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spread your wings into embodied leadership

Flight School 2024 Dance Facilitator Training

Flight School is an embodied leadership path for women who are ready to fully express their unique gifts in the world.

With movement maestra Aliza Rivka as your guide, this 9-month training will equip you with everything you need to facilitate life-changing, dance journeys for your community.

More than just a training, Flight School is an initiation: a rite of passage designed to transform you into the leader you are here to be.
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Are you ready to join a MOVEMENT of powerful women
transforming their communities + the world through DANCE?

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WHAT IS FLIGHT SCHOOL?

Flight School is a Movement Mystery School for women who are waking up. It is a training empowering leaders of the New Earth to facilitate dance journeys that pollinate heart-centered ways of being, including: sovereignty, embodied presence, wholeness & joy. Through the practices of sacred dance & divine feminine ritual, we align with the wisdom of the body, the earth & our intuition to live more confidently from soul. The butterfly is our totem teacher and guide, giving us the path & the courage to embody our higher selves & transform into the leaders we came here to be.
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WHO'S IT FOR?

Flight School is not just for dance facilitators.

Flight School is for you if: 

  • You're ready to facilitate life-changing dance journeys.

  • You're ready to rise as the embodied leader you're here to be.

  • You're ready to make embodied movement a bigger part of your life.

Flight School is ALSO for you if: 

  • You're waking up to the world of energy & plant medicine.

  • You're ready to trust your intuition without a doubt.

  • You're ready to stop hiding/repressing the magical part of you.

  • You're ready to be a leader of YOUR OWN LIFE.

  • You KNOW there's another way than what you've been taught/told. 

  • You're ready to experience more self-love & body-love.

  • You're ready to not do it alone.

Flight School is for women who are waking up.

What Students Say

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“I'm vibrating just thinking about it. It is so worth your while. It's so worth your energy. You will receive so much.”

Shiri Redensky, Flight School Graduate 2022

Founder of Wholehearted Therapies

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MORE THAN A TEACHER TRAINING

Flight School is a master level leadership training in the art of dance as ceremony.

It's also a powerful container for your own personal evolution, designed to support you in anchoring your "butterfly blueprint" — the higher vibrational version of you that is ready to fly!

Our learning at Flight School spans the mystical to the mundane, covering the basics of dance therapy & playlist creation to the witchier, ritual aspects of ceremony such as how to create healthy energetics on the dance floor.

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WHAT YOU RECEIVE:

  • 9 months of dance/movement, learning & ritual on Zoom

  • A community of dance queens for LIFE

  • Live group coaching with Aliza plus 1:1 support

  • Structures, templates, maps & playlists to support your dance leadership

  • A strong container for your personal growth & healing journey

  • An incredible line up of world class guest teachers

  • Support from Mariposa Mentors (Flight School alumni) 

  • 2 weeks of glorious retreat in Costa Rica, December 2023!!

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Come alive again in your own skin. Follow your intuition without a doubt. Plant your feet more firmly on the earth. Breathe deep & let the movement spiral through you. From caterpillar to chrysalis to spreading your wings, Flight School is here to help you transform!

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WHAT YOU'LL LEARN

Flight School is an academy in the art of dance as ceremony... and so much more.

​​DANCE FACILITATION SKILLS + ARTISTRY

  • Learn to create high vibe musical journeys that crack hearts open every time. 

  • With Aliza’s witness & guidance, cultivate and/or refine your capacity as a skillful spaceholder of embodied ritual.

  • Skillful guiding + cueing on the dance floor: learn when & how to speak so that people feel HELD but TOTALLY FREE 

  • Study the history of dance as ceremony, dance therapy & dance as a shamanic path (who’s excited?!)

  • Meet movement modalities including the 5Rhythms, Authentic Movement, Continuum & more – learn from Aliza's extensive experience in these practices and approaches.

  • Practical skillz including session structures, templates, music library tips, tools & more

  • Learn to analyze movement styles & patterns and read the energy of the space to effectively facilitate transformation 

CEREMONY + RITUAL

  • Ritual 101: learn to create safe + strong containers from start to finish

  • Real magic: align with the unseen forces of nature to elevate the energy of any space

  • Energetic Hygiene: tools to protect and ground your energy

  • Elemental Wisdom: build relationship with the elements as supportive forces

  • Routine: integrate ritual & devotional practice as a part of your daily life

EMBODIMENT + SOMATIC PRACTICE

  • Embodied tools to deepen trust in your intuition. 

  • Identify your own unique constellation of limiting beliefs/blockages holding you back from your big vision.

  • Learn to effectively shift limiting beliefs, move stuck emotions, transmute trauma and clear dense energies from the body… through DANCE, ritual & other somatic tools. 

  • Study the science of breath + bliss, rhythm + sound, nature + the nervous system. 

  • Reframe your capacity to FEEL FULLY from inconvenient sensitivity to your greatest gift (and the bravest, most generous thing you can do)

  • BECOME A FORCE OF NATURE: plug yourself more deeply into the earth grid & awaken a wellspring of inspiration, power, energy & intuition. 

CONSCIOUSNESS & THE GLOBAL AWAKENING 

  • You’re not making it up! How we are currently living out the prophecies that many indigenous cultures + wisdom traditions have predicted​

  • Locate your personal experience & path within the greater context of global awakening

  • Get your intuition & spiritual gifts even more fully online as a steward of New Earth (we need you!) 

  • The role of Dance Medicine in the midst of all this - how we can help as dance guides

  • Option to learn with sacred plant teachers in the jungles of Costa Rica ​

COMMUNITY BUILDING & EVENT PRODUCTION

  • Harness the power of DANCE to organically build community in your area (it’s easy!) 

  • Build a business / life / career path doing what you love! (it’s totally possible!) 

  • Download your unique soul brand & inspire others through your authenticity! (let’s go!)

  • Receive practical business tips and tools plus live 1-on-1 coaching & mentorship to bring your big vision to LIFE (sign me up) 

  • Shift your relationship to money, scarcity, abundance, giving/receiving & sharing (I’m in

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A WORLD WHERE WE DANCE IN HARMONY WITH MOTHER EARTH (OUR MISSION)

Mariposa means butterfly in Spanish.
At Mariposa Movement, we look to nature as our greatest teacher.

In times of great global transformation, we stand at the threshold.
The chrysalis between old systems dying and a new world emerging.

The butterfly reminds us of where we are going:
a template of our true nature & potential.


At Mariposa Movement: 
Metamorphosis is our map.
Movement is our medicine.
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WHEN + HOW WE MEET

MARCH 22 - DECEMBER 22, 2023

ALL VIRTUAL VIA ZOOM  
WITH 2 RETREATS IN COSTA RICA
GROUP CALLS (MARCH-SEPTEMBER)
Mondays & Wednesdays @ 1pm Eastern (90min)
2x Week on Zoom: Dance Theory & Practice
Plus Live Group Coaching with Aliza


GROUP MENTORSHIP (SEPTEMBER-DECEMBER)
Mondays ONLY - 1 Group Coaching Call per week
Embodied Leadership Mastermind!


1:1 MENTORSHIP (THROUGHOUT)
Included: three one 1:1 mentorship sessions with Aliza Rivka (60min)
Additional VIP 1:1 packages available for Flight School student
COSTA RICA RETREATS!

WEEK 1: INITIATION DANCE RETREAT
June 19-23, 2023 @ Kinkara, Chirripo, Costa Rica

WEEK 2: GRADUATION & PLANT MEDICINE RETREAT
December 4-14, 2023 
4 nights @ @ Kinkara,
 Chirripo, Costa Rica
6 nights @ a very special, pristine, off-grid location 

*airfare & transportation to/from the airport are additional

PREPARATION

Once you enroll, you'll receive the Flight School Welcome Packet with reading assignments, movement homeplay, journaling prompts & playlists from Aliza to prepare you for the journey ahead! 

MARCH-JUNE (CATERPILLAR CONSCIOUSNESS)

Opening Ceremony on March 22, 2023 via Zoom! This first trimester is all about embracing the gravity & form of your "caterpillar self".  What limiting beliefs, blocks & cultural conditioning are ready to release? Starting where we are, we set a strong container for the journey ahead.  This trimester covers the basics of ritual & dance facilitation, ancestral healing, the importance of the nervous system in somatic practice, & locates us within a context of dance/movement lineages.  We also cover playlist creation & music genres, explore effective session structures & the history of movement as medicine.

JUNE-SEPTEMBER (ENTER THE CHRYSALIS)

This module begins with an 'entering the chrysalis' ritual to support you in surrendering to becoming the Butterfly.  In this trimester, we dive deeper into the shamanic aspects of dance, dance as a form of energy work & the science of sound & vibration. This module supports the energetic & emotional work required to effectively lead from the body.  Explore & clear all that's in the way of you embodying your most authentic self as you say yes to your highest path.

SEPTEMBER-DECEMBER (TAKING FLIGHT)

This trimester is all about bringing your butterfly brilliance to the world! Now that we've covered the basics of dance facilitation - plus the energetic & emotional work required to alchemize ego & effectively lead - we're ready to fly!  This trimester shifts us into a Leadership Mastermind (1 group coaching call per week) and is all about anchoring your unique voice & vision. Learn to write from the body, create authentic messaging to attract your highest soul clients. Receive resources for a thriving business & healthy community building. Dance even more deeply with the divine to create the highest vibrational dance floors! Plus, in this trimester, we LITERALLY take flight for our closing ceremony retreat in Costa Rica!!

This sounds absolutely amazing!

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"To anyone considering to join the movement, I would say the time is NOW Mariposa! This program is sooooo much more than dancing and it is impossible to simply put into words what it entails and gifts you. What I can say is that, under the guidance of Aliza, your life will transform to a more expansive state of being. She flies with you on a healing journey as your caterpillar self dissolves in the chrysalis and gives birth to the most radiant butterfly that is you, the true you. 

Tanya Lucia, Flight School 2022 Graduate

Dance Facilitator in Nosara, Costa Rica

WHY NOW? 

Covid times have only heightened and REVEALED the break between us and our bodies, the earth and each other. In times when we’ve most needed community, touch and connection to face the trauma of global crisis, we’ve been forced to isolate.

DANCE IS THE ANSWER + THE ANTIDOTE.

Dance provides all the essential vitamins - breath, sweat, rhythm, community + release - to return us to our natural state of wholeness & connection.
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About Aliza Rivka

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Aliza Rivka is the guide you meet when you’re ready to stop going through the motions and start living again. ​

After 32 years in New York City, Aliza left the concrete jungle for the jungles of Costa Rica because her body told her to. It took months of brutal body aches, depression & depletion for Aliza to finally look right into her body and ask: “What do you want?” ​

What arrived loud & clear was a flood of imagery: green jungle canopies, ocean warmth, sun on skin & lots of dance. Ingredients for health. An emerging recipe for a soul-based life.​

Within 2 months, Aliza was on the plane to Costa Rica (never before on her map) managing a dance retreat center near the beach. What’s unfolded since then has been nothing short of magic. Mission rebooted, autoimmune symptoms dissolved, Aliza now guides others in the art of quantum growth through dance. 

Aliza is a Board Certified Dance/Movement Therapist, an ordained Kohenet Hebrew Priestess & a certified DJ Witch via PhDJ.  Her dance floors are literal jungle parties where nature gets down with us & a new earth births between beats. When Aliza’s on the decks, our bodies breathe better & sound systems pulse to the deeper prayer of Pachamama. 

Co-founder of Imiloa Institute’s Soul Sundays & Mama of Mariposa Movement – Aliza has devoted her entire life to dance. She currently leads dance community locally in the Southern Zone of Costa Rica & globally from her Zoom screen. Discover all ways to move, connect & learn with Aliza here!

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When I think of ecstatic dance, I think of Aliza. Beyond her grace and flow, there is a precision — a deft discernment — where descriptions of her talents and facilitations belong in the same sentence as “master.” Much more than dance, her technique connects people with who it is they really are, and in that connection, Aliza creates a space where individual transformation can occur.

JAKE SASSEVILE / CEO, IMILOA INSTITUTE

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HOW FLIGHT SCHOOL WAS BORN

As the world shut down in 2020 and called us into the cocoon of Covid times, I got on a plane to Costa Rica.

WHY? BECAUSE MY BODY SAID SO. 

My intuition screamed LOUDLY like a billboard in Times Square: COSTA RICA NOW. A full body sensation of knowing. Not something I could compute through my thinking brain. Though my rational mind was equally screaming “What! Are you crazy! What if you’re wrong! Now???” SOMETHING in me KNEW this was the next step of the dance. 

BEST DECISION EVER. 

What has unfolded the last 2 years in Costa Rica has been nothing short of magic. From living at a dreamlike retreat center during the pandemic + leading local dance community, to moving to a magical mountain and arriving in a partnership that lights me up – I couldn’t have planned this sh*t if I tried.

SO WHAT IS THAT SOMETHING? THAT SOMETHING THAT SPEAKS TO US THROUGH SENSATION

That something that is fully on our team. It's a deeper way of knowing – beyond the rational mind. Some call it INTUITION – some call it 'the cosmic choreographer.' Whatever you call it, it's an inner guidance system beyond the rational mind that will take us to the most magical places once we learn how to hear it. It's available to all of us.

THIS IS WHAT FLIGHT SCHOOL IS FOR.

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