Encounter Part 2

May 12 - June 2 2022

Course Overview

This is Part Two of a three-part course. Part One is available to study here and is the prerequisite to be able to study Part Two Live with Ya’Acov. The whole three-part series, which will take you step-by-step through the process of meeting, embodying and learning to work with your Inner Shaman, is available as a package.

Your Inner Shaman Recap

The Inner Shaman is part of your humanity. To encounter them and discover what they know is not reserved for some special brand of human being. They are as down to earth as you can get whilst remaining connected to the stars. They walk the bridge between how we imagine life to be and how it actually is. And discovering them is a matter of choice, practice, determination and often, humour. Your relationship with them, like all relationships, will deepen according to the time and attention you give it.

What will you Learn in Encounter Part Two - A Basket Full of Medicine?

Having met your Inner Shaman in Part One, it’s time to put them to work in service of your own deeper awakening. We’re going to hunt and gather the medicine they need to make the strongest impact possible in your day-to-day. Through A Basket Full Of Medicine, you will learn about:

  • How the Inner Shaman works with sexual energy as the sacred and powerful gift it is. 
  • How they utilise the animal instincts of the heart to become more awake, live with more integrity and follow the waters into the depths of surrender
  • How the Inner Shaman breaks the vicious cycle of the victim and the persecutor and engages the Movement Medicine archetypes to liberate their power
  • How the Inner Shaman is the Alchemist of healing and how they know the ways to transform the lead weight of the past into the pure gold of present moment awareness and connection.  

You'll be challenged to celebrate your strengths and be honest about your weaknesses. You'll be invited to study, practice and self-reflect. To be kind and yet honest with yourself will be an important key. 

Encounter Part Two continues the journey to activate and bring into your day-to-day life the teachings of SHAMAN, Ya’Acov Darling Khan’s book, published by Hay House in Spring 2020. 

Study Hub Explorer Pass

The cost of the workshop will include an explorer pass for the Movement Medicine Study Hub. Each week, Ya’Acov will be inviting you to include specific lessons in your practice. This brings a whole new resource to your study and it will help you to gain maximum benefit from the workshop.

The Structure

  • Daily practice and study
  • 6 live sessions with Ya’Acov on Thursdays & Sundays
  • A short audio teaching from Ya’Acov to introduce each module
  • Five 90-minute Listening Circles held by trained Movement Medicine Professionals
  • Once a week meeting with your Study Buddy

M1 – Thursday May 12 15.00-18.00 - Tender & Wild: The Shamanic Power of Sexual Energy

Listening Circle 1: May 13 18.00-19.30

M2 – Thursday 19 May 15.00 -18.00 - The Animal Intelligence of the Shaman’s Heart

Listening Circle 2: May 19 19.00 - 20.30

M3 – Sunday May 22 15.00 - 18.00 - Vicious Circles

Listening Circle 3: May 22 19.00 - 20.30

M4 – Thursday May 26 15.00 - 18.00 - Medicine Circles

Listening Circle 4: May 26 19.00 - 20.30

M5 – Sunday May 29 16.00 - 21.00 Lead into Gold - Initiation Ceremony

This session will incorporate a Listening Circle within the time

M6 – Thursday June 2 15.00 - 18.00 - Completion & Integration

Listening Circle 5: June 2 19.00 - 20.30

n.b. All times are UK and all sessions with Ya'Acov will be recorded and available for 6 weeks after the end of the workshop for you to repeat in your own time.

As always, each module is carefully structured to bring you to the next step of embodied learning, as you gather your basket full of medicine. By the completion of the workshop, you will have a strong ground and some powerful tools to work with to support you to continue to deepen your ongoing, everyday relationship to the Inner Shaman and the strength, resource and creativity they bring. 

You will also be eligible to continue the journey with Encounter Part Three,  taught live online by Ya’Acov, in March 2023.

The Time You'll Need

The workshop is an intensive journey over three weeks, incorporating live sessions with Ya'Acov each week, your Facilitated Listening Circle with a small group, a check-in with your study buddy, and your daily power hour.

The Workshop in Detail

MODULE 1: Tender & Wild

‘Originally, sexual pleasure was…….that which united humans with nature in general. When sexual feelings and religious feelings became separated from one another, the sexual……became the bad….the diabolical.’ Wilhelm Reich

Since everyone coming to Encounter Part Two will have completed Part One, let’s start in the deep end shall we? In Module one, we will explore this territory with the intention of healing and empowerment. For the Inner Shaman, sexual energy is the unbroken force of life itself. It is the source of their personal power and it is sacred, embodied and available not just for procreation, but for the whole art of creation for manifestation in life.

MODULE 2: The Animal Intelligence of the Shaman’s Heart

I never saw a wild thing sorry for itself.’ D.H. Lawrence

Module two focuses on your emotional intelligence. For the Inner Shaman, all the different expressions of the heart are like weather. And though they may prefer one weather to another, they understand fully that all weathers are necessary for a healthy human life enriched by relationship with the world around them. Learning to work with E-Motion (meaning Energy in Motion) gives the Inner Shaman a flexibility and strength that combines their animal instincts with their human capacity to reflect and be conscious of how emotion enriches life. 

MODULE 3: Vicious Circles

‘Shamanic Healing is a journey. It involves stepping out of our habitual roles, our conventional scripts, and improvising a dancing path.’ Gabrielle Roth

In modules three and four, our focus shifts to the archetypal. In a world in which we are educated to feel sorry for ourselves and to live inside the story of our own disempowerment, the Inner Shaman works to change this perpetual drain on their energy. For themselves yes. But also, for all that they love. The Inner Shaman has access to a circle of archetypes, each of which is medicine for the different aspects of the vicious circle that cause so much ongoing suffering in and for our world. In a very real sense, this is life-changing.

MODULE 4: Medicine Circles

Those who say forgiveness is a sign of weakness haven’t tried it.’ Archbishop Desmond Tutu

‘Name it to tame it’ is a useful phrase for the Inner Shaman. Having bravely entered the painful territory of how the roles in a vicious circle support the ongoing destruction of trust in ourselves, each other and life, it is time to explore the archetypal medicine that the Inner Shaman has available to them. The strength of the Inner Shaman is the direct result of the alchemical blend of The Wounder Healer, The Dancing Warrior, The Dancing Fool and The Wise Elder. In this module, our work will be to discover the powerful potential of how this works in you. 

MODULE 5: Lead into Gold: Initiation through Movement Medicine Ceremony

‘That’s what alchemists do. They show that when we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better to.’ Paolo Coelho

Module Five focuses on the alchemical process that is now available to you through this Basket Full of Medicine. For the Inner Shaman, lead (meaning the poison that we carry from our unhealed experience and that of our families and ancestors) is nothing more than an invitation to create gold. Why gold? Because gold is known for its stability – whatever you try to do it, it remains gold. This stability is the personal power of self-knowledge or the gold of the soul. From this ground, the Inner Shaman is ready to take responsibility for their lives.

MODULE 6: Integration And Completion

The Inner Shaman knows who you are and what that life force that’s beating your heart right now is capable of. And they know that the life of future generations is in all of our hands. They grieve for what we’ve lost, but they remain full of gratitude for the strong-hearted and courageous dreams of what we yet might create.’ Ya’Acov Darling Khan

Module six is where we bring all the elements of Encounter Part Two together, assess what we have learned, and turn our focus towards the road ahead. How might the Inner Shaman become an even deeper ally in all areas of your life: health, embodiment, ritual and dreaming, relationship and of course, your contribution to the world? What might be your next steps on the path? Integration is often underrated and yet it is the only way to bring the workshop experience into the dance of everyday life. The Inner Shaman knows that how we end one thing is how we begin the next. And so, completion and integration, since they are the next steps, are the most important ones on the journey so far. 

What you'll need

However you choose to engage with the material, there are a couple of simple things you will need:

  • It’s important that you have un-interrupted time for your study if at all possible. Turn off other devices and close the door if you can. Let people know that you are not available. Then tune in.
  • A steady internet connection
  • A journal or workshop diary to keep notes of your journey
  • Loose clothing to move in. Layered works best to keep you comfortable as you warm up and cool down.
  • A water bottle

Certificate

After you finish the workshop, you'll receive a certificate of completion from Ya'Acov to honour your learning journey.

Not a Training to Teach

Please understand that our workshops are for personal training only. You are not being taught to become a shaman or to offer this work to others. Participating in this workshop does not give you the right to share the material with others and by participating you are agreeing to that condition as part of the terms and conditions of participation. 

Disclaimer

It is vitally important that you have the inner resources and external support where necessary to keep you grounded and within your own capacity when participating in a powerfully catalytic process such as this course. This work is not for everyone. If you have a history of emotional or mental instability, please consult with a health care professional before continuing with the course. 


Finally

I am delighted you heard the call of your Inner Shaman and are choosing to continue the journey. I wish you all grace, self-care and a well-crafted blend of kindness and commitment as you travel through the landscapes that this work will no doubt catalyse in you. At any point in your work, if you find that the material that arises is too much to manage by yourself, it is incumbent upon you to make sure you get the support you need to be able to work with this material in a beneficial way. There is always support when we humble and empower ourselves enough to recognise that we need it and then ask. 

All the very best with your journey,
Ya’Acov Darling Khan

A 5 week evolutionary workshop to learn to use the powerful DIY shamanic healing tool, The Phoenix Process.

The Phoenix Process was developed by the Founders of Movement Medicine, Ya'Acov & Susannah Darling Khan. For the first time, this will now be offered online.

The 5-week Phoenix Workshop is designed to catalyse you into a new level of embodied awareness, enabling you to assume more responsibility for your life. You will be guided to see your whole life as a creative project and all that you carry within you as potential medicine for being who you are and giving what you’ve got.  

The Phoenix Process is a trauma aware soul retrieval and development process. It will help you to shift the balance of power inside yourself as you discover that for the soul, all that you carry within you is potential medicine for being who you are and giving what you’ve got.  The Phoenix is also a gateway workshop for those who wish to take part in any Movement Medicine Apprenticeship Programmes.

STUDY HUB EXPLORER PASS

For the first time, the cost of the workshop will include an explorer pass for the Movement Medicine Study Hub. Each week, Ya’Acov will be inviting you to include specific lessons in your practice. This brings a whole new resource to your study and it will help you to gain maximum benefit from the workshop.

THE STRUCTURE

  • Daily practice and study
  • 6 live sessions with Ya’Acov on Thursdays
  • A once-a-week audio teaching from Ya’Acov on the focus of the week
  • A once-a-week 90-minute Listening Circle on Fridays
  • Once a week meeting with your Study Buddy

NOT A TRAINING TO TEACH

Please understand that this workshop is for personal training only. I am not teaching you to share this work with others. Participating in this workshop does not give you the right to share the material with others and by participating you are agreeing to that condition as part of the terms and conditions of participation.

CERTIFICATE

After you finish this workshop, you'll receive a certificate of completion from Ya'Acov to honour your learning journey

DISCLAIMER

It is vitally important that you have the inner resources and external support where necessary to keep you grounded and within your own capacity when participating in a powerfully catalytic process such as this course. This work is not for everyone. If you have a history of emotional or mental instability, please consult with a health care professional before continuing with the course.

FINALLY

I am delighted you have heard the call for this programme. I wish you all grace, self-care and a well-crafted blend of kindness and commitment as you travel through the landscapes that this work will no doubt catalyse in you. At any point in your work, if you find that the material that arises is too much to manage by yourself, it is incumbent upon you to make sure you get the support you need to be able to work with this material in a beneficial way. There is always support when we humble and empower ourselves enough to recognise that we need it and then ask. 

As soon as you have been accepted on the workshop, please go to the pre-workshop preparation module and give as much to time to your preparation as possible.

See you on the workshop and wishing you all the very best with your journey,

Ya’Acov Darling Khan

The Art of Communication is an opportunity to learn and practise specific, learnable deep listening and speaking skills. Susannah Darling Khan has developed a toolkit of simple to learn skills to support human connectedness in these challenging times. These practices open the door to mutually transformative conversations in day to day life. Once learnt, this skill set can enhance all your relationships, for the rest of your life.


Workshop Schedule & Structure

*All times are GMT
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FRIDAY
6pm-8pm UK Time

SATURDAY
4:30pm-6:30pm UK Time
8pm - 9pm  UK Time                

SUNDAY
3:30pm-6pm UK Time
7:00pm-8:30pm UK Time

COURSE OVERVIEW

This is Part One of a three-part course. Part One is the prerequisite to be able to study Part Two Live with Ya’Acov in May 2022. 

Your Inner Shaman

The Inner Shaman is part of our humanity. To encounter them and discover what they know is not reserved for some special brand of human being. They are as down to earth as you can get whilst remaining connected to the stars. They walk the bridge between how we imagine life to be and how it actually is. And discovering them is a matter of choice, practice, determination and often, humour.

Your Inner Shaman will empower you to:

  • Reliably access the guidance of your Inner Shaman.
  • Work with the structure and alchemy of ceremony.
  • Build a resourceful daily practice; a refuge for your being.
  • Create an embodied sense of resilience.
  • Invoke power, purpose and presence at the Core of Who YOU are.

You'll be challenged to celebrate your strengths and be honest about your weaknesses. You'll be invited to study, practice and self-reflect. To be kind and yet honest with yourself will be an important key.

The Structure

Encounter is Part One of a three-part series. This workshop series is designed to activate and bring into your day-to-day life the teachings of SHAMAN, Ya’Acov Darling Khan’s book, published by Hay House in Spring 2020. 

M1 – Movement is the Medicine

M2 – Ritual & The Imaginal Realm

M3 – The Tree of Life & the Three Worlds

M4 – The Unbroken & Your Elemental Nature

M5 – The Hollow Bone: A Personal Encounter with An Ancient Friend

M6 – Completion & Integration

Each module will take you a step further, teaching you new skills that build on what you have already learnt. By the completion of the course, you will have a solid foundation, what we call a liberating structure,  to support you to deepen your ongoing, everyday relationship to the Inner Shaman and the strength, resource and creativity they bring. 

You will also be eligible for Encounter Part Two – A Basket Full of Medicine,  taught by Ya’Acov, beginning May 2022.

The Time You'll Need

As a self-study course, it is up to you to determine how long you wish to take to complete the modules. The full timings for each module are available as part of the materials in Module 1. To give you a sense, each module relates to a chapter in my book, Shaman, and so I suggest you read the chapter relating to each module as you begin the module. Each module begins with a 20 minute audio teaching, continues with an introduction, a time to focus and then the embodied practice. The embodied practice ranges from 20-45 minutes and leads you up to the ceremony for which you will need 1 hour 40 minutes.

Ya'Acov writes:

"I wanted the workshop to be a game-changer for people and therefore, I suggested that each day, participants took the time for their 'power hour,' a time to be with the process of Encounter in embodied enquiry. I believe that taking time to practice every day is super helpful for the process and I would suggest the same for you doing this as a self-paced course. The best way to do that would be to join the 21 Gratitudes Study Hub where you will find plenty of practice to support you in your journey. If the gates are closed when you check it out, join the waitlist and you will hear as soon as they are open.

It is important that you take the time you need for each step and it is much better to go at your own pace and take in the work than it is to feel pushed by an external schedule. Enjoy!" YDK

What you'll need

However you choose to engage with the material, there are a couple of simple things you will need:

  • It’s important that you have un-interrupted time for your study if at all possible, even if that is brief. Turn off other devices and close the door if you can. Let people know that you are not available. Then tune into the content and your own response to it.
  • Make sure to have a journal or course diary with you to keep notes of your journey, and use the Pause and Reflect lessons to good effect to write or to draw as part of your digestion.
  • Loose clothing to move in. Layered works best to keep you comfortable as you warm up and cool down.
  • A water bottle.

Two ways to Study

There are two possible modes of study for you for this course:

  1. Do the Course with a Tutored group over a 6-week time period. This way of working includes a Study Buddy, travelling alongside a group, and weekly Listening Circles held by a Tutor to hear and be heard.
  2. Self-Study: solo travel engaging with the work in your own timing. 

Solo Journey or Supported Study?

It’s important to decide whether you wish to do the course solo or tutored as part of a group. Working alongside others makes it more likely that you will engage at the level the course invites which in turn, makes it more likely that you will be able to extract the maximum juice from it. Consequently, we recommend the tutored version of the course.

Having said that, it is also true that Self-Study works perfectly well for those with high personal motivation and discipline in their practice. The choice is yours. For more information about available Tutored courses, click here.

Certificate

After you finish this course, you'll receive a certificate of completion from Ya'Acov to honour your learning journey.

Not a Training to Teach

Please understand that this course is for personal training only. I am not teaching you to become a shaman or to offer this work to others. Participating in this course does not give you the right to share the material with others and by participating you are agreeing to that condition as part of the terms and conditions of participation.

Disclaimer

It is vitally important that you have the inner resources and external support where necessary to keep you grounded and within your own capacity when participating in a powerfully catalytic process such as this course. This work is not for everyone. If you have a history of emotional or mental instability, please consult with a health care professional before continuing with the course.


Finally

I am delighted you have heard the call of your Inner Shaman and I wish you all grace, self-care and a well-crafted blend of kindness and commitment as you travel through the landscapes that this work will no doubt catalyse in you. At any point in your work, if you find that the material that arises is too much to manage by yourself, it is incumbent upon you to make sure you get the support you need to be able to work with this material in a beneficial way. There is always support when we humble and empower ourselves enough to recognise that we need it and then ask. 

All the very best with your journey,
Ya’Acov Darling Khan

The Calm at the Centre of the Storm is a potent place. I like to call it the power of peace because to genuinely embody peace is to sit firmly in the seat of your own personal power. We could all be more powerful than we are. And to have impact in the world, we need to develop personal power. And in order to do that, we need to create a healthy relationship with power itself. That possibility is the creative and healing focus of this 3-day Movement Medicine shamanic journey. 

Workshop Schedule & Structure

(all times expressed are BST (British Summer Time) 

FRIDAY
6pm-8pm Introduction      

SATURDAY
3pm-5pm Gathering Resources
6pm-8pm Researching the Theme 
8:15-9:15pm  Q & A with YDK (This session is optional)                  

SUNDAY
3pm-5pm Ceremony
6:30-7:30pm Integration & Completion

COURSE OVERVIEW

Whatever your level of experience, Embodied Listening will teach you:

  • A tool kit of specific listening skills to support your personal & professional communication.
  • That your attention is a Super-Power!
  • To become more present through reclaiming the territory of your body
  • How to cultivate your compassionate inner witness, the “Wise Elder”
  • How to bring your body, heart and mind to your listening and communication
  • What deep listening is and what it isn’t

Modules & Flow
The course will take you round a Wheel of Embodied Listening skills.

M1 - INTRODUCTION
M2 - PRESENCE: In the Centre
M3 - WARMTH & ACKNOWLEDGEMENT: In the East (Fire)
M4 - REFLECTION: In the West (Water)
M5 - RESONANCE: In the South (Earth)
M6 - OVERVIEW: In the North (Air)

Each module will take you a step further, teaching you new skills that build on what you have already learned. By the completion of the course, you will have a complete Wheel of Embodied Listening skills that will take you further and remain with you for your whole life.

Practising with a buddy or not?
As preparation for your journey with this course, it’s important to clarify whether you are doing the course with a practice buddy or practice buddies, in which case each of you needs to go through the course in sync with each other, as you build this skill set together, step by step. I suggest you make a clear contract about your commitment to each other and the course, including how often you will meet to practice together. If we don’t explicitly negotiate there, we can set ourselves (or each other) up for disappointment. Please note that if you are doing the journey with a buddy, then it is important to do the solo practices with yourself and your Wise Elder too.

Practising Solo
And if you are doing this Course solo, then may I extend a very warm welcome to you and to the solo journey which can be so profound. I suggest you make a clear and explicit contract with yourself (which is equally important) about how often you will meet with yourself to practise with your Wise Elder and take your next step with the course.

A Couple of Things you'll Need:

Whether you are working solo or with a practice buddy, there are a couple of simple things you will need:

  • It’s important that when you tune into the next step of the course content, you have un-interrupted time, even if that is brief. Turn off other devices, close the door, let people know that you are not available for the next half an hour. Then tune into the content and your own response to it.
  • Have a journal or course diary with which to keep notes of your journey, and, after each lesson, take a moment to feel your response to this material, and write it down.

After you finish this course, you'll receive a certificate of completion from Ya'Acov and Susannah to honour your learning journey.

I trust and hope that learning, practising and applying this skill set will touch your life and the other lives your life touches in a good way. I wish you very well with continuing your human journey with this tool kit of embodied listening skills.

All the very best with your journey,

Susannah Darling Khan

Ya’Acov has been working with the shaman’s drum for more than 25 years. In this course, he shares some of the fundamentals of working with the drum as well as guiding you on a shamanic journey to meet the apparently opposite powers of the jaguar and the butterfly.

Course Overview

In the three short modules, you will learn:

  • The basics about the power of the drum from master shamanic drummer Ya’Acov Darling Khan
  • Learn about the mother beat and the father beat and bring them together, a powerfully grounding and healing meditation
  • Gain confidence to use the drum as a tool for meditation, prayer and increasing your sense of presence

Benefits of working with the shaman’s drum:

  • A more focused mind
  • Deep relaxation that grows from that focus
  • More of a sense of rhythm in your body
  • A good way to check in with yourself
  • An ancient way to speak to the nature around you
  • An excellent way to feel more connected inside to outside with the imaginal world

Thanks again for joining us on this journey.

Sincerely,

Ya’Acov Darling Khan

Course Overview

In this course, through embodied learning, shamanic journeying, self-directed study and integration practices, you will:

  • Learn the fundamentals of Movement Medicine and what we call engaged shamanism
  • Work with the elements to create more connectedness, resourcefulness, strength and creativity for your day-to-day life
  • Remember and focus on what really matters to you
  • Discover, deepen and potentise the power of your imagination and how you can put it to work for the best interests of all that you care about
  • Work with and through the roots, trunk and branches of the Tree of Life and the 5 Elements in order to:
    • Stand in your own ground (Earth)
    • Strengthen your passion for life (Fire)
    • Deepen your flow (Water)
    • Illuminate the Soul’s journey (Wind)
    • Stand at the centre of your own circle
  • After you finish this course, you'll receive a certificate of completion from Ya'Acov and Susannah to honour your learning journey.

Some notes before you begin:

Before you start module one, there are a few preparations that will make the work we do together smooth. The modules are set up in sections and they will be titled as such. Although this allows you to do each module in smaller chunks, we suggest that you do each module in its entirety if you can.

Thanks again for joining us on this journey.

Sincerely,

Ya’Acov & Susannah Darling Khan

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