What is Movement Medicine?
"There is more wisdom in your body than in your deepest philosophies."
Movement Medicine was developed by Susannah & Ya'Acov Darling Khan over a period of more than three decades of study and practice with many teachers and teachings worldwide. These include Shamans from the Arctic Circle to the Amazon, an 18-year apprenticeship with Gabrielle Roth, Gestalt Psychotherapy, Family Constellations and work with the Pachamama Alliance. Movement Medicine has grown out of the Darling Khan's passion to support as many people as possible in this world to know who they are and what is theirs to give. They have created a practice that comes from a deep desire to fuse the love of spirit with the love of life on earth and therefore, Movement Medicine is a path for those who wish to take responsibility for their lives and for the planet we live on and to do this with joy, commitment and without attachment to results.
Movement Medicine is an invitation to experience the power to create that is in us all. It’s a body based movement meditation practice that will reconnect you to the wisdom of living from the heart, the joy of knowing who you are and the satisfaction of making your unique contribution to life.
Since pre-history, dance, song and ritual-making have played an important role in healing and celebration. Movement Medicine is a contemporary expression of this human inheritance. It marries ancient and modern wisdom, and supports you to experience the transformative power of your full-bodied, full-hearted, open-minded creativity in motion. This is potent medicine that re-vitalises and aligns your natural wellbeing and leads to soulful, conscious and embodied living.
How does Movement become your Medicine?
There is a dancer inside all of us. The dancer inside you knows that life is movement and that, by giving the reins to the part of you that rests in the beat, and by connecting your mind with your body and your body with your heart, movement becomes your medicine. In the embrace of the dance, we shatter the binds of shoulds and shouldn’ts that squeeze the juice from life.
Along the way, you will make friends with yourself and find many companions to travel alongside. You will come into contact with the unique essence of who you are and into vibrant interconnection with all of life.
Through this process, you will transform your relationship with the past, become more deeply engaged with the challenges and riches of the present, and unearth fresh inspiration to play your part in shaping the future.
The words above are Susannah & Ya'Acov’s, the founders of the School of Movement Medicine. They oversee the training of all Movement Medicine Teachers and Facilitators. For more detailed information about the School, this work and the Movement Medicine path visit their website: schoolofmovementmedicine.com
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