Are you ready for a sema (sufi whirling) journey passing through the earth to the sky, from the body to the soul? This retreat which is organized by Sufihouse will last for 5 days and 4 nights in an ecofarm located in the beautiful Mediteranian area south of Turkey which is in the middle of an eucalyptus forest next to a river. (for more info about the ecofarm please visit www.pastoralvadi.com )
In this journey we will explore the depths of sema (whirling) through an awareness of the body and through an awareness of 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. This session will be accompanied by Selçuk Gürez playing the Ney (Turkish reed flute).
After this awareness session held in the morning, having found our balance, we will be moving from the earth to the sky, from the body to the soul towards 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 an opportunity to experience whirling whilst the musicians are playing.
Through the whole retreat we will be talking about sufism philosophy and lodge music.