Testimonials for Ecstatic Dance Waves, Somatic Ecstatic, Sacred Somatic Ecstatic and group somatic movement therapy with Kimberly Beroset
“When I moved to this area over a year ago, I’d just been through a divorce and was overcome with sadness from the related losses. I felt out of place in my new home, but I knew it would be best for me to find something to do with myself. I saw an advertisement in a local paper for Somatic Ecstatic dance classes with Kimberly Beroset. From the very first class, I felt an opening in my spirit that brought a new sense of awareness and energy to my body. I felt free to dance through my sadness, and discovered a lasting feeling of well being in my heart. I’ve been participating in Somatic Ecstatic dance ever since. The experience continues to be consistently revitalizing. Kimberly is a fabulous teacher and I recommend her classes to everyone, especially to older women like myself who are going through difficult life transitions.
-Anonymous, Augusta, GA
“Kimberly takes people on a journey through transformation to wholeness. She holds an incredibly compassionate space for anything and everything to come up and out for healing. In our Dance Your Energy Body workshop which we co-facilitated in Portland, OR, I found anger, sadness, and more rising up inside me. Kimberly witnessed and helped facilitate me moving through these to the "other side"—to the lightness, the joy, the love all around me. I could feel "real change" happening for all the people there that night—and I know that that happens often wherever Kimberly goes. She is a powerful healer and a gift to this planet.”
-Stara Shakti, Portland, OR
“I attended Kimberly’s somatic therapy class at the Bluebird Cancer Retreat in October 2007. As a breast cancer survivor and double mastectomy patient, it is imperative that I learn techniques to release tension, create joy and learn self acceptance. Kimberly’s somatic movement therapy class taught me how to get in touch with my feelings, release the negative feelings in a healthy way, and to actually experience peace and self acceptance. Kimberly’s class was a valuable tool in my healing process.”
-Deb O., Inkster, MI
Just had to get a message to you about my experience of the dance. As you know I've done 5 rhythms and other expressive soul dance for lots of years in New Zealand and have always loved it. Your dance on Friday was as wonderful as I hoped and in a lot of ways similar to what I'm used to. But since waking up the next morning things have been far different than I've experienced before...
I woke up earlier and with more clarity, motivation and happiness in general than I have felt in???? maybe years. And since then (for two days now) I have noticed myself having the free-est mind, most open heart and total love for my self, my life, and everyone around me I can remember. Even though my neck and calves are a bit sore as I just didn't want to slow down for the whole two hours, I feel like something big has shifted in me! My frequency is a giant step higher, it seems.
So my question is, are you aware of these outcomes from your facilitation? My belief is that somehow your dance event has induced a major energetic shift (at least for me) and that is what I call quantum healing. How can I thank you?!? And I thank my soul for being ready and willing to shift at this time. I can't wait to join again, and am still amazed at the shift I got.
Great work lady!
“For healing I was not really sure what to expect from my first Somatic Ecstatic dance class. I just knew I was hurting-had emotions from anger, pain, sadness, emptiness, etc all within the same hour, sometimes the same minute. I could not picture me having any type of life after the passing of my son. After a friend recommended me to the class, I attended and left the class with more than I could have ever imagined receiving. My intention for the class was to receive healing. I received healing that night. During the class I felt the transformation from within, I felt hope for the future, I felt healing at the cellular level; I felt a new form of freedom and release from within that I had never felt before. Everyone in attendance was supportive of me and I felt complete unconditional love. I would recommend this class to anyone that need any form of healing. Just be open and allow the process to work.”
-Melissa Bass, Warrenville, SC
“I do hope you’ll do this workshop again in GA or SC...It must be so rewarding for you to present these special days...You are a wonderful teacher and you should feel very good being able to bring something to us that we did not find in ourselves before, without you. Thank you for a very special day.”
-Stacey C., Lincolnton, GA
“During our session “Fun and Play With Movement”, I was pleasantly surprised to find a new relaxation in these old bones and muscles. Kimberly has a unique capacity to encourage comfort with movement and body relaxation. I felt renewed and refreshed afterwards.”
-Mikan O., Muskegon, MI
“Kimberly’s movement program is innovative, creative and refreshing. She gently directs the movement but reminds to do less if not feeling up to it. Her selection of music is uplifting and playful, and for one who hadn’t taken yoga before, I really enjoyed the experience. Kimberly’s gracious style and gentle voice encouraged me to celebrate my personal style and joy of being in the moment.”
-Jackie Barwin, Byron Center, MI
“Energy moves-Life force flows. Thank you. Connection with movement in myself and others was like greeting a long lost friend...ME!”
-Anonymous, North Augusta, SC