Energyschool 2024 Level 1 (13.-17.7.) and 2 (19.-21.7.)
Introduction - What is the innerdance?
It is an intuitive and organic state of expanded consciousness that acts as a gateway or portal towards wholeness and a deeper understanding of who and what we are.
Music is used to support the activation of specific brainwave patterns that stimulate a waking dream-like state of lucid consciousness.
Perceptual changes and profound insights spontaneously arise from expanded awareness and increased neuroplasticity are part of the experiences of the innerdance.
Old systems of interpretation change gradually or instantaneously as a more healthy, healing, and harmonic energy takes hold.
What's new this year is that Serena Olson will hold a level 2 Energyschool from the 19.-21.7.2024. Find more Info about Level 2 after the info on Level 1.
What ist the training Level 1 about?
Learn how to hold space. If for yourself or for groups doesn’t matter. The inner dance energy school process is one that provides experiences and openings throughout the whole spectrum of what life is. It is based on the key of seven, the chakra system. You will be given deep insights in how to open the physical, emotional, mental and energetical bodies. You will learn about psychology and neuroscience and train to feel brainwaves and switch between different brain states. This will all take place at the Läbensschuel in Wetzikon ZH, right next to the lake of Pfäffikon. Healthy veggie food, massage exchanges, asana and pranayama practice, meditations, qi gong, haka, sound healing and music will be part of this yogic process. For those of you who feel ready and called, will get all the tools you need to become a facilitator.
Timeframe for Level 1: Saturday 13.7. - Wednesday 17.7.2024
When do we start?
Saturday Morning 13.7. at 9am
What does a usual day look like?
We'll gather at 8.30 so we can start at 9am. Yoga, Qi Gong, Tai Chi, Haka, Sound Healing, Thai Yoga Massage and other forms to actively move energy will be part of the morning routine. After lunch we'll dive into the Energy School theory, experience the Innerdance and practice to hold space for ourselves and others. We'll end the day by 5pm so you'll have the evenings to integrate and enjoy.
We have nature at our door and we'll go with the flow of life, letting inspiration take over, when intuition calls.
What are the costs and what is included?
Level 1 will cost 1111.- (888.- for single parents and students, 555.- for practicionners) and includes the vegan lunch.
Find more info about level 1 by scrolling further down.
DEEPENING THE DIVE
ADVANCED FACILITATION COURSE LEVEl 2
with Serena Olsen
Timeframe for Level 2: Friday 19.7. - Sunday 21.7.2024
The Facilitator: Serena Olsen
In her life path, Serena has forged a deep alliance with self-healing and Transformation Medicine as a bridge between spirit and body while working through the psychologies of the mind. She focuses on the Key of 8 with the Mandala as a framework for pattern-based thinking, wholeness systems, and circadian remembrance. She shares her knowledge and wisdom of medicine, health, and compassionate being to empathically connect with humans across the planet.
Serena worked alongside Pi Villaraza for many years. She helped manage the Bahay Kalipay Retreat Center and Maia Earth Village. Her collaborations and intense dedication to the global innerdance community helped pioneer the innerdance movement as we know it today. She is often known as the mother of innerdance. Serena also helped train Venant Wong in the innerdance process in his years before creating KAP. Her library of innerdance music, playlists, and soundscapes are the most widespread across the global community.
Her soundscapes are used around the world by people who are inspired by her work, intuitive sound flows, and keen ability to tap into the moment while making these live recordings. Her recent works study sound and deep listening through the connections between vibratory code and internal response known to permeate the field during innerdance.
Serena is also a reiki master, yoga teacher, wholeness & nutrition educator, Global Ecovillage Network ambassador, and life systems coach. She graduated from New York University with a Bachelor of Science in Culture and Communication and a concentration in Graphic Design and Technology. She is currently studying a master’s degree in public health.
Who can participate?
This advanced course is open for those who have already attended an IDES facilitator training with Sev, or any of Serena’s global facilitation courses and energy schools, or her facilitation retreats & immersions. If you have previously worked with a different innerdance facilitator and would like to be considered to attend, please contact us.
What are the costs and what is included?
The whole weekend will cost 508.- and a single day 222.- and includes a vegan lunch.
Wholeness Mapping & Transformation Medicine
Transformaton Medicine (TM) is a specific example of Wholeness Mapping related to health and well-being. From the Key of 7 we move into Wholeness and the Key of the Infinite; the number 8. From here, we will explore TM as understood through consciousness of the Infinite, the Whole, and the Dimension of Color. Frequencies, vibrations, and perceptions will be mapped through color-relations and body wisdom. TM is not a cure; it is an approach to wholeness and well-being. A way of connecting with the body through informational pathways that hold secrets to our life worlds. Connecting with this inner map helps us understand the workings of the energy centers within us. Together we will look at how we can use whole systems and the Key of 7 as tools towards Wholeness Health and a regenerative sense of life. As facilitators, you will find these tools especially helpful for working directly with 1:1 clients and in your own personal life.
The Science of Sound
We begin by examining the innerdance in relation to sleep cycles, circadian rhythms, and the central nervous system. We also review the waveform through the Dimension of Color, stages of development & transformation, and brainwave states. In the innerdance, synchronizations between wave and rhythm are foundational to the waveflow as a type of sound technology. We will also discuss synchronized entrainment between planetary and galactic rhythms beyond the circadian cycles. Once all the pieces are in place, we shift into sound itself. Sound is a creative force of frequency transported through the passageways of our ears, and translated through the mind, the mind’s eye, and the soul. Sound moves us. It is often through sound that beings first discover the flow of energy within them that awakens them to a movement that comes before the thought to move. In some cultures, this powerful form of spontaneous movement is seen as a direct connection to the divine. For others, it represents the remembrance of the collective pulse, harmonizing with body, mind, spirit, and soul. In the innerdance, we work with sound through beat, breath, instrumentation, experience, and bodywork. We will explore the innerdance process through sound and group facilitation, both with and without music.
All-Nighter: An Experiment
Over the past few years, Serena has been offering a unique innerdance experience for all participants of in-person facilitation courses and trainings. The experiment begins around 10pm and continues til about sunrise. Participants are invited to journey into states and stages of sleep, dreaming, and dreaming awake through a nocturnal process that correlates most with delta and theta waves. This experience often helps participants to slow down. Since the innerdance happens over much longer than 60-90 minutes, it offers an extended period of gentle slowness that can really help stretch things out.
Psychoacoustics & Soundscape Making
Music is both a language and a memory system. Basic rhythms, such as that of a heartbeat, helped our humanoid ancestors develop consciousness, language systems, and ways to remember intricate details about their surroundings, environment and changing world. Rhythm, combined with sound and utterance, became the first mnemonic devices to deeply impact our species and its ability to survive and grow. This, in turn, led to the first songs and tonal languages that would continue to be passed down, from generation to generation, eventually leading to the spoken word. The shift from song and tonal language, to pitch accent and intonation languages, altered how we listened, what we could hear, and what parts of our brain received neurological impulses and response. Modern humans do not notice subtle cues, micro expressions, and non-verbal gestures as quickly, accurately, or intuitively as our ancestors did. Gestures and expressions, that once were necessary for survival, are now reduced to subconscious feelings, somatic residues, and discomforts or restlessness within our bodies, emotions, and sense of being. Understanding psychoacoustics helps us decode the auditory stimuli that lead to neurological responses and the psychological and physiological reactions that follow. We will explore various correlations between sound and mind; and look at different ways to construct soundscapes, using the foundations of psychoacoustics and brainwave states as building blocks for sound creation.
MORE INFO ON LEVEL 1
Who are the facilitators?
After holding the Energy School in the States, Brazil, the Philippines, Egypt and in Switzerland Sev continues sharing this experiential knowledge. Together with his cousin Cle Mensch, his friend and soundhealing teacher Imana Lightweb and other special guests they are guaranteed to hold a powerful, transformational, loving space in Wetzikon, close to Zurich at the Läbensschuel. For Level 2 Serena will be holding the space. She held the first energy school for Sev and is a dear friend since then.
Who can participate and what does it cost?
Basically, if you feel drawn to it, it is for you. The Innerdance breaks the old structures of hierarchy and will support you on your way, no matter where you are. It is a powerful energy and this is why you'll have an interview with Sev before you'll sign up. The whole week including food will cost 1111 CHF and for early birds (sign up before 2.2.2024) students and single parents it's 888 CHF. For participants joining for the second time it's 555.- First come first serve, the number of participants is limited. Get in touch with Sev (firstname.lastname@example.org or +41793933345) and everything else will flow from there.
What else is important?
Due to weather and other unforeseen waves, life can throw at us we take the liberty to adapt the program to the needs of the moment and the group energy.
The more you detox before the deeper and smoother the experience. Start one to two weeks before.
Bring enough t-shirts, you're going to sweat ;) Showers are available. Also bring some warm clothes. You never know.
Bring your instruments, your favourite crystals, totem, necklace and whatever you feel like needs to come with you.
The last day is Friday the 21st. We'll open the doors for anyone to join so we can hold an innerdance all together. This usually takes time and so it will be an open end day. Of course you are free to leave after the main course is over at around 4pm on Friday.
The Energy School will most probably be held in English, as usually people from other countries will join. Translation into German is always possible.
Lodging is possible with a tent in the garden (20.-/day) or you can sleep in the facility with your own mat and sleeping bag (25.-/day). Wetzikon has a few nice hotels as well. Google will gladly help you ;)
contact sev now +41793933345
Wanna know more about level 1?
The Energy School is held in five parts that are holding the key of the seven chakras
Energy School Part I - Trust, Courage and Responsibility - Learn to remember the Innerdance
Innerdance breaks many of the old patterns. One is the teacher student hierarchy. It’s not a top down teaching but rather an instant activation of the master within. Growing into spiritual maturity means, that nobody knows better what you are and how to interpret your experience than yourself and that is why ulitmately, you are 100% responsible for your life. It’s for you to remember something you already know. As soon as you trust it you will remember how to facilitate an innerdance. Holding space, being with what is with acceptance, compassion and understanding, seeing the wholeness in the part, seeing the cosmic connection beyond the personal story. We look inside to live the wakeful dream. As Carl C. Jung said: “He who looks outside, dreams; she who looks inside, awakes.” It takes courage to step onto this journey and so we'll learn to be with fear and all the other emotions of the human experience without being afraid.
Energy School Part II - Joy and Forgiveness - How we can bring Lightness into Heavy Experiences
We go into polarity to learn how everything is merging, how we can use alchemy to transform energy. How do we open the field for us to step into the wakeful dream? When inside and outside are one, then how do we help the body to experience this sacred wave? And how do we go back into the partial experience that is our own? What does it mean to hold space for someone experiencing the wakeful dream? How can we help the dreamer to dive deeper into the wakeful state? How do we work with the physical body and how can we connect it to the non-physical bodies? These questions will be in the center of Part II.
Energy School Part III - Confidence comes from Competence - Facilitating the process
Here comes the science behind this mystical modality. Music is the fundamental supporter of the innerdance. It’s all about waves and music is loaded with waves. We can play with these waves to create a space in which it is easier to dive into the space inbetween the spaces, where it all unfolds. There is this that we can know and a lot we do not know. Knowing to differentiate the two makes one competent. We will look at the two waves that weave into each other and connect mother earth to father sky within us. Afterwards you will know how to create a playlist for the innerdance.
Energy School Part IV - Love Being in Presence
"When we drop doing we start being." - Pi, the one that dreamt up the innerdance and taught me about it said this and it is another key. We'll look at intuition, inner guidance and how the magic of life, essentially love is all that is needed for us to thrive. It's about feedback, listening to it and speaking to the space within and without. Allowing all that we are to become one. We will do partner work, where you will face things facilitators face when they allow themselves to be the tool for someone else and see the oneness in this experience. It’s about awakening the inner healer. Realizing that our bodies know how to heal themselves. We will look at intuition and clarity that comes through presence and vulnerability. Together it invites grace to gift us and guide us to facilitate processes of healing and awakening.
Energy School Part V - About Beginnings, Endings and Celebrations
Bringing the circle to completion means that you guys will be fully immersed into remembering by that point in time. Information will be organized, questions will be expanded, answers will be integrated and we will learn how to honor a process by bringing it to full circle and bless it with gratitude and love. By then so much energy will be in the space that we will want to share it. We shall hold space together for each other and many other beautiful souls coming to lay down and experience the wakeful dream in the open class fallowing the Energy School.
Am super excited to have you on board.
Sev, Cle & Imana