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Mystical Dance with Schirin Diba

Mystical Dance with Schirin Diba

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  • Sat 27 Apr ’13, 9:00am – 9:00pm
  • Sun 28 Apr ’13, 11:00am – 5:30pm


Soul - Centre of the Body and Mind, 18 Huia Rd, Titirangi


All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Early bird (until 18.3.2013): $222.00
  • Mystical Dance: $240.00

Mystical Dance is poetry of the body expressed in ancient meaningful gestures. It is a symphony of moving pictures and framed poses, a revelation of the human soul, and a sensuous feminine art. Utilising classical belly dance as a foundation, Mystical Dance weaves together tantric theory, chakra energy work, yoga, meditation and sacred dance traditions to create a unique and transformational and empowering Shakti experience for all women, regardless of dance level.

Throughout the weekend, we will dive deep into our feminine expression and explore the magic of Sacred Dances from around the world.

9am-12pm session 1;
2pm-5pm session 2;
7pm-9pm magic ritual,

11am-2pm session 3;
3:30pm-5:30pm session 4.

About Schrin: “Dance is first on my mind when I wake up... and last when I go to sleep”.

Schirin has always been passionate about Nature and about Dance. As a child, she spent hours in her home’s beautiful lush backyard where she lost herself playing amongst the trees, plants and flowers. She found the same joy when she started ballet dance lessons as a 3 year old.

Her Persian family celebrated their culture regularly in local Persian restaurants where she saw belly dance for the very first time. While the other children were playing, Schirin followed the belly dancer in awe.

As a teenager, Schirin became fascinated by yoga. The yoga poses symbolise different aspects of nature, in which we find strength and flexibility. The energetic/introspective aspects of yoga deepen our connection with life all around and within us. In the following years, Schirin studied Yoga in the Satyananda, Shivananda, Ashtanga, Vinyasa and Kundalini branches. She has spent almost 3 months living in a yogic ashram. Countless times, she practiced in nature.

Schirin’s free spirit took her on many travels. Eventually, she moved to New Zealand as she perceived the pristine untouched landscapes as her temple and life school. She spent many days exploring the beaches, forests, gorges, rivers, diving deeper into the Earth wisdoms. She studied herbal medicine and commenced on the Shamanic path with her teacher Franchelle Ofsoske-Wyber. Schirin knew that the Yogic and the Shamanic paths are essentially the same and complement one another. In 2007, Schirin had the great privilege of living with Ojibway and Cree Medicine people in Canada for 3 months, where her shamanic experience expanded.

In all the meantime, Schirin continued her dance studies in Bellydance, Flamenco, Odissi, Trance dance, Mystical Persian and Afro-Brazilian traditions whenever workshops and classes were available. She has had the privilege to study with world-renowned teachers. She completed her teacher training in Mystical Dance with Monika Nataraj in 2012. Currently Schirin is in India to immerse herself in the studies of Odissi Classical Dance as well as a prilgrimage to the root of the world's gypsys, the Khlabelya people of Rajasthan.

Schirin enjoys the artistic and cultural aspects of dance, recognising them as ritualistic sacred movements. She loves to travel and explore cultures through their dance and music.

The combined natural, artistic, cultural, dance, yogic and shamanic experiences have given Schirin a deep understanding of the common essence of spiritual traditions from around the world which reflect on inner knowledge that has always existed.

Schirin finds great fulfillment in sharing her passions with her global community. She is available for national/international workshops, private and group classes.'

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