Rebel, TRUTH Warrior and lover of DANCE. Innovator and Founder of The World GROOVE Movement. Creator of TheGROOVEmethod™, The technology of AUTHENTICITY™, THEGROOVE and The bodyGROOVE™ Experience.
I live eat and breathe the essence of dance, it screams in every cell in my body! It is what I was born to do! I have dedicated my life to the elevation of consciousness, creativity and authenticity through this very simple and powerful technology that came through me. I am devoted to sharing it with others, and showing people how simple it is to tune in, be creative and GROOVE.
I am always honored to facilitate a GROOVE and get to witness someone “waking up” in their body for the first time in their life and to see the joy and bliss that comes when someone finally moves past the fear of what others think about what it looks like and truly let themselves DANCE! It blows my mind to see it happen through something so simple and easy!
Our soul is screaming to express and we have been given miraculous, fabulous meat suits that were designed for movement and pleasure. Our capacities and potential can only be discovered through the personal quest and bravery to go within, tune into our innate wisdom and creativity and trust and honor what our soul is saying. GROOVE allows you the opportunity in the midst of a very simple dance class to have this experience. It’s beyond physical fitness!
I am proud and excited to lead this team of amazing GROOVERS that are just as passionate as I am about being authentic, dancing and building a healthy conscious global community. I genuinely hope we get the opportunity to serve you and GROOVE with you very soon!
I am very passionate about spreading truth, love, community and authenticity through GROOVE. From my own experience, I gained a greater sense of autonomy and clarity on my life’s purpose through simply grooving. It was a transformative experience and grooving continues to be my practice for mind, body, heart connection.
I feel very blessed that now I can combine my work as a radical/critical educator and researcher with GROOVE. Currently, I am researching how GROOVE improves the school climate while inspiring independent, critical and divergent thinking – both things necessary for revolutionizing education systems. I also have a deep desire to bring GROOVE to distressed communities around the world. Over the past ten years, I have done extensive development work in the Caribbean and Latin America. As I have experienced the healing and therapeutic effects of GROOVE firsthand, I see how beneficial our programming could be in socially marginalized and economically stressed places. I can’t wait to see what we will create as a community.
I am so honoured to be part of such a powerful movement and work with the most inspiring, loving and awesome people!
Dani Nobrega is a GROOVE Master Trainer, Ph.D Candidate at Queen’s University, Ontario, Canada and has a big DREAM to one day live intentionally, off the grid, in community, in the Caribbean – booya!
I thank God everyday that in November, 2009, I stepped into a session called GROOVALICIOUS SEXY DANCE PARTY led by Misty Tripoli. Although I was feeling everything but sexy that day, that one hour experience literally changed my life, freed my soul and gave me the opportunity to be authentically me. There were no mirrors, and we were told we could go anywhere in the room we wanted. There were stairs, a stage, ½ walls to play on etc. and once that music started I said to myself…”close your eyes and just do this, let it feel good for you and quit comparing yourself and worrying about what other people are doing or thinking.” Deep breath and the rest is history!
I was hooked! I felt so happy, invigorated and alive! I let go of judgments, I actually felt my body feel amazing, I danced like no one was watching and I have never looked back since.
I am a LOVER of all things that Embody Beauty in this LIFE… the amazing outdoor environment in which we live, the uplifting spirit that lives within each and every one of us and the blessed uniqueness of our hearts, minds and bodies.
Time disappears when I get to share these passions with others…especially on the DANCEfloor! I feel blessed daily that I get to guide MEANINGFUL movement, foster FREEDOM from restrictions, ignite VIBRANCY and LOVE for a healthy life and self all while providing a safe, fun and happy place to be AUTHENTICALLY YOU!
I GROOVE because it allows me to let go, release, relax and rejoice in my body!
I facilitate GROOVE classes because it promotes a deeper connection with the body and soul and inspires people to move in ways they never thought possible.
I want to teach people to become facilitators because I know firsthand the way GROOVE has significantly changed lives – those of my participants and my very own. I believe that by growing the GROOVE community we can open hearts, bodies and minds to the immeasurable power of authentic dance. Just think about how awesome you feel after a GROOVE class? Imagine the whole world felt that way.
Last year I did my first GROOVE class and fell in love with it! I have since been to Mexico to do a Master Trainer Camp and I am now the only GROOVE Master Trainer in Australia. I felt very refreshed when I discovered a class that allows people to move ‘their way’, without having the pressure of copying the instructor. GROOVE is also designed to nurture the body so I couldn’t help but fall in love with it straight away, as it made my body feel so good every time I did a class. The GROOVE community in Melbourne is growing fast and I’m really looking forward to sharing this class more people – just hanging out, playing and dancing – for the HEALTH of it!
After experiencing the class – my body does not want to do anything else. My body feels strong and flexible and completely nurtured. I really want to be able to share this feeling with other people. I’d love to see the dancers I know in both the gym and dance communities experience the same feeling that I had. I’d love to be able to get the message across to them that you do not have to hurt your body to make it stronger or better. To feel it is one thing, but to have the ability to share that feeling with others is an honor.”
GROOVE empowers me! It MOVES me physically and mentally. For me, every dance is a practice in listening to myself, tuning in and becoming aware of what I need to pay attention to in that very moment.
GROOVE is my meditation, it tunes me into my inner compass that I know will always guide me in the right direction if I pay attention to it and follow it.
It’s an eternal journey into my own little wonderful universe. Always new adventures to discover. Some are pure joy and some are hard and challenging.
It is so beautiful to witness the journey of the GROOVERS in my class. First time GROOVERS, seasoned GROOVERS, men, women, young and old.
To witness their journey is truly humbling, and touches me deeply every single time.
MAGIC happens on the DANCEfloor. And even more MAGIC appears when we apply the GROOVE truths to our everyday lives.
I see the journey of GROOVE having such tremendous, positive impact on people, and I feel honored and grateful to be part of this powerful movement.
Torild is a physical therapist and has worked with the body-mind connection in forensic Psychiatry for many years. She is currently managing a program in Denmark with young at risk boys, facilitates GROOVE weekly and is passionate about building the GROOVE community in Copenhagen.
I am a yogini, teacher and coach, GROOVE goddess, Reiki practitioner, blogger, business owner/operator and above all a mumma of two beautiful souls. I have been professionally involved in the “fitness industry” for over fifteen years and have an absolute passion for helping people discover their own physical and inner strength and beauty. I believe in people’s ability to exceed beyond their own expectations of themselves to live a life happier and more abundant than ever thought possible! I GROOVE to restore and heal my body and soul, and to savour feeling energized, authentic, vibrant and alive!
GROOVE found me! My first GROOVE experience was at a Fitness Conference before it was called GROOVE. I missed the early-bird registration, so by the time I registered, most of the classes I had as my top choices were filled. I noticed all of these classes by M. Tripoli that were dance-based. They seemed like they were up my alley. I figured I would either love the conference, or find something else to do.
That first session was the very first one of the conference. EARLY in the morning. A handful of us were in there waiting for Misty. Pretty soon, this larger than woman with dreads and a cup of hot tea walks in, rolling her little suitcase behind her.
She turned on the music and I was hooked!
Over the years, I’ve had Misty share GROOVE with students at the University where I worked.
Now it’s my turn to spread GROOVE into this world!
Having struggled with body image and an autoimmune disease, I know the power of GROOVING your body! It has transformed the way I view HEALTH versus Fitness.
It also gave me the courage to start my own Healthy Lifestyle Coaching business.
My passion is to help women of all ages reconnect to their bodies so that they can reconnect to themselves! I also want to spread GROOVE to Kids of all ages so they already are connected to their bodies and are confident humans, willing to change this planet for the better.
When I’m not GROOVING, I’m enjoying nature, doing Yoga, spending time with nieces and nephews, traveling, and learning. (I’m a self-professed nerd!)
Music and dance have always been very important in my life: Starting with ballroom dancing at the age of 15, joining all kinds of dance classes from Jazz, House, Lyrical, Hip Hop for 20 years to being a Salsa-addict and singing in a youth-choir. For me GROOVE is the most wonderful combination of music and dance. Dancing makes me feel complete, connects body and soul through movement, makes me tune in and listen to the needs of my body.
GROOVE has enriched my life in so many ways – from experiencing dance completely new, meeting wonderful people all over the world, becoming part of a creative, crazy, caring international family to becoming a better teacher – it has been and still is quite a journey. I am happy and beyond grateful to be a Facilitator of the GROOVE since 2012 and give other people the opportunity to experience the freedom of dance in their very own way. It is such a joy to see The World GROOVE Movement grow and spread out to so many people.
Other than GROOVE I also teach a variety of group fitness classes such as bodyART™, deepWORK©, Speedball Fitness™, Step Aerobic and workout classes. Teaching movement is my passion – there is nothing better than seeing participants walking out of a class all happy, smiling and confident.
I got introduced to THEGROOVE in 2011 in Mexico and it’s been a huge part of my life ever since. The positive aspects I get out of it and the changes within myself just blew my mind and it still does. I love to share the experience I got with everyone in the world,
so that everyone can enjoy this amazingness. Being true to yourself, speaking the truth, being authentic, it’s so fascinating experiencing it in yourself every day. It is so important to believe in yourself, to be yourself, to love yourself and to spread this love out with everyone around you. Being who you are and not giving a shit what others think and say; with GROOVE, it all gets together and makes perfect sense.
GROOVE opened the door to music for me again. Listening to music, really deeply, this is so important to me. Listening to music is meditation for me. Meditating and finding perfect songs for my GROOVE experiences is so much fun, and dancing it out, even more FUN! It’s so great to see happy faces in your class dancing and smiling.
GROOVE your life, be authentic, be YOU! Be HAPPY and SMILE!