Event: Conde Nast Traveller’s Sufi Whirling Workshop By Zia Nath

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Sufi Whirling Workshop
Performers at the Whirling Workshop
Performers at the Whirling Workshop

Just like many other music trends in Bollywood, the recent hit among filmmakers is Sufi songs. Every second movie nowadays has at least one Sufi song in it; which of course are about love and romance. But if you want to experience true Sufi music and whirling, Conde Nast Traveller has organized a Sufi Whirling Workshop in Mumbai, which explores the spiritual and artistic side of Sufism.

About Conde Nast Traveller
Conde Nast Traveller India is a travel magazine which gives information about comfortable and stylish travel options to the readers. From travel news, new hotel openings and 5 star packages, to unique travel stories and experiences, the magazine is a one-stop shop for all these. The online portal of the magazine features destination guides, interviews, weekend getaways, where to stay, eat and shop and many more sections.

About Zia Nath
Zia Nath is a solo artist specializing in fusion of Sufi whirling and Odissi recitals. She took up sacred dances after she attented the 40 day silent, intensive training program of Gurdjieff Sacred Dances in Pune. After that, she travelled to New Mexico, USA several times over 5 years to study the dances amongst world renowned teachers from the Bennett lineage, first generation disciples of Gurdjieff. Currently, she is working as Craniosacral Therapist (BCST) at Quanta Health Care Solutions.

Condé Nast Traveller's Sufi Whirling Workshop
Condé Nast Traveller’s Sufi Whirling Workshop

About Sufi Splendour
April-May issue of Conde Nast Traveller will be featuring Istanbul and to celebrate this next stop of Around The World initiative, they have organized a workshop on the traditional Turkish Dance form of Sufi Whirling. Along with being famous for its architecture and vintage bazaars, Istanbul is also known for its mysticism. Thus, to pay homage to the spiritual magnificence of the city, Conde Nast Traveller, along with renowned dancer Zia Nath has organized Sufi Whirling Workshop at Tote On The Turf, Mahalaxmi on Sunday, 12th May 2013.

Sufi Whirling is a sacred art which combines movement, beauty and mysticism is known to have both physical and spiritual benefits. Speaking on the workshop, Zia Nath, explains, “The workshop will focus on the essentials of turning, centering balance of body mind and spirit and various Sufi Whirling techniques. Participants can expect to match these steps with authentic Persian and Turkish sufi music.”

Sufi Whirling
Sufi Whirling

Do The Swirl
If you want to participate in this exclusive workshop, then register in advance here. Registration fee is Rs. 900 only and you will also get to savour on authentic Turkish delicacies and a year’s subscription for Conde Nast Traveller for you and your friend.

When: Sunday, 12th May 2013
Where: Tote On The Turf, Mahalaxmi
Time: 10 am to 1 pm
Cost: Rs. 900
Contact:022-66119126

 

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