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Fly with us from anywhere in the world!

Wednesdays @ 12-2pm Eastern Time

for all genders

You asked for it! A way to connect to the magic of Flight School from wherever you are!

Flight School Foundations is a 3-month intro course that will teach you the basics of effective dance/movement leadership through the Mariposa Movement lens. 

This is for you if you can't come all the way to Costa Rica or commit to a 9-month program, but still desire to integrate movement medicine more deeply into your personal life or professional practice.

*Foundations is the new prerequisite for joining Level 2 & our Flight School Costa Rica Retreats. 

Meet the Mystery | Develop Mastery | Awaken your Magic
& Contribute to a Global Shift in Consciousness


Karla Gutierrez, 2023 Graduate

“Flight School is a deep, life-changing holistic dance leadership program. It is much more than just dance - it is community, body connection, self-empowerment... you will learn a whole new operating system for life.”
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By the end of this training, you will have: 

  • All of the foundational tools + practices needed to guide medicinal dance/movement journeys

  • Foundational wisdom to help you integrate movement medicine into your daily life + professional practice

  • An expanded music library, new systems for music organization & maps to help you craft powerful, medicinal dance playlists  

  • A deeper understanding of the history & context of dance as a shamanic practice + path, and why dance matters now

  • Basic tools for elemental connection, ritual practice and energetic hygiene on & off the dance floor

  • A new circle of conscious dance friends + allies

  • Greater capacity to "be danced" & surrender to life

  • More confidence & clarity on how to weave dance into your personal & professional life

*Please note: Foundations is NOT a DJ training. It is a movement medicine / dance as ceremony training.

We cover the basics of DJ'ing in Flight School Level 2.

Flight School Foundations is the new prerequisite for Level 2 & our Level 3 Costa Rica retreat.



Hi! I'm Aliza Rivka, founder of Mariposa Movement. I'm a Board Certified Dance Movement Therapist, Licensed Creative Arts Therapist & Professional DJ Priestess 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 nearly 2 decades, 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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  • Dance Therapy + Somatic Leadership Training: Integrate dance medicine + somatic practice more deeply into your personal and/or professional life.  

  • Personal & Professional Growth: Receive support on your journey of personal, spiritual & professional evolution, in addition to learning practical dance facilitation skills.

  • Community: Join a global community of movers & shakers devoted to the path of dance as medicine. Weekly calls + a Community Group on Telegram!

  • YES to YOU: Our curriculum will help you spread your wings into embodied leadership as you evolve into the next inspired version of yourself. Awaken your joy, your passion, your zest for life, your higher purpose and your spiritual gifts!

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Flight School Foundations is a 3-month intro course to dance leadership through the Mariposa Movement lens.

This is an entirely virtual training.


12 Live Group Sessions with Aliza

1 Group Call Weekly (2 hours)

Wednesdays @ 12-2pm ET


Exclusive Telegram chat for coaching, resources & connection

Rotating partners each month


Almost all reading materials are provided free via PDF. Playlists & other learning resources are included as well.



FREE access to Aliza's virtual movement membership!! 3 live classes weekly with Aliza plus an on-demand video library!!


Receive access to all of Aliza's latest playlists via Spotify & bonus dance music as well


*Not included. For additional cost, you may choose to add 1:1 sessions with Aliza to your Foundations program. 

*Foundations is Level 1 of 3 in the full Flight School program.  It is the new prerequisite for joining Level 2 or any of our Flight School Costa Rica Retreats. 

Still have questions?
Let's get on a connection call.



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


Deepen your understanding of movement as a holistic, healing art

  • Learn from Aliza’s extensive background in clinical dance/movement therapy & medicinal, shamanic dance/movement modalities 

  • Learn how to craft effective medicinal dance playlists that consistently create embodied release

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

  • Practical Magic: intro to behind the scenes tech that allows for powerful, transformative dance journeys (sound tech tips/tools, event planning, music organization & more)


Connect to your own body more deeply & learn how to guide others there.

  • Deepen your capacity to listen, feel and witness (learn to more steadily cultivate presence: 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.

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


Empower yourself with ancient, universal ritual tools 

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

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

  • Call upon the ancestral support available to you & 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


Dance as a vehicle for expanding our consciousness. 

  • Experience dance as a healing tool in times of transformation 

  • Study the science + spirituality of altered states of consciousness

  • Locate your personal + professional evolution within the greater context of global awakening

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


Clarify your unique vision, mission & message; begin to host & produce your own dance events, or integrate movement into your current career/healing practice

  • Begin to more 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 dance/DJ events in a wide range of contexts 

  • Clarify your vision for dance medicine in your personal + professional life

More Praise


“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

The Investment

The Investment

Choose your pricing plan

join by August 1st for an extra special discount

  • Foundations (Monthly)

    Every month
    Full Price: $1100 monthly
    Valid for 3 months
    • 12 Live Real-Time Classes Led By Aliza Rivka
    • 3 Live Q&A Sessions with Aliza
    • Access to all of Aliza's playlists + latest dance music
    • Dance/Embodiment Practice in every session
    • All Readings & Resources by PDF
    • Real-Time Coaching Sessions
  • Foundations (Pay in Full)

    Full Price $3300 | Save with a One-Time Payment
    • 12 Live Real-Time Classes Led By Aliza Rivka
    • 3 Live Q&A Sessions with Aliza
    • Access to all of Aliza's playlists + latest dance music
    • Dance & embodiment in every session
    • All Readings & Resources by PDF
    • Real-Time Live Coaching
  • Foundations VIP

    Full Price: $4400 | This package includes three private mentorship sessions with Aliza (limited spaces available)
    • includes all features of the Foundations program
    • plus 3 private sessions with Aliza (75min)
    • payment plans available (send Aliza an email)
"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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