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The Foundations of Dynamic Embodiment
A 12-Week Online Course with Embodiment Expert & UZAZU Founder, Dylan Newcomb
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tired of Trying to Tell Yourself What to Do and 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 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 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
The Foundations of Dynamic Embodiment
this course is designed to be a transformational Journey of Integration & Growth
The course is designed to teach you all the fundamental 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.
Perhaps most importantly, this course is designed to be a deeply transformational process to go through. The sequence of postures and related practices are learned and integrated according to the natural, developmental sequence that mirrors 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.
Joining this course provides you with the support, guidance and accountability to maintain a consistent, transformational embodiment practice. Having a highly-experienced embodiment teacher-mentor to guide you 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.
Deeply Integrative Learning & Growth Requires a Multi-Faceted Approach...
Each Week, a New Course Module is Released that Gives You:
Transforming Your Specific Sub-Conscious Limiting Beliefs & Emotional Patterns...
An Optional Group Coaching Layer will support you to do deeper-level change work.
If you are sensing it may be a good time for you to shift some significant, deep-set limiting beliefs or unprocessed emotions, then adding the Group Coaching layer is highly recommended. The Group Coaching layer gives to access to an additional 90-minute 'deep-dive' live session into bring deeper awareness to the various subconscious limiting beliefs and 'difficult emotions' that come up in connection to that module's main theme and transforming them. This is a more open-structured, high-touch container for participants to be supported, by Dylan and by each other, in the deeper growth work that learning & practicing Dynamic Embodiment invites. Additional embodied, subconscious re-patterning & integration techniques of UZAZU will be offered, typically in more personalized forms, according to the specific needs that arise in the group. Joining the Group Coaching track also includes a 90-minute 1-1 session with Dylan to help build deeper shared-understanding of your unique dynamics, sticking points, and growth opportunities, right at the beginning of the journey.
Private Sessions w/Dylan can help Clarify Your Direction & Embody Your Life's Journey.
Private Coaching Sessions, 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 the Coaching almost half-price, compared to purchasing the sessions later, separately.
>>> If you are seriously interested in, but not yet sure about, adding the Private Coaching layer, then please click here to set up a free 25-minute consult with me so we can explore together if & how this might serve you right now.
A Course that Takes You Deep...
These 12 Modules of the Course, released one per week, ensure you will not only gain deeper understanding about the core aspects of embodiment, they will guide you through a transformational process of becoming more deeply and dynamically embodied.
Modules 1-2: Deepening Your Self-Awareness Through EmbodYing Polarity
These first two modules function as both an experiential introduction to the core principles and polarities of Dynamic Embodiment AND as a powerful Self-Assessment which deepens your embodied self-awareness, right from the start. By experiencing, evaluating, and reflecting on each of core body postures and movements of UZAZU, and relating that to specific aspects of how you are currently 'showing up' in your life, you'll gain crucial new insights into how your embodied 'strengths & limitations' are current manifesting.
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 is the membrane though which your share your Self and receive the World. Embodying your boundary space 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 Contact
How you show up and 'tune-in' to each new place of Contact, where your Boundary meets the 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 follow your natural interests & 'go with the moment'.
Modules 9-10: Manifest Shared Goodness by Embodying Your Exchanges
The more fully coherent and engaged your Exchanges 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 a 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 practice' becomes not just something you do in a dedicated space, but also an integral aspect of how you show up.
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The Live Practice Classes are each Tuesday, at 2pm EDT (GMT-5)
The Group Coaching Sessions are each Thursday at 2pm EDT (GMT-5)
As people from around the world take this course, many cannot attend the class or group sessions live. A Replay is always posted in the course module within 12 hours after the class.
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 'Basic' Course:
When are the Live Online Practice Classes & how do they work, practically speaking?
The Live Practice Classes will be held each Tuesday at 2:00pm EDT (GMT-5). They will on the Zoom platform, which works on any Computer, Tablet or Smartphone. (Smartphone is a bit small for the video feed image, but still workable.)
What if the time slot of the live class doesn't work for me, or if I have to miss some?
A bummer, but not a ‘problem’. All the live classes will be recorded and inserted neatly right into its course module. You’ll get an email saying it’s ready for you, which should be about 12 hours after the class. You can leave your comments and questions under the video and I respond to them there.
What if I’m away or unavailable to keep up during some of the weeks?
That’s usually totally workable. The way the course is structured, it’s quite possible to miss a module here or there, then jump 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 preferable.) The first two weeks lay the foundations, then the following weeks ‘zero in’ on specific embodiment postures and how to work with them. If you miss any of these 'deep dives', you can always circle back on them later.
How many hours a week will I need to dedicate to this, in order to get everything out of it?
I’d recommend investing 2-3 hours per week of your time. There will be about 30 minutes of video training and initial experience & practice, then a 60 minute live practice call, then I recommend about 15 - 30 minutes of practice 3-4 times a week. You can do more, for sure! But ven just three 15 minute practice session, plus the instruction video, and the live class, can afford you a powerful process each week.
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 Asana or Chi Gong practice, you 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 😉
About the Group Coaching:
What does the Group Coaching add to the process, and why isn’t it just part of the course?
The Group Coaching is highly recommended if you are feeling blocked in your efforts to step into healthy(er) patterns of thinking, feeling and acting. The additional protocols and deeper processing targets more the subconscious beliefs and unprocessed emotions. The Group Coaching consists of an additional 90-minute 'deep-dive' live session. This is a more open-structured, high-touch container for participants to be supported, by Dylan and by each other, in the deeper growth work that learning & practicing Dynamic Embodiment invites.
Joining the Group Coaching track also includes a 90-minute 1-1 session with Dylan to help build deeper shared-understanding of your unique dynamics, sticking points, and growth opportunities, right at the beginning of the journey.
The group coaching layer is offered separately for people wanting to engage with the material & the process on a deeper level to do some deeper ‘self-work’, and who can make the extra time and money available. The basic course alone gives a way for people to get a lot out of the process already for a lesser investment of time and money.
When are the Group Coaching Sessions & how do they work, practically speaking?
The Group Coaching Sessions will be each Thursday at 2pm EDT (GMT-5). They will on the Zoom platform, which works on any Computer, Tablet or Smartphone. (Smartphone is a bit small for the video feed image, but still workable.) There will also be additional handouts related to the protocols we use in the sessions.
What if the time slot of the Group Coaching Sessions doesn't work, or if I have to miss some?
The live sessions with the group will surely give rise to some very rich and real ‘moments’ together. And a the same time, there are clear protocols and sets of core beliefs we’ll be working with and integrating at the same time. So following along with the replay (which is posted soon after), and leaving your own comments and questions, which Dylan & the group can respond to in the private group chat, will be very effective as well. In other words, yes, missing some of the sessions is fine.
About the Private Sessions:
Why would I add Private Coaching, and what’s the difference with the Group Coaching?
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, & can I adapt them to my schedule & vacation?
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. And it’s also fine to pause it for a few weeks. Because life. And vacations. Etc.
What about just doing the Course and Group Coaching now, and maybe doing some Private sessions later?
You can certainly just do the course and/or add the Group Coaching for more deeper ‘self-work’ and then potentially do the Private Sessions later. You can see here how I offer my private coaching packages, outside of the context of this course. Notice that when you do the course and 1-1 coaching together, you effectively get the course and the group coaching almost 'for free' in this scenario (or the Private Sessions for about 40% off, however you wanna look at it.) If you choose to do all at once, is IS a significant time commitment, but if you are looking to create a BIG shift in your patterns of thought, feeling and action in a short period of time, this 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! You need to feel totally comfortable, deeply met, and thoroughly ‘understood’ by someone to entrust them to truly collaborate with you at the vulnerable frontier of your growth edges…