Connecting Hearts Dancing. A Non-Residential Gathering at Brigsteer, Near Kendal

September 2022 3rd and 4th Brigsteer, Nr Kendal Cumbria.

I am delighted to welcome you to another weekend of Spiritual Dancing in Brigsteer. It is such a blessing for us all to enjoy our spiritual friendship in such a way as we re-connect our hearts, hands, mind and breath in the circle.

As always Spiritual Dancing will be the main focus of our weekend together. Additionally during our sessions there will be other meditative practices or short periods of sitting together in the silence to help us to integrate and assimilate the effects of our dancing and singing.

For those who may be new and considering coming along you will be warmly welcomed. It is not necessary to have had experienced of this form of dancing – sometimes called Dances of Universal Peace. Our dances are simple and accessible, yet profound and deep. Mostly we dance and sing as we move together holding hands in a circle. The chants we sing are based on sacred phrases from various spiritual paths.

Through dancing and singing together we experience how to inhabit our bodies more fully as we develop a greater sense of awareness and presence. The repetition of the mantras along with the devotional quality of the movements, help transform the inner atmosphere offering many beneficial changes in our vibrational field. Together we create a healing and uplifting atmosphere.

The parasympathetic nervous system is activated allowing us to feel safe and creative in each other’s presence; muscles begin to relax and soften; our voices become more resonant and mellifluous; our hearts open spiritually; our minds begin to quieten; our breath becomes easier and more enlivening; we become more aware of the energy of life within us, between us and around us.

Surprisingly perhaps all this happens through simple, natural rhythms of heart, voice, body and breath as we move together in a circle.

The weekend is non-residential and will take place at Brigsteer Village Hall in a delightful room with a beautiful wooden floor. It is a spacious and clear, ecological venue in a tranquil setting with plenty of space for parking and is only a short drive from Kendal.

When the weather is fine as it most often is for these weekends there is also space to sit outside and enjoy the sunshine. The hall has plenty of chairs. Bring along mats and blankets for relaxing in the breaks and also cushions for the sitting meditations if you wish.

For those travelling some distance a limited amount of accommodation may be available in the village with more in Kendal itself. Brigsteer is less than four miles and only a ten-minute drive from Kendal.

Essentially a modern day mystic, as a master of spiritual dance and a Sufi Murshid, I have also studied within a number of spiritual lineages including yoga, tantra, Buddhism and especially Sufism.

As a musician of the heart I accompany people on the journey of awakening through the subtle and powerful use of sound, rhythm and breath. Seemingly effortless, my way offers a natural ease and flow that invites a relaxed, open atmosphere and a sense of togetherness.

While there are many spiritual methods that can bring peace and joy to body, heart and mind, singing and dancing together in a circle is the easiest and most accessible way I have ever found which is why I have devoted so much of my life to this path.

Please feel free to pass on the details of this event to friends you know who would be interested in joining us.

Times: Saturday 3rd September arrive for refreshments from 10am.
Start at 10.30am. Finish at 5.30pm.
Sunday 4th September arrive for refreshments from 9.30am.
Start at 10am. Finish at 4pm.

Price: £120 which includes delicious home-cooked vegetarian food for lunch on Saturday and lunch on Sunday. Some special diets can be catered for. You must let Rabia know in advance.

For catering purposes please book by Saturday 27th August 2022.

Do let us know if you are intending to join us.

Bookings and Further Details: Contact Mary Rabia Dowson.
Tel. 015242 21147 Email: