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.
Ya'Acov and tutors create an environment so dedicated to our having a rich, creative, fulfilling experience, it makes the entire journey rich, creative, fulfilling. Their skill at guiding us is unrivaled.
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.
I am a poet, shamanic dancer, and master of ceremonies. I am an apprentice of XamAM Alba Maria (Terra Mirim, Bahia, Brazil). I am a first generation Movement Medicine Teacher. Offerings Shamanic workshops, ceremonies and retreats Movement Medicine. Awakening the Wild community gatherings. Bridging Worlds - Circles of Men. bridgingworlds.online
Kristin Glenewinkel is a qualified Movement Medicine teacher graduated in 2016. Based in Switzerland, she built a dance community over the last 10 years in Basel. Kristin is a physiotherapist, mother and yoga teacher. Her understanding of the body supports her work in the dance. Her long training in buddhist meditation practice deepens her ability to hold space. She produced her first album with guided Movement Medicine journeys in german language in 2020.
Maaianne’s is the co-founder of Kufunda Village in Zimbabwe. Core to Kufunda’s work is enabling rural communities to become strong, empowered agents of their own destiny. Maaianne’s work in conscious dance, and creative group process supports individuals in waking to who they are and what they can be in community.
Tabitha is a recently graduated teacher of Movement Medicine who loves being alive in a body and is learning arabic flamenco. She is intending to move to Spain to begin the restoration of an oasis in the desert and the creation of a venue in which to teach. She loves to sing, walk and run barefoot, swim in rivers and the sea. She enjoys bringing as much laughter and liberation to as many as possible.Tabitha is a recently graduated teacher of Movement Medicine who loves being alive in a body and is learning arabic flamenco. She is intending to move to Spain to begin the restoration of an oasis in the desert and the creation of a venue in which to teach. She loves to sing, walk and run barefoot, swim in rivers and the sea. She enjoys bringing as much laughter and liberation to as many as possible.
The red earth of South Africa is my home and the natural world close to my heart. I love unwavering integrity, Friday afternoons, and honouring sun cycles. I find my healing through dance, ceremony, and daily beach connection. A doctor and medicine weaver, my wish is to merge scientific, modern-day medicine with ancient wisdom traditions.
A Movement medicine certified Teacher, a Spiritual Healer, an International Yoga Teacher and a Shamanic Worker.
More than 23 years experience of leading group work. Her work supports you for the unity of Body, Mind and Spirit, and assists you to connect to “Who you are.” For more information about Yuki, please visit her website : beyond3.jimdofree.com/
My name, Silvana, means “of the Forest”.
I love cycles, circles, circumferences and chocolate.
I am passionate about social innovation and cyclical living. I facilitate groups in Italy and abroad on Systems Transformation and Cycle Permaculture. My work is influenced by Manish Jain’s Unlearning pedagogy. I am a TEDx speaker and the co-founder of Ulab Hub Pordenone. I am a cycle mentor, trained at the Red School, a certified Movement Medicine teacher, the co-founder of Movement Medicine Italy and the Community Weaver of Conscious Dance Italy. I am Italian, a citizen of the world and nomad at heart.
Eliza is a medicine singer and a facilitator of transformational voicework and embodiment practices. She supports those she works with to bring their full, free selves into right relationship with the world, and walks with a fierce commitment to the powers of gentleness, truth, and the emergent intelligence of the field. She is a trained voice coach, a qualified yoga teacher, and a teacher and facilitator of Movement Medicine. She is carried forward by a dedication to the edge of what’s possible, and a real love for our humanity and for this dear earth.
I have danced and worked in this field of embodiment, Movement Medicine teaching and Movement Psychotherapy for many years: originally as a primary school and Special Educational Needs teacher in London and since then in Newcastle as a freelance artist, Movement Psychotherapist and dance/aerial teacher. I’ve also co parented 3 children.
This fulfilling, challenging field of work took a turn for the richer and the deeper when I started my apprenticeship with the School of Movement Medicine … this deepening has continued and Movement Medicine is now an embedded and deeply valued part of my resources, my work and my ways. My Movement Medicine teaching includes work in nature, ceremony, SEER and ritual, open classes and workshops. I work with teenagers, adults living with Parkinsons and with children and families. I also weave Movement Medicine into my groups and 1:1 work with pregnant women and new mothers.
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or on facebook at ‘active birth yoga north east’ or ‘The bare toed dance company’ or ‘Newcastle Dance Collective’.