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I don’t teach steps. I don’t do choreography. But I am a dance teacher, an Ecstatic Awakening Dance teacher.   It’s been a life-changing experience. Training to become an Ecstatic Awakening Dance teacher made me realise that it isn’t really about learning to teach but rather learning to lead and inspire. In fact, the teacher training course was more like a life training course! It’s taught me a lot and had an undeniable impact on every aspect of my life. I learnt to make mistakes and be ok with it   Making mistakes is easy but embracing them is not. Becoming an Ecstatic Awakening Dance teacher...

Shamanism is our most ancient art-form, philosophy, healing system and science. It has been practised for a least 60 000 years, although could stretch back to 400,000. It is still practised by indigenous tribes around the world today. Shamanism cleaves its wisdom from the natural world that we see and feel all around us all the time. The unseen realms that reveal themselves, in dreams, in vision and when we step into alternate states of consciousness. It is, without doubt, the most time-tested system for healing our environment and ourselves. Using the beat and rhythm of the Shaman’s drum and always working closely with our...

Facing fear, to reveal your true power    What is your deepest fear? Is it that you won’t measure up to the expectations put on you by others? Perhaps it’s that you won’t achieve all you think you need or want? What if I asked you to look past all of that, to look even deeper within yourself? What would your deepest fear be then? You may be surprised to find that the answer is the same for you as it is for me, as it is for so many of us.  “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear...

Breath of Fire; An ancient yogic tool to free your mind Breathe, your first breath. Think of the moment new life comes into being, the instant a baby leaves the safety of its mother’s womb to enter this world, taking its first breath. Picture it in your mind. Now listen. What sound do hear? A cry, a gasp? Breath, the first breath. Breath is life. From your very first gasp to the present moment, the rhythm of your breath tells its own story of the ups and downs of your journey. Learning to control your breath brings with it the ability to still your...