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 has a Master degree in Psychology (Radboud University Nijmegen), and has specialized in the psychology of culture and religion. He was taught over many years by various teachers, and is also a musician, trance dance facilitator and trainer. Aernoudt has more than 20 years of experience in coaching and teaching, and in facilitatng trance dance rituals, and is senior lecturer for all the workshops, retreats and trainings Wellspring Academy organises.

“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!”


Aernoudt Knecht MSc