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Apprenticeship with David Mooney & Yasia Leiserach

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.

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, 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.


  • want to integrate the practice, philosophy and application of movement medicine as ‘medicine for our times’
  • want to make a difference in the world and walk their talk in all areas of life
  • have the intention to embody who they are in all aspects of their lives
  • want to work in an atmosphere of support, challenge and kindness to self and others
  • have a sense of humour about themselves and yet are serious about what they want to create in this life
  • want to train to use the principles and practices of movement medicine in their work
  • want to join the community of movement medicine practitioners


  • continue onto the two-module professional training with Ya’acov and Susannah (next one beginning in 2022)
  • continue as a practitioner within the Apprenticeship (AP) community
  • repeat any module or attend any further AP-only events whenever you wish to


  • Phoenix Retreat OR Phoenix Rising (1 Phoenix Retreat or 2 Phoenix Rising)
  • Initiation – An odyssey through the nine life cycles
  • plus 175 hours of conscious dance practice
    *Of this, a maximum of 75 hours can include related conscious dance practice
  • Online Movement Medicine Class hours:
    20 hours can be open classes
    30 hours can be 21 Gratitudes online practice
    40 hours can be online closed small ongoing group or workshop format (max 40 people)


  • Module 1 – part 1 : 25-26 Sept 2021 ONLINE EVENT


  • MODULE 1:     14-23 Jan 2022 (10 nights)
  • MODULE 2:     15-24 April 2022 (9 nights)
  • MODULE 3:     22d Sept – 2d Oct 2022 (9 nights)
  • MODULE 4:     19-28 Jan 2023 – (10 nights)


Skalka u Doks
approx. 1 hour from Prague (Czech Republic) see details here:


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 modules and intra-module coaching.

Food and accommodation: for all 4 modules €1.000 – upgrade options and cheaper camping options are available.


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Application deadline: 31th July 2021. Please get your application in as soon as possible as places are filling up.

More info: OR contact Veronika at


Tthere is still much unpredictability right now in terms of when we can gather in a space physically and we are aware how many people have expressed the wish to go ahead with the AP as soon as possible.

We are doing everything we can to creatively meet these times, for the Apprenticeship to go ahead.  We believe this work is deeply supportive and transformative and built to meet the challenge of our times.

We are with accepting the more unpredictable nature of things right now, and like many of you, we both deeply wish to also move ahead with the Apprenticeship program. We have arrived at a way forward we would like to offer to you all- this is the new hybrid format. See below revised schedule  and a reminder of the prerequisites you will need. You can also download it from here:


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

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

Recommendation 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 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 programme 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


This Poignant Moment by Susannah DK, Oct-2019