Movement Medicine Apprenticeship

with David Mooney & Yasia Leiserach

from September 2021, Czech Republic

The Apprenticeship program is a training to embody and deepen your connection to yourself, your own creativity and your offering in the world.

Movement Medicine
is a deeply creative dance 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.

Movement Medicine, founded by Ya'Acov and Susannah Darling Khan, is both deeply alchemical and deeply kind, inviting a dynamic and alive relationship with yourself, others and all you are connected to. This makes healing possible both on a personal and interpersonal level.

It is our intention to provide an environment that is both compassionate and appropriately challenging to facilitate deep personal healing, support you to uphold the highest vision you have for your life and give what is uniquely yours to give.

The Apprenticeship program includes time to work with your teachers individually, plus support from other members of our team, to distill where you are right now on your path, and what feels most resonant in terms of next steps towards an emerging vision for your life.

You will have one to one mentoring sessions in between modules and peer support groups to strengthen the work you do on the Apprenticeship in your day to day life.

Completion of this Movement Medicine Apprenticeship program gives you access to the Movement Medicine Professional Training with founders Ya'Acov and Susannah Darling Khan as well as the Movement Medicine Apprentice community and program of Apprentice only gatherings and electives with the founders and faculty. Apprenticeship is held in English.


🐉 PHOENIX  RETREAT (next: 6-11 April 2021 Czech)
 INITIATION (next: 26 June - 4 July 2021 UK)
💫 LONG DANCE (next: 16-22 2021 July in UK)

 + 175 hours of conscious dance practice *

*Of this, a maximum of 75 hours can include related conscious dance practice

Apprenticeship Program schedule

Module 1September 23rd - October 3rd 2021
Module 2January 14th -23rd 2022
Module 3April 15th - 24th 2022
Module 4September 22nd- October 2nd 2022

+  Long Dance to be completed
before or within 18 months of AP start date (2021, 2022)

About teachers  -  David Mooney & Yasia Leiserach

David Mooney - Dansea

David’s background in Integrative Psychotherapy and Internal Family Systems, as well as strong long term engagement with Somatic Experiencing a is woven into the Apprenticeship program. He is deeply passionate about Shamanic pathways and has studied with the Lakota in Canada.

David is a School of Movement Medicine Faculty member and a fully qualified psychotherapist, he integrates these skills and his passion for shamanic pathways including the Red Path into his work one to one and with groups extensively throughout Ireland, Europe and also in USA.

Yasia Leiserach

Yasia’s ongoing work and development of somatic voicework allows voice to be a key part of this program, and is adapted for the maps of Movement Medicine, as embodied voice is a part of expressing your souls greatest wish for your life and your offering in the world.

Yasia is a School of Movement Medicine Faculty member, a Somatic Voiceworker and Dance Facilitator. She uses these skills to empower others to reclaim and embody their voice - instinctive and intuitive voice as well as the literal. Yasia leads groups in Ireland, Europe and Asia.

About the venue - SKALKA - beautiful oasis in the Nature

You will receive all details about food and accommodation types and upgrades after your application will be accepted. There are 4 different types of accommodation You can choose from. 


LOCATION: SKALKA, Skalka u Doks 22

1,5 hour north from Prague
Czech Republic


Apprenticeship Program costs

COSTS: Tuition and intra-module coaching:

€5,000 discounts available for early payment. Reduced price for those who can’t afford the full price, including socio-geographic circumstances under a certain threshold, or those struggling financially.

Please be in touch if you wish to apply for a reduced rate.
Price includes tuition for all 4 modules and intra-module coaching.

Application deadline: 31st March 2020

Accomodation & Food

from 5.300 CZK to 7.000 CZK  per  module (depending on the accommodation type)

Quote From Ya’Acov and Susannah

''We are delighted that David Mooney and Yasia Leiserach have become the first people to run their own Movement Medicine Apprenticeship Programme with our support and mentorship right behind them. They are fully committed to serving the being and becoming of their students. They are actively willing and able to work with their own unconscious, and because of their commitment to integrity, they hold their considerable experience and power responsibly and safely.

We are confident that their apprenticeship will open the way for those who wish to travel with them to a deeper sense of self, and a deeper connection to the world around them. They offer a blend of exquisite gentleness and acceptance, alongside a capacity to hold space for the fierce self-inspection that a human being needs to become who they are in this world and give their gifts - the central intention of any Movement Medicine Apprenticeship.

We fully recommend their program and we are delighted that through it, their apprentices can enter the wider community of Movement Medicine Apprentices, for whom we will continue to offer ‘apprentice only' gatherings over the years to come"

Ya’Acov & Susannah Darling Khan

Founders of Movement Medicine