Basic Training (modules 1 + 2)
A safe and sacred space
Facilitating the trance dance experience
WWhen you surrender to the dance, and allow yourself to be moved from the wisdom and true nature of your body, moments of insights, growth and healing can occur spontaneously. You learn how to create a safe environment in which to allow such processes.
Layers of consciousness
Exploring body and mind
In addition to in-depth experience with trancedance, you will get acquainted with other forms of trance- and bodywork. You are also given the opportunity to explore the impact of universal, traditional and contemporary rituals.
Inviting Spirit into your life
Breath is a powerful tool to enhance the flow of lifeforce within you. In many spiritual traditions breathing techniques have an important place. We will work with different types of breathing.
Working with blindfolds and darkness
In most of our trancedances, all dancers are blindfolded for one- to two hours at a time, which allows for surrender, inspiration and transformation. In this training you will experience the effect of ritual darkness more profoundly.
The archetype of the Shaman
Mastering intentions and awareness
A shaman is a spiritual expert, who goes into a trance in order to improve his own quality of life, and that of others and of the community as a whole. All cultures on the planet have some form of shamanism in their roots. You get the chance to get in touch with the archetype of the shaman, and will develop skills that contribute to growth and healing.
Creating a Musical Journey
Working with sound and music
Music is the vehicle the shaman uses to travel. The rhythms and melodies take the dancer on a journey full of inspiration and adventure. You get the chance to experiment with making organic sounds with simple instruments, as well as with contemporary technological means.
Guides, Ancestors and Poweranimals
During trance journeys we can make alliances with guides, teachers and ancestors in the spirit world. Often these guides present themselves in typical earthly forms, such as animals. You get the chance to develop a personal relationship with your guides.
Becoming Whole again
Integrating lost pieces of self
When we have suffered mild or severe trauma, we lose some or part of our uninhibited (?) nature: the integrity of our soul is deeply wounded/damaged/effected. We will explore the idea of ‘loss of soul’ and will perform rituals for becoming whole again.
Science and spirituality
Dancing your dream
On this training you will learn how trance, dance and other techniques can enhance your creative power, and help you realize your dreams. We provide a context in which science and spirituality meet.
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During your training you have one or more personal talks with the teachers. We pay attention to your personal development, and look at your individual needs and requirements.
Assigments and apprenticeship
You get homework assignments attuned to your individual background and motivations. Besides practicing with each other, you also get the chance to do an internship in practice. This way you get to know a vibrant community of trancedancers, whilst gaining practical experience.
Once you have completed all parts of the training program, and finished all assignments and the internship to satisfaction, you recieve a certificate, stating the number of hours and internships you have done.