Goldie is a Joy Ambassador.  Music and rhythm have been a big part of her life and she recognizes the impact it can have on her and others.  She is witness to how sound/music can be so transformative and powerful to uplift our mood into joy and bliss or take us down to melancholy for a good cry.  Goldie believes our natural state is one of joy and cultivates that within her.  She finds she can shift her outlook and perspective by singing, dancing, drumming, practicing yoga and has been blessed to dedicate most of her recent years to fine tuning her skills in these areas to then teach these fun and beneficial activities to others, so they, too, can bring out their joy to play!

Goldie loves to collaborate, prefers teamwork, and appreciates and acknowledges those who teach her.  She believes we are all lifelong students and teachers.  Goldie has co-taught Belly Dance with her daughter, Ahn, and partnered up for a time with her friend, Kjara, to teach Zumba and Bellyfit.  Goldie is thrilled her partner, James, loves to drum as much as she does, and together they hold Drum Circles and teach African Drum fundamental classes.  Goldie also makes herself available to provide performances or classes to help at various Fundraisers and Charity events.

Circles are important to Goldie.  She feels when we gather in circles it can create a sacred space of healing. Goldie is committed to co-creating a beautiful and peaceful world ~ and believes that “peace out there starts with peace in here” (pointing to her heart).


~ The Circle  ~


The Circle has healing power,

In the Circle, we are all equal,

When in the Circle, no one is in front of you.

No one is behind you.

No one is above you.

No one is below you.

The Sacred Circle is designed to Create Unity.

The Hoop of Life is also a Circle.

On this hoop there is a place for every species, every race, every tree and every plant.

It is this completeness of Life that must be respected in order to bring about health on this planet.


By Dave Chief, Oglala Lakota