©2019  Ekstasis Dance

October 2019 - April 2020

Dance As Medicine

Facilitator Training

A 200-Hour Training & Certificaton in 3 Modules

Next In Person Info Session is September 13th. Next Online Info Session is September 18th. Training Begins October 21.

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 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.


  • 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.

  • 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.

And more...

200-Hour Certificate Includes

200 Hours of Teaching, Discussion, and Practice

3 Modules of In Person Teaching in Dance as Medicine

Reading, Journalling, & Assignments

Q & A Calls and Coaching Between Modules

Online Community of Dance as Medicine Practitioners and Facilitators

Meet the Instructor

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.
Program Details
Module 1: October 21 - 27
Module 2: January 18 - 24
Module 3: April 20 - 26
9:00 - 5:00pm each day
At Buddha Belly Yoga and Wellness, 6139 101 Ave, Edmonton Alberta Canada

Tuition Options

Payment Plan

$375 CAD

8 Monthly Payments

Full Tuition

$2995 CAD

$375 Deposit to hold your spot