Encounter Part 3 is open to those who have completed Parts 1 & 2. If you're committed to the ongoing development of your medicine then this journey is for you.
Encounter is not suitable for disembodied space cadets and vision junkies who are lost in self-focus. It is for those who 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.
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 new book, Shaman – Invoking Power, Purpose and Presence at the Core of Who You Are was published by Hay House in Spring 2020.
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.
Working with Ya'Acov is a gift. So grounded and committed to truth with a humility which belies the depth and gravitas of his life and professional experience, to have the privilege of working with him is to say a resounding yes to your own healing and expansion. Unquestionably one of the most powerful and authentic teachers I have experienced, I cannot recommend him more highly.
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.
I bow to you both and your team for this amazing work and always beautiful setup. The music is deep and intelligent to ride the wave - to take me behind the known - to take me home through the shadows
I started going through the process of ritual while reading the Shaman book not knowing about the Encounter course. Having Ya'Acov present the rituals in a guided step by step process during the live sessions is gold. I found it embedded the content much deeper than I could have with only the book. The book is a great reference and refresher.