Day: The first Tuesday of every month
Time: 7:00 p.m. to 8:45 p.m., followed by potluck refreshments
Admission: $10 suggested donation
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Through singing sacred mantras and moving together, we weave a holy atmosphere, a community of healing and harmony.
Dances of Universal Peace are a form of circle dances designed to bring the experience of prayer from many world traditions into the body, voice, heart and spirit.
These Dance sessions are hosted by Sára Rain. The Dances are led by Sára Rain with Deborah Ogden accompanying on the drum. Soma Hunter and Stephanie Powers are hosting.
The Dances are tailored to the unique energy of this circle. They bring the rhythms of heaven and earth together in a vibrant release of spiritual current. Our dances and prayers speak to the cycles and seasons, and celebrations of religious traditions from around the world.
Dances of Universal Peace originated in the late 1960’s through the vision of Murshid Samuel Lewis, a Sufi master. The Dances have since been carried around the world, infused with intentions of peace and harmony. All Dances of Universal Peace are done in circles, which facilitates a communal experience of balance and mutual respect amongst all participants.
Sára teaches prayers from many world traditions, and offers translations, melodies, and movements for the lines of the prayer. The movements for the Dance are designed to express the deeper intention expressed through the prayer. The mantras from different faith traditions are often interpreted through a mystical lens that allows the participants to access the deeper heart of the prayers and see the application in our own lives. One evening of Dance may include prayers and movements from diverse world traditions which may include Sufism, Hinduism, Christianity, Judaism, Buddhism, Paganism, and/or Universalism.
No experience is necessary.
Really, “If you can walk, you can dance; if you can talk, you can sing.” And to participate in the Dances, you don’t even need to be able to walk or sing!
Some Finer Points about the Dance:
- The Dances are typically done barefoot or sock-footed (it’s safer for everyone!).
- The Dances often include eye-contact with other participants (designed to be connective, gentle and cooperative, but can be intimidating if you’re not accustomed to it)
- Hands are held in the circle throughout the evening.
- Some dances include a “partner” aspect, but you need not bring a partner to the dance and even if you do, you won’t keep them next to you for long!
- All Dance leaders have their own unique personality, passions, style, strengths, etc. You can always expect a different energy from different leaders.
To join us, contact: Soma Hunter (970) 232-8872 or Stephanie Powers (970) 215-0539