top of page

Sufi Elders, Mystic Musicians, Performers and Facilitators

Lakshmi

Born in Cuenca, Ecuador Lakshmi has been walking the Sufi path for more than 20 years. She has been involved as the main organizer of weekly meetings in the Cuenca Sufi Circle, as well as Sufi retreats and dance camps with local and international guides. Her commitment has also taken her to guide retreats abroad and collaborate with the Beyond Initiative project in Turkey and Iran. ​ Her commitment has continued through the pandemic connecting with circles around the world via zoom, supporting with practices and chants of universal peace to Ecuadorian Sufi and dance community on a weekly basis, extending also to other circles in Latin America and earlier on in Spain, Latvia and Russia. She is a certified kundalini yoga instructor from the Kundalini Research Institute since 2011. ​ Leader and Certified Mentor in the Dances of Universal Peace Network, Sheikha and Siraj of the Sufi Ruhaniat International in the Sufi Lineage of Hazrat Inayat Khan.

  • Facebook
  • Instagram
  • webicon white

ROXANA CAMPOS ARRAYA
(CHILE)
Medicine Woman

Roquita works with Four archetypes; The Maiden, The Mother, The Witch, The Elder, Four lunar phases, Four seasons. Chilean actress graduated from the School of Theater of University of Chile, who has traveled around the world with the Grand Circus Theatre Company and participated in the recovery of democracy in her country. Parallel to this she began to awaken in her Inner Path, starting with her own healing (internal and external), which brought her to experience in the Amazon jungle of Peru with several shamans with Earth’s medicines. And She met great Masters who initiated me in various ​ Sacred Paths of the Goddess, meditation, yoga, Quantic healing, Reiki, Zen Massage, Shamanism, Tantra, Sexology and she is a Certified Leader of the Dances of Universal Peace, Peace Activist, Women’s Circle Leader, Moon Dancer, Sahumadora, Professor of Ovarian Breathing, Doula (formed with Michel Odent and Guadalupe Trueba), Co-Founder of the Matríztico Circle, Moonmother. ​ Currently She travel through Chile and around the world, initiating women in the sacred fire , making offerings to the spirits and elements of Nature ,Our sacred Mother and facilitating Dances of Universal Peace . ​ BLISS, La Posada de la Abuela.

  • webicon white
  • Instagram
64483806_10219630341168138_1421215690542546944_n_edited.jpg

ISSA BABA
(TÜRKİYE)
Chisty Sufi Order

Shaykh Issa Nessim Baba. A native of California, Issa baba spent ten years between there and Turkey focusing on studying the rich tradition old Sufi music in the centuries-old Sufi lodges of Istanbul. He is the son and successor of the late Ibrahim Baba in the Ajmeri Chishti and Qadiri Sufi lineages, serving a community that is based in Turkey but has members around the world. The spiritual path which he represents is grounded in the teachings of Hazrati Moinuddin Chishti, Khawaja Gharib Nawaz, the Friend of the Poor, who taught a message of openness of heart to all manifestations of the Divine.

    18010527_10155149898138864_1767810262920293876_n_edited.jpg

    Ihab Radwan studied classical music at the Cairo Conservatory from the age of 5. After a brilliant musical career in Egypt he settled in France. As soloist and composer he work with Michel Godard, Anne Paceo, Toine Thys, Monica Pasos Ricardo Ribeiro, Natasa Mirkovic, Jarrod Cagwin, Guillemette Laurens, Toine Thys, Monica Passos, Helsinki Baroque Orchestra, Orchestre de chambre de Paris and many inspiring musicians from around the world. He worked with Hughes de Courson for the recording of Mozart in Egypt a CD which sold 3 million copies in the world. Ihab composed the music of the film Love’s Impressions which won the Prize for best film and best actor at the London Film Festival and the prize for best soundtrack at the Dubai International Film Festival. He was associated with various projects in musical crossbreeding with Herbie Hancock in Egypt and Egyptian drummer Yehia Khalil. Ihab worked several years with the well-known Egyptian composer Fathy Salama and took part in his project Egypt for the singer Youssou N’Dour. This recording was awarded the Grammy Award for best world music album. Ihab organizes and teaches Oud masterclasses, oriental music, arabic music improvisation and non-tempered scales with quarter tones and 1/9 tones (coma). He presents his compositions as a product of his familiarity with ancient Egyptian and Arabic melodies, in a contemporary performance. The Oud and Arabic music are a gateway to meditation and introspection. Drawing on a combination of technique, spontaneity and improvisation, the oud becomes a multi-coloured sketch of feelings going from deep contemplation to highly complex virtuosity.

    • webicon white
    • Instagram
    Ihab Radwan_0575.jpg

    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.

    • Youtube
    • Soundcloud
    • Instagram
    • Facebook
    WhatsApp Görsel 2023-05-04 saat 18.20.02.jpg

    AZARAKHSH FARAKHANI 
    (IRAN)
    Illustrator, Musician, Actor

    Azarakhsh Farahani (born in 1981) is an Illustrator, a musician, and an actor based in Iran, Tehran. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in painting from Azad University in Tehran. As an illustrator and painter, he has participated in several festivals and art exhibits and has won numerous awards. From January 2017 to the end of November 2023, Azarakhsh has had 17 solo illustration and painting exhibitions and 23 group exhibitions whole around the world. Moreover, he has taken part in a number of projects as an illustrator and graphic designer. From 1996 to 1999, Azarakhsh was an experimental and professional freelance cartoonist and his work has been published in several Iranian journals including Abrar, Fath, Aftabgardan, Chista, Keyhan Karikator, Tanz-o-Karikator, Jelveye Honar, Soroosh-e-Nojavan, Ayandehsazan, and Aban, etc. In recent years, he has made illustrations for several books and event posters. Azarakhsh served as a jury member in Behance Portfolio Reviews art competition held in Tehran, Iran in October 2017. In addition, Azarakhsh has been producing music for the last 18 years and is the founder and master- mind behind the band Koochneshin since 2003. Koochneshin was selected as the best band of the second Tehran underground music festival in 2003. Being an integral part of Tehran's cultural scene, he has organized multiple events and has performed in countless concerts nationally and internationally. As an actor, Azarakhsh was nominated for the Best Male Supporting Actor's award in 34th Fajr movie festival (Tehran 2016) and 10th Festival of the Association of Critics and Scriptwriters (Tehran2016) for his role in the feature film "Malaria".

    • Instagram
    • Facebook
    Azarakhsh Farakhani.JPG

    ANITXA ROOT
    (PORTUGAL)
    Artist, Musician, Performer

    Anitxa Root has been a dancer since she was little, with extensive research that began in Ballet and Contemporary, and went through Flamenco, Butoh and Odissi, classical dance in India, where she lived for seven years. In the last years, its exploration goes with the African continent, Mali, Senegal, Burkina Faso and Brazil where its body finds the inspiration for the last projects. The dancer and dance teacher, is the voice of the music project Yemadas, world music band with 5 discs released, where she developed the passion for music and the natural gift to play different instruments such as Ukulele, Space Drum and multi percussions. She lived and acted in several different countries, until finally taking root in the south of Portugal, where she lives. With the choreographer Madalena Vitorino she develops projects such as "Rastilho", "Mar adentro", "Evaporo 2", "A Cantora Deitada" and recently she created the project Adufeiras em Flor dedicated to Portuguese roots, as percussionist, voice and theatre.

    • Instagram
    • Facebook
    ana.jpg

    TIAGO ROUXINOL
    (PORTUGAL)
    Musician

    Yemadas was born in India in 2011 when Ana and Tiago (Portuguese couple) were living at Auroville. They were invited to participate in Lively Up Your Earth Festival and had a great success on stage because they were the only band that made the people really dance. Since then Yemadas realized that their mission lies in playing for other people. ​Their concerts are not merely entertainment. They are rituals, ceremonies of celebration, choir of voice unity and a deep message for a new world in harmony with nature and with our souls. There are moments of interaction with the public that make them sing, other moments of tribal rhythms that make them dance. It is a continuous flow of good vibes and the simply Joy of celebrating Life and being Alive! As a band they have been growing, evolving and have always like to invite other musicians to play or other dancers to dance. Their music is a combination of strong rhythms, deep message and great energy what makes this band authentic and unique. ​They developed their style during several traveling experiences around the world, including Latin America (Brazil, Peru, Mexico, Cuba, Colombia), Africa (Morocco, Mali, Burkina Fazu, Senegal, Cabo Verde, Guinea Bissau), Asia (India, Nepal, Indonesia, Sri Lanka). In these countries they got inspired from powerful cultures and great masters of music and dance. They have been composing many original songs written in Portuguese, Spanish, English and African dialects. Yemadas are more than a band. They have their own eco-village in South Portugal where they live a more sustainable life, growing their food, building their houses, giving artistic residences and natural arts living courses to inspire people to change their lives. They have been teaching African dance, Body Music, drum circles, ethnic chanting at many Festivals and Social/Educational Projects. They also performed at many Festivals in Portugal and abroad has: Boom, FMM, Terra Mãe, Andanças, Avante(Portugal), PachaMama(Switzerland), Feed the Soul(Italy), Re-Green (Greece), Yoga-Music Festival(Germany), Femart(Kosovo),etc. They already produced 5 albums. Thamarai was the first one and was a special edition for schools, teachers and families. Than Guru is Inside after a trip to Africa, Intergalactic Massala in India, Chamado and Landscape at Portugal. Their contemporary-tribal style has a diverse range of music instrumentsthat they brought from their travels, like balafon, n´goni, cajon, djembes, drums, didgereedoo, berimbau, tambourine, kalimbas, xamanic drum, flutes, drabukas, dufs, rik, as well as instruments more contemporaries and modern has electric guitar and bass, hang drum, ukulele,drum set. The gender can be reggae, funk, desert blues, samba, afro-grooves or some modern fusion of their own inspiration and creativity. Also in their concerts there are some dance performances what make them more visual and attractive. This year they are composing more songs and preparing the 6thalbum with the new members of the band. Yemadas is now part of UNIVERSAL SOUNDS(Switzerland) to co create new projects, spread their music with a spiritual porpose!

    • Instagram
    • Facebook
    tiago2.jpg

    BETINA ANDARINA
    (Uruguay)
    Founder of Amares Teatro, Actress, Clown

    Born in Nueva Helvecia, Uruguay, she has worked since 2015 as an actress-researcher at Amares Teatro, where she develops research in the following lines of work: "Technical and Energetic Training of the actor / actress", "The art of the clown", "Theatricalization of unconventional spaces” and “hospital clown”. She is trained in the techniques of figure skating, contemporary circus (specialized in aerial silk and duo acrobatics), physical theater and clown. ​ She formed in handbalance and hand-to-hand with Jean Paul Galinsky (France) and with Vladimir Lissovsky (Russia). Since August 2015, they have created an acrobatic duo with Andrés Fagiolino, exploring breathing, movement sensitivity and static and dynamic acrobatic technique. Together they have dictated the workshop: "The Acrobatic Body" in several cities of Brazil, Bolivia, Colombia, Costa Rica, Guatemala and Mexico. Since 2016, she has been performing hospital clown interventions and has given community theater workshops in several countries in America, Africa and Asia. She is trained in textile design and goldsmithing, researching and creating the company's wardrobe. As a performing artist she has performed in various theaters, unconventional stages, hospitals, prisons, schools, communities, and festivals. She performed in the following shows: “Lucidez”, “RIO”, “Encanto”, “En la Orilla” and “Memoria Chicha”. Her solo show "Chicha" is selected to participate in the III National Meeting of Community Theater (Mexico), the IIV Clown Festival in Trujillo (Peru) and the I Festival Ruta Clown de Huacho (Peru). She is co-director of the show "Los Colores del oxido" (2018-2021). She is co-organizer of the "Festamalito" Theater Festival (San Cristóbal de las Casas, Mexico, 2018). And is co-creator and participant of the Laboratory of Physical Theater and Scenic Creation "Dawa" (San Cristóbal de las Casas, Mexico, 2018). With Amares Teatro she is on a 4-year tour of Latin America (2015-2019) and is currently on a tour of Africa and Asia (2019-2022). Collaborates and dictates community theater workshops in the following native communities: Totonacos (Mexico), Zapotecs (Mexico), Tzotziles (Mexico), Tzeltales (Mexico), Taraumaras (Mexico), Aymaras (Bolivia), Emberá Chami (Colombia), Masaai (Kenya), Bedouin Tarabin (Egypt), Mising (India). She presented shows and gave workshops on the work developed at Amares Teatro in several states of Uruguay as well as in the following countries: Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Panama, Costa Rica, Honduras, El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico, Cuba, Egypt, Kenya, India, Nepal, Vietnam, Switzerland and Spain.

    • webicon white
    • Facebook
    • Instagram
    betina andarina.jpg

    HANNAH SAMIRA
    (Sweden)
    Mythoteller, Singer , Song Writer 

    I’ve been singing for as long as I can remember. I sing to soothe myself, to get to know myself, to move feelings and stuckness, transform and express. I enjoy myself through singing, it brings me to this moment, to my truth and acceptance. And because it’s fun! And cause it can be shared Making music together is one of my greatest joys in life. But I know how it is to feel blocked too, believe me. I found that with singing it’s all about our relationship to ourselves. It can be both vulnerable and scary - especially if we want to share our voice with others. Exposing ourselves can be one of the scariest and most rewarding things we can do. It’s an exciting journey and so much appreciated We live in a world where there are professional singers and the rest of us are supposed to listen. But that’s not how it used to be. Considering mankind has been roaming this earth for a loooong time - most of that time singing was for everyone. It was a way of keeping the mood up through long hours of physical work, a way to grieve together when dear ones passed, a way to support a woman in labor, a way to heal, pray, communicate with spirits, call for rain and praise life. I think it’s about time we reclaim our voice and sing - because it's truly a gift that we can.

    • Facebook
    • Instagram
    • Soundcloud
    hannah Samira.jpg

    TÜMATA
    (TÜRKİYE)
    The Group for the Research and Promotion of Turkish Music

    TÜMATA was founded in 1976 with the aim of researching and promoting the birth, development, therapeutic value, repertoire and instrument richness of Turkish music. It was founded by Rahmi Prof. Dr. Oruç Güvenç. After operating under Istanbul University Ethnomusicology Research and Application Center between 1991 and 1995, it continued its activities as the Turkish Music Research and Promotion Unit at Marmara University Turkic Studies Institute. The repertoire, performance styles, dances, clothing and decorations, socio-cultural and psychological resources of Turkish music, which is claimed to have a history of at least 6,000 years, and the application materials of music therapy rediscovered in modern medicine are the general areas of activity of TÜMATA. For this purpose, six centers were established in Mannheim, Munich, Berlin, Zurich, Madrid and Barcelona, ​​and a school training music therapist was opened in Rosenau, Austria. The first graduates of this school received their diplomas with the Turkish music concert they gave at the Sultan Bayezid II Hospital in Edirne in October 1995. Very respected Teacher RAHMİ Oruç Güvenç’s two daughters Süyümbike and Kanikey aims to walk their Fathers path and spread all this richness of Turkish Maqam music, hymns and Middle Asian Music with their therapeutic approach.

    • webicon white
    • Youtube
    • Instagram
    tümata.jpg

    TUNCAY KORKMAZ 
    (TÜRKİYE)
    Contemporary Sufi Poet, Singer, Song Writer, Composer

    Tuncay is a contemporary Sufi poet, researching 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.

    • Spotify
    • Soundcloud
    • Apple Music
    • Instagram
    • Youtube
    • Facebook
    19023668_1396244633788568_530584627323660214_o.jpg

    Meet the wise white bird we call him "baba of freedom" His heart rhymes and sound of his cura invites heaven on earth with rainbow bridges. Özgür Baba is a Turkish folk musician and singer. He plays the cura baglama, a traditional Turkish string enstrument. His music is an enchanting, minimalist interpretation of old, traditional Turkish folk songs and his own music. He also uses a small karnatic percussion called Kanjira.

    • Youtube
    • Instagram
    • Facebook
    • Spotify
    • Apple Music
    164172444_482315599615466_6628787978259146418_n.jpg

    BATUHAN POLAT
    (TÜRKİYE)
    Musician, Singer, Song Writer

    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.

    • webicon white
    • Apple Music
    • Soundcloud
    • Spotify
    • Instagram
    • Facebook
    • Youtube
    29791028_10156323115129711_1272481522580779085_n.jpg

    ERTUĞRUL  KÜÇÜKBAYRAKTAR
    (TÜRKİYE)
    Multi-instrumentalist, Musician

    He is a multi-instrumentalist musician who had the opportunity to perform many ethnic instruments he has learned with both authentic and modern approaches during his far travels around the world. He conducts musical researchs and incorporate local music, also takes part in the Nani Nani project with this vision.

    • Facebook
    • Instagram
    ertugrul.jpg

    HASAN ORAK EKİNCİ
    (TÜRKİYE)
    One-man Band

    He started his active music life at early ages and 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 plays amazing Guitar, Percussion and Bansuri and considered as a one man band of magical sounds.

    • Spotify
    • Soundcloud
    • Apple Music
    • Youtube
    • Facebook
    • Instagram
    Hasan.jpeg

    ELİF ÖZKOÇ
    (TÜRKİYE)
    Sacred Seven Shamanic Arts

    She is a graduate of Fine Art Academy, Mimar Sinan University in Istanbul. in 1998 she moved to New York. in 2006, She completed a 3 year program of the Blue Stone Institute for Healing Arts, founded by a healer of Native American descent, George Kamana Hunter. This deep and intensive learning and remembering in BlueStone institute of Healing Arts, allowed her to get in touch and re-awaken her ancient wisdom as a healer. After 11 years of deep healing, letting go and remembering in NewYork, she returned to Istanbul in 2009. In 2013 she met Patricia Whitebuffalo, who combines her Shamanic tradition and her deep connection with the Earth , as a teacher, therapist, energy practitioner and musician to guide and heal others for personal and planetary transformation. Immediately upon her meeting, Elif was invited to the “Walking the Shaman’s Path” Personal Transformational Training Program by Patricia, as an apprentice. After a unique and extensive 3-year training program specialising in the utilisation of Patricia's perceptive blend of Shamanic and hands-on-healing science techniques with the teachings of “The Wheel of Awakening,” her complete model for personal transformation and SELF realisation, Elif became one of the teachers in the same program in France in 2015 and is still teaching in the same program. She is a pipe carrier, who is dancing with the Sun and a Dervish who is praying to unite within the heart of the hearts through sacred ways of life. Her energy medicine is based on creating a sacred medicine wheel and healing rituals, by inviting and activating the spirit of the sacred directions, the sacred elements, animal spirits & spirit guides and becoming a clear channel for healing energy to come through​ ​"this is the moment, love is the way"

    • webicon white
    • Instagram
    15803392_1239830376108702_942666053555585024_n.jpg

    SÜMEYRA UĞUR
    (TÜRKİYE)
    Musician, Song Writer

    Being born as a music lover, Sümeyra always loved singing songs in her childhood. Yet, she thought it was only musicians' job to make music and never tried playing instruments till the age of 25. Her story started with The Beatles musical play "I wanna sing my song" that she organized as a year-end show with her students and friends in 2013. While writing this musical play, she never knew that one day she would hit the road to sing songs leading to her spiritual path. At the age of 25, she started to play the ukulele and left home to find her voice. In 2019, her path crossed with Tuncay Korkmaz and thus journey into music began. Since 2022, she has been composing the poems of Yunus Emre who has an important place among Anatolian sufi lovers and in Turkish literature. Her intention is to spread the unheard words of Yunus Emre among lovers. Lately, her focus in on their children's songs band Nani Nani Çocuklar which aims to make music for children, babies and parents expecting babies, with the instruments tuned in nature compatible frequencies by applying pentatonic musical approach.

    • Soundcloud
    • Facebook
    • Instagram
    sümeyra.jpg

    RİLA KÖKSAL
    (TÜRKİYE)
    Musician, Song Writer, Ritual and Experience Designer

    I have always believed that what we seek is inside of us. A treasure to be discovered by listening our heart, love is the way to connect with our essence, holding the hand inside others, finding the road to our home, ascending together and sharing the path of growing. My life has always been a search for the divine truth and a willing to find the garden of alchemy where all the prayers blossom. I have Born in 1981, Studied Philosophy, Theater , Filmmaking, practiced Meditation, Sufism, Kabbalah, Amazonian Shamanism, Native American Red Path and ethnic Archaic music. I have learnt many ancient rhythmic patterns played with Al Kindi Ensemble gave concerts all around the world with my frame drum. The Rhythms and the ancient tunes has opened a portal for me to tap into Music of Spheres. During my travels in South America I met a lot of spiritual masters and learnt to work with the forces of Nature, self discovery and ancient healing techniques. I worked with voice healers, composers and therapists , released an album in Spain called Spreading the wings, Organized many women circles and healing ceremonies of Toltec, Quechua, Mapuche, Amazonian and Lakota medicine. ​Collecting different prayers and power songs from all around ancient paths which leads to devotion became my way to create and share a common language of love through music and dances of universal peace with my sacred instruments . My life path is dedicated to open spaces to inspire lovers to find their unique essence to use self expression to create a harmonious community and build a conscious evolution. ​The Conference of Birds Gathering vision was a revelation to fulfill this purpose to unite the spiritual paths,practices and songs together in the sacred temple of the birds .

    • Instagram
    • Facebook
    86c7965b-d583-4f59-b575-c5971f8be696.jpg

    UYGAR KARADENİZ
    (TÜRKİYE)
    Music Lover, Song Writer, Inter-traditional Meditation Guide

    Studied Electrical and Electronics Engineering, earned his master’s degrees from Middle East Technical University and spent 20 years of his carrier working as Systems Engineer, Consultant, Program Manager and Regional Director on advanced military communication technology. He met with Mindfulness Meditation concept based on Vipassana Tradition at 2010. After an intense practice period, he observed dramatically positive changes in his life. Until then he speared most of his time experiencing and working deeply on different kind of meditation techniques. He travelled many countries for this purpose. In time he started to share his experience with people around him and started to provide support and guidance for their meditation practices. ​​Had a strong intention to find ways to solve many common problems of urban living with the potential of mindfulness based meditation. At 2018 he finalized his professional carrier, turn back to Turkey and founded Acaryasati Meditation Academy. He is teaching meditation, designing specially crafted guided meditations and meditation programs. He is very attracted to Sufizm and harmonizing Vipassana with Sufizm. He is also a Mindfulness Alliance certified meditation teacher.

    • Instagram
    • Facebook
    a0dc5add-71ad-4867-bddb-421e9d773d67_edited.jpg

    SUZİN AKALAN
    (TÜRKİYE)
    Singer, Sound Healer

    The beloved child of life, the ocean in a drop, a human being devoted to listening, a mother, a comrade. My musical journey started by listening, my father is a very good music listener, he always made me listen to different types of music, he always supported me in trying the instruments I was passionate about. My music teacher in secondary school played both flute and guitar, and I was very impressed. We also had a group at school, again with the support of our teacher, and I discovered my passion for singing there. I also started writing poetry at that age, the lyrics of the songs interested me very much, there were songs that I listened to just because I liked the lyrics, and there still are. Then, I started trying out compositions with enthusiasm, trying to figure out how to make my own words heard. It took me years to find the courage to share and claim my voice. On the one hand, a journey of recovery to heal my own wounds, and then a journey of experiencing and learning many practices such as meditation/energy work began, and thanks to my very valuable teachers, my voice is now solely mine. At this point, with a little courage, a little curiosity, and a little step into the unknown, I went to Auroville to receive training on sound healing. The time I spent there made me forget everything I knew about music and sound and reminded me of myself. It changed my life in ways I could never have imagined. I have been practicing sound meditation with my voice and words for a while now.

    • Instagram
    • webicon white
    • Facebook
    suzin akalan maçoro.jpg

    MITIA KLEIN
    (FRANCE)
    Sound Healer, Speaker

    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.

    • Instagram
    • Facebook
    Mitianew.jpg

    BITA AFSHAR MOGHADDAM
    (IRAN)
    Seven Valleys of Love

    Bita 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.

    • Instagram
    • Facebook
    44940548_10158064156653902_6312435485016850432_n.jpg
    Roxana
    Issa Baba
    Ihab
    Shiri
    Azarakhsh
    Betina
    Hannah
    Tumata
    Tuncay
    Özgür Baba
    Batuhan
    Ertugrul
    Hasan
    Elif
    Sumeyra
    Rila
    Uygar
    Suzin
    Mitia
    Bita
    Tıago
    Ana
    bottom of page