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Announcing a Special 4-Month Personal Practice Opportunity:

The UZAZU Embodiment Practice Group

Experience Deep Growth and Integration through regular, shared UZAZU Practice

This is your chance to join an intimate community of embodiment practice, led by UZAZU’s two main teachers & trainers: Dylan Newcomb and Deb Grant

8 Live Online Sessions, every other Friday, starting October 26th.

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This is for anyone who wants to regularly practice UZAZU to:

  • Cultivate a deeper mind-body connection & gain greater energetic-emotional resilience
  • Enhance your capacity for self-regulating and skillfully responding to life's challenges
  • Deepen your embodied wisdom & intuition, by further integrating UZAZU's approach
  • Connect with a community of like-minded practitioners for inspiration and support

A Word From Your Friendly, Non-Local UZAZU Trainers:

Dylan Newcomb and Deb Grant together in Portland Maine 1 Mar 2022

We're excited to offer this special 4-month UZAZU community practice group!

As UZAZU trainers and practitioners, we know firsthand the immense value of regular, shared practice for accessing and embodying a full range of states more deeply and transformationally.

While we both love teaching UZAZU in our various trainings, Dylan and I often feel a desire to spend less time mostly teaching and more time practicing, playing and organically deepening into these rich embodied states together!

For us, UZAZU has never ultimately been about the frameworks, maps, or embodiment theory, but rather about what can happen when we come together in community to practice, explore and co-experience. 

If deepening together into greater embodied wisdom and skill sounds appealing, we encourage you to join us in this practice journey!

— Deb & Dylan

The Value of a Consistent, Integrative Embodiment Practice

In our modern, technology-saturated culture, it's all too easy to fall into a semi-disembodied trance, disconnected from our full inner wisdom. We can often feel distracted, reactive—and even partly alienated from ourselves and each other.

By committing to regular shared practice, you provide yourself an invaluable opportunity to help counter this deep imbalance we all face. Coming together consistently, you can reconnect more to your body's innate cues, subtle energies, and intuitive intelligence. Let look at some of the main benefits you can expect from joining us and taking part:
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Evolve your Patterns & Unlock Your Potential

Through ongoing integrative embodiment practice, unconscious triggers and reactions transform into more integrated, coherent states Just as learning to ride a bike rewires your nervous system, you can physically repattern & retrain reflexive responses and overcome longterm limiting behaviors.

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Elevate Your Positive Impacts on Others

As your own embodiment deepens and expands, it’s highly possible you’ll experience accelerated breakthroughs with clients and amplification of your positive ripple effects. By ‘walking your talk’ with greater alignment, you become a clearer conduit for facilitating embodied healing and growth.

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Enhance Your Energy & Self Regulation Skills

By tuning into subtle energy flows, you build the muscle of self-awareness and self-regulation, empowering you to shift from reactive patterns into coherent, resilient responses. As your energy regulation skills transform, so too do lifelong patterns of avoidance, over-reaction, energy drops, and scattering that have limited you.

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Extend Your Embodied Relational Intelligence

Interactive, receptive-yet-assertive embodiment practice strengthens your empathy, attunement, and ability to relate skillfully and non-reactively—even in challenging situations. You evolve your capacity for clear, compassionate, balanced connection and start to transform what’s possible through your relationships.

Some of the embodiment practices you'll experience...

In each interactive session, Dylan or Deb will guide you through a different way to use UZAZU to expand and deepen your embodied skills and states. We'll practice together, share our experiences, and continue engaging between sessions.

Here are some of the embodied explorations we have in store for you:

Activating the Richness of the Four Elements:

Bring the archetypal elements of Earth, Water, Fire and Air more vividly into your practice. Feel their qualities awaken your bodymind, unlocking fuller, more vibrant bi-directional flows of energy and information.

Balancing Your Core and Periphery

Learn techniques for building stronger connections between your core and your body's periphery. This is a powerful way to cultivate more integrated movement and profound shifts as you transition between modes.

Tapping into the Goodness of Gravity and Levity

Harness the physics of gravity and levity to influence the quality and ease of your mode embodiment and your flow between them. Optimize your relationship to weight & space - floating gracefully or rooting deeply.

Invoking Primal Energies Through Animal Embodiment

Tap into primal currents and potent qualities by embodying the archetypal energies of spirit animals aligned with each mode. Unlock deeper intelligences and vital life force, as you connect with & embody their ancient wisdom.

Re-Patterning Embodied Developmental Movement

Incorporate developmental movements like yield, push, reach and pull to upgrade how you embody and move through the modes. Mimic the way babies build new neural pathways as you repattern your own early moves.

Dissolving Blocks Through Embodied Tapping

Strategically combine UZAZU Postures/Modes with EFT tapping techniques. First bring or stir up specific tensions and ‘shadow stuff’ with UZAZU, then help clear stuck energies and limiting beliefs with theme-aligned tapping. 

Playfully Rewiring Your Neural Pathways

Use novel pathways of embodiment discovered through spontaneous play to refresh and inspire your practice with the Modes. Rewire neural connections, helping free up entrenched habits and conditioning.

And More Surprises to Come...

This is a rare chance to expand and deepen your embodiment skills using UZAZU practice, under the guidance of it’s two main trainers, and with warm community interaction and support. Join us!

What people are saying about doing UZAZU practices...

Anita Paalvast

"(UZAZU) is a powerful way of getting in touch with all the energies in our body. The movements are simple and therefore very accessible and, at the same time, they have great depth and subtlety. Through the focus on polarities, I can understand myself and others better."

Anita Palvaast, Coach & TRainer

Albert Viljoen

“It felt like UZAZU Embodied Intelligence really offered the map, the framework, the developmental structure, and then tools to really support someone. Now that I have an embodied map, I can take any issue and kind of map it with the UZAZU and get a much more well rounded view of this is what's going on, so I can get to the roots of the issue easier.” 

Albert Viljoen, Executive COAch & UZAZU PRactitioner 

Here's What You Get When You Join:

Eight interactive UZAZU practice sessions

  • 80-min live embodiment sessions every other week, alternately led by Dylan & Deb
  • Video replays available within 24 hrs, with subtitles, to access for 2 years
  • Contains some unique practices & explorations, not taught anywhere else in UZAZU
  • All practices support your own embodiment and skillful connection with others
  • Minimal conceptual framing, maximum experiential practice and integration

Biweekly meeting dates & times here (starts Oct. 20)

  •  Every other Friday, 9-10:20am Eastern (3-4:20pm Central European)
  • 8 total sessions from October 20th through January 26th
  • Live online via Zoom, with replays available within 24 hours
  • Intro session October 13th at 9am Eastern for newcomers to learn basics

Becoming part of a supportive online practice community

  • Practice together consistently over months with guidance and support
  • Share insights between sessions in our private online community
  • Arrange occasional member-led meetups for more practice
  • Develop deeper bonds and embodiment skills together
  • Receive guidance, inspiration, accountability that elevates your commitment

Use of our private app for easy between-session sharing

  • The user-friendly Heartbeat app works seamlessly on all devices
  • A fully private platform to support your ongoing journey
  • Easy access to all session replays, for repeated viewing and practice
  • Share experiences, insights, and questions between sessions in the threads
  • Technical support for planning additional practice sessions together in smaller groups or dyads

Package & Pricing Options

Register by Friday, October 13th and get 15% off!

Eight Live Group Practice Sessions

  • 8 interactive live practice sessions
  • Community support & engagement for 4 months
  • 2 years access to the practice video replays

$ 200

All Sessions + Private Coaching: 1 Payment

  • 3 private 55-minute sessions with Dylan or Deb —it's your choice! (pls pick either D or D)
  • You can choose whatever you want to work on, and/or we can help
  • (This package is by far the most cost-effective way to work 1-1with D or D.)

$ 695

All Sessions + Private Coaching: 3 Payments

  • 3 private 55-minute sessions with Dylan or Deb —it's your choice!
  • You can choose whatever you want to work on, and/or we can help
  • (3 Monthly payments to make it easier on the cash-flow)

$ 240 x3

Meet the Trainers:

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Dylan Newcomb

Dylan Newcomb is a mind-body researcher, coach, teacher, and founder/director of the UZAZU Embodied Intelligence method. Over the past 18 years now, Dylan has taught his unique approach to embodiment training, currently called UZAZU Embodied Intelligence, to over 3,000 students across 4 continents. 

He has trained coaches, therapists, group facilitators, policemen, doctors, and business leaders in how to quickly balance their inner states to bring more ease and flow to their engagement in the world. Dylan is increasingly recognized as one of the leaders in the space of bringing the science and practice of embodiment-based personal development into the 21st Century.
 

Read More About Dylan... 

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 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, 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, generously funded by the Dutch Government and multiple other grants.

After several years of research into how vowel sounds affect people’s thought, emotion and behavior, Dylan began shaping his sound-movement research findings into a model—and a method—for helping people quickly identify various forms of embodied state imbalances and how to shift and re-pattern 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 Grant

Deb Grant

Practicing psychotherapy for over 25 years, Deb Grant, LCSW, LSMT integrates Body-oriented Psychotherapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), UZAZU Embodied Intelligence, other somatic methods, energy psychology (including EFT), and ego state work in her trauma-informed psychotherapy work with clients to help create lasting healing and change.

She brings consultation and professional development workshops to therapists and other helping professionals, exploring the integration of somatic/body-based work with psychotherapy. As a trainer for UZAZU Embodied Intelligence, a movement-based comprehensive therapeutic change modality, Deb also provides professional workshops and certification programs in UZAZU for coaches and therapists.
 

Read More About Deb... 

In 2015 Deb was honored to co-present polyvagal theory workshops with Deb Dana, LCSW, at Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health as well as at Omega Institute. 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. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is the practice group for and what prior experience is needed?

This practice group is for those who have learned UZAZU previously through one of our Foundations Trainings, Practitioner Certification Training, another training where all 3 Bodymind Dimensions and 9 Modes & Postures were taught, via or multiple individual client sessions. In other words, at least a very basic familiarity with the core UZAZU framework is required to fully participate. We will not be ‘re-teaching’ all the core elements again, but will assume a basic working knowledge of them. The goal is to take your practice to the next level through ongoing practice and community interaction. All are welcome from beginners to advanced, as long as you're willing and wanting to engage!

That said, if you are new to UZAZU Embodied Intelligence, and want to join this practice group, founder Dylan Newcomb will be offering 5-hour Basic Training before the group starts,  for an additional fee, so newcomers can get up to speed quickly. See elsewhere on this website for the details, as soon as they are posted.

What is the format and schedule for the practice sessions?

The group meets every other week for 80 minute interactive online sessions via Zoom, starting on Friday, October 26th. Dylan and Deb will alternate facilitating the sessions. These live sessions will offer a brief welcoming and introduction to the day’s practice and then dive in to the experiential exercises, movement, energy cultivating and shifting, and then finish with a short group sharing and discussion.
Video replays are available within our private online community app within 24 hours, if you miss the live session or want to follow-along again later at any point. No handouts will necessarily be provided, as the focus is on experience rather than teaching. You'll be able to use the UZAZU community app (called Heartbeat) between sessions for further sharing, dialogue and accountability.

What if I can't make it to one or more of the live sessions?

No problem! Video replays of each live session will be available to watch within 48 hours, so you can easily stay caught up. You'll have access to all session replays for 2 years after the group ends. An online community app is also available for discussions and connecting between sessions at your convenience. We'll also encourage group members to arrange occasional meetups for practicing together. Flexibility is built in to accommodate your schedule while ensuring you fully benefit!

What can I expect during the sessions and community interactions?

Expect to be guided through somatic techniques and explorations using the UZAZU framework to enhance mind-body integration and access empowering states. The emphasis is on practice and direct experience rather than theory. More detailed examples of the kinds of practices we’ll be doing are shared in the webpage description above. In between sessions, engage with fellow practitioners in the online community, share insights, get accountability for practicing, and interact however works best for you. Come ready to engage fully - mind, body and spirit!