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About Rebecca

Rebecca Hanscombe is the Director and Lead trainer at the School of Ecstatic Movement, a heart centred Shamanic Practitioner and co-founder of The Wild Chocolate Club. She draws from a deep pool of experience and Body wisdom to skilfully facilitate and transmit sacred leadership skills with love and laughter.

 

Rebecca has over 20 years of experience facilitating group processes and has been honing her skills as a Shamanic practitioner since 2005. In 1996, Rebecca was part of a team that pioneered Dance Movement Therapy in Holloway Prison and she remained in the Criminal Justice sector until 2010. Within this field she ran many different groups Dance & Movement, Mindfulness, Relaxation, relapse prevention and Health & Well-being to name a few. She also worked with thousands of people 1:1 as a substance abuse counsellor.  This work with the human condition continues to inspire her, everyone has their own personal history full of different traumas, sadness, loss and despair and yet despite these stories we survive and can thrive given enough support, love and gentle encouragement. She continues to work within this field but in a different capacity as an event’s organiser at Chandos House Residential Drug Treatment Charity in Bristol. Rebecca is really interested in the convergence where science meets spirituality and has studied and taught many forms:  Mindfulness, Ear Acupuncture, Medical Qi Gong, Ecstatic Awakening Dance, Yoga, Shamanic Practice, Womb Wisdom, and Meditation which have led her to develop & embody a powerful series of transformational workshops, events and trainings that she facilitates throughout the UK and Europe ‘allowing sacred space’ in a way that is down to earth welcoming and safe. She is also the mother of a radiant and energetic 11 year old!

 

“I believe that Ecstatic Awakening Dance™ is the fastest, safest most fun way to get out of the thinking of the head and into the feeling of the body. When I dance I create a space for miracles to happen, the rhythm of the music, my heart and the universe becoming one. Stripped of my dualistic ego I become naked and innocent like a child, open to the love and joy that resides at my core”.

About Zoë

Zoë Mason is the Co-Owner of Clear Space Studios in Hereford, Co-founder of the Wild Chocolate Club, An Ecstatic Awakening Dance Teacher & Holistic Massage Therapist. Zoe is an assistant trainer on the teacher training.

 

She is passionate about movement as medicine and has been creating heart felt and welcoming spaces through these practices over the last 10 years that have nurtured a thriving local community support system. While also managing to grow 4 beautiful children as a single mum. Her children go to a Steiner School which approaches the education of the child through mind, body and soul.

 

She also undertook the extensive La Leche League training to become a breastfeeding peer support worker. Zoë still offers 1-2-1 support to mothers of new-borns to help them establish their breastfeeding relationship.

About Rozz

Rozz McDonald is The Tech priestess for our on-line learning platform, A Wild Chocolate Club Facilitator, Occupational therapist and Mental Health Trainer by day.

 

As the years have gone by, I have become more interested in the body/spirit/mind connection and alternative health.  I have a Master’s degree in psychodynamic studies and also trained in Reiki to teacher/Masters level. Having been so very cerebral – I felt that I needed something more grounded in the body. Being from a musical background, and having danced for most of my twenties and thirties, I felt that I needed this in my life – and the best way to make it happen was to do the teacher training to make myself commit!!

 

My vision was Big Beats Dance – for other big people like myself.  I wanted to create a safe body-positive space for people with low self- esteem, or who experienced shame about their body shape or size – but I soon realised that I was being exclusive. I’m on a journey with this – and sharing it with anyone who dares to try and be gentle and kind to themselves, and unlock total freedom to move, eyes-closed to music that provokes connection and movement of all kind.  My body has held a lot for me over the years, so it’s about time I got ‘out of my head’ and into my body.  It’s not been easy for me having been obese since childhood – but that’s the point.  That’s why I’m sharing it with Y’all!!  If I can do it – you can – bring it on!

I have learned this through EAD…

 

I cannot force ‘it’.  Cut ‘it’ off or out of me. Make things happen before they are ready to be released.  I cannot be harsh or cruel, or tough or strict.  I cannot shame or scold myself into action.  I probably won’t even change too much…It begins with a gentle conversation…’Hello body…thank you…how are you doing?’ then being kind and gentle with all of the answers, and all the stories whilst I reconnect, release, unwind, grieve, celebrate, stomp and transform…

About Hayley

Hayley Trevise is the founder of Raggedy Rags, Assistant Trainer at the SEM a heart centred creative warrior with a deep passion and respect for nature. The connection between body, spirit and nature of all domains is what she understands! Working with and creating tools to help build a bridge between nature, human and the spirit world, through dancing, drumming, sweat-lodging and cloth. Her passion is to help facilitate people be their true nature, express from their heart, shine light into their shadows with love and embrace their inner spirit thus honouring this authentic connection with nature.

 

She creates unique beautiful clothing for woman that crosses the boundary between fashion and art, that is not only sustainable but has a message that we should all’…. dress like nobody’s judging’ no matter what we have been taught, no matter what our body shape is, or age and what we might think of it.

 

She loves expressing and releasing through dance and movement. She is very grounding yet quite playful and holds a good sacred space with the ability to crack open amour with light bearing energy. She has held many EAD classes and has also combining them with a sweat-lodge.

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