Movement Medicine

 Jaguar in the body, Butterfly in the Heart

With Ya’Acov Darling Khan

6th-8th December 2019 London

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Dec 6,2019 - Dec 8,2019    Time: 7:00 pm - 5:00 pm

“The purpose of shamanism is not to become a shaman, it is to become who you are – engaged with and connected to the powers that give you life.” Ya’Acov Darling Khan

In this transformative weekend workshop, Ya’Acov invites you to revision your life as a shamanic journey of initiation through which you discover who you are and what is yours to give.

The workshop is inspired by Ya’Acov’s 30-year initiation into the shaman’s world and will guide you through the four stages of contemporary shamanic initiation that he describes in his latest book:

  1. Coming Down to Earth: Discovering the path
  2. Fire in the Belly: Commitment to the path
  3. Waters of Life: Becoming teachable
  4. Winds of Change: Initiation

“Jaguar in the Body invokes the raw, embodied power of our true and wild natures and of nature itself. The jaguar is a erce protector of what it loves. Butter y in the Heart invokes the shining and eeting beauty that we catch glimpses of in one another when we feel safe enough to see and be seen. The butter y is the miracle of transformation that touches us with its soft and silent wings.” – Taken from Jaguar in the Body, Butter y in the Heart by Ya’Acov Darling Khan (Hay House 2017)

Out of the experience of meeting the jaguar and the butter y in you, you will emerge with a grow- ing capacity to harness the fascinating and alchemically potent blend of vulnerability and power that is so central to our human journey. Movement Medicine weaves together the exhilaration of free dance with the depth of movement meditation, story-telling and the spirit of shamanic practice. It challenges the paradigm of separation and reminds us of the interconnected nature of the web of life and our unique place in it.

Ya’Acov Darling Khan: From a young age, Ya’Acov has been drawn to the spirit world of shamanism. He has pursued this yearning throughout his adult life, studying and practising shamanism with many gifted teachers around the world. He has been recognised as a shaman by Elder Sha- mans from the Sami (European tradition), as well as Achuar and Sapara peoples of the Amazon. He has been teaching worldwide since 1989. His Movement Medicine workshops are inspiring, empowering, contempo- rary and practical, and are attended by people from all walks of life. He is the co-author of Movement Medicine: How to dance, awaken and live your dreams (Hay House, 2009) and the author of Jaguar in the Body, Butter y in the Heart: The real-life initiation of an everyday shaman (Hay House, 2017).

Open Evening: 6.12.19 Jaguar in the Body, Butter y in the Heart: 7-8.12.19 Venue: Toynbee Studios, 28 Commercial Street, London E1 6AB Cost: Friday, Saturday & Sunday: £210 • Early bird price: £195 (when paid in full by 01.10.19) • Saturday & Sunday only £200 • Early bird price: £185 (when paid in full by 01.10.19) • Deposit £100 • Friday only: £25 Information:, or 07868842219


Toynbee Studios
28 Commercial Street
London , Aldgate East E1 6AB

Event Fees:

Early Bird Full weekend £ 195.00
Full Weekend £ 210.00
Early Bird Weekend only £ 185.00
Weekend Only £ 200.00
Deposit £ 100.00
Friday Night Event £ 25.00

Jaguar in the body, Butterfly in the heart. Engaged Shamanism through Movement Medicine. Ya'acov Darling Khan. Movement Medicine. London Movement Medicine workshop 2019
Jaguar in the body, Butterfly in the heart.
Engaged Shamanism through Movement Medicine. Ya’acov Darling Khan. Movement Medicine.




Past events:



Move! Dance for Life - London 2011
Move! Dance for Life – London 2011




movement medicine london
Movement medicine workshop with Susannah Darling Khan