Sunday, September 7, 2014

Workshop: Return to the Root of Yourself with Murshida Tasnim Fernandez

“Return To The Root Of Yourself”

A practice intensive with Murshida Tasnim Fernandez on the Element Breaths, Walks, and Turns.

Sometimes we need to flow like Water. Other times require the stability and balance of Earth. Then again, the pulse and heat of Fire may serve, or the unforeseeable swirl of Air. The Element Breaths and Walks can present exactly the right tools for the varied conditions of life.

The Element Breaths and Walks are part of the body of practice that underlies the Dances of Universal Peace but these Breaths and Walks can have a much wider application. Each Breath contains both transcendence and practical utility. Each human being is a unique lens for the experience of the Elements. Hazrat Ali says, ”Know thyself and thou shalt know God.” Join us to move strongly and directly toward self-knowledge, toward skillful ease in relationship, and toward comfort of being.

In 1971, Murshida Tasnim was initiated by Hazrat Pir Vilayat Khan into the Sufi Order of the West. Tasnim co-founded the International Network for the Dances of Universal Peace with Saadi Neil Douglas-Klotz in 1982. She has studied Spiritual Dance and Walk with Murshid Wali Ali Meyer including the Element Walks, the Astrological Walks, Centering Walks, and Walks of the Masters, Saints, and Prophets. She is an ordained Cherag (minister) and a Siraj (authorized to train and ordain new ministers) of the Universal Worship of the Church of All. She is an inspired and inspiring speaker.

When: September 26th, 27th, and 28th, 2014. This is the Friday, Saturday, and Sunday of the last weekend in September.

  • Friday night and Saturday dayTriune Masonic Lodge,
    1898 Iglehart Avenue, Saint Paul, Minnesota.
  • Saturday night and Sunday morning: The Light Upon Light Sufi Center,
    3754 Pleasant Avenue, Minneapolis MN 55409.
How Much: $150.00.
Some partial scholarships are available. Contact Hakim at
To prepay: send money to Karima Bushnell, 4005 Garfield Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55409.
Please make checks out to Light upon Light Sufi Center.

Can I Come For Part Of It?  People always ask this.
  • Friday night - $15
  • All of Saturday day - $100
  • Saturday night - $20.
Coming for part of Saturday day is not an option. Coming just Sunday is not an option.

The building of the group consciousness is an integral part of the experience. Too much coming and going interferes with its building so we don’t encourage coming and going.

How Do I Sign Up? Email Karima at  Put ‘Registration’ in the topic line.

Where Will I Stay? This is a nonresidential retreat, which means we are responsible for our own housing. There is a limited amount of local folks willing to host people for the weekend. Contact Conie,, if you need a place.
If you are in the Twin Cities and willing to have someone sleep on your couch, please let Conie know that as well.
There are, of course, many hotels as well, if that is what suits you.

What Will I Eat? We are responsible for our own food with the exception of Saturday lunch for which we are trying to cater as a box lunch. If you have special needs in regard to food, best to both let us know and bring or buy your own supplies. We have restaurants and co-ops of all kinds. There will be an extra charge of $8.00 (we think, we haven’t priced it out yet) if you want a box lunch.
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