Teachers & Trainings

Here you find an over view of the various Teachers I studied with and Trainings I attended (in chronological order):

I’ve been dancing since I was seven, including at the National Ballet Academy in Amsterdam, and Codarts in Rotterdam. This gave me a strong foundation in classical ballet and contemporary dance, but I love dancing so much that I tried many other styles!

I studied cultural anthropology (BA) at Leiden University, and medical anthropology (MA) at the University of Amsterdam. This gave me a wonderful taste of research and learning about other cultures and healing modalities.

Hans Andeweg introduced me to EcoIntention, a refined system of attuning to, working with and measuring the intangible, energetic aspects of nature and its vitality.

Jonathan Horwitz and Zara Waldebäck from the Scandinavian Center for Shamanic Studies taught me how to work with the spirit world.

I developed my dance and ceremonial facilitation skills during an intense apprenticeship in Movement Medicine, a contemporary shamanic dance approach developed by Susannah and Ya’Acov Darling Khan.

With deep love for culture and humanity the late professor Andrée Grau guided me through an equally intense academic apprenticeship doing my PhD research at the University of Roehampton.

I was fortunate to attend modules in the Tamalpa Life/Art Process with Anna Halprin (2013), nature-based Move into Life with Sandra Reeve (2016), and as a story-facilitator with Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estés (2019).

In 2019 I completed the 100-hour Continued Professional Development Course for Lucid Dream Facilitators with Charlie Morley. 

I am now in training to become a Qi Gong facilitator with Lee Holden and look forward to start including this in my classes. It is another movement approach that enhances life-force and wellbeing through movement, nature, the imagination, and spirituality.

You can also have a peek at my personal website: www.elinekieft.com, for more background and resources.