Date(s) - 26/04/2017 - 11/05/2017
Trinity Retreat House
Early bird price until December 31st – £1150
January 1st onwards – £1300
‘Awakening the Womb in the Dreamtime’
An Invitation for a Transformational Journey into Your Bellydance Power….
Awakened Bellydance is multi-faceted, transformative, self-awakening process which travels far beyond the realms of the usual Bellydancer. It is perfect for all women who have an interest in movement for healing. An intuitive remembrance and reclaiming of your sovereign dancer transports you into intuitive flow and surrender through a heightened awareness of the body, mind and emotions as energy when you move with intention.
Creating a respectful, supportive sisterhood is paramount whilst gently and organically leading you on an authentic path to self-discovery. Using traditional Middle Eastern dance techniques, Sacred dances from around the world, breath and energy work, meditation, yoga and conscious communication. We naturally raise our vibration as we dance into our divine self.
Bellydance is a captivatingly beautiful dance filled with mystery and sensuality. Like Yoga it has been around for thousands of years, it has the capability to integrate feminine and masculine energies into the body bringing a woman into wholeness and out of the bondages imposed by the self and society. Kundalini energy is activated through hip and belly based movements as we align with the geometric spirals of the universe. This creates a womb filled with power which if nurtured in the right way can lead to limitless potential and manifestation. However, in modern times as the origins and secrets of Bellydance have faded into ‘his-story’ dancers also experience the shadow dancer as the energy can stagnate and become trapped within the lower chakras manifesting control, judgment, competition, structure, conditioning and ego.
Dancing through our own perceived blockages within individual and collective journeys we move in soul resonance. Observing what we need to heal, learn and dream we will explore and experience our own innate power. Katie will guide and share her extensive knowledge instilling a gentle confidence inspiring you to continue on your transformational path of ‘dancenlightenment’. This deep knowing is a powerful tool for self-empowerment, propelling you forward on your visionary soul path which you can then share with others in Your own Awakened Bellydance classes.
As we connect authentically to the self we embody and activate the womb; the heart of Bellydance and a sacred vessel for your Kundalini energy. Each woman’s womb contains all of creation since time began – past relationships, old patterns, traumatic births, wounds, problem periods and sexual abuse. That’s yours and every woman throughout your family ‘her-story’ and as a collective consciousness!
When we bring awareness, compassion and light to the shadow self we give our bodies permission for expression, freedom and joy. Connecting womb to heart to re-programme, restructure, unlearn and activate our bodies’ energetic pathways. As we acknowledge and surrender our conditioning, control, the ego and trauma; life can also be fulfilling, self-healing and filled with love!
This is an invitation to experience You – embrace your Awakened Bellydancer! She who moves through the veil and removes it with heart and soul! Perfect for all those who wish to integrate and rejoice in their absolute and deepest femininity whilst unashamedly claiming the absolutely fantastic dancer they were born to be!
For teachers, performers and all women who would like to go beyond the mind into deep surrender and trust within the heart. Awakened Bellydance will expand your existence to transcend into endless possibilities! Creating a greater level of authenticity and connection with your students, audiences, life!
Absolutely no Bellydance or dance experience necessary, just an open heart to Be.
The Awakened Bellydance Facilitator Training is focused on Your dance and spiritual growth. Not the way that you dance, look or what costumes you own!
Your investment includes 16 days full training with Awakened Bellydance creator Katie Holland and includes 3 x daily home cooked vegetarian meals*, accommodation based on 2 people sharing, airport transfers, 2 x sound healing group sessions, a sacred sounds concert, cacao ceremony, dance vest top, day trip of adventure!
Katie will also provide ongoing online support and promotion for your classes through the Awakened Bellydance website and social media pages.
*Not included return flights to Sofia, Bulgaria. Travel insurance. Two meals on adventure day when we will eat at local restaurants.
There are five scholarship places available at £1050 *students will help with basic online promotions.
The scholarship will be offered to the first five people who pay their deposit by October 25th 2016.
***SCHOLARSHIPS have now finished***
Early bird price until December 31st – £1150
January 1st onwards – £1300
There are limited spaces available. Yours will be confirmed once your deposit has been paid.
A non refundable deposit of £300 is required to secure your place. The full amount is payable by 25th March 2017. *A monthly installment payment plan is available*
For deposit payments by Paypal:
Certification of Awakened Bellydance is at the discretion of Katie Holland upon full completion of the training.
Awakened Bellydance teaching insurance is available through www.balens.co.uk
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About Katie Holland….
“All Movement is Divine when the Heart is Danced Awake“
The beautiful Katie Holland is the creator of Awakened Bellydance. This gift is the intuitive synthesis and integration of her life’s studies and experiences to date.
Shifting focus from the usually expected outer form of belly dance to heart centered intuitive, healing movements. Katie will guide you to transform, transmute and embody your authentic, sovereign bellydancer. Discovering a new paradigm of bellydance; overflowing with self-empowerment, whilst embracing your passion, sensitivity and power.
Following an innate fascination for dance and the profound healing it can give. Middle Eastern dances in particular have given Katie insights into the depths of her inner-womb and bodily wisdom. It awakened her to previously unknown insights and intuitions whilst enabling her to surrender completely to trust and eons of feminine lineage. Katie made a conscious commitment many years ago to dance her way to self-remembering, living in truth whilst focusing on deep connection to self, others and the universe. Her commitment has led her to journey and enquire into the innermost workings of herself. Recognizing as she transformed her own shadow patterns she was truly able to shine – literally transforming her dance from the inside out!
Dancing from the age of three, Katie began her Arabic dance training in 1994. Performing with Hossam and Serena Ramzy, Cheb I Sabbah, Saleh Heby, Guy Schalom and Amani to name but a few. She has lived and worked in India and Asia with her two children and partner since 2006 performing for Bollywood celebrities whilst studying with Masters of Sacred cultural dances, Tantra, Shamanism and Energy healing techniques.
A renowned and highly sought after professional dancer across the world with a specific interest in dance for healing and spiritual development combines perfectly with her extensive experience as an Inner Dance Facilitator, Reiki Master/Teacher, Yoga teacher and energy worker. Training directly with Pi Villaraza – creator of ID, Katie has been extremely active in sharing this powerful modality and is the only facilitator trainer in the UK. Her naturally intuitive ability to hold space is testament to her commitment and a wealth of experience facilitating dance and energy based workshops globally.
Existing by her soul calling to embody, create and facilitate sacred dance healing processes… Awakened Bellydance has developed through love with the purest intentions of encouraging You to celebrate You! Katie’s pioneering methods of teaching and performing have evolved to fuse many different forms of movement and energy work.
Her aim? To enthuse, empower, cultivate and share this inspirational, magical energy to all she meets…..
Katie has been inspired and greatly influenced by the works, research and philosophy’s of Pi Villaraza, G.I.Gurdjieff, Sri Aurobindo, The Mother, Osho, Rumi, Clarissa Pinkola Estes, Hazrat Inayat Khan, Isadora Duncan, Eileen Caddy-Findhorn, Nikola Tesla and all who have strived to bring a fresh paradigm of consciousness to the fore.
She is the founder of Kashtat Bedu Sacred Dance and Yoga Retreats offering cultural, ecological and cultural adventures. Sharing unique dance adventures not usually found on the tourist trail. www.kashtatbedu-retreats.c
www.awakenedbellydance.com – coming soon!
To date Katie’s dance experience encompasses:
Bharatnatyam – classical Indian dance
Nepalese Buddhist Tantric dances
Gurdjieff Sacred dances
Osho dynamic meditation
Facilitator trainer of:
Reiki (Master/Teacher – Usui and Tera Mai-Seichem traditions)
Katie is a Practitioner of:
Yoga and Pranayama (Breath work)
Light Energy Weave
Indian head massage
Certificate in NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) and Crystal Healing.
Introduction to Transactional Analysis.
Katie completed a month long Internship in deep ecology, permaculture, conscious community and natural building techniques at Gaia Ashram, Thailand, 2016