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Sacred Arts Camp 2024 – Bookings are now open.

Friday 24th May to Saturday 1st June

A week long camp on a beautiful site in the Chiltern Hills, Oxfordshire where people can connect with the rhythms of the earth, celebrate their creativity and honour the spiritual richness of our world.
Dances of Universal Peace are at the heart of the camp and there is a full programme of activities for all ages.

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Introduction from Incoming Guidance Panel member Christina Gulzar Lausevic

Thank you for inviting me to join the Guidance Panel. I am ready to serve and work together with the other beautiful beings on the panel, to strengthen and support our precious community. The question I am with a lot of the time right now is : How can the Dances and Walks best serve our communities in these times?

I first met the Dances in the mid nineties but it wasn’t until about 20 years ago that they really started to work on me at a deeper level, even experiencing them as a lifeline at challenging times in my life. After completing a 2-year Dance Leader Training with my Mentor Philip Tansen O’Donohoe, I brought the Dances to Newcastle upon Tyne where I live with my partner Simon, (who I met in a Dance Circle at Sacred Arts Camp), and then to Sheffield and Leicester. I then started on the path as a Dance Mentor simply because someone asked me to be their Mentor after I led a session at Sacred Arts Camp. That came as a surprise to me. I now co-teach 2-year long Dance Leader Training programmes (2 so far) with Jilani. It has been an absolute joy and honour to support new and existing Dance Leaders in this way. I would love to support more people becoming Dance Mentors in the UK. I also feel the Walks are under-used, and are a great potential resource we can tap into far more.
Since leaving my career in teacher education 20 years ago, I have set up a practice integrating kinesiology, inner journey work, heart intelligence and relationship coaching. Together with Simon I facilitate Embodied Awakening Retreats, a powerful process for personal and collection transformation. I have been following the path of the Heart (Sufism) for 18 years. Sharing the Dances and supporting heart-centred community is is one of the greatest joys in my life.

I look forward to what we might create together, particularly in these times where the Dances are needed more than ever.

Dancing in Bangor with Ruth Christine

Dear Dance Leaders, Dancers, Friends!Ruth Christine
I wrote this article for the July 2022 issue of my local North Wales ‘Network News’ magazine about my journey with the Dances over these last 2 years on the training programme with Jilani and Gulzar. I wrote the article partly to reflect on what the dances have given and do give me, and also to let more people in this area where I live know about the dances and what I am offering.
I hope you enjoy reading it!
Ruth Christine
Click here for Ruth Christine’s article