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Sema: Sufi Whirling Class Series

  • Alchemical Theater Lab 104 West 14th Street New York, NY, 10011 United States (map)

The Sufi poet Rumi originated the practice of Sema, also known as whirling, in 13th century Turkey. Sema means to listen to the sound of Divine Reality that is always calling us home. Sufism is a religion of Love, beyond all forms and creeds, and it's primary aim is to bring one into the presence of the beloved.

Through body-centered movement, breathing exercises and vocalizations, we will focus on awakening our spiritual heart, clearing energetic blockages in the body and becoming a channel of divine love. 
This moving meditation is not a way to tune out, but rather a practice to harmonize body, mind and heart to the inherent beauty and unity of the natural world, from the smallest atom to the stars.