A huge thank you for your workshops yesterday. They specifically worked well together & I found them moving and inspiring. Loved the blessing dance, what a perfect way to start. The last one really touched me, in life as well as dance & I felt today a real shift. I found today & yesterday I could keep eye contact with acquaintances (as opposed to close friends) more and spoke more and let myself be seen and heard without shame, embarrassment, apology, fear of being judged or fear of shining too brightly. It was groundbreaking for me. I felt it made a real difference to me and I'm sure it will continue to help with future dances as well as in the day to day. I really do feel such a difference from being around you. So I am very thankful to have you as such an inspiring mentor in my life.
Thank you very much! I just caught up with this and loved the feeling of the movements. I can say straight off that this course has given me much more confidence in following my body's own movements and I feel quite peaceful with it, though there is lots still to do! There is more work to be done at my end with the journaling side of things- I feel I want to go through the course again and journal more next time- I have been enjoying the practice rather than the journaling this time around! The one issue that always comes up though is feeling good enough and that I keep on receiving guidance on is “yes you are- just get on with it!” Interesting how doing this ‘free’ dance gives me so much guidance!!! Much love to you and thank you so much for this brilliant course. I really felt is was perfect for where I'm at and intend to continue practicing it
I took this 21 day course twice last year - it was such a potent opportunity for healing and coming home to my body and being. Having a class to come to each evening was a great source of support and reassurance at a time of so much upheaval. Can't recommend highly enough if any of this resonates! So looking forward to round 3! Open to men too, no dance experience necessary (and not at all what you imagine when you think of belly dance as a performance although Katie is a beautiful dancer in this sense too - but think more guided movement that you are free to interpret in the way that feels appropriate to you) and you are not on camera yourself - just following the live videos or you can catch up on times/days you miss. Each session completely unique and intuitively guided. It's impossible to capture in words! But if you're curious, fancy joining me for this upcoming 21 day journey?
I split up with my partner 5 week's ago. I literally moved house as the free 21 days AwBd started. I cannot tell you how amazingly perfect this has been for me timing wise. To be going through all the chakras at this time, and particularly starting with the root when I was at my most emotional and potentially vulnerable...it has been absolutely amazing, I have felt so connected, grounded, totally standing in my power, knowing I am perfectly where I am meant to be...obviously I would be keeping myself aligned with yoga etc prior to the breakup, but the AwBd on top of that, I cannot thank you enough. I very much hope I can do facilitator training at some point...this is just the start of a massive new chapter. Sending you lots of love and look forward to more AWBD stuff. Your work is phenomenal, I will be going back to the start of the 21 days again (once I have assimilated this one!!)
Great discussion! It was nice to deepen my intellectual knowledge about all the things I've been feeling, experiencing, and knowing through my body during the Awakened Bellydance free online sessions.
I've rarely come across someone who is a better example of the notion 'embodiment' than Katie Holland. Embodiment that is powerful, divine, and mystical, while also being grounded, rooted, and wise. Embodiment so strong, that even across the globe, it tugs at and literally awakens these qualities within me.
If you've never danced with Katie, you are totally missing out! That you can dance at home during a quarantine for no cost is a true gift beyond measure. I wished someone would have introduced me to Katie years ago. So this is my public service announcement. Katie Holland, well done and hugs!
What a wonderful couple of days dancing with others. My cup is filled and my energy largely re charged. In spite of having been ill in bed for the large part of 10 days, I managed to participate in the classes (having given myself permission to lie down or leave at any point if I needed) and contrary to my fear of collapse, I actually raised more energy and spirit through the act of movement and engagement with my body than I would have from sleep. This is a great lesson for me as facilitator as well as participant… that the un-wellness and inertia we often feel can also be shifted through the simple act of movement and engagement with what is present, dropping into ourselves.
Awakened Belly Dance Facilitator training was everything I'd hoped for and more. Set in a beautiful location and hosted by a bright, cheeky goddess, with everyones best interest at heart. I experienced a deeper connection with myself, and the opportunity to fully be with the energy blocks I'd been carrying. I explored and moved through various body-mind patterns, releasing unhelpful believes and deepening into my path. It was a potent experience of reclamation and the experience is still unwinding within me. I feel ready and supported to lead my own groups, encouraging this magic to ripple further outwards and create a larger community of dancing Shakti beings liberating themselves. I recommend Katie Holland with all my being. Thank you
Wow! Well Katie you said it would be a transformational journey and I did believe you but I didn't realise it would happen SO quickly! Emotions arose this morning to be looked at and faced, in order to get to the root of the problem and lo and behold it was linked to my root chakra! Powerful, POWERFUL stuff!! And that's only after day 1! I just wanted to thank you and the rest of the practitioners for doing this, and Cassandra for inviting me. Looking forward to the next 20 days and whatever they may bring! With gratitude and love xxxx
Wow Katie, that was amazing! I thought I’d do this today to deepen the work with my Sacral chakra as part of your 21 day course and I’m so glad I did. Surprised indeed! There was a lot of animalistic, raw energy that came out at one point, that I hadn’t been expecting as I’m normally a fairly calm person. It felt amazing to call into my womb space all my dreams and desires, many I am already working on but it felt like this session gave them a supercharge and extra confidence that I CAN do it! I can’t explain all the emotions, but as you said (and as I’m experiencing with your course) they come along in different ways on different days. What a beautiful clearing and wonderful process, I welcome it all. THANK YOU!
This weekend I joined a group of facilitators to deepen and explore our practice. It was truly magical to experience, facilitate and witness such deep release through the Inner Dance process. It was humbling to receive a healing for long stored dis-ease in the body. Many years of misdiagnosed coeliac disease leading to sickness and nausea and gut pain. These sensations were experienced in the session and released leaving me lighter and freer than before. I have been free of symptoms for longer than I was ill but the trauma stays in the body and we need to find a way to release it safely. So grateful to have been gifted the experience and more so for the lightness and joy I feel following that release. I cannot promise that Inner Dance will bring you similar experiences but I have to trust the process and the healing comes in it’s own time.
Hi all, I hope you are all feeling safe and grounded. I felt that I want to give a little feedback on the last days since our weekend. Like Katie said some feelings and also situations showed up really quick and I am still amazed how differently I handled them. I was handling them without getting to involved, which is kind of new to me. Another wonderful thing is that I still feel way more connected and safe. I can make a strong connection through my root, sacral, thymus and crown whenever I want. Allover I feel like I have a very different standing in my life now, way more confident in what I do and less worried. That's what I experienced so far and wanted to share.
A friend gave me some distance reiki on Sunday and we both felt a LOT of heat around my sacral chakra the whole way through so I think the work had already started before I consciously knew it if that makes sense? Anyway, I am absolutely LOVING the course; these women are amazing, you can see how confident and empowered they are and how they are really 'with' us and holding space for us, that they have lived and breathed and explored the dance in order to facilitate. You have created something really special, and I hope you don't get bored of being thanked because I feel like I'll be saying it again and again! Thank you Katie, a truly special journey (and I can't believe it's only from half an hour a day!) xx
Katie, thank you so much to you and the facilitators for such an amazing journey, it was so powerful to dance with everyone at the one time. I've spiralled into an old wound interestingly, just yesterday. And I saw it with a whole new perspective. Through eyes of deeper wisdom and truth. My Menstrual cycle practices, and movement therapy help empower this, and I also feel that the course had awakened me all the more to wiser, raw and primal knowing. Thank you so much, to you and all the facilitators. Your work is magic!
Even from the first few days I could feel how exceptionally powerful this program would be, and I've been processing the end result of the 21-day course these past few days, observing and repeating some of the dances that I particularly resonated with and those that I needed to revisit. I've absolutely loved the whole process, and it has made my April in lockdown so special and memorable and a welcome relief from what is happening in the world. I'll be joining you all again in May and I'm sharing with my friends. Thank you all for showing up and being so courageous and inspiring. I saw my Higher Self as a Priestess in Indigo jewelled dress - I have never met 'her' before and it's a revelation - absolutely amazing. Thank you for opening that up!
Great discussion! It was nice to deepen my intellectual knowledge about all the things I’ve been feeling, experiencing, and knowing through my body during the Awakened Bellydance free online sessions. FWIW, I’ve rarely come across someone who is a better example of the notion ‘embodiment’ than Katie Holland. Embodiment that is powerful, divine, and mystical, while also being grounded, rooted, and wise. Embodiment so strong, that even across the globe, it tugs at and literally awakens these qualities within me. If you’ve never danced with Katie, you are totally missing out! That you can dance at home during a quarantine for no cost is a true gift beyond measure. I wished someone would have introduced me to Katie years ago. So this is my public service announcement. Katie Holland well done and hugs!
I started it and finding it one of the most powerful healing modalities I have ever came across. I am a yoga teacher and reiki master and psychologist so I have encountered healing from a lot of different angles and they all have their right and are ideally combined. What I was missing though was some kind of a female, deeply feminine approach. Something that would allow me to express all my layers and archetypes and something that would just feel right. I was not expecting to find it in that course but I did. The release, the profound healing of ancestral traumas is really beyond what I thought was possible and I am just in for 10 days now. Within the very first session I was in love with it. I was able to go for it completely because the container felt so safe.
I feel really honoured and blessed that through this time of 'lock down' I have been enabled to use it as a time of inward journeying. First by being a part of the AWBD online community - which lead me into approaching Katie Holland to do these 1-1 intensive sessions. Best decision I have made for myself in a long time. In these sessions I have felt really held by Katie whilst being empowered to fully become myself. They have been truly amazing and so intense in a way that has for the first time in my life I can fully see me in all my beauty and inner strength. If anyone reading this is contemplating taking up these sessions my response to you would be seize the opportunity for your soul as I have found my life has grown beyond anything I could guess. Such a small investment for such huge and golden rewards.
Feeling especially grateful for the gift you are to the world and the gifts you've given me via our work together. The last couple of days, there have been a couple fairly big things (trauma/drama) come up that I've been able to witness, process, and handle differently. It's made a huge difference in my life. It's amazing that your work is legit multi-dimensional. It speaks to the soul, different lifetimes, and timelines AND provides concrete skills to navigate 3D bullshit. The blend of Access Consciousness and AwBd (and ALL that that is!) is brilliant. I know I've said all this a million times, but I think it even more, THANK YOU! ...And that's the other thing actually. Your work is so potent because you don't have a savior complex. You have an offering. So it's extra empowering. And yes I've was totally ready and have done some hella work! And so glad to have you there with me!
Hi Katie, I wanted to send you a message to say thank you for the online awakened bellydance sessions you did through creative mind academy. I've loved them so much, and came at a time of much needed healing, they've helped reopen parts of myself and reconnect me with my body and sensuality which I had completely shut down following a traumatic situation. I remember seeing you dance when I was 16/17? And you danced on a tabla - I used to see lots of belly dancers growing up but you were the one I really remember!! Finally I've started to let myself feel my dream, that I always wanted to dance professionally and life in its magical and sometimes difficult way led me to Egypt (completely unconnected to dancing)... and it feels like the universe is giving me such a big wake up call. So thank you for the sessions again x
Thanks so much to all the wonderful facilitators for this 42 day online process. I have left it a little while before posting. The first process gave me alot of clarity on my path and what internal and external dynamics and patterns were holding me back. The second process was more energetically awakening and showed me very clearly what energy centres I needed to work on moving forward. I also experienced some beautiful awakenings of the heart centre, that poured through so powerfully again in the crown session. Honestly, I was overwhelmed for a few days afterwards and I'm very conscious of grounding the heightened awareness I have gained from the process, in the last few days. In nature, its beautiful… so much light energy pouring through and expanding. And my awareness can also get very shifted when i burrow back in to 4 walls / screen energy! I know its there though, and I feel the power and resonance with the process. Can't thank you all enough… you've been amazing to facilitate this group through a challenging time and I have really appreciated the community feeling and interaction, the holding hands in the fire circles, dancing together, has been a such a blessing. Huge thanks to everyone.
So so so excited!!! I am so so soooo excited to see that the free online sacred bellydancing is back!!! 21 days to share space combining wisdom, energy, and love to manifest powerful experiences within ourselves.
One of the best I felt in several years was last year around this same time. I engulfed myself into practices for the divine feminine energies. Yoni yoga, belly dancing, live womb cleansing ceremonies, as well as was receiving acupuncture for the womb and heart space. It was a magical time. I felt more in peace with myself and grounded in my body than I had in so long. And so now… it appears it is time, yet again, to come back home.
If anyone is interested in checking a class out… please don't be shy. I don't work for these people, nor am I trying to sell you on something. I am sharing this because how I felt as a woman, a daughter, a mother, and an energetic vessel during the period I last practiced with these wonderful people, and would love nothing more, than for EVERYONE to experience the same feeling… at least once.
I had the pleasure to spend lots of time with Katie travelling together and growing in deep friendship. After getting to know her at the Awakened Bellydance Immersion I profoundly knew that she is transmitting so high wisdom that I immediately decided to attend the facilitator training and even though it was a challenging and transformative process that I wanted to quit at some points! I never regret any second to be there. Katie works with a deep understanding of interconnectedness and always approached me with such an open and encouraging heart that I seldomly felt so seen and understood and by that supported by any teacher. The way Katie is working with conscious clearings is always so extremely on point and therefore shifting energy in seconds.
I also had the opportunity to receive a wonderful massage by Katie which was very relaxing and helped me a lot to reset my nervous system finding calmness and safety. Afterwards I looked into the mirror and wondrously all wrinkles and lines had left. I looked and felt so rejuvenated and deeply relaxed. I can highly recommend all offerings Katie is gifting to this world.
Hi, Katie. I just wanted to take a moment to say thank you for this weekend. I attended three of your workshops as I loved your workshops at your last visit. Each workshop (Bollywood, Balinese /Nepalese and Awakening) were all so different and I loved them all for different reasons. The Bollywood class was just so much fun! And the speed definitely helps tighten your transitions. The Balinese / Nepalese was beautiful and helped me with control and focusing on making more simple moves look beautiful. But the class that hit me the most was the Awakening class. I'll be honest, had I know what it would entail I may have run for the hills as it hit home emotionally.
My husband and I have been trying for a baby for 18 months and whilst I know it can take time, we are facing the reality that it is looking like we need medical help and are waiting on a specialist fertility consultation to see if IVF will have a shot at working. I've known I've had issues for a while but it turns out my husband does too and that was a curve ball. It breaks my heart seeing him reconciling himself with that, plus the realisation we may not have a child naturally. Not that that matters; we have options. But it's heartbreaking. The work to cleanse out wombs and pull that positive energy into us and speak out our wishes broke me. And when my partner and I were working together, I know she was sending every ounce of her hope into me. I could feel it. She could feel it. She's 22 years older than I am but the most amazing friend and surrogate Auntie and we are even more connected now. I felt emotionally drained on the drive back, but also hopeful. More balanced. So thank you.
I think you're such an inspirational woman. I read your blog often and adore how open about your journey. You exude such calmness and balance that it's wonderful. I love how inclusive and easy it is to be in your classes and workshops. I hope to see you again in the future x
I have recently finished moving through a process with Katie over a few months and things have really transformed for me, and with my relationship with my partner. I had been struggling with being in my power, lots around my root needing attention, and so balancing my energies through my work projects / life was feeling like a challenge. There were imbalances surfacing in our relationship because of this.
Katie's intuitive way of applying her amazing gifts and practice took me through lifetimes of shedding layers of stuff that had been holding me back from being my true self. I felt so much lighter at the end of each session. When things came up between sessions, Katie was super supportive of the process and went beyond my expectations.
I felt more integrated, rooted and grounded the more we moved through the process. Katie also held separate sessions with my partner and we came together to integrate and complete our process with healing 'union' session. It was magic!
Our relationship became lighter, more balanced, more supportive and understanding of each other. We committed to the work in between and beyond the sessions and issues between us began to soften and disappear as we returned to being playful, more open and fully trusting.
I went along to the Awakened Bellydance facilitator training day with an open mind and heart. As a teacher Katie guided us through along so many paths filled with so many experiences and beautiful practices. We were in an environment created by Katie that felt safe, nurturing and filled with an inspiration that evolved and flourished within each one of us as we moved through the course. We were led with love, compassion and an insight that only could have come from the purest truest and highest source, and as we evolved and flourished, we stumbled as the path was rocky and painful and deeply emotional. But all the time Katie with love, care and an intuitive sense that was all encompassing of mother, woman, sister, friend and seer, guided us through. And we reached a level of understanding that will continue to develop and deepen as we continue our own practices. The knowledge and influences Katie imparted with subtleness yet qualities of inner strength can only be put in words. But the depth is immeasurable, and the memories and creativity she nourished went beyond the soul, to a place I have never been before. If I can in time, share some of Katie's training and knowledge and ancient wisdom of the universe to other women, it would be such an honour and tribute to her universal insight and wisdom. I am so fortunate to have found my tribe, my sisters, my inner path, and life journey.
I was looking for a distance reiki session and my good friend recommended Katie straight away because she had just completed her Awakened Bellydance training and told me how incredibly and life changing the course was. I told Katie a few things I was dealing with and straight away she did a clearing session with me which was deeply profound and healing.
I could not believe that a distance session could work so incredibly well. Katie is so intuitive she just knows exactly what to do and say and I trusted her completely even after the first few minutes of speaking with her.
We did 3 sessions in total 2 clearing and 1 reiki healing - and I have to say whatever you are dealing with Katie can help you heal the blockages that you are experiencing on every level trust me it gets deep.
I am definitely going to book in more sessions with Katie she is incredible and is so knowledgable, kind and whatever she does it works - thank you, thank you, thank you!
I've been doing morning pages for a while now and did them this morning. At lunch I was thinking about some stuff and feeling down when i had an urge to do some more pages. Talk about unleashed… have written pages! The stuff which came up. Stuff I havent really got out and looked at for years. So emotional. Tears all the way and snot everywhere. So different for me as tears are usually cut off at the first hint or suppressed as quickly as poss. I let them fall as I wrote and wrote not thinking much. More accessing the feeling and what was running through my mind back then. Its been exhausting but some things are becoming clearer. I think between AWBD and inner dance there is a lot I'm starting to access and work with. So Thank You ladies for sharing this journey with me. I just needed someone to share with and you I can trust with my heart to bear witness for me. Strange words I know but they feel right. Important shit happened today and I needed some people to just know it happened xx
Katie held the space as if we were supported in a womb. Soft warm nurturing safe protected, as though we were developing embryos. Moving flowing through stages of growth. Rather like trimesters of pregnancy, we blossomed and grew, dancing the whisperings of our souls as we immersed into each chakra letting go the shackles of fear and judgement. Healing past present and future pain and suffering, and transmuting what layers presented into love and light. Breathing into life our hidden depths, our truth, just being, dancing, shimmying singing shouting screaming laughing smiling tearful passionate angry raging at times, noticing our dormant connection to the universe, no longer feeling isolated or separate. Embracing all that unfolded and letting the scaffolding of the ego it fall away. What a unique, beautiful, mind altering transformative journey of the soul, a priceless gift to our being, to my way of being. ‘Let’s dance and awaken the fire within!
I was so impressed with the master class for Awakened Bellydance I attended last year with Katie Holland, that I immediately booked on the facilitator training. Not knowing how I was going to go and how I was going to pay for it, (I just had to be there!). The course was fun, challenging and enlightening. Katie has developed a system that is a wonderful experience, as well as getting deep down to the core of one’s psyche.
The system does what it says on the tin. It awakens the soul and clears the heart bringing a new dimension to one’s existence. Katie certainly knows her stuff and has really inspired me. Although a novice at Bellydancing I always found that things were explained well and I was supported along the way.
The atmosphere was electric and very positive. Katie held the space fantastically, and we always felt safe and secure. I would not have missed the course for the world and would go again and again.
I come, as you know, from the background of having tried the Eurythmy for a few months about 17 years ago, followed by a few years of each of Tai Chi, QiGong and yoga and many years of classical music playing and teaching, Reiki training and healing, tuning fork training and healing and more recently drumming and chanting, in which I run small groups. I quite often dance freely at home to classical pieces I am learning, or when I am drumming, or to chakra dance cds and dvds. I really loved what you offered and it felt just right for me to develop dancing in this way. It was gentle, my body felt progressively freer, the ideas behind it felt beautiful and it was very respectful of where each of us was. Although the moves were new to me it was well presented so that i felt able to follow. I would love to experience some more if and when Katie returns to UK and if Galit decides to train in Awakened bellydance or when she offers Inner dance classes, if I am able to get to the venue. I wish you both all the best in developing these dance activities- very freeing and uplifting!
I find Awakened bellydance to be a very spiritual and empowering experience. For me it both enlivens and empowers my spirit and my own sense of self. Opening me up to the oneness of all things.
Thank u so very much for inviting me to join u on yesterday's journey… the more I think about it the more I feel so privileged to have been able to be a part of such an extraordinary day… it was amazing and much enjoyed! Thank you!
Despite being in a very loving relationship, I was not completely at ease with my sexuality, or enjoying sex as much as I knew was possible, Michelle and Katie’s guidance through their powerful techniques helped me to understand more deeply some of the reasons around this, and I’m definitely feeling more sensual!
Back home and reflecting - I’m not sure the words came out my mouth but it is that realisation that I am not my body, not my ego but built of eternal atoms and that the dissolution is wonderful not frightening.'
Thank you for sharing your beautiful soul. You are an example of knowing how to open gates that the heart sometimes will lock down. With gratitude for a lovely evening and new doors opened!
Loved all the workshops but Katie Holland’s 'find who is within' and awakened bellydance was an inspiring workshop and has helped me make a life decision which I have been putting off for far too long - thank you Katie x
I am so grateful I am part of this beautiful community and that I will soon be able to teach this wonderful technique.
I think Inner Dance proves (not that we need to, of course) that regardless of where people are from in the world, we are all essentially from the same source xxxxx
Endless gratitude to Katie Holland and each and every awbd facilitator!
Katie thank you so so much for an amazing weekend in Northumberland...such a profound experience and beautiful to connect with so many other gorgeous women! Look forward to seeing you again soon, and the journey of the Blue Lotus xxx
Still have head and body vibrating with all we shared together in Immersion weekend. Thank you so much for brilliant facilitator lead as always.
It was wonderful! Still coming down! It was lovely to meet you and feel your quality, your open heartedness. My crown feels wide open, I feel it now, I had not thought how easy it is to access consciousness! All sound now is "piercing" me : now aware of another sense that was "shut down". Thank you for sharing your beautiful soul. That you be an example : of knowing how to open gates that the heart sometimes will lock down. With gratitude for a lovely evening and new doors opened.
You are very welcome ~ you are so very talented, and I gained so much from your dance… I will recommend you to everybody in search of inner exploration and growth xxx so much love and gratitude to you xxx
Every day, we learned, shared, discussed and laughed and then we danced again, fear, judgement, disempowerment and pain, relinquished from our bodies and minds, into the earth to be transmuted to the love we craved.
We were all deeply touched by Katie's teaching and the experience of AwBd. It was a powerful and beautiful experience, painful yet I felt and learned so much about myself and others and relationships, and so much more.
Thank you Katie for all the ‘onions’ you peeled to create Awakened Bellydance. I am in awe of all the ingredients you've layered together and incredibly grateful for your openness in sharing all your knowledge
I seem to be noticing how tough life is for so many women, from unkind cheating partners to financial worries and everything in between; It's a hard cruel existence for many. I am so grateful to have met Katie and people like her who are changing lives.
Words are not enough to express how grateful, lucky, and happy I feel after two magical out of space, out of time, transformative weeks.
How wonderful to feel such a special connection, closeness and respect from and within a group of beautiful women over two days. Waves of emotion ebbed and flowed, and Katie held a space where we all felt safe and held together in a ‘chalice’ created by and for us all.
Truly the gift that keeps on giving, and giving, and giving and opening, deepening, and connecting. Like nothing else I've ever experienced, in the most profound and amazing ways. I'm such a different person, yet more myself - the very best version of myself- than I've ever been. And I know there is so much more depth and beauty and power to explore.
Started another round for myself, two dances for each chakra. Oh my! What a difference between now and twelve weeks ago. So much more connected to my body and the energy of the earth. The two cycles made me realize that my body and this kind of dance is a portal to a deep inner and healing part of me. To deepen that connection I started again!
I met Katie Holland this year. She is amazing, professional and most of all I felt safe. She led a fantastic workshop in Awakened Bellydance. This was perfect for me as I had had a total hysterectomy 7 weeks before and felt lost. Katie helped me find myself again. Thank you so much. Since then I have got engaged and I am the happiest I have been in 20 years.XX❤️💛💚💙💜XX
If you are seeking a holistic practice to improve your mental and physical and emotional health THIS is the course for you. I love it! And don't be put off by the word bellydance. Although many of the moves you will make are used in bellydancing as you are guided to channel energy throughout your body and balance your chakras this is NOT a dance course! However, you no doubt, will end up dancing within and without on many occasions.
I took part in Katies Awakened Bellydance online workshop. I did this twice and have never felt so empowered and totally happy to be me. Katie is an inspiration to women and I can't thank her enough for her professional and amazing approach. I throughly enjoyed every session and look forward to taking part in future workshops. Thank you so much Katie.
Love it. And the course offering this month is rocking my world! I'm not the "fan girl/groupie" type, but damn you're an inspiration. Inspiring in a grounded, lived it, badass, nitty gritty, real-deal, priestess warrior kinda way. Thank you for living deep into your self and sharing the beautiful range of your soul with others. Rare, refreshing, brave, much needed, and so so very appreciated.
Twelve weeks ago today I shed so much from my life and this time after seven 1 to 1 sessions with Katie Im fully back in my body, finding my voice, expressing myself through my art and investing in myself for the first time ever. I'm embracing life as it comes , heading forward not back with no regrets or anger. I feel happy and grateful when I wake up and when I go to bed!
Katie, I feel incredibly blessed and privileged to have been part of your first awakened belly dance training, and to have experienced it all with such a beautiful tribe of wild sisters, please never ever forget you are all F*****G AWESOME!!!! Namaste xx
Would like to add my love and gratitude to you all for a wonderful experience that I will never forget. Woke up with a huge smile on my face, thinking of all our escapades!
Today I left Katie Holland – Awakened Bellydance in Germany as a completely different person than I entered on Friday. Miracles happened again. True magic. Inner alchemy. I can‘t wait to grow and expand, evolve and awaken further during the Awakened Bellydance FT
Huney, thank you from the bottom of my soul and the roots of my ancestors… Really powerful tonight. I had just moved some internal stuff and was looking at courses to help weave my new path and then alchemy happened in the form of your dance journey. I absolutely love working with you. Looking forward to more in the future.
Never done awakened bellydance before - wow - amazing, so powerful - would love to do more. I came to the session with a headache and it cleared within minutes of us starting the breathing/movements. Lots of emotions coming up - thank you so much!
Hi Katie, I know you must get hundreds of emails like this everyday, but your workshop in awakened bellydance was a real eye opener for me...and a bit of a heart opener too! I have had various crappy things happen to me over the last couple of years, but they have helped to magnify the amazing people I have around me, and the blessings that I have. I give thanks for them every day.
After arriving home my beloved little elderly black cat was literally on her last legs, she was put to sleep the following day. As fate would have it, no one was around to help me get her to the vet hospital, or to be with me when I had to say goodbye. I had been dreading this moment for years and yet, I was able to cope. I could cry and feel sad, but feel solace and calm in the knowing she was in a better place. I swear this was because of the healing and understanding that I experienced in your workshop, as if it had prepared me for this.
My mother is also going through a cancer scare at the moment too, and your knowledge of letting go of past family issues and genetic history really resonated with me. I have tried to use the methods I learned in your class to help me with my anxious spells, and i was so happy that once again, i was able to open my heart and mind, and expel a lot of negative emotions. It is the strangest thing to be crying and laughing at the same time!!
Awakened Bellydance is a bit like peeling an onion, as well as much more fun and enjoyable, with a healthy dose of the indescribable! If you're anything like me peeling an onion hurts and brings tears... But I need to do it to create something tasty and authentic, I like to be flexible with recipes but sometimes delicious and luscious really requires that peeled onion. The process of peeling our own layers of protection and releasing our stories will be painful at times yet will reveal something beautiful: your awesome beautiful and exquisite Inner Goddess. There will be those layers that seem half skin and half onion that will leave you wondering what to do with them. In the kitchen of Awakened Bellydance you are not left alone to figure it out, you are supported and loved, part of a tribe led by an amazing and truly inspiring chef, Katie. The possibilities are endless yet what you are to create will be clear. You will step into who you are, become your true self, finding the strength to be your truth and speak your truth. No knifes, only movement, breath, dance and music there to carry you on your journey of transformation, as well as the magic of the Universe that will bring the people you need around you to hold you up and propel you forward. For the first time in my life I understand what is meant by sisterhood. Feels good. Dare to step into the womb of the unknown, the adventure will be greater than you can imagine.