Choosing Joy As A Radical Act: A JourneyDance Workshop with Beth Charbonneau and Jean O’Toole

Choosing Joy As A Radical Act: A JourneyDance Workshop with Beth Charbonneau and Jean O’Toole

What is your relationship to joy at this moment of your life? No matter what is happening, what would it be like to choose joy?

In a culture that stokes fear, comparison and competition, it is a radical act to choose joy in our relationship to our bodies, our lives and with others. The messages we receive from the media and culture at large often try to convince us that our bodies and lives should be scrutinized instead of celebrated and that we are in competition with others for the joy available in life. The suffering and challenges we face are real. Choosing joy is a courageous, radical act.

This half-day workshop weaves together movement and music with creative, experiential activities and time for reflection and expression—all in a supportive community—to help spark and sustain the joy you seek. No movement experience needed and all bodies are welcome. Come refill your own well!”

Date, Time and Location

Sun, 3/24, 1-4p, in Silver Spring

Registration Options

REGISTER Choose Joy: $55 or Spread Joy: $50 plus a donation of 3 items to be donated to a local food pantry

Instructor(s)

Beth Charbonneau, LCSW-C is a psychotherapist in private practice in College Park, Maryland. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa and earned a B.A. cum laude in Theatre Arts after studying at Smith College and Royal Holloway New Bedford College (England) and a Master’s in Social Work from Gallaudet University, working primarily with the deaf and hard of hearing population there. In 2006 she was certified in Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy. Over the past 14 years, she has worked in residential treatment with adolescents and in private practice with adults and adolescents and offers experiential group workshops.