Emma Relph Dancer
Dances of Universal Peace: sacred songdance is a beautiful way to meet people you have been doing yoga with. within the circular dances we meet several partners, exchanging with each the blessings of the touch, the glance, and the heart. We sing beautiful mantric melodies, and move with gentle rhythmic steps side to side and in and out, making a a dancing mandala. Our arms form the shapes of the devotional gestures of the heart and soul. This practice originated in San Francisco in the 1960s when Samuel Lewis an American Sufi Master, disciple of Hazraat Inayaat Khan, who taught his flower power students how to develop reverence and discipline as a necessity for feeling the bliss of the Divine. It is a great joy to do these dances and a wonderful way to come together as One.