The UZAZU Foundations of Embodied Intelligence 

3-Day Training for Helping Professionals

Portland, Maine, USA - April 28-30, 2023

Training Location Details

Join us in Portland, Maine:  Known for its charming cobblestone streets, scenic working waterfront views, and world class restaurants, if you are coming 'from away' you may want to stay an extra day or two to relax and take in the sights.  

Oddfellows Hall Ballroom

651 Forest Ave, Portland, ME 04101
Portland, Maine 04101

The spacious Oddfellows Hall Ballroom provides us with an enlivening and supportive space for learning and practicing UZAZU Embodied Intelligence. This location offers ample parking and a variety of food options and cafes nearby. If you don't have a car, public transportation is easily accessible, making it a convenient location to visit.


Airport Options:
  • If you're traveling by air, the closest airport is the Portland Jetport (PWM), which is located about 10 minutes away by car or taxi from the Oddfellows Hall Ballroom.
  • Another option is the Logan Airport in Boston, MA, which is approximately 2 hours away by train or bus to Portland.

Transportation & Arrival:

  • If you're traveling by car or taxi, the Oddfellows Hall Ballroom is around 10 minutes from the Portland Jetport and the Concord Bus Station. 
  • Click here to access a very handy parking map. Street parking is available on Forest Ave. and surrounding streets. 
  • Entrance to the building is at the corner. We are on the 2nd floor, above Back Cove Books

Where to Stay / Rooming Options:

Here are three recommended hotels within 25-min walking distance or an easy public transit bus ride to the Oddfellows Hall Ballroom:

Westin Portland Harborview
157 High St, Portland, ME 04101 • (207) 775-5411
2.6 miles from studio

The Inn at St John
939 Congress St, Portland, ME 04102 • (207) 773-6481
1.8 miles from studio

La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham
340 Park Ave, Portland, ME 04102 • (207) 871-0611
1.3 miles from studio
(See website here) 

Of course, you can also look into other Hotel or AirBnB options nearby.


On Friday morning, we will provide tea and snacks for your initial arrival.
We encourage you to bring whatever snacks you’d like to have, for each of the training days.

The Oddfellows Hall Ballroom is located at 651 Forest Ave #4, Portland, ME 04101, in the Deering Center neighborhood of Portland. There are several food and cafe options within easy walking or driving distance from the studio, and we will provide a list of suggested venues for your convenience.

Training Schedule:

Portland, Maine, USA - April 28-30, 2023
The training runs 9:00 am - 5:00 pm Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.
  • Please arrive between 8:30-8:45 am on Friday so that we may begin promptly at 9 am.
  • Tea and light foods will be available on Friday morning, during the check-in period.
  • The timing of our 90 minute lunch break will vary, beginning between 12 and 12:20. 
  • There will also be a 15 minute break, during each morning and afternoon session.

We will also offer:
An optional guided movement-improv session on Saturday evening, from 7:30-9:00 pm. 
(No movement or dance experience required. This unique ‘bonus’ event is worth planning on! By moving more freely together to music, lightly guided through the Modes in this more free-form way, we can all benefit from the play, integration and community-connection it offers!)

Terms & Conditions specific to this Portland Training:

By registering, you agree to the following terms and conditions. 

Please see as well our General Terms and Conditions here, related specifically to the training itself.


  • There are limited spots available for the training, with only 40 spots open for registration. If the training is full, you may email us to be added to the waitlist, at deb.grant@uzazu.org.
  • The training is subject to a minimum number of 15 registrations by April 15th. If the minimum number is not met, the training may be cancelled and all payments refunded (though we do not expect this to happen.) A final confirmation of your reservation, including all payment & training details, will be sent upon your online registration.

CE (Continuing Education) Credits: 

  • This program is approved for 18 CE's by the National Association of Social Workers (Maine Chapter) in the U.S. 
  • For further consideration of whether you can apply this workshop toward your professional license if you are a social worker not in Maine, or are a licensed professional counselor in Maine or elsewhere, please click here. (This will be relevant only to U.S. based licensees, and will take you to a page on Deb's site-- hopefully informative!)
  • While other forms of CE credits are not formally offered or applied for at this time, certificates of completion will be emailed upon request to anyone who completes the training and our online evaluation form. Please note that it is your responsibility to determine whether the continuing education hours offered by UZAZU Foundations Training are acceptable to your licensing or credentialing board. 
  • To receive CE credits, you must attend the entire workshop, sign in and out each day, and complete the online evaluation form, indicating that you wish to receive a CE Certificate. Certificates of completion will be emailed to you within two weeks after the completion of the workshop.


  • If you cancel your registration before April 1, 2023, you will receive a 50% refund of the total amount. No refunds will be provided for cancellations made after April 1, 2023. Exception: Please see our Covid cancellation policy in the COVID Policy and Recommendations.
  • If you are unable to attend, you may transfer your participation to another person by emailing Deb (deb.grant@uzazu.org) with their personal information; please cc your substitute in this email.
  • If you do not attend the training, no money will be refunded.


  • The Oddfellows Hall Ballroom is  is not liable for loss of or damage to items brought by guests. 

Package & Pricing Options

Each option includes:

  • The full 3-day training, with 18 hours of in-person training, and an extra 2-hour online Q&A follow-up webinar in June.
  • PDF reference & summary sheets, a short 5-video review mini-course, and 2 UZAZU personal practice videos
  • 2-year online access to the training review & practice videos and the UZAZU Foundations Training online community.

The Foundations Training, in one payment 

  • Get the full training (with all that includes, summarized above) by paying in one single payment and save $30.

$ 600

The Foundations Training, in two payments 

  • Get the full training (with all that includes, summarized above) by paying one half now and the other half in one month.

$ 315 (x2)

Meet the Host & Coordinator for this Training:

This is our home turf, so we're hosting this one! Deb lives in Portland ME, and Dylan in nearby Freeport

In fact, the Maine Center for Taijiquan & Qigong has served us beautifully as an UZAZU lab space for our collaborative development of UZAZU. After 3 years of offering this Foundations training only online, we are delighted to start our return to in-person training here in our local community, and we look forward to welcoming people to our home playing ground.

Don't hesitate to reach out to deb at deb.grant@uzazu.org if you have any questions.