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Whirling Meditation Workshop

With Tawhida Tanya of Niyaz

Feb 27

Event Dates

  • Thu Feb 27 2:30 PM


UW Department of Dance, Studio 266

Join us for a FREE Sufi whirling meditation, or sema, workshop with Tawhida Tanya Evanson of Niyaz. Sema is a fusion of mystic audition, sacred music, poetry and movement. It’s a powerful, challenging and ecstatic meditation based on the practice of Rumi, the Mevlevi Whirling Dervishes and beyond.

Come with passion, patience, loose clothing, good socks, a cushion or mat for sitting and a bottle of water. Eat lightly beforehand. No experience necessary and everyone is welcome. 

Tawhida Tanya Evanson has over 15 years of study under Turkish Rifa'i Marufi Sheikh Sherif Baba Çatalkaya and Canadian whirling teacher/semazenbashi Raqib Brian Burke. She has performed and taught across Europe, Turkey, Japan, Canada and the U.S. 

WHEN: Thursday, Feb. 27th, 2:30 - 4 PM

WHERE: UW Department of Dance, Studio 266

4000 15TH AVE. NE, SEATTLE, WA  98105

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