Shakti Dance Level 2

Shakti Dance® International Teacher Training

Level 2

Somatic Goddess Matrix

Live Intensive in Italy

23rd - 29th August 2024

🌺 Shakti Dance Level 2 in Italy – Somatic Healing through the Goddess Matrix 🌼

In the enchanting backdrop of Italy, the Shakti Dance Level 2 awaits you at the end of Summer from 23rd-29th August. This year’s theme, “Somatic Healing through the Goddess Matrix,” explores how seasonal themes, goddess archetypes, and hexagram qualities map onto the anatomy of the body. Through the transformative practice of Shakti Dance, you’ll learn through self-compassion to access and release emotional and physical pain stored in different areas, illuminating shadows and unlocking gifts for profound transformational healing.

The “Somatic Goddess Matrix” is an intricate and interconnected web of physical, emotional, and energetic flows through the body and its fascia that are inherent to the divine feminine. This matrix is based on the Seasonal I-Ching, and has been originated by Sara Avtar to encompass the body’s wisdom, emotional landscape, and the subtle energy systems associated with the different faces and phases of the Goddess. It embodies a holistic understanding of the goddess’s presence within each of us, and emphasises the integration of bodily sensations, emotions, and spiritual energies in the context of healing and personal transformation.

Enhancing the Full and Vibrant Expression of Creative Being

Shakti Dance® is the point where yoga and dance meet – transforming dance into yoga. Here, dance becomes a conscious practice, heightening awareness and unfolding into yogic union.

In this Dance of Life, we live as individual vibratory fields in a swirling mass of vibrations. Our health, vibrancy and wellbeing depend upon how the vibrations in these fields are aligned and harmonised. As the yoga of dance, Shakti Dance® facilitates balance and harmony, using a three-fold synergy of rhythmic breath, movement and sound – together with sensory awareness, or mindfulness.

“The soul is reflected and expressed through our dance when we are in most intimate contact with that Being that animates us.” ~ Sara Avtar​

Experience of a Lifetime 

This Shakti Dance® Teacher Training journey leads you to a place of true enchantment. Becoming part of a vibrant group, charged with spiritual energy, you can discover and unfold new self-nurturing aspects of yourself.

Express your Creativity

You will gain an increased sense of vitality and inner spaciousness through the harmonious alignment of your Shakti energy.  Your meditative state of peaceful presence is enhanced, so Shiva can blossom through Shakti, and organically express your inner potential.

Connect with your Inner Self 

Through this conscious yogic practice, you will increase your sensitivity and intuition, unfolding greater insight and inner guidance.  

Connect with your Self-healing Power

You will experience how this practice massages your body, releasing tension and blockages in your fascia. Your body and mind will be liberated from deep conditioning, relaxing stress, for self-healing and renewal – opening out into a peaceful, aware state and a gracefully flowing life.

Deepen your Personal Practice

The Teacher Training Program will help you take your yoga practice to a whole new level. By learning advanced techniques and poses from our experienced Trainers you will improve your personal practice and learn how to guide others to experience benefits from this discipline.

Improves Quality of Life

As you develop your daily Shakti Dance routine you will feel increased mental and physical energy, boosting your alertness and enthusiasm, diminishing negative feelings.

Sara Avtar
Shakti Dance® Founder

I’m British born in Edinburgh, educated in London and qualified in Germany, currently living in Italy. I am a life-long dancer and Originator of Shakti Dance®️ ~ The Yoga of Dance. I have practiced and trained in various styles of yoga and meditation since 1987, certifying as a Yoga Alliance / E-RYT 500 Kundalini Yoga Lead Teacher Trainer and Sat Nam Rasayan Healer.
Along the way, my inspiration has been sourced from Sufism, Theravadha Buddhism, Tai Chi, Qi Gong and an array of different dance and movement styles, all of which have found confluence and synthesis in the unfolding practice of Shakti Dance®️.
Studying Naturopathy in Germany and training to be Art and English School-Teacher at the Goethe University, Frankfurt, was a foundational experience for creating and writing the Curriculum & Manual for the Shakti Dance®️ Teacher Training Program, first launched in 2005.
I am a Mother and CEO of the Shakti Dance Academy and have trained hundreds of Shakti Dance®️ Teachers all over the globe, including a talented team of Teacher Trainers.
Alongside dance, I love to compose music and sing, and have released six albums to date, with mantra-music for Shakti Dance®️: “Shakti Lila”, “Merging”, “Swara Rasa“, “Waves of Grace“, “Swaha” & “Release“. – available on the Shakti Dance®️ Academy.
Through spontaneous playfulness and spiritual practice I have found Self-support and empowerment as a woman and mother. My intention is to share this inner resource with others, transforming art into yogic technology – combining harmoniously dance, breath and song with awareness, for the vital expression of peaceful Presence.
Through teaching Shakti Dance®️, I love to help others savour the nurturing depth of their Being, while holding space for deep release and the much-needed unfolding into wholeness, for planetary harmony. Read More

Dates of Level 2 Shakti Dance Teacher Training:
Arrive: 23rd August 2024 between 15h – 20h CET
Departure: 29th August 2024 after lunch
 
 
Calanchi Agriturismo is in the pretty countryside near Rome. As there is no public transportation available nearby, we have arranged private bus transport for our participants to and from Fiumicino Airport.

Enrolment For Active Academy Membership
Active Membership refers to individuals who pay an annual membership fee.

  • €1249 €1149 Early Bird Price for enrollments before 1st June 2024
    • Accommodation in a triple-bed shared room
    • 6 Days of Shakti Dance Level 2 Teacher Training
    • The three daily meals will commence on the 23rd of August with dinner and conclude on the 29th with lunch
    • Transportation to and from Fiumicino Airport
  • €1299 €1199 Early Bird Price for enrollments before 1st June 2024
      • Accommodation in a double-bed shared room
      • 6 Days of Shakti Dance Level 2 Teacher Training
      • The three daily meals will commence on the 23rd of August with dinner and conclude on the 29th with lunch
      • Transportation to and from Fiumicino Airport

Enrolment For NON – Active Academy Membership

  • €1349 €1249 Early Bird Price for enrollments before 1st June 2024
    • Accommodation in a triple-bed shared room
    • 6 Days of Shakti Dance Level 2 Teacher Training
    • The three daily meals will commence on the 23rd of August with dinner and conclude on the 29th with lunch
    • Transportation to and from Fiumicino Airport
  • €1399 €1299 Early Bird Price for enrollments before 1st June 2024
      • Accommodation in a double-bed shared room
      • 6 Days of Shakti Dance Level 2 Teacher Training
      • The three daily meals will commence on the 23rd of August with dinner and conclude on the 29th with lunch
      • Transportation to and from Fiumicino Airport

 

Please notice payment of complete payment is obligatory even in the event that you withdraw your participation from the Teacher Training at any point, for any reason.

*€25 for certification for those Shakti Dance Level 1 Teachers who are interested in following the Training with homework
* Academic Members are those whose membership is active and paid on a yearly basis

Support Form (#10)

This Level 2 Retreat is primarily for Shakti Dance® Teacher Trainees or Certified Teachers. Certified Level 1 Teachers may gain a Level 2 Certification for this module on fulfilment of the requisites. Teacher Trainees must certify as Level 1 Teachers before qualifying for this module’s Level 2 Certification.

We have a few places open to those who are neither Teacher Trainees nor Certified Teachers. Please inquire before sending your Application Form or making Payment – and await confirmation.You would not be eligible for certification, nor Academic Membership, so your Retreat Cost would be that of a Non-Academic Member.

 

SDTTL2 Gallese 2024 (#59)

Shakti Dance® Level 2 Teacher Training
 Live Retreat in Viterbo, Italy

This contract is between ‘Energy Center Le Torrette’ as Official Licensed Organizer by Shakti Dance Academy

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Information and Enrolment 

The Dates of the Training Program are as follows:

2024
23rd – 29th August
~ Live Format ~

Arrival 23rd August afternoon – Departure 29th August afternoon

Please note: If it is not possible to carry out some modules in live presence due to a national lockdown, or even regional lockdowns that prevent most of the members of the program from participating in live format, the planned live modules will also take place online, without this giving the right to a partial reimbursement of the cost of the training. 

Terms of Payment 

Enrolment For Active Academy Membership
Active Membership refers to individuals who pay an annual membership fee.

  • €1249 €1149 Early Bird Price for enrollments before 1st June 2024
    • Accommodation in a triple-bed shared room
    • 6 Days of Shakti Dance Level 2 Teacher Training
    • The three daily meals will commence on the 23rd of August with dinner and conclude on the 29th with lunch
    • Transportation to and from Fiumicino Airport
  • €1299 €1199 Early Bird Price for enrollments before 1st June 2024
      • Accommodation in a double-bed shared room
      • 6 Days of Shakti Dance Level 2 Teacher Training
      • The three daily meals will commence on the 23rd of August with dinner and conclude on the 29th with lunch
      • Transportation to and from Fiumicino Airport

Enrolment For NON – Active Academy Membership

  • €1349 €1249 Early Bird Price for enrollments before 1st June 2024
    • Accommodation in a triple-bed shared room
    • 6 Days of Shakti Dance Level 2 Teacher Training
    • The three daily meals will commence on the 23rd of August with dinner and conclude on the 29th with lunch
    • Transportation to and from Fiumicino Airport
  • €1399 €1299 Early Bird Price for enrollments before 1st June 2024
      • Accommodation in a double-bed shared room
      • 6 Days of Shakti Dance Level 2 Teacher Training
      • The three daily meals will commence on the 23rd of August with dinner and conclude on the 29th with lunch
      • Transportation to and from Fiumicino Airport

 

Please notice payment of complete payment is obligatory even in the event that you withdraw your participation from the Teacher Training at any point, for any reason.

We would like to inform you that the cuisine at Calanchi Agriturismo is vegetarian and primarily sourced from our homegrown vegetables. However, please note that for specific dietary needs beyond our standard vegetarian offerings, additional charges may apply.