Dances of Universal Peace


          Saturday 22nd June 10-4.30pm

Claverham Quaker Meeting House BS49 4PB

a day of Sesshin - alternating dances with silent sitting meditation - led by Morag Allen and myself

Donations £25/£15

In a sesshin, each dance is followed by a period of unguided sitting meditation; apart from the explanation of the dance and the singing, the whole day, including lunch, is held in silence. Many people find that this format of alternating dance and silence is a wonderfully nourishing way of deepening our connection with the dances, and can lead to a profound sense of inner harmony, beauty and unity.

See flyer for details.


Sunday 29th September 10-4.30pm Woodchester Village Hall GL5 5PQ

a day of dances led by Yelena Swarana (from Latvia) and myself. 

Yelena has organised the Latvian DUP camp since 2009 and is making a return visit to the UK for this event.

Live music - Morag Allen (guitar) and Bob Minney (accordion)

Doors open from 10 for drinks and biscuits; dancing starts at 10.30.

See flyer for details.

Please bring a vegetarian contribution to a shared lunch.

Donations - £25/£20


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Other local peace dance events -

Email Matthew Neesa or Elyn for more information about their events in Stroud, Bristol, Gloucester and Newnham-on-Severn.


About the Dances
These simple, beautiful body-prayers are open to all; each dance is taught afresh. They honour diverse spiritual traditions from all over the world, and can take us to a place of profound inner harmony.  We sing sacred mantras and make simple movements in a circle. They are a moving meditation which can help us to access deeper spiritual aspects of being than our busy analytical minds allow.

I trained as a DUP leader with Philip O'Donohoe from 2007 to 2009 and have continued leading in Stroud and beyond, both in solo sessions and shared with various other leaders.

Have a look at the UK website http://dancesofuniversalpeace.org.uk
and the international site http://dancesofuniversalpeace.org
for more information about these transcendent Dances.