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Sufi DanceMeditation Retreat

We are fortunate to be able to host Dunya again this year!  Join us for this unique dance meditation experience sponsored by OSU’s Contemplative Studies Initiative. This program is open to all - students, faculty, and members of the community far and wide. 

Sufi Dance Meditation Retreat with Dunya McPherson

Dancemeditation™ is a way of self-knowledge which includes, rather than excludes, the body, movement, dance, breath, and intuition.  It is a practice of dancing into the heart of mysticism, of coming home; it is a practice of awakening and evolving, becoming fully human in the spirit and the flesh.  This form of contemplative movement entwines three large bodies of work: Art, Somatics, and Shattari Sufism and utilizes a wide variety of breathing and movement techniques to quiet over-active, distracted mind-identity and invite intuitive, inspired embodiment. Dancemeditation™ practices encourage us to more closely feel our body while uncoupling the impulse to fix or alter it. We wake up inside the fabric of who and what we are. We trust.  Join Dunya in the seeking and finding—plunging into the body, our original gift, the doorway to understanding who we are.  

When: October 11-13, 2019

Schedule:  Friday 7pm—9:30pm; Saturday 10:30am–6pm; Sunday 10:30am—1pm

Where:  Mary’s River Grange - 24707 Grange Hall Rd, Philomath, OR 97370

Fee:  $250 Before 9/20; $275 After.  A limited number of scholarships are available for OSU students to attend this event; please inquire if interested. 

To Register or for more information about the event:  Contact Kate Gallagher at or call 541-737-4785

Friday, October 11, 2019 at 7:00pm to 9:30pm

Mary's River Grange 24707 Grange Hall Rd, Philomath, OR 97370

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Conference or Workshop, Training

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Art and Entertainment, Health and Well-being, Skill Building


Community Members, Faculty and Staff, Student, Alumni, Industry Partner





$250 before 9/20; $275 After

College of Liberal Arts, School of History, Philosophy, and Religion, School of Psychological Sciences
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Kate Gallagher

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