Heart of Ecstatic Dance Training 2021

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Heart of Ecstatic Dance * Training in Antwerp or Amsterdam
Holding space for creating a community
Week of 7-12 June 2021

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A training program for people who wish to create, facilitate and lead ECSTATIC DANCE! A learning experience into the core principles that make Ecstatic Dance a magical journey.

Heart of Ecstatic Dance is a 7-day training program for everyone who feels the calling to create a dancing community. You will learn to manifest, hold, and facilitate your own unique Ecstatic Dance. It is a deep dive into the core principles that make the dance ‘ecstatic’: holding and creating a safe space, dealing with challenges on the dance floor, building an inclusive community, and creating an ecstatic journey through conducting different ceremonies and soundscapes. Every dance floor is special and each dancer is unique. It’s like learning a new language. It asks for curiousity, patience and lots of practice. In this program you will have hands-on experience with leading ceremonies and playing music – both in the training and by being involved in one or more Ecstatic Dances in Amsterdam. You’ll learn the ’magic tools’ as DJ’s, organizers and ceremony leaders that can create our ecstatic chemistry.

For more info or to register: website | Facebook.


About us:

Tom Goldhand is a dancer, dance teacher, group facilitator and a Dance therapist (MA). Tom has been teaching, creating and facilitating dance for over 15 years. He is the co-founder and facilitator of Ecstatic Dance Amsterdam, and owner and manager of Sadhana Dance School. In the last years alongside the weekly classes, Tom facilitates movement and personal development week workshops and retreats in Europe.

“I see myself as an improviser, I dance to discover, uncover and recover. My dance gravitate more and more into exploring movement with awareness and this is what I like to share, whether it is in dance improvisation – the art of here and now, working with partners in the form of contact improvisation, going deep into Authentic Movement or high and above into Ecstatic Dance”.



Léon Beckx is a dancer and a psychologist (MSc). After studying Gestalt therapy he came across the 5Rhythms in 2001 and fell in love with the Conscious Dance form. In 2008 he trained with Gabrielle Roth to become a teacher and has since then been teaching Conscious Dance in the Netherlands and abroad. Besides dance, Léon is a lifelong student of martial arts, a somatic practitioner and a playback theater actor and weaves these practices in his teachings. His teaching style is experimental and subtle with much focus on our bodies innate intelligence.

Léon will also bring his extensive experience with facilitation, community building and community art to the training. From 2007 he has been working as a senior trainer and co-director for a Dutch NGO ‘Diversity Joy’, working with diverse and often marginalized communities and educating facilitators (inter)nationally.



Caroline S’Jegers, the founder of ‘ícaro – roots to create’, is an embodied entrepreneur and trainer. She is the co-organizer of Ecstatic Dance Belgium and is passionate about sharing her (he)ART – from teaching workshops to DJ’ing and leading ceremonies at dance communities and (conscious club) events all over the world.

As a dancer and DJ, Caroline uses music as poetry, while speaking the language of the body and listening to the heart’s longings. The sounds of DJ CaroLine can be summarized in three words: uplifting, deep and soulful. As a psychologist (BA) and a cultural anthropologist (MSc), Caroline has absorbed herself for years in the deeper-lying healing aspects of dance across cultures. Bringing dance back to the land, Caroline envisions a future where community life flourishes and respect for Mother Earth deepens…



During this week training we wish to create an intimate dancing and learning community. We therefore have places for a limited amount of participants.


To join this training please send us an e-mail with a description of yourself and the reasons behind your wish to join this week – mail us to this address: heartofecstaticdance@gmail.com.

Once received you will get a confirmation mail and all info will be sent to you.

For more information and testimonials of participants of our training, please check our website.



* Super early bird price (first 4 registrations): 550 euro
* Early bird price: 700 euro
* Full price: 850-950 euro (according to income and financial abilities)

 The training does not include lodging and food.
10% of the income will be donated to a charity organization.