Who are you now?
International dance village, Ga'aton
Our sense of self is a blend of unique essence with biographical,cultural and transgenerational history. On our journey towards integrating the dance into our day-to-day life, we must continually update the inner picture of who we are now. If we do not, we will continue to enrol each other into the undigested and unconscious stories of the past in a vain attempt to complete those unfinished.
gestalts. This causes all of us, and the life that we share this
planet with, untold suffering.
Movement Medicine offers us the alchemical keys to develop the personal power needed to change the story we are telling and giving our life energy to.
In Who Are You Now, we will take an embodied shamanic journey through the 9 Cycles of Life:
Incarnation Birth Childhood
Puberty Adolescence Adulthood
Maturity Old Age Death
The intention of Who Are You Now is an audacious one:
· To update your sense of self and bring a more empowered and dignified understanding to your journey through life so far.
· To take the next step in transforming the past into medicine.
· To dream your future and meet death as a teacher
· To invoke an alchemical cocktail of loving self-acceptance and fierce self-inspection to embody and be who you are now, and give everything you’ve got before you die
In ritual, we will dedicate the harvest of our work in service of life and open the doors to a deeper relationship with the Great Mystery in its myriad forms.
I warmly invite you to discover Who Are You Now.
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 best-selling 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 new book, Shaman – Invoking Power, Purpose and Presence at the Core of Who You Are was published by Hay House in Spring 2020.
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 six years, a blessed collaboration between the School of Movement Medicine and "Simply Peace" - an NGO that supports and creates initiatives of personal, communal and global peace activities.
Who & What?
Participants from Israel and abroad will come to experience the teaching of Yaakov, a great master in his field, co founder with his wife Susanna of the Movement Medicine method. Yaakov will share a rare knowledge in a four-day deep experience.
We chose to hold the workshop in the dance village in Ga'aton, home of the Kibbutz Dance Company. A high-quality, professional space, surrounded by nature and fresh Galilee air, enables and supports an enriching authentic process.
* There are a number of diverse accommodations in the area, it is best to reserve places in advance independently.
* Price - 2,500 NIS, for a couple 4,500 NIS
* The price includes the 4 days workshop, the registration fee and two vegan lunches on Thursday and Friday.
* The workshop will be conducted entirely in English.