Full three-part shamanic drumming course with Ya’Acov Darling Khan.
Ya’Acov has been working with the shaman’s drum for more than 25 years. In this course, he shares some of the fundamentals of working with the drum as well as guiding you on a shamanic journey to meet the apparently opposite powers of the jaguar and the butterfly.
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In this introductory course to the Shaman’s drum, you will learn the basics about the power of the drum from master shamanic drummer, Ya'Acov Darling Khan. You will learn about the mother beat and the father beat and how to bring them together - a powerfully grounding and healing meditation.
Ya’Acov will introduce the Shaman’s Drum to you and give you more context, history and information that will support you to connect with the drum.
Ya’Acov will teach about finding your drum and you will learn to work with the mother beat and the father beat.
Ya’Acov will lead you on a shamanic journey with the drum, supporting you to be able to do the same for yourself with practice.
The benefits of working with the shaman’s drum:
After you finish this course, you'll receive a certificate of completion from Ya'Acov to honour your learning journey.
The author of the best-selling Jaguar in the Body, Butterfly in the Heart – the Real-Life Initiation of an Everyday Shaman (Hay House 2017), and the upcoming 'Shaman – Invoking Power, Purpose and Presence in the Core of Who YOU Are' (Hay House March 31 2020), is known for his blend of strength, humility and humour. He is acknowledged as a practicing shaman by the people who work with him world-wide and by many indigenous elder shamans and communities from the Arctic to the Amazon.
Travelling the world to work with groups delivering Movement Medicine, Ya’Acov has spoken to audiences across the globe at some on the most pre-eminent platforms driving the transformation of world culture and sustainability (California’s Esalen organisation, The Embodiment Conference), as part of line-ups which include our most influential voices of spirituality today including Marianne Williamson and Ken Wilber.
Ya’Acov’s message? Shamanism, and a shift from society’s focus on acquisition to reciprocity, is a powerful key to restoring our universal connection and solving our interpersonal and world issues in the process.
Ya'Acov, the great-grandson of refugees, was raised near Liverpool. As early as age 7, though he wouldn't have known to call it that at the time, he felt drawn to the down-to-earth connection with the spirit world that shamanism invites.
With age, the calling to explore this world intensified. After struggling for years to come to terms with a perception of life that only traditional Shamanism could explain, it was being struck by lightning on a golf course that proved to be the awakening which was to change the course of his life forever.So began Ya’Acov’s three decades of study and practise with spiritual teachers and Elder Shamans from the Sami (European tradition), and Achuar and Sápara peoples of the Amazon.
“Along the way I had to carve out a sense of normality and accept that this being’s soul, speaks the language of dance, ritual and prayer. I have come to recognise the fact that reawakening a sense of the magic, potential and splendour of creation in as many people as possible, is the blessing I am lucky enough to call my job!” says Ya’Acov.
His work is inspiring, contemporary and practical, and Ya’Acov’s audience includes people from all walks of life. In a time in which western society has become disconnected from ancestral and natural wisdom, much of his work is about education and removing the unhelpful mystique of the term ‘Shaman,’ meaning traditional healer.
His 32-year marriage and partnership with ‘Movement Medicine Woman’ and wife, Susannah, with whom he is Co-Director of The School of Movement medicine and Co-Author of Hay House published Movement Medicine, forms the loving foundation and union for a life dedicated to the transformation of our world.
“As a species, we are in a crisis. Our work? To reach as many people as possible and support them to know who they really are, find their purpose and live meaningful lives.”
This course is brilliant. I have been a drum maker for over 20 years and can say that working with the drum has changed my life forever. Yacov’s teachings are clear and practical and filled with a depth that can only be reached by dedicated and surrendered practice. His way of teaching reaches the heart and made me pick up the drum and join him right away. Anyone that follows this course will find a path that leads straight into the essence of this ancient way of the shaman’s drum.
Thank you so much for the Shaman’s Drum course Yaacov Darling Khan. Just watched the final on a coach en route to Heathrow-bridging .worlds of the practical and the magic. Really enjoyed the clarity, passion and groundedness of your teaching. Hope there will be more of these short courses. Much gratitude.
I have just completed the three modules of the The Shaman’s Drum and wanted to let you know how truly moving this experience has been for me. The ’traditions’ that you shared provided meaning and foundation to better understand the importance of drumming, which I had never previously known. My experience has been so important and enjoyable that I have also just enrolled in your course ‘Standing at the Centre of Your Own Circle: The Elementals of Engaged Shamanism’ which I can’t wait to begin!