Our next 9 Month Online

Ecstatic Awakening Dance Teacher Training

starts on 8th March 2018.


The all-inclusive Residential Module will be in The Pelion, Greece between 20-26th July 2018.

The Early Bird Price of £1650 is available until the 21st December 2017.  After the 21st December the price rises to £2250.

There are 2 main aspects of this Training:


 1. The Method: Online Webinar Training


This covers everything you need to know about how and why this method is effective, as well as giving you an experiential foundation in teaching the various stages, holding space, and all other practicalities of getting it out into your community.

The topics include:

The Ecstatic Awakening Dance™ Method (formerly known as Ecstatic Trance Dance):

The origins of this method, understanding the tools of Movement, Breath and Meditation; the 5 stages and what their purpose and benefits are; how movement lead to well being on the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual levels. Also, how to structure a class and what makes this method unique and effective.

The Map of the Body:

Learning to read the Story of the Body; Preparation and Warm-Up Techniques. Both physically and energetically, we dive into how amazing we are.

Active Meditation:

The benefits of developing the witness; using movement to move into meditation.

Emotional Catharsis:

Why catharsis or “emptying the vessel” is necessary; how to work with emotional catharsis in a group; how to cleanse and raise energy using The Shake to access the psoas in a safe way.

The Breath of Fire or Energy Dance:

The purpose and benefits of this stage of the method; the transformational power of the breath and techniques for working with the breath, why it is a powerful tool for transformation and personal growth (what are the effects; what are the reasons for doing it), the differences and similarities of other methods.

Group Dynamics: Dynamism:

Holding an EAD session; safety precautions, how to work with what comes up for people in a session. Group coherence to allow deeper surrender into the heart to raise your vibration and thrive.

Grounding and the Art of Stillness:

The importance of integration and the possibility of quantum healing through relaxation. What is sacred space? Setting intentions through ritual, ceremony and prayer.


How to use recorded and live music for Ecstatic Movement (you will be given a list of tried and tested music to work with and also specially created music for this method). The use of sound healing through crystal singing bowls.

Shamanic Practice :

An introduction to Shamanic Practice; it’s history and how it may impact on Ecstatic Awakening Dance. An invitation to reclaim your personal power by journeying into the shamanic landscape.

Being a Success:

The 7 keys to success; how to move from motivation to inspiration.

Creating a Transformational Business:

A comprehensive toolkit on how to create a business plan and build your business.

Putting Your Dance into Practice:

Facilitating 4 classes with synopsis aster the residential module.

2: Passionate Empowerment

The residential module for this next intake is in The Pelion, GREECE: 20-26th July 2018.

Mount Pelion is the sacred mountain of Chiron. It is a land of bountiful mountainous sweet chestnut forests, crystal clear healing springs, waterfalls, secret coves and beaches kissed by the velvety water of the Aegean Sea.  The whole area vibrates with health and abundance with over 200 herbs growing wild, buzzing with the sound of honey bees.  This mountain is very special and that is why we are thrilled to be offering the EAD Teacher Training Residential Module here.

This gives you the keys to becoming a successful and inspirational teacher.  This includes the ability to be present, to be passionate and to connect directly with the people who come to your class. You will be fired up to uncover your unique gifts to take action to bring them into the world. You will have ample time for practise and feedback sessions during the retreat.

The topics include:

Empowerment becoming an Inspirational Teacher:

Identifying your purpose and role as a teacher, uncovering your vision, the keys to moving past fear and into your passion, the keys to empowerment and success.

You Unique Brilliance:

How to bring your unique gifts into your teaching, revealing your inner radiance, being of service and making a contribution to the world.


Time to practise and make mini-presentaions of the segments of the class with useful feedback to take you to the next stage.

Presentaion Skills:

Deeveloping confidence, using a microphone, connecting through presence and passion, playfulness and letting yourself be seen.

Holding Space:

Holding energy, your role as facilitator/teacher and the Art of Listening and Being, the importance of closing for a group, how to hold a sharing circle, your role, how to create a safe closing circle, the Art of Listening and Being through sharing circles, the power of you voice to guide others.


How to use recorded music, the technical equipment.

Practical Assessment

Please note: there may be minor variations to the exact details of the topics depending on the needs of the group.


Certification will be given on complete attendance and participation of the Teacher Training and successful completion of four practise sessions. Also, practical and written assessment which will enable you to register with the School of Ecstatic Movement as an Ecstatic Awakening Dance Teacher.  Full details will be given in the pre-training agreement given when you book your place.

This training is being led by the Director of the School of Ecstatic Movement, Rebecca Hanscombe, and is assisted by other skilled Ecstatic Awakening Dance Teachers who are graduates of the training.

FEE: £1650 Early Bird Price rising to £2250 on the 21st December 2017.

The fee includes registration onto webinars, all coursework materials and support, Certification, all-inclusive residential training in Greece, and practical assessment.

It is also possible to pay your course fees by an installment plan.  Please enquire for further details.

To book you place please send a deposit of £297

Click on the Paypal button below to pay your non refundable deposit for the Ecstatic Awakening Dance Teacher Training.

For more information contact Rebecca:

Tel: 07879 292235

Email: rebecca@schoolofecstaticmovement.com


“I turned up to the Ecstatic Awakening Dance Teacher Training full of trepidation. Just getting there had been a mission and I was very excited and very, very nervous. The next 10 days took me, and my fellow course mates, on the journey of a lifetime. We had little idea of the challenges, the tears, the laughter, the sisterhood and the release of the furious dancing to come. Rebecca Hanscombe created mirrors for us to truly see our edges, our fears, our holdings and our resistant patterns and then held us as they broke apart. She let us dive in deep into it all. Rebecca then gave us the space and the support to rebuild and strengthen from a place of love. It wasn’t an easy time for any of us but goodness me it was liberating! The training to run a class was thorough and comprehensive, so much so, I felt confident enough to start my own weekly class just 3 weeks after completing the training. If you want to do something that will transform how you feel about yourself and others I can’t recommend this teacher training highly enough. If you have been hesitating as to whether to do this course or not, I would just urge you to take the plunge and go for it. I did and it was the best decision I could ever have made.”

Zoë Mason