Dance Alchemy for the Soul

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Are you ready to find the gold in your body’s wisdom? Join Kristen Mangione and Dr. Greenwell as they discuss the power of movement to heal the body.

Get to Know Kristen Mangione

Kristen Mangione, known as the Dance Alchemist, is a visionary artist who integrates professional dance, the healing arts, and metaphysical studies. With over 25 years of experience, she created Dance Alchemy for the Soul, a unique blend of her passions and mission to help people recognize their creative potential as a reflection of the Divine.

Kristen’s dance career includes performing for renowned choreographers in New York City, such as Bill T. Jones, Nancy Zendora, and Chris Ferris. She has also worked in arts administration and production for prestigious institutions like American Ballet Theatre, The Juilliard School, and Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival. Her choreography has been showcased in major cities like New York, Chicago, and London, and she has collaborated with artists in various fields, including visual arts, ambient music, and opera.

Her dance education began early and flourished through her studies at Smith College, the Five College Dance Department, and the Laban Centre in London. She received multiple accolades during her training, including the “Most Outstanding Student” Award and recognition as a NJ Governor’s Scholar in Dance.

Kristen’s expertise extends beyond dance to the healing arts and self-development. She has taught Eastern philosophy, Chinese medicine, and movement mechanics at the internationally recognized Ohashi Institute in New York City, mentored by Shiatsu Master Ohashi. As a bodywork therapist and Chinese Medicine practitioner, she has worked with over 1,000 clients. She is also a Certified Reiki Master, meditation teacher, and has trained in traditional Zen practice at Dai Bosatsu Zendo, a Rinzai Zen Buddhist monastery in New York’s Catskill Mountains.

Kristen founded ZenSpace Studios in Hoboken, NJ, offering health and wellness services for over a decade. She teaches Zena Rommett Floor-Barre™ and Modern/Jazz Dance using the Simonson Method. She has led retreats and workshops worldwide, including presentations for the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (Emmys) and the Conference for Global Transformation. Through her work, Kristen continues to inspire and transform lives by merging creativity, healing, and spirituality.

The Be Well with Dr. Michelle Greenwell Podcast

Together, Kristen and Michelle explore the power of movement to engage us in the healing process. They explore Kristen’s training and program development, as well as provide an exercise to engage embodiment. Michelle provides some insights into growth and vitality that evolves with time and experience, and together they bring their experiences in dance forward to help you, the listener, to consider ways in which you may be blocked and in need of flow and acceptance. You can watch or listen to the podcast here:

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Stay tuned for Part 2 releasing at the end of the week. Our discussion went deeper into the power of dancing into our future, and reaching into our hearts to dance ourselves into our soul’s purpose.

To learn more about Kristen and follow her on social media, check out:


Instagram: @thedancealchemist

Facebook: DanceAlchemyfortheSoul

LinkedIn: kristenmangione

To learn more about Michelle’s programs and join in with her classes, please go to the website main page.

Tea on Tap for the Podcast

It was a pleasure to highlight the HoneyBEE blend for this podcast. With a special focus on the spiritual essence of Honeybush and Vanilla, there was an instant connection to community and building resiliency in the discussion. To learn more about the tea, please go to our tea resources on this website.

HoneyBEE was created as part of a self-care program which includes a FREE e-book: “BioEnergetic Essentials.” Along with the energy tools in a game format through “It’s in the Cards” found in the shop, there is also the Affirmations card deck. The HoneyBEE tea creates the space for change and letting go to happen. It is a great blend hot or cold, and makes a beautiful lemonade or switchel. You can order your tea here.

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