Embodied Dance Temple Keepers

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You are sacred and sovereign woman. Your body is sacred.
Every expression inside of you is beautiful and deserves to be celebrated.
We are here to give ourselves, and each other, more permission.
Permission to feel. Permission to be wild, sensual, silly, playful, explosive, soft, vulnerable, raging, and fully embodied in our power and pleasure.
You are ready. You already have all of the wisdom deep inside.
Quiet the mind, and listen deeply to the body.
Move from the internal and intuitive impulses.
Be present with yourself – in celebration!
Know that you are worthy. Hold onto deep reverence for life.
Let us return to the ancient way of women, where the world becomes our Temple and we experience every moment as a Ritual designed to weave together our dream reality.
Let us return to the art of movement as ritual.
And let us be the ones to inspire our global tribe of sisters to do the same.
The fastest way to step into our greatness is to leap off the edge of the unknown, and trust that the liquid gold nectar of life will catch us in her gentle current, carrying us along towards our most liberated expression.

Mission of the Temple Keepers

 
➤ To create and hold sacred spaces where women feel safe to explore their personal expression as a means to connect to their authentic self. 
 
➤ To unite women in communities all around the world as a way to bring back trust, support systems, vulnerable and authentic connection, and ultimately, heal the ancient feminine wounds of competition and separation among women.
 
➤ To be a true example of the Embodied Woman. To carry the messages of embodied living beyond the sacred dance containers and into every facet of life. Continuous practice of bridging the internal and external world, staying true and connected to feelings and emotions, and being guided by the innate wisdom inside the body.
 
➤ To inspire women to self-activate creative life force energy and connect with the natural elements alive inside. To express all feelings (energy) through the body as raw, unfiltered expression, and to welcome everything.
 
➤ To return to being clear channels for divine creative energy to flow through by releasing stagnation and blocks within the body so that you may deliver the divine messages wanting to be communicated through you at every moment.
 
➤ To create collective permission for women to connect with each other physically – meeting in vulnerability and authenticity and returning to the purity and innocence of connecting on a sensual and intimate level, rewriting our beliefs around sexuality, sensuality, and love.
 
➤ To expand women’s capacity to express through movement by teaching specific techniques to increase knowledge of movement. The Temple Keepers are responsible for having a deep understanding of the personal experience of these exercises and knowing first-hand the benefits of practicing them.
 
➤ To create thoughtful and transformational journeys, events, and workshops for women, of all experience level, where they leave feeling expanded, activated and liberated in their bodies, minds, and spirit.
 
➤ To be an ambassador of the feminine awakening, vulnerable human connection, and authentic, liberated expression.
 
➤ To be an ambassador of the ancient art of Dance as Ritual. To return to the way of the temples, where every moment is sacred and should be honored this way. With full presence and intention, so that we may weave the threads of life and reclaim our power to manifest our own reality.
 

Temple Keeper Apprenticeship: What you will learn

➤ Opening and Closing Circles & Meditations
➤ Embodied Authentic Facilitation, Do You!
Practical Tools:
  • Solo embodiment exercises and explorations
  • Partner & group embodiment practices
  • Transitions in and out of exercise which create a sense of fluidity and coherence, and keep women present with their feeling body
  • Intentional Dance and Ritual Movements for calling in our highest self
  • Exercises and practices based in Modern Dance, Somatic Explorations, Embodied Dance, Intuitive Movement, Release Technique, Embodied Contact
  • Speaking points and clear instructions for each individual exercise
➤ How to design a highly intentional journey that weaves through many energies and expressions and creates a satisfying experience for participants
Concepts, philosophy, and intention for each practice
➤ How to create a safe container and give full permission
➤ Creating a supportive sound & energy scape through music and voice

WHAT YOU WILL RECEIVE

➤ Minimum 40-hours of Practical Experience for all exercises and explorations: This includes detailed explanation of both physical instructions and opportunity to both give and receive all exercises.
DEEP DIVES: This is allocated time to the deep internal investigation of your own embodied movement, held in a container of a specific movement prompt. We will explore regular deep dives in order to help you tune in more authentically with your embodied dance.
PRACTICE GUIDING: Giving each woman a chance to guide others and gain confidence in her voice and intuitive guiding
➤ Essential MANA Movement Practice: We will cover the basic MANA Movement practice, giving time for you to fully embody and become familiar with this practice
➤ Printed and virtual PDF Manual of all course material including step-by-step instructions on all exercises, explanations of all concepts and philosophy correlated with each segment
END OF COURSE EVENT: You will get a chance to invite women to join a FREE event where you will take them through a Dance Journey.
➤ Permission to use all learned material in whatever way desired. Once you have it, it is yours.
➤ FREE attendance to any public events that I am holding during the duration of the training. This includes but is not limited to The Women’s Dance Temple, CLAY Rituals, or Modern Dance Technique classes.
➤ Access to the private Facebook group with all other women who have been initiated through the training. You may use this group as a support network for questions, inspiration, or to share your work.
 

TUITION

2800 USD
Includes accommodation + vegan meals
 
Payment plans available! Minimum deposit of $400 USD required to confirm attendance
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Through teaching specific exercises and movements that bring awareness back to moving in the feminine paths, we support individuals in clearing blockages in the body and returning to a natural and unobstructed flow of energy. In EDT, we encourage moving from the breath, moving with release and relaxation, and using movement and dance as a way to open more space in the body versus creating more holding or stress. The technique is founded on using release, breath, and ease in movement to create opening and clearing- the feminine way.
 
Because EDT is founded on returning to the feminine ways of moving,
we are encouraged to slow down and embrace moments of stillness. We can have profound results and experience healing through softness. This may be an experience that many people miss because we are all too often convinced that the path to growth involves pushing ourselves to the limits and through pain and suffering. EDT teaches us that we can grow through pleasure, softness, breath and grace that is more sustainable over a lifetime.
 
EDT is an integration of meditation & movement – it is dynamic meditation. Through these practices, we learn to be in full presence with the moment. By providing the mind with a task to focus on, we allow the body space to activate without hindering their expression by the mind’s perceptions and stories. We are able to stay in a place of exploration and allow the mind to soften into the background. Linear time melts away, and there is only full presence with the moment.
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Are you interested in becoming an Embodied Dance Temple Keeper?


Testimonials

I felt a call, a strong call to Mana’s creation. I was magnetized to experience her creation: The Embodied Dance Temple Keepers. So I didn’t think twice, I felt in my bones, in my cells that I just needed to be there. When the practice began, I felt like home again, I felt like my body returned to me : discovering my sacred temple and owning it, with authenticity, pleasure and power. The Embodied Dance gave me freedom, knowledge, reconnection to my own body, to my own desire even if I had no dance experience before. Coming from the Yoga World, the Embodied Dance gave me so much more than any other practice to share. It’s a way of being: Being embodied and empowered by my own feelings. I cannot express how much gratitude I have for Mana, a deep respect for her open heart, her generosity in sharing ALL her knowledge and her creation that mixed technics, intuition and wisdom so perfectly! When I write that every woman has to experience the Embodied Dance created by Mana, I really mean it. I gain not only the insight of who I am inside but also how I can share it outside. I cannot wait to share it through meditations and workshops in France! – Olivia Sautereau

I’m forever grateful for this journey. It has changed my life, my way of moving and identifying myself. I feel deeper and more connected than ever, with my authentic self as well as with others. I feel blessed that I was shown this opportunity and that I now have the tools to share this beautiful way of exploring our existence to others. I feel proud and honored to carry the Embodied Dance Temple Keeper title. Thank you Mana for sharing this work, from the bottom of my heart. It’s like not words are enough though, I carry this experience inside, as a precious treasure that no one can take but it can be shared in endlessness.Tini Warg

The EDTKs Course was life changing for me. I teach dance online and was ready for the next evolution.  The pure, raw, real, sensual, messy, emotional embodiment experience of this course took me deeper in to myself and my dance than I ever thought possible. Mana has a way of holding a space that gives permission for your authentic feminine self to shine through your cracks. Your heart will crack open inside of this work. You experience that the best way to hold space for this work is to do the work yourself. This course is embodied therapy. You will unravel the depths of your soul on the dance floor. The other women in the course become your teachers, your students and your best friends. In just one week the connections you make will change you from the inside. This happens in the space of embodied vulnerability. This course is for anyone that wants to live in life a more fully authentic version of themselves and assist other women in being that also. Jay Kimber

There are those instances in life when I feel such a clear, guttural, no questions asked “YES” to something. Taking Mana’s Embodied Dance Temple Keepers training was one of those instances. The feminine ways of moving that we practice in EDTK are so powerful in rewriting outdated cultural stories that have kept much of humanity afraid of emotions, pleasure and intimacy. Mana is channeling these practices through her body and is creating space for the primal energy in all beings to realize its necessity again. And it’s clear that everything she is offering is coming from a place of having been deeply affected and transformed by the work herself. I’m so beyond grateful to have gifted my body the experience of this work, to have trained so closely with Mana, and to be able to share the beauty of these practices with others!Teagan Rose

This training has been one of the most life-changing transformative experience I have gone through. All the different practices that were taught allowed me to feel whatever I was experiencing and also giving me permission deep dive into my own experience. These practices are also able to be applied to our lives and how we interact with people. I enjoyed the intention of every movement guided by breath that helped me release any tension that I was experiencing. This work helped me connect myself to my feminine energy, connecting with my womb which is my creative force and space for creation. I was able to connect with all my emotions and embrace them. These movements were so healing for me. The listening to my body and doing certain practices that allowed me to fully accept myself. It also gave me a chance to accept whatever was there. What I learned through this practice was that anger and frustration can be transformed into a positive power that can be utilized through those feelings. All of these exercises were so meditative and self-nourishing. Mana was such an inspiring teacher. She really made me feel safe and was so tapped into our energies. I felt like I was able to fully express myself without any judgement. I am so thankful and grateful for this experience. I am so excited to share this experience with other women and share what I have witnessed and felt first-hand. This journey allowed me to heal further from my own traumas and grow from that. I recommend this training for everyone. It is such powerful work that can create a better understanding of self-love, self-acceptance, pleasure and connection with others. – Janina Wenzel

 

“I have been exploring and practising a lot of healing modalities for years. Throughout years of exploration, it transformed me from holding a lot of anger into stillness, before suddenly it stuck me into numbness for a year. I could not feel any feelings and experienced a lot of pain in my body with no reason. My fire completely shut down. I lost my passion and flow in my business. I lost my self into the state of entropy for a year. I was in a constant state of fatigue but there was anger inside me that I could not express. Until I met Mana and allowed myself to drop and surrender to her medicine – the simplicity of allowing what is with embodied dance. After a year of feeling apathy and numb, finally I could feel my heart beating again 😭🙏✨ I felt the tenderness of my body again. I experienced deep love, affection and compassion towards my body that I have never experienced before. I feel alive, energized and at the same time at peace with my past and future. Whenever I starting to go down spiral to my fogetfullness and anxiousness, I just need to connect, listen to my body and let my body dance. And each time I practice this medicine, I feel more grateful and compassioned towards myself and my day will flow beautifully ✨💕 Thank you Mana for coming into my life showing me the path of simplicity and transmit this magical dance into every cell of my body 😍💃🧚‍♀🔥 You are the best gift of the year 😘🙏 ” – Sheba Dee, Author & Coach