This is a 9 month ONLINE Teacher Training with a 6 day residential module.
The School of Ecstatic Movement and teacher training programme were established in 2007 to deliver a standard of excellence to become a teacher of Ecstatic Awakening Dance.
We are dedicated to always being on the cutting edge of research into the body, healing and its evolving wisdom.
This course is full of theoretical knowledge & many practical exercises that will have you feeling all the benefits of following your own Bliss and then leading others to follow theirs.
All the coursework over the 9 months has been mapped in this training so that each module gives you insights and background information about why this method works so fundamentally to shift your whole life in a safe, effective and timely way, that’s requires nothing more of you than to turn up to a class on a regular basis and move.
There are 2 main aspects of this Training:
1. The Method
This covers everything you need to know about how and why this method is effective, as well as giving you an experiential foundation in teaching the various stages, holding space, and all other practicalities. You will have ample time for practice and feedback sessions during the Modules and you will also be required to practice in between sessions.
The topics include:
The Ecstatic Awakening Dance™ Method ( formerly known as Ecstatic Trance Dance) – the origins of this method, understanding the tools of Movement, Breath and Meditation; the 5 stages and what their purpose and benefits are; how to structure a class; what makes this method unique and effective.
Active Meditation – the benefits of “developing the witness”; using movement to move into meditation; other forms of Active Meditation that fast-track your personal transformation and understanding of this Method.
The Map of the Body – how movement leads to well-being on physical, emotional, mental and spiritual levels; learning to read the “story of the body”; preparation and Warm-Up techniques.
Emotional Catharsis – why catharsis or “emptying the vessel” is necessary; how to work with emotional catharsis in a group; how to cleanse and raise energy using the “shake”.
The Breath of Fire or Energy Dance – the purpose and benefits of this stage of the Method; the transformational power of the breath and techniques for working with the breath; how to hold space for the let-go process.
Holding Space – grounding through stillness; centering through guided meditation; how to create a safe closing circle; the art of listening & being through “sharing circles”; the power of your voice to guide others.
Music – how to use recorded and live music for Ecstatic Movement (you will be given a list of tried and tested music to work with and also specially-created music for this Method).
Practice – time to practice and make mini-presentations of the segments of the class with useful feedback to take you to the next stage.
Shamanic Practice – An introduction to Shamanic Practice and how it may impact on Ecstatic Awakening Dance.
2. Passionate Empowerment
This gives you the keys to becoming a successful and inspirational teacher, which includes the ability to be present, to be passionate and to connect directly with the people who come to your class. You will be “fired up” to uncover your unique gifts and take action to bring them into the world.
The topics include:
Becoming An Inspirational Teacher – identifying your purpose and role as a teacher; uncovering your vision; the keys to moving past fear into your passion.
Your Unique Brilliance – how to bring your unique gifts into your teaching; revealing your inner radiance; being of service and making a contribution to the world.
Presentation Skills – developing confidence; using a microphone; connecting through presence and passion; playfulness and letting yourself be seen.
Being a Success – the 7 keys to success; how to move from motivation to inspiration; plus the basics of running a business & online marketing skills.
Please Note: There may be minor variations to the exact details of the topics, depending on the needs of the group.
Certification will be given on complete attendance and participation of the Teacher Training and an on-going assessment – full details will be laid out in pre training agreement given when you book your place.