Live Online ~ New Years Event

Live Online ~ New Years Event

Thursday  12/31  6 – 8:30pm Eastern US Time Live Online
Friday 1/1 11 – 12:15am  Eastern US Time Live Online

Sliding Scale Donation $5 – $75 for both

Greetings, Dancemeditators!
I’m excited to share New Year’s with you. We will have some gorgeous new music and several fantastic guests who bring their richness to our gathering.

“I love it all! Thank You All for Life Saving, Life Affirming, Life Creating, deep full life with maximum understanding and joyful presence.” – N.

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Thursday  12/31  6 – 8:30pm Eastern US Time Live Online
Friday 1/1 11 – 12:15am  Eastern US Time Live Online

Sliding Scale Donation $5 – $75 for both

Greetings, Dancemeditators!

I’m excited to share New Year’s with you. We will have some gorgeous new music and several fantastic guests who bring their richness to our gathering. Here is the proposed program.

New Year’s Eve  I’ll open the meeting a half hour before we start with music for you to orient yourself and get settled. We’ll do movement, dancing, breathing, then a period of Whirling. (If you have never done the Dervish Whirling, I’ll give the instruction.) After quiet rest, the most wonderful Karleen Koen will read some poems to help guide us into the final important evening action — Burning the Old.

It is likely that many of us have each done this ritual before, whether formally or informally. With deliberation, we will each write on a piece of paper what needs to leave our life and, with deliberation, burn it. If you have a fireplace, this is a good place. If not, a metal vessel and a candle (and all safe precautions) are fine. This is a surprisingly powerful invocation and doing it as a community increases it potency.

First Day I envision that Clearings means a period of chanting. It may also include a small amount of movement and breathing. Following, I am delighted that Aliandra Starre, a long-time Dancemeditator who is also adept Shamanic Astrologer, takes a look ahead at the planetary influences we will be moving into in 2021.

New Year’s Eve
5:30 – 6 Prelude time with music for us to settle into meditation mode
6 – 8:30 Dancemeditations, Whirling, Poems, Burning the Old
8:30 Postlude music

First Day
10:30 – 11am Prelude time with music for us to settle into meditation mode
11 – 12:15  Clearings & astrological mapping
12:15 Postlude music


Just a quick note about payments. It’s a donation to a nonprofit! Hurray! Our sponsoring organization, Dervish Society of America (DSA), is a 501-C3B designation which means that event payments are donations. (And nonrefundable.)
Our mission statement: Dancemeditation is a program of the Dervish Society of America (DSA), a nonprofit 501-C3B organization helping people realize their potential by honoring their body and its movement ways using evolutionary Sufi Dancemeditation practices.
Thank you for your support. Most important, thank you for being part of this practicing community through thick and thin. You are the best!

About Dancemeditation™ is timely medicine. It soothes our nervous systems, helping us find our ground, our solid sense of being-ness. Dancemeditation™ ‘s deepening, embodying process helps us regenerate, heal, and trust ourselves. Without words, with beautiful music, with eyes open or closed, in the continual flow of breath awareness, we move through the crust of harried worries and into our huge spiritual intelligence — the powerful Dancemeditation™ process of Relaxation, Receptivity, Reciprocity and Rest.  Meditations include: Breath Dances, Rocking, Sufi Hand Dances, Deep State Movement Meditations, Vibration & Wave Form Motion, Deep Rest.

About Dunya: Dunya Dianne McPherson Founder and Principal Teacher of Dancemeditation, pioneer in embodied mysticism, teaches nationally and internationally, and is the author of Skin of Glass: Finding Spirit in the Flesh.