What others are saying...
Sending blessings to those who have crossed my path....students, biologists, life coaches, musicians, human resource directors, hypnotherapists, professors, entrepreneurs, kids, moms & dads and more .... from all walks of life. Thank you.
Below are some comments from clients with whom I've facilitated in a mind/body/spirit/emotional capacity.
I had a completely amazing experience! I have been in a process of letting go and grieving some heartache and loss of a precious relationship, and I felt safe in that space to gradually let my heart begin to open up again. You are a powerful and healing presence to be around, and it meant so much to me that you gave us your time and energy in that way. I also have had issues with dance and movement, as I usually feel I cannot follow choreography and become intensely frustrated at trying to learn steps, start feeling like an idiot and have to quit. This form of dance was perfect for me because it was only what I wanted it to be and I didn't have to follow anyone else's steps but just dance my own heart dance. I felt supremely alive, beautiful, brave and graceful. ML
I am a 73 year old man who happens to have Parkinson's. It doesn't matter. I am able to do the dances. I feel safe. I feel connected to the others. A kind of family of Biodanceros has developed. JW
Biodanza was new to me,and I was overjoyed and overwhelmed by the spiritual impact of it, the healing potency of it, the beauty - the exquisite model of gentle community, physical joy, and psychological wholeness that it embodies. It IS, quite simply, the consciousness and healing wave embodied in movement and dance. It is new for the U.S.A., although practiced around the world. As I celebrated this summer my twenty years of coming to Omega to grow, I could not have chosen a more profound workshop or a more incredible teacher (and I have had many over 20 years). SB
The expressive joy of motion, combined with voice, was amazing! I came to celebrate my soul and left quite moved, more appreciative of the beauty within and the powerful simplicity of love and trust. JS
Your contribution BRIGHTENED up our spring festival and brought some much needed love, joy and movement to our community. Shambala Center Baltimore
I first experienced Biodanza in 2005. At this time my Parkinsons symptoms manifested. I began a parallel path of Mens Work through the ManKind Project and engaged with my Soul Partner, in the journey that we have walked together since that time.
What I know is that without this experiential journey provided by Biodanza, I could never be in the place of Love and Joy that I now embody.
Biodanza has given me an experience of continuous joy and intimacy coupled with the ability to relate to all humanity at a level of intimacy that I never thought possible.
These experiences have underpinned my path for a number of personal transformational experiences.
And so I find myself today in that beautiful space where my Inner Archetypes are connected and integrated and I do not have to do anything to be loved.
I have no hesitation in recommending Biodanza as a powerful healing modality that will reward any Human who seeks to integrate their inner self. -Thomas
Michelle has a wonderful gift of creating a safe comfortable space for people to explore movement and connection. TD
I felt so 'in my skin' today, at peace, able to be with people at work...I was distinctly calm and relaxed and for that I THANK YOU for Biodanza and the experience. I hope to dance again soon! KR
Michelle, you are a fantastic teacher! You made me feel so comfortable, and trust me, I did have apprehensions. Not about you, just the typical body image stuff - dancing in front of others, letting go, all that junk that gets in the way of allowing ourselves to be free. I truly enjoyed your dance, as well as everyone else's in the class; and the best part of the class was that is was FUN. I am truly grateful! SS
I love Biodanza. It gets me to embrace parts of myself that I've always had trouble accepting. I've heard about the romanticized "summer of love" in San Francisco in 1967 and somehow I feel I'm getting all the same positive, accepting energy here. We enter this retreat-like setting leaving the rest of our lives behind and we leave wanting to experience the rest of our lives more fully. This experience has become a positive addiction for me and definitely life changing. JD
BIODANZA = Connection + Joy + Energy + Community + Healing PS
"I love to dance, and have enjoyed Biodanza for both the fun and the depth of the experience. But there has been another benefit too: my blood pressure had been slowly creeping up into the 'borderline' range for several years before I found Biodanza. Work stress was driving my blood pressure up in spite of lots of exercise and a good diet. After a few weeks of Biodanza classes, I found that my blood pressure had dropped back to normal and has stayed there! The connection and joy of Biodanza provide great stress relief. -- Susan, DC
Amazing. I didn't know what to expect and was blown away. Dance is such a wonderful way to express yourself. Biodanza takes it to a whole other level. Really allows you to take the time to get in touch with your inner feelings, laugh and enjoy sharing with other people. A wonderful time. F.S.
I haven’t been this happy in 20 years. HH
A way to get the real you to come out of the closet MM
I am happy and relieved to say that Biodanza brought me back to me last night :-)) When I very first arrived I felt that I was projecting my brother, sister, father, mother on to the WHOLE world and could not find ME. I had lost access to my inner child and to 'kathy' (-:\ The community building, connections and safety was truly AWESOME ♥ KL
Magical. An evening filled with great Joy. GR
You're an amazing coach and you really helped me dig down and get at the core of what had been causing me a lot of bad pain last week...thank you! BB
It was an awesome event!! I traveled from NH and it was more than worth the distance and craziness :-) It was my first Biodanza experience and I had huge expectations... the gathering was beyond my expectations!! I absolutely recommend it!! The "vivencias" were beautiful, fun, touching, enlightening... it was just awesome!! Michelle is a sweetheart and the people that attended were wonderful and real... did I said delicious too?! ;-) Thanks for an extra-ordinary experience to all of you beautiful beings... biodanceros!! ;-) Can't wait to dance with you again!! Con mucho amor!! Jaz :-)
Biodanza is transformative expressive, heart-filled medicine. And it's fun and gets your heart pumping, to boot! Can't say enough positive stuff about the class or Michelle's facilitating. ♥ JP
This Biodanza session was fantastic. They were people who had a long time experience of Biodanza and other who were discovering it but everyone connected really well and the energy was awesome. If you are in NY you really should try it. Michelle is an excellent facilitator. JD
Wonderful wonderful workshop! It was instructional while completely allowing each of us our own dance. Michelle gently led the participants into connection within themselves in one dance, then connection with others in the next dance. It was delicious! I would do it again, and again!
Biodanza is a way for me to free my mind, spirit, and body from their inner selves and form a union of peace and serenity through the miracle of dance. I felt an inner calmness flowing throughout my body as I connected to a world of complete relaxation and connection. In Biodanza you use motion and music to discover a way to ground yourself from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. At the end of a Biodanza session, I felt a sense of love and connectivity with all the participants and of my relationships in general. BG
I began the practice of QiGong at Life Dance Loft about four years ago. I was strong but was surprised how my flexibility increased, without straining. After three sessions, I could balance and crouch without support (for the first time in years). I'm particularly fond of the Back Care form! Within a few minutes of starting its gentle movements, I release tension, balance physically, breathe more deeply, and am emotionally calmer. Whether I do it daily, weekly, or intermittently, Qi Gong restores my self-awareness and energy. DM