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Ancient Beauty: Dancemeditation w. Dunya ~ NYC Dec 3rd


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Sunday December 3    2— 5pm    $33
Anahid Sofian Studio, 29 West 15th St., 6th Floor, NYC

Timelessness ~ Touching & Stirring in Metamorphosis ~ Art of Palpability

In these times of chronic stress, disconnection, and challenge to our most deeply held values and aspirations, Dancemeditation™ regenerates, heals, connects, and transports us to embodied presence again, and again. Dancemeditation™helps us trust ourselves. We move through the crust of harried surface worries and into our huge spiritual intelligence. Without words, with beautiful music, with eyes open or closed, in the continual flow of breath awareness, we weave our inner and outer space and ignite our spiritual heart. Dunya’s powerful teaching guides participants into their depths, their aliveness, their presence.

Dancemeditation™ serves women and men seeking personal evolution through the deep truth in our body. Dancemeditation™ immerses participants in a journey of safe self-witnessing and kind, gentle inspiration. Dancemeditation™ provides ample time to delve into a relaxed, renewing, pleasurable proprioceptive expansion. Dancemeditation™ transports movers and meditators into subtle fields through deepening embodiment and refined somatic experience. Dancemeditation™ provides needed refreshment to those who give generously in their work. Dancemedtation offers us all clarity, peace, and renewal.

Practices include: Breath Dances, Sufi Mudra, Deep State Movement Meditations, Vibration & Wave Form Motion, Witness Dancing, Veil Dances, Dervish Whirling, writing, deep rest, spiritual conversation, and more.

About Dunya: Dunya Dianne McPherson, BFA, MA, is an acclaimed authority and meditative leader. Juilliard graduate, Sufi Master, and NEA Choreography Fellow, Dunya’s teaching credits include Princeton University, Swarthmore College, New York University, Hunter College , Barnard College, Kripalu and others. Dunya has her MA in writing and is the author of Skin of Glass: Finding Spirit in the Flesh, a memoir about dance as a spiritual path.


— We can be at Anahid’s from 1:45 on.
— The buzzer is very loud. Do your best to be on time because hearing someone buzzing this loud buzzer once we have started our inward focus will be disruptive.
— The elevator will be locked by 2:30 for our peace of mind.
What to bring:
— mat/blanket. We will be moving, exercising, and resting for significant stretches of time on the floor. Bring a mat or blanket for your comfort.
— veil (if you have one)
— water bottle. During session, we do Water-In-Water-Out. Please leave your water bottle in the dressing room; when you go out of the studio to use the bathroom, rehydrate. No water bottles beside you in the studio.
What Nots:
— No heavy scents (oils, products, perfume), no matter how organic. Thank you for kindness to those of us sensitive to strong smells.
— During session, phone powered OFF.


Payment, cancellation & tax-dedcution
Your payment, administered through Dervish Society of America, is tax-deductible. This fee is nonrefundable. In the event that you are unable to attend, you can still use your payment as a tax deduction. Thank you for supporting 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.