'All Movement is Divine when the Heart is Danced Awake'
The beautiful Katie Holland is the creator of Awakened Bellydance™. This gift is the intuitive synthesis and integration of her life's studies and experiences to date.
Shifting focus from the usually expected outer form of belly dance to heart centered intuitive, healing movements. Katie will guide you to transform, transmute and embody your authentic, sovereign bellydancer. Discovering a new paradigm of bellydance; overflowing with self-empowerment, whilst embracing your passion, sensitivity and power.
Following an innate fascination for dance and the profound healing it can give. Middle Eastern dances in particular have given Katie insights into the depths of her inner-womb and bodily wisdom. It awakened her to previously unknown insights and intuitions whilst enabling her to surrender completely to trust and eons of feminine lineage. Katie made a conscious commitment many years ago to dance her way to self-remembering, living in truth whilst focusing on deep connection to self, others and the universe. Her commitment has led her to journey and enquire into the innermost workings of herself. Recognizing as she transformed and began to integrate her own shadow patterns she was truly able to shine - literally transforming her dance from the inside out!
A renowned and highly sought after professional dancer across the world with a specific interest in dance for healing and spiritual development combines perfectly with her extensive experience as an Inner Dance Facilitator, Reiki Master, Yoga teacher and energy worker. Training directly with Pi Villaraza - creator of ID, Katie has been extremely active in sharing this powerful modality and held the first facilitator training in the UK. Her naturally intuitive ability to hold space is testament to her commitment and a wealth of experience facilitating dance and energy based workshops globally.
Existing by her soul calling to embody, create and facilitate sacred dance healing processes... Awakened Bellydance has developed through love with the purest intentions of encouraging You to celebrate You! Katie's pioneering methods of teaching and performing have evolved to fuse many different forms of movement and energy work.
Her aim? To enthuse, empower, cultivate and share this inspirational, magical energy to all she meets…..
Katie has been inspired and greatly influenced by the works, research and philosophy's of Pi Villaraza, G.I.Gurdjieff, Sri Aurobindo, The Mother, Osho, Rumi, Clarissa Pinkola Estes, Hazrat Inayat Khan, Isadora Duncan, Eileen Caddy-Findhorn, Nikola Tesla and all who have strived to bring a fresh paradigm of consciousness to the fore.
To date Katie's dance experience encompasses:
Arabic dance, Afro-Samba, Bharatnatyam, Nepalese Buddhist Tantric dances, Gurdjieff Sacred dances, Sufi Whirling, Osho dynamic meditation, Shamanic bellydance, Tantra, Balinese dance, Bulgarian Folk dances.