Daire/ Bender

Whirling, Sufi Music and Body Awareness Retreat 1-5 May 2019

Date: 1 May 2019

Location: Kerpiç Evler

Due to the participants wishes we have added some new things to the first retreat of this year.

The first day we will be having a meeting circle and a sohbet( talk) about sufism, after the dinner we will have some live music.

Basically we are using different body awareness techniques to help the participants prepare for the whirling. These morning sessions which are about 2 hours long are held by Senem Gürez and end with Selçuk Gürez playing the ney (turkish reed flute)

The participants rest during lunch break or go to nearby places like the beach which is 15 min. walking distance with a beautiful walk next to a river or to Fethiye which is 15min. away by transport that passes in front of the hotel.

In the afternoon Selçuk Gürez will be giving classical sufi whirling lessons. In addition to the whirling lessons we will be having music lessons too. The participants will have a chance to learn the basic rythm with the bender, sing the ilahis (sufi songs) or learn the basic techniques of playing the Ney (turkish reed flute).

For the participants who don’t have a bender we will be providing one for them. The ones who like the benders at the retreat will have a chance to buy them as well. Also we will be having the Neys with us that Selçuk Gürez made by hand, the ones who like will be able to purchase the Neys too.

After dinner we will be making music, having talks on sufism and experience dhikr among us for two nights.

Last night as the closing night we will be inviting our musician and dervish friends to make music and to whirl together.

On the last day according to the participants wishes and the weather conditions we will have a boat tour or go to the hot springs together. This trip is not included in the retreat fee. The expanses of the trip are shared between the participants.

 

 01.05.2019 wedensday

13.00 Lunch

16.00 Meeting circle, sohbet(talk) on whirling and sufism.

19.30 Dinner

20.30 Ney played by Selçuk Gürez

 

02.05.2019 thursday

09.00 Breakfast

10.00-12.30 Micro Movements, Body Awareness and Meditation

13.00 Lunch

16.00-17.30 Whirling and Music lessons

17.30-17.45 Snack

17.45-19.00 Whirling and Music lessons

19.30 Dinner

21.00 Music, sohbet, dhikr.

 

03.05.2019 friday

09.00 Breakfast

10.00-12.30 Micro Movements, Body Awareness and Meditation

13.00 Lunch

16.00-17.30 Whirling and Music lessons

17.30-17.45 Snack

17.45-19.00 Whirling and Music lessons

19.30 Dinner

21.00 Music, sohbet, dhikr.

 

04.05.2019 saturday

09.00 Breakfast

10.00-12.30 Micro Movements, Body Awareness and Meditation

13.00 Lunch

16.00-17.30 Whirling and Music lessons

17.30-17.45 Snack

17.45-19.00 Whirling and Music lessons

19.30 Dinner

21.00 Closing Night Music and whirling with friends

 

05.05.2019 sunday

09.00 Breakfast/ leaving the hotel  (you can pack you luggage and leave it in the hotel during the trip)

10.00 Boat/hot springs trip (This is not included in the retreat fee)

19.30 Dinner ( on demand extra)

 

*** Participation fee 400 euro/pp***

***Registration fee 200 euro/pp ***

 

Including the fee ;

  • Trainings and lessons given by 2 teachers.
  • Full board accommodation, unlimited tea, snacks.

 

NOT included in the fee,

  • The boat/hot springs trip organized on the last day.

 

****DİSCOUNTS****

  • Early payment till 15 March 2019 10% 360 euro/pp
  • Come with your friend 10% 360 euro/pp
  • For the ones who want to benefit both early payment and come with your friend 330 euro/pp