November 13 – 15
Fr 7 – 9 ~ Sa 10-7 ~ Su 10-2
Dunya’s Dancemeditation helps us trust our bodies. We move through the crust of harried surface worries and into our Huge 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.
We will take this weekend to savor and explore gentle curvilinear motion, vibration, hand dances, and breathing, rocking and more, side-by-side together. The movement period will be balanced with rest to allow integration. There will time for reflective writing as well as conversation focused on our experience.
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. You will leave refreshed and centered. This is a rare opportunity to experience healing Dancemeditation, with acclaimed authority, living Sufi master and meditative leader, Dunya McPherson, Principal Teacher and Director of Dervish Society of America.
Dunya Dianne McPherson specializes in opening the wonderment of deep, subtle, embodied, peaceful self-perception. A Juilliard graduate, Sufi Master, and NEA Choreography Fellow, Dunya’s teaching credits include Princeton University, Swarthmore College, New York University, Hunter College , Barnard College, New York Open Center 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.
“Tension is who you think you should be. Relaxation is who you are.” ~ Chinese Proverb
Sacred Movement Arts Center, 125 Travis Lane N., Paige, TX 78659
Karuna Haber’s beautiful Sacred Movement Arts Studio is located in Paige, TX, 50′ east of Austin. For Houston and points east folks that makes the drive easier.
Air Travelers, we will shortly post the shuttle time for you to meet taking you to the Sacred Movement Arts Center. Stay tuned.
Early Sign up is $265 by October 1st. $335 after.
Fee is for workshop and Simple Sufi meals (Friday dinner; Saturday breakfast, lunch and dinner; Sunday breakfast & lunch on Sunday.)
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.
BYO-Bedding Spiritual Slumber Party Sleep-over at the Sacred Movement Arts Studio is $20 per night. Please contact co-host Karuna Haber: firstname.lastname@example.org
Or bunk down at a local Bastrop motel.
– water bottle
– workshop gear
– overnight gear if you are camping out in the studio
– journal & pen
– a friend who’d love this!