A Bridge Across the Arc of Time

Self Study online Course
with Ya’Acov Darling Khan

Part 3

For the Inner Shaman, the imaginal and the physical worlds are twins. The more we embody and understand this, the more we master our perception through the stories we tell.

We will dance into the mysterious and powerful spirit realms of a fully embodied life. Updating our vision for maximum creativity and fulfilment, with your past as your medicine and guided by the presence of benevolent death, the urgency and the miracle of now awakens. It's time to rise, take charge of your life, and re-commit to making a meaningful difference in the world.

For committed seekers

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.

The art of living responsibly & partnering with the Source

the structure

This is Part 3 of a 3-Part series, illuminating the step-by-step teachings in SHAMAN, Ya’Acov Darling Khan’s book, published by Hay House in Spring 2020.

Quality Teachings

Liberating structures to deepen your relationship with the Inner Shaman.

Audio Recordings

An evocative 20 minute audio introducing the theme for each module.

The Art of Ritual

Precise guidance creating down-to-earth, relevant, contemporary  ritual.

Engaged Shamanism

A wise and well-tested approach to shamanic practice.

Encounter Part 3 will Empower you to:

Find more ground and learn to trust your experience in the imaginal realm.
Discover the Movement Medicine Alchemical Process of Soul Retrieval and Renewal.
Work with the curated Movement Medicine process of the Inner Shaman’s Guide to Relationship.
Discover, strengthen and refine your role in changing the dream of the modern world.
Deepen your relationship with the cycle of life, death and rebirth that guides the Inner Shaman.

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working with ya'acov

the journey

Ultimately, the shaman’s role in the community and the inner Shaman’s role within the psyche are the same. To develop and deepen the connection between what we dream and how we act, between who we are and how we are in relationship, and to create ritual and initiations for the changes of season and the cycles of development throughout life.

Real Spirits & Imaginary Friends

As you work with your Inner Shaman, you'll probably come up against scepticism, either from others or from yourself. This is normal. We live in a world that has made the rational mind the emperor, so we are bound to question other perceptions of reality. I trust the spirits that guide me and when I am working in ritual or healing space, doubt is in the background, where it needs to be. However, without the allies of doubt, critical thinking and the checks and balances of human mentors and guides, there is only certainty. And certainty leads to the desert of dogma.

Diamonds In The Dark

How we imagine the world to be is how we perceive it to be. The Inner Shaman knows this and understands the importance of freeing the imagination from old stories and meanings that no longer serve them. In Module 2, you will learn to use the Movement Medicine™ SEER Process (Systemic Essential Energy Retrieval), an effective embodied soul retrieval process for discovering the high octane fuel that is stored in memories of the past.

1 + 1 + 3: The Inner Shaman's Guide To Relationship

The potential alchemy that the Inner Shaman brings to all their relationships is 1 + 1 = 3. Two embodied humans who are aware of themselves and able to expand that awareness to include each other will generate a creative and fertile space called conscious relationship. When both people care for that relationship as if it were a third entity, so much more becomes possible. In Module 3, we will take the time to gain an overview of 4 different areas of relationship. We will ask the Inner Shaman to help us to find a new vision for our relationships that is up-to-date and appropriate for who we are becoming.

It's All About We: Changing The Dream Of The Modern World

The shaman’s knowledge is direct. It’s not written in a holy book, it’s written in nature. Nature tells shamans about what's going on. Nature tells everyone. But many of us don't listen. The Shaman in you is listening. They aren’t caught in the storm of distraction that has descended on the modern mind. They know we’re all one family living on one Earth under one sky. And what we do to one another and to our environment, we do to ourselves. With only apocalyptic visions to guide us, our capacity to act powerfully is much reduced. In Module 4, we will become a hollow bone to receive a vision of the future that empowers us and guides us playing our role in creating that future.

Fulfilment: Your Life As A Shamanic Journey

The heart of a shaman’s life is in the integrity of their relationships – with themselves; their 1-1's; with their community, from their local plants, minerals and animals to the whole web of life: with the imaginal world, including their ancestors, descendants, spirits and allies; and with the Great Spirit. For the shaman, fulfilment isn’t just personal, it’s based on their love for and commitment to life. In Module 5, we will work with all we have learned to become more responsible, creative, present and empathic in all our relationships.

The Infinite Well: An Encounter With The Great Spirit: Shamanic Death & Rebirth

For the Inner Shaman, a good harvest involves experiencing an ever‐deepening connection to self, others, the physical world, the imaginal world and the Great Mystery that is behind it all. I call this place of connection to the divine the infinite well, and it is where I go, alone or with others, to nourish myself and find the resilience and courage to return and face the music with a spring in my step, a tear in my eye and a smile that is soul deep. Module 6 will be our time in ceremony together in which we will offer ourselves up to disappear in the dance and return, refreshed, renewed and more deeply in touch with the Source.

Integration: Completion Of The Encounter Series

Movement Medicine is all about learning to dance with whatever life brings. This means integration which means bringing what we learn in the dance onto the dance floor of life. Our final session of the workshop will be focused on gathering all the pearls from the journey, celebrating where we have got to, and making our commitments for the road ahead.
In honour of your learning journey, you'll receive a certificate of completion at the end of the course.
"Personal Power comes from the medicine we have made from our experiences. Choosing to use that power in service of who we are, life itself and the generations who will follow is the art of taking responsibility for our lives. From the work we have already done in Encounter 1 & 2, your Inner Shaman is perfectly placed to support you in that journey and to partner with the source."- Excerpt from Shaman.

ya'Acov darling khan

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.

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from the community

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.


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