February 22, 1–4pm
Ancient Art Studios, 590 Berkley St, Berkley, MA 02779
There is a Sufi saying–Jamal, Jallal. It means, ‘inner beauty, outer magnificence.’ When we move with an inward gaze to open our inner beauty, our outer magnificence naturally unfolds. Come experience this afternoon of inspiration and healing in your awakening body.
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 meditative authority, Sufi Master, and Founder of Dancemeditation™. BFA from Juilliard, NEA Choreography Fellow, and teaching permission in Shattari Sufi, 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, MA in Writing, is the author of Skin of Glass: Finding Spirit in the Flesh, a memoir about dance as a spiritual path.