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 2017-2018 Dancemeditation Events with Dunya 

“There are times when god stops the clock and I am suspended,  frozen in time. There is something about the suspension that provides a necessary contrast to the relentless motion of everyday life. Thank you for helping me be in stillness in motion, and watching the body’s intelligence emerge and communicate through the mind. These times are golden, as they are so hard to find, yet they tower over the details of everyday life, large and expansive.”  – Casita Negron Wild



November 26     Woods Hole
Dancemeditation with Dunya
Sunday  1-4  (Thanksgiving Weekend)
Dunya Sanctuary East, Woods Hole
1340 County Rd, Pocasset, MA 02559
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December 3    NYC
Ancient Beauty: Dancemeditation with Dunya 
2— 5pm    $33
Anahid Sofian Studio, 29 West 15th St., 6th Floor, NYC
Timelessness ~ Touching & Stirring in Metamorphosis ~ Art of Palpability
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December 30January 1    Cape Cod
Luminous Beauty: New Year’s Immersion with Dunya
Cape Cod Dance Center, Cataumet, Upper Cape Cod
Sa & Su, 11-6   Mon 10-1   $150 by 12/1; $225 after
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February 25th       Santa Fe, NM
Dancemeditation with Dunya
Sunday  1–4     $27 by 2/1: $33 after
Puerta de la Luna, 546 Harkel Road, 87505
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May 25—27     Bay Area, CA
Fierce Beauty: Dancemeditation with Dunya
Friday  7:30–9:30   Saturday  2–9   Sunday  2–9
Temple Dara, 4920 Telegraph Ave., Oakland
Mark Your Calendars!



August 5—18, 2018    Ravenrock, NM
Movement Monastery: 2-week Sufi Dancemeditation Retreat
in New Mexico wilderness
By Invitation & application.
2018 sign-up begins in 





Training and community practitioner opportunities vary widely from online courses and DVD workshops to in-person seminars and extended retreat with Dunya.

“Dunya’s work is a peak experience that has transformed my life. She is extraordinary.”
Maya Lea, Curator, Madison, WI


Presence is the richest source of learning. Dunya’s teachings always garner rave reviews as well as long-term committed practitioners no matter how they are offered, but in-person experiences are unparalleled.
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DM LOGO_CATEGORY_ONLINEAbout Online Courses: Move with Me
Dunya’s online courses are offered periodically. They are typically four video sessions accessed through a password-protected website over a six week time frame. All you need is Wifi connection. You can do the sessions any time anywhere that is comfortable for you. The contained time-frame connects the energy of the practicing group to one another and to Dunya. This cyber ‘live’ aspect is potent and supportive.



DVD sessions are in your library to do whenever you wish—a wonderful introduction, resource, and nourishing companionship between online offerings and retreat periods.




imageAbout SUMMER MOVEMENT MONASTERY ~ August 5–18, 2018
The Summer Movement Monastery in a wilderness retreat setting is for experienced practitioners.

“Dear Dunya, Your workshop brought a new inner dimension to my life. It was not only the good healthy feeling from your exercises, breathing and dancing, not only the relaxation and the stress reduction, but the awareness of interior harmony. I enjoyed discovering the body movement coming from inside. The efficiency of your techniques, I believe, came mainly from the harmony between music, breathing, energy, meditation, and the moving. Thank you, and may many people benefit from your heavenly techniques. With deep gratitude,”
— Mr. Sorin Costiner,  Dept. of Mathematics, Univ. of Pittsburgh


Sample of In-Person Events:
11/13 -15/2015  
Dervish Dancemeditation Weekend with Dunya in Austin, TX






Intensive Training, Advanced Training & Teaching Certificates
Are you interested in an in-depth, sustained high-level training? Would you like to teach a rich, substantial, life-affirming tradition? Do you want to journey alongside a group of intelligent, embodied seekers whose company inspires you and supports your path? The Intensive Training Program may be for you.

Find a Certified Teacher
The Dervish Constellation—the official school of Dancemeditation™—is a network of independent, inter-connected teachers under the direction of Founder, Dunya Dianne McPherson. Dancemeditation™ Teachers have completed an intensive Certification training with Founder.




Dancemeditation_LOGO_B&WDancemeditation™ is a program of the Dervish Society of America (DSA), a nonprofit 501-C3 organization dedicated to the Path of embodied mysticism. DSA provides opportunities for personal development, exploratory inquiry into embodied spirituality, and community connection through practice, service, and performance. DONATIONS are tax-deductible.





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