GROOVE (v) to move harmoniously, in sync with internal & external rhythms

FORWARD (v) to help advance, promote or progress on to a further destination

Our mission is to help individuals enhance their health and support others in doing the same. Groove Forward is an online platform, creative community, and Tantra Meditation Center for devoted students committed to positive change. We empower individuals, couples, and creative entrepreneurs to integrate the philosophy of Yoga, Tantra, and Ayurveda into our daily lives so we can connect to our own inner source of wisdom.

We value health education, empathetic leadership, authentic relationships, ethical and sustainable consumption, and self-sufficiency. Our long-term vision is to build a Creative & Integrative Health School where artists, scientists, and health practitioners come together in collaboration.

Groove Forward offers an Online Magazine, virtual Private Yoga & Tantric Readings, and a 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training in Atlanta, GA.

If you wish to work together, please reach out.


Groove Forward Community

Curator & Founder

Maria Borghoff (E-RYT, YACEP) is the curator of Groove Forward Magazine and has been teaching yoga since 2011. Her work helps people integrate the practice of Yoga into their life through meditation, Tantra philosophy and Ayurveda. Maria writes songs to cultivate faith, leads Yoga teacher trainings, and offers Readings & Mentorship for individuals, couples & creative entrepreneurs. @mariaborghoff

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. @kitchen_freestyle

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Illustrator

Coco Clem is based in Wilmington, NC, and her illustrations take a look at life's truths in an attempt to promote the humor of the human experience. She bathes her scenes in vibrant color to juxtapose the emotions that one has to face to function from a heart-centered space. @cococlemshop

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Contributor

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. @colleen_leandra

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Elisabeth McCachren Mitchell is a mama to three small children, a writer, and a postpartum doula living on a small homestead in the Blue Ridge Mountains of NC. Her studies in tantric yoga and psychology inform all aspects of her life and provide endless brain fodder. Follow her as she finds beauty, makes meaning, and honors the work of motherhood @heartcenteredmamas.

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Laura Sofía Zepeda is a lover of art. She is currently working on getting her degree in Psychology while writing, practicing yoga and meditation to keep the creativity flowing. She works with a non-profit organization called Far More Productions that helps people fight suicide and depression and seek to create films that are relatable while offering good-quality content. @laurasofiazep

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Contributor

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 @therapywithjoy.

Collaborator

Claire Bilbao is an artist with a degree in Nutrition and a Master's in Expressive Arts Counseling. She resides in Asheville, NC, and 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. @fairy_dove

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Collaborator

Rochelle Trudo (LMT, 200-RYT) is a seasoned bodyworker who uses massage and yoga as a way to stay plugged into the rhythms of life. "For me, it’s hard to tell where work ends and the rest of my life begins; for me, they are fluid and overlapping." Rochelle's practice allows her be a better parent and communicator, fulfill her potential, and find inspiration. Her passion lies in helping clients and students find their own purpose, shift energy, and make profound emotional changes in their lives. @moonshed.atx

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Jasmine Bradfield is a Certified Doula, 300-hour Yoga Teacher, and Student Midwife. Her work as a birth wellness professional focuses on the whole woman to encourage a healthy transition within self & baby. Jasmine weaves yoga as a lifestyle and discipline to ensure long term well-being. She brings an eclectic style and hypnotic beats to the tradition of movement, breath work, meditation, and healing. @houseofguru

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Catherine MacDonald is a 200-Hour Registered Yoga Teacher and nonprofit professional. She has followed a path of healing and growth through her practice. Finding stability, acceptance, and strength through times of personal challenge has laid the foundation for Catherine’s work with others. Catherine engages students in discovering their own inner strength and finding the mental and emotional space to navigate life’s many uncertainties. @catherinemacdonald22

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Shannon Dalton is the founder and director of Virago, a non-profit organization working to provide resources to survivors of sexual assault as they journey through healing. She actively advocates for survivors through her creative projects and is currently cultivating a concert series, 'Concert For Consent', to raise funds and awareness for Virago. @wearevirago

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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.