When I was a little girl I wanted to dance for a living.
Never in my wildest dreams did I think that would come
true and that it would come with so much more!
The "so much more" was that I learned to dance
Studio Joy is living proof of that. When the recession hit,
my family got hit hard. I was a stay-at-home mom of
three, and was faced with a difficult decision, go back to
work (and pay exorbitant day-care fees) or figure out how
to make my education, talent, time and wisdom work for me and my family. Becoming a studio owner was NOT on my agenda but life has a funny way of showing you where you're supposed to go - even if it's kicking and screaming.
The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.
During this time joy was the last thing I felt in my body. Instead of joy, I was full of fear, guilt, shame, resentment and grief. The thought of being happy, of feeling joyful, was incomprehensible, and was just what I needed. I learned that joy is an attitude of the heart we use to express, heal and empower ourselves. It's an inner guiding light designed to remind us that joy is always present if we choose it, and use it.
Dancing through life is the ability to compassionately notice your steps back and your steps forward.
A cha-cha-cha is exactly what I needed to get a new perspective so I could build anew. I learned when you move your body, you move your life. This connection is real and powerful, and IS the game changer. I now have the privilege of helping women and girls do just that. It would be such an honor to share the dance floor with you.
Jenny Silverberg is a Personal Development Trainer. She has a Master's Degree in Expressive Arts Therapy, with a specialization in Dance/Movement Therapy from Lesley University. She is a licensed TIMBo facilitator, a TIMBo trainer in training, a Nia® Black Belt Instructor, and a teacher of The Art of Feminine Presence®. Jenny has helped hundreds of women and girls heal and empower themselves through body-centered practices since 1994. She is the owner/operator of Studio Joy in Northborough, MA, offers workshops and retreats locally and globally, and is available for speaking engagements.