Essence of Bellydance

by Coco

Essence of Bellydance Teacher Training Reviews

I have never felt more inspired in my whole entire life.

 — Lilly, USA, Bellydancer & Teacher


The teacher training made me more creative, more connected to my feelings and so much more confident. But the best thing is the team that we became, I feel that I have a family now.

 — Solli, Germany, Psychology Student & Bellydance Teacher


I will definitely use Essence as part of my work as Soulresponding coach and teacher because it's so important to connect with the body when you work with mental issues, this part was missing before. If you don't feel comfortable with your body if you don't feel beautiful please join Essence because from the first day on you will feel better.

 — Sonja, Germany/Switzerland/Portugal, Soulresponding Coach & Bellydance Teacher


Bellydance Teacher Training

The teacher training felt like entering a new world. Coco created a safe space where we could open up about things that you normally don't talk about and that was very nourishing and precious. I would say we became soulmates. We just met for 6 days but they were so intense that I'm sure we're gonna stay connected.

 — Eva, Germany, Documentary Filmmaker & Bellydance Teacher


I was fascinated by Coco's structured and at the same time light and playful approach to Bellydance. I already was a teacher I but have learned immensely. I would recommend the training to everybody. I didn't feel that I had an advantage because I already was a teacher. You can also join without any experience in Bellydance because this approach is so fresh and new. You get so much out of it for your personal growth. I think everybody should do this training.

 — Wiebke, Mexico, Bellydance & Yoga Teacher, Pregnancy Specialist


This teacher training is what you need if you want to become a really good teacher. You get to know yourself and you learn to learn. Now I can share with my students what I always loved about dancing: to get into your body and to dance from the inside. With Essence you get the technique with which you can build all the beautiful moves that you normally see on videos and you think they are impossible to master.

 — Cami, Germany/Ecuador, Biology Student, Bellydance Performer & Teacher


Bellydance Teacher Training

After the pregnancy with my twins, I was thrown off balance and didn't feel good. Through the Essence teacher training I got a new impulse for my life. In the Teacher training I saw how my body awareness and my pelvic floor changed within a short period of time. Now I feel great in my body. Essence helps us women to feel ourselves again and to become more playful, joyful and alive.

 —  Michaela, Germany, School Teacher and Bellydance Teacher


I am amazed be the Teacher Training, I learned so much about myself, my body, the dance, for performing and teaching but also for my personal life. I really found myself, this body awareness helps me to stay connected to myself in all aspects of my life, even in difficult situations. I don't feel so pressured by stress anymore, I am not so anxious and nervous anymore. I was such a head person and Essence helped me to let go.

 —  Jana, Germany, Banker, Burlesque & Bellydance Performer and Teacher


Since I started bellydancing it had turned around my life for the better but it was the teacher training from Coco that aligned my body, mind and soul and was the foundation for everything that followed afterwards. Today I am teaching belly dance classes which had always been my secret childhood dream and the young women that dance with me love it so much. Thanks to belly dancing I am living the life I always wanted to live and I can recommend the teacher training from the bottom of my heart to you.

 — Madeleine, Germany, Language Student and Bellydance Teacher


Bellydance Teacher Training

I love teaching Essence! I give a lot of energy, but it gives me so much back to see how the girls enjoy themselves. When they come to the first class they are so tense and then you see them transform to sexy self loving women. And we are an amazing team at Essence, I can learn so much from the others. We can ask Coco anything, we get updates and exclusive retrainings so we keep on growing and Coco always has our back.

 —  Jana, Germany, Banker, Burlesque & Bellydance Performer and Teacher


It was amazing, meeting so many women from all over the world and seeing the lightness and joy that Coco brings into this dance. I recommend the teacher training to every woman, no matter your age or skill level. Every woman learns what she needs for herself in this huge program. Thank you Coco, it was a great gift to be part of your teacher training.

 —  Inna, Germany, Mandala Dance & Bellydance Teacher


In the mornings I often had a blockade in my neck and needed to get adjusted by a chiropractic, this has completely stopped after the teacher training. Now I feel how stress affects my spine, but through my daily practice my spine is much more flexible and capable and I can correct and mobilize myself easily.

 —  Michaela, Germany, School Teacher and Bellydance Teacher


Bellydance Teacher Training

I thought I needed to have more experience, but the course has been really understanding the foundation and progress from there - which has everything to do with the teaching aspect. It helps me to teach myself so I can be a better performer and then eventually go into teaching.

 — Noelleen, England, Nurse & Bellydancer


Coco was really how I thought she would be, she has so much energy and is so passionate about dance but has also a different background with pelvic floor integration, meditation and body awareness. I was really blown away by the method.

 —  Daya, Germany, Theater Pedagogue, Bellydancer and Teacher


I came to Coco Berlin because I love teachers who teach holistically and integrate body, soul, mind and the heart. I felt like dancing my heart and connecting with women and creating a real community. My body changed a lot, and my body consciousness. I'm more aware of what I'm eating and how I'm walking, I feel more embodied and more present.

 — Sonja, Germany/Switzerland/Portugal, Soulresponding Coach & Bellydance Teacher


Eva is a documentary film maker and since 2014 a certified Essence of Bellydance teacher in Berlin.
Gloria is a scientist with a Ph.D in Cancer Biology from Dresden, Germany and participated 2018 in the Essence of Bellydance teacher training.
Manuela is a nurse from Frankfurt am Main and and participated 2018 in the Essence of Bellydance teacher training.
Sonja is a Soulresponding Coach based in Berlin, Germany / St. Gallen, Switzerland and since 2017 a certified Essence of Bellydance teacher.
Solli is a Psychology student from Berlin and and since 2017 a certified Essence of Bellydance teacher.
GERMAN: Shanti is Yoga teacher and since 2015 a certified Essence of Bellydance teacher in Bonn, Germany.
GERMAN: Wiebke is a professional Bellydancer and expert on prenatal and postnatal training in Mexico. Since 2017 she is a certified Essence of Bellydance teacher.
GERMAN: Camila is a student, a Bellydancer and since 2015 a certified Essence of Bellydance teacher in Göttingen, Germany.
Bellydance Teacher Training

I was always interested in the holistic and health aspects of dancing, but the Essence teacher training opened entirely new horizons for me. Today I dance much more grounded, have a greater presence and significantly more feminine power. It gave me the courage to teach and today I run 3 courses.

 —  Afraa, Germany, Graphic Designer, Bellydancer and Teacher


Essence of Bellydance works great with Yoga. It has helped me personally, for my alignment, my form, my quality, my femininity. It helps me in every day life, in my yoga practice and in my teaching. It was a benefit on all levels and I can only recommend it, it will benefit every woman.

 — Shanti, Germany, Yoga & Bellydance Teacher


All participants were amazing women with different backgrounds and it was so heartwarming to share problems, solutions and experiences. Coco is a fascinating woman and shares so much love and so much wisdom. She always has time for our questions, she never holds back and shares all her wisdom, trade secrets and experiences, you always get great advice.

 —  Daya, Germany, Theater Pedagogue, Bellydancer and Teacher


Bellydance Teacher Training

Essence is not your usual Bellydance, it's a method where you train your pelvic floor with Bellydnace moves. Through the pelvic floor activation I noticed that my entire body changed. My posture is great, I feel relaxed but at the same time energized. My sensuality is activated and I feel amazing, more myself now.

 —  Kadriya, Germany, School Teacher and Bellydance Teacher


Coco's style is more holistic, current and dynamic. I've learned patience, discipline, making it more of a lifestyle, looking at myself as a person and growing through this journey. It has been the best foundation for me to really excel further. And it has made me more aware of myself and how I am with others.
I see more potential in my direction and I am delighted to embark on this journey. I know now I'm in alignment with who I am. If dance is something you really want to pursue, it can take you to that dream.


 — Noelleen, England, Nurse & Bellydancer


I moved to Mexico from Germany and lost the connection to my dance community and also to myself, that's why I love our Essence teacher community. You will never feel alone anymore, no matter where you are in the world.

 — Wiebke, Mexico, Bellydance & Yoga Teacher, Pregnancy Specialist


Bellydance Teacher Training

When I came to the first class with Coco I realized this is someone giving me tools to get to know myself deeper, and that's why I kept on coming. Later I met the first teachers she trained and I was fascinated that her method worked through these women as well. So I decided to become one of them.I feel proud to be in that long line of women who keep passing this dance on to other women. I like that spirit of togetherness.

 — Eva, Germany, Documentary Filmmaker & Bellydance Teacher


Parallel to my scientific career I wanted to do something for myself. I have been Bellydancing for five years but Essence brought it all to a different level. It prompted me to reinvent myself. Essence is not only a dance philosophy but profound human wisdom that translates to all aspects of your life. It's not just something you learn and teach, it's something you live and are.

 —  Kadriya, Germany, School Teacher and Bellydance Teacher


Essence showed me a new way to be in my body, with my trained pelvic floor I feel different, I walk differently, I dance differently. My friends tell me that I dance with much more feeling and intensity. It has definitely changed my lifestyle and showed me how I can develop my full potential.
The teacher training is for dancers who want to learn how their body works and how to effectively train themselves but also for women who have never danced and have no body awareness so they can get into their body through dance.


 — Cami, Germany/Ecuador, Biology Student, Bellydance Performer & Teacher


Bellydance Teacher Training

Now I am part of Essence of Bellydance and can pass on to my dance students the perfect harmony and balance that I found for myself with this method. My technique is more complete now, it's clean and precise. I work with my body, starting the movements from the inside out. I recommend Essence of Bellydance as a therapy for a healthier and happier life.

 — Olga, Spain, Flamenco & Bellydance Teacher


The Essence community was a real gift for me. We were instantly connected, we accept each other and support each other, I can be authentically myself. Now I have the feeling that I am not alone as a woman, dancer and teacher. I know there is a group of women who think and feel similar me. I can share my success and my problems and they give me honest feedback and support. It's a real friendship.

 —  Kadriya, Germany, School Teacher and Bellydance Teacher


The teacher training gave me important tools to finally dive into teaching. I had been doing some courses before that, but always felt unsure and like a fraud since there was nothing concise about my teaching. Yet after the training I felt like I could finally call myself a teacher and be helpful to my students. I think the essence method is really great to break down movements for beginners, but also to improve even if you already have experience. It also opened up more teaching possibilities and I was able to work at the Uni in Göttingen.

 — Cami, Germany/Ecuador, Biology Student, Bellydance Performer & Teacher


Bellydance Teacher Training

The training taught me to be comfortable in my own body. I saw that I can be vulnerable and just me in my own skin, just natural and wonderful. I am more focus driven now and I can't wait to get back to the states and share this method with others. It took me about a year to save up and come to Berlin but it was so worth it. For every euro that is spend, you will learn so much about yourself. I can't wait to be back next summer.

 — Lilly, USA, Bellydancer & Teacher



Since the teacher training with Coco my self doubts and fears disappeared and I found my Soul Essence. That's what the Essence of Bellydance does to you if you let in.

 — Madeleine, Germany, Language Student and Bellydance Teacher


Alice is an actress from France / Australia and participated 2018 in the Essence of Bellydance teacher training.
Noelleen is a nurse from Birmingham, UK and participated 2017 in the Essence of Bellydance teacher training.
Lilly is a Bellydancer and yogi from Madison, USA and and since 2018 a certified Essence of Bellydance teacher.
Daya is a Bellydancer and dance pedagogue based in Nürnberg, Germany. She is a certified Essence of Bellydance teacher since 2014 and became 2017 the first Essence teacher trainer.
GERMAN: Sarina works at the airport in Munich, Germany and participated 2018 in the Essence of Bellydance teacher training.
GERMAN: Biggi works at the university in Aachen, Germany and participated 2018 in the Essence of Bellydance teacher training.
GERMAN: Katja is a Bellydancer and shool teacher in Berlin, Germany and since 2014 a certified Essence of Bellydance teacher.

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