Sunday, March 11, 2-5pm
Anahid Sofian Studio, 29 West 15th St., 6th Floor, NYC
Come ~ Go in ~ Receive
In these times of chronic stress, disconnection, and challenge to our most deeply held values and aspirations, Dunya’s 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. Body speaks to us from the flow of our most Original self, freeing us from habitual patterns, and increasing our awareness of embodied present-ness. 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.
We will explore gentle curvilinear motion, vibration, hand dances, and breathing, rocking, and more, side-by-side together. Movement will be balanced with rest to allow integration. Practices include: Breath Dances, Sufi Mudra, Deep State Movement Meditations, Vibration & Wave Form Motion, Witness Dancing, Veil Dances, Dervish Whirling, writing, Deep Rest.
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. Dancemeditation offers us all clarity, peace, and renewal.
Join in if you wish revitalization, a deeper relationship with your body, a more sensual, intuitive connection to movement and to breathing, and an experience of the Sufi Way of embodied mysticism. We continue our exploration and healing side by side as a practicing community, deepening and submerging in the edge under the guidance of acclaimed authority, living Sufi master, and meditative leader, Dunya McPherson, Principal Teacher & Director of Dervish Society of America.
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.
What to Bring:
– mat/blanket to exercise on
– loose comfortable movement clothing
– warm layers for rest periods
– journal & pen
– veil if you have one
— water bottle. During session, we do Water-In-Water-Out. Please leave your water bottle in the lobby; when you go out to use the bathroom, rehydrate. No water bottles beside you in the room.
Payment, cancellation & tax-dedcution
The 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.