Retreat & Teacher Training
With their expertise and unique gifts Daphne & Ellen will guide you in daily practices that tune your personal musical instrument - your Body. Through use of Vibrance’s map of the 8 Chakras & the 8 Senses, we become vibrating, pulsing, energized, awake, engaged, inspired, intuitive and imaginative.
User friendly for all levels of experience, both students and teachers alike are inspired to reclaim your unique creative self-expression.
About this Program
In our 2020 teacher training, Ellen Watson and Daphne Tse, the co-creators of Vibrance, combine their 50 years of study, practice and teaching a variety of moving meditation, somatic and expressive arts practices. We will work together in sharing, educating, and nurturing you, whether you are interested in personal development, deepening your practice, or professional vocational training.
This course offers the opportunity to fully immerse yourself in the arts of singing, sounding, breathing, dancing and building community. You will learn powerful teaching and facilitation skills, such as class theming, the craft of DJing, anatomy of movement, and understanding how energy and sound move into and through your body.
We will guide you toward your own unique expression as a practitioner or a facilitator of this incredible and personal evolutionary path.
Singing and dancing are the oldest spiritual practices on our planet. Vibrance brings these ancient healing techniques into the modern world. Discover your body as a musical instrument, empowering you to be in vibrant, radiant health.
Vibrance fuses cross-cultural spiritual and philosophical truths with Western psychology and modern scientific research. A fusion of the eight chakras and the five elements, we begin with the root chakra, powered by your breath and your heartbeat.
Accessible to everyone, this moving meditation invites you to realize physical and metaphysical fitness by opening your heart, freeing your voice, letting go of the past, exploring your breath, strengthening and detoxifying your cardiovascular and respiratory systems, and toning your digestive and reproductive systems.
When we sing, the breath, heart, mind and body resonate together. SoulSong uncovers the songs in our hearts and awakens our true voice. You can learn to use your voice as medicine -- no musical background required.
SoulSong’s natural pranayama exercises invite sound from all parts of your body, your musical instrument, opening space, new vitality and balance.
SoulSong is an experiential practice that creates a safe space for everyone to express the heart song they have deep inside, waiting to be shared with the world. Tap into the liberated state of being a child, open your throat chakra, and immerse yourself in the healing power of sound.
Through movement, music, breath, sound, song and visualization, we can transform ourselves, our relationships, our communities and our planet. This is the intention of Vibrance.
Vibrance is Good Medicine.
Morning, Noon, & Night:
Early Morning Vibrance energizes for the start of a GREAT Day,
Mid-day Vibrance refills your energetic cup,
Evening Vibrance, a slower, restorative, calming practice.
Using our map of the 8 chakras; Vibrance activates your 108 meridians, shakes your 206 bones, moves your 660 muscles, calms your mind, opens your heart, and activates your breath.
Vibrance’s series of 60 – 90 minute musical compilations provide you with ‘ready to dance, sound, & sing’ without putting on your DJ hat.
We often invite special guests to join us during our teacher trainings for part of the program. These include local musicians, sound healers, personal coaches, wellness practitioners and related experts in their field. We will announce any special guests through our social media channels close to the beginning of the program. These special guests always offer the opportunity of a unique perspetive on music, philosophy, dance and healthy living.
Daphne Tse is a spirited, soulful musician and teacher. After falling in love with yoga more than 20 years ago, she has explored merging her spiritual practice with her music, combining mantras, folk and world music.
She developed SoulSong to inspire everyone to sing the song that lies in their heart and awaken their true voice. She travels around the world, sharing her music and SoulSong teachings with performances and classes.
Venue & Accommodation
Mimpi Resort, Menjangan, Bali
On the North-West coast of Bali in the village of Banyuwedang, Mimpi looks out towards the Menjangan Island. The area is notorious as a hot-spot for diving and snorkelling and just a little further down the coast a regular dolphin hangout.
Mimpi's most special feature is its waters, as the resort is built across land with several natural hot springs. The careful architecture and landscaping makes for several shared natural hot spring pools across the 3 hectares of land. Inevitably the water and it's high mineral content is totally refreshing, rejuvenating and holds it's own healing qualities. For us the pools are perfect for aquatic bodywork, where we dance in the water to feel true fluidity.
Classes take place in the Wantilan. A large space with wooden floors, the sounds of birds and some gentle breezes. We decorate the wantilan with beautiful silk hangings and bring a range of equipment from musical instruments, to dancing scarves, yoga mats, yoga balls and of course an excellent sound system!
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need any prior certification or training in dance or singing?
No prior dance or music training is necessary.
We advise you to attend as many different forms of facilitated movement, ecstatic dance or conscious dance sessions as you can. You can start to see what others are doing and what resonates with you as you move into developing your own teaching style.
The book "Sweat Your Prayers" by 5Rhythms founder Gabrielle Roth is a great introduction to movement as a spiritual practice.
How rigorous is the training? Will we have time to relax?
We absolutely recognize the need for personal time and rest, and we make sure to schedule down time during the program. On our off days, we usually offer optional activities, such as local temple ceremonies. You may also choose to go to the beach, receive spa treatments, enjoy the hot springs, go diving/snorkelling, or just relax and enjoy alone time.
I'm interested in Exploring Bali before or after the training. Is it a safe place to travel?
Bali is considered a safe place to travel alone. It is a welcoming and beautiful culture, and we recommend spending as much time as possible to explore the island.
Ubud is definitely worth checking out as one of the main wellness capitals of the world. It's about an hour from the airport and full of yoga studios, inexpensive massages, dance performances, terrific healthy food and ex-pats who went for a visit and decided to stay!
We've got Balinese and Indonesian team members on the ground all year so just ask us if you want any insiders travel advice!
Can I connect with other students before the training?
Yes, absolutely. We normally create a Facebook group for those registered to meet each other and communicate throughout the training and beyond. Once you're signed up we can add you to the group.
Is there any way to reduce the cost of the training?
Producing a program in the perfect environment means considerable production costs, giving small profit margins for our teachers and staff to be able to provide such an experience in education.
There are a few options to help find funding for the training or reduce the cost where applicable:
Referrals: If you're planning to come with a friend, or if you have a network you can promote us through this can help to provide a discount for you and your referred person. Contact Us to ask for your referral code and if you're referral uses this when signing up for the training, we'll give you both a $100 discount! Sharing the news at your local dance classes or on social media may help to get a referral!
Work exchange: This option is only available to skilled professionals who may significantly assist in the growth of Vibrance. Photographers, videographers, bloggers, social media wizards and similar are most useful to us and can result in partial work exchange. You will need to send us your resume and various examples of your work to be considered for work exchange.
Crowdfunding: For some, this training comes as a calling for a new direction in life towards a dream career. Put the word out to your friends and family via GoFundMe, KickStarter, etc. and let them show their support in helping you fulfill your dream.
Payment Plans: In some cases with sufficient time ahead we are able to setup a payment plan with recurring billing. This however usually ends up costing more in the long run.
Assistants Discount: Places for on-site assistants are like hot cakes. We offer a significant discount for your continued help in organization and production throughout the program. However, we usually only have 1 space available and often these are taken very quickly. Inquire asap is the secret if you want to get an assistants place.
Join our Newsletter & Social Media: If we're going to offer a discount, it's most likely to be announced to our followers! We send infrequent Newsletters which commonly contain a special offer to our following. Similarly we may announce flash sales through our Facebook or Instagram pages so stay connected and you won't miss them!
Do you include or assist in booking flights and transportation?
Flights - We don't include or assist with flights. We highly recommend using Google Flights as the quickest and simplest way to find great options on your travel to Denpasar Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPS).
Local Transport in Bali - We do help to provide shared or private transportation from the Airport and Ubud areas to and from Mimpi Resort. Upon booking we will send you through our full Bali Information Packet which gives plenty of details on local transport.
Who do I talk to if I have more questions?
Get in touch with us through the Contact Form. You'll go straight through to the MovingVentures team who produce our programs in Bali and they will get back to you as soon as possible (Weekdays 9-5 Bali Time).
Curriculum & Certification
At the end of the training we will run evaluation classes. In addition to these sessions, you will also be required to submit student class reports, class videos and information on classes you are leading shortly after the training. Further details are available upon request and are otherwise provided in our training manual given at the start of the training.
Pricing & Payment
Registration for Module I is now open!
To apply for this program simply fill out the form below. We will get back to you with request for copy of previous Esalen Certification to ensure you are eligible to take this program.
Prices are dependant on your choice of room category. When you are ready to make payment of deposit or total amount, simply select your chosen option below and proceed to our payments page. If you would like to upgrade at a later date this is also possible.
Please note you will be redirected to our production company MovingVentures for payment.