SpiritDance SoulSong presents:
Retreat & Teacher Training
In summer of 2018 teacher training & retreat, Ellen Watson, co-creator of SpiritDance SoulSong, offers Vibrance, the foundation class. Ellen will share her 35 years of offering classes, workshops, retreats & trainings in various Somatic Arts Practices. This program is open to any and all interested in personal development, deepening your practice, or professional vocational training. Perfect for yoga teachers, bodyworkers, mothers, daughters, brothers, sisters. Open to All, regardless of background or experience.
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.
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 SpiritDance SoulSong. A world-renowned somatic arts educator, Ellen Watson has an extensive history in healing arts, developed from over 30 years at the historic Esalen® Institute in Big Sur, California. After studying 5Rhythms with Gabrielle Roth, Ellen developed SpiritDance to incorporate her complementary practices in Esalen® Massage, Holotropic Breathwork, Continuum Movement, yoga, Clinical Hypnosis, Gestalt Awareness Practice and sound healing.
What is VIBRANCE?
Join Ellen for VIBRANCE, SpiritDance SoulSong’s foundation practice. We’ve created our user-friendly V I B R A N C E, by popular demand for a basic practice, open to all bodies, all ages, shapes, and levels of fitness. From kindergartner’s to seniors, from the fitness world to the yoga mat, to men and to women ready to Wake Up & Roar, to Vibrate, Pulsate, Resonate, physically and metaphysically. SpiritDance SoulSong’s 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. Vibrance works with SpiritDance SoulSong’s 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. In this retreat, Ellen offers this inclusive Teacher Training module, 2 hours daily for 5 days, for those ready to hold space for others, ready to lead a Vibrance class, ready to inspire yogis and yoginis off the mat to the dance floor and back again.
What you need to know!
7:30-9:30 - SpiritDance SoulSong & Vibrance with Ellen & Ashley
9:30-11:00 - Delicious & Nutritious Brunch
11:00-1:00 - Teacher Training Module
1:00-4:00 - Rest, Restore, Relax, Swim, Spa, Sleep
4:00-6:00 - Vibrance
6:30-8:00 - Dinner
Travelling to Croatia
Flying from U.S.A
We suggest you go to SkyScanner to purchase your flight to Split – Croatia. Lufthansa, British Airways, United, Delta, Air France, Turkish Air are the
Getting to our Land Retreat on Island Brač
You can fly to island Brač:
Or take ferry from Split to island Brac:
Flying from Europe
There are direct flights to Split from many European destinations. The range increases continually so please check the full route network from the Split Airport website. There are also charter flights to Split from UK regional airports like Bristol, Norwich, Birmingham, Southampton, Luton and Manchester. You can also travel to Split via nearby Zadar on the Dalmatian coast. From Zadar, fly to Split or take a bus along the coast to Split (approx. 2.5 hours)
You can also fly to Dubrovnik, Zadar, Pula and Zagreb airports. From these places you can easily connect to other cities by plane, bus, train or car-rental.
Airlines which fly to Croatia from European cities:
EasyJet - from London Gatwick
Wizz - from London Luton
Austrian - from Vienna
Germanwings - from Berlin Schonefeld, Cologne, Bonn, Hamburg and Stuttgart
Lufthansa - from Frankfurt / Main International
SNBrussels Airlines - from Brussels
Norwegian Air - from Oslo
SkyEurope - from Bratislava, Prague, Budapest and Kracow
Croatia Airlines - flies from London Gatwick, Manchester, Paris Charles de Gaulle, Vienna, Zagreb, Berlin Schonefeld,
Dusseldorf, Hannover, Hamburg, Frankfurt, Rome, Athens.
Ellen WatsonA world-renowned somatic arts educator, Ellen Watson has an extensive history in healing arts, developed from over 30 years at the historic Esalen® Institute in Big Sur, California.
After studying 5Rhythms™ with Gabrielle Roth, Ellen developed SpiritDance to incorporate her complementary practices in Esalen® Massage, Holotropic Breathwork™, Continuum Movement, yoga, Clinical Hypnosis, Gestalt Awareness Practice and sound healing.
In 1996, Ellen founded MovingVentures, a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization to share healing arts around the world. This provides a channel for running programs in Touching Essence™, Esalen® Massage, SpiritDance SoulSong™ and programs for other teachers through Show Up & Teach.
Ashley JohnsonOur voices carry the vibrational imprint of our soul. As we connect to and open our voices so too do we connect and open to our soul. Soul Singing is the practice of uncovering, celebrating and strengthening your authentic voice. Effective for singers and non-singers alike, you will learn to relax physical strain, move through fear and constriction, expand your range and capacity, and experience embodied vocal freedom.
The beauty of these techniques is that they are easy to learn, powerfully affect confidence and personal presence and greatly impact your ability to connect and engage in dynamic flow with yourself and the world around you. These are foundational skills that will increase your effectiveness in life whether you are a teacher, facilitator, coach, mother, father, singer or musician
RegistrationTo complete your registration simply fill in the registration form by clicking one of the buttons below. Note that you will also need to pay a deposit of $300 in order to secure your place in this program.
PricingPricing options are for retreat including meals only. Select options below to complete payment for a deposit, full payment, or remaining balance.
For accommodation options please see below. You can also join our Facebook group to find a room-mate joining the program.
Accommodation is not included in the retreat options. however we can recommend places as below according to varying budgets. You can also join our Vibrance: Croatia Facebook events page to express your interest and find someone else joining the retreat to share accommodation with.