A three day long Workshop with Shaman & Movement Medicine Founder, Ya’Acov Darling Khan and special guests Manari Ushigua & Estas Tonne.
The Calm at the Centre of the Storm is a potent place of transformation. Join Ya'Acov and his international team on this intensive weekend long enquiry. Discover what it means to genuinely embody peace and learn to sit firmly in the seat of your own personal power.
Limited Spaces available.
Over the years, we have worked together in my village and in the UK, where every year I join Ya’Acov and Susannah’s Long Dance ceremony. So I have come to know him both as a friend and as a very genuine and compassionate shaman. He has put his knowledge in the service of healing through music, sound and movement, and leads very powerful ceremonies that transform thousands of people, helping them to deal with their suffering and answer their most important questions. He is a great healer who has helped me in my shamanic spiritual growth.
Ya’Acov is a gifted healer of the highest integrity. His work will help you understand, embrace and harness the power of your Inner Shaman. His words and guidance serve as a path to live with greater purpose and create a world where we can turn suffering into healing. Thank you, Ya’Acov, for being such a blessing, in and for our world.
Only a truly authentic leader could bring a book titled Shaman into existence, and there is no question that Ya’Acov Darling Khan deserves the honour. Shaman is an invitation not just to the younger generation, but to us all. To see our lives as canvasses ready to be made into art. To step up and into our true power and transform some of its most pressing issues. “We are made of star dust” Ya’Acov reminds us, and if we engage with Shaman like the blessed text it is, the possibility of transformation for ourselves and the world we occupy stands before us. May its message travel far and wide.
As a teacher, Ya’Acov is a “high voltage catalyser”, and working with him has changed my life and the way that I show up in the world. Welcoming shamanism is a subtle and organic process—one of deep alchemy and importance for these times—allowing the density of life to be transmuted into healing.
Working with Ya’Acov saved my life, and restored my mental health. I reclaimed my soul which had been lost in the complex conditioning of society and my unguided adventures with drugs and alcohol. The essence is this: healthy shamanism is deeply rooted in the practical day to day of life and may include but is certainly not all about ‘far out’ experiences.
It doesn't matter what cultural background you are from, Shamanism is nature's medicine. As we truly are, in connection with the nature around us and in us. We have lost this connection. Now is the time to turn this tide. We are ready to activate the medicine within us, now. From within us. Not from outside of us. Shamanism is a door to healing. To shake off your blinders, of all unnatural behaviors and beliefs and imposed dogmas. It is time to regain the trust again in who we are. For real.
TEACHER, SHAMAN & MOVEMENT MEDICINE FOUNDER
Ya'Acov has been studying and practicing shamanism all his life. When he was 21, he was hit by lightning and through this, began a three-decade-long journey of initiation. He has been recognised as a practicing shaman by Elder Shamans from the Sami (European tradition), and Achuar and Sápara peoples of the Amazon. Together with his wife Susannah, he is the Co-Creator of Movement Medicine, a contemporary and dynamic shamanic practice designed to support people from all walks of life to be who they are and give what they’ve got.
Ya’Acov’s work comes straight from the heart. He inspires people, often with great humour, to remember who they are. He is the best-selling author of Jaguar in the Body, Butterfly in the Heart (Hay House 2017), the creator of Shaman’s Song - Shamanic Journeys to Empower, Inspire and Re-Connect (Hay House 2018), and the Co-Author of Movement Medicine - How to Dance, Awaken and Live your Dreams, (Hay House 2009). His latest book, Shaman – Invoking Power, Purpose and Presence at the Core of Who You Are was published by Hay House in Spring 2020.
SHAMAN OF THE SAPARA PEOPLE
Son of the powerful Shimanu Imatini, Manari was appointed by his father as leader of the Sápara people to prevent their extinction. Manari is a ceremonial leader and spiritual healer. His specialty is the use and connection with medicinal plants for curing diseases of the modern world and the interpretation of dreams and different spiritual connections to care for and heal people.
A musician with a strong, bright expressive power who breaks the rules of contemporary show-business. A musician whose music is not a goal, but a tool that can liberate the human capacity for cognition of ourselves, as well as the surrounding reality. We will have the pleasure of Estas' music to help us soar into the wide-open space of embodied, heartfelt connection.
Photo credit: Geri Dagys.
Grandmother to Gaia, mother, daughter, partner and dancer; in the past I’ve worked all over the world in the organic food and other conscious business organizations as a marketing and creative director; prior to that I was a fashion and beauty photographer based in London. Today I am delighted to be a Movement Medicine teacher-in-training and absolutely over the moon to be part of the 21 Gratitudes team supporting Ya’Acov. I am looking forward to dancing with you soon.
Camille is a Venezuelan qualified Movement Medicine teacher and facilitator. She currently lives and works in Milan, Italy with her husband and daughter. She has been studying with Ya’Acov and Susannah Darling Khan since 2016. Her passion is to create a safe and nurturing space to explore our exquisite human-ness through movement, creativity, embodied coaching and deep connection with nature. Offering a unique blend of deep listening, focus and loving joyful celebration.
Duduzile's artistic means of expression is dance. Her favorite scent is the scent of the desert. She studied various styles of dance and graduated from the University of Cape Town, South Africa with a degree in contemporary African dance and psychology. With her work and research in the field of dance therapy and for her master's degree in cultural and religious studies, Duduzile examines the physical resources for healing and transformation in the human body.
I was born in the "cruelest month” April - in northern Italy in the mid 70’s. I am a Movement Medicine teacher in training, LGBTQI activist and vegan. At the moment I'm working as a tutor and an educator in school. I worked for many years in the theatre covering different roles. I love poetry, philosophy, jogging and my nephews and nieces.
When I feel sad, I go for a run, I dance, I sing and write. When I am happy, I go for a run, I dance, I sing and write. So, I usually dance, run, sing and write. Harlequin is the mask of the "commedia dell'arte” of my city. I love him because he reminds me of the dancing fool and somebody would say that he is a Shaman
I am an entrepreneur, business mentor, Gestalt coach and a life-long student of embodied learning. In 2000, I stepped onto a 5Rhythms floor and fell in love. My love for the dance led me to Movement Medicine in 2008 and to an Apprenticeship in 2019. Movement is my medicine - helping me heal old stories and activating the wisdom of my inner dancer. I hold space with a fierce heart, a joyful soul and a sensitive spirit. I am honored to be assisting Ya’Acov and supporting you.
I am a dreamer, a dancer, a healer. A global nomad and an inner voyager. A seeker of truth, my truth. I am a Movement Medicine Apprentice and soon to be Apprentice Teacher. I walk through this life, guided by the pulse of the lands, my bare feet on the soils, my heart beating in harmonised rhythm to my guiding stars, and the intelligence of the mystery woven into my cells by the wisdom keepers of this earth.
Bryn has been dancing for 10 years and started his journey with Movement Medicine in 2018 when he attended a three-day workshop with Susannah Darling Khan. He completed his Apprenticeship in 2019 and will be starting his Professional Training in 2021. He has trained in massage and Shiatsu and is particularly interested in how trauma manifests in the body. Bryn’s other professional work is as a senior structural technician for a multidisciplinary design company.