Standing At The Centre Of Your Own Circle

7 module Course with Ya’Acov & Susannah Darling Khan

Engaged Shamanism is Ya’Acov and Susannah’s unique approach to bridging the creative and inspiring experiences that shamanism brings with the day-to-day way we live our lives.

Over the last three decades they have been discovering how to live the most fulfilling lives possible on personal, relational and professional levels, by doing this for themselves. During that time, they have brought their work to literally thousands of people from a vast variety of backgrounds around the world. Their intention is to share the down-to-earth and inspiring set of tools and practices that they have developed and found so helpful in their own lives.

Course Overview

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

  • Learn the elementals of 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

Thank you for your attention to these important provisos about who this course is suitable for:

This course is for you if:

  • You have the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual stability, resources and support to engage in unsupervised, challenging, transformative, personal work and stay grounded and safe. If you have any doubt about this, please check with your doctor or health care professional.
  • You are ready to take responsibility for yourself on all the above levels, including being able to look after your physical body and its limits during the movement practice which is part of each module.

This course is NOT for you if:

  • You have any history with mental health issues or have been or are on any form of medication for mental health issues unless you have the full consent of your professional healthcare support teams (doctor, psychiatrist, therapist).
  • You are not able to take responsibility for your own physical, emotional, mental and spiritual stability while engaging in unsupervised challenging, transformative, personal work.
  • You don’t feel confident or are not able to look after your own physical body and its limits during the movement practice which is part of each module.

Enrol on This Course

  • Gain access to all 36 lessons, spread out across 7 feature rich and engaging modules.
  • Work through the content at your own pace and in your own time.
  • Receive a certificate of completion in honor of your learning journey.
  • Lifetime access: Return to this great circle whenever you feel called.

We offer a limited number of sponsorship places, please get in touch if you would like to fill out an application form

The Modules

Each module will include learning about aspects of the philosophy and practice of engaged shamanism as well as shamanic tools and taking shamanic journeys related to our subject. Between all modules, there will be simple preparation and integration tasks and practices to support you to make the most of our work together. After you finish this course, you'll receive a certificate of completion from Ya'Acov and Susannah to honour your learning journey.


Orientation and Intention


  • Meet your teachers, the work and the Tree of Life
  • Understand the course overview and the philosophy and practice behind it

Orientation and Intention

Introduction & the Tree of Life

  • Meet your teachers, the work and the Tree of Life
  • Understand the course overview and the philosophy and practice behind it
  • Work with the Tree of Life to become more rooted, fluid and connected

In the Centre of Creation

Center: Yin & Yang & the Dance Between them

  • Working with acceptance and intention
  • Acknowledging the great mystery and your relationship to it
  • Balancing receptive and active energies within yourself. Joining the power of acceptance together with the power of direction and intent

Stand In Your Own Ground

South: Working with the Element of Earth

  • Working with grounding and connection to the earth
  • Discovering interoception and deep grounding in your body and its instinctual, intuitive resonance with the element of earth
  • Shamanic journey to find the ground of your own being

Spark up your Lust for Life

East: Working with the Element of Fire

  • What turns you on, excites and motivates you?
  • Energising the system and moving your energy. Finding and embodying a clear ‘Yes!’ and a clear ‘No!’ and discovering your “second skin”
  • Shamanic journey to meet the spirit of the fire

Finding Flow

West: Working with the Element of Water

  • Developing fluidity in body, heart and mind
  • Working with purification, connection, ‘shape-shifting’ and ‘flow’
  • Shamanic journey to meet the spirit of the water

Flying with your feet on the Ground

North: Working with the Element of Air

  • Working with the ‘breath of life’
  • The gift of overview and recognising your unique soul print
  • Shamanic journey to meet the spirit of the wind

At the Centre of Your Circle: Working with the medicine wheel


  • Recap of the whole journey
  • Bringing it all together and being in a your own medicine wheel
  • Celebration and next steps

Your Teachers

Ya’Acov and Susannah are two of the foremost teachers of embodied consciousness. They are known for being heart-centred, funny, strong, passionate and compassionate human and humane teachers with more than 30 years of experience teaching worldwide in numerous cultures and situations. (See biography for more information)

“We have a deep commitment to go on learning, self-reflecting, and illuminating our own blind spots. We have created a unique body of work rooted in engaged, everyday shamanism and embodied consciousness. We are well known for bridging the inspiring experiences of shamanism with the down-to-earth realities of life as a human being in the 21st century. We look forward to working with you.”

The one most powerful compliment that I could offer you my sister Susannah, and my brother Ya’Acov is that your programs and your love, have given me additional tools and capability at this moment to remain grounded and centred during this devastating time ion our history. A time when our humanity lacks answers and direction; and a time when the unconscious among us are lost.
This is the precise moment that we must activate and maintain our most vibrant relationships with the great spirit masters and our connections with our ancestors. This is what I see as the most valuable teachings that you both and other masters
have shared with me, and I am grateful that I am able to serve humanity in some way as a result.

Michael P Hallé
Course Participant

Yaacov and Susannah are wonderful guides into the landscape of the body. Their guidance, sense of humor and spiritual truth never wears out. I have been supported to go deeper within and understand the community of life within myself. From this inner knowing I learn to relate differently to the outer world. The Online course "At the center of your circle" is a wonderful offer in beauty, music and drum and shared images that support the imagination. The course gives freedom and empowers each participant to journey on their own, in their time and create a unique path for themselves.

Kristin Glenewinkel
Course Participant
The course Standing at the Centre of your Own Circle had an immense effect on my life. That was the starting point of building a connection with the elements of life that miraculously brought me much closer to myself. This course is so rich that I went through it several times and always experienced something new. It became a permanent resource for me, a reference point where I can always come back to.
Kata Máthé
Course Participant