FLIGHT SCHOOL

June 22, 2022 - December 22, 2022

Flight School is a MASTER LEVEL DANCE LEADERSHIP TRAINING 
featuring 1-on-1 mentorship with Aliza Rivka

learn the art of DANCE AS CEREMONY
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in and through the body
is how we take flight.

This immersive 6-month training is designed to give you a solid foundation in the art of facilitating dance as ceremony

It's time to share everything I’ve gathered over a lifetime of dancing to support those ready to spread their wings as embodied dance leaders.

 

You’ll receive the transmission + immense value of 20+ years of study, practice, teaching + devotion - dialed into 6 months - saving you time, money and energy on your learning and leadership path. 
 
We’ll do the deep personal work, devote ourselves entirely to something greater, and allow the spirit of the dance to guide us every step of the way.
This is for those ready to receive a strong foundation in the art of dance as ceremony through 1-on-1 mentorship, while also journeying with a group cohort of dance devotees both on Zoom and in person.
We'll cover everything from the most mundane aspects of movement to the most mystical - everything from event production to energy tracking & more.
FLIGHT SCHOOL is designed to get you resourced and ready
TO ROCK DANCE FLOORS VIRTUALLY & IN PERSON!
(Because we need as much DANCE as we can possibly get in these times!!)
 
Who’s ready to deliver dance ceremonies that never fail to
crack open hearts, move stuck energy, and unify a room — every time?!?
 
It’s the best feeling in the world.
And I'M SO EXCITED to share this with you!
 
If you’re a YES to this path, to embracing dance as your dharma and learning with me — you’ll know it in your body. 
 
Space is limited to 12 and we start June 22!!

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

Flight School is here to birth a new wave of embodied leaders living and dancing in devotion to Mother Earth. 
 

we are bringing our highest vibration here now

through dance

 
We are dreaming + dancing a world
where being healthy, vital and awake in our bodies is THE NORM.
A world where we all take flight. TOGETHER. 

Our approach involves moving through life with the same level of aliveness + awareness that we access on the dance floor.

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

Everything you need to master the art of shamanic dance, while launching into the next phase of your life + leadership!

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 sit with grandmother ayahuasca 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 + release - to return us to our natural state of wholeness, community and connection.
in these times, dance is our superpower.
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WHO THIS IS FOR 
YOU'RE HERE BECAUSE DANCE IS YOUR DHARMA.  
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  • Dance has changed your life (and maybe even saved it) - and you're ready to give back to the world through music + movement. 
  • Becoming a dance/embodiment leader is your path but you don't want to go the traditional/clinical/academic route. You know there's more. 
  • You're in a life phase transition - you're not sure exactly what's next but you know that dance, Aliza & maybe even plant medicine are a part of it.​
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  • You're ready for a mentor who's fully invested in your growth.
 
  • You’re ready to become the greatest version of yourself - whatever it takes.
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  • You know in your bones that embodiment is the key to EVERYTHING. ​​
This is for those ready to activate dance floors + become embodied masters of heart-centered leadership.

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

June 22, 2022 - December 22, 2022

all virtual via Zoom 
with a graduation ceremony / retreat in costa rica
1-on-1 MENTORSHIP
Apprenticeship with Aliza tailored to your unique needs, strengths and goals

GROUP CLASSES
2x Week: one theory + practice session, one weekly dance sessions

COSTA RICA DANCE RETREAT *REQUIRED & INCLUDED
November/December, dates TBD
Dance in person with your peers, practice teach
Graduation Ceremony! 

ADD ON PLANT MEDICINE RETREAT *OPTIONAL (NOT INCLUDED)
November/December, dates TBD
option to journey with grandmother ayahuasca
​in the beautiful mountains of Costa Rica
MAY-june: PREPARATION + opening ceremony

The pregame! Get in the zone with reading assignments, dance history, movement homeplay, bonus playlists & more. Our Opening Ceremony will take place with the Summer Solstice, the week of June 19th. 

july-August : caterpillar consciousness

The personal work. Understanding 'caterpillar consciousness' - the cultural conditioning we carry. Intro to dance as ceremony, imovement modalities, context, orientation & framing the expansion of consciousness through dance.  Setting and grounding our container together. Starting where we are.

SEPTEMBER-oCtober: enter the chrysalis

Going deeper. Guest teachers. Expanding upon various modalities & tools. The art of teaching &  transformation. The science of ritual. Nuts & bolts of event production. Embracing the mess of the chrysalis - fear of the unknown as our greatest gift. Practice teach. Receiving community support. 

november-december : butterfly blueprint
taking root to fly

Continue to practice teach. Expand upon event production & community building. What are you called to create? How do you desire to lead? Who are your people and what is your soul brand emerging? Preparation for Costa Rica retreats (end of November/early December). Costa Rica Retreats. Lots of dance. Integration. Graduation. 

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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 rises from the earth and speaks to us through sensation.  
That something that is FULLY ON OUR TEAM. A deeper way of knowing – a different channel than our thinking brains – some call it INTUITION – a guidance system that will take us to the most magical places if we know how to HEAR IT and navigate.  
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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I'm here to help you quantum leap into a new paradigm of aliveness, authenticity and abundance - and the only way to do that is in and through the body. 

It is my mission to teach dance as a path of awakening and ascension. I bridge worlds (and so do you): by grounding higher frequencies in the here and now while elevating this physical realm. I teach dance as a tool to remember and experience what our highest vibration feels like in the body with ease, fun, delight, depth and grace.


It is my honor to empower you to trust the sensations moving through your physical body as divine wisdom guiding us all toward a greater plan!
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