Dance As Medicine
An Online Training & Certificaton
March - December 2021
REGISTRATION CLOSES MARCH 14th at 9PM MST
TRAINING STARTS MARCH 17th 2021!
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 marketing, as well as exploring a few different 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/stressful/stagnant 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 their voice effectively.
Theme their classes in a way that aligns with their unique message and gifts.
Choose and plan the music for a session, including basic DJ skills
Navigate the energetic and emotional anatomy of themselves and their students.
Use the healing power of dance and ecstasy to heal themselves and others.
Offer space and tools for effective integration.
Use the technology needed to teach classes online
Market their classes in an effective, authentic, and heart centred way
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.
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.
Training starts March 17, 2021. It is a 9 month online program. There will be one class a week on Wednesday 12:00 - 3:00pm MST that you can attend live or watch the recording after, and then one class a month on Saturday 1:00 - 4:00pm MST that you will need to attend the live class if you intend to certify.
Here are some testimonials from students who took the 2019/2020 training:
When does the training start?
The training starts March 17th, 2021 and will end mid-December 2021.
When are the classes?
Classes are every Wednesday from 12pm-3pm MST (UTC-7) and one Saturday a month from 1pm -4pm MST.
Saturday dates are: March 20, April 17, May 15, June 12, July 17, August 21, September 25, October 16, November 20
The Wednesday class, although I would love for you attend in person, if you can not make it will be recorded and you can watch it later. The Saturday classes are mandatory to attend in person for anyone that wants to certify.
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?
I am doing this differently this year since I am offering the training online.
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. There is a small fee of $250 for this meeting. In it you will have a chance to ask any mentoring question and receive supportive feedback.
You will have 6 months after the training to complete the list above and book the call.
Or message me with your questions...