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About joharimayfield

Johari Mayfield is a dancer, choreographer, activist, healer, and ACE certified personal trainer living in New York City. Johari utilizes her dance background along with cardiovascular exercises, strength training and yoga with her clients to hone the synergies of mind/body, strength and flexibility. Johari’s community outreach initiatives have included children’s workshops on fitness and healthy eating at Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center, movement and fitness with Girls Education and Mentoring Service (GEMS), an organization committed to empowering survivors of sexual exploitation and Reveal NYC, a nonprofit organization that encourages female survivors of domestic violence in self-care. In addition, she's also taught cardio dance classes at the Rose M. Singer Center at Riker’s Island for female inmates and team building through dance in her “Hip Hop Lit Squad” for children at the Athleta Flatiron location in NYC. She currently is on faculty at Ifetayo Cultural Arts Academy,14th St Y, and ETD Outreach team. She's the proud humama of a rescue pitbull named Lucy.

Therapeutic Magic of Movement

I had the honor of recording a podcast with Jessica Cording Nutrition. Her takeaway from what I shared: “Physical movement serves as both entertainment and as a therapeutic agent; making movement accessible to people of all ages and walks of life, … Continue reading

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Healthy Holidays!

Do you struggle with sugar cravings, Fine Girl Fall? What are you doing to stay healthy during the holiday season? I’m in recovery for substance use disorder and sugar was my first “go to” when I stopped using. In addition … Continue reading

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Reflections in Recovery

Photos from my new work, Recovery, that I recently performed at the 14th St Y’s 2019/2020 Season of Life and Death, which incorporates dance, film, music and theatre. Though it’s very, very hard to accept, I wouldn’t be here without … Continue reading

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Healing Power of Dance

Today, July 27, is National Dance Day and what better way to celebrate than to highlight our own fitness instructor Johari Mayfield, who is an accomplished dancer in her own right. She’ll be performing a personal one-woman piece this September … Continue reading

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Hiding in Plain Sight: From Broadway to the Bottle and Starting Over Sober

Dancer. Choreographer. Teaching Artist. Personal Trainer. This “all things related to movement” daisy chain of identities is something that I wear with pride. The clever flower metaphor, to be sure, also integrates some of the things that have created my foundation … Continue reading

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Gratitude in Recovery

Recovery from cancer, chemotherapy and other treatments is more than a major accomplishment. How do I stay healthy and return to activities of daily living? How do I keep the cancer from recurring? These are questions that all survivors must … Continue reading

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