The UZAZU Core Team
UZAZU is currently powered by a core team of five passionate people, each specialized in a different aspect of what it takes to research, design, develop and deliver the live & online trainings and workshops that UZAZU Embodied Intelligence offers. UZAZU is also deeply grateful to the many contributions and much hard work that so many people around the world have put in over the past 19 years, towards making this embodied model, method, and community what it is today.
FounDer, Director, Lead Trainer
Dylan Newcomb is the founder & lead trainer of UZAZU Embodied Intelligence, a master embodiment-based coach for helping professionals & cultural creatives, and an avid embodiment researcher.
Dylan trained at the Juilliard School in both dance performance and music composition, and was a multi-award-winning choreographer-composer in the Netherlands for over a decade. Generously funded by the Dutch government, Dylan went on to co-found Danslab Institute for Movement Research in 2001, where he conducted cross-cultural research for several years, exploring how vocal sounds, breath, and movement influenced thought, emotion, and behavior across hundreds of subjects. This research formed the basis for what has evolved into a comprehensive modality known as UZAZU Embodied Intelligence.
Over the past 19 years, Dylan has taught his unique approach to embodiment training 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 emerging next-generation of leaders in the space of bringing the science and practice of embodiment-based personal development into the 21st Century.
As a master-coach, Dylan Newcomb works 1-1 online with helping professionals, supporting them to move through the remaining blocks holding them back from effectively getting their purpose-driven work into the world, and he works with conscious entrepreneurs & cultural creatives looking to grow their impact, while also growing as a whole person. Dylan lives with his wife Kyung-sun Baek and their 12 year old daughter Kiana in Freeport Maine, USA.
Deb Grant, LCSW, RSMT
CLINICAL ADVISOR & Lead Co-TRAINER
As a licensed social worker (LCSW) and registered somatic movement teacher (RSMT), Deb brings over 25 years of clinical expertise as a psychotherapist specializing in trauma and somatic work to her role as clinical advisor for UZAZU. As a co-trainer and certified practitioner herself, she helps develop, guide, and deliver UZAZU's live & online training events along with the 9-month certification program.
Deb is certified as a Body-Mind Centering® Somatic Movement Educator, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) practitioner, and yoga teacher. She provides consultation and professional development workshops to helping professionals, exploring the integration of somatic/body-based work with psychotherapy. She has presented workshops on Polyvagal Theory at Kripalu and Omega Institute, and has served as a regular co-presenter & collaborator with internationally renowned speaker and educator on Polyvagal Theory, Deb Dana.
In addition to her profession as a psychotherapist, Deb has an extensive background and training in bodywork, theater, and contact improvisation, and teaches somatic approaches to improvisational dance and contact improvisation. She is also a DJ for Portland, Maine's thriving ecstatic dance community. Deb lives in Portland with with partner Jason and his 14 year old son Oliver, as well as 2 cats; her daughter Sadie lives around the corner and is pursuing graduate work in social work. Deb's website can be found at debgrant.net.
WEB DEVELOPER & LEAD TECHNICIAN
At UZAZU, Harjeet is responsible for technology, including the website, course area, and community site. He has also been lead developer on UZAZU’s online self-assessment that helps you visualize your embodied patterns in an easy-to-use, interactive graphical map.
Harjeet lives in Ahmedabad, India (the city of Mahatma Gandhi) and has been working with technology since 2008. He self-studied Website Development and Digital Marketing. He has also studied PMP (Project Management Professional), Multimedia Graphics and Animation at Arena Animation.
He enjoys playing table tennis, cycling, skipping, exploring the beauty of nature, and doing Yoga with his father who is also a Yoga teacher.