Community Center 
301 N. Harrison Street, Building A, Suite 1E, Princeton, NJ 08540
 
Next JourneyDance JANUARY 12th!!

2nd Saturdays, 6pm- 7:30pm *$20 per person (excluding special workshops)
REGISTER HERE


(SOLOS) PRIVATES

Private Yoga Classes

Carefully crafted yoga class for you including a deeply relaxing Yoga Nidra.

1 Session (1.5 hours) $90

4 or more sessions $80 each







What is JourneyDance™?
 
''We are Brave and we are Courageous every time our precious feet touch the dance floor. Our sacred stories of who we are and who we are becoming breathe and expand through each movement. Each dance becomes a living testimony of our divine beauty. We remember who we are. All are welcome here. This is your invitation." -Joy Lynn Okoye

It is well established that dance and movement may influence healing, change our bodies, and affect our emotional well-being.

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!

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. We explore our inner realms. 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-in community-we liberate old cellular memories, cleanse the body and mind with sweat and breath, and elevate our vibration. 

As a Holistic Health Coach and JourneyDance™ teacher I incorporate HAES principles into all of my work. My purpose on the dance floor is to invite others to listen to their hearts desires and their souls yearnings while letting the movements and MUSIC become the guide into that sacred realm. My number one mission is to spread divine love and light while promoting a culture of self-compassion and BODY LOVE. I believe that the surest path into a healthy lifestyle is through Embracing your story, Embodying your present moment, and Empowering your desires. All are welcome, let's journey together....

JourneyDance™ Celebrations

**Limited Fall parties available...$50.00 of weekday parties September-December


Birthdays, Coming of Age, Rites of Passage, Goddess Parties, BlessingWays, Bridal showers, 'Mommy-to-Be' Showers, Liberation Celebrations, Grieving Circles and custom made gatherings and parties…


A word about ‘Grieving Circles’ and 'Liberation Parties'
(See below about special pricing)

Dance and ritual have long been used to heal from traumatic experiences since ancient times. Sometimes words are not enough, and dance and ritual can be useful to fill this gap. Dance as a healing tool is rooted in the knowledge that body and mind are inseparable. Dance provides a direct experience of shared emotion on a preverbal and physical level, providing feelings of unity, harmony, and empathy.


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The JourneyDance™ Grieving Circle Ceremony

We will co-create a supportive ceremony as a place for healing and remembering of the loved one. A customized Grieving Circle incorporates healing music, dance, movement, very little spoken word, and a space for stillness. As the facilitator of the group, I will encourage the group members to listen to the guidance of their own bodies and never push people to engage beyond their own comfort level and physical ability. The experience can be a full session including physical warm-ups (simple breathing and stretching ) and a selection of healing music and movements to take the participants on a journey of release and receiving, or as simple as a few songs to create a memorable moment for the loved one.

**Pricing for Grieving Circles are negotiated per event/Love donation for organization/family will be included. 


Liberation Parties

A Liberation Party is a way to mark the end of the pain and suffering that comes with a divorce or serious break-up and it provides a ritualistic and comforting way to cope with any difficult life transition. In a JourneyDance™ Liberation party you may cry, laugh, yell and scream- whatever you need to do-and finally just let go of whatever needs letting go...and then we celebrate your new beginning with laughter, affirmations, and loving support with your friends and family.


Prices:  JourneyDance™ Celebration and Liberation packages begin at $125 and are between 1.5-3 hours


Contact Joy for further inquiries: joyokoye@icloud.com


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What people are saying....
 

"I feel so lucky and blessed to have found Joy Okoye here on the East coast. I hadn't lived here long and was looking for a place to dance and a place for mutual support. I didn't want a typical 'support group', I wanted a co-empowerment group! And this is exactly what Joy does. She is an incredible soul with a brilliant passionate heart. She has this wonderful way of holding space for people to have their own experience and do what they need to do, but at the same time know they are not alone. She shares her inner self and shines unapologetically in a way that makes room for us all to step up and do it too. What Joy shares-- isn't just dance, --It Is Healing." ~ Jessica Zerr Vanek, N.J.

"Joy Okoye is extraordinary! She embodies true vision, grace, courage, spirit, and shakti! Not only does she soar as a dancer, she inspires those around her (including me) to find their own dance." ~ Kathleen C. Haynie, NJ

"You create such a safe nurturing space for us to dance, create, honor, heal, grieve and celebrate!!! I can't wait to be able to dance with you again!!! You are a gorgeous and gifted goddess who helps us each connect with our own goddess!!" ~Jean Fedora O'Toole, NJ

"Thank you Joy for an amazing JourneyDance tonight! I feel so energized, light, and balanced..feeling like a powerful goddess!" -Christina M., New Jersey
 
“I wanted to Thank-you again for sharing your fun spirit and for creating a healing space. Thus far, participating in your JourneyDance classes have been the most profound and healing experience for my spirit.” —Emily.M, New York

"I've had the pleasure of experiencing Joy's remarkable skills as a Transformational Movement Facilitator on several occasions. While you can tell Joy really has her technique down, I think her real strength is in how she includes and encourages participants. Joy is a positive and kind professional with real talent and leadership skills. It's always a great learning experience to be part of one of her seminars and/or classes. "
– Rebecca French, Princeton, NJ
 
“I LOOOOVEEE dancing with you… your enthusiasm and joie de vivre is contagious!!” –Kelli D., New York
 
“I loved your workshops and your creative and warm energy!” -Bridgit, New York
 
"Joy Okoye teaches her Journey Dance classes with intelligence, finesse, enthusiasm, ferocity, and humor. Joy manages the time carefully as there is truly a Journey to take within the length of the class. She meticulously coordinates her music playlists to take the students on that transcendent journey. Joy prepares well for her classes. She creates a magical environment for her students with only lights, sound, and space. No pun intended--but she is a joy to work with because she is compassionate and she has a great sense of humor. Every work place benefits from an environment infused with laughter and compassion. I highly recommend hiring Joy at your facility and also TAKE her classes!"  –Wendy Rolfe Evered,  Princeton, NJ