Encounter Part 2 (Workshop) | Movement Medicine Online

Encounter Part 2 (Workshop)

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May 12 - June 2 2022

Course Overview

This is Part Two of a three-part course. Part One is available to study here and is the prerequisite to be able to study Part Two Live with Ya’Acov. The whole three-part series, which will take you step-by-step through the process of meeting, embodying and learning to work with your Inner Shaman, is available as a package.

Your Inner Shaman Recap

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.

What will you Learn in Encounter Part Two - A Basket Full of Medicine?

Having met your Inner Shaman in Part One, it’s time to put them to work in service of your own deeper awakening. We’re going to hunt and gather the medicine they need to make the strongest impact possible in your day-to-day. Through A Basket Full Of Medicine, you will learn about:

  • How the Inner Shaman works with sexual energy as the sacred and powerful gift it is. 
  • How they utilise the animal instincts of the heart to become more awake, live with more integrity and follow the waters into the depths of surrender
  • How the Inner Shaman breaks the vicious cycle of the victim and the persecutor and engages the Movement Medicine archetypes to liberate their power
  • How the Inner Shaman is the Alchemist of healing and how they know the ways to transform the lead weight of the past into the pure gold of present moment awareness and connection.  

You'll be challenged to celebrate your strengths and be honest about your weaknesses. You'll be invited to study, practice and self-reflect. To be kind and yet honest with yourself will be an important key. 

Encounter Part Two continues the journey to activate and bring into your day-to-day life the teachings of SHAMAN, Ya’Acov Darling Khan’s book, published by Hay House in Spring 2020. 

Study Hub Explorer Pass

The cost of the workshop will include an explorer pass for the Movement Medicine Study Hub. Each week, Ya’Acov will be inviting you to include specific lessons in your practice. This brings a whole new resource to your study and it will help you to gain maximum benefit from the workshop.

The Structure

  • Daily practice and study
  • 6 live sessions with Ya’Acov on Thursdays & Sundays
  • A short audio teaching from Ya’Acov to introduce each module
  • Five 90-minute Listening Circles held by trained Movement Medicine Professionals
  • Once a week meeting with your Study Buddy

M1 – Thursday May 12 15.00-18.00 - Tender & Wild: The Shamanic Power of Sexual Energy

Listening Circle 1: May 13 18.00-19.30

M2 – Thursday 19 May 15.00 -18.00 - The Animal Intelligence of the Shaman’s Heart

Listening Circle 2: May 19 19.00 - 20.30

M3 – Sunday May 22 15.00 - 18.00 - Vicious Circles

Listening Circle 3: May 22 19.00 - 20.30

M4 – Thursday May 26 15.00 - 18.00 - Medicine Circles

Listening Circle 4: May 26 19.00 - 20.30

M5 – Sunday May 29 16.00 - 21.00 Lead into Gold - Initiation Ceremony

This session will incorporate a Listening Circle within the time

M6 – Thursday June 2 15.00 - 18.00 - Completion & Integration

Listening Circle 5: June 2 19.00 - 20.30

n.b. All times are UK and all sessions with Ya'Acov will be recorded and available for 6 weeks after the end of the workshop for you to repeat in your own time.

As always, each module is carefully structured to bring you to the next step of embodied learning, as you gather your basket full of medicine. By the completion of the workshop, you will have a strong ground and some powerful tools to work with to support you to continue to deepen your ongoing, everyday relationship to the Inner Shaman and the strength, resource and creativity they bring. 

You will also be eligible to continue the journey with Encounter Part Three,  taught live online by Ya’Acov, in March 2023.

The Time You'll Need

The workshop is an intensive journey over three weeks, incorporating live sessions with Ya'Acov each week, your Facilitated Listening Circle with a small group, a check-in with your study buddy, and your daily power hour.

The Workshop in Detail

MODULE 1: Tender & Wild

‘Originally, sexual pleasure was…….that which united humans with nature in general. When sexual feelings and religious feelings became separated from one another, the sexual……became the bad….the diabolical.’ Wilhelm Reich

Since everyone coming to Encounter Part Two will have completed Part One, let’s start in the deep end shall we? In Module one, we will explore this territory with the intention of healing and empowerment. For the Inner Shaman, sexual energy is the unbroken force of life itself. It is the source of their personal power and it is sacred, embodied and available not just for procreation, but for the whole art of creation for manifestation in life.

MODULE 2: The Animal Intelligence of the Shaman’s Heart

I never saw a wild thing sorry for itself.’ D.H. Lawrence

Module two focuses on your emotional intelligence. For the Inner Shaman, all the different expressions of the heart are like weather. And though they may prefer one weather to another, they understand fully that all weathers are necessary for a healthy human life enriched by relationship with the world around them. Learning to work with E-Motion (meaning Energy in Motion) gives the Inner Shaman a flexibility and strength that combines their animal instincts with their human capacity to reflect and be conscious of how emotion enriches life. 

MODULE 3: Vicious Circles

‘Shamanic Healing is a journey. It involves stepping out of our habitual roles, our conventional scripts, and improvising a dancing path.’ Gabrielle Roth

In modules three and four, our focus shifts to the archetypal. In a world in which we are educated to feel sorry for ourselves and to live inside the story of our own disempowerment, the Inner Shaman works to change this perpetual drain on their energy. For themselves yes. But also, for all that they love. The Inner Shaman has access to a circle of archetypes, each of which is medicine for the different aspects of the vicious circle that cause so much ongoing suffering in and for our world. In a very real sense, this is life-changing.

MODULE 4: Medicine Circles

Those who say forgiveness is a sign of weakness haven’t tried it.’ Archbishop Desmond Tutu

‘Name it to tame it’ is a useful phrase for the Inner Shaman. Having bravely entered the painful territory of how the roles in a vicious circle support the ongoing destruction of trust in ourselves, each other and life, it is time to explore the archetypal medicine that the Inner Shaman has available to them. The strength of the Inner Shaman is the direct result of the alchemical blend of The Wounder Healer, The Dancing Warrior, The Dancing Fool and The Wise Elder. In this module, our work will be to discover the powerful potential of how this works in you. 

MODULE 5: Lead into Gold: Initiation through Movement Medicine Ceremony

‘That’s what alchemists do. They show that when we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better to.’ Paolo Coelho

Module Five focuses on the alchemical process that is now available to you through this Basket Full of Medicine. For the Inner Shaman, lead (meaning the poison that we carry from our unhealed experience and that of our families and ancestors) is nothing more than an invitation to create gold. Why gold? Because gold is known for its stability – whatever you try to do it, it remains gold. This stability is the personal power of self-knowledge or the gold of the soul. From this ground, the Inner Shaman is ready to take responsibility for their lives.

MODULE 6: Integration And Completion

The Inner Shaman knows who you are and what that life force that’s beating your heart right now is capable of. And they know that the life of future generations is in all of our hands. They grieve for what we’ve lost, but they remain full of gratitude for the strong-hearted and courageous dreams of what we yet might create.’ Ya’Acov Darling Khan

Module six is where we bring all the elements of Encounter Part Two together, assess what we have learned, and turn our focus towards the road ahead. How might the Inner Shaman become an even deeper ally in all areas of your life: health, embodiment, ritual and dreaming, relationship and of course, your contribution to the world? What might be your next steps on the path? Integration is often underrated and yet it is the only way to bring the workshop experience into the dance of everyday life. The Inner Shaman knows that how we end one thing is how we begin the next. And so, completion and integration, since they are the next steps, are the most important ones on the journey so far. 

What you'll need

However you choose to engage with the material, there are a couple of simple things you will need:

  • It’s important that you have un-interrupted time for your study if at all possible. Turn off other devices and close the door if you can. Let people know that you are not available. Then tune in.
  • A steady internet connection
  • A journal or workshop diary to keep notes of your journey
  • Loose clothing to move in. Layered works best to keep you comfortable as you warm up and cool down.
  • A water bottle


After you finish the workshop, you'll receive a certificate of completion from Ya'Acov to honour your learning journey.

Not a Training to Teach

Please understand that our workshops are for personal training only. You are not being taught to become a shaman or to offer this work to others. Participating in this workshop 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. I 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