Tevhide Tanya Evanson has over 15 years of study under Turkish Rifa’i Marufi Sheikh Sherif Baba Çatalkaya and Canadian whirling teacher/semazenbashi Raqib Brian Burke. She has performed and taught across Europe, Turkey, Japan, Canada and the U.S. as part of the Vancouver Rumi Society, Rumi Canada and music groups Mercan Dede (Turkey) and Niyaz (Iran-Canada). She is also a poet and producer.
SEMA SPACE SUFI WHIRLING MEDITATION WORKSHOP – Sema means mystic audition and movement. Join this sema gathering to explore the diverse elements of sufi whirling, ancient poetry and music. It is a powerful, challenging and ecstatic meditation based on the practice of Rumi, the Mevlevi Whirling Dervishes and the African beyond. The future is ancient. Come with passion, patience, loose clothing and good socks. Eat lightly beforehand.