A Weekend Movement Medicine Workshop
with Movement Medicine Co-Founder, Ya’Acov Darling Khan
and Special Guests Manari Ushigua & Estas Tonne
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.
The focus of our work is to be present, to discover the calm at the centre of the storm and to come into relationship with the power of peace. On the way, we will connect to what we call the Unbroken, the resources that Movement Medicine gives us access to. From there, we can bring the reality of where we are into focus, move with and through whatever is true, seek guidance and support and through Movement Medicine ceremony, engage with the alchemical work that is ours to do.
(all times expressed are BST (British Summer Time)
3pm-5pm Gathering Resources
6pm-8pm Researching the Theme
8:15-9:15pm Q & A with YDK (This session is optional)
6:30-7:30pmIntegration & Completion
YOU CAN EXPECT:
I used to think peace was for space cadets and hippies. I even did my best to become one. But the way I fought for peace when I was in my 20’s was so full of resentment, rage and self-pity that unsurprisingly, it just created more aggravation in me, in my relationships and in the world around me.
In my apprenticeship in the Amazon, I experienced what it felt like to fight for my life. I discovered a lot about myself in that time, most of it genuinely embarrassing and all of it, quite a shock to my system. It turned out that everything I was fighting against was a reflection of some part of me that I didn’t accept. I was fighting my own projections. Doing this work didn’t put me on the spiritual bypass superhighway. It brought me down to earth and helped to clarify who I am and who I am not. I learned that only when I accept something in myself can I effectively work to change it beyond myself. I was delighted to discover that doing this work made me both more passionate about my own intent, and more relaxed about the outcome. In the end, nobody actually knows what’s going on here. We just have the story we tell and then, via meeting death in the form of change and dissolution of who we thought we were, we have the story we choose.
Although I sometimes fall back into that place of blame and resentment, and it always feels as bad or worse than the last time, I can no longer be there without that quiet voice inside me reminding me of everything I’ve already learned.
Whatever your level of experience, The Calm at the Centre of the Storm is designed for you if:
Can you hear that silence that is behind all the noise? Can you sense life’s invitation to you to step in and to step up - to deepen your medicine and your offering as we move through these stormy times? Transformation is an alchemical dance. All the ingredients are within you. The circle has limited space. If you hear the call, I am glad.
See you there. Be well. YDK