Trance Dance had a remarkable healing effect upon me and really marked the beginnings of a profound change in my life.

California

Tatjana Kaurinovic (2000)



My initial encounter with Trance Dance had a remarkable healing effect upon me and really marked the beginnings of a profound change in my life. Coming from the war torn city of  Sarajevo (former Yugoslavia) my only answer was to really dive deep into these shadow experiences and reclaim what I had lost. Trance Dance (and Soul Hunting) offered me the opportunity to deal with such an intense life experience.

Professionally, I am a  registered Somatic Movement Therapist with ISMETA (International Somatic Movement Education & Therapy Association) . I am a certified Halprin Life-Art Process practitioner through the Tamalpa Institute - the first in-studio training center for body-based Expressive Arts Therapy and art-based Somatic Movement Therapy. My work draws upon dance pioneer Anna Halprin's Movement Ritual and Dance as Healing art. It is also influenced by the teachings of Osho and his innovative approach to Movement Meditation. As a somatic practitioner I also draw from my training as a Certified Massage Therapist in advanced medical Thai Massage, western-eastern massage, breathwork, chi-gong, continuum movement, active meditations, belly dancing, Odissi Indian classical dance and Diamond Logos work. My expertise includes war refugee crisis counseling and Cybernetic Psychotherapy.