Trance Dance

Wellspring Academy

Trance Dance Training

20th Anniversary

Wellspring Academy was founded in 2002 by Aernoudt Knecht.
The retreat and training center opened in 2012.

Trance Dance 20th Anniversary

We offer facilitator trainings and masterclasses on:

Trance Dance
Ceremonial Darkness
Soul Retrieval
Intercultural Spirituality
Trance Dance Facilitator Training

Spiritual Growth

Module 1 – Dancer
Module 2 – Facilitator

Info and registration

Senior Teacher

Aernoudt Knecht, MSc

Aernoudt Knecht MSc

Aernoudt Knecht is internationally renowned for his work in teaching and facilitating trance dance, and is senior lecturer for most of the workshops, retreats and trainings Wellspring Academy offers in Europe, and other regions in the world.

Aernoudt has over 20 years of experiece in the fields of psychology, meditation, trance- and somatic therapies and coaching. During his formal education (MSc Psychology, Radboud University) Aernoudt specialized in the psychology of culture and religion. Since then, he studied and apprenticed with a variety of traditional and modern healers and teachers.

What makes him unique as a teacher is his deep understanding of the transformative power of the practices he teaches. With over two decades of experience in the field, Aernoudt is a master at his craft, and brings a wealth of knowledge, passion, and unparalleled expertise to every session.

Aernoudt KnechtQuote
If you want to be your most authentic self, and be a vital expression of life, apart from a clear vision and a powerful intention, surrendering to whatever unfolds is essential.

Breath, rhythm, music, movement, … are portals to an infinite source of inspiration and creativity. The void, in darkness, is an ocean of ancient memories and endless possibilities!

In Trance we shift, from moving to being moved, from dancing to becoming the dance.

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