Ritual Trance Dance Facilitators Training SUMMER 2016

" This year’s summer training involved persons from thirteen (13) countries (Austria, Canada, China, Croatia, Czech Republic, Germany, New Zealand, Turkey, Poland, Portugal, Sweden, Switzerland and the USA). Over time we have trained persons from 43 countries who now offer Ritual Trance Dance in their local communities. In 1989 we created the Ritual Trance Dance technique as a progression of shamanism and shamanic ritual into the 21st century. We continue to develop this dance application through the proper training of persons into understanding the deeper uses of sensory deprivation, breath work, sound, rhythm and focus of mind. Ritual Trance Dance has enjoyed 27 years of development as a legitimate tool for both emotional healing and spiritual evolution. "

- Wilbert Alix - Co-Founder and Director Trance Dance International

The pictures of people dancing in a Ritual Trance Dance were not taken on this training.

Summer 2016 Training Participants Testimonials

About the training

* The last 13 years of my life was spent in Turkey. During this time I sought opportunities to study shamanic rituals in Turkey but I could not find any person or event which satisfied me professionally. I was so excited when I found you via your website. The training was a thrill!

* I feel I learned a lot and had many important experiences. The environment, the people, the whole dancing experience was better than I expected. There was a lot to take in. I was surprised that as a group we were able to learn so much in this period. I feel we grew together, learned together.

* In depth. Good balance between experience and practice of Trance Dance. The only thing I would like to have different is the day we didn’t dance at all. I would really enjoy some kind of ritual every day. It’s been a transformative week, wish we had two more days!!

* Informative and interesting. I feel grounded in what we learned and what I will be able to create when moving forward. It was a much more relaxed presentation than I’m used to but it which matched the work. My experience of the entire training was satisfying on many levels… group work, facility, Portugal.

* Generally wonderful, it’s been a real breakthrough for me, so many new experiences. I’ve got a new perspective and point of view to many things. The training was thorough. I expected just a little bit more dancing but was overwhelmed by what we did.

* A real challenge and I feel myself really ready to offer Trance Dance. I feel really grounded in the question of what is Trance Dance.

About Wilbert Alix

* He comes across very knowledgable and caring about the training and about his students. I would like to stay in contact because there is so much more I can learn from him.

* Very knowledgable. Sometimes challenging but in a good way. Feel safe and trust him. He is also very funny.

* Direct, interesting and clear.

* Clear, sensible, friendly.

* WOW!… a big WOW! An extremely intelligent, wise, wonderful man. And not arrogant, I didn’t feel stupid and uncomfortable in his presence. I’ve learned a lot from him and I feel honored that I met him. I hope to keep in touch with him. I will definitely contact him to share my experiences as a facilitator.

* Amazing teacher. I really enjoyed his humor and deep understanding about things typically difficult to comprehend.

About the staff

* Just amazing… loving, nice, caring, wonderful.

* Luisa always gave me feelings of safety both in here presentations of Trance Dance and in general. All the staff are so natural just like we know each other for years. Helpful.

About the training environment

* Clean, simple, enough outlets, nice view.

I like the nature & the silence of the surroundings. I like the house, it was natural (wood). I liked the international group of people a lot.

* The last 13 years of my life was spent in Turkey. During this time I sought opportunities to study shamanic rituals in Turkey but I could not find any person or event which satisfied me professionally. I was so excited when I found you via your website. The training was a thrill!

* Super nice, open people.

About the food

* The food was really good.

* I love Portuguese macrobiotic food!

* Macrobiotic diet was super, prepared with love.

About the sleeping rooms

* Nice and clean.


The Trance Dance Facilitator Training Program is a 10 day (72 hours) professional training retreat designed to prepare you to conduct a Ritual Trance Dance Program. In this training you will study the mystical, scientific and psychological significance of various states of trance as healing tools and directly explore the Ritual (blindfold) Trance Dance technique. Included in this training is also ritual experiences in Soul Hunting, Rites Of Passage, The Ancestors Walk and more.

Due to the extensive experiential nature of this 10-day training previous experience in Ritual Trance Dance is a plus but not absolutely required. What is required is proven maturity, previous training in a psychology based and/or other spiritual transformation related modality, experience as a wellness teacher or facilitator and a willingness to explore non-ordinary states of consciousness directly. This program is designed to train facilitators as well as persons interested in its initiatory (transformational) value. Attendance is open to persons 30 years of age and older. An application process is required before being acceptance into this training.


Wilbert Alix

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