Wellspring Academy

20th Anniversary

Wellspring Academy was founded in 2002 by Aernoudt Knecht, and the retreat and training center opened in 2012.

We offer facilitator trainings and masterclasses on:

Contemporary Shamanism
Trance Dance
Ceremonial Darkness
Soul Retrieval
Intercultural Spirituality
Check out: www.trance-dance.net
Wellspring Academy 20th Anniversary

Trance Dance
Facilitator Training

  • Module 1: DANCER
  • Module 2: FACILITATOR
  • Master Modules:
Senior Teacher:

Aernoudt Knecht MSc
Psychologist, Coach, Teacher

Wellspring Academy - Aernoudt Knecht
Aernoudt has a Master degree in Psychology (Radboud University Nijmegen), and has specialized in the psychology of culture and religion. He was taught over many years by various teachers, and is also a musician, trance dance facilitator and trainer. Aernoudt has more than 20 years of experience in coaching and teaching, and in facilitatng trance dance rituals, and is senior lecturer for all the workshops, retreats and trainings Wellspring Academy organises.

If you are willing to be an authentic expression of life, apart from a clear vision and a powerful intention, surrendering to whatever unfolds, is essential. Breath, music, movement, trance … are portals to an infinite source of inspiration and creativity. The void in the darkness is an ocean of endless possibilities!

Professional Massage Therapist

Yvette van Empel

During our retreats and trainings, we additionally offer different forms of massage, as an option. Our resident retreat massage therapist Yvette (Dutch certified HBO, Holos Academy of Massage Therapy) has more than 14 years of experience.

Each massage is tailored for you personally, and Yvette works with different techniques:

• Classical Massage
• Energetic Massage
• Connective Tissue Massage
• Foot Reflex Zone Massage
• Chakra Massage
• Holistic Pulsing
• Pregnancy Massage
• Postnatal Massage
• Haptic Massage
• Head(ache) Massage
• Relaxation Massage