Contact Beyond Contact | Facilitators Training Course
Contact Beyond Contact
Facilitators Training Course
Unity Space is very excited to announce the First Facilitators Training Course focusing specifically on the true human connections and constructive relationships we build in our life. In dance education and practice, we usually focus in the body and mind inter-relationship.
Contact Beyond Contact FTC furthermore focuses on the heart and spirit inter-relationship and endeavors to create facilitators and teachers who will lead the dance education in the 21st Century.
What if you could create a better world by facilitating the right environment for transformation and healing?
Dance is a social and integrative practice that connects people. We believe that everybody can dance as well as everybody can facilitate a dance event. We are passionate about dance practice and moreover to endorse dance as a healing practice accessible to all. Contact Beyond Contact is a dance improvisation practice that focuses on creating an environment and holding space for transformation and healing. It is a practice that integrates profound practices and philosophies such as chi gong, yoga, healing, authentic relating, mindfulness and leadership skills, Buddhist and Taoist philosophies within Contact Improvisation (CI) and Authentic Movement (AM) for creating an environment for transformation and healing.
Our mission is to train new facilitators to spread Contact Beyond Contact dance practice to the whole world for authentic human connection; for individual, relationship and group healing.
Our vision is to establish conscious dance practice as the main practice for human connection and evolution.
Contact Beyond Contact|Facilitators Training Course (CBC|FTC) is a 7 days (50 Hours) course specifically designed to train new facilitators to spread Contact Beyond Contact dance practice to the whole world for authentic human connection; for individual, relationship and group healing.
Dance education is very important to us. We focus this dance training course in four levels having a major focus on the 8 basic behaviours and the body, mind, heart, spirit integration.
FTC Level 1 | Foundations
Main focus on the Body and the behaviours of Orientation and Exploration
FTC Level 2 | Intermediate
Main focus on the Mind and the behaviours of Rejection and Incorporation
FTC Level 3 | Advanced
Main focus on the Heart and the behaviours of Destruction and Protection
TTC Level 4 | Teacher Training Course
Main focus on the Spirit and the behaviours of Deprivation and Reproduction
After being certified for the Foundations Level 1 you will be able to continue and further deepen the study to Intermediate Level 2 and Advanced Level 3, to eventually be accredited a Level 4 Teachers Training Course.
By completing all four levels you will have a holistic and integrative teaching skill-based practice to advance your own practice, or develop a new practice in dance and healing.
Who is this for:
For dance artists, healers, therapy practitioners, psychologists, yoga, chi gong and martial arts practitioners, dance therapists, shamans, counselors and people who are involved in community work.
For practitioners who already teach and they wish to enhance their practice.
For people who are driven to make the change in this world for a better tomorrow.
For people who wish to become leaders in their practice and share it to the world.
For people who love dance and movement and wish to integrate this passion into a meaningful career.
For people with enthusiasm and excitement to facilitate, contribute and create authentic human connections in our world.
For people who have a true calling for facilitation and a sincere feeling from within to support others to grow in their lives.
During the seven days of training, you will receive and learn:
Embodiment in dance, movement, contact improvisation in solo and group work as well as embodied practice of chi gong for personal and group practice.
Training in Embodied Leadership in facilitation and holding space.
Four interpersonal behavior values for building constructive relationships; personal and in career.
Empowerment and confidence in who you are to share your gifts to the world.
Contact Improvisation integrating energy work, foundational skills.
Experience in leading opening and closing rituals for specific purposes of your event.
Artistic and technical skills in creating the right music playlists that can create transformative healing journeys to your participants.
A manual during the course, a certificate and up to 3 hours of one-to-one private online Leadership Training session after the course ends that can divided into few sessions.
Support after your certification for establishing yourself as independent professional.
To be a part of our online Contact Beyond Contact | FTC Private Group in which you will always have support from the facilitators and other peers.
Profound tools, insights and tips in marketing, public relations and how to create a community that can support your work.
Professional photoshoot with which you can begin marketing your event right away.
To be able to assist or participate in other CBC | FTC (the level which you have already completed) for 50% discount (subject to availability).
To bring dance in the lives of all people disregarding their professional background or experience in dance.
To endorse facilitators who can guide and support people to find their own true path in life and career.
To offer a coherent and simple practice to connect individually, in relationships with others, and create balanced eco-systems of collective harmonious communities.
To introduce fundamental meditation and energy work practices that correlate with and complement dance and movement meditation for healing purposes.
To integrate high quality of movement practice with healing and embodied disciplines.
To introduce techniques and exercises that are accessible to all and can be practiced at home individually and with family.
To offer a practice to nurture and flourish the unity and harmony between the body, emotions, mind and spirit.
To transform unpreferable emotions and states into preferable; delving into the art of letting go and transformation.
CBC|FTC Creator | Founder
Van is an international Dance Artist, Choreographer and Producer leading educational and cultural art and healing projects across the world for over ten years. He is also a yoga and chi gong accredited practitioner and therapist of different modalities (Craniosacral, Thai and Tsi Nei Tsang Massage, Deep Tissue and Holistic Massage, Neuroskeletal Re-Alignemnt Therapy, Reiki I, II and Master’s Level, Reflexology, and Cosmic Healing ChiGong). Legakis studied BA (Hons) Dance Theatre and MA Choreography at Trinity Laban (London, UK) and thereafter he furthered his studies acquiring a Masters of Buddhist Studies from Hong Kong University. He is currently undertaking a PhD research at the VCA Melbourne University focusing on Embodiment and Mindfulness within dance, performance and improvisation.
Legakis having two distinctive paths in his life, the one of dance and choreography, and the other of healing and spirituality, he has formed the philosophy Embodied Unity which is an integration of diverse Dance Languages, Yoga and Chi Gong, Meditation and Mindfulness. This integration is intended to enhance dance education, performance, dance technique, choreographic process and improve the living standards and relationships we build in our life.
He is the founder and artistic director of Unity Space and The Van – L Dance Company, under which he spreads interdisciplinary art and healing festivals, projects and workshops.
Co-Facilitator | BALI
Tara is a dedicated Conscious Dance Facilitator and DJ originally from China.
Since 2015, she has established her work in Bali, Ubud where she has created several successful long term weekly events, such as Deepdive Ecstatic Dance, Dissolve-Intuitive contact dance journey, and Authentic relating circles. She is passionate about exploring and creating human connections through the wisdom of the body. She has many years of experience in facilitating Authentic Relating, shamanism, voice, improvisation theater and Tantra to support people to connect deeply with their core energy and authentic movement. She is renowned for her refined ear and impeccable taste in music as a DJ, and over many years of facilitation and practice, she has developed a fine-tuned energetic sensitivity in navigating group dynamics in her facilitation.
UPCOMING COURSE SCHEDULE
CBC|FTC Level 1: 15 - 21 April
CBC|FTC Level 2: 24 - 30 April
CBC|FTC Level 1: 2 - 8 September
CBC|FTC Level 2: 9 - 15 September
BALI | UBUD
The investment including:
7Days (50Hrs) Workshop, a CBC|FTC Facilitator's Manual, Certificate, and one private session of one-to-one online Leadership Training after the course
930 Euros (Full Price)
810 Euros (Early Bird)
865 Euros (Book with a Friend)
To apply for CBC|FTC, please send a letter of your interest includes some information about your background to email@example.com
CBC|FTC Level 1 @ BALI
15 - 21 April, 2019
Early Bird: TBA
CBC|FTC Level 2 @ BALI
24 - 30 April, 2019
Early Bird: TBA
CBC|FTC Level 1 @ TENERIFE, SPAIN
2 - 8 September, 2019
Early Bird: TBA
CBC|FTC Level 2 @ TENERIFE, SPAIN
9 - 15 September, 2019
Early Bird: TBA
**Maximum number of participants for each course is 12**
What is Facilitators Training Course (FTC) and what is the difference from a Teacher Training Course (TTC)?
Facilitators Training Course (FTC) is slightly different from a teacher training course. With the Facilitator Training Course (FTC), you will gain vital understanding and experience on how to facilitate a workshop, a class or a jam in dance integrating energy work and healing. To facilitate such event is not about teaching the participants certain skills, but rather to create the right and safe environment to allow the participants to discover different aspects of their expressivity through dance and in turn to have a transformative and healing journey. A Teachers Training Course will foster you with the understanding and embodied experience to teach certain skills to all participants.
Upon the completion of CBC|FTC Level 3 (150HRS), you are eligible to take CBC | Teachers Training Course (50Hrs), which in total you will complete 200Hrs of training. For more information contact us firstname.lastname@example.org
Do I need to have dance practice or training before I enroll in FTC?
No, it is not necessary to have dance training nor practice, however we will be taking in account all other embodied and movement practices you may have had. This can be yoga, martial arts, chi gong, tai chi, bodywork, healing therapies, sports and any other activities that has allowed you to have a certain body awareness.
Will I receive a certificate after FTC and if yes, will I be able to facilitate a session right after the course finish?
Yes, you will receive a certificate accredited by Unity Space and you will be able to facilitate right after. It is important to note that education is very important to us and we will only certify people who are ready to facilitate a CBC event.
Where will I be able to facilitate a session after completing FTC course?
You will be able to facilitate in different venues such as dance and yoga studios, community and arts centers and any other spaces that accommodates dance practice.
Will I be able to teach other people what I have learnt in FTC course?
From this course, although it is a Facilitators Training Course, there are foundational skills that you will learn which you will be able to transmit to other people. The teachers who run the course will prepare you well enough to embody the knowledge and skills from the course before graduating.
Where will I be able to stay in Bali and how much will it cost?
We have accommodation where the studio is located, however we only have limited number of rooms. This will be booked first come first served upon request. The cost is 30 USD for a house and 20 USD for a room. The rooms can be shared between two people. Please note that we can only offer double beds in each room.
How do I get to the studio/accommodation from the airport and how much should it cost?
You can take a taxi and will cost around 300K IDR
Do I need to prepare or purchase my own food during the entire course?
You will need to cover your own breakfast and dinner. However, the organization will offer a healthy lunch and a final farewell dinner to close the course.