Wed 13 March 2019 - Sat 16 March 2019 | 6:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Meever - Mitzpe Ramon, Mitzpe Ramon, 2280 NIS


The Alchemist’s Garden
March 13-16, 2019

Exploring Emotional Intelligence through the 5 Chambers of the Heart
Movement Medicine Shamanic Practice with Ya’Acov Darling Khan

The Alchemist’s Garden is Movement Medicine for the heart. The dancer inside you knows how to shape, energise, communicate and let go of whatever arises in the dance. For the dancer, all experience, be it physical, emotional or rooted in the mind, is another invitation to create with life.

The Alchemist’s Garden retreat reminds us of what e-motion (energy in motion) is for. When we bring together the kinaesthetic intelligence of the body, the consciousness of the embodied mind, and the instincts of our animal hearts, we become much more aware of the choices we are making either consciously or unconsciously. These choices affect our perception and therefore our experience of life.

The body was made to dance. And when we truly set the dancer inside us free, we will inevitably meet the places inside us that remain colonised by past pain or trauma. Our intention will be the transformation of the lead of our personal and ancestral histories into the gold of present moment awareness. We will work with the five chambers of the heart (awakening, integrity, surrender, gratitude and grace) as a medicine wheel. This alchemical process works directly with the physical structure of the body to strengthen our core and create energetic support for the heart. Through this process, we will dispel ancient shadows and recover the instinctive and intuitive power of the embodied heart.

Part of our work is the creation of a temple of installations. These installations will form the bedrock of the landscape we call The Alchemist’s Garden, in which we will spend the last night of the workshop in ceremony. In this garden of possibility, the dancer is able to create the appropriate alchemical mixture for purification, healing and dancing prayer for themselves and for all our relations.

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. Ya’Acov’s work come straight from the heart. He inspires people, often with great humour, to remember who they are. He is the creator of Shaman’s Song – Shamanic Journeys to Empower, Inspire and Re-Connect (Hay House 2018), Co-Author of Movement Medicine – How to Dance, Awaken and Live your Dreams, (Hay House 2009) and the author of Jaguar in the Body, Butterfly in the Heart (Hay House 2017) and Shaman – Walking Between the Worlds to be published by Hay House in May 2019.

Who is it for?
Anyone who feels a genuine urge to explore and discover the movement in the flow of personal, interpersonal, social and global change. A change that happens any moment.
The workshop is for everyone! People from the movement world, treatment, guidance and process management, as well as people from other fields who are interested in a groundbreaking process. No need for previous experience, only the intention and the desire to take part and be present in the moment.

YaAcob’s visit to Israel, following his successful visit to Israel in 2017 & 2018, is part of a process built over the last four years, a blessed collaboration between the School of Movement Medicine
And “Simply Peace” – an NGO that supports and creates initiative of personal, communal and global peace activities.

Who and what?
Participants from Israel and abroad will come to experience the teaching of Yaakov, a great master in his field, co -founder and leader of the Movement Medicine method. Yaakov will share a rare knowledge in a four-day deep experience.

How much?
*Registration fee 350NIS on transfer to SIMPLY PEACE bank account
* Full price – 2,280 NIS (including the registration fee)
* 250NIS discount for the first 40 registrants – Early Bird NIS 2,030
* The price includes the workshop and two lunches on Thursday and Friday.
It is possible to order great breakfasts at the Me’ever compound – we highly recommend to book in advance as they have a minimum 20 people reservation a meal (more details will be given after registration)
* The workshop will be conducted entirely in English.
*the number of participants is limited
*Registration has already begun!!!

With great excitement,
Looking forward to dance together
In this wonderful opportunity,
Michal and Liat.

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