photography by Aya Okawa
September 21: Resonations- Sacred Sounds Beyond Borders/Berkeley, CA
Sacred Sounds Beyond Borders, a sacred world music convocation premiering in September 2019 that will present music that celebrates and heals the human spirit, transcends borders, and engages the whole person and wider community. The inaugural festival performance will feature the Qadim Ensemble & Miriam Peretz. Details HERE
October 3 - 7: The First Annual Radif Retreat with Fared Shafinury, Miriam Peretz & guests/Jemez Springs, New Mexico
An Immersion focusing on Classical Persian music, Persian poetry, zen buddhist meditation, and Sama Sufi inspired dance/movement/prayer in the heart of New Mexico in Jemez Hot springs. Full details HERE
November 15 - 17: Sacred Dance Weekend Immersion/ Rome, Italy
A heart centric weekend focused on Miriam’s signature format Nava Dance technique and Persian Mystical themes in dance, and Dance Art Sanctuary- on embracing gratitude in dance. Details & Registration HERE
December 19 - 22: Warrior Woman Annual Winter Solstice Immersion/Berkeley, CA
Warrior Woman is a dynamic and diverse dance, music & somatic arts immersion that weaves intention, heart centric teachings, journaling, immersive dance, and guided improvisation inspiring the creation of personal scores layered with meaning and purpose. During a highly charged time of year the immersion leads up to the solstice and culminates with rituals around personal empowerment.
July 1 - July 11: Sacred Dance of the Heart/Yalova, Turkey
(*with an option to join for July 5-11 Yalova immersion only)
During this annual sacred journey we will visit the sacred sites of Konya, Haci Bektaś, and Cappadocia exploring mystical Sufi cosmology and the movement of Sema. We will end in the beautiful countryside thermal town of Yalova where we will journey deep into the heart through sacred movement, music, chanting and ritual for another week. Musical guests Amir Shahsar and Selçukhan Yılmaz and Alper Akcay will offer sessions in Anatolian-Sufi Sacred dances. Full details coming soon…….
July 13 - 20: Dances for the Divine Mother/Greece
A Woman’s Retreat for Embodied Healing through Devotional Dance & Sacred Song with Miriam Peretz and special guest Poliana Dimitropoulou of RHEA Temple - Ritual Healing Arts. Full details coming soon……
July 25 - 26: Nava Dance/London
July 27- July 31: Dance Art Sanctuary- In the Sacred Circle of Dance | Netherlands