Let’s Get Ready
Familiarize yourself with the following details to prepare for this program.
This will ensure a smooth entry into this extended journey!
Welcome to Dance as Medicine TT
Here we are; a few weeks away from embarking on a learning, growing, and transformative journey that is only possible because of this team’s efforts and your trust in these teachings.
We will synthesize this experience together while also creating mini webs of connection amongst ourselves to weave from the incredibly potent group of people gathered in this program.
The sooner we get you out there as an Embodied Teacher, the sooner you will transmit the medicine of conscious movement within your communities.
Thank you for watching the introduction video and resourcing with the following information so that you grasp the direction of this training and are ready for the experience ahead of time.
Attendance & Participation
This independent study program offers you the flexibility to immerse yourself fully in everything we have to offer or take in only what you need.
While we highly value live presence, online learning offers the advantage of flexible pacing, allowing learners to follow along at their own speed using recordings.
→ Arrive 10-15 minutes early to settle in
→ Complete a block before embarking on the next segment.
→ Confirm with our student advisor once you complete a recording.
→ Connect with your coach for general inquiries.
→ Connect with your team to debrief your experience or complete a Breakout room exercise.
→ You must have completed block 1 to be eligible for the Canadian Immersion in October
→ You must have complete all 3 online blocks to be eligible for the El Salvador Immersion in February 2024.
→ The Student Portal empowers self-sufficiency during the program. Learn to search here before reaching out to us.
→ Please ensure timely adherence to your payment schedule or kindly reach out to our Administrator for assistance in setting up a new payment plan.
→ You are responsible for updating your Coach & Team with your status, requirements, and how we can support you best.
→ As you engage with us, we become better equipped to offer precise guidance.
Set up your space
We recommend having a dedicated movement space so that you can develop a regular practice throughout this program; a convenient, welcoming, and hassle-free space for regular use.
For online classes, we recommend setting up your space in such a way that you will remain present for the duration of our class.
→ Have everything you need to effortlessly transition from stillness to action.
→ While a spacious environment isn’t necessary, having a designated personal/private space is crucial.
→ The minimum space required would be the size of 2 yoga mats, side by side.
→ Have a good sound system to maximize your experience.
→ Kindly notify your household that you will not be available during our class.
→ Consider the possibility that you may require both time and space for integration purposes.
→ We wish to treat our time together as sacred; very much as if we were physically present together.
→ When that is not possible, simply turned your video off so that we are not disturbed by what might be happening on your screen.
→ Having that said; dancing kids, dogs, and cats are always a pleasure to have around!
- A private space to move freely
- Make an altar to set the mood
- Good lighting
- External speakers/headphones
- Comfortable clothing
- Extra layers/blanket for rest time
- Journal & pen
- Cushions to sit/rest
- Plenty of water/tea
Every block will be accompanied by a group project.
Group projects provide a valuable opportunity to bring teachings into action, applying them in real-life situations while also honing valuable leadership skills.
After each block, we’ll organize a Live class where every team can share their discoveries and experiences. This way, we can all learn from each other and make the most of our collective knowledge.
→ Each project will have a team Captain + a Spokesperson.
→ Milèna will collaborate closely with the team captains and spokesperson to skillfully coordinate and deliver the final presentations.
→ Team members have the flexibility to determine their level of engagement – actively participating in the project or opting to be “a fly on the wall” for those who prefer observational learning or have limited time/energy.
→ During the program, we’ll take turns being the Captain and the Spokesperson, if this aspect calls your attention.
Captain & Spokesperson
→ The Team Captain will be in charge of gathering the group’s information, orchestrating the team, and piecing the project together.
→ The Spokesperson will be the person sharing the group’s findings/experience during our presentation class.
→ The Spokesperson is the only one that must commit to being available and live during the presentation class.
→ These roles are an opportunity to develop Embodied Leadership and Public Speaking skills while getting personalized feedback from both your Coach and Teachers.
Zoom & Technicalities
We will keep our Zoom Meetings simple and straightforward.
Review the following Zoom guidelines:
→ It is easier to use Zoom on a computer rather than a tablet or phone, although it will work if that is all you have
→ Update your Zoom version before each block so you always have the most recent version available
→ Use headphones or external speakers to maximize sound quality
→ Turn off your phone/computer notifications when in our Zoom Classroom
→ When you enter our Zoom meetings, you will always be muted.
→ Use the “Chat” option to send a message to the whole group or select someone specific to communicate directly with them.
→ You will receive an invitation to unmute when it’s your turn to speak.
→ Select Speaker View at the top right corner (recommended) to highlight who is speaking, while Gallery View will allow you to see everyone on small screens.
→ Use the “Raise your Hand” option (see the Emoji tab at the bottom of your screen) to get our Tech Host’s attention or to request to speak.
→ You will sometimes be sent into “Breakout Rooms”, which is a feature that splits the group into smaller classrooms so that you can share and debrief in a more intimate setting.
Entering the Session
- The Zoom Classroom will open 10-15 minutes ahead of time.
- Please arrive during that time frame, even if are still setting up.
- Click on the “…” icon on your photo to rename yourself if needs be; use only your first name.
- Remember that you will be muted and can communicate with us via the “Chat”.