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San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
*** PLEASE NOTE *** Embodiment Training is now March 8 - 17, 2013!
The Dancing Freedom Facilitator Training Program trains people who love movement to use conscious dance as a vehicle for healing, transformation and community development.
Our training intensives are a depth dive into your personal transformation and evolution as a leader. They take you beyond your edges AND bring you home. You get to dance every day, do yoga every morning, learn a powerful new skill, create amazing new friends, AND flow forward in your own evolution - all at the same time. Our trainings are a great way to get fit, and an amazing way to participate in a dynamic, collabortative spiritual community!
EMBODIMENT: The Practice
Embodiment is a 10 day dance journey to embody your practice. You will move through the elements as an essential archetypal map for personal transformation, experiencing the shamanic and ecstatic power of Earth, Water, Fire, Air & Ether. You will expand your capacity for Living Awake through somatic sensing, feeling & expression.
Embodiment gives you practical tools to embody presence, to move your body with natural skill and organic awareness and help others to do the same, to LOVE WHAT IS, and to HARVEST the wisdom of body, emotions, heart, soul and spirit received through the dance. You will map the Six Patterns of Total Body Connectivity to reclaim whole-being function and wellness while expanding movement range, choice and innovation. You will inhabit the INNER DANCE - a powerful practice of witness and mover used to access deeper levels of self understanding and somatic healing. Most importantly, you will learn how to facilitate the fundamental Dancing Freedom practice by getting it deep into your bones.
This training is PERFECT for:
- yoga teachers
- youth leaders
- social change agents
- integral health practioners & holistic healers
- K-12 teachers who want to integrate movement into their curriculum
- organizational development specialists
The Training Cycle
Our training program provides you with a take-home practice and tool kit to facilitate growht and healing through conscious, intelligent, joyful embodiment. Our trainings transform and uplift the lives of all those who attend through the practice of dance as a path of soul integration, creative fulfillment and transformation.
Embodiment is part of our three part U.S. training format. The three core modules are Embodiment, Mastery and Vision. We suggest you take EMBODIMENT FIRST. 2013 may be THE LAST YEAR we offer this fantastic format. The great benefit of this method is that you have TIME to integrate each module between sessions, and you do not have to travel outside of the U.S. to get your trainings.
EMBODIMENT gives you the foundational tools needed to embody the elemental wave as a facilitator, dancer, and student of the practice.
MASTERY explores the Big Picture of living in oneness and and offers a life-long learning template for soul expression.
VISION is a soul journey, inviting each person to take his or her next step into full self-expression and participation in the family of being.
Start teaching NOW! After you have completed either Embodiment or Mastery you are approved to and encouraged to begin teaching Dancing Freedom classes as a "facilitator-in-training". We believe the best way to learn is to get out there and teach! You will learn so much about yourself by teaching. To become a certified certifed Dancing Freedom facilitator you must complete Embodiment, Mastery, and Vision, teach at least 4 classes, and complete a final evaluation.
The Dancing Freedom Philosophy
LIFE moves on endless waves of change. Now, more than ever, chaos, transition and emergence, are our constant companions and guides. As a planetary community, we dance on the edge of the unknown.
Our ability to grow and to thrive depends on our cultivated skills of fluidity, intimacy, adaptability, resilience and embodied wisdom. Dancing Freedom helps people to access these states and to integrate them as traits of being in tangible, grounded, lasting ways. The practice reveals EVERYTHING about who you are, what motivates you, your shadow, your light and your soul's purpose.
As we navigate the immense changes happening in this time, we are learning that true humanity and real value is expressed through experience. We are learning that real abundance happens when we anchor in the present time in our bodies, hearts and souls, that true fulfillment is a choice, and that community is the nexus of our next great evolutionary step.
Included instruction, food, lodging and access to Harbin facilities & dances. Does not include manual.
$1895 - Early-Bird Discount ($245 off when you pay IN FULL by Janurary 22nd, 2013!)
$2195 - Regular Tuition (after Janurary 22nd, 2013)
We provide dorm lodging or camping. We offer camping on-side at the beautiful Harbin Oneness Institute. There are a limited number of dorm beds available. We offer them on a first come, first serve basis. Please specify if you would like a dorm bed or camping on your registration form. If you choose to camp (the stars are breathtaking from the Oneness Institute) you will have full access to hot showers and bathrooms in the dorm housing. You must bring all your own camping gear.
We believe happy, nourished bodies are the best for dancing. Included in your tuition are 3 catered meals every day plus snacks. We provide delicious, healthy catered meals tailered to the needs of each group but typically include hearty vegetarian/vegan, with gluten-free/soy-free options and a meat/fish option.
Harbin Hot Springs
Your tuition includes a full pass to Harbin Hot Springs for the entire training.
All payments to Dancing Freedom and Samantha Sweetwater are non-refundable and only transferable to future trainings.
Facilitator Training Team
Samantha Sweetwater, M.A. is the founder of Dancing Freedom and PeaceBody Japan, synergizing body-centric practice, soul empowerment and sustainability leadership training in an integral offering for individual and planetary evolution. Her transformational offerings create a safe space to open the heart, express the soul, and to reconnect with the self-generating capacity to experience wholeness. A Priestess, Guide, Soul Coach and Author, she leads and loves through authenticity, integral perspective, divine play, and sacred presence. Samantha holds a self-created degree from UCSC in Social Theory and The Dance, is a certified yoga instructor, somatics practitioner, massage therapist, Dream Coach, Reiki Master, and an ordained priestess.
CHRISTOPHER CAMPBELL co-facilitates the Dancing Freedom facilitator trainings with Samantha. Christopher had a radical spiritual awakening at the age of 18 and has since been immersed in the quest to embody the oneness he experienced. With a formal degree in religion, 15 years of direct study with a living meditation Master, and a lifetime of dance inquiry, he has traveled the globe as a pilgrim, apprentice and guide. Christopher is the creator of a unique approach to Self-development known as “Dancing Between Heaven and Earth,” and he leads trainings worldwide that empower people to apply the art and science of transformation in their healing work and everyday lives. He resides in beautiful northern California and has a thriving private practice as a Soul-Life Coach, supporting clients to access their inner calling and mindfully translate it into creative action.
When & Where
Awaken Your Body. Open your Heart. Love your shadow. Expand your light. Heal. Grow. Connect... Glow.
Dancing Freedom is an inviation to be more fully alive. It is a free-form ecstatic, somatic & shamanic movement prayer ~ a community oriented method of dance therapy, a sacred practice & a soul return ~ friendly for all ages, abilities and bodies.
Join us. Ignite Your Soul!