The Foundations of UZAZU Embodied Intelligence
An 18-Hour Recorded Online Training for Coaches & Therapists
Using a holistic, somatic framework for growth and healing, unlock the power of embodied intelligence in your professional practice. Learn to access a full spectrum of balanced states through simple movements and body postures. Develop your capacity to identify and shift imbalanced states and to facilitate integrative change in 1-1 sessions.
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Embodied Intelligence: Activating the Wisdom of the Whole Self
Cultivating embodied intelligence helps us develop our capacity to coherently sense & respond in life-affirming ways to any situation.
"Intelligence" is not only a property of individual cognitive processes in the brain. In truth, intelligence co-emerges from the mind’s interaction with the body, environment, and culture. We refer to this more integrated understanding of intelligence as “Embodied Intelligence”.
A Comprehensive, Research-Based Approach to Cultivating Embodied Intelligence
UZAZU helps make sense of both our environment and our own felt experience, in service of optimally adapting and responding to our environment in a highly individualized way.
The UZAZU method helps professionals quickly identify where, and in which contexts, someone’s mind-body integration is becoming compromised or distorted. It equips those who use it with a set of simple postures and movement patterns to cultivate the states that will help them restore and strengthen their capacity to sense and respond to life.
UZAZU offers a unique approach to embodied facilitation
The Learning Journey of the Foundations Training
This 18-hour online training introduces you experientially to the movements and postures that comprise working with the UZAZU's Nine Modes of Engagement. As a helping professional, you will learn how to work with the states of balance and imbalance corresponding to the Modes. You will learn a framework specific to UZAZU for embodied 1-1 facilitation. You will come away from the training ready to bring this work to clients.
Access a full spectrum of balanced states by engaging Body, Mind, and Awareness.
1. The Three Layers of Body, Mind, and Awareness
Understand how the three layers of body, mind, and awareness support the integrative top-down and bottom-up processing of energy & information.
2. The Three Bodymind Dimensions Framework
Learn to activate the 3 Core Bodymind Dimensions (Stimulus, Response, and Orientation) as an easy, precise way to understand & shift your embodied state.
3. The 9 Core Modes of Embodied Engagement
Combine the 3 Bodymind Dimensions with specific body movements, postures, cognitions, and imagery to activate a full spectrum of potent, balanced flow states.
Use simple movements and body postures to identify and shift imbalanced states.
4. The Three Activation States of the Nervous System
Enhance your capacity for identifying and working with the important differences between balanced states (”I can”) and their related dysregulated/imbalanced variants of under-activation (”I can’t”) and over-activation (”I must”).
5. Identifying Imbalanced Activation-States
Identify & safely activate a full range of imbalanced states in order to understand how our bodymind creates them, and further reflect on how they manifest in daily life.
6. Two Primary State-Rebalancing Processes
Learn two easy-to-use effective techniques for helping clients shift out of dysregulation or stuckness and into states of more coherent flow.
Facilitate integrative change in 1-1 sessions with embodiment-based frameworks.
7. The 5-Step Embodied Change Sequence
Learn UZAZU's framework for facilitating embodied 1-1 sessions and help your clients achieve clarity and resolution on their most pressing issues with more confidence & ease.
8. Four Core Dynamics of Embodied Facilitation
Discover how to utilize four crucial elements of interpersonal embodied facilitation to enhance client engagement and co-create better outcomes.
9. Integrating UZAZU with your Current Methods & Work
Integrate UZAZU into your current methods and practice and learn effective strategies for facilitating embodied 1-1 work online.
What people are saying about using UZAZU with Clients
UZAZU has had such a profound impact on me, both as a practitioner and as a person. As a Somatic Movement Therapist, I used to rely on the various somatic practices and tools I’d trained in, but when I discovered UZAZU, I realized its immediacy, simplicity, and practical application really made it stand out—it’s mostly the only tool I use now! UZAZU helps clients shift into a positive frame quickly and effectively, and provides a simple, easy-to-use system for helping them learn to rebalance themselves in difficult situations. I appreciate the positivity that UZAZU brings to my work and how quickly it can bring beautiful breakthroughs and progress to my clients.
Corinne Vergote - UZAZU PRACTITIONER, Somatic Movement Therapist, Bodyworker
“UZAZU has transformed my coaching practice and my personal life in ways that I couldn't have imagined. It felt like UZAZU Embodied Intelligence really offered me the map, the developmental framework, and then also the tools to really support someone. Now that I have an embodied map, I can get to the roots of any issue much more quickly and then easily work with it in an embodied way, which has made me much more effective in my work with clients.
Dr. ALBERT VILJOEN, EXECUTIVE COACH & UZAZU PRACTITIONER
"I came to UZAZU with a background in dance, yoga, Feldenkrais, and other somatic practices. I find UZAZU to be a great complement to these other practices, and has become the main frame through which I offer my 1-1 work now. What I love about UZAZU is that it's so practical, and can be used in the moment, in real life. It helps us change our state and respond to our environment without having to take a long yoga class or similar practice, just to regain balance. In that sense, it means that state regulation, balance, and embodied living are integrated into our daily lives, rather than being a separate thing we do outside of our day to day. UZAZU is a unique model, system, and practice for addressing the challenges of responding in the moment. I appreciate its simplicity, immediacy, and power."
Ashley Handel - UZAZU Practitioner, Embodiment Coach
Embodied intelligence for me is all about how our body, other bodies, the world, all come together in our experience. It's what makes us who we are and gives us the ability to listen, respond, care, and create. That's why I find UZAZU so special, as it gives us a language to connect with our body, with ourselves and others. I feel passionately that cultivating our own embodied intelligence is also an important form of resistance to the disembodied culture that has so distanced us from the earth, ourselves, and each other. By getting more deeply in touch with our bodies, we can learn things that the culture won't ever reveal to us. What sets UZAZU apart in the world of embodied practices and healing is that it brings together the creative body, mind, and imagination, integrating inner and outer experiences in an intuitive way that other modalities haven’t quite for me. It's like discovering a whole new world of human experience that I never knew existed, and now I have a way to tap into it and find my inner resources at any moment. I see UZAZU as a gift for anyone looking for more embodiment, and for anyone who is doing healing work, as it helps give us access to such a vast array of embodied human experience.
Kellie Ryan - CHSE (Certified Holistic Sexuality Educator), Uzazu Practitioner, LMT
How the Training Works, and What You'll Get
While UZAZU trainings provide you with a robust underlying theory & framework to help inform skillful embodied work, the focus is primarily on experiential learning.
You'll be invited to engage interactively and experience the various postures, movements, states, and state-shifts yourself. Then you'll be guided in practicing and applying what you're learning with your co-trainees. These two modes of working -individually and relationally- are each followed with time for reflection and integration in small groups and within the whole group.
We benefit from the rich range of diverse experiences and perspectives in the room as we learn by doing, together.
Your trainers attend with great care to the coherence and flow of participants' experience.
This three day experience offers an intensive journey, so come prepared to engage, practice, absorb and integrate!
Here's what's included when you join the Foundations training:
Package & Pricing Options
Full Training and all extras, in 1 payment
Full Training and all extras, in 2 payments
Meet the Trainers:
Dylan works 1-1 with coaches, therapists, teachers, entrepreneurs, and cultural creatives of all kinds to cultivate and access the specific embodied states that help empower them more effortlessly to thrive in their personal and professional relationships and take joyful, effective action on their authentic inspirations. He has led over 200 workshops and trainings for helping professionals and laypeople, teaching about self-regulation and state-shifting.
Dylan spent the first fifteen years of his adulthood (1999-2004) as a dancer, choreographer, and composer. He studied both dance and music composition at the Juilliard School in New York City and danced with the world-renowned Netherlands Dance Theater before going on to enjoy a successful multi-award-winning career as a freelance choreographer & composer.
Driven by an interest to understand the deeper effects of sound and movement on people’s experience, behavior, and relational dynamics, Dylan co-founded the Danslab Institute for Movement Research in 2003 (today called Cloud at Danslab), generously funded by the Dutch Government and multiple other grants.
After several years of research into how vowel sounds affect people’s thoughts, emotion, and behavior, Dylan began shaping his sound-movement research findings into a model—and a method—for helping people identify various forms of embodied state imbalances and then shifting and re-patterning them. This research is what led him to what is now called UZAZU Embodied Intelligence.
Dylan also holds certifications in Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), Healing from the Body-Level Up (HBLU), Psychological Kinesiology (Psych-K).
He lives with his wife Kyung-sun Baek and their 11-year-old daughter Kiana in Freeport Maine.
Deb has co-presented workshops on polyvagal theory with Deb Dana, including at Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health in Lenox, Massachusetts as well as at Omega Institute in Rhinebeck, New York. Among her many collaborations with Deb Dana, she co-authored a chapter in the book entitled Clinical Applications of the Polyvagal Theory: The Emergence of Polyvagal-informed Therapies (Editors Stephen Porges and Deb Dana).
Deb is a Body-Mind Centering® Somatic Movement Educator and a Registered Somatic Movement Therapist, and holds two yoga teacher certifications. She teaches improvisational dance using somatic and relational approaches, offering students ways of using dance as a personal practice for health, well-being and embodiment.