August 1-10, 2018
Island Brac, Croatia

SpiritDance SoulSong

Teacher Training –  August 1st to August 10th, 2018

This retreat offers the opportunity to fully immerse yourself in the arts of singing, sounding, breathing, dancing and building community. You will learn powerful teaching and facilitation skills, such as class theming, the craft of DJing, anatomy of movement, and understanding how energy and sound move into and through your body. We will guide you toward your own unique expression as a practitioner or a facilitator of this incredible and personal evolutionary path.

2018/08/01 14:00:00
In summer of  2018 teacher training & retreat, Ellen Watson, co-creator of SpiritDance SoulSong, offers Vibrance, the foundation class.  Ellen will share her 35 years of offering classes, workshops, retreats & trainings in various Somatic Arts Practices. This program is open to any and all interested in personal development, deepening your practice, or professional vocational training. Perfect for yoga teachers, bodyworkers, mothers, daughters, brothers, sisters. Open to All, regardless of background or experience.
This course offers the opportunity to fully immerse yourself in the arts of singing, sounding, breathing, dancing and building community. You will learn powerful teaching and facilitation skills, such as class theming, the craft of DJing, anatomy of movement, and understanding how energy and sound move into and through your body.
We will guide you toward your own unique expression as a practitioner or a facilitator of this incredible and personal evolutionary path. Singing and dancing are the oldest spiritual practices on our planet. SpiritDance SoulSong brings these ancient healing practices into the modern world. Discover your body as a musical instrument, empowering you to be in vibrant, radiant health. SDSS fuses cross-cultural spiritual and philosophical truths with Western psychology and modern scientific research. A fusion of the eight chakras and the five elements, SpiritDance SoulSong begins with the root chakra, powered by your breath and your heartbeat. Accessible to everyone, this moving meditation invites you to realize physical and metaphysical fitness by opening your heart, freeing your voice, letting go of the past, exploring your breath, strengthening and detoxifying your cardiovascular and respiratory systems, and toning your digestive and reproductive systems. When we sing, the breath, heart, mind and body resonate together. SoulSong uncovers the songs in our hearts and awakens our true voice. You can learn to use your voice as medicine. No musical background required.
SoulSong’s natural pranayama exercises invite sound from all parts of your body, your musical instrument, opening space, new vitality and balance.
SoulSong is an experiential practice that creates a safe space for everyone to express the heart song they have deep inside, waiting to be shared with the world. Tap into the liberated state of being a child, open your throat chakra, and immerse yourself in the healing power of sound.
Through movement, music, breath, sound, song and visualization, we can transform ourselves, our relationships, our communities and our planet. This is the intention of SpiritDance SoulSong. A world-renowned somatic arts educator, Ellen Watson has an extensive history in healing arts, developed from over 30 years at the historic Esalen® Institute in Big Sur, California. After studying 5Rhythms with Gabrielle Roth, Ellen developed SpiritDance to incorporate her complementary practices in Esalen® Massage, Holotropic Breathwork, Continuum Movement, yoga, Clinical Hypnosis, Gestalt Awareness Practice and sound healing.  Read more here.

VIBRANCE – Teacher Training

Join Ellen for VIBRANCESpiritDance SoulSong’s foundation practice.  We’ve created our user-friendly V I B R A N C E, by popular demand for a basic practice, open to all bodies, all ages, shapes, and levels of fitness. From kindergartner’s to seniors, from the fitness world to the yoga mat, to men and to women ready to Wake Up & Roar, to Vibrate, Pulsate, Resonate, physically and metaphysically. SpiritDance SoulSong’s Vibrance is Good Medicine. Morning, Noon, & Night: Early Morning Vibrance energizes for the start of a GREAT Day; mid day Vibrance refills your energetic cup, evening Vibrance, a slower, restorative, calming practice. Vibrance works with SpiritDance SoulSong’s map of the 8 chakras. Vibrance activates your 108 meridians, shakes your 206 bones, moves your 660 muscles, calms your mind, opens your heart, and activates your breath. Vibrance’s  series of 60 – 90 minute musical compilations provide you with  ‘ready to dance, sound, & sing’ without putting on your DJ hat. In this retreat, Ellen offers this inclusive Teacher Training module, 2 hours daily for 5 days, for those ready to hold space for others, ready to lead a Vibrance class, ready to inspire yogis and yoginis off the mat to the dance floor and back again.


What is VIBRANCE:

V  –  Vocalize, Vibrate, Visualize
I  –    Illuminate, Inspire,  Imagine
B –   Breathe, Become, Belong
R –   Resonate, Radiate, Relate
A –   Activate, Attune, Attend
N –   Navigate, Negotiate,
C –   Conspire, Create, Contact
E –    Energize, Engage, Explore
Sample daily schedule

7:30-9:30 – SpiritDance SoulSong & Vibrance

9:30-11:00 – Delicious & Nutritious Brunch

11:00-1:00 – Teacher Training Module

1:00-4:00 – Rest, Restore, Relax, Swim, Spa, Sleep

4:00-6:00 – Vibrance

6:30-8:00 – Dinner & free time

Evening Activities – May include Kirtan Concert, Dewi Ayu Trance Dance Ritual, Singing & Dancing

 
Accreditation:
ICMTA & ISMETA accreditations pending,  Continuing Education credits for Yoga Alliance teachers.

Travelling to Croatia

Flying from U.S.A

We suggest you go to SkyScanner to purchase your flight to Split – Croatia. Lufthansa, British Airways, United, Delta, Air France, Turkish Air are the
most popular.

 

 

Getting to our Land Retreat on Island Brač

You can fly to island Brač:
http://airport-brac.hr

Or take ferry from Split to island Brac:
http://www.jadrolinija.hr/en/ferry-croatia

 

 

Flying from Europe

There are direct flights to Split from many European destinations. The range increases continually so please check the full route network from the Split Airport website. There are also charter flights to Split from UK regional airports like Bristol, Norwich, Birmingham, Southampton, Luton and Manchester. You can also travel to Split via nearby Zadar on the Dalmatian coast. From Zadar, fly to Split or take a bus along the coast to Split (approx. 2.5 hours)

You can also fly to Dubrovnik, Zadar, Pula and Zagreb airports. From these places you can easily connect to other cities by plane, bus, train or car-
rental.

 

 

Airlines which fly to Croatia from European cities:

EasyJet from London Gatwick

Wizz from London Luton

Austrian from Vienna

Germanwings from Berlin Schonefeld, Cologne, Bonn, Hamburg and
Stuttgart

Lufthansa from Frankfurt / Main International

SNBrussels Airlines from Brussels

Norwegian Air from Oslo

SkyEurope from Bratislava, Prague, Budapest and Kracow

Croatia Airlines flies from London Gatwick, Manchester, Paris Charles de
Gaulle, Vienna, Zagreb, Berlin Schonefeld, Dusseldorf, Hannover,
Hamburg, Frankfurt, Rome, Athens.