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„The thing that really, really set me alive was the spiritual and the sacred, and the physical,
the somatic coming together.”
(Susannah Darling Khan)

Movement Medicine is a movement meditation based on free dance, where the liberating energy of free movement meets the wisdom of a shamanic perspective and new scientific and neurological knowledge about the body. By giving ourselves to the movements arising in our bodies we give space to expressing our emotions, integrating our experiences and eventually growing a stronger presence in ourselves and in the world.

Our practice is rooted in real, somatic experiences, not in abstract ideas and theories. We support arriving into the body with simple invitations and exercises. This is a permissive space where it’s ok to rest, to lay down, to go slow, and also to jump high and release. Through our bodies, we connect to our soul, our intuition, our dreams, and to that which is bigger than us, to that which holds us.

Movement Medicine is not a therapy but it has a therapeutic effect. The fusion of ancient shamanic wisdom and modern psychotherapy gives us an opportunity regardless of age, gender or body shape to be more fully ourselves, to heal, and to live more creatively. You can’t do it wrong: if you can move,
you can dance. 

The founders of Movement Medicine, Ya’acov and Susannah Darling Khan worked for 18 years with Gabrielle Roth, the founder of 5Rhythms, before creating Movement Medicine. Susannah studied anthropology, Gestalt therapy, and Family Constellations, while Ya’acov is recognized as a shaman in indigenous communities from Ecuador to Scandinavia. Their relationship of 37 years is the bedrock of their work and everything they have created during these three decades.

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