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Faculty

We have a team of fully qualified Movement Medicine teachers on our Faculty who teach on our international programme of events. They also offer their work independently to our curriculum.

For details of the other qualified teachers and facilitators who have been through our Apprenticeship and Professional Training Programme, and also those who are currently Apprentice teachers/facilitators, please see the Movement Medicine Association website.

 

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Ben Yeger

As well as being a Movement Medicine teacher and facilitator, Ben is a state-registered drama-therapist, peace activist and theatre-maker. Ben is the Director of Moving Conflicts and the UK representative of Combatants for Peace. He served in the Israeli Army (83-86) and after many years of deep process in which he underwent a personal transformation, he decided to dedicate his life and work to finding ways to deepen our understanding of conflict and how we can transform it in ourselves and in relationship to others. See Ben’s TEDx talk for details. Ben offers The Wisdom of Conflict Movement Medicine workshop in a variety of forms all over the world, including in Israel and Palestine.

Interview with Ben from Sept 2017.

www.movingconflicts.org | www.cfpeace.org | ben@movingconflicts.org | +44 (0)7977 449901

 

Catherine Wright

The driving force behind Catherine’s Teaching and Facilitating is her faith in the power of Movement Medicine to open our hearts to the unconditional YES that there is in the Universe for each one of us. So simple… and yet…
Catherine knows more about the geography of conflict, addiction and self-loathing than she would ideally like! Her passionate love is work that supports us to navigate that territory with curiosity, creativity and compassion. She weaves together her love of dance nature and poetry to offer a route back to the peace, love and understanding that are never more than a heartbeat away…however far away they seem.

Catherine offers Movement Medicine teaching in weekly classes, and in workshops exploring the mysteries of Being Human. Her particular delight is working with ongoing groups following the rhythm of the Celtic Medicine Wheel.
Catherine loves Ceremony. Her Movement Medicine Facilitation supports her work as a celebrant, offering blessings to welcome babies to the journey of life… as well as weddings, funerals, memorial services and ceremonies to mark any strong transition in life. She also offers Movement Medicine Facilitation to bring about Conflict Resolution.

catherine.wright@phonecoop.coop | www.catherinewright.co.uk

 

Christian de Sousa

Christian is deeply inspired by the power and subtlety of Movement Medicine as a tool for embodied healing, being and dreaming. The shifts brought about by Movement Medicine that he has experienced in himself and witnessed in others are life-changing. For Christian, the path is a weave of many threads, and the dance is the weaver. Christian has been teaching movement for seven years, mostly as a 5Rhythms teacher, before apprenticing to Ya’Acov & Susannah. Christian also brings to his teaching his experience of shamanic practice, Taoism, Sufism, DJing, being a Dad and as an artist.

“Self-interview” with Christian from March 2018:

www.dancingtao.net | contact@dancingtao.net

 

David Mooney

David is a fully qualified and practicing psychotherapist, he integrates these skills and his passion for shamanic pathways into his work as a qualified Movement Medicine Teacher. He teaches in Ireland and throughout Europe. He is deeply committed to the work of Movement Medicine, as a contemporary map to explore what it means to be alive in these times and how to transform patterns and wounds into opportunities for growth so we can give all that we can in this lifetime.

Interview with David from March 2017

“David is a gifted multi-faceted teacher of Movement Medicine. His commitment to every member of his workshops is outstanding.” Pat Burnicardi, Psychotherapist and Dancer

www.embodiment.ie | info@embodiment.ie | +353 860546556
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Jo Hardy

As a staff member of the School of Movement Medicine I offer personal and professional mentoring for students. I am an accredited 5 Rhythms teacher at both Waves and Heartbeat level, offering classes, workshops and community dance ritual spaces in Totnes where I live and internationally.

Having trained extensively in Core Process Psychotherapy, Biosynthesis Body Psychotherapy, Voice Movement therapy and Transpersonal supervision, I worked as an accredited psycho-spiritual, body based psychotherapist and supervisor 20 years. For 12 years I was a senior staff member and trainer on the MA Programme in Core Process Psychotherapy at the Karuna Institute. I delight in movement as a spiritual practice, discovering again and again how it returns me to myself and the simple ground of being. I have also been blessed to be a student of Suprapto Suryodarmo (Prapto, Amerta Movement) and Giles Petit (voice) for many years.

My background also includes many years living in an ashram and working in both computer software engineering and floristry. Meditation has been a central part of my life for 35 years in Buddhist and Sufi traditions and more recently with Integral contemporary teachers.

Video-iterview with Jo from 2018

 

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Mark Boylan

Mark has been teaching Movement Medicine for five years. His approach is informed by more than 12 years’ of teaching movement, his training in sociodrama, creative-action methods and clowning, and his history as social-change activist. Mark lives in Sheffield, UK, with his partner and daughter. He has taught in Palestine, Poland, the US, Canada, Italy and Ireland. He is also a professor of education, and is currently collaborating with a theatre company to research how teachers can create a greater sense of classroom community.

www.spacesforchange.netinfo@spacesforchange.net

 

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Rosie Perks

Rosie’s teaching of Movement Medicine is informed by a long, rich relationship to dance, facilitation training in Processwork and her understanding of our shared humanity. She has many years experience and offers a space that is safe and expertly held, often including the emerging voice with movement. From her own experience of living with and learning from grief she now offers workshops exploring grief and loss as a resource for life. Rosie is also a mother, a wife and has worked for many years as a graphic designer.

Interview with Rosie from May 2017

“Rosie offers a safe place, a place of permission, permission to be, to explore, where everything is welcome. This enabled me to go to places I don’t usually go, to take risks I don’t usually take.” Jasper Drent, Movement Medicine Teacher

www.dance-scapes.com | rosie@dance-scapes.com | +44 (0)7813 018567

 

Yasia Leiserach

Yasia Leiserach is a Movement Medicine Teacher and Facilitator, her specialist area and passion is Voice. She leads Movement Medicine and Voicework in Europe and Asia. She has been teaching Voicework and call and response singing in large and varied group settings for the past ten years and in her role as Faculty is offering a synthesis of Voicework and Movement Medicine. It is her passion to create spaces and share tools that support others to connect to the power of their own voice, both the literal, embodied voice, and a space to connect with the intuitive and instinctual voice.