Dance Alchemy

Academy

online course, 1-1 coaching, retreats

DANCE is a natural order of the Universe

ALCHEMY is a process of purification, transformation, and creation

Dance Alchemy

Discover the formula to unleash your Body Wisdom, increase Energy levels, tap into Joy and your unique Dance expression to create a Freedom - embodied Lifestyle

  • Online program, 1-1 Coaching & Retreats

*This program is for all conscious adults who love movement & dance

Teacher Training / facilitator certification program

Discover our proprietary Dance Alchemy Tools to Inspire, Structure, Shape, and Lead your Facilitations with Confidence to Create more Powerful Embodied and Transformational Results. Turn your Gifts and Experience into a Thriving Practice and Business offline & online

  • Online program, 1-1 Coaching & Retreats

*This program is for those who are committed to contributing their unique gifts that only you have in service to the world

DANCE ALCHEMY EMBODIMENT

  • 70+ set of easy-to-apply tools, games, and exercises from Dance improvisation, Contact improvisation, Dance therapy, and Body-mind-spirit practice for your personal development or facilitating, teaching, coaching, and working with groups

  • Tools that support your unique skills and competencies, while at the same time enhancing your existing work or moving in a new direction

  • Grow your ability to work in different settings, including mainstream ones. Tools that work across different cultures and bodies and can be used for creation, classes, workshops, sessions, retreats, team building, therapy, coaching, leadership, personal growth, and more.

  • Creative freedom – Dance Alchemy facilitation tools (16 years tested) work so well, it makes it easy for anyone to implement, replicate or upgrade for their own needs or the needs of their students or clients.


GAIN CONFIDENCE TO FACILITATE IN A HOLISTIC, PLAYFUL, AND INCLUSIVE WAY

  • Reverse-engineering approach to lesson planning and proven 8 step structure to shape and lead your facilitations with confidence to create more powerful embodied and transformational results

  • Gain a new embodied teaching & leadership skill set with higher emotional intelligence and grow your confidence to effortlessly lead, teach and facilitate

  • ​Gain new holistic knowledge and ingenious ways to inspire and sustain a tribe.


TREAT YOUR PRACTICE AS A BUSINESS TO THRIVE ON THE MARKET

  • Eliminate self-doubt, insecurities, and fears, reclaim your time and embody your purpose

  • Step by step process to turn your gifts and experience into a thriving practice & business (offline & online)

  • Strategy and blueprint to continually enroll new students or clients and get paid what you are worth

We support those that are committed to contributing their unique gifts that only you have in service to the world. This program is for:

  • dance artists, dance teachers, yoga teachers, meditation teachers, healers, therapy practitioners, psychologists, yoga and martial arts practitioners, dance therapists, change leaders, heart-centered catalysts of transformation... and people who are involved in community work

  • executive directors, managers, and business people with some sense of body awareness who wish to boost their emotional intelligence, self-awareness, and enhance embodiment leadership skills to better connect with their team

  • people who have a true calling for facilitation and a sincere feeling from within to support the growth of others

  • practitioners who already teach, facilitate, or heal and wish to enhance their practice

  • people who love dance and movement and wish to integrate this passion into a meaningful career

  • people who love dance and movement

I'm Goran Bogdanovski, Holistic Dance Teacher, Transformational & Embodied Leadership Coach, Choreographer, Dancer ... and founder of Ficho Institute

I have lived and breathed dance professionally since 1990 in the field of performing arts (classical ballet, contemporary dance, physical theatre, videos, and film). For over 10 years I was dancing for the Slovene National Ballet Company, from corps de ballet to principal roles and at the same time parallelly enjoyed a rich and versatile career as a freelance artist that brought me to work with many contemporary choreographers and theatre directors from the Slovenian and European art scene.

In 2000 I started practicing Freedom - embodied Lifestyle. I had my own dance company, choreographed performances, and toured extensively around the world. I ran dance studios, academy, festivals, platforms, and networks.

In 2006 I started teaching, coaching, and mentoring. Methods I use are an accumulation of knowledge and experience gathered through my life in the field of Dance Improvisation, Contact Improvisation, Theatre, Meditation, Yoga, Martial arts, Spirituality, Shamanism, Therapy, Personal growth, Team building, Business Strategy, and Leadership.

I’ve devoted my life to bring embodiment, dance, improvisation, creation, empowerment, and healing, helping people to become that 2.0 version of themselves.


In fact, through teaching, mentoring, and coaching for the past 16 years in 23 countries, working with more than 3000 people, from non-professional movement lovers, professional dancers, people with disabilities, dance & yoga teachers, martial artists, therapists, psychologists, coaches, professors, managers, heart entrepreneurs, CEO's, change leaders…


I’ve discovered what functions clearly for any-body regardless of dance background, experience, or level of understanding of dance, and created a Ficho method with more than 100 exercises, games, and Dance Alchemy tools that can also be transferred to daily situations, relations, and work.


Tools that can also be used for creation, classes, workshops, sessions, retreats, therapy, coaching, leadership, personal growth, and more.


Ficho method and Dance Alchemy tools work so well, it makes it easy for anyone to learn, implement, replicate or upgrade for their own needs or the needs of their clients and students. And can also be used in the creation, classes, workshops, sessions, retreats, therapy, coaching, leadership, personal growth, ... and especially for living a Freedom- embodied Lifestyle.

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What people are saying about working with Goran?

"If you are searching for clarity and inspiration, looking to be reinvigorated as a teacher, facilitator, coach and retreat into a space where you can connect with yourself, your potential, and your path... sign up for Goran’s training."

Michelle Campbell; dancer, teacher and movement therapist / USA-DE

"Amazing journey, from ice to love soul! And I’ve got new professional tools for upgrading my existing practice and received knowledge for better self awareness and higher emotional intelligence. Anyone who deals with people should experience it."

Saša Starovojtov, aikido teacher 5th Dan and entrepreneur / Slovenia

"Program gave me tools that can be used in a number of different professions as well as in personal and social relations. I feel clearer in my life direction and my perspective has expanded in terms of possibilities for my future."

Bridget McLemore; dancer and yoga teacher / USA

"Teacher training exceeded my expectations. Ficho exercises allowed me to understand improvisation better, so I can now easily to teach better. Thank you Goran for awakening my lost inner child!"

Barbara Guipponi; dance teacher & dancer / Italy

"Dance Alchemy is a journey into your soul and also with other souls. Goran can really hold the space and direct the energy so that the group can create easily and effective. Not all the facilitators have this ability."

Gamze Leela; yoga teacher, spiritual healer, retreat leader / UK

"After finishing the Dance Alchemy Teacher Training, I’m now able to independently pursue my path as a facilitator and provide a very expansive, unique, and authentic practice for my students & clients. Goran has a very specific approach as a guide: he’s a hypersensitive, patient, playful and accessible teacher, willing to guide you in whatever direction you propose. He will make you jump into unknown rivers and safely guide you through rough currents."

Sandra Anais ; dancer & Embodiment of Archetypes facilitator / Slovenia

“ I loved the 5 days I just spent exploring movement under Goran’s wise & playful guidance. I needed some inspiration and some innovative ways to play with and think about dance, and I found some!


Goran’s work walks the delicate & permeable line between pure dance/movement and personal development, deep inner work. We all experienced our “stories” rising up at times but Goran was able to elegantly show us ways to channel those energies back into our dance.


Goran is generous with his extensive knowledge and experience, and my only regret is not being able to immerse myself for longer! Each day was fun, interesting, and sometimes challenging but in a good, positive, healthy way. I really look forward to learning more with him in the future!”

Allison Mulroy; studio owner, dance teacher & dancer / Bali

"I joined this Dance Alchemy TT with Goran because I'm at a crossroads in my life and I've been looking for clarity and inspiration. A pathway to combine my experience teaching yoga and love of dance into an offering for those who want to tap into their inner power to live their fullest life. A life of joy and purpose with passion.


Goran embodies living with passion. He is generous in sharing his wealth of knowledge and experience and is intuitive in his teaching.


Although intense, the workshop is well organized and offers many tools to make people feel comfortable, safe yet adventurous. It will challenge you to meet your edge and grow.


I recommend it for anyone looking for a fun, yet powerful personal growth experience."


Audrey Kolb

Yoga Instructor and Dancer / Bali

"As a dance instructor and movement therapist, I often find it challenging to find a healthy balance between blending the two practices while respecting them as their own thing. For a few years now, I felt that I was losing my creative edge and focus. A few times I thought I would have to give up one practice and solely focus on the other. This led to a sense of being torn, stuck and unsatisfied with my work. A recent move and health issue forced me to stop, take some time off, and rethink my professional path. I wanted to find a way to bring both practices together which would be satisfying as a teacher and facilitator. I needed a clear direction; I found Goran’s training and signed up.

When I arrived to the Dance Alchemy Intensive, I felt as if I had been walking into a brick wall for months. However, I walked away from the intensive with a new sense of purpose, focus, and satisfaction. I could dream again.

I now have a clear plan and action steps, thanks to Goran’s coaching, the input from the community of participants, and the additional times given to us for personal reflection.

Goran’s leadership style invites participants to look deeply into their intentions, values, and desires. He holds space for everyone naturally, making it look effortless. Goran leads not with his ego, but with his heart, and also from a place of vulnerability. He would catch up with us in the free times and inspire us to be accountable to the personal tasks we had set for ourselves. I felt known by the leader, which is more than I’ve ever experienced in past workshop intensives. Goran was always himself; a mature and experienced leader. I highly recommend his trainings."

Michelle Campbell; dancer, teacher & movement therapist / USA-DE

"Uniqueness of this program is coaching on a personal level, making one recognize the potential of dance practice outside of dance field."

Alexey Dmitrenko; dancer, teacher & choreographer / Russia

"Simple 8 step process gave me a practical framework to establish a structure and express my creativity at the same time.

During my first class people were inspired by teaching and the passion I put into it. I’m grateful to Goran for helping me give life to something I had yearned to do for a long time, but had a feeling I wasn’t good enough to do it."

Muriel Juillard; dance teacher / Bali

" I’ve took my dance to another level, got tools and inspiration for facilitation dance workshops in the future, came closer to myself and the nature.


What surprised me really positively was people who I’ve met here. They’ve been amazing supportive, and they became like family members for me, hey became friends for me.


One of the aha moments for me was, that everyone shares different energy in this world and we need to take care of this energy, being soft and kind to each other, and support each other. "


Bibiana Krauskova; dancer / UK - Slovakia

" The most important benefit of Online course was of getting something I can refer to, also to see live examples and so many modalities to use. I got an excellent base point to build upon, exactly what I was looking for.

It gave me the confidence to teach now, which I was previously lacking.

It’s truly transformational to see, how people use their bodies and how they are with others. And the way I move my body changed, the way I move through space changed, and my work did change because I will teach this!!

Also, the breath-work was another incredible thing for me, as after it I had SO much energy for two whole days!

An online Dance Alchemy Teacher Course will provide you the clarity, base, ideas, structure, and teaching tools for you to expand and create your own unique teaching practice.

I am about to take the next leap, wouldn't have been possible so soon without this!"

Arushi Malaker; dance & yoga teacher / India

“ I've just completed your online teacher program and THANK YOU so much, it was everything I looked for and even more. It was a real journey and I will make it continue. I really really really enjoyed it!

I am a dance teacher but I never liked contests or judgment or dancing this way or that way for tv shows. I love dancing according to my feelings and I really wanted to open classes in which I could dance this way: to listen to my body and to have the tools to teach my students in a holistic and playful way.

After this experience, I definitely do not want to teach dance as I used to, even if I have to start on my own.

Online course Dance Alchemy Teacher Training is transforming, it opens our mind, it gives pleasure and freedom.

Thanks a lot, Goran for your tools, your experience, and your knowledge. It was great and rich to learn from you!

P.S ...One funny thing, during the lock-down, I asked my husband to train tools for duets and contact improvisation with me:) It was quite something! Difficult at the beginning and then, awesome! ”

Amandine Mons; dance & yoga teacher / France


" Goran really knows what he's doing with this dancing, he just have so many tools, so many little tricks to get out of his pocket, that is really amazing.


It's like guiding us so gently on the journey, that we didn't even notice that we left, and then suddenly we reached our destination: We were like … whoa, we didn't expect that:) And this is what I really like, like flow of all this inner work, a lot of tools, and at the same time making it gentle and playful."


Ajda Flašker; meditation and yoga teacher / Slovenia

" I think the most important thing what I take with me is the the strength, finding my core again.

Goran teaches with a lot of passion and a sense of community building and in a fun way, so that was important for me because in the last few months I was in need of laughter, communication of connection through fun, dynamic activities and through focused actions. He's a great facilitator. In this sense he’s like… “if you want to go there … go, there no excuses, just do it”. And for me that is exactly what I was looking for."


Angela Maldonado; Inner dance therapist, yoga teacher / Spain

" I recommend Dance Alchemy Teacher Training to people who are already teaching something and want to develop, to become better, to think about their practice, and also to people who don't teach yet and wants to teach or maybe also not, who just want to move and explore and find themselves into the dance or some other practices. It's not just about dancing, dancing it's a tool to come closer to yourself.

My favourite moments were when we connected as a group and created some flow, and we become like one breath, like one heartbeat, and our heartbeats connected. And I like this connection of living in community, this was the best for me to be together with other people, to create and learn from each other, help each other to grow."

Živa Stojanovič; teacher of Circus. Acro yoga, Aerial yoga and Dance / Slovenia

“ It’s really a transformational experience. I see Goran as this energy, strong, powerful, but gentle at the same time. Someone who you can feel really is interested in transformation and helping people get to that transformation through movement because movement is his thing. Dance is his expression and his tool. He offers a great combination of concrete, practical, spiritual, personal and professional development.”


Carolina Parreira; art & dance producer / Portugal

“It was a powerful Journey. Goran is great, he has so much experience as a performer, and as a facilitator and a teacher he rally knows how to hold space, he really knows how to adapt to the group, he senses, he reads the room and knows how to guide everyone and the whole group, so that everyone gets the most from the experience. And he has so many tools he developed through years and years, and these tools are really so simple in a way, but so very powerful and so useful, and I and everybody can, no matter the skills people have, and how experienced they are, they can get something from the tools. But also they have so much depth, that if someone is more experienced in dance, or other body practices, it can go even deeper, so it’s just so many layers.”


Maša Tiselj; TV presenter, actress / Slovenia

“You are unique Goran with your energy and knowledge. You are passing on the mighty knowledge you have in a way that anyone can understand. And this is an art that only a few can do.”


Lucija Poličnik; reiki master, angel therapist, ski instructor and horse riding teacher / Slovenia

“It was a soul healing, creative and magical experience that I never could have imagined when asked Goran to work with me.”


Alanka Kac / Slovenia

"If you would like to get to know yourself better and learn how can you use this what you have and what you are good at in your life, then you should come here because you have masters who can really support you on your way, personal, professional or what ever way. This is something where you can get the support."


Žiga Lukman

healer & social educator / Slovenia

"Great experience to learn more about the interaction of breathing and movement, energy connections, and empathic listening."


Federica Cecchet

civil engineer and an architect / Italy


"I came for the techniques and some wisdom. And apart of full of that, I also got my Soul :) or Home. Dance Alchemy is a perfect mix of exercises, that are enhancing body awareness, emotional intelligence and opens the dialogue between body - mind - emotions and soul, creating the primary space to just Be. I’ve also got new tools and methods for working with my team at current job and I feel clearer in my life direction and new possibilities to start new “profession."

Katja Beck Kos, cultural manager / Slovenia

“Ficho body work with Goran Bogdanovski is most amazing leadership learning experience I ever had. Looking back at the progress I made in last three years since starting the Ficho improvisation dance trainings, here are some awesome tweaks that made my life as a manager easier and more efficient. I made huge progress on stuff that brought me free time and energy boost in return. How to be clear around what I want, how to engage others to follow with ease, how to enter the space and radiate who I am, and the super bonus for this disruption prone times - I am more resilient, I am quicker at renewing my capacity to act at my will even in the moments of intense outside pressure. Profoundly grateful..”


Svetlana Šaljič; co-owner & CTO at SETCCE / Slovenia

"Liberating and amazing experience! Goran has this knack of really connecting the essence of people and making you comfortable with getting in touch with really knowing yourself and not being afraid of it, enjoying it and enjoying the process.”


Paul Vratusha, investor & CEO at Atelier ltd. / Brasil - UK - Slovenia

Goran has developed a particular dance practice that allows us to swiftly switch from our mind back to our body. Returning us to the very place where we can again feel our needs, our full embodied and connection to ourselves.

Only from this position we can experience a purified self-reflection, dance our different roles, observe the use of our power, our reactions in relationships, set boundaries, express ourselves much more effortlessly.

A stronger self-awareness arises within ourselves which helps us understand both our private and business lives much better. It strengthens our ability to make the necessary changes, which in turn improves the quality of our life.

I am very happy that our paths have crossed."


Simona Hana Boc; Managing director and owner at Založba CHIARA / Slovenia

“ I came to liberate my emotions, to move and dance and to find new ways to express myself. Goran is a nice guy and excellent teacher. He have a lot of knowledge and a lot of insight, he is much more then just a holistic dance teacher and executive coach and it’s going way into a spiritual and deeper into the matter of leadership. Strongly recommending to everyone!”

Vlado Vukadin; CEO at IRGO / Slovenia

“ I’ve got many practical tools for calming the mind. Courage and Love. More space in consciousness. More freedom to my body and movement was expected but the scale of its effect was not. It was huge."


Samuli Räsänen; senior R&D manager at Umicore Finland Oy / Finland

Maša Tiselj

TV presenter, actress / Slovenia

Carolina Parreira

art & dance producer / Portugal

Bridget McLemore

dancer and yoga teacher / USA

Saša Starovojtov

aikido teacher 5th Dan and entrepreneur / Slovenia

Napat Zuber - Machima

yoga and meditation teacher / Thailand

Paul Vratusha

Atelier ltd. CEO

Alexey Dmitrenko

dancer, teacher & choreographer / Russia

Barbara Guipponi

dance teacher & dancer / Italy

Ajda Flašker

meditation and yoga teacher / Slovenia

Angela Maldonado

Inner dance therapist, yoga teacher / Spain

Katja Beck Kos

cultural manager / Slovenia

Žiga Lukman

social educator / Slovenia

Gamze Leela

yoga teacher, spiritual healer, retreat leader / UK

Federica Cecchet

civil engineer and an architect / Italy

Svetlana Šaljič

CEO at SETCCE / Slovenia

Lucija Poličnik

reiki master, angel therapist, horse riding teacher & urban planner / Slovenia

Živa Stojanovič

teacher of Circus. Acro yoga, Aerial yoga and Dance / Slovenia