At the School of Ecstatic Movement we are here to ensure that you feel safe and secure throughout your Ecstatic Awakening Dance™ experience. You will never be coerced to engage in anything you are not completely comfortable with.
All of our teachers follow a strong code of ethics and are trained to make sure all participants follow an established set of guidelines. This ensures that the sacred space we hold remains one of safety, community and warmth.
These are the 8 principles abided by during every Ecstatic Awakening Dance™ session:
If you are interested in Ecstatic Awakening Dance™ and have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us.
"The course is dynamic and packed full of theoretical knowledge and practical exercises. It teaches you how to create a safe and encouraging space for others to take a journey of self-exploration and self-expression through the power of movement, breath and meditation… Rebecca is a brilliant teacher. She is honest, passionate and deeply committed to the growth of her students. I felt much supported by her and by her amazing assistant, Zoë, throughout the whole training."
Grace Dares | Teacher Training | 2015
"I was a little hesitant to go along at first after far too many weirdy festival dancing experiences. But I reminded myself that I loved dancing and I loved music (and really, I wasn’t exactly overwhelmed with invitations for nights out any more!) and went along to the WCC. I had the most brilliant time – nothing odd, nothing heavy, nothing to be freaked about. Just some really great (loud!) music, fantastic tunes and the chance to really dance. Doesn’t really get much better or easier than that!”
Debbie Lewis | Hereford Wild Chocolate Club | 2017
I can honestly & openly say, that in all my years and love of dancing, yoga, meditation and therapy, I have never felt so free of mind and more deeply connected to myself and my body than I have done over this past 9 months. The more I embrace this practice, the more I fall in love with it as both willing participant, releasing and expressing and humble teacher transforming and I truly hope I will do it justice and be able to help others as deeply as I have felt and experienced myself.
Kate Walton | Teacher Training | 2016
"This training has given me the confidence to step forward in LIFE and in becoming an ecstatic awakening dance teacher. I had no idea I would walk away with so many lessons and a deeper understanding of myself as I have. "Being self-conscious isn't serving anyone, especially yourself." This is one of many wise quotes that have stuck with me from the training and I hope to carry it with me for years to come. Thank you Rebecca and Zoe, for your infinite wisdom and the ability to hold such a safe space for such incredible transformation to happen. I'm forever grateful!"
Ashley Stevens | Teacher Training | 2017
"Thank god I stopped procrastinating and decided to come on the teacher training! A very deep and rich experience taking us too many wonderful and challenging places – ultimately arriving at a place of empowerment; feeling confident in holding a space and being inspired with passion for the method. Not to mention meeting some wonderful people – a new soul family!"
Jay Lloyd | Teacher Training | 2011
"I think I might have forgotten myself last night…Actually, if I really think about it, I think I might just have just remembered who I am. Wow.”
F.K. | Hereford Wild Chocolate Club | 2016
"This training is one of the most amazing training I have ever done. If you want to improve your skills as a public speaker, this is the best training. I have felt more confident and more grounded after these 10 days. Very powerful. Thank you Rebecca!"
Orianne Corman | Teacher Training | 2014
"I wanted to say a big thank you. You held space sooooo beautifully despite the room being packed. I loved the chocolate, the setting of our intentions, the smudging, I loved the music, I LOVED the sound bathing! What a scrumptious evening, I wanted it to go on forever!"
Gabi | Wild Chocolate Club Malvern
"We had little idea of the challenges, the tears, the laughter, the sisterhood and the release of the furious dancing to come. Rebecca Hanscombe created mirrors for us to truly see our edges, our fears, our holdings and our resistant patterns and then held us as they broke apart. She let us dive in deep into it all. Rebecca then gave us the space and the support to rebuild and strengthen from a place of love."
Zoë Mason | Teacher Training | 2015
"The facilitators are fantastic creating a space where I feel safe and free to just be me. I have danced with my light and my shadows and am always left feeling lighter, less afraid and more able to access my love and compassion for those around me…"
Amy Thomson | EAD | 2010