Praise for Kimberly Jonas

Working with Kimberly has helped me access parts of myself that I normally don’t connect with on my own. After visiting with her, I am able to meet myself, my challenges and my life with greater compassion and lightness. The work doesn’t “fade away,” in my experience. Rather, it reveals and extends itself in ways that continually surprise and delight me. Ultimately and thankfully, I am able to let in more light for myself, those around me, and this ever-changing planet.

Kimberly’s work is deep and soulful. She touches and helps heal parts of my being that I can’t access on my own. The insights I gain are sometimes confirmation of knowing, and sometimes like a splash of cold water on my face. I can’t recommend her work enough.

The work Kimberly and I have done has involved serious, profound recovery and growth. I came to her in the midst of enormous life transition that would not resolve in any way that I knew. I believe there to be times when our old methods for expansion of heart and soul are no longer useful or productive and that finding new tools requires an honesty about parts of ourselves that have remained hidden. Kimberly has been the guide that helped me open to these most difficult places. Her depth of awareness in psychological, spiritual and life issues is astounding. There has not been an edge that she could not or would not step towards with me, offering me courage and insight along the way. In the safety of her open mind and heart Kimberly came with me and guided me through what I consider to be one of the greatest healings of my lifetime. It is fair to say that I am new, and it has been her straightforward work that has given words and ground to what I have been seeking. Do not work with her if you are unwilling to climb the mountain or take the leap. She is the eyes, the keeper and the holder of the rope during the falls. My respect for her integrity is unparalleled. She is, without reservation, brilliant.

Working with Kimberly has been transforming for me. Because of my previous experiences—which were primarily talk therapies—I wondered, after my first session, how I would benefit as it seemed powerful, but subtle relative to what I was use to. I came to realize quickly the amazing effects of Kimberly’s approach. She accesses, and teaches one to access, a body wisdom that enables healing to continue because it feels like it comes from the inside out. She has helped me to overcome deeply rooted lifetime struggles that had been impossible to fully ‘crack’ through traditional psychotherapy. The benefits of a session don’t stop when you walk out the door. I could not recommend Kimberly more highly.

Kimberly’s presence, touch, and therapeutic skill always invite and guide me into deeper self connection and understanding of “what’s going on” with me. I feel the layers of my noisy, busy mind fall away, and I’m left in direct awareness of what is present and at work in me. Through her intuitive and perceptive abilities, not only do I feel and see myself; but as she works, I feel the healing reconnections, reorganizations, and necessary “letting-go’s.” This leaves me with information that I can continue to be aware of and integrate after the session.

One of my darkest hours led me into Kimberly’s office. I had recently begun to lose my hair and was afraid, angry, and traumatized.  With the loss of every strand of hair I began to lose confidence; my self-esteem was eroding and I did not know how to move and be in the world.  Doctors diagnosed me with alopecia totalis, or a total loss of hair.

Kimberly has a unique ability to peer into the unseen, work with spirit guides, balance imbalances, nudge gently, and work a type of magic I’ve never experienced until I crossed the threshold of her office. Through my work with her, I am on my path of living a more authentic, soul centered, fulfilled life. I have learned how to discern fear versus reality, unearthing the nuggets of truth for healing and transformation. Kimberly has helped me find my center, my compass, my voice. Through our work together I know how to surrender, to let go of my mentally visualized life, accepting the beauty of now. Because of our work, I am better able to float on the tides of life, less fearful and more resourced to digest life as it comes to me, purely as it is.

Kimberly is a wonder! A genuine healer, intuitive, beauty, and light in the world. Our work together has truly changed my life in more ways than I could have imagined. Kimberly’s gentle and clear reflection help me to connect with my own innate wisdom and knowing. Her seemingly endless patience and compassion allow me to uncover parts of myself that are stuck and to gain the confidence to delve into areas that previously felt too scary to explore. Since working with her, I have become more embodied, more confident, and gained physical and emotional strength. Not only do I see the benefit of our work in my own life, I also see what a difference Kimberly’s work makes in the lives of countless others. And through that, how it is rippling out and helping to change the world.

Praise for BodyMantra

My favorite moments are when I stop moving and watch the mystery that is unfolding before me. Every class has offered me a glimpse into myself and the greater whole of existence at the same time. In the dance I have cried, shouted, jumped with joy, and become someone I didn’t even know existed.  Kimberly has been a beacon in my life guiding me through the darkness of healing with her soft and luminous presence. With her support I have healed the heartbreak of my little girl, allowing the strength of my woman to come through.  My life would not be the same without Kimberly, Body Mantra and the precious souls who are drawn here.

I’ve witnessed the energy shift in a physical space, in a room full of people, and within myself, simply by the mere presence of Kimberly Jonas. She can turn a dull, old room into a sanguine sanctuary. BodyMantra is her masterful creation, where a community of people come together to dance their heart and soul. It is a respectful and unconditional context in which Kimberly’s music selection evokes our authentic dance, whether we choose to be still or move wildly to the theme she has gently seeded. I believe Kimberly is one who “sees in the dark,” the quintessential healer, a master at tracking and tuning in, and who holds all that wants to emerge from the moment as sacred

BodyMantra has been part of my spiritual self care practice for 15 years.  As a therapist, I am grateful to have a place to move, shake and emote without words.  When my father was dying of cancer, it was the BodyMantra community that held me while I cried, met me in my anger, and comforted me in grief.  Kimberly’s presence and eloquent use of poetry and music support every body in the room holding the group with tenderness, compassion, and acceptance.

I like to call BodyMantra the Shaman’s sandbox. Each week, through a masterfully woven musical soundscape, I enter a shamanic journey that is deep and spiritually satisfying where I get to play with my friends in a space of childlike innocence. Short on words and beliefs, long on freedom of authentic movement, BodyMantra meets the needs of my heart, body and soul. Whether I’m dancing solo or with one to ten people, I always feel safe and honored as my journey unfolds moment by moment. I’m so grateful for Kimberly and this amazing community.

BodyMantra has become a very important part of my life in the last year and a half. It is not only a deeply fulfilling self-awareness and spiritual practice, it has become an essential experience as I open my heart again and surrender deeply into the magic of life. The energies of love and connection are palpable and Kimberly adeptly holds space for all internal climates that people experience during the dance. It’s this amazing embrace of love and safety that has supported me as I move a little further into the Great Unknown each and every week.

Kimberly is a master teacher, a teacher of teachers.  Her classes are attended by instructors of various movement forms and by world-class bodyworkers, all of whom find respite from their demanding schedules. But make no mistake…many of us have no formal movement training. Moving among these skilled movers and shakers, I forget my own limitations and am inspired by their level of practice. BodyMantra welcomes and embraces ALL, regardless of experience, and rather than feel separate or not good enough, I’m thrilled and delighted to participate in this organic web. I totally understand hearing a first-timer say, “I feel I’ve found my tribe.”

I’ve been dancing with Kimberly since 2005 now. Unlike a lot of dance teachers who tend to focus attention on themselves, Kimberly focuses your attention on yourself, your emotions and physical sensations. Not in a mental way that would make one self-conscious, but in a deep embodied way that encourages authenticity and exploration.  The environment is completely safe and supported, yet paradoxically, also completely free. She has a genius for putting together music, and the community of dancers is very closely knit without being at all cliquey.

“Dancing at BodyMantra in the presence of beautiful souls has been such a blessing to my life at so many levels. My body heals the injuries that years of sports and yoga have brought on as I allow whatever natural movements come Kimberly’s varied and inspired music from around the world. My heart opens gently to the warmth and support so palatable in the room. It’s so refreshing to be reminded that there is so much kindness in the world and taking time to dance in this environment helps me deal with the rough universe of daily life and find ways to thrive in the inevitable chaos of a mother of 3 engaging in my world will encounter. I have wept, laughed, loved and played on the beautiful currents of grace set by Kimberly’s genius intentions that allow each of us to find the breath and the calming spaces between the notes and movements.

Conscious, Gifted, Wise, Talented, Sacred Conduit, Authentic, Mastery, Soul-full, Caring, Loving, Ceremonialist are how I experience Kimberly Jonas. If you are seeking a regular sacred conscious dance experience within a real safe environment dancing with people who love to dance and explore their bodies innate individual and collective movement, Kimberly’s BodyMantra is the perfect fit. In my experience, BodyMantra is the best conscious dance experience in the Colorado Front Range!

When I enter into the intentional space that Kimberly skillfully creates and holds, I am welcomed into a safe haven where each individual in the room is honored and inspired to be truly present. With grace and infinite gentleness, Kimberly weaves a perfect blend of music, shamanic wisdom and sublime poetry to invoke deep personal experiences and shared understanding of dancing the journey we are all on together. I am allowed the space to make my way through the spectrum of my emotions and awareness, in communion with others, or in solitude, as needed. I have discovered profound layers in my journey through the process of witnessing and being witnessed in authentic expression.