Ecstatic Dance DJ Training Online
September 17 - 26, 2021

Master the art of facilitating transformative journeys of movement and dance

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, with daily LIVE group workshops and Q&A calls, 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.

Delivered in 7 modules over 10 powerful days, with 3 free days to integrate teachings and complete empowerment projects.

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 10 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 10 day 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.


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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 daily 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 on Day 7 of the program: creating your first full length ecstatic dance mix! And you'll have two days off to work on it before coming back together on Day 10 for 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.

    We're also offering everyone in the program 2x free tickets any of our Online Ecstatic Dance, so you can get down, and see how we do it!

    Finally, we extend access to all the video lessons and group calls for 90 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!


"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!

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Your Facilitators

Raio and Sophie Sôfrēē

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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.

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Sophie Sôfrēē

Sophie Sôfrēē is an ecstatic dance DJ, Kundalini Yoga teacher and visual artist. Originally from Singapore, she followed synchronicity and her heart’s calling to Bali, where she now resides and thrives. Sophie’s DJ sets are all profoundly uplifting journeys featuring ethnic melodies, tribal rhythms, lush downtempo grooves and a refreshing feminine vibe. Her greatest joy is empowering others to tap into their creativity and reverence for life itself.

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

    Pre-Requisites

    • How to Rock the Training

    • Traktor Orientation

    • Wakamaia Treasures

    • Let Me Have a Go! Traktor Pro 3 Basics

    • Headphone Cueing

    • Audio System Setup For Training (Optional)

    • This Is How We Zoom (Optional)

    • Using Quicktime for our Daily Mix Projects (Optional)

  • 2

    Empowerment Project #1

    • Introduce Yourself in Private Facebook Group

  • 3

    Module 1: Musical Structure and Mixing by Phrase

    • Music is Medicine

    • Counting Beats, Bars, & Phrases

    • How Songs Are Structured

    • How to use Cue Points

    • Mixing by Phrase 1: Getting Set Up

    • Mixing by Phrase 2: Outro Game and 5&3 Game

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

    • Beginner DJ Terminology - What does it all mean?

  • 4

    Module 2: Harmonic Mixing

    • Beatgridding

    • Harmonic Mixing Pt 1: Overview

    • Harmonic Mixing Pt 2: Matching Keys

    • Harmonic Mixing Pt 3: Adjacent Keys

  • 5

    Module 3: Looping

    • Awakening the Empathic DJ

    • Looping Pt 1: Overview and How-to

    • Looping Pt 2: Using Loops to Get In and Out

    • Looping Pt 3: Live Remixes via Looping!

    • Sacred Fun Workbook: Welcome Speech

  • 6

    Module 4: Working with Tempo

    • Embodiment Session (From Group Call 4)

    • Working with Tempo Pt 1: Overview and How-To

    • Working with Tempo Pt 2: The Four Moves we Use Every Time

    • Working with Tempo Pt 3: Make Some Waves!

  • 7

    Module 5: Opening Portals with FX

    • IMPORTANT! POLL FOR CO-CREATION CELEBRATION

    • The Art of Finding Music

    • Which Audio File Formats to Download

    • Empowerment Project: Sharing is Caring!

    • Opening Portals with FX Part 1: Overview & Essential Mix Techniques

    • Opening Portals with FX Part 2: Creating a Sound Bath Journey

  • 8

    Module 6: Organizing Your Library & Creating Your First Full-length Mix 

    • Why an Organized Music Library is Sexy (Part 1)

    • Why an Organized Music Library is Sexy (Part 2)

    • Planning and Organizing an Ecstatic Dance Set

    • Empowerment Project: Creating Your First Extended Mix!

  • 9

    Module 7: The Business of Ecstatic Dance

    • :: Creating an Ecstatic Dance Event ::

    • Rocking Gigs ~ How to be a Pro!

    • Empowerment Project Recap and Timelines

    • Empowerment Project Screenshot Book

    • Our Favorite Labels and Producers!

    • How to Share Sound Via Zoom (without sharing your screen!)

    • End of Training Survey

  • 10

    SCHEDULE & RECORDINGS

    • Sept 17th: Welcome Ceremony @ 9am OR 4pm Singapore (Pls check your time zone)

    • Sept 18th: Welcome Ceremony @ 9am OR 4pm Singapore (Pls check your time zone)

    • Sept 19th: DAY OFF

    • Sept 20th: Group Call 3 @ 9am OR 4pm Singapore (Pls check your time zone)

    • Sept 21st: Group Call 4 @ 9am OR 4pm Singapore (Pls check your time zone)

    • Sept 22nd: DAY OFF

    • Sept 23rd: Group Call 5 @ 9am OR 4pm Singapore (Pls check your time zone)

    • Sept 24th: Group Call 6 @ 9am OR 4pm Singapore (Pls check your time zone)

    • Sept 25th: Day Off (Optional Q&A)

    • Sept 26th: Celebration Call @ 9am OR 4pm Singapore (pls check your time zones!)

FAQ

  • I've never been to an Ecstatic Dance. Is this course right for me?

    While this course is designed for beginner to intermediate and you don't need any technical DJ background to succeed, we do suggest having some experience of Ecstatic Dance. Our online Zoom dances are a good intro and you've still got time to jump in before the course begins.

  • What time will our group calls be?

    As we are gathering from several different continents ~ Raio & Sophie will be guiding 2 separate Group Calls with the topic of the day, and you may join either 9am or 4pm (Bali time) call depending on what works best for you.

    Here's the schedule:


    Sept 17 - Live Call with Raio & Sôfrēē
    Sept 18 - Live Call with Raio & Sôfrēē
    Sept 19 - No Call, Self Pace & Play
    Sept 20 - Live Call with Raio & Sôfrēē
    Sept 21 - Live Call with Raio & Sôfrēē
    Sept 22 - No Call, Self Pace & Play
    Sept 23 - Live Call with Raio & Sôfrēē
    Sept 24 - Live Call with Raio & Sôfrēē
    Sept 25 - No Call, Self Pace & Play
    Sept 26 - Celebration Call with with Raio & Sôfrēē

    **Noting that for all students based in the USA, we are 1 day ahead of you in Bali. Hence Sept 17th is Sept 16th for you and so forth.

    Check out which time zone works best for you:

    Time Zone 1


    9 - 11am Singapore / Bali time
    6 - 8pm PST
    9 - 11pm EST
    11am - 1pm AEST
    1 - 3pm NZST

    Time Zone 2


    4 - 6pm Singapore / Bali time
    9 - 11am BST
    10am - 12pm South Africa
    12pm - 2pm UAE
    6 - 8pm AEST

    All calls will be recorded and available within an hour after our live call.

    If you aren't sure about the schedule, email us at info@wakamaia.love

  • How can I prepare for the training?

    We've got you covered. In preparation for our online course, we will release introductory videos a week prior to the start of the course on "How to Rock The Training,” "Setting Up Traktor,” and even “Let me Have a Go! Traktor Basics” which gets you up and spinning.

  • 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

  • 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 the demo version for free or purchase Traktor Pro 3 here for US$90**.

    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.

  • 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 DJ console (US$219)** on Native Instruments website: https://www.native-instruments.com/en/products/traktor/traktor-for-ios/traktor-kontrol-z1/pricing/

  • What happens if I miss a group call?

    We'll miss you, but we know 'life happens', so we'll record them all for you! We will be uploading all Group Calls for you to catch up with later.

  • 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 90 days after the course finishes!

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What our graduates say...

"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."

"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.
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