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. Read more here
VIBRANCE – Teacher Training
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 is VIBRANCE:
V – Vocalize, Vibrate, Visualize
I – Illuminate, Inspire, Imagine
B – Breathe, Become, Belong
R – Resonate, Radiate, Relate
A – Activate, Attune, Attend
N – Navigate, Negotiate,
C – Conspire, Create, Contact
E – Energize, Engage, Explore
Sample daily schedule
7:30-9:30 – SpiritDance SoulSong & Vibrance
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 & free time
Evening Activities – May include Kirtan Concert, Dewi Ayu Trance Dance Ritual, Singing & Dancing
ICMTA & ISMETA accreditations pending, Continuing Education credits for Yoga Alliance teachers.