Master guitarist, Multi-instrumentalist and Composer
Mahmoud Chouki (Morocco, 1984) is a master guitarist, multi-instrumentalist and composer currently living and working in New Orleans. His art draws together music from several different international contexts to explore how music may speak across cultural divides. His own compositions incorporate musical influences from across the globe, ranging from European classical, Andalusian from Southern Spain, Levantine music from the Middle East, Maghrebian music from North Africa, Latin American music and jazz from the United States. Integrating sounds and rhythms from many different cultures, Chouki combines classical guitar with instruments such as the loutar, the oud, an oriental lute; the Algerian mandole, the Bağlama saz, the banjo, and a variety of percussion instruments.
is the consulting curator of music performances at the New Orleans Museum of Art. Most recently, he composed the music score for the 2021 Sundance Award winning film, “Ma Belle, Ma Beauty,” directed by New Orleans based filmmaker, Marion Hill. Also in 2021, Chouki was awarded 2020’s “Best Emerging Artist” by OffBeat Magazine’s annual “Best of the Beat”, Chouki recently was awarded 2022 “Best World Artist”
A Fantasy Fusion of Music, Poetry and Theatre
Rawan Roshni is an independent singer-songwriter, sound practitioner, performance artist, and community facilitator who has performed across the MENA region including Jordan, Egypt, Turkey, Tunis and Palestine. Her original music has spread across multiple genres, experimenting with different authentic sonic layers. She has released 4 solo original songs of her own, and an Album with duo SemaZen; an Interactive World Spiritual Music project that she co-founded. In 2021-2022 she took a nomadic journey touring with Qamarjan; a World Music Fusion project which she had also co-founded. Since October ‘22, she has presented her debut solo show, Al-Tuyoor: Messages from the Birds, at the The Perfumed Garden in the mountains of Gocek in Southern Turkey at the monumental Library of Alexandria in Egypt, as part of Bab El Ba7r Festival, as well as showcasing part of it at Amman Music Talks, and a full Jordanian premier at Osama Mashini Theatre in Amman.
Singer, vocal artist and a vocal sound healer,
Ashira (Shiri) Gurfinkel
Leading workshops, song circles and ceremonies of spiritual, emotional and physical transformations through our voice.
In her workshops, Ashira is Using Shamanic methods, Tribal and Sacred singing, breaths, movement, and ancient prayers with an intuitive language of the soul.
Leader of the "Neshamani" tribal and World Folklore choir, Israel
Ashira graduated from Tel-Aviv University with a B.A in theatre and an M.F.A in directing, with a focus on research of ritual theatre. She is a certified Therapist in Bio-energy, Reflexology and Theta-Healing. Was initiated by Shaman White Eagle from Alaska during their Sacred Sound Healing tour in Europe.
Healing Frequencies and Sufi Poetry Musician
Tuncay is a contemporary Sufi poet, reserhing the golden ratio and the healing frequencies of Nature and in all living beings including birds and flowers.
He was born in 1978 in Istanbul. Studied at Yıldız Technical University of Faculty of Art Design. He graduated from the Composition department.
Bands he played with and their albums, from Anima/ Musician Melodies / Andan içeri Tuncay, who filled the hearts with hymns, to the sacred instruments he played; He gives life to the harmonica, guitar and oud with his voice.
Lover Tuncay, whose deepest musical pursuit is to express Yunus Emre's poems through music, gives workshops on music and harmonica, touches the spirit of music in every being, gives pentatonic music concerts to pregnant and baby mothers.
Singer Songwriter Poet
The one who whistles his words harmoniously to the strings of love Batuhan, the bird that lands on our ear.
Born into a musical family, he started playing the guitar when he was 9 years old. he started singing in high school and never stopped. Polat, who is still continuing his education at the Music Department of Bilgi University, gives concerts with his different poetic music where he sings the songs he has written for the last eight years, and released some albums.
One Man Band of Magical Sounds
Hasan Orak Ekinci
He started his active music life at the age of 25. He traveled to india at 2009 to practice indian classical music, then he started to play Bansuri (indian flute). He played with the band "tree panda on the moon" for many years and he has been playing with his band "sunshine" for the last 10 years. Also doing many special projects.
He playes amazing Guitar, Percussion and Bansuri and considered as a one man band of magical sounds.
İlkgün Amithaba Çam
After graduating from ODTÜ Food Engineering Department, She worked for multinational corporate companies for 12 years. İlkgün Amitabha joined many circles, personal development trainings and seminars that she has attended since 2001 with the intention of meeting her own truth as a part of her journey, she is like a free dolphin that makes her heart vibrate as a pure generator with cut definition in Human Design (1/3 researcher bouncer profile). SHe likes to flow with everything that keeps her going. As a yoga instructor, meditation facilitator, permanent Human Design student, doula and shamanic practices practitioner, she designs and presents original workshops that combine different disciplines, facilitates active meditations and organizes meditation-based retreats.
Organizing a Living your Design Workshop as an ihdschool approved guide and analyst,
She gives individual sessions on the Harmonization of the Feminine and Masculine Within, and the Harmonization of Antenna and Space, opens women's circles, and writes holistic women's health articles.
She is writing articles for women on her @ay_nine instagram account which she is the founder of , about Female Wisdom.
Seven Valleys of Love
Bita Afshar Moghaddam was born in Khorasan, Iran.
Has been active in performance, research and education for about 17 years in the field of ritual and Sufi dances around the world
Her main focus is in the field of leading and teaching the way of Sama(hearing) , which is mostly associated with its philosophy, technique and Tariqat. This contemporary education comes from old knowledge One of them is Attar's book Mantiq al-Tair,(conference of birds) which in this regard has innovated the Sama in seven cities of love which uses different methods along with Sama and whirling method, such as dance therapy and dynamic meditation and play therapy, story therapy, dance of universal peace , and repetition of dhikr and poetry another her education is training semah with zikr that main focus is on the properties of Allah zikr along with Sama
Since 2019, she has been the leader of dance of universal peace , which has formed various circles.
During her activity with children, she has also been active in the field of ritual dances and has been their executive leader in various festivals such as brave kids.
A pilgrim heart on the sunlit path.”
Namaste. My name is Sheetal Sanghvi, and I have been a seeker on the spiritual path for as long as I can remember. Sometimes I feel like my life is like that of a river in perpetual motion to the ocean of oneness, ever dynamic and evolving as it meets the unfolding landscape on its course. Along the way this river has been blessed by the "sannidhya" (communion) of mystics and sages who added their own fragrance, essence and presence.
Who I am now is the gift of all that has been poured into me. What I aspire is to share some of the light, insight and delight that I have been blessed with through simple practices.
What I aspire to be is a guide who can walk beside you on the spiritual journey as a companion that encourages you to keep walking even when the going gets tough, which it inevitably does.
Some of the spaces and organisations that I been closely associated with are Urban Ashram, Moved by Love, Service Space, Auroville and Anand Ashram.
Hatha ,Shivananda, Ashtanga Vinyasa, Aerial Yoga instructor and sound therapist
I was born in Izmir in 1979. I graduated from the Müjdat Gezen Conservatory, music department.
For the first time in my life, I started Iyangar Yoga, which I met with yoga in real life during my trip to India. On my second trip to India in 2016, I practiced "Hatha Yoga" with my teacher Gyan Jorge in Gokarna. From there, I visited the Ashram of Amma in Kochi and, even for a short time, saw and experienced the lessons there and the lifestyles of other people on their spiritual journey.
My aim is to teach Yoga in the most correct way, to show that Yoga leads a person to a healthy, peaceful body and lifestyle in all areas of life, that its philosophy can contribute to the preservation of a peaceful mind and calm soul, and to help people find their own spiritual path. In addition to these, keeping my own education and the education I will give to my students alive by adhering to the five principles of Yoga. Because I believe that being a student is a very long and beautiful road that never ends.
Musician, Fairy Tale Experience
She graduated from Marmara University of English in 2012. She taught English at kindergartens , primary and secondary schools level for 7 years. After the musical play "I wanna sing my song", consisting of The Beatles songs she performed with middle school students in her second year as a teacher, met with the audience and hit the road to sing the song exactly as she tells in the story. While playing the ukulele and singing songs, his path crossed with Tuncay Korkmaz and thus her journey into music began.
She has been organizing ecology workshops for children and child & family camps for 4 years. She incorporates music into every area she accompanies children in camps, games and nature walks. Nani Nani lullabies are one of the projects of children's songs to reach more children.
Singer, Songwriter, Sculpture Artist
Eren Koç is a Singer, song writer and Sculpture artist. After completing his sculpture education at the Academy of Fine Arts in 2003, he worked in important projects in the fields of advertising and organization also restoration.
He is now sharing his gifts of mud sculpture and music plays with Children.
Jessica Ullevålseter & Ludvik Rot
Munin consists of
Jessica Ullevålseter- performance artist, activist, situationist, musician, sound healer, tarot reader, life coach and "space-holder"/ritual, and Ludvik Rot, Oslo based musician travelling the world picking up insipiration from the multi cultures. Together they lead Dances of Universal Peace in Oslo, Norway.
The duo Munin works from a sound healing perspective, - they strive to induce mystical atmosphere in the collective experience.
Especially interested in the awakening of western culture, particularly Skandinavia, they bring the norse mythology within a performative and ritualized sound journey.
Felt Artist and Puppeteer
Açelya Sema Gültekin
It all started with a dream and then a journey to that dream!
I am a follower of my heart that beats :) I dedicate myself to produce and color life!
After working as a costume designer for many years, I moved to village life and met felt. I put felt in many forms. Felt puppets fascinated me the most. Every character born in the workshop started to whisper something to me. They told me their stories, the land they came from, they sang their songs :)
And I became the messenger at the gate of the land of Efsunya. Being the puppeteer girl who brought them from that land to this world has turned my life into a fairy tale.
Nowadays, I live in the world of costume design - practice and puppetry...
Producing, being in the field of creation is indispensable for me...
Art is a language we speak to life. A meditation. A bridge between us and the outside world. A space that reminds us that we are alive. While working in the workshop, I put an emotion inside me into a tangible and visible form. I invite the unknown to the world of the known.
I think the big thing that feeds me in this life is to bring together colorful fabrics and felts by pouring my creative energy out of my hands.
And now it is a great pleasure for me to share all the experience I have gained on this journey with everyone, big and small, and to be the aunt tailor of children...
Cansu, who continues to work as the guide, instructor and motivation speaker who facilitates the process of discovering one’s connection with life and breath.
She shares the field of path with the essence of working with focused intentions, being on the path itself.
This way; It is about people transforming and upgrading their energy fields and living a life using their full potential with authentic being.Cansu, who continues to work as the guide, instructor and motivation speaker who facilitates the process of discovering one’s connection with life and breath.
She shares the field of path with the essence of working with focused intentions, being on the path itself.
This way; It is about people transforming and upgrading their energy fields and living a life using their full potential with authentic being.
Born and brought up in the International community of Auroville in South India to French parents, I grew up in a diverse multi-cultural social playground.
At 17, I stopped school and set out on the road across India for 6 months as a free-lance photographer and blog writer and then came back to Auroville and worked in education, photography and community building processes. I studied Ancient Thai Massage at the Healing Hands Center and learnt how to work with Tibetan bowls.
In 2020, I founded « Espace Anahata », a sound healing, yoga and holistic practices studio in Paris. The project evolved into a nomadic wellness concept called « Move & Sound » that we founded with my friend Lily, blending massage, yoga, sound healing, retreats, an online studio etc.
Sacred Songs Singer, Ritual Dancer and Women's Circles Facilitator
Sinem was born in Istanbul, and has a degree in Psychology.
She has been practising and sharing Sufi Whirling and Turkish Sufi Songs for over 15 years and is a life-long student on Sufi path, in service of self- knowledge, for raising the vibrations of human family, to awaken into truth of Love and live in harmony on planet earth.
Since many years she has been travelling and studying with indigenous traditions across the world, deepening her advance studies on Psycho-Spiritual work, Yoga & Tantric Arts, Women’s Rituals, Nada Yoga and Sacred Indigenous Songs with guidance of very precious teachers, learning from them about the healing power of the voice and sacred movement practices, the medicinal properties of sacred songs vibrations, ancestral wisdom, the mysteries of feminine embodiment practices and self-inquiry.
She holds spaces for Sufi Whirling Workshops, Sacred Songs Healing Circles, Mantra Chanting Journeys, as well as Women Circles, offering her work, in which her Psychospiritual background is harmoniously blended with ancient Yoga & Tantra and Sound-based practices.
Sinem believes that our songs and dances are our blissful eternal prayers, which are light portal ways for self knowledge, and through those we embody the ancient knowledge of “Being LoVe”, that our ancestors have been carrying on throughout the time immemorial.