About Katie Holland
“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 & experiences to date.
Shifting focus from the usually expected outer form of belly dance to ‘heart-centred’ intuitive, healing movements. Katie will guide you to transform, transmute and embody your authentic, sovereign Self. Discovering a new paradigm of You; overflowing with self-empowerment, whilst embracing your passion, sensitivity and power.
She follows 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-wombspace and bodily wisdom. Conscious movement awakened her to previously unknown insights and intuitions whilst guiding her to surrender to trust and eons of collective wisdoms. 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. Recognising 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 & spiritual development’, combine perfectly with her extensive experience as an Inner Dance Facilitator, Reiki Master, Yoga teacher and energy worker.
Training directly with Pi Villaraza - creator of Inner Dance, 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 & all who have strived to bring a fresh paradigm of consciousness to the fore.
Katie’s dance experience encompasses:
Middle Eastern dance
Nepalese Buddhist Tantric dances
Osho dynamic meditation
Gurdjieff Sacred dances
Bulgarian Folk dances
Katie Holland is a Facilitator & Practitioner Trainer of :
Awakened Bellydance Creator
Inner Dance Facilitator/Teacher Trainer
Access Bars ® Practitioner/Trainer
Access Foundation ® Practitioner
Reiki (Practitioner/Master Teacher - Usui & Tera Mai-Seichem)
Access Facelift ® Practitioner
Egyptian Cartouche (Reiki)
Light Energy Weave Practitioner
Yoga & Pranayama (Breath work) Teacher
Laughter Yoga Therapist
Aromatherapy Massage Therapist
Indian Head Massage Therapist
No-hands Massage Therapist
Baby Massage Teacher
Introduction to NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) & Hypnotherapy
Introduction to Transactional Analysis
Katie also completed a month long Internship in Deep Ecology, Permaculture, Conscious Community & Natural Building Techniques at Gaia Ashram, Thailand, 2015