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Issue: June Newsletter
The Ways in which We Grow, Heal and Be Well, Together

By Hanna Maria
Welcome to this newsletter and thank you for being a part of our journey and the School by being a part of our community. In this issue, we like to honour Anna Halprin, who passed away 24 May 2021, and who was a very strong, inspiring and influential woman in the field of dance. When looking for a ‘newsletter-theme’, I saw this thread between the work of her, that of Susannah and of Ya’Acov: Living with dance and community as integral part of life, living, healing and creating.

The work of Anna Halprin, Susannah and Ya’Acov had/has dance, social and environmental concerns, community building, emotional healing and nature connection woven into it. Deep and powerful dance and embodiment processes are used for personal, physical, emotional, collective and environmental healing, for peace, for community building, for learning, etc. All three, out of their own lived experience and explorations, have added valuable patterns and colours to the tapestry of ‘how to become and be well as human being, how to heal and be all of what we can be’.

Healing and transformation through dance, community and movement as a way of life appears in all three life stories and the meeting of life with and through the body and dance, together with others.

And this is exactly what helps us grow, heal and be well, together.

  • Dancing together, of course
  • Co-creating dance pieces together
  • Processing trauma through body and movement
  • Infusing performance with our personal healing stories
  • Learning how to be and feel save with each other, so we can heal
  • Journeying through the multi-layered Movement Medicine landscape
  • Embodied Listening, and really being there and present with and for each other
  • Making peace with our own power and so empowering ourselves to remain strong and resourceful

Yay! for living in a time where there are so many people doing such wonderful work and where there is so much available for personal and collective healing and transformation. A truly unique time with truly unique people and offerings around ...

And, as much as I personally prefer in-person workshops and learning, nowadays a lot of us have access to large amounts of online-offerings, which are probably easier to fit into our schedules and make many healing modalities more accessible to more people.

Bellow are our upcoming events, two of which are provisionally planned live-events, which might still have to get cancelled.

Much Love to you all,

Upcoming events and workshops including the start of another Movement Medicine Apprenticeship:

3 June: Calm at the Centre of the Storm with Ya’Acov DK.
Facebook Event, Life Talk, Mini-Practice and Q&A with Ya’Acov.
Hang out with Ya’Acov for an hour, as he introduces one of his powerful new creations, a new online workshop “Calm in the Centre of the Storm”, for deep personal growth, learning and healing.
For more information follow this link.

4–6 June: Calm at the Centre of the Storm the Power of Peace in Times of Change
with Ya'Acov Darling Khan.
A 3-day online shamanic workshop.
Dive into the strong process of rediscovering your relationship with your power. Find the well of peace at the centre, which the kind of power brings that is well owned, understood and celebrated. If we can own and be at peace with the magnificent power we all hold inside, we have a great ally that enables us to give all we came to give, without any holding back.
For more information follow this link.

19th June: Tribal Heart Solstice Ceremony with Ya'Acov and Susannah. Online.
With Special Guests Ayla Schafer, Joshua Wenzl and DJ Reuben DK.
Dance your heart out, in your living room, your kitchen, or wherever you find space at home. In the dance we resource ourselves through our connection to each other, the dance and spirit. We dance together to remember the light we came to shine and what’s really important to us. We dance for all life, for the cycles of the year that hold us, for pure joy of being alive and connected, and in deep gratitude for earth and all that sustains us here.
19.00–22.15 UK time
For more information follow this link.

4–12 September: Initiation with Susannah (supported by Ya'Acov). Rill Estate, Devon, UK.
Initiation is an intensive 10-day retreat during which the dancers are invited and guided to embody and dance through the rich landscape of all nine life cycles from conception to death. This deep journey includes play, deep processes, and the support of the group and teachers. This workshop is an extraordinary, life-changing, colourful, profound and rewarding journey; and it is one of the prerequisites for the Apprenticeship Training.
Contact Roland: +44 1803 762255;

AND, we are starting another Movement Medicine Apprenticeship:
23 Sep
–3 Oct: MM Apprenticeship Module One near Prague, Czech Republic.
There are few places available for the Movement Medicine Apprenticeship with David Mooney and Yasia Leiserach, which will start in September 2021. The Apprenticeship will be offered in a new format, responding to the current situation and restriction, in a hybrid model of a combination of online and in-person meetings.
For more information please contact

25–26 September: En-Tranced: Walking Between the Worlds with Ya’Acov Darling Khan. Paris, France.
With the archetypal energy of the inner Shaman, we discover how deeply we are connected to the web of life here, seen and unseen. We can bridge the perceived disconnection between ‘dream’ and ‘reality’ and find that which always is unbroken and which always shows us where we are headed.
Contact Pierre-Henri:
+ 33 615 325 816;

13–17 October: Embodied Leadership with Susannah Darling Khan. Waldhaus, Switzerland.
What a great combination – Leadership training through the playful and embodied work of Movement Medicine! This workshop offers a safe and very well guided space to explore various facets and qualities
required in leadership and co-creation, such as congruence, clarity, self-trust and the ability to guide creative team-work. Personal authority together with the skill to co-create makes great leaders and brings these beautiful qualities into your personal life too. Come along to dance, to play, to co-create and to remember that everyone is a leader.
Contact Kat Forester: +39031 221 279;

22–24 October: The Infinite Well with Ya’Acov Darling Khan. Winterthur, Switzerland.
In this weekend workshop we will travel through the five dimensions of relationship (with self, other, community, spirit and Source (Well). We will visit each one of these dimensions,
learning how we show up in these relationships and how we might like to show up differently.
Contact Monika Dittli: +41 78 738 8470;

19–23 December: Returning Home with Ya’Acov and Susannah. Waldhaus, Switzerland.
This annual workshop of story telling, art, dance and ritual, invites participants to reflect on the year that has past and conceive new dreams of another year ahead. Set amidst the mighty mountains of the Swiss Alps, this retreat provides an invitation to return to the essence of who you are, let go of what has been, plant new seeds and nurture your connection to community and to all life.
Contact Roland Wilkinson: +44 (0)1803 762255;

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The views expressed here do not necessarily represent the views of the School of Movement Medicine. Roland Wilkinson, Nappers Crossing, Staverton, Devon TQ9 6PD, UK Tel & Fax +44 (0)1803 762255 http://www.