Sufi dance & Meditation


Sat Oct 01 2022 at 04:00 pm to 06:00 pm


Helsinki Oriental | Helsinki, ES

In order to understand the dance one must be still. And in order to truly understand stillness one must dance.
About Sufi Whirling;
While whirling existed before Rumi it is his devotion to whirling and dance that make it such an important part of the practices of the Mevlevi.
Whirling is an active meditation. While we whirl, there is a sense of loss of the mind and the ego – the ‘I’ that represents us diminishes in the movement. The heavy skirts of the Sufis represent the ego, as the skirt lifts by the movement of the dancer. The skirt is also made of the same cloth that Sufis are buried in, symbolizing their intention to ‘Die before you die’ – meaning, to be released from the ego and unified with God in this life.
Are you interested and willing to try this?
You are very welcome to join the introductory workshop to Sufi dance and meditation at Helsinki Oriental dance studio.
A few things to keep in mind:
-- We will start with warm up exercises and stretching, make sure you wear comfortable clothes.
– Make sure that you have a little bit of space around you and other participants
– If you don’t have a Sufi skirt, any skirt with a lot of fabric will do. If these are not available, any loose
clothes will do.
– Socks are helpful.
– Whirl at your own speed – you’ll feel more confident after trying it for a while!
– Some people experience nausea or dizziness, but that should go away after a few times.
Participation fee: 55 €
How to register:
Please send an email to [email protected] to receive instructions!

Where is it happening?

Helsinki Oriental, Työpajankatu 10,Helsinki, Finland, Helsinki, Finland

Event Location & Nearby Stays:

Solati Safa

Host or Publisher Solati Safa

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