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Katie Toohil

"Katie is a lifelong lover of movement! She began dance classes as a toddler and was trained in ballet, tap, jazz, and musical theater in Massachusetts.
She graduated from the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts in 2006 with a BA in Fine & Performing Arts and concentrations in Theater & Arts Management. There, she acted in over a dozen productions, as well as choreographing "Reefer Madness: The Musical" & "Batboy: The Musical"; choreographing the piece "A Modern Ballet"; and directing the one-act play "Life Under Water" by Richard Greenberg.

Katie Toohil

She worked with several theaters in Boston, Massachusetts, including the Actors' Shakespeare Project and SpeakEasy Stage Company, before moving to Dallas, Texas in 2008.

In 2011, Katie was awarded the Dallas Observer MasterMind Award for her work on her Dallas debut piece, titled "Grieve: The Dance," which was composed in reaction to the sudden death of her father.

Katie completed Module 1 of JourneyDance Teacher Training in January of 2012 and is excited to be bringing this powerful movement modality in Dallas, Austin, and beyond!"

Festival Workshop: 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.
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.

 

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