Dancing Freedom Training

The Path of Embodied Awakening

Ecstatic, Somatic & Shamanic Journeys to Oneness

Embody your Soul’s Purpose with Authenticity, Love and Power.  Be and Dance who you REALLY ARE.  Become a part of our global team spreading DANCING FREEDOM for awakening, health, intimacy, community and integral leadership around the planet.  This training is designed to a.) empower those who desire to teach conscious dance with a facilitation tool-box that changes lives and b.) to change the lives of all who do the training through the practice of dance as a path of liberation and soul-integration.  You do not need to know you want to be a facilitator to join us.  You simply need to know that DANCE is YOUR PATH.

Embodiment

Dancing Freedom Facilitator Training

With Samantha Sweetwater & Christopher Campbell

March 2 – 11, 2012 • Harbin Hot Springs, California

The Dancing Freedom Facilitator Training Program invites you to be and dance who you really are.  Become a part of our global community of facilitators sharing Dancing Freedom for peace, awakening, health, intimacy, community and integral leadership around the planet.

Our facilitator training is designed to:

  • Provide a take-home practice and tool kit to all those who want to facilitate the evolution of humanity through conscious, intelligent, joyful embodiment.
  • Transform and uplift the lives of all who do the training through the practice of dance as a path of soul integration, creative fulfillment and transformation.

You do not need to know that you want to be a facilitator to join us. You simply need to know that DANCE is YOUR MEDICINE.  Our training intensives are super fun, totally transformational, a great way to get fit, and an amazing way to participate in a dynamic, collaborative spiritual community!

The Training Cycle

There are three modules to the complete training structure: Mastery, Embodiment and Vision. You can begin training at any point in the cycle.  Once you begin, plan to complete the training within one year.  MASTERY explores the Big Picture of living in oneness and and offers a life-long learning template for soul expression.  EMBODIMENT gives the nuts and bolts of the practice and the foundational tools needed to teach.  VISION is a soul journey, inviting each person to take the next step of initiation into full self-expression and participation in the family of being.

EMBODIMENT: The Practice

  • Journey through the elements as an essential archetypal map for personal transformation and soul magic.
  • Understand and experience the shamanic and ecstatic intelligence of Earth, Water, Fire, Air & Ether.
  • Discover somatic sensing, feeling & expression.
  • Learn practical tools that actually show you how to LOVE WHAT IS, and how to HARVEST the wisdom of body, emotions, heart and spirit received through the dance.
  • Map the Six Patterns of Total Body Connectivity to reclaim whole-being function and wellness while expanding movement range, choice and innovation.
  • Inhabit the INNER DANCE – a powerful practice of witness and mover used to access deeper levels of self understanding and somatic healing.
  • Learn how to facilitate the fundamental Dancing Freedom practice.

WHO JOINS US?

  • yoga teachers
  • youth leaders
  • social change agents
  • dancers
  • integral health practitioners & holistic healers
  • life-coaches
  • therapists
  • K-12 teachers who want to integrate movement into their curriculum
  • organizational development specialists
  • ministers
  • dj’s

WHY?

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.

LODGING: Harbin Hot Springs, California

Dancing Freedom EMBODIMENT Spring 2012 will be held at the beautiful Harbin Hot Springs in Northern California. EFor more info: http://www.harbin.org


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

At the age of 13, Samantha dove into dance to save her life and free her soul.  Locked in her high school’s wrestling room for long, sweaty hours, she  found  a sacred vehicle of expression, integration and healing. Immediately.  She choreographed epic pieces about spiritual states with no-names, war and peace, strange play of relationship and found a language beyond words for experiencing the way the universe works. After college, she entered a successful career as a professional dancer, director, producer, choreographer and community activist and San Francisco. Injury and an obsession with questions of presence and PRACTICE (over performance) called her to leave the stage and to shape dance as an ever more communal process of transformative experience and collective action.  So, in 1998, she developed Dancing Freedom (and the Contact Improvisation based form called Dharma Dance). Since then, she has taught on five continents in such venues as Esalen, Kalani Retreat Center, Harbin Hot Springs and Grace Cathedral, at conferences, festivals and events such as Bioneers, HUB’s “Actioning Your Brilliance,” Earth Dance, Harmony Fest and the Economics of Peace Conference, and with health experts David Wolfe and Gabriel Cousens. She is also the developer and director of the PeaceBody School, Japan. She is currently, is working towards a Doctor of Ministry Degree with Wisdom University.

Click here to access her personal BLOG and SOUL COACHING SESSIONS.

CHRISTOPHER CAMPBELL had a radical spiritual awakening at the age of 18 and has since been immersed in the quest to 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.

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*All meals are included. There is no camping available.
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DANCE IS THE NEXT YOGA.  JOIN THE MOVEMENT.  WE ARE DANCING FREEDOM AND ONLY FREEDOM.  FACILITATE EVOLUTION IN ACTION.

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 adaptability, resilience and embodied wisdom.  As we navigate the immense changes happening in this time, we are learning that real value is expressed through experience, 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.

THIS IS WHY THERE HAS NEVER BEEN A BETTER TIME TO TRAIN AS A DANCING FREEDOM FACILITATOR!

Bring people together through the healing and harmonizing power of DANCE. Be a Force of Beauty. Embody oneness in the dance of life. Lead through the joy of movement, the bliss of stillness, the grace of authentic presence, and the true value of human connection. Learn how to create a safe and powerful practice space for community celebration, process and evolution. Integrate this simple and powerful practice into new areas of your life, your practice, your business and your community. Increase aliveness, adaptability, awareness, well-being and your ultimate gnosis of FREEDOM.

This training is perfect for:

  • Yoga Teachers
  • Fitness Professionals
  • Activists
  • Managers
  • Holistic Health Practitioners
  • Community Organizers
  • Teachers
  • Therapists
  • Management Consultants and Organizational Development Professionals
  • Life Coaches
  • Dancers who wish to extend their gifts into transformational community leadership
  • Conscious DJ’s
  • Anyone wishing to deepen his or her body-mind-soul practice and mastery

Dancing Freedom is calling forward a loving, spiritual attuned, diverse group of individuals, a group called by the truth of Oneness and the beauty of embodiment, to spread the light of wholeness through the path of Dancing Freedom. This work empowers Unity in Diversity, so come with the intentions of being fully yourself and carrying the work forward through your own, unique voice.

You may begin training with either Embodiment or Vision.  Mastery further unfolds your full experience and mastery of embodied awakening.  Once you begin, devote an evolutionary year to hone your capacity as an embodied leader and to gain full Dancing Freedom certification by completing all three courses and an apprentice-teaching phase.

WHAT YOU LEARN

EMBODY:

  • Your Soul’s True Purpose
  • The living meaning of freedom and the real source of abundance
  • Somatic, Ecstatic, and Shamanic pathways to embodied Oneness
  • An practical understanding of transformation and social change
  • How to set up your own Dancing Freedom teaching practice
  • How to weave music, meaning and community ritual space
  • Empowerment strategies for fearless & compassionate Embodied Leadership in a rapidly changing world
  • How to trust yourself, love yourself and manifest your dreams
  • Evolutionary perspectives on change, challenge and chaos
  • A spiritual practice you can work with for the rest of your life
  • Essential Energetic and Physical Tools for Self Mastery and Service:
    • Grounding, clearing and owning your space
    • Running your energy
    • Connecting to Source
    • Holographic Awareness
    • The Power of Intent: setting a grid, pillars of light and working with the frequencies of the space & time
    • Working with Your Guides, Higher Self, the Ascended Masters & Angels and the Flames of Transmutation
    • How to create Ceremony & Planetary Prayer
    • Lucid navigation of the five Fields of Consciousness: Instinct, Emotion, Empathy, Intuition and Psychic
    • The “lost language of prayer:” Feeling and the Heart of the Universe.
    • Basic understanding Movement: Space, Time, Rhythm, Momentum and Composition
    • The layering of Somatic, Elemental and Energetic anatomy/alchemy
    • The Six Patterns of Total Body Connectivity
    • Earth, Water, Fire, Air & Ether
    • The layers of the energy Bodies: physical, subtle and causal
  • The INNER-DANCE: Partner practice
  • Harvesting: receiving direct guidance through the voice of Body, Heart and Spirit
  • Foundational Curriculum, class planning and creating from your own class
  • Being a DJ, creating play lists, and the DF perspective on music as magic
  • Impeccability, Response-ability, Integrity, Authenticity and Unconditional Love

OVERVIEW

There are three modules in our training: EMBODIMENT, MASTERY and VISION.  EMBODIMENT gives you the ESSENTIAL PRACTICE.  MASTERY gives you another complete set of energetic and facilitation tools and a much broader experience and perspective on the spiritual, emotional and practical transformation possible for you and your communities through the work.  VISION is an invitation to receive the voice of your soul through direct initiation in the Heart of Nature.  YOU MAY BEGIN TRAINING AT ANY TIME AND WORK YOUR WAY THROUGH ALL THREE MODULES OVER THE COURSE OF A YEAR.

The materials covered in each unit are different and mutually complimentary. They interweave to give you comprehensive experience, a broad and powerful tool-box, and a total holographic understanding and of transformation and integration of body, mind, soul and spirit. They are separated to give you enough time and space to assimilate and embodythe information and experience of one module at a time.  Plan to complete all three modules and four apprentice classes within one year.  Note: VISION is offered more frequently because it is limited to 14 participants and because we open VISION to the general public.

Both EMBODIMENT and MASTERY are residential training intensives where you A.) come to deeply know the work through DOING IT, B.) learn the practical framework for Dancing Freedom practice and facilitation and C.) practice the essential tools and craft of the teacher/leader/guide/healer. In these two modules you receive the form and structure of the work both experientially and mentally. You also get lots of juicy guidance for creating your business, visionary leadership, how to teach, and how to get out of the way of your higher purpose.  In contrast, VISION is an experience just for you – between you, Great Spirit and All of Our Relations. The Vision Quest is an opportunity to receive the direct voice of the soul, to see/feel the shape of your place in the great Mystery, and to expand into your loving service to the animate world. VISION is not so much a training as it is an initiation experience – an appointment with your own destiny. As such, it is a key gateway to Living and DANCING Freedom, and is therefore one of the requirements for full certification.

CORE MODULES

EMBODIMENT – THE PRACTICE:  The dance of Self, Other, Community and Planet.  Learn how to use movement as a medicine for yourself and others.   Learn how to structure a class, how to set energetic and emotional space, how to create both safety and risk, how to work with music, who to market to, and how to grow a community around your teaching.  Activate your spiritual, emotional and creative passion, power and purpose through dance.  Partner with the Five Elements of Earth, Water, Fire, Air and Ether, and the Six Patterns of Total Body Connectivity.  Learn to source you personal expression of healing, compassionate leadership, pragmatic action and dynamic wholeness through intelligent interconnectivity with your body, the Earth,  All of Life and Spirit.  Learn how to listen to your soul in the dance and how to help others do the same.  HARVEST the basic insights of the practice each day. Understand horizontal, vertical and spherical power, and how to use all three. In Embodiment, we open personal and collective pathways for being fully embodied, fully in our power and fully free. We learn the basic template of the Dancing Freedom Practice.

MASTERY – THE BIG PICTURE:  Spiritual Attunement and Soul Manifestation. Dance the body as the luminous container for your soul and spirit.  You are both human and spirit.  You are an expression of the ONE and a dance of the MANY at the same time.  You are love, light and energy in action.  Connect to our  soul’s true voice and purpose.  Connect to Source.  Reclaim your power.  Expand your capacity to discern, your tolerance for the unknown, your embrace of the shadow, your ability to be and act as love, and your continuous practice of choice.  Learn to dance your life in accordance with Universal Law and develop your natural human and spiritual gifts, thus anchoring graceful tools for real-world success and thrival. Dance the Five Fields of Consciousness: Instinct, Emotion, Empathy, Intuition and Psychic to nurture and activate your highest potential – individually and collectively.  Choose the path of Mastery – a dance where you, as an individual, fully live your unique gifts -and a dance where you, as a leader, gently but firmly steward the evolution of conscious living through conscious language, conscious music, conscious movement, conscious stillness and conscious community.

VISION – SOUL QUEST INITIATION IN THE HEART OF NATURE – A Contemporary Vision Quest combining neo-tribal group practices with the ancient ritual of a four-day, three-night solo vision fast. The universe is an animate intelligence, a dance of soul and spirit. Every aspect of Nature is soul, has soul, and is an expression and a reflection of soul. When you  journey alone into a space of communion with nature and open to the total interconnectivity and intersubjectivity of the universe, you receive true reflections of our own highest gifts and knowing. In receiving such Vision, you are empowered to return to the world to give the one gift only you can give – the unique expression of your soul’s purpose. And, you are able to hear what the world is calling from you, showing you how to give and receive in the lively context of an infinitely abundant and interconnected reality. Our Summer retreats are held in the Shasta/Lassen bio-region. Our Spring retreats are held in the American South West. 

PRACTICUM – This is the “life course” part of the work – PUTTING WHAT YOU LEARN INTO PRACTICE!  Each student is required to teach a four week practicum in his or her community.  These classes are offered for free and feedback is requested from participants.  Teaching is an initiation that YOU must do for yourself. Only you can take the leap of faith, gathering your courage to PUT YOURSELF OUT THERE (!!!) to teach in your home community(ies). Student teaching (and all teaching) is a practice of self-apprenticeship and learning by doing.  We recommend teaching the Fundamentals Series: Self-Love, Inner Connection/Outer Expression, Authentic Expression, & Sacred Community.

MENTORING – We have seen over time that every person needs support and reflection in this process in unique ways.  You will have questions, challenges and realizations that are particular to you.  We also have found that a final “check in” and time just for you to get support is needed before we give you a final send-off into the world.  We require that you do TWO coaching sessions before you graduate and get a final GO AHEAD from us as a fully certified Dancing Freedom Facilitator.  Many people also do more sessions with us for support, which is always available.

REQUIREMENTS

  • A desire to lead and the willingness, creativity and courage to model this in a way that is in the body and “out of the box.”
  • The passion and grounding to co-create with, for and in community.
  • A foundation in love, authenticity and embodiment.
  • An active enquiry into the Self and the emergence of Oneness.
  • Tenacity, determination and patience

At least two years of stable, embodied practice is highly recommended, but not required. This includes any form of technical dance, improvisational dance, somatics, ecstatic dance, yoga or martial arts. If you do not have a movement background, I ask that you begin your journey now –trusting what calls your heart. Dance at least twice a week, even if it is in your bedroom.

INVESTMENT IN SELF (COURSE TUITION & SITE FEES)

TUITION:

EMBODIMENT – $995 up to 45 days before the training, $1295 therafter
MASTERY – $995 up to 45 days before the training, $1295 therafter
VISION – $995 up to 45 days before the ceremony, $1295 therafter (for VISION only, the course fee includes food)

  • A deposit guarantees your space.
  • Full registration must be paid to be eligible for early-bird rates.
  • Deposit for both MASTERY and EMBODIMENT is $350.
  • Deposit for VISION is $250.
  • Deposits are non-transferable and non-refundable.

Full payment is required before the workshop begins, unless otherwise agreed.  Payment plans are available by request.

FOOD AND LODGING

Food and housing options and costs vary depending upon our venue. (There are no food and lodging fees for VISION.)

See each event registration page for details.

Fees must be paid BEFORE the start of the workshop.  There are no housing fees for VISION.

OUR 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

At the age of 13, Samantha dove into dance to save her life and free her soul.  Locked in her high school’s wrestling room for long, sweaty hours, she  found  a sacred vehicle of expression, integration and healing. Immediately.  She choreographed epic pieces about spiritual states with no-names, war and peace, strange play of relationship and found a language beyond words for experiencing the way the universe works. After college, she entered a successful career as a professional dancer, director, producer, choreographer and community activist and San Francisco. Injury and an obsession with questions of presence and PRACTICE (over performance) called her to leave the stage and to shape dance as an ever more communal process of transformative experience and collective action.  So, in 1998, she developed Dancing Freedom (and the Contact Improvisation based form called Dharma Dance). Since then, she has taught on five continents in such venues as Esalen, Kalani Retreat Center, Harbin Hot Springs and Grace Cathedral, at conferences, festivals and events such as Bioneers, HUB’s “Actioning Your Brilliance,” Earth Dance, Harmony Fest and the Economics of Peace Conference, and with health experts David Wolfe and Gabriel Cousens. She is also the developer and director of the PeaceBody School, Japan. She is currently, is working towards a Doctor of Ministry Degree with Wisdom University.

Click here to access her personal BLOG and SOUL COACHING SESSIONS.

CHRISTOPHER CAMPBELL had a radical spiritual awakening at the age of 18 and has since been immersed in the quest to 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.


OMAKAYUEL teaches, heals and activates through the knowing that We are all ONE in Love, Light and Divine Truth. He brings wisdom, insight and compassion to revealing of the Truth. He is a gifted multi-dimensional healer who has spent the last seven years traveling internationally as a principal teacher and practitioner for the Dolphin Star Temple Mystery School. His tools include the ancient and contemporary wisdom and teachings of the Pleiadian, Sirian and Andromedan Emissaries and Archangels of Light, the gentle love of Reiki, Massage, The Reconnection & Reconnective Healing, Meditation, Sound, Movement and an incredible passion for Oneness. He is a certified Dancing Freedom Facilitator.  In all that he does, he marries his knowing of the divine with a deep understanding of the human experience – relationally, emotionally, vibrationally and energetically – gained through 20 years as a touring musical theater professional, and living the various facets of live theater.

JAY MA is a permaculture designer, facilitator, and community organizer committed to cultural healing through Peacemaker Principles. He received his first permaculture design certification through Naropa University in 2001, a B.A. through New College of California in Culture, Ecology, and Sustainable Community with a concentration in Eco-Dwelling/Natural Building, and is a graduate of the pioneering two-year training intensive in Regenerative Design & Nature Awareness. Jay has developed educational programs, retreats, workshops, and events as well as community land development projects with organizations including the Regenerative Design Institute, the Institute of Noetic Sciences, Earth Circle, Gaia University and others. He is currently an associate with Gaia University in Organized Learning for Eco-Social Regeneration, working on organizing educational courses in the Pacific Northwest and beyond. Jay is also a certified Permaculture Teacher, a Fire Walk Instructor through Sundoor International, and is passionate about renewing Rites of Passage experiential programs for people of all ages.

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