Our mission is to recreate a well world. 

groove: (n) a familiar pattern established out of habit or repetition;
(v) to move harmoniously and in sync with internal & external rhythms

Groove Forward provides online publishing & creative health consulting for passionate people.

We believe that every individual has the power to create positive change. Groove Forward collaborates with artists, teachers, therapists, yogis, scientists, environmentalists, engineers, wellness educators & health professionals. By empowering community leaders to develop and share creative health practices, we are actively promoting peace within ourselves and harmony in the world. If you're ready to move forward in your work and your life, we'd love for you to join our growing team.

Maria Borghoff, Director

Maria Borghoff (BFA, E-RYT) is an artist and Tantra Yoga teacher living in Atlanta, GA. Her work explores the integration of ideas to establish more dynamic and productive relationships - individually, socially and environmentally. Maria is inspired by a multitude of disciplines including movement, meditation, art-making and nutrition, and she has taught, published and exhibited work nationally.

John Russell, Editor

John Russell is a geologist based in Atlanta, GA, and holds a Master’s degree in Geoscience. He currently works on federal environmental restoration sites across the country in order to remediate soil and groundwater contamination according to EPA standards. John enjoys hiking, climbing and exploring new cooking techniques.

Claire Bilbao, Retreat Coordinator

Claire Bilbao is an artist with a degree in Nutrition and Expressive Arts Counseling. She resides in Asheville, NC where she fairies around dancing, face painting, cooking, playing, nannying, photographing, marketing and digitally assisting. Her favorites include the smell of roses, the warm touch of sunshine, the taste of raspberries, the sight of a clear blue sky and the feeling of uncontrollable laughter.


Creative Health Community


Joy Johnson, Psychotherapist

Joy Johnson (LCSW) is a practicing psychotherapist in the state of Georgia and has been working in the field since 2010. Joy offers creative therapy options to help hardworking people break the burnout cycle for a more balanced and purposeful life.

Project in-process: Self-Compassion Cycle


Colleen Choate, Dancer & Artist

Colleen Choate is a dancer, yogi, and writer currently living in Richmond, VA. She recently graduated with a degree in Dance Studies from Appalachian State University, where she researched the possibilities of somatic-based inquiry into writing, movement, and choreography for personal and collective healing.

Project in-process: Kinesthetic Poems


Kate McWilliams, Occupational Therapist

Kate McWilliams (MOT) is an Occupational Therapist who studied at Brenau University. She currently works at Emory University Hospital in acute care rehabilitation on the neurological units. She is certified in Physical Agent Modalities and has experience supporting OT/CHTs in an orthopedic outpatient clinic.

Project in-process: Shoulder Somatics