A 12-Week Online Course with Embodiment Expert & UZAZU Founder, Dylan Newcomb
The Foundations of UZAZU Dynamic Embodiment
Step into Your Next Level of Empowering Connectedness with your Self, Others, and the World!
This course is available NOW!
See the FAQ at the bottom for more practical details.
Are You tired of Your Mind Trying to Tell your Body What to Do & how to Feel?
The typical 'Mind vs Body' Dynamic Locks You in a Struggle
The moment your mind perceives something as ‘not ideal’, as being ‘not the way I want it’ (and this could be a feeling that's uncomfortable for you, a life event that is 'not going well enough', or some kind of tension in your relationship with your self or someone else) then this tends to re-ignite that deep & often chronic struggle within your Mind-Body connection. The seeds of 'inner-conflict' have been sown again.
The mind quickly develops an idea about 'what’s wrong' with the situation and forms some concept about what ‘something better’ should look and feel like. And then it starts trying to tell the body what to do: "You should STOP doing that and START doing THIS!” and/or: “You shouldn't feel this way, you should feel that way!" In other words, your mind tries to boss your body around.
But maybe the Body doesn’t feel like 'obeying' the mind.. Maybe your emotions just aren’t ‘in the mood’ for it… What then!? Tension, stress, and internal conflicts ensue. Even just 'getting through the day' can then feel like a confusing and tiring struggle.
"How Can I Get Out of My HEAD & move into a more Naturally Empowering State?"
Your Bodymind can learn to function as a Dynamic Whole
If only we could stop 'should-ing' on ourselves all the time... We dearly need a more productive & joyful way for our mind and body to collaborate with each other—in ALL areas of our life! And that’s where UZAZU’s Dynamic Embodiment approach can help.
By reconnecting and aligning your core patterns of behavior, feeling and thought, UZAZU Dynamic Embodiment re-trains your whole bodymind to work together as a more deeply coherent & highly responsive Dynamic System, both internally and externally — And that translates into more natural flow and joy across all areas of your life.
By doing the deeply integrative Dynamic Embodiment practices, you significantly reduce the overload on your mental thinking process and you activate your whole bodymind's innate intelligences (i.e. your capacity to sense & respond appropriately). This deeper connectivity naturally brings you into more fully empowered states.
Learn & Practice UZAZU Dynamic Embodiment and Find Your Natural Flow!
Dynamic Embodiment can help you to Naturally Thrive
This 12-week online course in The Foundations of Dynamic Embodiment will teach you a simple, yet very powerful 'essential tool-kit' for skillfully connecting and integrating your mind and body.
That means your bodymind can much more ease-fully abide in a state of connection & coherence with whatever is happening—and that sense of 'constant inner-struggle' is significantly reduced. The various movements within your Self and between you and your World feel like a wrestling match and more like a dance 🙂
And this is why we call it Dynamic Embodiment—because learning & practicing it conditions you to responsively embody whatever feeling & action states will most appropriately empower you to fulfill the needs of the moment.
If more patience & surrender is called for, then your bodymind flows into that much more readily. If boldness and assertiveness are called for, then the bodymind is happy to go there too... You find yourself dynamically responding to each moment. Please read on to learn more about how this special 12-week course teaches this.
How Dynamic Embodiment Speeds Your Growth...
The Simplicity and Power of Core Principles—Embodied
UZAZU's set of 8 essential body postures, together with their accompanying vowel sounds, core images, thought-forms, and posture-interlinking movements are simple enough that anyone can learn & effectively perform them almost immediately. You do NOT need to have a 'movement background' or even have 'good physical coordination' to start getting profound benefits from these practices right away.
A Deeply Integrated Approach Leads to Rapid, Lasting Change
By activating your whole body-mind system simultaneously at the levels of body, emotion, and thought, in dynamic interaction with your environment, Dynamic Embodiment practices are inherently integrative, and can rapidly catalyze significant shifts. The changes tend to stick because they came about in a holistic, ecologically balanced way. Just 15-30 minutes of practice, a few times a week, can quickly stimulate real change.
Changing YouR Process Creates Different Results in your Life
The 'results' you are currently experiencing in your life, are a direct result of your current processes. Unfortunately, a large part of that is unconscious. (It's the old 'you don't know what you don't know' dilemma.) By re-patterning how your bodymind system naturally responds to situations, you find that many areas of your life just start 'going more smoothly'. Your Thinking can relax more, letting Feeling & Action flow.
meet the Course Instructor:
Founder-Director, UZAZU Dynamic Embodiment
Raised on a farm in Maine, USA, Dylan went on to study both dance and music composition at the Juilliard School in New York City. He then left the USA to join the renowned Nederlands Dans Theater, where he danced for eight years.
During his following 10 years as a multi-award winning freelance choreographer-composer in the Netherlands, Dylan lectured and taught at the University of Amsterdam, the CodArts Conservatory in Rotterdam, and Utrecht University, during which time, he starting exploring how states of consciousness and Buddhist Mindfulness practice can affect and enrich movement practices.
With generous funding by the Dutch government, Dylan went on to co-found a movement research lab in 2001, called Danslab, where he conducted a series of sound & movement research projects. Through this, he discovered that specific vowel-sounds, when combined with specific body postures and movement patterns, directly stimulate specific patterns of emotion, thought and behavior.
These findings were then further enriched by exploring how these embodied patterns related to various personality theories & typologies and models of psycho-social developmental stages. This work of embodiment-based research & development has continued evolving for over 17 years now and comes together in the method known as UZAZU Dynamic Embodiment.
To date, over 3,000 people worldwide have learned UZAZU and used it to help them become more deeply self-aware, embody a more full range of emotions, integrate past traumatic events, connect with others more deeply & skillfully, and become more clear, motivated & effective in their work.
Dylan has certified eighteen Embodied Change Facilitation Coaches who use UZAZU in their own work with clients to help them more quickly and profoundly embody whatever they are working on.
Dylan now lives in Freeport Maine (back full-circle to where he grew up), in a house in the woods with his wife Kyung-sun Baek and their fiery seven year old daughter Kiana. He divides his time between ongoing bodymind research, working with private clients 1-1 (primarily online), and teaching & training people around the world in the UZAZU Dynamic Embodiment method.
What people are saying...
...PROFOUND TRANSFORMATION CAN TAKE PLACE
Dylan is a master facilitator whose compassionate, gentle approach, creates an immediate safe space where profound transformations can take place. I truly walked away with priceless new understandings of where I could step into being more.
Shirley Weiss — MA, HHC, WeissHolistic
...Things Happen when I work with Dylan
Things happen when I work with Dylan. Engaging body, mind and spirit simultaneously, his integrated approach is fast, deep, and profound! Our work together has helped me experience joy and amplified my own potential to step forward powerfully in life.
Robin Reinach — Writer, Producer, Investor
I was left with a strong sense of underlying completeness
To put it as simply as I can, UZAZU movements and practices give me a clear experience of being in the world with all of me. After completing the all the practices in the training, I was left with a strong sense of underlying completeness. Not that everything was easy, mind you, or “magically fixed” or anything—the experience was something more simple and profound. Deep inside, I felt like I had reached all over the place and had gently uncovered every stone, so to speak, seeing what was good, seeing what needed care, and knowing that I had a non-cognitive, embodied approach to work with.
Alex Iglecia — EPIC Facilitator and Author
...one of the two best embodiment teachers of his generation
"Dylan is one of the two best embodiment teachers of his generation. (I am the other one, so I should know 😉 Seriously—the man’s a master at what he does.”
MARK WALSH — Embodiment Trainer, UK
I am able to process emotional waves much more deeply and swiftly
I have become more focused, discerning, and purposeful. I am making more money and cultivating better relationships. I am able to process emotional waves much more deeply and swiftly and find I have a deeper understanding of, and appreciation for, the underlying dynamics of life. The language of UZAZU has given me an embodied way to be with the details and processes of all aspects of my life.
Luna Marendi — Personal Coach & Trainer and Embodied Facilitator
Introducing the 12-Week Online UZAZU Course:
The Foundations of Dynamic Embodiment
These 12 Modules of the Course, released one per week, will ensure you gain both deeper understanding and skill in your own modes of embodied being and doing, as well as support you in applying & integrating these deep-level pattern shifts into your own life.
Modules 1-2: Deepening Your Self-Awareness Through EmbodYing Polarity
These first two modules give you a deeply experiential introduction to the core principles and polarities of Dynamic Embodiment and function as a powerful Self-Assessment process that deepens your embodied self-awareness, right from the start. By experiencing, evaluating, and reflecting on each of the core Bodymind Dimensions of UZAZU, and making key connections to how you are currently showing up in your life, you'll gain crucial new insights into how the embodied nature of your current 'strengths & limitations' in daily life.
Modules 3-4: Get Grounded & Self-Regulated by Embodying Your Center
A truly empowering Embodiment is founded on your capacity to be deeply present to and and lovingly supportive of your own Center. Module 3 focuses on Deep Grounding into your body and becoming more profoundly comfortable with your sensations & feelings. Module 4 focuses on Effective Self-Regulation—how you can attend to your inner-feeling states and skillfully manage & balance them, both in solitude and in public.
Modules 5-6: Stand Strong & Show-Up Fully by Embodying Your BoundarY
Your Boundary shapes the space that defines and empowers YOU. It's also the membrane though which your share your Self and receive the World. Embodying your boundary more effectively & ease-fully makes living in the world so much less triggering and so much more naturally empowering! Module 5 focuses on the embodiment of Standing Firmly in your truth-in-the-moment and Module 6 teaches you how manage the two pathways of Authentic Expression & Openness to Experience.
Modules 7-8: Make Meaningful Connections by Embodying your Contacts
How you show up and 'tune-in' to each new point of Contact—where your Boundary meets an Other's—determines the potential richness of that interaction. Module 7 explores the core embodiment patterns that support you in Making Connections that are authentically enlivening & meaningful. Module 8 trains you to use these connection skills to enter into Sustained Flow States that free you to follow your natural intuition & flow with the process.
Modules 9-10: Manifest Shared Goodness by Embodying Your Exchanges
The more fully coherent and engaged your Exchanges are with Others, the more you can participate in co-creating things of real value and forming deeper relationships in the process. Module 9 focuses on the embodiment of 'doing good on purpose' & 'making a contribution'. Module 10 explores the 'meshwork space' of embodied co-creativity and dynamic synergy.
Modules 11-12: Bringing Dynamic Embodiment into the Dance of Life
Now it's time to weave it all together... In Module 11, you'll explore the dynamic relationships, synergies, and tensions between each of the 8 core modes of embodiment you've been practicing. In Module 12 we'll lean into exactly where and how in your life you can apply these modes of embodiment to optimize the dynamic responsiveness and unique flow that's wanting to happen in each moment. So that 'embodiment' becomes not just something you do in a safe practice space, but also a natural part of how you live life!
You can choose between 2 different levels...
You can choose take just the core course, OR add additional 1-1 private sessions with Dylan. With one module released to you each week, the course takes your on a very engaging, interactive growth journey. When you add the 1-1 coaching level, however, your transformational process of growth and healing are custom tailored to fit where YOU are right now. In this way, Dylan can work directly with you to support your growth, and personally guide you in applying these practices to your specific life challenges. So you can get where you want to go in your life right now!
The Core Course
The Core Course is designed to teach you all the foundational principles of Dynamic Embodiment and to give you a solid, powerful set of simple practices you can continue to use and grow with for years to come.
This course is designed not as an 'information download', but rather as a deeply transformational journey. The sequence of posture-movements you will learn and practice mirrors, in a thoroughly embodied way, the stages of early childhood through early adulthood. And this gives your bodymind the unique opportunity to systematically re-pattern and 'upgrade' many of the habits, unconscious limiting beliefs, and bodymind schemas that became habituated at each key stage of your growing up. And it does this in a way that not only promotes deep mind-body integration, but also builds deep self-other, relational integration. And it's the combination of the two that's so key.
A solid, complete foundation for ongoing Embodied Growth and Development...
Joining this course provides you with the support, guidance and accountability to maintain a consistent, highly transformational embodiment practice. Having an experienced embodiment teacher-mentor to guide and support you will help keep you progressing, through the inevitable questions & challenges that come up along the path. And you'll be doing all this within a community of earnest, caring individuals who are there to support each other.
Each Week, a New Course Module is Released that Gives You:
The Private Coaching
Private Coaching with Dylan includes the Core Course and can help you Clarify Your Direction & Embody your Life's Journey into the Next Stage of your Development
Private Coaching Sessions, with Dylan done either weekly or bi-weekly via Zoom video, can support you in evolving more quickly and gracefully into the next stage of your natural evolution.
Private coaching, using a dynamic combination of UZAZU, Energy Psychology and 'more conventional' coaching approaches, has been one of the main focuses of Dylan's work over the past 8 years.
Particularly if you are feeling stubbornly held back by unresolved past events (at any level) and/or uncertain about where to direct your focus and 'purposeful work' at this juncture, then adding this private coaching layer can make a huge difference.
Purchasing the coaching session together with the Course & Group Coaching multiplies the effectiveness of either one on it's own and effectively makes this coaching almost half-price, compared to doing private coaching with Dylan later, separately.
Be supported on your own Individual Journey of Transformation & Growth
In his private practice, Dylan works primarily with adults who've already done a fair amount of 'personal growth & healing work', but who find themselves at the limits of what their past approaches have been able to offer, and are attracted to working in a way that's both deeply embodied, integrally transpersonal, and continually relational.
Here's what you get, when you Sign up for Private Coaching:
If you are very interested in potentially doing the private coaching option, but/and you have any questions or doubt at all, you can ask it via the chat button below, email Dylan directly at [email protected], and/or you're very welcome to grab a 25-minute slot on Dylan's calendar here and talk about it directly with him!
Click here to see what people are saying about working privately with Dylan...
I can now bring my idea into Reality!
Working with Dylan for the past months, I can now bring my idea into reality. He is helping me transform a big, underdeveloped idea into something concrete and he's supporting me to create ways I can powerfully communicate that!
Extremely soul-nourishing and life-confirming
It is extremely soul nourishing and life confirming/fulfilling to be seen and to experience myself as a whole, leaving nothing out. Dylan is very gifted in meeting you where you are, fully honoring that, and then working from there to whatever naturally reveals itself to be seen and included.
I feel empowered and clear
Working with Dylan has helped me to feel empowered and clear, even in the midst of a lot of chaos—and that feeling has stayed! We tend to be very much lost in our "mind-stuff" these days and getting more into the body in this way is unlike any other approach I've seen out there. It's powerful stuff! Dylan is a master at what he does.
Straight to the Essence...
Dylan combined his open heart and clear mind together with UZAZU to get us straight to the essence. He empowered me to take ownership of any issues and work on them myself. With great success!
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Fully complete the first two modules of the course and are feeling it's not something you want to keep doing, for whatever reason. Just send an email to [email protected] and we'll refund your entire payment, no questions asked. (We just require that you give it a real try first 😉 )
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When you do it, you feel better emotionally, mentally and physically
This system is so vital, fresh and organic. When you do it, you feel better emotionally, mentally and physically. UZAZU deserves to be studied by anyone with a serious interest in promoting mind-body integration.
Larry Stoler, PhD, DCEP
President Emeritus of the Association for Comprehensive Energy Psychology
You might have some questions about how/if this course will work for you, and which package is the best fit right now... If they are not answered here below, please click on the chat button in the lower right corner of this page and let's get them clarified!
About the Core Course:
What does each course module contain? What will I be 'doing' each week?
Each Saturday morning (your local time), for 12 weeks, you will receive an email with a link inviting you to login to that week's module, which will be automatically 'unlocked' for you in your online course area.
Each weekly course module will contain:
- A 20-35 minute Learning Video
- A 12-18 minute Practice Video
- A short PDF overview of the modules material
- The recording of a 90-minute interactive class on that material (with an optional 30-min Q&A discussion after).
All the course contents build on each other, from one module to the next, and within each module. So please do consume the course content in the sequence it's presented so you get the most out of it!
How many hours a week will I need to dedicate to this course, in order to get everything out of it?
I’d recommend investing 2-3 hours of your time, per week, to get through all the week's content (as described above). Of course, if you want to spend another 1-2 hours per week practicing that module's practices more often, that can help very much to deepen your integration and increase the transformation you experience!
What kind of physical space do I need to have, to practice UZAZU Dynamic Embodiment? And is it Loud!?
The forms of UZAZU Dynamic Embodiment we'll be focusing on in this course do not move around in space much. If you have enough room to do a Yoga or Chi Gong practice, you'll have enough space to practice UZAZU. And while each movement has a specific vowel sound connected to it—to shape the mouth during breathing—we most often keep the vocalizations to a whisper - so it's rather quiet as a practice, and won't disturb anyone in the next room 😉
What if I’m away or unavailable to keep up during some of these 12 weeks?
That’s totally workable. The way the course is structured, it’s quite possible to miss a module here or there, then jump back in live and still benefit from wherever you are at with it. (Of course, if you can go through it all in sequence—that's of course preferable.) The first two weeks lay the foundation, then the following weeks ‘zero in’ on specific embodiment postures and how to work with them. If you miss any of these 'deep dive weeks', you can easily circle back on them later.
What if I have emotional trauma, repressed emotions, or other specific challenges I'm dealing with?
Good question! It depends on a few things... namely:
1) It depends on the intensity and amount of the trauma(s) and how deeply it’s currently affecting your ability to feel your own bodily sensations and self-regulate your emotions. The less you can feel your own internal bodily sensations & feelings in general, the harder (and slower-going) it is to work on yourself in a deeply embodied way without direct guidance (as you can perhaps imagine...) That said, this course proceeds in a very specific sequence that trains you to safely feel your sensations and emotions and regulate them much more effectively.
2) Your capacity to focus on self-development related endeavors, such as watching the videos and following along with the exercises. Having significant trauma and stress has been known to make it harder for people to successfully focus on completing online courses. It takes more self-directed learning and comittment. My advice? If you feel called to do it, if you really want it, then strongly commit to making it happen. Block off your learning & practice times in your calendar and stick with it!
If you are currently seeing a therapist or other mental health professional related to your trauma, then I highly encourage you to ask them their opinion about you taking this course, in compliment to the work you are already doing. Often it can be very complimentary, sometimes it can be 'too much of a good thing'. You want to challenge yourself, but you don't want to overload your system either.
The other thing you might want to seriously consider is going for the option o the course AND 12 private sessions with me. In my private 1-1 work, trauma processing is a sizable part of what I do w people, using a 'trauma0-adapted' form of UZAZU.
You could also just add 2 private sessions with me, in complement to the course. Two private sessions are an additional $447 dollars. You can add these two sessions on, towards the end of the course checkout process.
With these two sessions, earlier on in the course process, perhaps after module 1 and module 3 or 4, we can work together to help you ground into the learning and integration process in a way that best meets you where you are at
And can help you work with the material in a way that can perhaps help you some with the trauma that is there in your system.
I’d be happy to have a 30-minute call with you and see what might be a best fit for you. No obligation to proceed.
You can click here to pick a time that works for both of us to talk about if this course, and potentially some 1-1 coaching, is a good fit for you right now.
About the Private Sessions:
Why would I add Private Coaching, and what’s the difference with the Core Course?
Private Coaching shifts the whole center of the process to YOU—where you are at in your life journey right now. Does this feel like a key moment or period for you? Do you feel like a big shift is wanting or needing to happen? Dylan’s private coaching focuses on honing in on the ‘deeper purpose & process’ that’s wanting to unfold through you at this moment, and supporting that to happen in the most efficient, joy-filled, and fully integrated way possible. (Yeah—I’m big on being able to actually enjoy and be in love with the process, no matter how confusing or intense it may feel at times. 😉
What’s the recommended frequency of the Private Sessions? And can I adapt them to my schedule?
It’s your journey, so you set the rhythm. Life happens, and we respond accordingly 🙂 And yet: consistency does often tend to serve… In many cases, a weekly rhythm is ideal, and bi-weekly when more space is desired to integrate and work with stuff in between.
ALSO: Whenever you feel, during the course, that it's getting a bit much for you, you can always pause the private sessions for a week or two. There's not need to 'wrap it all up' within a certain period. You can use these sessions at the rate that best serves YOU.
I have an online scheduler I send you a link to. I do my private session work Monday-Friday and generally have 2-3 slots available per day at USA & European time-zone friendly times. I make sure there's always space, and encourage people to book themselves out at least 2-4 weeks in advance, usually. You can also cancel or reschedule a session up to 24 hours in advance, again via the self-scheduling link.
What about just doing the Core Course now, and maybe doing some Private sessions later?
You can certainly do this... When you do the course and 1-1 coaching together, you effectively get the course almost 'for free'. (And/or you get the Private Sessions for about 30% off my stand-alone rate, however you wanna look at it.) If you choose to do both at once, it's a more of time and money commitment, but you get a significantly more synergistic experience. If you are looking to create a BIG shift in your patterns of thought, feeling and action in a short period of time, the course-and-coaching combo is a great way to do that! 🙂
How are your Private Coaching Sessions structured?
The sessions are done via Zoom video, and you can easily record all or parts of your session directly to your computer. (Many people like to review them later again…) The process is grounded in a shared, conscious presencing—practicing noticing how Awareness is relating to what your mind-body is ‘being and doing’, moment to moment. And within that ever more conscious ‘awaring’, we focus on whatever seems to be most interesting to place attention on. That could be relational challenges, ‘work issues’, past traumatic events, confusion & worries about ‘the future’, and/or just flat out exploring how YOU can be more free, happy, free and purpose-filled in how you’re living.
Each client gets a customized Coaching Journey Board that I've developed over the past years which holds the Pre and Post Session Reflection Forms (These kind of feedback loops help a lot with maximizing your growth.) This board is also where I share your customized 'homework' exercises and any individualized belief-statement work we may be doing. It's also the private portal through which we can communicate in between sessions, in case you have any questions or want to share something. If you wanna see what this Coaching Board looks like, here's a short intro video I give all my new clients.
Can I meet with Dylan personally before deciding if to go for the coaching now or not?
Sure! If you have any doubt at all, I encourage you to grab a 25-minute slot on my calendar here and let’s talk & feel into it together!