These retreats are dedicated to the practice of Samâ, a spiritual art that has endured for over 800 years.
Thanks to the poetic and spiritual trace left by Rûmi, Persian mystic, the dance of the whirling dervishes still vibrates today and becomes a tool of connection to bring out our true self.
A connection to the earth
A connection to heaven
A connection to the elements
A connection to COSMOS
Rana Gorgani has been teaching for more than 10 years, and her teaching is not a dance workshop that trivializes the practice of Sufi Dance.
It is a total immersion in the universe of Sufism.
Rana Gorgani opens the doors of ritual and shares a spirituality based on exigency, perseverance, acceptance, surpassing oneself and the search for elevation.
This learning includes the transmission of the whirling dervish dance, sacred music and songs as well as the sharing of Sufi thought.
WELCOME TO THE CIRCLE!
BEYOND SPACE AND TIME…
ACCESSIBLE TO ALL MEN AND WOMEN
OPEN TO NOVICES
FULL BOARD STAYS
IN THE ROOM :
In the practice room, only soft and comfortable clothes, in solid BLACK color.
Black symbolizes the apprentice and recalls the idea of the cosmos and infinity.
It is important to respect this advice which becomes a rule following disturbances related to appearance while we seek physical work and inner development.
In practice, we pay attention to the body and not to the clothing. Through this we seek unity and the revelation of the deepest self.
It is also important to respect the SILENCE inside the room, no social exchange or social interaction that could disturb individual and group concentration.
You will also be asked to be present in the room 5 minutes before the start of the workshop, which will begin each day at the precise times indicated on the program distributed at the beginning of the retreat.
As indicated in the general conditions (attachment), it is essential that the participant commits to a full PRESENCE during the transmission of the practice. In this transmission, there is a time of learning, a time of listening, a time of assimilation, a time of prayer and communion and a time of expression, all of which is the retreat.
These times are built around the energy of the group.
Attendance from morning to evening is essential for the cohesion of the group. It can be trying, tiring. It’s all about surpassing yourself and my role is to help you, carry you and support you.
It is a journey that awakens sensations and emotions. It is done together from start to finish.
BEFORE THE SEMINAR :
The week before the retreat, it is strongly advised to take rest, not to drink alcohol, to limit the existing ones in order to be in a state of readiness and availability for the retreat.
VISUAL COMMUNICATION :
As stated in the terms and conditions when you register online, and as with every retreat, a professional may be present to take images.
Picture taking is essential and part of the retreat.
This allows to keep a memory and to make discover Sufi dance allowing others to appreciate this practice.
All photos and videos are taken with respect for the individual and in accordance with the rules of the art of the image.
CELL PHONE :
No cell phone use is possible out of respect for the practice and each of the participants.
Any urgent calls must be made in the rooms so as not to disturb the other participants’ need for calm and serenity.
It is a retreat, an immersion, to enjoy the present moment.
MEN AND WOMEN SEPARATED
Couples will not share the same room. This will allow each person to fully live this experience for themselves and not to put any differentiation or privilege between the participants and especially for a better concentration of each one.
Concerning the meals, they will take place in SILENCE in order to preserve the energy, the serenity that we develop in the practice, the state of opening of the heart and the state of listening.
Meals are ritualized and everyone participates in the smooth running of the ritual.
Before the meal, there will be a Sufi purification rite.
Of course, there are breaks throughout the retreat and times after meals to exchange, meet, share and discuss.
WHAT TO PUT IN YOUR SUITCASE:
Regarding payment, the balance must be paid at the beginning of the retreat by check or cash.
If you wish to make a transfer, the transfers will have to be made in advance (thank you to inform me by email before the retirement of the confirmation of the transfer.
Small ephemeral store from Iran and Turkey for each retreat: sale of music, Sufi skirts, Sufi slippers and dafs (Sufi percussion instruments).
If you offer or are looking for a carpool, please inform us
We pick up the participants at the train station.
Please inform me of your arrival time if it is not indicated in your registration form.
If your arrival is late we will put you in contact with a cab agency.