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“Learning to dance is learning to move consciously through life…”

Gurdjieff Sacred Dance Retreat with Akash Dharmaraj from India

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After last year’s amazing success, we are excited to invite you to the 2nd Gurdjieff Sacred Dance retreat in Ireland with our very special teacher, Ms. Akash Dharmaraj, who will be arriving all the way from India – a Fourth Way Teacher, Sufi dervish & Psychotherapist.

This special international 5-day residential retreat in an opportunity for you to explore your innermost landscape in new and empowering ways while immersed in the beautiful supporting nature of:

The Burren, Western Ireland on the

9th-14th June, 2017

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Akash Dharmaraj sacred sufi dancing retreat Gurdjieff

About Gurdjieff Sacred Dances

Highly original, charismatic and mystical, these dances are designed, to balance the different sources of energy within us.

Creating a harmony between the body, the mind and the emotions.

The results are a unique inner centering, a new sense of inner rhythm, a relaxed alertness, a natural silence and grace… leading to a higher level of consciousness & presence. Each movement has its own music & the beautiful, haunting melodies & rhythms enhance the process. The movements are placed within the context of a larger philosophical ideology… the Fourth Way… which is the way of the Sufi…

Read more about the work & dances…

Who is this for?

This is for persons who wish to explore deeper into themselves, through the alchemy of movement, music, & dance. Through a series of experiential processes…

Active, dynamic, filled with music, rhythm, dance, light, sound, conversation & dialogue, meditation & silence,

We take you into an intensive encounter with your own self… Inviting you to re-discover, & connect with the inner landscapes of your bodymind, heal old wounds, release the past, & live with freedom & intensity.

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Akash Dharmaraj sacred sufi dance movement teacher. Gurujief

About the teacher: Akash Dharmaraj

A Fourth Way teacher, A Sufi Dervish, clinical Psychologist, Psychotherapist, Woman, Mother and a student just like all of us.

Akash’s journey initiated as a Sufi when she was 19 and first met her Sufi Master in Kashmir by “chance”- later on she started integrating the Sufi way into her professional practice. Her encounter with Gurdjieff’s sacred dances happened almost 20 years ago and was “life transforming” for her. Ever since, she has been teaching and integrating the dances with her experience as a Sufi, as a Psychologist and with the variety of additional healing and therapeutic modalities she has acquired throughout the years.

Akash has been leading international groups of these dances for the past 20 years

and teaching them to whoever wants to learn all over the world – from Goa, India where she lives, to Europe, the Middle East and North America.

Click to read more about Akash and her words about the Dances…

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Practicalities

Dates

Start: Friday, June 9th at 17:00 – registration followed by opening session.

End: Wednesday, June 14th at 18:00

The venue:

The retreat will take place at the special Boghill center immersed in nature in the center of the Burren of West Ireland. The Burren and the region are a magical area that offers many different beauties that support inner contemplative work and the journey into your inner landscape, with outstanding outer landscapes of geological and environmental gems.

The centre is nestled in 50 acres of natural bog and wetlands and surrounded by a planted forest. On the land there is a cob house, a sweat lodge area, a wildlife pond, extensive organic vegetable and fruit gardens, an orchard, a chicken coup and two natural labyrinths.

Price:

Early bird – before April 20th: €690

Regular price after April 20th: €790

Payment

Reservation deposit: 190€ (non-refundable after March 1st)

Please finalize your payment in cash upon arrival, on the first day of the retreat

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Akash Dharmaraj sacred sufi dancing retreat Gurdjieff

Price includes:

  • All retreat days and activities
  • Simple accommodation in shared room/dormitory of 3-6people (usually with shared bathroom near the room)
  • 3 vegan-vegetarian meals a day

Price does not include:

  • Materials for workshop (we will let you know what to bring with you later on)
  • Private single/double room accommodation,
  • Transfer to and from the venue (available upon request)
  • Lunch on arrival day, dinner on the last day (available upon request)

Accommodation options:

  • Included in the price: Shared room/dormitory of 3-6 people
  • Private single room accommodation: extra €200 per person (sold out)
  • Shared double room accommodation: extra €150 per person (€300 per room)
Akash Dharmaraj sacred sufi dancing retreat Gurudjief

For more info please contact:

Email: [email protected]

Boaz on WhatsApp: +972-54-224-7707

Anya on WhatsApp: +34-667-328-237

Mary – Irish number: +353 (0) 876684324

Getting to the venue

For international participants, the closest airport is Shannon airport, Ireland which is ~1h away from the venue. Car rentals are also available at the airport.

Taxi’s should also be available from Shannon airport and if there’s enough interest we will organize airport pickup for the arrival day and assist participants with car-pooling.

For exact directions, please visit the venue’s website.

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Photo credit: Gili Chen