Whirling for Divine Connection

9 Sessions Course Meditation & Mindfulness, Rituals & Ceremonies, Music & Art
Whirling for Divine Connection

In this course, you'll:

  • Learn to balance stillness and motion.
  • Find your center and harness your inner compass.

About this Course

Join longtime whirler Zia Nath in this course that covers everything you need to learn the sacred dance of whirling—from its history to the how-to and the spiritual aspects of this meditative movement.

About the Teacher

Zia Nath

Zia Nath

Whirling instructor Zia Nath believes sacred dances transcend religion and spirituality, bringing us into the mystic consciousness. She is India’s first internationally certified biodynamic craniosacral therapist and organizes diploma courses in the subject.
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9 Sessions

  1. Course Introduction
    Course Introduction
  2. The Axis of the Spine
    1. The Axis of the Spine
    All forces of creation have a design that creates a circular pattern, and that same force is within us.
    24 min
  3. Fulcrums of Stillness
    2. Fulcrums of Stillness
    In whirling, we are working with the balance of two opposing forces: stillness and motion.
    22 min
  4. The Center and the Periphery
    3. The Center and the Periphery
    When we find a center to focus on, we sharpen our reflexes, settle our restlessness, and develop deep presence.
    26 min
  5. The Inner Compass
    4. The Inner Compass
    The hara, a Japanese term for the belly, is our center of gravity, a stable field of presence, and an inner compass.
    25 min
  6. Where Your Eyes Go, Your Mind Follows
    5. Where Your Eyes Go, Your Mind Follows
    Explore how movement and emotion are connected.
  7. Concentric Circles
    6. Concentric Circles
    Whirling mirrors the sacred geometry found in nature, like the universal symbol of the mandala.
    31 min
  8. Advanced Whirling Technique
    7. Advanced Whirling Technique
    Practice a variety of feet patterns that can be used in whirling, all of which offer a different inner feeling.
    23 min
  9. Nothingness: The Origin of All That Is
    8. Nothingness: The Origin of All That Is
    When we enter into the practice of sacred surrender, the result is nothingness—and that is bliss.
    23 min
  10. To Be Whirled by a Skirt
    9. To Be Whirled by a Skirt
    The whirling skirt is more than a pretty prop; it's actually a teacher.
    30 min