Sacred Dance Therapist
The beautiful Katie Holland (UK) 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, sacred dances of the Middle East and Asia gave Katie insights into the depths of her bodily wisdom. These movements awakened her to previously unknown insights and intuitions, enabling her to surrender completely to trust and eons of feminine lineage. Making a conscious commitment many years ago to dance her way to self-remembering; living in truth whilst focusing on deep connection to self and thus the universe. Her commitment has led her to journey and inquire into the innermost workings of herself. Recognizing as she transformed and began to integrate her own shadow selves 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 passionate 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 in 2015. 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 evolved through love with the purest intentions of encouraging You to celebrate You! Katie's pioneering methods of teaching and performing have evolved to integrate many different forms of conscious movement and energy work.
Her aim? To enthuse, empower, cultivate and share this inspirational, magical energy to all she meets…..
Katie currently creates magic from Sirius Home-stay, her retreat centre in Varna, Bulgaria. She is also the designer of Shakti Pants clothing and jewellery.
Katie is also available for workshops, retreats and trainings around the globe.
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, Kundalini dance, Tantra, Balinese dance, Bulgarian Folk dances, Paneurhythmy.
She is a Facilitator/Practitioner Trainer of:
Awakened Bellydance, Inner dance, Access Bars, Reiki (Master/Teacher - Usui and Tera Mai-Seichem traditions)
Katie is a Facilitator & Practitioner of:
Inner dance, Access Bars and Foundation, Access facelift, Egyptian Cartouche, Reiki, Light Energy Weave, Munay-Ki, Yoga and Pranayama (Breath work), Laughter Yoga, Aromatherapy massage, Indian head massage, No-hands massage, Baby massage, Certificate in NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) and Hypnotherapy, Crystal Healing, introduction to Transactional Analysis.
Katie completed a month long Internship in deep ecology, permaculture, conscious community and natural building techniques at Gaia Ashram, Thailand, 2015