Ecstatic Dance DJ Training

6-Week Immersion | March 11 - April 15, 2023

Ecstatic Dance is much more than pressing play on your favourite track. To lead a group through a deep and transformative journey, guiding them to the highest peaks and through the deepest shadows, takes immense understanding and skill.

These journeys become a map of self-discovery, through the terrain of the body; into the heart, beyond the mind and into another dimension of existence. This dimension we call the unified field, where magic becomes reality.

Combining clear and detailed instructional videos and workshops, this online training is designed to ensure you have everything you need to get started — from beginner-friendly technical DJ skills to how to craft dynamic sonic journeys along with artful facilitation.

Why Ecstatic Dance?

Ecstatic Dance is serving to awaken and unite the tribe, world-wide. Once a fringe subculture, our ED community has grown into a global movement that grooves, uniting and healing, inspiring and revealing the power of free-form dance as a journey toward wholeness, empowerment, and ecstasy.

Why Raio and Sophie Sôfrēē?

Raio and Sophie Sôfrēē have been facilitating Ecstatic Dance journeys all around the world for a combined 14 years, and are lead facilitators for the Yoga Barn Ecstatic Dance in Ubud, Bali. 


To give you the benefit of these years of practice and learnings, they are distilling all their collective wisdom into this 6-week online Ecstatic Dance DJ Training. 


Their vision is to empower you with all the tools you need to step forth into serving your community as an Ecstatic Dance DJ.

What Will I Get..

When I join the Ecstatic Dance DJ Training Online?

  • Online and Interactive Learning For Beginners

    With professional video tutorials focused on ecstatic dance DJ’ing packaged into 7 detailed modules, you'll have all the technical understanding you need to rock any dance floor, every time.

    You'll also have plenty of direct contact with Raio & Sophie Sôfrēē, with 7 Facilitation Workshops via Zoom, along with Q&A sessions where we explore the video content. All of which will be recorded.

  • Hands On Practice Time

    To help you really dial in everything that you learn, you'll have the opportunity to complete fun daily empowerment projects. From the moment you dive into the pre-req’s prior to the course and all the way through, you’ll be learning by mixing.

    These sequenced lessons and projects lead toward the final assignment of the program: creating your first ecstatic dance mix and live dj'ing as part of our graduation celebration.
  • Special Bonuses

    We will be sharing 50 of our favourite ecstatic dance tracks with you, to add to your collection or help you get started. Tunes to bring the energy to a bass-pumping boil, help it simmer to sweet stillness, and everything in between.

    Finally, we extend access to all the video lessons and group calls for 365 days from the start of the training, allowing you to deepen, refresh, and integrate on your own as you take steps on your new path of joyful service!.

What time will our calls be?

In this 4 week immersion, we’ve spaced out calls so that you have a balance between life and learning. There will be 1 - 2 calls per week, and you can select from the time zone you are in.

As we are gathering from several different continents ~ Raio & Sophie will be guiding 2 separate Group Calls with the topic of the day to serve all hemispheres. We will be basing from California, Oct 14 - Nov 12th with 2 calls at 9am & 5pm (PST - Los Angeles).


I'm Ready To Get The Early Bird

What are my options for exchange?

  • $1,088.00

    Early Bird One Time Payment

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  • 3 x $396.00

    3 x Month Installment Plan

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"The Wakamaia training was exceptional"

by Rikke Brodin

"The Wakamaia training was exceptional. I signed up to this training because this practice has been so radically transformational in unlocking me, and I felt the calling to facilitate this opening for others. Sophie and Raio poured so much love and care into every part of the course that could be felt through the online world of tutorial videos and zoom calls. I am in awe of the container they created that felt so held, so intimate, so free and so empowering. The tutorials themselves are so clear and brilliant, I went into this training not knowing absolutely anything about DJ software, consoles, mixing, finding and organizing music, I didn’t know anything at all, thinking I have no brain for technology, and by the end I could mix a 3 hour set with confidence and joy. It was incredible, transformational and empowering. I really couldn’t recommend this course enough. The clarity, the skill, the knowledge, the love and the joy is beyond what I had imagined. Plus the sweetness of the community and the wonderful trainees that Wakamaia attracts. I wish I could do it all over again."

Is It For ME?

Who the Ecstatic Dance DJ Training Online is made for

  • Facilitators who want to learn how to DJ

    If you're already experienced in holding small or large groups through transformational experiences, and you want to add beautiful sonic journeys.

  • Transitioning from Club DJ to Ecstatic Dance DJ

    You know your way around the decks and have a desire to be able to hold deeply transformative journeys of movement and dance for your community.

  • Complete DJ & Ecstatic Dance Beginners

    If you've never touched Traktor before, but you love Ecstatic Dance, it's changed your life forever, and you want to learn from the pro's how to do it for yourself.

  • Ready to Build Community with Dance

    You yearn for a thriving alternative dance and music scene in your community and YOU want to be part of creating it!

I'm Ready To Join!

What are my options for exchange?

  • $1,088.00

    Early Bird One Time Payment

    Join now
  • 3 x $396.00

    3 x Month Installment Plan

    Join now

Testimonials

What our previous students have said

"...a journey of learning, activation and healing"

by Jez Tozer

Thank you for a truly magical experience, a journey of learning, activation and healing. I learnt an incredible amount about using the Traktor software system and Z1 hardware and other essential learnings through your wonderful videos. The tone of which was both gentle, soothing, encouraging whilst at the same time perfectly accurate, informative and inspiring. I learnt through witnessing your true magic as space holders, as teachers as leaders and also as students. Infinitely patient, knowledgeable and at the same time humble and connected you were the perfect stewards to guide us through the extraordinary journey in such a short amount of time.

Your Ecstatic Dance DJ Curriculum

    1. All Replays

    1. How to Rock the Training

    2. Introduce Yourself in Private Facebook Group

    3. Traktor Orientation

    4. Wakamaia Treasures: Starter Pack

    5. Creating Playlists and Loading Music into Traktor

    6. Let Me Have a Go! Traktor Pro 3 Basics

    7. Headphone Cueing

    8. Important! Quitting Traktor

    9. Beginner DJ Terminology - What does it all mean?

    10. Zoom Link for Live Workshops

    11. Live Workshop Schedule

    12. How can I use my laptop speakers along with headphones that are plugged into my console? (Z1/S2 etc.)

    1. Counting Beats, Bars, & Phrases

    2. How Songs Are Structured

    3. How to use Cue Points

    4. Wakamaia Treasures: Mixing by Phrase

    5. Mixing by Phrase 1: Getting Set Up

    6. Mixing by Phrase 2: Outro Game and 5&3 Game

    7. Mixing by Phrase 3: Deck A Don't Stop! Game and Empowerment Project

    1. Wakamaia Treasures: Beatgrid Tutorial

    2. Beatgrid Tutorial

    3. Wakamaia Treasures: Harmonic Mixing

    4. Harmonic Mixing Pt 1: Overview

    5. Harmonic Mixing Pt 2: Matching Keys

    6. Harmonic Mixing Pt 3: Adjacent Keys

    1. Traktor Settings Cheat Sheet

    1. Awakening the Empathic DJ

    2. Wakamaia Treasures: Looping

    3. Looping Pt 1: Overview and How-to

    4. Looping Pt 2: Using Loops to Get In and Out

    5. Looping Pt 3: Live Remixes via Looping!

    6. Big Picture of a (Possible) Ecstatic Dance Flow

    7. Empowerment Project: Hosting an Ecstatic Dance at Home

About this course

  • $1,088.00
  • 60 lessons
  • 5.5 hours of video content

Your Guides

To the World of Sacred Fun

Wakamaia Pa Raio (Rob Weber)

As a musician, DJ, and event producer, Raio has been uplifting the tribe in Bali for a dozen years. An eco- community steward and co-founder of the BaliSpirit Festival, Raio has played a key role in the evolution of the conscious scene on the island. He’s a resident DJ for the legendary ecstatic dances at the Yoga Barn in Ubud, where he also leads sacred ceremonies, kirtans, and sound healing journeys. He also produces music for himself and others in a mystic jungle studio.

Wakamaia Ma Sophie Sôfrēē

Sophie Sôfrēē is an ecstatic dance DJ, Kundalini Yoga teacher and visual artist. She embodies the essence of the creative Mother, balancing loving softness and playfulness with a graceful strength and reverence for life. Her joy is to empower others to step into their potential, through authenticity and awakening to the expansive joy of the heart through music, dance, yoga, earth wisdom and ceremony.

"I have all the tools to facilitate"

Dejana Koprivc

This Ecstatic Dance DJ Training has blown me away! I signed up with the desire to polish up my rusty mixing skills and invite more music and movement into my life. I completed the course feeling confident and equipped with all the technological tools and knowledge to step into the DJ booth…and SO much more. This course is packed with hidden gems & bonuses: I learned SO much about what it takes to create and facilitate safe, beautiful, sacred spaces with intention, authenticity and fun. Sophie & Rob are amazing, their positive, generous energy is infectious, and I could not wait for the daily sessions spent together.  They lead this course from their hearts, in deep reverence for the force of creativity that guides them, sharing with generosity and love.  They are masters of their craft, - with years of experience as DJs, musicians, ceremonialists, students of Yoga, artists, -this was a truly powerful initiation into becoming as Ecstatic Dance guide. I LOVED every minute of this course and would recommend it to anyone interested in diving deeper into music, conscious movement, hosting transformative events or creating a dancing community.

FAQ

  • What dates & times will our calls be?

    The dates for our next training is March 11 - April 15, 2023. In this 6 week immersion, we’ve spaced out calls so that you have a balance between life and learning. There will be 1 - 2 calls per week, and you can select from the time zone you are in.

    As we are gathering from several different continents ~ Raio & Sophie will be guiding 2 separate Group Calls with the topic of the day to serve all hemispheres.

    Check if you are Time Zone 1 or Time Zone 2 below.

    Time Zone 1: Asia / Oz / NZ / Americas

    Time Zone 2: Europe / UAE / Africa / Asia

    March 11, 12, 18, 25, 29, April 1, 15

    **Note for the Americas, you are 1 day behind Bali, so the dates for your calls will be March 10, 11, 17, 24, 28, March 31, April 14 @ 6pm Los Angeles 


    ED-DJ Call 1
    Time Zone 1: March 11 @ 9am - 12pm Bali
    OR
    Time Zone 2: March 11 @ 4pm - 7pm Bali 


    ED-DJ Call 2
    Time Zone 1: March 12 @ 9am - 12pm Bali
    OR
    Time Zone 2: March 12 @ 4pm - 7pm Bali 


    ED-DJ Call 3
    Time Zone 1: March 18 @ 9am - 12pm Bali
    OR
    Time Zone 2: March 18 @ 4pm - 7pm Bali 


    ED-DJ Call 4
    Time Zone 1: March 25 @ 9am - 12pm Bali
    OR
    Time Zone 2: March 25 @ 4pm - 7pm Bali 


    ED-DJ Call 5
    Time Zone 1: March 29 @ 9am - 12pm Bali
    OR
    Time Zone 2: March 29 @ 4pm - 7pm Bali 


    ED-DJ Call 6
    Time Zone 1: April 1 @ 9am - 12pm Bali
    OR
    Time Zone 2: April 1 @ 4pm - 7pm Bali 


    ED-DJ Call 7
    Time Zone 1: April 15 @ 9am - 12pm Bali
    OR
    Time Zone 2: April 15 @ 4pm - 7pm Bali

  • How much time should I set aside for each live call?

    
Live calls will take place 1 - 2 times per week.

    We recommend setting aside:
    - 2 hours for workshops + optional tech Q&A
    - Minimum of 2 hours for each video module section and play at your leisure during the week

  • What equipment do I need to prepare for the course?


    - Laptop
    - Traktor Pro 3 software
    - Headphones / Earphones
    - DJ console hardware, such as Traktor Z1/Z2/S-series
    - Speakers (optional, but recommended)

  • What DJ software will we be using and is it included?

    Traktor Pro 3 is the DJ software we will be using for the training. It is not included in the course, but you can get purchase Traktor Pro 3 here for US$90**: https://www.native-instruments.com/en/products/traktor/dj-software/traktor-pro-3/

    We recommend purchasing it for your onward journey as a DJ!

    https://www.native-instruments.com/en/products/traktor/dj-software/traktor-pro-3/ 

    ** Often times the Traktor Z1 DJ console comes with a voucher for the Traktor Pro 3 software, so be sure to check the console product description.

  • What are the tech requirements?

    MAC: macOS 10.12, 10.13, 10.14, 10.15 (latest update), Intel Core i5, 4 GB RAM Windows: Windows 7, Windows 8, or Windows 10 version 1803 or later (64 Bit), Intel Core i5 or equivalent CPU, 4 GB RAM

  • Do I need a DJ Console?

    While it is possible to DJ with just the Traktor Pro 3 software, it is recommended to have a Traktor Z1/Z2/S2 DJ console. In the training, we will be focused on Z1 as the teaching equipment, however you'll be able to apply all of what you learn (music foundations, beat-matching, harmonic mixing, effects, etc) to the Traktor Z2/S2/S3.

  • How long will I have access after the course?

    To help you really integrate all the learnings that we'll be going through, we will make sure you have full access to all 7 modules and all recorded group calls for a full 365 days after the course finishes.

  • I already have a DJ Console from Pioneer / Rekordbox / Serato / Rekordbox... can I use this for the course?

    In our training we will be teaching using Traktor Pro 3 software & Z1 ~ so our first preference is that you are working off this software / hardware as we won't be able to support you with any questions for these other branded consoles.

    However, DJ concepts could be translatable ~ and we have had students in the past using who are up for grasping the concepts on offer, translate Traktor Pro 3 concepts to their software, and execute all the empowerment projects on that platform without having to learn Traktor.

    So there will be a few extra steps there for you to do, but the vast majority of the material will translate intuitively if you've already got a solid grasp of the consoles. The fundamentals of the systems are the same and our approach to DJ'ing is universal, based on good preparation, and management of volume, eq, tempo, and effects... we just happen to use Traktor. If you don't have a solid grasp of your console, we suggest learning Traktor Pro 3 with us + Z1 DJ console.

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What are my options for exchange?

"It was so much more than I could have hoped for"

by Shian

"I am so happy I listened to the calling and booked this course. It was so much more than I could have hoped for. I loved connecting with people from all over the world and looked forward to our daily sessions. Sophie and Rob's leadership was amazing and I felt very supported technically and energetically. Even though I have never met them in person, I feel like I have new teachers and friends for life. Their tutorial videos were extremely thorough and clear and I am enjoying reviewing the content to deepen in my learning."