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Luminous Beauty: New Year’s Dancemeditation Weekend on Cape Cod


New Year’s on Cape Cod
Sa  &  Su 11–6   ~   Mon 10–1

Renewal & clarity. Setting intention from your totality.
Deep in your body, in good company ~


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December 30—January 1      New Year’s on Cape Cod
3-day Dancemeditation Weekend with Dunya
Sa  &  Su 11–6   ~   Mon 10–1

Sheer layers of Awareness & Subtlety ~ lllumination, Perception, Intuition, Direction

Come Dancemeditate this New Year. Clear your circuits from holiday frenzy, and feel and hear your deeper self’s calling. Dancemeditation helps us trust our bodies and helps us perceive what is often hidden from us in our day-to-day lives. Moving through the crust of harried surface worries, we enter our Huge Intelligence where our 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.

We will take this weekend to explore and heal, savoring gentle curvilinear motion, vibration, hand dances, and breathing, rocking, transformational dance, and more, side-by-side together. Movement will be balanced with rest to allow integration. We will have time for reflective writing as well as conversation. Come experience revitalization, a deeper relationship with your body, a more sensual, freeing intuitive connection to movement, and expanded awareness of the sweet, ever-present genius of your breathing. 

About Dunya: Dunya Dianne McPherson, BFA, MA, is an acclaimed authority and meditative leader. Juilliard graduate, Sufi Master, and NEA Choreography Fellow, Dunya’s USA teaching credits include Princeton University, Swarthmore College, New York University, Barnard College, Kripalu Center among others, and internationally the Victorian College of the Arts in Melbourne, Australia, Claudio Naranjo’s SAT Program, and Netherland’s Mystik Festival. 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.


Location: Cape Cod Dance Center,  1340 County Rd, Cataumet, MA 02559
Cape Cod Dance Center is one of my favorite dance spaces, a beautifully kept old grange hall that has decades of dance enlivening its buoyant wood floor. Tall windows drench us with light. It is peaceful and welcoming.

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
– a light lunch

About food
–  Lunch: Bring a light lunch/snack for the mid-session break. There is no personal refrigeration!
–  There will tea and mugs and hot water.
–  There are two cafes (not open for dinner but you can get sandwiches to take out before session for later.)  and a restaurant beside the studio as well as the hotel restaurant.
– New Year’s Eve, all are invited to my house for dinner and relaxation. Lentil stew and salad by the fire.

Traveler’s Info:
– Air travelers: I HIGHLY recommend traveling Southwest Airlines because they have a No Change Fee policy and, if for any reason this event doesn’t make, you can apply your funds to any future travel on Southwest. It is a no-lose situation. Right now they promise low holiday fares!
– Flying into Boston Logan Airport, take a bus directly from the terminal to Falmouth.

Accommodation: We recommend Airbnb. Look for places in Falmouth, Woods Hole. Zip code: 02540, 02543  Email me to coordinate lodging with others if you want to share a place. It also looks like there are some single rooms around and about. This will be quieter on New Year’s Eve than a hotel. If flying, you can take an Uber/Lyft the short distance; as well, we will also to assist with transportation coordination.
Book soon. It’s a holiday weekend.

Cost: $225

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.