intensive retreat


DANCE ALCHEMY TEACHER TRAINING

DANCE is a natural order of the Universe

ALCHEMY is a process of purification, transformation, and creation


Discover our proprietary Dance Alchemy Tools to Inspire, Structure, Shape and Lead your Facilitations with Confidence to Create more Powerful Embodied and Transformational Results.

We support Dancers, Dance Teachers, Yoga Teaches, Dance & Movement Therapists, Embodiment and Transformational Facilitators, Psychologists, Movement Specialists & Body Workers, Coaches & Trainers, Conscious individuals & Change Leaders...

9 - 25 July 2021 / SLOVENIA

Remote Location - Pristine Nature - Small Group

*shorter attendance is also possible

By the end of our work together you will be ready to effortlessly and with confidence lead or facilitate trainings, sessions or workshops, and/or implement Ficho method into your own practice.

Training includes


17 days of direct work with Goran Bogdanovski on:

  • Dance Alchemy tools, games, and exercises from Dance and Contact improvisation, Dance therapy, Body-mind-spirit practice for teaching, facilitating, coaching, and working with groups, tools you can implement, replicate or upgrade for your own needs or the needs of your students or clients

  • Tools that work across different cultures and bodies and be used for creation, classes, workshops, sessions, retreats, therapy, coaching, leadership, personal growth, and more

  • ​Learning to improvise and express your creativity like never before.

  • Experience magical moments of complete body awareness

  • ​Growing your confidence to effortlessly lead, teach and facilitate.

  • Gaining a new embodied teaching & leadership skill set with higher emotional intelligence.

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

  • ​Connecting to your deep potential, release internal blocks to be more balanced and centered.

  • Learning how you can turn your practice into a thriving business!

  • Holistic approach, playful process, and an inclusive environment. Any-body can do it!

  • Ficho institute "Dance Alchemy Teacher" certificate

+ FREE GIFT: Online teachers course - Basic option / LIFE-TIME ACCESS

What will you learn?

  • An in-depth understanding of Dance Alchemy tools for Teaching, Coaching and Working with the groups

  • New tools, games, and exercises that are not in Online teachers course, because the program will be also shaped upon the needs of participants.

  • Insight into how Goran Bogdanovski teaches and where the principles came from.

  • Creating a solid ground and teaching framework with a simple 8 step structure that supports your unique skills and competencies, while at the same time enhancing your existing work or moving in a new direction

  • Reverse-Engineering approach to lesson planning

  • Foundation exercises introducing the basic concepts of movement improvisation based on things that can be done by all participants.

  • Ways of creating a safe space for inclusion, exploration, expression, reflection, and sharing.

  • Ways of sensing and dealing with expectations, fears and emotions in students/clients and in yourself as a teacher, facilitator, coach…

  • How to guide people to be aware of their potential through movement, dance, and communication.

  • How to work with and apply different tools to individual clients, partners, small and large groups and get ideas and the ability to work in different settings, including mainstream ones

  • How to adapt your teaching style to the needs and abilities of any given group of participants / students / clients and how to work with various group sizes.

  • How to lead the work in self-directing small groups, shape short choreographies or dance pieces.

  • You will learn how to write about your practice, and gain a simple understanding of how to promote and market your offer to achieve economic sustainability.



“If you are searching for clarity and inspiration, looking to be reinvigorated as a teacher, facilitator, coach and retreat into 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

What to Expect?

  • 17 days of working with Goran Bogdanovski and like-minded people in a simple co-living experience and close connection with nature.

  • By the end of our work together, you will have gained a new teaching skillset full of ingenious ways to inspire your students/participants/clients so they keep coming back to your classes, sessions, workshops, retreats…

  • Your growth in confidence will enable you to effortlessly guide a session that transmits a total embodiment of your authentic self and the topics you teach.

  • You will gain more hands-on experience in an effective well-rounded class, session, or workshop that is in synch with the abilities of your clients and the natural cycle of existence.

  • We will look at language, at how you communicate when leading, teaching, facilitating, coaching and examine if this can be developed in a more simple and concrete way.

  • Help in shaping and structuring your classes, workshops, programs…

  • Connecting with like-minded people in the program, you will be inspired and supported by how other participants teach.

  • You will also receive support and personalised attention throughout the program aimed at refining your passions and dreams so you can bring them to life!

  • You will have access to a constant stream of inspiration, concrete support, and honest feedback anytime you need it.

  • Step truly into your power to serve your students, clients, or your tribe from a place of total embodiment, dedication and awareness.

Dance Alchemy Teacher Training
Dance Alchemy Teacher Training
Dance Alchemy Teacher Training

Sample Daily Schedule

We work five full days, one-half day, and one day off. The following is the basic schedule that varies slightly to benefit the group and may need to be varied even more depending on the dynamics and the needs of the group.

8:00 - 9:00 am › Breakfast

9:00 - 12:00 am › Session 1

1:00 - 5:00 pm › Lunch & free time

5:00 - 8:00 pm › Session 2

8:00 - 9:00 pm › Dinner

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9-25 July 2021 / Slovenia

Price includes:

    • 17 days direct work with Goran Bogdanovski

    • Ficho institute "Dance Alchemy Teacher" certificate

    • Simple accommodation in the spacious dormitory

available single and double room for an extra charge
    • Organic vegetarian meals 3 times per day, water, tea, coffee

+ FREE GIFT: Online Teachers Course - Basic option / LIFETIME ACCESS

Not included:

  • International and local travel costs

  • Visa

  • Health and trip cancellation insurance

Limited places are available! Shorter attendance is also possible.



Not sure if this program is for you?

Schedule Your free call with Goran

or send e-mail to goran@fichoinstitute.com


What people are saying?

"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, 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

"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

" 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

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

I’m Goran Bogdanovski, 50 years old Holistic Dance Teacher, Transformational & Business Coach, Choreographer, Dancer ... and founder of Ficho Institute.

My life passion is helping people to step into the embodiment of their purpose, to fully creatively express and make all necessary transformations to achieve Flow & Abundance in their profession and business.

I have lived and breathed dance professionally since 1990 in the field of performing arts (classical ballet, contemporary dance, physical theatre, videos and film). In 2000 I had my own dance company, I choreographed performances and toured extensively around the world. As a director, manager, curator, producer... 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, Therapy, Personal growth, Team building, Business Strategy, and Leadership.

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


In fact, through teaching, mentoring, and coaching for the past 15 years in 23 countries, working with more than 3000 people, from non-professional movement lovers, professional dancers, people with disabilities, dance teachers, yoga teachers, martial artists, therapists, psychologists, coaches, professors, schools, managers, entrepreneurs, leaders…


I’ve discovered what functions clearly for any-body regardless of dance background, experience, or level of understanding dance, and created a Ficho method with more than 100 exercises, games, and 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 work so well, it makes it easy for anyone to implement, replicate or upgrade for their own needs.

read more about Goran

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