21 Gratitudes

From the Study Hub to immersive workshops, 21 Gratitudes is home to all of Ya'acov & Susannah's online Movement Medicine offerings.
21 Gratitudes

School of Movement Medicine

The School of Movement Medicine was established in 2007 by Susannah and Ya’Acov Darling Khan who are the Founders of Movement Medicine.
The School

Ya'acov Darling Khan

Ya’Acov Darling Khan, the author of the best-selling Jaguar in the Body, Butterfly in the Heart (Hay House 2017) and Shaman (Hay House 2020), is known for his blend of down-to-earth strength, humility and humour. He is acknowledged as a practicing shaman by people who work with him world-wide and by indigenous elder shamans and communities from the Arctic to the Amazon.
Biography

Susannah Darling Khan

Susannah’s being, work and life are all about connection: body, heart and mind; individual self with the community of life on earth; the manifest and the world of spirit. Susannah’s knowledge of the unique magic inside every single one of us supports others to dare to share our inner worlds.
Biography

Mr & Mrs Darling Khan

We recognise relationship as spiritual practice. After all these decades of a potent cocktail of love and hate, seeing and blindness, hurting and healing, we have come to a new ground in the space between us. On this ground, we are discovering the delicate and demanding work of breaking the chains that have bound us to this ancient battle between feminine and masculine inside us, as well as between man and woman.
Our Relationship

Books

Writing is powerful part of our lives, we have written four books including Ya’Acov’s best-selling Jaguar in the Body, Butterfly in the Heart (Hay House 2017), Shaman (Hay House 2020), Movement Medicine (Hay House 2009) and The Walrog.
Book Library

Music

Music is medicine and at the music medicine shop we curate a spectrum of music that support journeys of healing and transformation through embodied movement and song. Between us we have created 10 CDs and we are proud to share them with you. Enjoy!
Music Medicine Shop

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Susannah DK

Movement Medicine Woman

Susannah has taught movement as medicine internationally since 1989 and is acclaimed for her gentle strength, passionate integrity, humourous compassion and visionary weaving of scientific, psychotherapeutic and systemic/ecological paradigms.

Her original back ground is in Anthropology and Gestalt Psychotherapy. She is co-director of the online "21 Gratitudes Movement Medicine Study Hub" and "The School of Movement Medicine" alongside her husband Ya’Acov Darling Khan. They are co-authors of Movement Medicine (Hay House 2009). Susannah is a teacher, dancer and music maker and trainee pony whisperer.

She is passionate about sharing the simple and life transforming skills of embodied communication. As she says: “Deep listening is the new hug”. You can access her profound and at the same time practical and accessible teachings on these themes through the  "Embodied Listening" self study course and the "Art of Communication" live online workshop.

In the last years she has been working for the Kings Fund to support embodied awareness as a tool for self-empowerment and self care with women leaders in the NHS as part of the Athena Programme.

Susannah has studied in many contexts, including an 18-year apprenticeship with the founder of the 5 Rhythms, Gabrielle Roth, studied Anthropology (University College London BA 1st Class Hons 1986) Gestalt Psychotherapy (Gestalt Centre London) Family Constellations (with Vivian Broughton and Albrecht Mahr) and embodied leadership with her Exmoor pony teachers.

Susannah is celebrated for her visionary weaving of scientific, psychotherapeutic and systemic/ecological paradigms together with the creative, life affirming power of the dance itself. Passionate and committed to being a life-long student, Susannah counts some of her most powerful learning with the sympathetic and para-sympathetic nervous systems, as having stemmed from her work with her wild born Exmoor ponies or “mirror masters” as she describes them.

Susannah’s own deeply embodied knowledge of the creativity inherent in us all gives courage to her own participants to dare to liberate themselves from fixed patterns. Students feel encouraged to explore, to learn, experiment and evolve their own embodied awareness and the self-knowledge and mastery that comes from it.

Susannah’s medicine combines apparent opposites. She brings a steady ground of compassion, gentleness, humour and well boundaried safety together with a fierce call to clarity and deep vision. Her magic is about sensing what is with acute sensitivity and following the trail towards what becomes possible.

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Testimonials

"Susannah has an extraordinary capacity to accompany you to wake up the dream that will change your Life. Understand your future looking at the past and realise that the present is for changing the world from in your dream. Susannah is an incredible visionary and maestra""
- Manari Ushigua, leader and shaman of the Sapara, an indigenous people of the Ecuadorian Amazon
"Susannah is a master communicator whose insights and skills enable heartfelt, authentic communication from soul to soul.""
- Tim Freke, Philosopher and Author
"I was blown away with how amazing you were in that therapeutic role. I have rarely seen a level of emotional intelligence quite like it. Your insights and reflections really stuck with me. Thank you so much for the work you do. It is so clear that you personally have "done the work" so deeply and it shone through so obviously during our sessions."
- Charlie Morley, Lucid Dreaming Teacher
"Dear Susannah, I would like to thank you for your "Embodied Leadership" workshop. I'm a CEO in a small steel business company. Through this weekend I gained the capacity for my softness, tenderness in business and I could facilitate the meeting this morning in a more relaxed state. I led my people with softness, with warmth, with who I truly am. I want that for my company, no matter what the core business is, to be full of warmth and this can sometimes be a big challenge. How can I be the boss and not lose myself? I got a lot of answers this weekend. I was looking for a wise woman teacher with integrity and I could find this in you. I love your clarity, embodied knowledge, your wit and humour, sparkles, kindness and warmth. It's hard to describe but I felt as if your ego is fully integrated with what you truly are and what you represent. A great gift for me to feel this. I felt so safe and gained so much insight. Thank you for sharing all your precious gifts, wisdom and knowledge. "
- Leja, CEO of a small steel company, Slovenia
"Thank you for seeing and believing in me in such a respectful way. I feel seen in aspects most people do not realize and without any hidden agenda. I feel seen in a way that helps me to learn to honour myself more and more. So the way you respect me is healing."
- Martina Werthmann, Business Coach and Consultant, Germany
"Thank you for the vibrational listener and the wise woman you are."
- Ingrid Saraswati Mateos, USA
"Massive, deep respect to Susannah for all her incredible holding, skill, tenacity, sensitivity, subtlety and years, years and years of ground of practice, study, healing and DEDICATION to create such a safe place for such deep work to be done with safety, titration and teachings of self and co-regulation in such a way it can be received and integrated and folded into daily life. She is a master."
- David Mooney, Eire
"I hope these words capture the immense gratitude I feel towards you as a person and as my teacher. I appreciate your embodied radical inquiry marinated in your luscious heart. I appreciate the ongoing wish for congruency between your walk and talk. I appreciate your exposed, challenging relationship with vulnerability. I appreciate your nano delicate listening of the pores. I appreciate your broadband scope which has the finesse of enveloping parallel experiences. I appreciate your posture of inclusiveness. I appreciate your healthy child within weaved so clearly and prominently into the woman you are. I appreciate your multilingual soul, a poetess of these many languages. I appreciate your love for the extensive existence of this universe. I appreciate your commitment to the dynamic dance of I, You, We. I appreciate the bold relentless mother in you, with her wisdom of nurturing. I appreciate the range of "No" that you allow yourself, this range enhancing your generous "Yes!" continuum. I appreciate your immense breath of non-intervention, as if each molecule of breath whispers potential, possibility and belief. I appreciate the companionship of your inward and outward gaze as it appears in your blue eyes. I appreciate your lioness of paradoxes, it seems as if you choose to widen your field and stretch your limits again and again and again."
- Oren, Portugal
"To create a safe space, to create a field where people can open up to what wants to arise and show itself is a high art. Thank you dear Susannah for your guidance and the way you accompany me to surrender into this space. I am trained in Trauma Therapy and the way you brought the theme of safety and self-regulation and the way you build this through the weekend with different steps was extraordinary and VERY well done! It is outstanding how you work with dance, embodiment and therapeutical exercises and guide people deep into their system. I have never experienced something like this with so many people, I felt safe and was able to sense how all the other people felt safe and went deep into their process too. BRAVO and WELL DONE!"
- Liliane Morell, Switzerland
"Susannah is such a great teacher and such an amazing student of life."
- Luc de Cuyper, director of the East West Centrum, Belgium
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