✤ Combine your unique skill set with our potent movement facilitation tools designed to build community and get dancers into their bodies ✤
→ Have you ever attended an Ecstatic Dance and wondered how the cohesive and potent feeling of community is created?
→ Have you been running conscious dance events but feel that there is something missing or that your dancers are wanting something more?
→ Do you possess mad leadership skills but lack the embodiment training you need to feel confident holding the beginning and end of the dance?
→ Come train with us in person and join 20 fellow Conscious Dance Facilitators on this exciting new adventure! This is the most in depth way of taking this training.
The full in-person experience is a blended training which consists of:
→ 2 modules (3 hours each) of training via Zoom before we come together in person, on the 20 & 27 of July
→ 7 full days of in-person training 5-11 of August: live classes, break-out groups and Q&A sessions
→ 2 modules (3 hours each) of training via Zoom 21 of September & 5 of October
→ A total of 60+ hours of training
→ Training includes: dancing, live training sessions, small group discussion/support, opportunities to practise the skills you are learning, special guests w/ lots of time for Q&A
→ 180+ page manual including assignments, worksheets & resources
→ Full access to the recordings of the 4 online sessions
→ A designated Facebook/WhatsApp group to continue weekly discussions, share resources and maintain connection with your cohorts and teachers
→ Certification & some extra goodies
→ A support network of fellow Certified DTM Dance Facilitators
✤ BERNICE RAABIS (Founder of Dance the Medicine)
While now an experienced teacher of Ecstatic Dance Leaders, Bernice began humbly in a small dance studio nestled in the Kootenay Mountains of Western Canada. Here she ran bi-weekly events for over 8 years; Dance Church, a multi-generational Sunday morning dance, and Dance The Medicine, a conscious dance class based on Soul Motion, Movement-based Expressive Arts and Somatic Therapy. By 2016 Bernice was working beyond her local community, co-founded Ecstatic Dance International and began hosting successful trainings and events in Amsterdam, Guatemala and Portugal. In addition to having DJed many Ecstatic Dances around the globe, she was also at the helm of our hugely popular Ecstatic DJ Conference this past May, gathering 200+ aspiring and professional DJs from all over the world. She is on a mission to infect the world with dance in hopes that everyone, everywhere, will one day have a place to dance in community.
✤ CRISTINA CIOBANU (Montréal, Canada – Unicorn at Dance the Medicine)
Romanian by birth, world-traveller by choice and French-Canadian by adoption, Cristina is a passion-led event organiser and dancer by default. She’s been a fine arts and circus teacher, a fire dance performer, project manager and a very dedicated Earth and Human activist. In 2016, after encountering the spiritual community on the shores of Lake Atitlan in Guatemala, she decided to serve the world as an event producer assistant and on-site manager in retreat centres that focus on well-being and movement therapies. This is how she got to meet Bernice from Dance the Medicine, and immediately after, she knew that her mission was to contribute to DTM’s vision. Cristina continues her training in conscious movement practices through alternative healing therapies such as conscious Dance DJing and facilitation, Thai-yoga massage, complementary medicine and self-sustainable gardening.
SUPPORT TEAM & SPECIAL GUESTS
✤ LYNNE ADAMS (Hudson, Canada – 5 Rhythms Certified Teacher)
✤ Others TBC
Who is this path for?
→ Those who want a cohort to learn with and keep as colleagues for the years to come
→ Those who learn better in groups
→ Those whose schedule will fit well with the hours of the live training
→ Those who want to be able to interact with teachers and other students
→ Will I receive a certification? Yes, you will be certified at the end of the course.
→ Will this training cover DJing? No, this is exclusively a Facilitator training. But we do offer a DJ Training & a large collection of on-demand videos (check out our website for more details: www.dancethemedicine.com
→ For how long will the recordings be available? The videos will be available for you to watch for a period of 180 days after the training ends.
→ I have a question. Can you assist me? Absolutely. Simply send us a PM or email us: email@example.com.
→ What’s your cancellation policy? In case of cancellation from your side, we don’t offer any refunds, no matter the reason.
TESTIMONIALS FROM OUR GRADUATES
“This training is for the big visionaries, event organizers, and executives of dance programs out there. It takes you through step by step how to create an Ecstatic Dance event. The best part is you’re surrounding by super rad people who truly believe in the vision as much as you do; and who feel alive in sharing that vision. I feel absolutely honoured to be a part of this amazing group as of dancers, organizers, and beautiful human beings. Showing up with my whole heart, it changed me and I feel like I’ve grown a lot.”
→ Carol Boccaccio – Canada
“Dance the Medicine prepared me with the tools to grow as an Ecstatic Dance leader and warrior! The container held, even online, was potent and full of space to explore the building blocks for the foundation of my dance. It was an honor to be apart of this community of conscious dance leaders. I now feel fully equipped to go out and infect my communities with the medicine of Dance!
→ Elissa Eskridge – Costa Rica
“This online training has come in the right time, just when I felt the call to share the awesomeness of conscious dance with my people, after such a crazy year. I am amazed by the connections I have made during this training and the quality of its content which was more than I expected.”
→ Dounia Acef – Morocco
“Bernice, Renée and the DTM team are a knowledgable, grounded and experienced group of teachers. They REALLY care about their students and it’s obvious when you experience the quality of the production and information they share. They attract a huge variety of students and the opportunity to network during the course is high.”
→ Rafaél Suvaii – Canada
“Through powerful visualization exercises, sharing of invaluable wisdom and experience, and creation of a supportive community, I now have the confidence and knowledge to go out there in the world and make an impact through dance. This training was everything and more that I needed..!”
→ Lien Kabelka – Belgium
“The leadership in this training was outstanding. The content was very well thought out, relevant and rich. It filled in a lot of questions I’ve long held around how do do a great job leading conscious dance, but also provided examples of many different approaches. I loved connecting with people from all over who are passionate about the same thing as me.”→ Sarah Hall – USA
“Renée and Bernice – you two are the leaders we need right now. Thank you for this amazing opportunity!”
→ Nadine Guldimann – Switzerland
Very much looking forward to meeting you!
Bernice, Cristina & the DTM team