This morning I woke with a heavy heart again after dreaming all night in anxiety, fear and doubt, which is mostly the place I’ve been since my Dad passed 5 weeks ago! So I decided to dance, bone weary and sluggish I arrived at Zoë‘s class. I’m done, I surrendered, I let the warm up unravel my armoured body, the shake to gently wake my energy body, then I dropped deep into my heart in the free dance “I Don’t know what to do” I said “help me?”
Then I know! I start calling all those people into my heart, My dad, My mum, my lover, my child, my family, my friends, everyone I felt, children and politicians, saints and sinners, everyone and everything just stepped into my heart, I invited them there as the faces arose before me, surrendering and opening more and more into the energy of my heart, I invited all the parts of me, the baby, the child, the teenager, the mother and every twisted up emotion that had been dogging me for months, judgment, jealousy, fear, pain & loss. All are welcome here.
The heart expands so much it becomes the whole universe, love moving every atom & cell, I am the universe, the universe is me and I dance.
I don’t feel broken anymore, I feel soft and gentle and kind and strong.
I feel love for everything and everyone no space for anything else.
This dance is my wise teacher, my sensual lover and my innocent child.
Through my moving body I connect to the star dust, love and dirt that I am and I honour myself for the trillion cells that have decided to be me for a while. Then I fall to the earth renewed, embraced in resting peace. All is well.
Pretty awesome for a rainy January morning in Hereford……….rekindling my passion for Ecstatic Awakening Dance, It helps me re-member who I really am.
Dancing in January 2016
“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, Herefordshire.
“Ecstatic Awakening Dance teacher training was so much more than I expected. I not only learnt the skills and gained the confidence to teach this powerful method, but I also went on a journey of personal transformation.
The course is dynamic and packed full of theoretical knowledge and practical exercises. It teaches you how to create a safe and encouraging space for others to take a journey of self-exploration and self-expression through the power of movement, breath and meditation. There is so much that can be said about the benefits of the method, but what touched me most was its invitation to me to be free to dance my own dance, to feel liberated from the constraints of rules and to instead embrace the possibility of moving freely and boldly.
Rebecca is a brilliant teacher. She is honest, passionate and deeply committed to the growth of her students. I felt very supported by her and by her amazing assistant, Zoë, throughout the whole training.
It was wonderful to connect with other brilliant women on the course and to form loving and nurturing relationships with them. I returned home feeling more grounded, empowered, and sensually awakened.
I can’t recommend the Ecstatic Awakening Dance teacher training enough. Thank you so much!”
Grace Dares, Brighton 2015.
Iwona Mroczek on Ecstatic Awakening Dance Teacher Training
Leanne on her Teacher Training experience in 2015
Zoë and Tania on their Ecstatic Awakening Teacher Training
“This training is one of the most amazing training I have ever done. If you want to improve your skills as a public speaker, this is the best training. I have felt more confident and more grounded after these 10 days. Very powerful. Thank you Rebecca!”
“So I’d done a lot of self-work, thought outside the parameters of ‘normal’ life, am spiritual, deep, connected – but still searching for something to just…hit the spot…I knew something had to change for me. I had done mind/therapy/spirit, but I was missing the body connection – and being a human – that’s pretty short-sighted!
So, as an obese woman – with fear – I contacted Rebecca Hanscombe to see how ridiculous it may NOT be for a woman like me to become a dance teacher. Within two email exchanges I knew this was right for me. I knew I was in safe hands. I knew that this was not another of those worthy, self-congratulatory, ethereal ego-trips that I have become so used to in the world of alternative ‘therapies’. But don’t get me wrong…the training was out of this world, a proper physical and spiritual journey…and at times, it was hard to see how the intensive teacher training that blew my head off was going to translate into being able to run a class – but the very day after finishing the training, I found myself in my own hall, running my very own class…and so Big Beats Dance…for other people ‘like me’, so used to carrying shame about our ‘fat bodies’ was born. Thank you Rebecca and Zoe for holding such an amazing space for this to happen.
So if you are reading this…if you know you want more…if you know you have something to offer other people…then get this out there. IT ROCKS! If I can do it – you can!”
Rozz McDonald 2015.
“The Ecstatic Awakening Dance teacher training was completely life-changing for me – one of the best courses I’ve ever done!! The first part of the course was spent really experiencing and living the method, with loads of useful personal development stuff woven in. The second half focused on building our skills and confidence to become a facilitator of EAD, whilst also clarifying our own unique life purpose and way of working.
Rebecca held a loving, healing, safe and supportive space which enabled us to heal and move through our fears or self-imposed limitations, and to grow, develop and expand ourselves and our skills as facilitators/healers. EAD is a truly holistic course, healing and building confidence on all levels, and Rebecca really embodies all that she teaches. Her enthusiasm, love, joy and sense of fun is truly contagious!
I HIGHLY recommend this training to anyone who is interested in dance, healing, transformation and creating more joy in yourself and for others! 🙂 I can’t wait to share this amazing method in UK and Thailand!! I know it will continue to change my life and those around me. I’m so happy to have found it! Thanks a million, Rebecca!! xxx”
“Rebecca Hanscombe is an awesome dance & transformation facilitator trainer….phew quite a mouthful…If you want to change your experience of life and way of being this 10 day training will do exactly that!!! I did it in April 2014, it blew my mind and stopped me in my tracks.
Not only did I learn to hold space for others to transform through dance but I made close connections with some beautiful people through the 10 days, it built my confidence with speaking to groups of people, I discovered things I never knew possible through the power of dance, I came away feeling totally energised and re-balanced.
I have been practising the dance method nearly everyday for 10 mins and posting it on YouTube to share with everyone who feels to try it. Dancing everyday for me brings me into alignment with my true essence, it helps me to feel joy and happiness even if my life conditions on the outside are not perfect (according to my conditioned mind). Ecstatic Awakening Dance invites me to become aware of my thoughts, feelings, emotions, body sensations and then to move beyond.
I cannot recommend it enough!”
Kate Shanti Grafton 2014
“Thank god I stopped procrastinating and decided to come on the teacher training! A very deep and rich experience taking us too many wonderful and challenging places – ultimately arriving at a place of empowerment; feeling confident in holding a space and being inspired with passion for the method. Not to mention meeting some wonderful people – a new soul family!”
Jay Lloyd – Ecstatic Awakening Dance Teacher Training 2011
“This course truly delivered for me what it had promised to do. It help me to get more empowered, become clearer of the next steps of my journey, gain confidence and greater connection with myself and others, and the ability to channel my passion into action. I feel privileged to have shared this journey with some amazing people and to have a unique and inspiring teacher. I am really grateful for this life changing experience.”
Evi Baldwin, London
“It was a new approach to the inner depth for me. Awakening, expressing & then falling deep in was so naturally easy. The space, beautifully held by the experienced facilitators, felt safe and encouraging to explore, express, be yourself and the energy created made me feel likeI know everyone in the group for a long long time.
I recommend to try it at least for once to everyone who is on the spiritual self exploring path or just want to try something different, alternative”
Atmo Chaitanya – London
“Before completing the Teacher Training, I was a woman in two minds. This course gave me both the courage and impetus to do what I knew in my heart I had to do – let go of the job that no longer served me and step back into the flow of life.”
Jeanette Silver – Loughborough UK
“It was a life changing experience to embark on the Ecstatic Awakening Dance Teacher Training. I felt supported and held. Beckie created a deep fun and loving space, I feel very grateful for all I’ve learnt also meeting Amoda was very nourishing and inspirational. Thank you for supporting me to go to the depths of myself and comprehend my ecstatic nature.”
Ieva Meadow – Ecstatic Awakening Dance Teacher Training 2011
“From doing Ecstatic Awakening Dance I was able to work through many stuck emotions and transform them with the power of expression and freedom the meditation gave me. The facilitators are fantastic creating a space where I feel safe and free to just be me. I have danced with my light and my shadows and am always left feeling lighter, less afraid and more able to access my love and compassion for those around me.
I would highly recommend it to anyone who wants transformation, love and clarity in their life”
Amy Thomson – Somerset
“This training was one of the best things I have ever done! The method is deeply transformational and healing but the best part was having the journey of becoming a teacher with Amoda, who generously passed all her tools, wisdom, and love to me and the rest of the ecstatic group!”
Alexia Selene, Greece
“Wow, what a journey, I laughed, I cried, I shared, I listened, I witnessed, I touched a deep and tender part of myself. I had beautiful moments of clarity and ecstasy, release and freedom. A door has been opened and I have stepped through. Thank you, Amoda, for all of your support, love, truth and wisdom”.
Tara Carr – N.Wales
“My decision to book onto the Ecstatic Awakening Dance Teacher Training was rather serendipitous. As Horace Walpole (1754), said: “Always making discoveries, by accidents and sagacity, of things which they were not in quest of”.
And this is how EAD was for me. I had watched a video of the Teacher Training and immediately knew, for no known reason, that I had to go!! And I am so glad I did.
Into the unknown I went, and ten days later I emerged standing taller, my body speaking to me, and me listening to my body once more. I felt feelings & sensations I had never felt before, and the tutors wrapped me in their warm, metaphorical blankets. But most importantly, I danced. I danced like never before: calmly, softly, excitedly, courageously, slowly shifting forward, and softly touched by the air around me as if it were a pillow…(maybe it was).
I danced my dreams, my hopes, and my fears, and at the end of the course I emerged from this incredible bubble of bliss, knowing that I could carry this bubble with me like a balloon on a string, out into the world.
I now run retreats in various worldwide locations and dance my dreams each day!
I hope serendipity finds you and that you can share in the magic too!!”
Rebecca Jones 2015
Spending 11 days with an amazing group of women (all women on my training) in an incredibly beautiful setting; going through a deeply profound process and training, was life changing. Giving me the confidence to go out there and just do it!! Pushing through comfort zones and hold-ons in a totally safe and held space.
Rebecca has such an easy going and light way of teaching that is very inspirational, while being able to hold a safe container for the work we were moving through. I have made some lasting friendships with incredible women; I hadn’t laughed so much in a long time as I did on this training. A true gift-Thank you!
Rahima Ferguson 2014