Are you a facilitator, therapist, embodiment practitioner, or someone who feels called to working with groups at a deeply transformative level? Are you longing to find a tribe of like-minded people, and ready for a deep dive? 

This annual training course is taught by world-class facilitators who have a passion for supporting budding facilitators on their journeys. It has emerged out of many years’ experience of facilitating transformational workshops, courses and ceremonies around the world.

The course has been put together with exquisite care and discernment, and draws on wisdom and understandings from somatic psychotherapy, and shamanic traditions. It offers participants a wealth of wisdom and insight in the form of theoretical input, as well as a rich array of practical and applicable skills for working with groups and individuals.

The course invites participants on a deep journey. Whilst the focus of the training is on learning the art of facilitation, the vehicle for the learning is the group context. By showing up as a participant, and practicing facilitation within the safe container of the group, you will develop the skills and confidence to bring your unique gifts into the world.

This training is not about sitting back and discussing the theory of facilitation. It is an invitation into a hands-on, embodied, transformative learning experience. If you are up for it, the course offers you the opportunity to meet your edges; to work with whatever it is that inhibits you from bringing your gifts fully into the world; and ultimately to step into a fuller, richer expression of your essence. (Warning – this training will change your life.)

The training also offers the opportunity to build deep and lasting connections, and to tap into a network of inspired and inspiring human beings on a similar path. Facilitation can be a lonely profession, and being part of a loving and supportive community of fellow facilitators will support you and your unfolding practice, as well as opening up exciting possibilities for collaboration, and for continued joint learning and growth.

After nine cycles of this course, we are thrilled to invite you to join us on this journey, and to become part of a vibrant, ever-growing, international community of facilitators.

Are you a facilitator, therapist, embodiment practitioner, or someone who feels called to working with groups at a deeply transformative level? Are you longing to find a tribe of like-minded people, and ready for a deep dive? 

This annual training course is taught by world-class facilitators who have a passion for supporting budding facilitators on their journeys. It has emerged out of many years’ experience of facilitating transformational workshops, courses and ceremonies around the world. 

The course has been put together with exquisite care and discernment, and draws on wisdom and understandings from somatic psychotherapy, and shamanic traditions. It offers participants a wealth of wisdom and insight in the form of theoretical input, as well as a rich array of practical and applicable skills for working with groups and individuals. 

The course invites participants on a deep journey. Whilst the focus of the training is on learning the art of facilitation, the vehicle for the learning is the group context. By showing up as a participant, and practicing facilitation within the safe container of the group, you will develop the skills and confidence to bring your unique gifts into the world.  

This training is not about sitting back and discussing the theory of facilitation. It is an invitation into a hands-on, embodied, transformative learning experience. If you are up for it, the course offers you the opportunity to meet your edges; to work with whatever it is that inhibits you from bringing your gifts fully into the world; and ultimately to step into a fuller, richer expression of your essence. (Warning – this training will change your life.)

The training also offers the opportunity to build deep and lasting connections, and to tap into a network of inspired and inspiring human beings on a similar path. Facilitation can be a lonely profession, and being part of a loving and supportive community of fellow facilitators will support you and your unfolding practice, as well as opening up exciting possibilities for collaboration, and for continued joint learning and growth. 

After nine cycles of this course, we are thrilled to invite you to join us on this journey, and to become part of a vibrant, ever-growing, international community of facilitators. 

Let us give you all the details, and answer your questions:

info@nativpath.net

Course Overview

“The first moment you enter the room, and everyone is seated. Before the first word is said you know who’s contracted, who’s open, who’s scared, who’s excited, who’s resisting, who’s closed… The body language tells you the truth. The body movements allow you to notice what is going on inside the storyteller. Beyond the story told in words.”  – Shachar Caspi

Embodied approach

Underpinning this training is the understanding that growth, healing and transformation happen at the level of the body, and that embodied enquiry is fundamental. Cognitive insight and understanding are important, but working purely at the level of the mind may help us to understand why we are the way we are, without catalysing any actual, experiential shift.

This understanding underpins the way the training is delivered, and lies at the heart of the tools and theoretical frameworks offered. Theory is delivered in digestible chunks, and is then consolidated and brought alive by experiential exercises. In this way, insights and understandings can be taken in, digested, and integrated at a deep level. 

When we work purely at the level of the mind, it’s hard to get beyond the stories and strategies we operate from, that have helped us survive but that ultimately limit us. This course offers tools for working directly with the body, allowing us to get beneath the story, and directly to the heart of what is needing to be worked with. These tools are incredibly empowering, and will transform your practice, both with groups and individuals. 

Trauma-informed

Embodied work is also fundamental to working safely with trauma, which, as a facilitator, you will inevitably meet in your work. The course includes theoretical input on trauma, and tools that can support us to work safely with people in a trauma response. 

Course Structure

Course Start Date: 26th February 2024

Location: Berlin, Germany

The course is led by Shachar Caspi, Arynn Dvir, and a team of world class facilitators and assistants. It takes place over 6 months, and comprises 4 residential week-long intensives, at a beautiful venue close to Berlin. 

You will be part of a personal development group, which meets online between modules, and will participate in a number of online seminars offered between modules by the core facilitation team. You will also be assigned a practicum theme, chosen specifically to help define your personal approach and direction, and to draw out your unique essence.

 

*Please note: The training is delivered intuitively and responsively to what is alive and emergent in the space. As such, the order in which aspects of learning are delivered will vary from year to year. 

Week 1

Loving Presence • Active Listening • Creating a Safe Space • Tracking Methods • Natural flow & Allowing • Experiential Wisdom • Holding Space • Stages of Building a Workshop • Model for Working with a Group • Body, Projections & Roles • Learning to Rest in the Eye of the Storm

Week 2

Conceptualizing & Writing a Workshop • Creating a Learning Experience in the Workshop Space • Reading the Group Field • Transformation • Integration • Therapeutic Groupwork • Group Dynamics • Working with Music • Online Facilitation • Marketing & Attracting Participants

Weeks 3 and 4

The Difference between Workshop and Ceremony • Creating & Holding a Ceremonial Space • Listening to the Heart of the Space • Understanding the Constellation Field • Cacao Medicine & Working with the Elements • Working with Resistance in the Space • Understanding and Working with Trauma • Guided Practicum • Feedback & Professional Guidance

What Will We Learn in Each Week?

Week 1:  We will learn together how to create a safe and inviting space for participants, and will explore the keys to building trust. We’ll lay the foundations for an honest, positive, and healthy relationship with the group. We’ll learn techniques for tracking the individual and the group, and will practice working with the body to get beneath the story. We’ll apply the principles of listening to, and feeling into the space, and discerning what best serves. 

Week 2:  We will delve into the principles of workshop structure, according to different models. We’ll learn about the fundamentals of creating a workshop, and will experiment with sensing into the experiences we want to create, and designing the workshop accordingly. We will gain a deeper understanding of personal and interpersonal dynamics. We’ll learn about therapeutic work in the workshop setting. We’ll receive unique training on music as a central element in the creation of the workshop. We’ll discover how to create a safe ground for integration, so that participants can internalize the experiences they have had.

Weeks 3 and 4:  Space will be given to the fruits of the practicum that each participant is assigned. Alongside this, we will learn about ceremonial space, and the differences between ceremony and workshop. We’ll learn to trust the group process, and surrender to it effortlessly. We will delve into a shamanic constellation field, and will discover new tools for working with resistance as it arises in the group setting. We’ll receive guidance around identifying trauma, and will learn how to work safely with participants in a trauma response. We will practice group facilitation, receiving feedback and realizing our unique gift within the world of group facilitation.

Let us give you all the details, and answer your questions:

info@nativpath.net

About the Teachers

Shachar is the founder of “Nativ”, an international school for group facilitators. He leads seminars and retreats on leadership, vulnerability, shamanism and transformation in Israel and around the world.

He is a somatic psychotherapist, certified by the Hakomi institute, and has more than 13 years of experience leading groups. Shachar is a mentor for workshop facilitators in the field of embodiment and he leads three annual courses each year in Israel and Europe. He is the author of the book “The Art of Holding Space”.

Shachar also leads seminars on “Vulnerable Leadership” and “Creative Resourcing” for companies and other organizations.

Above all, Shachar is a father and a brave explorer of truth, vulnerability, and depth.

Arynn is an intimacy guide for couples, offering mindfulness-based therapy for individuals and an embodiment facilitator working both online and around the globe. Leading together with Shahar Caspi the annual International Facilitator Training (IFT) in Berlin. 
 
Arynn is part of the lead faculty in Nativ facilitation school, leading retreats and workshops on the art of space holding and vulnerable leadership. 
 
Arynn has a rich background in the embodied approach to trauma, somatic couple therapy, regulation and breath.

Orka is a musician, teacher, and leader in the field of spiritual development and singing circles. With 14 years of experience, she has traveled the world, supporting thousands in finding their unique voice. A sought-after speaker with a TEDx talk, she is dedicated to empowering individuals and groups towards self-expression and self-discovery.

Alma ∞ Omega (Maegan Melissa Gorbett) is a professional DJ, Open Floor Embodied-Dance Teacher, Ritualist, Holistic-Coach, Creatrix, Weaver, Rebel-Shape-shifter and Mid-wife for the Soul.
Re-establishing our connection to Earth’s wisdom and the Divine Mystery (both inside the cells of our human bodies and the cracks of crumbling cultures) is the mission of her heart & soul.

Barbara brings 30 years of experience in body-mind healing practices and group facilitation. She has worked with tens of thousands of individual clients and groups, sharing powerful methods and practices of change, growth, and healing through embodiment practices, shamanic wisdom, and her latest creation ANIMANO BodyMind Healer Training. She has opened body-mind centers in America and Europe, and is
living currently in Berlin, Germany. She is the founder of Life Artists Creators Hub.

‘I am still deeply in love with humanity, and the magical gift we have, of being embodied here on this earth. It is my passion and love to awaken us to our creative possibilities, allowing us to experience peace and the remembrance of our birthright of freedom.’

Who is the Program For?

Workshop Facilitators

Workshop facilitators who are looking to deepen their practice, and develop their skills and understandings around workshop creation and group facilitation.

Therapists

Therapists who wish to learn how to work in a more direct, embodied way, and to get more quickly to the heart of the matter; or who wish to learn how to bring their 1:1 therapeutic skills into the group setting.

Embodiment Practitioners

Massage therapists, yoga teachers, psychodrama practitioners, movement teachers, and anyone who works with embodiment, and who wishes to deepen their practice and learn new tools for supporting deeply embodied transformative processes.

 

Future Facilitators

Anyone who longs to facilitate workshops, wishes to develop the skills, understandings and capacities required, and feels ready to embark on this deeply transformative training journey.

Let us give you all the details, and answer your questions:

info@nativpath.net

When and Where?

The dates for the residential intensives are:

  • First week: 26th February – 3rd March 2024
  • Second week: 4th – 10th April 2024
  • Third week: 27th May – 2nd June 2024
  • Fourth week: 3rd – 10th July 2024

The venue is a beautiful retreat centre, an hour’s drive from Berlin city centre. It is situated in the heart of ancient woodland, on the shores of a gorgeous, clear lake – the perfect place for an early morning swim, or to cool off after a sauna in the evening. There is a huge seminar room where most of the learning takes place, as well as comfortable and inviting bedrooms and communal spaces. Exact details will be provided upon registration.

Food and Accomodation

There will be three delicious vegan/vegetarian meals a day. Lodging is in double bedrooms or dormitories with 3 people. Depending on the choice of room, the price per week for food and accommodation is around 700€.

Certification

Participants who meet the training and practicum requirements will receive a certificate as a ‘Certified Nativ Facilitator’. 

Tuition

Yearly training cost: 4,800€
The fee includes a deposit of 900€ payed upon booking.
The fee does not include food and accommodation (prices are around 700€ per week).

Registration for this training closes on February 15, 2024.

Want to book a call to get to know us?

info@nativpath.net