School of Movement Medicine Faculty

David Mooney

David Mooney, a faculty member based in Dublin, Ireland, and is a fully qualified Psychotherapist. David integrates his skills and passion for shamanic pathways into his work in Ireland and extensively throughout Europe.

‘I never thought of myself as a dancer or that I would ever become a dancer! I didn’t see how dance could have any impact on my life beyond a way to let loose at clubs and parties. In 2002 I unexpectedly found my way onto a 5 Rhythms dance floor in Dublin.  I was really surprised by how engaging and enjoyable it was. Soon after I embarked on a long term deep apprenticeship with Ya’Acov and Susannah Darling Khan and the School of Movement Medicine. This began, what has been, a deeply fascinating and life changing relationship with this dance practice over the past 12 years. I have been teaching an embodiment conscious dance practice for the past 8 years and started teaching Movement Medicine in 2011. For the past 5 years I have been teaching as part of the European Faculty of the School of Movement Medicine.  I teach in Ireland and throughout Europe.

I’m also a fully qualified and practicing Psychotherapist, and integrate these skills and my passion for shamanic pathways into my work.

I teach this dance because I love this practice, it has thoroughly changed my life and I love to share this work. I see it as a contemporary map to explore how to be present and engaged in life in these times we live in. I am fascinated by our capacity as human beings to heal and how we can transform our wounds into medicine  for growth and deepening self acceptance so we can be more fully ourselves and give all that we have to give in this lifetime for the benefit of all life.