Sufihouse Whirling Retreat October 2018

Date: 31 Oct 2018

Location: Kerpiç Evler

Are you ready for a sema (sufi whirling) journey of passing through the earth to the sky, from the body to the soul? This retreat organized by Sufihouse will lost for 5 days and 4 nights; and take place in an small hotel located walking distance to the beach, next to a river in the beautiful Mediterranean region in the south of Turke. İn this journey, we will explore the depths of sema (whirling) through an awareness of the body and the soul. This exploration will include investigating sema in the body, sema in the music and sema in the soul.

In the first part of our daily sessions which will start in the body and on the earth, we will be observing our balance, our inner center points and the functions of turning with Senem Gürez who is a massage and body awareness therapist. These sessions will be accompanied by Selguk Gürez playing the Ney (Turkish reed flute).

After this awareness sessions held in the morning, having found our balance, we will be moving from the earth towards the sky, from the body to the soul during the second part of our daily sessions. Here we will be exploring the classical way of whirling put forth by the Mevlevi Sufi Order with the Mevlevi dervish Selçuk Gürez.

In addition to our daily body awareness and whirling explorations, there will be live classical Turkish music for 3 nights providing our attendees on opportunity to experience whirling accompanied by live music.

Throughout the whole retreat we will be talking about sufism philosophy and tekke music.

All the sessions will be held in Turkish with English translation.

 

Note: Please make sure that YOU have dressed comfortably and are wearing thicksoled leather whirling shoes called mes. In case you don’t have one please contact us, so that we con help you with them.

 

Daily Program:

31 october 2018

12.30 arrival and lunch (open buffet)

15.00-17.00 we will have a opening circle and a talk on sema and body awareness

17.00 snack time

18.00-19.00 Selçuk Gürez will play the ney and give a talk on sufism

20.00 Dinner (open buffet)

21.00 after dinner music

 

1 november 2018

08.00-09.00 breakfast (open buffet)

09.00-10.00 free time

10.00-12.00 body awareness with Senem Gürez accompanied by Selçuk         Gürez playing the ney

12.30 lunch (open buffet)

14.00-17.00 Free time

16.00 snack time

17.00-20.00 Classical sema and sufism lessons with Selçuk Gürez

20.00- 21.00 Dinner (open buffet)

21.30- 23.30 Live music and meshk

 

2 november 2018

08.00-09.00 breakfast (open buffet)

09.00-10.00 free time

10.00-12.00 body awareness with Senem Gürez accompanied by Selçuk         Gürez playing the ney

12.30 lunch (open buffet)

14.00-17.00 Free time

16.00 snack time

17.00-20.00 Classical sema and sufism lessons with Selçuk Gürez

20.00- 21.00 Dinner (open buffet)

21.30- 23.30 Live music and meşk

 

3 november 2018

08.00-09.00 breakfast (open buffet)

09.00-10.00 free time

10.00-12.00 body awareness with Senem Gürez accompanied by Selçuk         Gürez playing the ney

12.30 lunch (open buffet)

14.00-17.00 Free time/ Personal massage and body awareness sessions

16.00 snack time

17.00-20.00 Classical sema and sufism lessons with Selçuk Gürez

20.00- 21.00 Dinner (open buffet)

21.30- 23.30 Live music and meşk

 

4 november 2018

08.00- 10.30 Breakfast (open buffet)

11.00 Boeat trip