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 2017 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




May 26—28     Bay Area, CA
Turning in the Storm: Dancemeditation with Dunya
Friday  7:30–9:30, Interstellar Yoga & Pilates, 280 Adeline St
Saturday  2–9   Sunday  1–4: Temple Dara, 4920 Telegraph Ave., Oakland
Cost: $185 by May 8th, $225  after


2017smm-whirlAugust 6—19    Ravenrock, NM
Movement Monastery: 2-week Sufi Dancemeditation Retreat
in New Mexico wilderness
By Invitation & application. Two spots left. 



November 9—12      Austin, TX
Diving Deep: 4-day Dancemeditation 4-day Immersion
Th 2–6    ~   Fr  &  Sa 10–7   ~   Su 10-2
Cost: $350 by October 1st, $450 after
Sign up today!



December 30January 1    Boston, MA
Luminous Beauty: New Year’s Weekend
Dancemeditation with Dunya
Mark Your Calendars & stay tuned for details.



May 25—27, 2018     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!





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 6–19, 2017
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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