Dance As Medicine

Facilitator Training

A 9 Month Online Training & Certificaton

Starts Early 2023

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

Is dance 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 dance 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.

IN THIS TRAINING YOU WILL LEARN HOW TO:

  • 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.

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  • 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

 Certificate Includes

9 months of Teaching, Discussion, and Practice

9 Modules of Live Online Teaching in Dance as Medicine

Reading, Journalling, & Assignments

Q & A Calls and Coaching

Online Community of Dance as Medicine Practitioners and Facilitators

Meet the Faculty

Hope Corbin - Program Director and Lead Instructor
Hope has been facilitating transformational dance classes, workshops and events for over 20 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 two more. This will be her fourth, and she has renamed the training as she is informed by more modalities than just Ecstatic Dance.
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 creatively expressive toddler, a Bellyfit™ Instructor, Certified Yoga Instructor, Certified Hawaiian Shamanic Bodywork Practitioner and Instructor, DJ, Gardener, and creative spirit.
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Tiffany Sparrow - Music Therapist, Music Sound as Medicine

With “pure tones and soulful lyrics,” Tiffany Sparrow Grace weaves her ambient folksy-roots style through her performances of original songs, cover tunes and Sanskrit mantras. A multi-instrumentalist and vocalist, Sparrow has performed across Western Canada on multiple occasions and toured with several well-known Kirtan artists such as Dave Stringer, Jai Uttal, Karnamrita Dasi and Shimshai. She is sought out to offer performance-presentations and lectures at conferences and yoga teacher trainings and her music has been featured live on CTV morning.

Tiffany Sparrow is an accredited music therapist (MTA) currently working in hospital settings assisting with pain reduction, emotional support, speech and movement rehabilitation. She is completing her MA in ethnomusicology, researching the health implications of group chanting and has also taught “An Introduction to Music Therapy” course for four terms at St. Stephen’s College. Sparrow has taught and studied yoga and mantra since 2004 with teachers such as Yogrishi Vishvketu.

Having traveled extensively, Sparrow brings her experience with global musics for health and well-being to her therapeutic work as well as her performances. She is passionate about sharing the impact of intentional sound. Music, infused with awareness and grace, has tremendous power to remind us of who we are.

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Renee McLachlan - Soulful Coach
Renee supports soul centred coaches, facilitators, and healers to claim the highest vision for their business through Spiritual connection and intuitive guidance, embodiment, and the deep healing of their limiting subconscious beliefs. She believes that each being has unique gifts that are vital to the collective. 

Renee has been coaching and facilitating since 2014 in the realms of subconscious reprogramming, sexuality, inner child work, self-expression, and Spirituality and has shared classes and workshops around the world at retreats, events and festivals, and online. She is a certified EFT practitioner & Ecstatic Dance Facilitator. 
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Program Details
 
Next session starts early 2023 and runs for 9 months.

Meet for 3hrs once a week on Wednesdays from
12 - 3pm MT, and one Saturday a month from 1- 4pm MT via Zoom.


Sessions are recorded if you can't make a class, however you are highly highly encouraged to be present for the Saturday classes if you plan to complete certification.

Tuition Options

REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED! NEXT SESSION STARTS EARLY 2023.

Payment Plan

$333 CAD

10 Monthly Payments

Full Tuition

$3330 CAD

1 Payment

If you are already of member of the EKTASIS Centre site, please click here to join the waitlist

 

Testimonials

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Michelle Newlands
Conscious Dance Facilitator, Holistic Healer

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.

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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.

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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

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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!”

FAQ'S

When does the training start?

The next training starts early 2023.

When are the classes?

Classes are every Wednesday from 12pm-3pm MST (UTC-7) and one Saturday a month from 1pm -4pm MST.

Although I would love for you attend the Wednesday classes, if you can not make it will be recorded and you can watch it later.

 

The Saturday classes are highly recommend to attend for anyone that wants to certify. You can catch up by watching the replay, however it won't be the same as you will be spending time practicing teaching during the class and receiving coaching and feedback from both myself and the other students.

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.

How much is the training?

Go HERE for the pricing.

How do I certify? What are the requirements?

In order to certify you 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

  • A video of you teaching a full length class

And then 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 in order to certify.

You will have 6 months after the training to complete the list above and book the call.

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

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