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Dance As Medicine
Facilitator Training

150hr Training and Certification
hybrid: in-person & online

Starts FALL 2024

Do you feel called to share your love for ecstatic / conscious dance with others? 

Is movement your spiritual practice, your healing medicine, the way you connect deeply with yourself?


Would you like to learn more tools to go deeper in your own practice?


This training is both personal and professional development. It is perfect for those wanting to go deeper in their own personal healing journey AND for those that would like to hold space for others and share their passion.

I feel passionate about supporting your unique gifts, medicine, creativity and message to be nurtured in this training.  I am not inspired to teach you how to do what I do… but support you in being the most YOU CAN BE.

Learn the foundations of movement as a healing and spiritual practice, facilitation skills and tools, creating sacred space and transformational containers, class planning, music selection, authentic heart-centred marketing, as well as exploring several conscious ecstatic dance modalities as sources of inspiration.

There is a strong focus in this training on deepening your own dance practice as I firmly believe that the deeper a facilitator goes into their own journey, the better they are equipped to hold space for others. Learning how to navigate your own internal journey - body, heart, mind and spirit -  supports you to guide others to do the same.

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"I had the opportunity to work with Hope during the Dance as Medicine Facilitator Training  in 2022. It was an abundant experience. Hope has a deep kindness and loving awareness to create a safe space, in which I always felt held, supported, empowered. The program itself it's rich, deep, revealing and healing. Not only I learned the skills of how to guide an intuitive dance class, but I also enjoyed all the dance sessions that Hope carefully guided it for us. I felt moments of deep bliss during several dance classes for which I am profoundly grateful for. This training opened my heart and body towards more aliveness, more awareness and more freedom.

Thank you, dear Hope <3"


- Claudia Neculae

Dance has always been my medicine…
what’s brought me back to my essential self. 

I want to share with you the tools and techniques that have brought me so much healing, personal growth and spiritual connection. 


Dance helps me to release stress and tension, process my emotions, receive higher guidance, and remember the truth of who I am. 


It helps me to shed the layers that society projects on to me and supports me to find freedom. 


It helps me to be fully myself, all that am, beyond labels and identity. 


It’s a super safe space to express myself authentically and to be seen, held, supported, and loved for who I am, in all that I am. 


I want this for you too! To experience the freedom, vitality, empowerment this practice offers. 

I hope you'll join me!

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AA recent 2021 UCLA study found that Conscious Dance offered therapeutic benefits to those with depression and anxiety, a history of trauma, chronic pain, and a history of substance abuse. Participants endorsed experiences similar to mindfulness meditation and flow states.

Read the study -


  • Create a safe sacred space for healing and transformation.

  • Creatively warm up the body and connect the participants.

  • Effectively hold space for emotional energy release and integration.

  • Create sessions that are trauma informed.

  • Plan and map a dance session that is healing, fun, and transformational.

  • Both facilitate and use your voice effectively.

  • ​Theme your classes in a way that aligns with your unique message and gifts.

  • ​Choose and plan the music for a session, including basic DJ skills​

  • Navigate the energetic and emotional anatomy of yourself and your students.

  • Use the healing power of dance and ecstasy to heal yourself and others.

  • Offer space and tools for effective integration.

  • Use the technology needed to teach classes online

  • Market your classes in an effective, authentic, and heart centred way

  • Move beyond your blocks and gain the confidence you need to truly share your gifts in the world

"Enrolling in the Dance as Medicine Facilitator Training was an investment in myself and my gifts to the world.

This course is a powerful blend of personal healing work and skill development. I was consistently learning about myself while gaining the confidence to offer ecstatic dance as a healing modality to others.  


Ecstatic dance is a pillar of my personal holistic health practice, as well as one of my sacred offerings to my community. I didn't know where this journey would take me and two years later I'm so thankful I said yes! 


I remain in gratitude to Hope for her vision, guidance and mentorship in this art of healing."

Michelle Newlands

Conscious Dance Facilitator, Holistic Healer

Dance as Medicine Facilitator Training

9 months of Instruction, Discussion, and Practice

2 in-person modules, and 1 online self-paced module

Reading, Journalling, & Assignments

1-2 Monthly Online Classroom Sessions

1-2 Monthly Community Connection & Support Sessions

Small Group Mentorship Calls

A Close-Knit Online Community

Free 10 month membership to EKSTASIS Dance Online

Beautiful certificate for 150hrs of training as a Conscious Movement Facilitator for those that certify

Meet the Faculty

Hope Corbin - Program Director and Lead Instructor

Hope has been facilitating transformational dance classes, workshops and events around the world for almost 25 years.

Initially inspired by the 5 Rhythms she went on to study Kundalini Dance™ with Leyolah Dekanic and became the first Kundalini Dance™ Facilitator in North America. She was a program assistant and assistant teacher for the Kundalini Dance™ Facilitator Trainings from 2005 - 2011.

She offered her first Ecstatic Dance Facilitator Training in 2013 and has gone on to offer many more.

She has studied and is inspired by 5 Rhythms™, Kundalini Dance™, Trance Dance™, Yoga Trance Dance™, Bellyfit™, Authentic Movement, Somatic Stress Release™, Dancing Freedom, Hawaiian Shamanism and Bodywork, and more...

She is a mother to a very passionate energetic child, a Bellyfit™ Instructor, Certified 200hr Yoga Instructor, Certified Hawaiian Shamanic Bodywork Practitioner and Instructor, DJ, Gardener, and creative spirit.


 Next session starts fall 2024!

3 Modules

Module 1: EMBODY
(7-day in-person retreat)

Go deep into your own personal practice to clear out what is not needed, and align with your divine blueprint

September 30 - October 6 - near Stony Plain, AB Canada - $797 f&a

Module 2: THEORY
(7 months online : October - May)
self-paced + 1-2 monthly online class sessions + 1-2 monthly online community connection sessions

Learn the theoretical information you need to lead and hold space for conscious movement and ecstatic dance journeys, including the business side.

Live online sessions will be Wednesdays at 12pm MT

Module 3: PRACTICE
(7-day in-person retreat)
Practice: the art of facilitation, creating playlists, and DJ skills.

May /June  (TBC) - near Stony Plain, AB Canada - $797 f&a

Tuition Options


Payment Plan

$235 CAD

$295 CAD

12 Payments

*food and accommodations for in-person retreats will be extra

Full Tuition

$2697 CAD

$3333 CAD

1 Payment

*food and accommodations for in-person retreats will be extra

In order to keep this training accessible I do offer payment plans, and I do my best to keep the extra charges to a minimum just to offset the cost of my merchant processing fees. However as a working mother and solopreneur who doesn't receive outside funding or employment income, I do request that if you can pay the entire tuition upfront that does support me to have the cash flow to set up the systems and structures I need to host this training. thank you for your understanding and support.

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Nahture Mbanefo
Glass Blower

One of my biggest life challenges before I started the training was developing a connection to self – soul, body, emotions, spirituality. It made me feel disconnected, numb, lost and empty.⁠

Everything changed after attending the training. I awoke to who I am and the magic and power that exists within and all around me.⁠

I experienced a deeper understanding of earth-based spirituality, an ability to feel my emotions and heal them by moving them through my body, and skills to keep me grounded and connected to myself and better able to track the shifts and changes. ⁠

If you like to dance, if you feel disconnected from yourself and the spiritual realm, if you want to change yourself to better help change the world, then this course is most definitely for you! ⁠

This course gave me a framework for life!”


Karen Berry
Founder of BassBurn Dance Fit

In 2015 I graduated from a deep dive Ecstatic Dance Facilitator training with Ekstasis Dance. It was the information, experience and loving nudge towards the growth that I absolutely needed - not only for my own personal life as a therapy to get out of a very dark place at the time, but also professionally as a dance guide, teacher, facilitator and space holder. 


It is very thorough and also fun. I highly recommend it and encourage anyone reading this to take a look and see if it calls you.

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Angela Dechaine
Yoga Instructor, Movement Facilitator, BCST

I've trained with Hope. My time with her has been transformational. She is a deeply rooted guide and she is genuinely dedicated to fostering your own gifts. I always felt safe, seen and held in my process/development.


Hayley Flinn
Embodiment Guide, Vibrant Embodiment

This training has changed my life.


I feel aligned with my soul purpose and feel confident that I have what it takes to hold sacred space and offer dance as medicine to others. Hope is a gifted facilitator and teacher, guiding from a place of love, confidence and compassion while supporting her students to embrace their own unique gifts and wisdom.


Her 20+ years of experience shows as she offers deep knowledge on this spiritual practice and facilitates transformational dance journeys.


I highly recommend this training to anyone seeking to deepen their mind + body + spirit connection through movement and offer this out into the world.


Thank you immensely Hope! 

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Carmen Fernandez
Conscious Dance Facilitator

I took the Dance as Medicine Facilitator Training because I wanted to learn how to facilitate conscious dance classes, as a conscious dance practitioner I had gotten lots of benefits from dancing and wanted to share it with the world.

I really enjoyed every part of the training, I realised there is lots of learn and to practice but I always was motivated to keep learning. I am looking forward to finish the training and I feel confident enough to start teaching classes.

I learned a lot about conscious dance, music, movement, emotions and I felt part of a loving community of women, sisters that gathered together and I learn as much from then as from the teacher.

If you are on the fence about taking this training, connect with your heart and do what feels right to you

  • When does the training start?
    The next round of the Dance as Medicine Training starts fall 2024.
  • When are the classes?
    There will be a 7-day in person retreat in September / October, held near Stony Plain, AB at an off-grid retreat centre. The online portion will be between October 2024 to May 2025 and will be primarily self-paced PLUS 2x monthly live online classroom sessions on Wednesdays at 12pm MT, and 2x monthly live online community connection & support sessions also on Wednesdays at 12pm MT. The final 7-day in person retreat will be held in May / June 2025. Dates TBC.
  • How much Homework is there?
    I always say that the amount you put into the training is what you will get out of it. That being said I do not give grades nor do I hound people about their homework. I strongly believe in personal responsibility. There is a reading list, and there are 5 books I highly recommend you read. ​ There are journalling questions in each module, and I do ask you to submit the entries you are okay with sharing. You have a month to submit them. This is primarily for accountability, and so you don't do all the journalling in the last month. This has been requested by previous students. I will give you time during class to do the journalling or at least get a good start on it. ​ I do encourage you to find one day a week (or every two weeks or once a month) to practice teaching. This might be just in your living room for one to two friends or family members. ​ Please read the Certification Requirements below for more information about homework.
  • What is the cost of the training?
    Go HERE for the pricing.
  • How do I complete certification? What are the requirements?
    In order to certify you'll need to hand in: all journalling assignments (just the parts you are okay sharing.) Two 3-page book reports Personal Feedback on two classes you have taught Participant Feedback on two classes you have taught Two maps of classes you have created and taught Attend either the 7-day in-person Retreat or submit a video of you teaching a class ​ Those that do not attend the retreat will have to book a certification call with me. In it you will have a chance to ask any mentoring question and receive supportive feedback. ​ There is an extra fee of $333 for the certification call. ​ You will have 6 months after the training to complete the list above and complete certification.
  • I want to join but I cannot afford the investment? What are my options?
    If you are interested in an extended payment plan please contact me. If you need a discounted or scholarship option, please fill out the form - HERE Discounted and scholarship applications will be open until September 1st, 2024 and be decided on or by September 7th, 2024. Those that apply will receive an email letting know if they've received a scholarship or pay-what-you-can spot on or after those dates.

Still have questions? Message me with your questions...

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