Power, Presence & Purpose at the Core of Who You Are
We are delighted to present Part Three of Encounter, a three-part course. Parts One and Two are available to study here and both are prerequisites to be able to study Part Three. The work from Parts One and two will be strongly referenced throughout Part Three and you will get much more from the course by reviewing the work from Encounter One and Two. The whole three-part series is designed to take you, step-by-step, through the process of meeting, embodying and learning to work with your Inner Shaman on a day-to-day basis.
The Inner Shaman walks between the worlds of so-called dream and so-called reality. They are an enigmatic character, living out on the edge of the psyche, conversing with the spirits, entranced by the artistry and mystery of life. They are lifelong students of this intelligence as it moves through nature, the human body-heart-mind and the systems and structures that shape our experience of life. For those brought up in the industrialised world, the Inner Shaman is a dancer.
So many of us suffer from a loss of meaningful connection to soul in self, other and nature. To compensate, we consume more and more in the vain hope that we can fill the hole inside us, trashing ourselves and the planet in the process. The Inner Shaman creates the rituals and initiations to reconnect us to the bigger picture in which we see how the story we are telling imprisons or liberates our perception.
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.
Personal Power comes from the medicine we have made from our experiences. Choosing to use that power in service of who we are, life itself and the generations who will follow is the art of taking responsibility for our lives. From the work we have already done in Encounter 1 & 2, your Inner Shaman is perfectly placed to support you in that journey and to partner with the source.” Ya’Acov Darling Khan
As always, Movement Medicine is about the dance. And so, Encounter is not suitable for disembodied space cadets and vision junkies who think of shamanism as a competitive journey to have the most far out experiences as often as possible. This workshop is for you if you are determined to make the very most of your life, by embracing your biography and your ancestry as inspiration to be who you are and give what you came here to give.
As part of the course, it is very helpful to have access to the resources and materials that are available on our Study Hub. Throughout the course, Ya'Acov recommends various lessons and practices from the Hub to support your journey.
Listening Circle 1: Friday May 5 (90 minutes) morning or evening or Sunday morning May 7
n.b. Due to the fact that 5th May is also the Tribal Heart Beltane Ceremony, the evening Listening Circle for this week will happen at 5pm (UK time)
Listening Circle 2: Friday May 12 (90 minutes) morning or evening Sunday morning May 14
Listening Circle 3: Friday May 19 (90 minutes) morning or evening Sunday morning May 21
Listening Circle 4: Friday May 26 (90 minutes) morning or evening Sunday morning May 28
The workshop is carefully structured to bring you to the next step of embodied learning, as you build your4 bridge across the arc of time and dedicate yourself to partnering with the source.
However you choose to engage with the material, there are a couple of simple things you will need:
After you finish the course, you'll receive a certificate of completion from Ya'Acov to honour your learning journey.
Please understand that our workshops and courses are for personal training only. You are not being taught 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.
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.
I am delighted you heard the call of your Inner Shaman and are choosing to continue the journey with Encounter Part Three. I continue to 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