Trance Dance

Trance Dance International

Network of Facilitators

Aernoudt Knecht“This page offers an overview of certified Trance Dance Facilitators, trained and acknowledged by me, offering their workshops all over Europe.” Aernoudt Knecht

Europe

Austria

Günter Oswald

Anfang 30 zwang sich die für Gunter damals größte Krise, sich ganz seinem schamanischen Ruf zu stellen. Tiefe Initiationserfahrungen im Waldviertel und im Dunkelsteinerwald sowie erste Begegnungen mit den Urschamanen waren die Folge. Aus diesem alten jungsteinzeitlichen Feld, eingebettet in die Mythologie unserer europäischen indigenen Vorfahren, beziehe er seine Kraft und sein Wissen. In einem Europa, in dem unsere schamanische Kultur fast ausgerottet wurde, darf er, begleitet und ausgewählt von der geistigen Welt, seinen Beitrag leisten, dieses alte Wissen wiederzubeleben und zu leben.

“Meine Bestimmung und Lebensaufgabe liegen darin, Menschen beim Bewusstwerden und damit Heilwerden zu begleiten. Wer sein höchstes Potenzial lebt, wird auf allen Ebenen ein gesundes Leben führen!”

www.waldschamane.at

Belgium

Afra Kortram

Already in her childhood Afra was fascinated by the other and the spiritual, but at that moment she was not sure what to do with it. Over time, everything became clear. In her youth she regularly received visions, and noticed that she could sense people’s energies, she also sometimes knew in advance that certain situations were going to happen. In her life the central theme is culture, raised in different cultures that reflect her identity, life path and choices have influenced. She started giving and sharing coaching, reiki, healings, shamanic experiences and Trance Dance.

www.naturality.nl

Cin

For Cin, Trancedans is the medium that brought her back to her essence. She sees it as coming home to the shamanistic rituals, where her path and passion now lie. Using this medicine, she guides people in various trajectories where the blindfold is central. As a shamanic practitioner she creates the trance dances in connection with Spirit into a sacred ritual. The experience is unique and tailored to the moment.

www.ahawa.be

Enid Van Mierlo

More info soon available.

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Gert Daniels

Gert has been an experienced trance dance facilitator since 2010. He organizes silence-yoga-dance-nature retreats and workshops in the cities of Ghent and Leuven. He also organizes trance dance and sacred Sufi dance workshops. In addition, he travels throughout Flanders and offering Tibetan sword yoga (martial-art resilience training) for children and young people in schools and youth care. 

Dance is my medicine, and he likes to share it with love and passion from a peaceful heart.

www.gertdaniels.dance

Maggie Nauwelaers

Maggie discovered the power of working with the senses and the body, how working with nature brought me closer to myself, and learned intensely to take full responsibility, and again and again courageously, and to dive into the alchemy of her own heart in search of authenticity, self-love and joie de vivre. Maggie guides and empower others to courageously take this path of consciousness, with a balanced, powerful mix of body-oriented ritual consciousness work, tailored to the individual. 

I love to guide them to see the signals in and around their own body, to understand them and to guide them to live their full power in connection with self , others and the nature that surrounds them.”

www.hartenmagie.be

Joyz

Joyz enjoys free expression and became a trance dance facilitator around the age of 30, followed by a 3-year training in shamanism and sound healing. Since then she has been giving trance dances and sound concerts. Her energetic-spiritual work deepened further, including Breath work & Reiki. Important here is: What is going on in the here & now? How can healing & growth be supported? Trance dance fits perfectly with this: making deep contact with yourself & your body and creating a healing movement for yourself through dance!

www.shivaya.net

Sonia Krahy

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www.well-spring.eu

Wouter Vernaillen

In 2020 Wouter personally experienced the healing power of sound and music and decided to follow a sound healing course given by Surya in Akasha Retreat Center in 2021. With a modest knowledge of electronic music production and DJ skills from a past life, Wouter decided to make and play music for holistic health and dance in addition to IT consultancy.

In May 2022 Wouter played a first Ecstatic Dance sessionand in the summer of 2022, 2 more successful Ecstatic Dance sessions followed. In 2022 Wouter graduated from the Trance Dance Facilitator Training at Wellspring, and he plans monthly Trancedans sessions from January 2023.

www.harmonics.be

Czech Republic

Michaela Plecháčková, MSc

Lecturer – Music Therapist – Lover of Rhythms

“We are beings permeated by rhythm. Trance dance is a deep experience in which we connect to our inner wisdom. We listen to her and let her guide us.. “

www.trancedance.cz
www.muzikohrani.cz

France

Hilde Schelkens

More info soon available.

“more info soon available”

Germany

Jan Von Wille

Als ehemaliger Goldschmied, Pastor und Therapeut arbeitet Jan jetzt als Meditationslehrer und Trance-Tanz Facilitater und gibt sein Wissen mit einer selten erfrischenden und alltagstauglichen Anwendbarkeit wieder. Seine Seminare, Kurse und Bücher sind Augenöffner für die Wahrheiten, die wir bereits in uns tragen und machen Lust auf Transformation.

Mit seinem ungewöhnlichen Lebenslauf und einer zeitgemäßen Spiritualität inspiriert er zu einem Leben über dem gewöhnlichen Status Quo. Er gilt im deutschsprachigen Raum als Experte für integrale Seelenentwicklung und erreicht mit seinen Seminaren, Videos und Büchern ein sehr gemischtes Publikum. Ihn treibt in allem, was er tut, die Sehnsucht an, so tief wie möglich zu erforschen, wer wir sind und was wir füreinander sein können.

“In meinem ersten Beruf war ich Goldschmied. Vieles, was ich hier gelernt habe, konnte ich in meine späteren Berufe einbringen: Das Verwandeln von Metallen, der Prozess der Reinigung und Formung – bis ich dann zum Schluss ein funkelndes Kunstwerk in den Händen halten konnte.”

www.jan-von-wille.de
www.lebenvertiefen.de
Merit Holzner

Merit Holzner

During her travels, living in South America for years, Merit experienced altered states of consciousness through the shamanic practices of indigenous people. Back in Europe she discovered Trance Dance to be the practice which resonates most with her, and she wants to share this experience with the world as a facilitator.

I am taught by life, more and more, to surrender to what is, and to what constantly unfolds. I deeply feel that the Trance Experience is a forgotten basic need of human beings. Trance Dance is one of the most direct ways to enter a state of expanded awareness. I love to hold space for others, to connect with themselves and with life beyond themselves.

www.well-spring.eu

Myriam Kentrup

Wilderness educator, since 1999 at Wildeshausen Wilderness School, with a focus on nature connection, ecology, sustainability, permaculture and Freinet pedagogy. Myriam has been traveling in different cultures, different teachers from indigenous cultures (including Paul Raphael, JoAnne Gasco, Mala Spotted Eagle, Manitonquat, Bob and Lee Nitsch, Sobonfu Somé, the Bush people of the Kalahari and the Nouaji of the Sahara ) and through the natural knowledge of their ancestors.

“It is a great life gift for me to be able to do this work, which connects me with nature, with people of all ages and with myself. I love being able to accompany people in their natural vitality – to inspire and inspire them!”

www.wildnisschule.de

Netherlands

Corine Kolb

More info soon available.

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Eleonora Bot

Professionally, after studying Human Resource Management at the Hogeschool van Amsterdam, Eleonora started to specialize in counseling, bodywork, tantra, voice work, mantra singing from the age of 25. She has been guiding people on their path since she was 22. First as a career advisor at VUmc, later as a women’s counselor at Blauwe Maan and as a care worker, supervisor and trainer at the Salvation Army. She has her my own practice since 2007, and also supervises retreat weeks for Zopuur, and offers individual sessions there.

“I am a Spaceholder for people to heal and embrace Life, with Love, Awareness & Music”

www.singingsoul.nl

Eveline Mientjes

Eveline graduated in HBO Communication and then followed the training as a Transpersonal therapist at the Boswijk Institute. This training combines (Gestalt) psychotherapy with mindfulness. She also followed the free (voice) expression training with Erica Nap. Eveline also danced the five rhythms for 8 years and, did Biodanza for 3 years. In addition, she did workshops in the field of Emotionally Focused Therapy (Relationship Therapy). She has been offering individual therapy, relationship therapy and group therapy for 15 years, and has worked at the Boswijk Institute as a group therapist, supervisor and trainer for therapists. I am also inspired by Buddhism and non-duality.

“I especially feel the love for human suffering. I know there is great joy beneath all the pain, hence the name of my practice: Living from joy”

www.levenvanuitvreugde.nl

Esta Polyesta, DJ

This Amsterdam based DJ started DJ-ing in the fall of 2005. Since then she has played at different festivals in Holland: Lowlands, Shoeless Open Air, Amsterdam Dance Event, Magneet Festival, Mysteryland, All Is One, Amsterdam Roots Festival, Robodock, Gay Pride, Werfpop, Women Inc. and Landjuweel Festival. Polyesta is resident at Ruigoord and Noorderlicht. She played several times in the well-known Amsterdam clubs Paradiso, Tropen Theater, Hotel Arena, Club Lite, Melkweg and many other venues in the city. She is a regular DJ for Little Buddha (Buddha Bar) Amsterdam and the Nomads (Supperclub) DJ team, and has been playing beyond the Netherlands and Europe. In 2011 she graduated as a Trance Dance Facilitator, and has been offering workshops and rituals ever since, adding to her curriculum.

www.djpolyesta.nl

Inge Hoogeveen

For over 20 years Inge has guided people in their personal growth and change processes. Her professional experience as a psychomotor therapist, movement therapist, program counselor and (career) coach coincides with her expertise and who she is as a person: she practices what she preaches. The methods and principles that she uses have proven themselves in practice and she has also used and integrated them herself. Inge know what it’s like to struggle inside and I also know how good it feels to be freed from this.

“Through my own process I have lived through what comes with personal growth.”

www.ingehoogeveen.com

Wendy Wetzels

More info soon available.

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www.facebook.com/zindercoaching

Spain

Patrice Taylor

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www.innersource-galicia.es

Switserland

Rahel Wunderli

I have been dancing with different teachers for more than 10 years, and I lead groups again and again. My passion for creative and pleasurable movement is unbroken, sharing it and passing it on is a life project. My courses are animated by what I have learned in the many dance lessons, seminars and courses as well as by my experiences as a gardener, historian, alpine shepherd, farm worker and versatile person. 

“I lead with pictorial language and always different, with a thirst for research, trust in human robustness and the great desire to create a lively place. A place where we can meet each other with an alert body, clear mind and warm heart.”

www.tanzgarten-awendur.ch