Ya’Acov and Susannah Darling Khan are the co-founders of the modern shamanic practice known as Movement Medicine. During the festival, they will run three workshops, including one together.
In this talk and workshop, Ya’Acov and Susannah Darling Khan, Co-Founders of Movement Medicine, will share the fundamentals of what makes their relationship so inspiring.
After 37 years together, the fiery and creative dynamic between them is a source of teaching for anyone wanting more intimacy and therefore better sex in their relationships. They don’t teach tantra. They teach what they have learned through more than 3½ decades of living on the front line of love.
During that time, they have developed a radical basis for mutually empowering and responsible relationship between yin and yang and in this case, between a man and a woman. What they have discovered challenges so many of the conceptual baggage that so many of us bring into our relationships.
Don’t miss them. They are funny, wise, very down to earth, humble and real and they have this news to share: ‘we know that relationship is a challenge. And, the harvest we are in has shown us beyond all shadow of a doubt, that everything we’ve been through together has been worth it in ways we could never have imagined. For us, there is no deeper spiritual practice than committed relationship. When you dare to love someone, then you know that everything that’s undigested, all that shadow material, the terror of being naked and at the mercy of our mortality, the disappointments, the betrayals, the broken places we all bring into that space of love, begging for healing, begging to be seen and heard, all of it will become visible. And when we do, then the rivers and the waterfalls of love are infinite and warm. And if we can find that golden key that stops us looking outside of ourselves for someone to blame for what we are feeling, there is no limit on love that we have yet discovered.’
See you there. F.U.C.K might just blow your mind.
Movement Medicine practice is rooted in what we call the 5 Dimensions of Relationship.
In this talk and experience, Ya’Acov will talk about the shamanic approach to the divine in all areas of life that he calls the Infinite Well. He will invoke the archetypal presence of the Inner Shaman and working through the drum, invite you to take a step deeper, not into belief but into the direct experience of your relationship to the Source.
Our work will help you to find more resilience, a deeper sense of who you are and open the doors in your heart to the ultimate power – the power of peace.
Susannah, a mistress of the powerful and radical art of embodied listening, will share a skill set which, from the beginning supports mutual empowerment, presence and helps transform relationships.
She says: “I’ve been impressed, over and over again, how much these simple practices give people in the context of my Movement Medicine workshops, to be heard in these very particular ways.
Deep listening is often seen as a gift that some people mysteriously have and that there don’t. That is simply not true. It’s a skill set that can be learnt, practised and makes a difference on and off the dance floor.
We are social beings. We blossom in the attuned presence of others. Others are helped to unwrap their gifts in the presence of our own attentive presence.”
In the workshop, you will be expertly guided by Susannah through a series of listening exercises designed to help you to extract the maximum juice from your time at the Festival and to be able to bring it home into the rest of your life.
Susannah, the Co-Founder of Movement Medicine™, is one of the most experienced and dedicated of embodied awareness teachers. She has dedicated her professional life to playing her role in the evolution of our human presence on this planet into a humane human presence. Her work enables people to deepen their compassion towards themselves, each other and the biosphere.
For the last 3 decades she has been teaching life-skills through intentional movement practice with her husband, Ya’Acov Darling Khan. Teaching a wide variety of events in diverse situations, she has developed a sophisticated knowledge of the transformational power of embodied practice in supporting self-awareness and empathy for others. Throughout this time, she has developed and taught embodied listening skills to thousands of people around the world. Through this, they have become much better able to accompany others with warmth, honesty and respect. Now, more than ever, as a human community, we need these skills.
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.