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FLIGHT SCHOOL

EMPOWERMENT THROUGH DANCE

JUNE 2024 - JANUARY 2025
via Zoom + Costa Rica

For women seeking personal empowerment through dance as well as those seeking training certification to hold their own circles.

More than your average facilitator training, Flight School is a holistic, all-encompassing healing dance immersion that includes 2 training retreats in Costa Rica plus 3 plant medicine ceremonies. Learn more below.
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We are a MOVEMENT of powerful women transforming ourselves and our communities through DANCE.

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ABOUT YOUR GUIDE

Hi! I'm Aliza Rivka, founder of Mariposa Movement. I'm a Board Certified Dance Movement Therapist // Professional DJ Witch here to remind you just how magical, powerful & capable you are. 
I've served as a dance therapist, ritual guide, professional DJ & embodied leader for over 15 years, helping to guide thousands of people to liberation through movement. In 2018, I picked up & moved everything from the concrete jungle of NYC to the lush jungles of Costa Rica (because my body told me to). Learn more about my story and my credentials here
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Karla Gutierrez, 2023 Graduate

“Flight School is a deep, life-changing holistic dance leadership program. It is much more than just dance - it is sisterhood, body connection, self-empowerment... you will learn a whole new operating system for life.”
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WHO'S IT FOR?

  • Some women join Flight School purely for the personal growth. This program is inherently a rite of passage & a strong container to support you through the personal transformation / rebirth you are ready for.

  • Some women join Flight School primarily for the embodied leadership + somatic training, knowing upfront that they want to bring dance medicine out into the world or home to their communities.

  • Some women join Flight School for the supportive sisterhood & strong spiritual community.

  • Some join because they are being called to Costa Rica, a powerful place on the planet at this time, and/or to plant medicine.

 

  • Others join because they are simply ready to say YES to themselves - to prioritize JOY, intuition & authentic expression. 

The women who join Flight School say... 
"I'm so glad I took the leap!
I'm SO glad I trusted my intuition." 

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WHAT'S INCLUDED

Flight School is a 7-month journey of rebirth and transformation with dance at the center.

We learn together virtually with two training retreats (21 days total) in Costa Rica! 

Plant medicine is a part of our training, as we usher in a collective shift in consciousness.

We can discuss this further on your interview call.

VIRTUAL LEARNING

7 months of virtual learning

2 Group Calls Weekly (90min)

1:1 MENTORSHIP

Three 75min Mentorship Sessions with Aliza (1 per trimester)

75 minutes each

COMMUNITY

A strong & supportive sisterhood

Exclusive Flight School chat for resources, live coaching & connection

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COSTA RICA RETREATS

21 days total in Costa Rica! 

July & December (details below)

CEREMONIES

1 Cacao Ceremony

1 Temazcal (Sweat Lodge)

1 Psilocybin Mini-Dose Journey

3 Plant Medicine Ceremonies (Grandmother)

LEARNING MATERIALS

Almost all reading materials are provided free via PDF.

Playlists & other learning resources included as well.

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Curriculum, Retreat Dates & More Words of Praise from Students
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WHAT YOU'LL LEARN

“Flight School is a deep, life-changing holistic dance leadership program. It is much more than just dance - it is sisterhood, body connection, self-empowerment... you will learn a whole new operating system for life.”
–Karla Gutierrez, 2023 Flight School Graduate

DANCE THERAPY & FACILITATION

Deepen your understanding of the power of movement as a healing art

  • Learn from Aliza’s extensive background in clinical dance/movement therapy plus healing movement modalities including the 5Rhythms, Authentic Movement, Continuum & more. 

  • Learn how to craft playlists that consistently provide catharsis + release.

  • Learn movement observation tools to support your growth as a facilitator + guide.

  • Basic DJ skills, sound tech & tips/tools for, music organization (all the behind the scenes wizardry that allows for transformative dance journeys) .

EMBODIMENT + SOMATICS

Foundational frameworks for any dance healing practice.

  • Deepen your capacity to listen, feel and witness (the key to effective spaceholding).

  • Learn skills for embodied tracking: how to read your own body’s signals, how to read the energy of a room & respond accordingly.

  • Learn to transform dense or stuck emotions into fuel for creativity, expression & expanded vitality. 

  • Explore dance as a nervous system regulation tool.

  • Awaken your sensuality, connect to joy & nourish your inner goddess. 

  • Strengthen your intuition: practice aligning with embodied truth to navigate life with more ease, on & off the dance floor.

CEREMONY & RITUAL

Empower yourself with ancient, universal ritual tools 

  • Learn how to craft safe & strong ritual containers from start to finish

  • Refine your energetic hygiene practices both on and off the dance floor

  • Deepen connection with your ancestors & bring healing to your lineage

  • Deepen connection with the elements & the land on which you dance

  • Reclaim your capacity to call upon invisible support in any moment

GLOBAL AWAKENING

Explore dance as a powerful healing art in this time of transformation

  • Connect to dance as a form of"energy work to raise the vibration wherever you are

  • Explore the science + spirituality of altered states of consciousness

  • Deepen your connection to nature and work with sacred plant teachers (Cacao at our Initiation/June retreat, Grandmother at our Graduation/December retreat)

  • Locate your personal journey within the context of a prophecied global awakening

  • Normalize energetic experiences, intuitive knowing & embodied mysticism (you are not alone!)

COMMUNITY BUILDING & EVENT PRODUCTION

Clarify & actualize your unique vision, mission & message

  • Dissolve limiting beliefs & begin to bravely share your voice, mission & message for the good of all

  • Learn new paradigm approaches to marketing & messaging

  • Learn from Aliza’s extensive experience producing events & DJing in a wide range of contexts 

  • Birth your dream dance events, soul brand & community with the support of Aliza & your Mariposa sisters!

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WHEN & HOW WE MEET

JUNE 4, 2024 - JANUARY 31, 2025
Virtual Learning with 2 Retreats in Costa Rica

3 TRIMESTERS / 7 MODULES

Trimesters: Caterpillar, Chrysalis, Butterfly

Modules: Root, Evolve, Empower, Transform, Express, Envision, Expand

GROUP CALLS (2x Weekly)

Tuesdays @ 12pm Eastern (2 hours)

Fridays @ 12pm Eastern (1 hour)

COSTA RICA RETREATS (21 Days Total)

INITIATION RETREAT

July 1-8 @ Yacumama Ecovillage (Ojochal)

 

GRADUATION RETREAT

December 8-21 @ La Chispa del Corazon (Chirripo)

1:1 MENTORSHIP

Three 1:1 Mentorship Sessions with Aliza (90 minutes)

1 per trimester (Caterpillar, Chrysalis, Butterfly)

More Testimonials

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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

Follow your intuition without a doubt. Plant your feet more firmly on the earth. Breathe deep & let the movement of your own soul spiral through you. From caterpillar to chrysalis to spreading your wings, Flight School is here to help you soar!
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"To anyone considering joining 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, 2022 Flight School Graduate

Founder of Heart to Heart Therapies

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