Fri 12 Apr - Sun 14 Apr 2024
Solution Dance Centre, Cornelis van Uitgeeststraat 4, Zaandam, Netherlands, 1508 EH
Saryo van Lakerveld: Click to Show Email or +31 (0)648152072.
€285 (full price), €245 (before 29 February 2024)
This event ended on Sun 14 Apr 2024.

A Movement Medicine® Spring Equinox Journey

Led by Ya’Acov Darling Khan

Ecstasis, literally meaning ‘to stand outside oneself,’ is a state that has been available to humans across culture and time. It can arise at any time, and it tends to give deeper context and meaning to our lives. It can refer to grief as well as joy and through it, we can gain valuable insight and guidance into our lives and what actually matters most to us.

Movement Medicine is an embodied practice rooted in the ancient traditions and contemporary expressions of ecstatic dance and alchemy.

As the earth awakens and new life blossoms around us, this is the perfect opportunity to align ourselves with the natural world’s cycles, giving ourselves over to the dance, initiating a deep spring cleanse, and awakening your creative spirit from its winter dreaming. To do this, we will cultivate an intimate connection with the triple-woven wisdom of the body-heart-mind through interoceptive practice and embodied presence.

During this weekend journey, you will:

  • Touch into the rich history and origins of ecstatic dance, rediscovering its timeless capacity to heal, connect, and transform.
  • Foster self-awareness and enhance your capacity for authentic connection with your body-heart-mind and the space and people around you.
  • Reawaken your innate connection to the elements, all of which can be powerful allies in your capacity to ‘dance with what life brings.’
  • Participate in Movement Medicine ceremony, rooted in grounded ecstasis, to honour the revitalising energy of spring, ask for guidance and set intentions for the season of rebirth and renewal.
  • Take the time to integrate the experience so you can bring the wisdom gained back into the fertile ground of your day-to-day life.

Ya’Acov has been studying and practicing shamanism all his adult life. When he was 21, he was hit by lightning and through this, began a three-decade-long journey of initiation. As well as an 18-year apprenticeship with Gabrielle Roth in what we described in the 1980’s as ecstatic dance, 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 movement practice designed to support people from all walks of life to be who they are and give what they’ve got. Ya’Acov’s work comes from the heart. He inspires and challenges people, often with great humour, to become more real and present.

He is the author of Jaguar in the Body, Butterfly in the Heart (Hay House 2017), the creator of Shaman’s Song – Shamanic Journeys to Empower, Inspire and Re-Connect (Hay House 2018), and the Co-Author of Movement Medicine – How to Dance, Awaken and Live your Dreams, (Hay House 2009). His latest book, Shaman – Invoking Power, Purpose and Presence at the Core of Who You Are was published by Hay House in Spring 2020.