TEACHER TRAINING CERTIFICATION PROGRAM
Are you a dancer, wellness practitioner or dance teacher who is ready to make an impact and income
from your soul work helping people connect and express authentically through the body?
The Embodied Dance Teacher Training Certification is for the highly sensitive, quiet rebels of
the dance world who have always wished there was a more holistic approach to
dance training and performance, but don't feel called to traditional 'dance therapy'
This is a 9 month online teaching immersion with a 5 day in person retreat. (Go through the modules at your own pace).
We meet once per week via zoom (three times per month) for Q and A, Class with Allison and Practice Teaching
you can also receive additional 1:1 support with Allison
for personal healings and help to grow your
unique business as a teaching artist through Embodied Dance!
Each month you will cultivate your individual magic and learn how to work with dancers
in a way that uses movement to deeply heal themselves and the audiences they perform for.
Module 1: Energy Systems and Embodied Anatomy
Module 2: Energy Systems and Embodied Anatomy Cont’d
Module 3: Body Language and Limiting Beliefs (Collard Method)
Module 4: Communication and Student Learning Styles (Influences from Simonson Method and Collard Method) Teacher/student relationship, creating safe space
Module 5: Embodied Leadership: Your style, genre, Intuitive teaching, practicum
Module 6: World Dance Forms and influences of modern day styles
Module 7: Themes and Music to enhance your work. Sound healing. approaches to performance.
Gesture and Meaning: the work of Francois Delsarte
Module 8: Creating Personal Choreographies (Embodied Dance signature method)
Module 9: Creating Group Choreographies
*While enrolled in the course, you automatically receive the impact to income course to support business building, marketing and development of your programs on and off line.
*During the course, we will have live calls with masters in their fields of dance anatomy, dance and neuroscience and World Dance forms!
Embodied Dance RETREAT- summer 2022
1 week of dance class, practice teaching, Final Projects & Marketing and Business for entrepreneurs/educators. (Current retreats being scheduled for Greece and Mexico 2022)
Daily sample schedule:
Dance class 9-10:30
Practice Teaching OR Marketing and Business 11am-1pm
Lunch and Free time 1pm-5pm (our retreat will be in a beautiful place you will want to adventure and explore)
5pm- 6pm Showings of final project work/group support/discussion
Dinner and evening relaxation or celebration- (different each night)
yoga, massage, energy healing, group shares, dance party
While enrolled in the Embodied Dance teacher Training, live and online dance classes with Allison are INCLUDED!
Embodied Dance Teacher Training Testimonials
"It is not a ONLY a training, it’s not ONLY a course.
It’s a deep transformative process, with a 1:1 support of Allison, which is invaluable.
You receive information and experiences of different techniques you may never have heard of, and which have a massive impact on your attitude of being a dance teacher.
As you understand your own inner processes deeper and deeper, and apply the new tools you’ve learned, you will be able to provide dramatically different qualities for your dance students.
Even if you are only considering starting this career- as I did at the beginning – you will be able to take the quantum leap of offering your classes – as I did – with proper skills and from the bottom of your heart.
Oh… and not to forget: the weekly encounters with our group are really one of the highlight points of my week…"
-A.B. Embodied Dance Teacher in Training (Hungary)
“When I began the Embodied Dance Teacher Training Program, I was looking for a sanctuary. I needed a safe space to deepen a connection with my body and experiences, so I could more openly share my love with the world as a teacher. Not only did I discover a whole new realm of freedom and safety within myself, I found a home filled with lovely souls to support me along the way. After a few classes, I was joyfully sharing with my local friends about the deep connections I had recently made with people from all across the world through the teacher training. The welcoming learning environment encouraged me to share my own voice more courageously in all aspects of my life. I am growing as a leader more and more every day with the support of Allison and her work as well as my peers. I am grateful to be a part of such an amazing experience and I would recommend the teacher training to anyone looking to learn and connect in a loving, conscious environment”
-P.J.- Embodied dance Teacher in Training (Texas, US)
Personal Transformation Choreography Workshop
Embodied Dance signature work
Creating personal choreographies is the Signature program of Embodied Dance. This work was first crafted in Australia in 1999 and has grown into a full program of transformational somatic healing.
This is for anyone looking for 1:1 support in using movement to uncover new possibilities, strengthen performance qualities and find their authentic truth and expression in both dance and life!
We journey together for 6-12 weeks to unify heart, mind and body, weaving your stories into a dance that supports you reclaiming parts of yourself and releasing what’s no longer needed. We use the choreography as a healing tool to restructure your movement patterns from the inside out. Each week a new layer is seen, heard, experienced, released and DANCED. Weaving a collective movement piece that is the signature of the individual and can continue to serve them as a movement prescription, when they are stuck or transitioning. Performance or filming of the work is encouraged, but optional. Equally for trained dancers and those new to movement.
We work through the keys of:
Where stuck emotions and stories are hidden in your cellular memory
Inner child and soul retrieval methods
Limiting beliefs/ body language cues
Chakra balance and integration
Accessing your personal power and rewriting your future
Being seen and allowing new layers of authentic expression to emerge
“You have noted that I no longer "hold back" in dance class and I feel this was very true of my experience in this session and afterwards. I was inspired to listen to more music, and to unearth movements that I was curious about but never "dared" try on! This felt very freeing and allowed me to explore my natural rhythms. I have also become more conscious of when I contract, pull in, or shrink in my day-to-day life. I also felt intimidated by the idea of "performance"...or maybe the word itself has always had a negative meaning for me. I have never put the idea of authenticity and performance together!... I started to feel that I could perform without feigning anything...to perform for myself, and to be as though by myself while in an observer's presence. I feel this has deep consequences and inspires more trust in my abilities to move and to express myself.. (V.K. Personal Choreography client).
"When we began the work I knew there were layers of vulnerability that needed to be accessed and processed, but traditional counseling and energy work was not allowing me to move through it completely. The experience was not easy because I learned that my deepest desire to be seen is also one of my greatest fears. To be fully "seen" in something so intimate as dance - and dance that was created for me alone - was very uncomfortable at times.
I was amazed by the evolution of the piece that occurred over time and precisely aligned with my life experience. There was a long period of time where we couldn't get beyond one point in the piece. Ultimately, I learned that it was very universally intentional as I went through a major life transformation after experiencing serious illness and the loss of my mother. The outcome was a beautiful expression of grief and joy through movement.
The filming of the piece was an emotional journey in itself. It was a heart-warming experience to bring the journey to its culmination in a different but equally beautiful creative medium. Seeing the piece through the lens of another artist was moving beyond words as the emotion and intention behind the movement was so accurately captured.
I would recommend this process to anyone who is willing to show up in full vulnerability and allow the process to blossom into the experience that your soul is longing for more than you are consciously aware.
-(D.C. Personal Choreography client )
“When I signed up for the Embodied Dance Teacher Certification program, I was in an uncertain phase of life. I had many questions burning within me, but few answers were clear. Something bigger than myself compelled me to enroll in Allison’s program - even though at the time, I could not really understand why. As the weeks of the program passed, and the magic of this sacred body of work began to reveal itself. I felt a powerful process starting to rise up from deep inside my soul. I began to know that I was called here for a purpose. As I allowed myself to trust, lean in, and receive the teachings, events that I could not have foreseen unfolded. Much like the blossoming of a flower, I felt myself becoming a more empowered version of me.
With each meditation, lesson, journal prompt, and movement exercise, I became more grounded, more courageous, more authentic, more trusting. I was able to show up with love and self-compassion for the fragmented parts within me that longed to be healed. I learned to hold space for pain, rather than try to fix it. I learned what it means to truly honor my body, the sacred vessel I was blessed with to carry my soul within it. I learned to connect with the elements, the senses. I learned the lessons of language, both inward and outward.
I am learning more than I can list here. As I embrace the wisdom of the lessons, I feel a massive shift taking place. I meditated on what I had learned thus far, and watched my soul give birth to a healing workshop called Body Vessel. A short while later, through a magnificent chain of events, I was offered an incredible opportunity to co-lead a women's retreat on this topic. To me, that is clear Divine providence. It’s an honor and privilege to share what I have learned from Allison’s work as well as my life experience.
What I know to be true: Embodiment is a way of living. It’s a way to keep coming back into the body, back to my sacred home. When I give myself to this work, I get to examine the stories that have been stored deep inside my body. Stories that run my operating program. I discover that I have been blessed with a superpower to rewrite the stories, and design ones that weave together a beautiful life journey full of hope and meaning through the struggles. We all have this superpower because we are all divine beings having a human experience. We don’t need to stay stuck. We can choose to believe in ourselves and all that we have to share. I am incredibly thankful to be a student of Allison Pagano, a most remarkable teacher of this work. Her method of teaching is much like the dance of life…mystical, resonant, graceful…rich with Truth. Allison is a beam of light and her gifts are extraordinary. Through having found this tribe, I will forever be a student of this magnificent journey known as Embodiment.
-M.O. - Embodied Dance Teacher in Training (N.Y. USA)
"I decided to join Allison’s program because I felt a strong resonance with her articulations on the world & and what is needed at this time from healers & creatives. I was drawn to her bright, empowering energy. At the time in my life, I felt called to share my work in a new way and was craving support & guidance to get it going. What I enjoyed most about working with Allison was her precisely intuitive understanding of what to guide me through during each session. She always knew exactly what I needed & could guide me to discovering the answers within myself. She helped me understand the worth of my work & how to repeatedly affirm that to myself, believing it from a deep instinctual place. There were so many times when I would wonder “how did we get here?” after a deep meditative journey into what had me stuck or was holding me back. We would drop in so deep and I would encounter elements of myself that completely surprised me. It made me aware that a feeling can be traced to a specific place in the body which can be traced even further to a memory or a story embedded from long, long ago. I would recommend working with Allison if you are feeling stuck, confused, or uncertain on how to best offer your work to the world. She will help you develop a concrete plan while energetically clearing blocks along the way. Allison is absolutely incredible & can help you in miraculous ways"
impact to income:
Do you wish to make an impact and income from your life's work as an artist or educator but struggle with not having the structure or support that shows you how?
Do you have a Renaissance approach to your work/ multifaceted interest in mind body wisdom, but feel like an impostor in a sea of pretty images and fake influencers?
Do you have sabotaging beliefs that are holding you back that you haven't been able to shake?
This short course will give you the ability to clear your blocks while carving your strategic path so you can make a living from your souls work!
This is a 4 part VIDEO series so you can work at your own pace and have lifetime access.
There are LIVE sessions each Thursday to get personalized support and get all your questions answered. From the time you start the course, you have 4 weeks of group coaching calls.
The final week, you will meet with Allison on a 1:1 call to complete answering your questions and support you with your next steps.
There is also a 1:1 package for those who are really ready to make their dream real and get it going in a way that only personal support can provide.
Read on to learn more!
Here's what we cover:
Week 1- Crafting and honing the pieces of your unique soul work.
Identifying what’s standing in the way and clearing it!
Letting go of the unconscious story or baggage preventing you from committing to you! Understanding the story and values that make you unique and an expert in what you do.
Week 2- Discover your niche. Create your offer. Discover who your perfect students/clients are and why YOU are the one to serve them. Detail and map out a unique signature offer that offers the best of what you do that serves their needs.
Week 3- The simplest and most effective MARKETING STRATEGIES and creating compelling content. Finding your dream clients online without spending a cent.
Week 4- Cleaning up daily habits/self sabotage, identifying pitfalls, managing time. Mapping your income goals and creating the strategy to achieve it! In this class, we pull out any remaining self sabotage so that you can be fierce and fearless as you strategically move towards your goals of impact and income!
Week 5- 30-60 minute 1:1 Call with Allison to support your process and give you the extra tools to get started asap! This personal session allows us to go deeper in providing specific support so that you have everything you need to implement what has been created.
Dance with me!
| in person |
Open level Contemporary Modern dance
“Expressive, mindful contemporary modern dance technique class
that supports and encourages you to deepen your artistic expression
while practicing emotion filled, injury free dancing.
We explore floor work, new range of motion and expression.
Dancers are encouraged to work at their own pace and find their
authentic connection to music, movement and choreography".
Weekly class in Nyack, NY
85 Piermont Ave, Nyack, NY
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9 week live online course
embody your dance
9 weeks to Healing Expression and Authentic Embodiment
(Next course runs September of 2022)
“When you change the relationship with yourself, every relationship you have changes.
When we recognize and release what’s limiting us in body and mind, we are free” (AP)
This is for you if you feel stuck, not good enough, disconnected from the body and out of touch with your authentic truth, presence and expression... You are on a path of leadership and need the inside power to get there.
We deep dive into chakras and body language, layer by layer and lovingly uncover the thoughts and emotions keeping you stuck and then DANCE them free into a new expression with lasting results!!
Using a combination of energy modalities and body language self study and dance, we shed old skin, layer by layer and birth something new, that reflects more of our true selves.
We support our new selves with authentic empowerment designed to awaken you to dormant parts of yourself so that you can shine and embody the leadership you are meant to. (This looks like self love, self trust and moving from the heart, not the head). Creating new routines and rituals that uniquely serve and inspire you to step into what is most meant for you at this time.
During the 9 weeks you have the option to develop a personal choreography- using choreography as a healing tool to rewire your expression, sense of empowerment and movement qualities from the inside out
Who it's for:
Anyone feeling stuck, disconnected, disempowered in relationship to their body who is looking to experience more focused energy, freedom, intimacy and power in their expression. It is for healers who are looking to deepen and explore their own healing process and receive new tools in serving their clients, dancers looking to improve performance quality and authentic expression and anyone on the mind-body path who is wanting more intimacy, self trust, freedom and authentic power in how they show up in the world, in their work and relationships.
More freedom and ease in the body, deepened connection to intimacy, better understanding and boundaries in relationships, clearer focus, building leadership skills, unshakable confidence, overcoming the fear of not being good enough and new goals to get you moving out of a rut.
This is for you if you want a deepened relationship with your body, a lifetime of tools for your healing empowerment.
Our weekly 90 min class connects you to a community with like minded visionaries on parallel journeys towards authenticity and empowerment and personal growth.
What we cover:
1. An embodied movement journey through our energy system (via the chakras). A comprehensive training and set of tools based on twenty years of bodywork, reiki, yoga, shamanism, dancing and exploring the mind body connection through the healing arts.
You will uncover and discover your personal energy strengths and blocks while receiving personal support to transform and empower yourself each step of the way, so that you can release what's stuck and find greater freedom from the inside out.
2. Simplified approach to understanding body language. Where we hold stuck energy and how it’s getting in our way providing a lifelong system to recognize and move with it when it arises.
3. Limiting Beliefs- What they are and how to work with and through them.
4. Self love, self trust and authentic empowerment- creating your unique pathway and plan through exploring your set of goals, rituals and new habits that form as a result of your experience.
5. Personalized coaching support that gives significant results particular to your goals- including creating a personal choreography that is intended to balance your particular body and energy system, providing a healing transformative experience.
6. Mapping a personalized higher timeline. You will create a unique systemized approach to anchoring in a new higher reality based on what you uncover and claim throughout the weeks of the course.
How the course runs / What you get:
Seven, 90 minute group calls. An hour of meditation, journeying, journaling and discussion followed by 30 minutes of an embodied movement exploration that is personal to you and the group. Recorded and sent if you can’t make it live.
Each class includes: Channeled Meditations and archetypal embodiment with deep dives into each energetic center/ chakra. You receive facilitator support as well as opportunities to connect privately with group members. The 9 week group container is a catalytic tool to support your quickest, most easeful energetic transformation; in how you move in the world and beyond
Two private sessions during weeks 4 and 9. During the course, you will receive uniquely personalized support to help you restructure your movement habits from the inside out as well as guidance to clear and heal any issues that arise in your body through deeper methods such as inner child reclamation and/or soul retrieval. These sessions can also be used to START to create a ‘personal choreography’ (Embodied Dance signature method) which balances and transforms patterns and stuckness into deeper states of intimacy, freedom and aliveness.
Workbook Material each week for your personal practice, discovery and embodiment that allow you to work deeply with your energetic system, archetypal energy and clear out the beliefs that are preventing you from being in your full truth and alignment.
Before I began this course, I was in a place of discord between myself and my surroundings. I knew inside that I needed help transforming. I knew I had so much to offer, but was stuck and knew that I was in the way of myself. I needed an extra push to get myself in the right direction.
The course material helped me see exactly what I was feeling and needing to hear, see and embody. The private sessions helped me sit with my personal blocks. I learned how to not brush them away, but to look at them in a deeper sense and move forward. Allisons’ meditations and transmissions truly take you to another level of healing.
My greatest breakthrough from this is shifting the way I think about myself, knowing that I am smart and empowered to trust myself.
I would most definitely recommend this course to people who are willing to discover themselves on a deeper level. You have to be ready to take that leap of faith to uncover your personal veil. This is the course you need when you feel like something is missing. If you dive into the work you will get the results you didn't even know you needed.
-Anastasia, dancer and business owner, NY
Past Participants Results:
"I would recommend the course to anyone who wants to feel more at home in their body, more able to tune in to their intuition or anyone who senses that body connection is the way back to self.
I’m moving forward with clear methods (a daily ritual) to balance and restore my energy, resulting in a strong foundation for growth, action and creativity. I now understand the need to carefully notice the messages my body is sending me, and crucially, how to work with them to unlock wisdom. My intuitive self is revived"
Allison’s work—class, performance, or connection call—has a way of being unfailingly in sync with people and where they are in their lives. She won’t stop at seeing you (accurately), but will take you seven steps deeper into who you are and what you need out of your life.
Embody Your Dance felt to me like a gentle emotional bootcamp. I have had a conscious, self-reflective healing practice for eight years now, and this course gave me a map, a community, and a million “you too???” moments. Breakthroughs came frequently and with more clarity than ever, and since I believe in honesty, vulnerability, and building community, I’ll share three of the major ones:
1. A strong commitment to speaking my Truth
2. The courage to be who I am at all times
3. The belief that I am worthy of receiving as I am, rather than in exchange for self-sacrifice
Throughout those weeks, I managed to manifest an apartment, a job, familiars, and gain real support and insight for the long run while making beautiful connections. Highly recommend any class with this brilliant light worker!!