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Dance of Liberation teacher training

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Date: September 13, 2012 - September 23, 2012
Duration: 1 hour(s)

Dance of Liberation® Teacher Training Program
Ancient Wisdom for Modern Living

September 13-23, Arizona

This course is intended for personal growth, or to become a DOL facilitator; wherein this is one module of the three mandatory modules, plus your required apprenticeship study (Consisting of 7 private sessions with Parashakti) toward your certificate of completion.* This teacher training program prepares you to become a teacher of the ritual art of Dance of Liberation®.

Experience, Initiate and Integrate the 7 Foundations of Dance of Liberation in a 10 Day Program.

Sept. 14-18: Dance of Liberation Teacher training with Parashakti, Jenevi & Dr. Dan
Sept. 19-23: Spirit Dance with Dr. Gabriel Cousens, Keith Star Horse & Parashakti

Course Outline

Your first 5 days are experiential. You will experience the dance first hand, from both sides of the gate. Receive and express yourself fully in the work.

Sept. 13-19
Workshops Include:
The 7 Foundations of Dance of Liberation
History of shamanism
Building an altar
Native American songs and chanting
Movement as therapy; dance/yoga
Medicine wheel teachings; path of the eagle- the east gate
Gatekeeper intensive
Sacred path card divinations
Nurturing the hungry soul; nutrition- the importance of nutritional cleansing
Rites of passage
Building community through Dance of Liberation
Business essentials of Dance of Liberation

On the 5th day begin your initiation to the teacher training with Spirit Dance. Connect with the land and nature, set up your personal alter and medicine bundle, connect to your medicine guides and begin acquiring a relationship with spirit as you birth the shaman within.

Sept. 19-23
The One World Spirit Dance is a multicultural ceremony that incorporates many of the world’s wisdom traditions, with participants who bring the richness of many different spiritual paths. The One World Spirit Dance is the ful?llment of Crazy Horse’s vision of all peoples, colors, and nations dancing together for Peace under one tree. It is an opportunity to create Peace by Being Peace. The One World Spirit Dance is an expression of the Oneness that has its roots in the Native American Great Red Road that belongs to all peoples—all of the Rainbow Nations upon the Earth.

The One World Spirit Dance is held in the National Forest adjoining the Tree of Life Rejuvenation Center in Patagonia, Arizona. The 2012 Dance will be led by Dr. Gabriel Cousens Star Horse Keith Lyons & supported by Parashakti. Star Horse & Parashakti have been dancing Spirit Dance yearly since 2003 with Spirit Dance Chief Yellow Horse, Rabbi Gabriel Cousens, M.D.founder of the Tree of Life Rejuvenations Center.

*Certificate of Completion.

A Teacher Training Certificate will be granted to graduates upon completion of the 10 day intensive + 7 private sessions with Parashakti

For more info & application please contact Parashakti: 917 478 5536


founder of Dance of Liberation

Born in Jerusalem, Israel. Exploring the essence of spirit and dance from the age of four, Parashakti moved to the United States, where she lived at the ashrams of Integral Yoga. While at the ashram she began her studies of Trance Dance™ with Shaman Wilbert Alix, this drew her to the wisdom circles of Native American ceremonies. Both of these profound in depth teachings and inspiration led her to develop the powerful, life-changing process known as Dance of Liberation™. The Dance of Liberation organization integrates movement therapy, shamanic journeying, hands-on healing, drumming, global music, sweat lodges and fasting to dissolve participants’ physical, mental, emotional and spiritual blockages to discover the Souls purpose.
Parashakti has worked with over 10,000 dancers from around the world and led workshops and retreats at some of the world’s leading holistic centers including: The Tree of Life (Arizona), Esalen Institute (California), Jivamukti Yoga School and the Omega Institute (New York), Alexis Zorbas Retreat Center (Greece) & the Zorba festival in Israel.
Parashakti's mission is to open the possibility for people to achieve a liberating sense of wholeness and joy through the fluid, healing, and exhilarating integration of body, mind and spirit. She works in private sessions with individuals and couples, as well with groups & recently produced Dance of Liberation full feature documentary film, featuring Debbie Ford, Shiva Rea, John Perkins, Alex Grey, Dr. Joe Dispenza, Dr. Dan, Sharon Gannon & David Life & many more powerful wisdom teachers. DOL had its World premier at the Albuquerque film festival.


Jenevi is a Dance of Liberation facilitator since 2010. She is on board as Dance of Liberation faculty leading and assisting students toward their successful completion of the curriculum.  A student of yoga since 1997, she spread her roots in Hatha Yoga to Ashtanga and Kundalini, absorbing teachings from California to India and back to NY. Jennifer ‘Jenevi’ Varriano is the founder of New Faith Yoga and creator of Her programs fuse the teachings of Dance of Liberation; yoga, dance and nutrition to create a sacred path of wholeness. Her degree in chemistry and experience in the health industry led her to now coach on the Yoga of Conscious Nutrition and Spiritual Cleansing. She supports the community, both youth and adults, as a Dance of Liberation practitioner; bringing natural teaching into urban spaces.

Dr. Dan Engle, MD

Dr. Dan is the president and founder of Mindful Medicine, an integrative medical and holistic psychiatric practice in Portland, OR and Sedona, Arizona. He is also the former Medical Director of the Tree of Life Rejuvenation Center in Patagonia, Arizona, the premier live food, vegan natural healing and detoxification center in the country. He coaches clients and health centers in his most recent program Sustainable Wellness, a comprehensive program providing the learning tools and living skills for sustained vitality and personal fulfillment. This is individually tailored to meet each client’s health goals and addresses the physical, mental and spiritual factors involved in becoming well and staying well. Dr. Dan is also a practitioner of Quantum Reflex Analysis and Energy Psychology, a Board Certified Psychiatrist who has for years helped clients mindfully transition from pharmaceuticals to natural supplement regimens, and a student of the indigenous medicine ways of native North America and the Peruvian amazon. He is a certified Dance of Liberation facilitator, leads DOL at Grace Grove & is senior faculty in DOL teacher training.