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:

Contemporary Shamanism
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 (MSc Psychology, Radboud University) has over 20 years of experiece in the fields of psychology, coaching and teaching, and in facilitating trance dance rituals. 

During his formal education 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, building on two decades of experience! 

Aernoudt is senior lecturer for most of the workshops, retreats and trainings Wellspring Academy offers in Europe and beyond.

Aernoudt KnechtQuote

If you are willing to be an authentic expression of life, apart from a clear vision and a powerful intention, surrendering to whatever unfolds, is essential.

Breath, music, movement, trance … are portals to an infinite source of inspiration and creativity.

The void in the darkness is an ocean of endless possibilities!