Léon Beckx had his first taste of ecstasy as a teenager in the early 90's rave scene. He felt part of a wild, dancing tribe that sadly fell apart once drugs started to trump the dance. Léon went on to become a psychologist (MSc) and a therapist, looking for answers within, but missed this community of wild souls willing to dance beyond the edge. All changed in 2001 when he first encountered the 5Rhythms. Captivated, he followed the 5Rhythms path to become a teacher in 2008, under the guidance of Gabrielle Roth. Besides teaching the 5Rhythms, he further trained in dance improvisation, somatics, and theater, and became part of Ecstatic Dance Amsterdam.


From 2006 Léon largy left his individual psychology practice to focus on working with communities. He qualified as a lead facilitator in several community building methods and worked with marginalized groups on inclusivity, conflict resolution and empowerment through workshops, community art, and by educating new facilitators. In the training Léon will happily share some of these practices. His personal website

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