FLIGHT SCHOOL

March 22 - December 22, 2023

Flight School is an initiation

into the world of energy & magic through DANCE 

More than just a teacher training,

this is an invitation into your highest vibration 

 

an activation of your butterfly blueprint

and a celebration of who you are becoming.

ARE YOU READY TO SPREAD YOUR WINGS?

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in and through the body
is how we take flight.

Flight School is master level teacher training program 

in the art of dance as ceremony.

 

With Mama Mariposa Aliza Rivka as your guide

(plus some epic guest teachers!)

this comprehensive 9-month training highlights

movement as a quantum healing modality.

 

Flight School spans the mystical to mundane,

bridging clinical dance therapy paradigms with cosmic perspectives.

 

In this program, we cover everything from the basics of movement observation

& playlist creation to the witchier, ritual aspects of ceremony

to create healthy energetics on the dance floor. 

 

This is an academy in the art of dance as ceremony & oh so much more!!

 

Flight School is a quantum accelerator & leadership incubator

for those ready to take flight in every area of their lives!

 

Receive the transmission & immense value of Aliza’s 20+ years of study

practice & devotion to the dancing path dialed into 9 months –

saving you time, money and energy on your own learning journey. 

 

Join a cohort of powerful dance priestesses while also receiving

personalized 1-on-1 mentorship to support your highest growth. 

 

 It’s so good! 

 

Are you ready live beyond rational thinking, awaken your intuition

& lead even more bravely through DANCE??  

 

You're here for a reason.

The tallest trees rise from the deepest roots.

The butterfly, once a caterpillar,

emerges only from the dark patience of the chrysalis. 

 

This is about believing in yourself. 

You’re one step closer to your highest timeline.
IT'S TIME TO FLY
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To dance is to be out of yourself. Larger, more beautiful, more powerful. This is power, it is glory on earth and it is yours for the taking.

AGNES DE MILLE

OUR MISSION

Mariposa Movement is here to anchor New Earth

through the spiritual practice of DANCE. 

 

What the heck is New Earth?

New Earth is a way of being that we all have access to. 

 

You know those moments where it all feels somehow ok? 

Where you actually believe in yourself? 

Where you know you are more than just the stories your mind tells you?

Where you feel expansive, empowered & like anything is possible? 

Where you feel an immense trust in life? 

 

That's a glimpse of it. 

 

New Earth is moving beyond the mind into greater harmony with nature through expanded states of consciousness such as love, oneness

harmony, intuition, joy & creativity.

 

Dance has the power to accelerate us into these expanded states of being. 

 

At Mariposa Movement, we are dreaming + dancing a world 
where being healthy, alive and awake in our bodies is THE NORM. 
A world where we move through life with the same level of
awareness + possibility that we discover on the dance floor.

 

A world where we all take flight. TOGETHER. 
SOUND GOOD?

Aliza Rivka’s leadership in ecstatic dance and movement lends a portal to another world. I NEVER thought I'd be able to let go enough to truly reap the benefits of the practice, but Aliza's high energy, warmth, love and joy melted all my barriers and had me dancing like a priestess in a very short order. I was not looking to find myself in ecstatic dance, but after surrendering to the practice and the flow of energy, the result was nothing short of transformational. All I can express is my endless gratitude. You really have to experience this practice for yourself!

LAURA PRESKIN, FOUNDER / DESIGNER OF YAFFA ACTIVEWEAR

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what you'll LEARN

A comprehensive approach to the art of dance as ceremony designed to help you take flight in every area of your life

EMBODIMENT + PRESENCE 

  • Why your own embodiment is the key to EVERYTHING - especially guiding a dance ceremony!

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

  • How to move stuck emotions, transmute trauma + clear dense energies in the body

  • Honing your capacity to FEEL FULLY as your greatest gift 

  • Movement as the language of everything - information + communication - not just something we do

  • Dance as meditation - break through negative thought patterns and belief systems through movement 

  • Embrace the art of sacred sensuality + pleasure (on and off the dance floor)

DANCE FACILITATION SKILLS + ARTISTRY

  • Shape musical journeys that never fail to facilitate real healing, heart-opening + transformation 

  • Dive into the history of dance as ceremony, shamanic dance & clinical dance therapy 

  • Learn established session/ceremonial dance structures and get inspired to create your own!  

  • Orient to the field: encounter movement modalities including the 5Rhythms, Authentic Movement, Continuum & more - benefit from Aliza's extensive experience in these practices and approaches

  • Skillful guiding + cueing - learn when + how to speak to help your people feel HELD but TOTALLY FREE 

  • Learn how to organize your music library so that the tracks you need/want are always available 

CEREMONY + RITUAL

  • Learn how to set space and create safe + strong containers from start to finish

  • Partner with unseen forces of nature to transform dense energies and elevate the energy of any space

  • Elemental wisdom & connection - learn how to call upon and work with the elements in movement

  • The history and power of ritual and ceremony across cultures 

  • The importance + ESSENTIAL-NESS of ecstatic states and why this is so controversial 

  • Real magic: how to protect and ground your energy, how to read the energy of a room

COMMUNITY BUILDING & EVENT PRODUCTION

  • Learn how to harness the power of dance to build community - watch in awe as the dance leads and unifies

  • Build a business / life / career path doing what you love!

  • Shift your relationship to money, abundance, giving, receiving & sharing

  • Download and embody your unique soul brand, inspire others through your own authenticity 

  • Receive practical business tips and tools, plus 1-on-1 coaching & mentorship to make your vision REAL  

PLANT MEDICINE & EXPANDING CONSCIOUSNESS

  • Explore dance as a tool for expanding consciousness + raising the vibration of Mother Earth 

  • How we are currently living out the prophecies that many indigenous cultures + wisdom traditions have predicted

  • Learn from teachers in the fields of expanding consciousness on topics including: Kabbalah, plant medicine, sacred sexuality, sound healing, somatics, breathwork, mantra & more

  • Option to learn from sacred plants in the jungles of Costa Rica 

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I feel that a whole new world was opened to me with the music and types of movement that Aliza taught. This was all new material as I continue on my own spiritual journey of awakening and slowing down. I do know that I felt more alive and in the present moment any time I danced or was in Aliza's presence. The world needs more of what Aliza is giving out. She has been a real gift to me in my own evolution of what it means to be a human living in a body.

JON MILLER | PRIVATE CLIENT

WHY NOW? 
The last 200 years of industrialization have brought the gifts of speed, efficiency, longer life spans, airplanes and microwaved popcorn. Though perks, these conveniences and comforts have created...
A PANDEMIC OF DISCONNECTION.
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.
in these times, dance is our ALLY.
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WHO THIS IS FOR 
YOU'RE HERE BECAUSE...
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  • Dance has changed your life (and maybe even saved it).
  • Dance is your dharma but you don't want to go the traditional / clinical / academic route to grow in leadership. You know there's more. 
  • You're ready for a mentor who's fully invested in your growth.
  • You're ready to spread your wings in every area of your life!
 
  • You're ready rock dance floors that crack hearts open & facilitate deep embodied transformation, every time!
  • You're ready to live beyond rational thinking, trust your intuition & lead even more bravely from the body.
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  • You’re ready to become the greatest version of yourself - it's time!!
 
  • You literally can't wait to join a global community of dance priestesses.
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  • You know in your bones that Flight School is for you! You just feel it.  ​​
You are ready.

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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WHEN + HOW WE MEET

March 22, 2023 - December 22, 2023

all virtual via Zoom 
with a closing ceremony retreat in costa rica
GROUP CLASSES
Mondays & Wednesdays @ 12pm Eastern (90min)
2x Week on Zoom: dance theory & practice
Live coaching with Aliza
Sisterhood accountability &  community connection

1-on-1 MENTORSHIP
Included: three one 1-on-1 mentorship sessions with Aliza Rivka (60min)

COSTA RICA DANCE RETREAT
*REQUIRED & INCLUDED

December 2023 (dates TBD)
Dance in person with your peers & experience the magic of Costa Rica
*airfare not included


OPTIONAL PLANT MEDICINE RETREAT
*ADD ON (NOT INCLUDED)

December 2023, dates TBD
​in the beautiful mountains of Costa Rica
THE PREGAME

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 is all about trusting your unique voice & vision and sharing your message boldly with the world! Learn to write from the body, create authentic messaging to attract your highest clients & shape your authentic brand. 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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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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Aliza is pure magic. She shares herself and her journey so generously. Being in her presence inspires me to create a life so abundant that I'm bursting with love, because I want what she's having. Her deep, tender, fiery spirit is contagious and ignites everyone and everything around her.

JAMIE YASGUR | DANCE/MOVEMENT THERAPIST

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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