: . TEMPLE OF DANCE ISRAEL, Zichron Yaakov . :

Temple of Dance Israel is located in the mountain village of Zichron Yaakov, a 50 minute train-ride from Tel aviv and a 25 minute drive from Haifa.    At Temple of Dance Israel, Zola offers Intensive weekly courses, special workshops,dance meetings for El Ha’Ela Ritual Dance Ensemble, &  unique events with guest teachers.  She also offers personal, semi-private and Skype lessons.  Please CONTACT Zola for further inquiries.

Weekly Intensive Course A special opportunity for women who are able to *commit* to a weekly experience into the holistic dance language through deepened immersion.  Once a week we gather to learn the foundations of the curriculum – we learn the holistic dance language vocabulary, participate in healing movement practice, and  physical/spiritual training.  This work focuses on the inner healing aspects of the work, which is why we create a closed circle, where a foundation of trust may develop between all present.

El Ha’Ela Ritual Dance Ensemble Meeting Following the course, there is a dance meeting to dive into the El Ha’Ela Ritual Dance Ensemble work, where we study ritual sequences, learn a unique system of mudras and practice more advanced technique.  Ultimately these experiences guide a process to bring the healing aspects and art  of what we do behind closed doors- to the “outside” world through public presentation.   Inspired by the ancient temple dancers, whose subtle  expression and powerful dance, brought prayers to life and uplifted humanity through their dance,  the ritual sequences are a form of movement prayer with the same intention.  These meetings  are not open for all – yet for those who are called, there are opportunities to join based on availability,  commitment and bodily awareness.

Upcoming Workshops with Guest Teachers

  • Stay tuned for a workshop combining ancient wisdom of Kabalah teachings with movement & sound meditation
  • Stay tuned for special monthly workshops about the healing, spiritual & medicinal properties of essential oils more details T/B/A

Schedule ~ Temple of Dance Israel


September 12 – October  24, 2017
7 meeting series in Zichron Ya’aqov

Tuesdays (yom shlee shee) from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Weekly 4 hour meeting includes: 

-opening ritual circle

-seated and movement meditation
-earth/grounding practices
-healing work
-energetic practices
-heart-opening practices

-pelvis-releasing practices
-womb healing and empowerment
-development of subtle expression, body language and communication
-deep physical training
-ritual sequences
-jedi training for contemporary women
-medicine movement drawn across time and worlds
-exposure into different cultural dance languages including: Sufi whirling, Cygani (gypsy), Indian & Balinese Temple dance, Indo-Persian & beyond
-mudra Development
-cultivation of life practices 

*Pre-registration is required for all experiences


                                                               SCHEDULE – Upcoming Special Workshops in Israel:

September 8, 2017
10am – 12pm
2 hour Intro to Holistic Dance Language
For more info, please contact Nitzan: [email protected]

Ganei Am (near Kfar Saba):
September 16, 2017
10 am – 2pm
Holistic Dance Language workshop
For more info please contact Adi: [email protected] or mobile: 054-4640641

Kibbutz Amir
November 18, 2017

10 am – 2pm
Holistic Dance Language workshop
For more info, please contact Shahar Karny: [email protected]

Zichron Ya’aqov
November 24, 2017
10 am – 2pm
Closing Holistic Dance Workshop for 2018 in Israel
For more info, please contact Yehela Shmoosh: [email protected] or  0535202155

Ma’qamat Core Faculty
A *new dance program at esteemed music school in Tzfat will soon begin.  Please stay tuned for upcoming schedule!

Recommended especially for those most interested in the therapeutic benefits of the curriculum, those who have injuries which make it difficult to participate in group experiences, or those who simply wish for individualised attention To schedule, please CONTACT us

Organizers who wish to arrange special workshops, retreats or events , this is a wonderful way to experience the work more deeply for communities who may live too far to travel to Zichron Ya’akov on a weekly basis.  Zola has offered workshops all over Israel, from the deserts of the South, to magical Tzfat and beyond.  She has been a featured teacher at festivals including the Sufi Festival, BodyWays Festival, Festival Nataraj, La Indiga Festival, Zorba festival and more.  For more information please inquire HERE

For those interested to go deeper and to prepare for ritual performance offerings or to join the El Ha E’la Ritual Dance Ensemble, please inquire.