Soul Quest Retreat And Facilitator
Training has moved to Peru!
8th – 23rd July 2023
‘We are not just training dance facilitators
we are training earth warriors, custodians and leaders’
– Phoenix (Co-Director, Visionary & Teacher Trainer)
Dancing Freedom Retreat
& Facilitator Training
Munay Sonqo Retreat Center Sacred Valley, Peru
8th – 23rd July 2023
Our Dancing Freedom Facilitator
Training and Soul Quest Retreat is moving to the Sacred Valley in Peru
~ Three Participation Options Include ~
EMBODIED ALCHEMY RETREAT
7 DAY RETREAT
SOUL QUEST RETREAT
16 DAY RETREAT
FACILITATOR TRAINING RETREAT
16 DAY RETREAT + 3 MONTH ONLINE TRAINING
a conscious movement practice
Are you are ready to step deeper into your leadership and join a dynamic, collaborative and grounded spiritual community that is making a BIG difference in the world?
Take a journey with us- to be more fully alive, embodying your gifts and serving an awakened thriving humanity, through dance.
KNOW YOURSELF AS A FORCE OF NATURE
engaged prayerfully, deep in a practice of liberation.
THIS is Dancing Freedom.
Dancing Freedom is a conscious movement practice that supports full body expression, loving boundaries, healthy intimacy, emotional coherency & spiritual awakening for individuals & whole communities.
Our training intensives are a deep dive into your personal transformation and evolution as an embodied leader.
This training program will invite you to go beyond your comfort zone and support you to come home to your authentic Self. In this training you will dance every day, learn new skills for powerful embodied presence, experience living & growing in community, deepen your commitment to your own evolution and claim your place as a community leader in the global web of awakening.
If you are ready to step deeper into your leadership and join a dynamic, collaborative, spiritual community that is making a BIG difference in the world – while also giving your body the gift of an immersive, purposeful and fulfilling 15 day dance experience,
then this training is for YOU!
This is no ordinary training. Our training blends deep somatic, ecstatic and shamanic movement work with collaborative leadership training, soul empowerment, sacred ceremony and community peer mentoring.
Our Facilitator Training is designed to:
EMPOWER your calling to teach conscious dance using an effective, flexible facilitation toolkit.
NURTURE your body, heart, mind & soul through movement, ceremony, nature immersion, delicious healthy food, play & community connection.
INITIATE you into Embodied Alchemy – a resilient, sustainable way of living your life in harmony with the natural world & creating your business in alignment with your soul purpose.
INSPIRE your radiant, unique leadership to shine in your local and world community.
UNITE people beyond borders as a community of oneness in motion.
A complete immersion
This Facilitator Training is a soul initiation. A high-impact, intense yet delicious, deep dive into being and becoming the person you know you are here to be, empowering the unique gifts you are here to give, and learning and embodying an evolutionary movement based practice and a toolkit that you can use and share for the rest of your life.
This is an immersive education in conscious dance, ritual and ceremony, space holding, somatic exploration, earth connection, DJ skills, integrated spirituality and embodied leadership.
You will dance daily while engaging your whole being in the foundations of regenerative culture; inclusive of: ancestral wisdom traditions, nature connection practices, emotional fluency techniques, rites of passage, soul empowered purpose work and ethical business training.
It’s a modern day embodied Mystery School.
In addition to learning tools for creating and facilitating a powerful, effective, safe and joyful community dance experience, you will also learn how to set and hold space, how to bring your full presence and authority to your leadership, how to work with prayer and intention, how to stay grounded and help others ground themselves, how to use your voice to articulate your purpose and vision and how to invite the voice and expression of others forward so that everyone can shine.
You will have ample space for personal soul work appropriate to your unique phase of life; whether you are working through a big transition in work or relationship, radically re-calibrating your sense of identity, or seeking to deepen your connection to your spirituality and purpose – this training will meet you where you are and help you take those next steps into who you are becoming.
IN THIS COMPREHENSIVE FACILITATOR TRAINING- WE WELCOME YOUR TOTAL TRANSFORMATION!
Liberate Your Soul
Expand Your Leadership Capacity
Discover Your Radiance
Embody the Underlying Patterns of Sustainability
Deepen in Community
We are a global movement
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
Our global team of facilitators is a diverse community of people who serve life through the sacred practice of dance. We come in all shapes and sizes. Participants from all levels of experience and backgrounds have taken part in our trainings – seasoned conscious dancers, experienced dance teachers, body workers, therapists, changemakers, earth stewards, yogis, DJ’s, coaches, teachers, permaculturalists, integral leaders, mental health workers, psychedelic assisted therapists and integration coaches, medicine men and women, and holistic healers.
Everyone who has completed our training has experienced a profound initiation into the next phase of their life journey, a deepened capacity and increased confidence for sharing more of themselves in the world.
**We require participants to have a consistent movement and/or mindfulness practice prior to joining this training.**
DANCING FREEDOM SUPPORTS THOSE WHO FEEL THE CALL TO TAKE THEIR PURPOSE AND THEIR PASSION AND PUT IT INTO ACTION IN THEIR LIVES.
The Dancing Freedom Community is a fractal of a global wave of awakening. We dance for personal transformation, to remember our belonging, earth healing, social healing, unity, peace, and oneness. We bring this through the medicine of dance, ceremony and embodied leadership.
We are specifically calling YOU who carries DANCE as your MEDICINE to join us on this epic adventure. This training will evolve your personal and collective capacity to shift consciousness, deepen into trust and bring self inquiry, empowerment, joy, celebration and ceremony as a means of healing, to our world.
Munay Sonqo Retreat Center
Sacred Valley, Cusco, Peru
Munay Sonqo Retreat and Yoga Center formerly know as Sach’a Munay is the sacred valleys premier retreat center. Nestled in an oasis of native plants and fruit trees and is nourished by a magnificent waterfall. It is a place to connect to the incredible depth and beauty of what nature offers.
The Sacred Valley of Peru, where we will be located, is a majestic spot in the Andes Mountains and home of the twelve mountains known as “Apus” — “luminous beings” who are said to intercede on behalf of people. Those who come to this center have the opportunity to commune directly with these mountains, as well as with the local curanderos and pacos (healers), who engage with us for ritual and ceremony.
They have a heart-felt mission to create a nourishing environment in which to experience this special place as well as the retreat you will come here for. Guests at Munay Sonqo Retreat and Yoga Center are served delicious meals with locally-grown and lovingly prepared ingredients. Each guest room is a reflection of the Peruvian culture of the Sacred Valley. Thanks to the staff, the entire center embodies the kindness, love and wholeness that permeates this magical place.
The restaurant offers exceptional, creative, local cuisine that includes fresh and delicious mostly organic gourmet meals. The Dancing Freedom residential immersion is fully catered with delicious meals made from locally-grown and lovingly prepared ingredients.
What you Will learn?
This Facilitator Training is an intensive, deep dive into the core curriculum of Dancing Freedom™ where you’ll learn the fundamentals of the practice through embodied experience.
During our time on the sacred mountain we will dive deeply into the Dancing Freedom™ practice, the energetic and personal empowerment tools needed to facilitate and guide others, and the big picture on spiritual, emotional and physical transformation possible for you and your communities through dance. We offer a comprehensive experience, a broad and powerful toolbox, and a blueprint for your own leadership. The Dancing Freedom Facilitator Training and Soul Quest is a modern day embodied Mystery School.
Take a look at what you’ll be learning
over at the Dancing Freedom Curriculum page.
DANCING FREEDOM™ CERTIFICATION
When you finish the training, you will be approved to teach as a Dancing Freedom™ Facilitator-In-Training. You can begin teaching immediately as a Facilitator-In-Training.
To get your graduation certificate you must:
✧ Teach 5 Dancing Freedom classes in your community
✧ Participate and contribute in 3 peer mentoring sessions
✧ Document your lesson plans and teaching experiences
✧ Share your 5 playlists for review
✧ Complete all online module sessions & assignments
✧ Complete a final self-evaluation
✧ Complete a final coaching & review session with a lead teacher trainer (*this incurs an additional $150)
Are you ready to step through the alchemical gate
and embrace the fullness of YOU?
We currently have generous scholarships for those who feel the call to come join us in the Sacred Valley of Peru. Please contact us at email@example.com to inquire.
This year, to create a training that provides more accessibility, we are offering three different participation options.
1 WEEK EMBODIED ALCHEMY RETREAT
16 DAY SOUL QUEST RETREAT
16 DAY FACILITATOR TRAINING RETREAT +
3 MONTH ONLINE TRAINING MODULE
We will gather in person and for those who are participating in the certification, we will then meet on-line for the final part of the educational component over 3 months post our in-person training (this final piece is required for your full certification)
This final module is mandatory to become a certified Dancing Freedom facilitator and will be held LIVE starting after the in-person retreat (session times to be determined based on the availability of the majority). You will also be added to our on-line teaching platform where all the lessons and materials will be available for you to review and additional group work & assignments will be completed in your own time. Each live session will be recorded and added to our online teaching platform so you can review it in your own time.
Lead Teacher Trainers
Phoenix Onesong Marolda
Embodiment, Community Development & Mistress Of Ceremony
Inspired by her experiences on dance floors from around the globe Phoenix has devoted the past 20 years of her life to exploring what it means to use dance, authentic movement and ceremony for healing and transformation.
In facilitating her own evolution and that of others she is assisting with the global shift that is happening at this time. With the tools she has gained throughout her life she empowers and reminds others to embrace their body’s movements and natural intelligence as a means of experiencing life to its fullest.
She is currently living and loving in Melbourne, Australia where she facilitates dance ceremonies and workshops within a growing community, founded in dance medicine and transformative ritual.
Embodiment, Creative Director, Ceremonial Alchemist
As an embodied leader of creative freedom – an artist, creative therapist, Dancing Freedom facilitator, Open Floor teacher and weaver of soundscapes- Caitlin loves to guide people into a more loving relationship with their body and the Earth, to inspire joyful gratitude for this beautiful gift of life, and to assist people and communities in developing strong foundations of connectedness, kindness and integrity.
She has been dancing with life since 1980, and sharing the joy of movement with others since 2012.
She is a fully certified Dancing Freedom facilitator and Open Floor teacher, who has been offering classes and workshops in Sydney and at conferences and festivals both around Australia and internationally.
FACILITATOR TRAINING RAVES
"‘The Dancing Freedom training opened my heart to fully accept myself in ways I wasn’t capable of on my own. The group container offered a safety and love that allowed me to step into my vulnerability in ways that I had never allowed myself to do before. I feel that the range of emotions I am able to experience has expanded through movement, group sharing, and support.
As I saw others grow, change, and open their hearts, I was able to tap into parts of myself and my experience that had never been named or discussed before. Dancing Freedom empowered me to explore and appreciate the full range of human emotion and the many levels of connection we have with each other, all animals, plants, and the earth."
- Eliza S.
FACILITATOR TRAINING RAVES
'‘For the first time in my life I feel that I have the possibility and the inner and outer tools, to start sharing what I truly treasure and believe in with my community: a dimension of embodied awakening where authenticity, growth, connection, love, compassion, full expression of body*mind*soul, joy and celebration, prayer, nourishment, co-creation, creativity, aliveness and freedom can happen.
I feel more adult and more ready to take action and responsibility, I feel a readiness (which includes embracing my fears and my vulnerability) to step into the bigger me. I feel that trust keeps growing within me and in the ways I interact with the worlds, visible and invisible. It’s nourished as I open up to prayer and Godliness and as I interact with the physical world, nature and people with an open and curious heart.
I came out of the training with an expanded heart, feeling a greater capacity to love, feeling a true love for people and an authentic desire to share this BIG LOVE and beauty. Today, I feel I’m more here, more fully adult as a woman, I deserve to be born in this world and to shine my light, I truly believe that’s the only way I can help others shine their light too.’'
- Keri G.
FACILITATOR TRAINING RAVES
"I came into this training knowing that I wanted to facilitate dance, but lacking a form that I trusted, and also not thinking of myself as qualified. I came out of this training with an experiential knowing of Dancing Freedom, feeling qualified to teach, and with a wealth of gifts I never could have anticipated. I’ve gone from waiting to live my passion, to living it. All-in-all, it was better than imagined."
- Alicia G.
This 16 day training will be held on ancestral lands of the Q’ero people. We pay our respect to those elders past, present, and those yet to come, for their ongoing custodianship of the sacred lands and waterways of this beautiful country, whose sovereignty was never ceded.