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Dancemeditation™ is a unique, integrated, embodied meditation system for self-discovery, healing, & evolution. Through the cultivation of embodied awareness and present-ness, we explore relationships between self-&-other, self-&-cosmos, self-with-Self, and self-to-the Divine Eternal, and ultimately dissolve relationship into non-duality, into One-ness. Dancemeditation™ links you to the deepest roots of human quest for spiritual understanding and Truth.

Dancemeditation™ proposes that your body is spiritual intelligence. Training focuses on listening to the body with curiosity and respect.  The practices develop trust and adeptness in this receptive process.



  • less physical, emotional, & mental anxiety
  • deep relaxation
  • abundant creativity
  • improved immune function
  • renewed vigor & inspiration
  • access to intuition
  • a clear mind, a peaceful heart
  • personal & spiritual transformation
  • a happy body

Dancemeditation™ synthesizes three large bodies of work: Art, Somatics, and Dervish mysticism. The materials resourced provide doorways and ignition points to embodied awakening and growth. We use a wide variety of breathing and movement techniques (see Basic Practices for a few examples) within a primarily non-verbal study environment to help us drop out of an over-active, distracted mind into intuitive embodiment. Inner & outer witnessing are balanced.


Who is Dancemeditation For?
This Path calls to women and men seeking self-knowledge, healing, and growth through the deep truth of the body. More

Sacred Way workshop, Santa Fe, NM

Moving from the center of Center, opening the subtlety beneath the Apparent, we feel a sense of Belonging. We come to a quiet mind and an awake heart. Here is spiritual clarity.
Dunya Dianne McPherson, Founder


Dancemeditation™ 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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