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Ralph & Vitalija Nimmann, promoting the Dances of Universal Peace (DUP)
DUP: a body, mind & spirit movement meditation, chanting sacred phrases.
in:
Calderdale (incl. Manchester, Leeds, Hebden Bridge, Todmorden) - Berlin - Latvia [Cambridge - London - Norwich - Oxford - St. Neots]

(a joyful spiritual practice, also known as: peace dancing - Sacred Circle Dances - Sufi dances)
"Dancing with you is the best thing in my life these days. The way you lead the dances speaks to me at a very deep level and opens my heart in a way that nothing else does." (Frances, Norwich) - More Feedback from dancers

Ralph & Vitalija have moved to Hebden Bridge in Calderdale / West Yorkshire
See their peace dance listing Manchester / Calderdale / Leeds

YouTube video channel with Ralph & Vitalija leading Dances of Universal Peace:
=> www.youtube.com/RainbowDanceUK

We are happy to travel, if you organise and invite us for a peace dance event.
Watch a Playlist with 14 peace dances, led by Ralph on youtube.com/watch

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Yemaya dance in the Baltic Sea with Ralph @ the 'Dancing Heart Camp' August 2010
Yemaya dance in the Baltic Sea with Ralph @ the 'Dancing Heart Camp' August 2010

Dances of Universal Peace: a join-in activity, lifting up your spirit

"Singing / chanting while dancing in a circle is a dynamic meditation in movement:
from fast, high energy dances to slow contemplative walks,
attuning to love, harmony and beauty, dipping into the heart of many religions,
as well as touching the universal truth in various spiritual traditions: dancing inter-faith!

We move, breathe and sing together, holding hands - like one organism.
Like a cell in the body, remembering being part of something much bigger than the small self.
The separated individuality may dissolve into a blissful state of oneness with the group.
To sing or chant and to dance are fundamental expressions of our creativity,
which gets inspired and stimulated through these Dances of Universal Peace.

The Dances of Universal Peace are a spiritual practice:
all chakras get involved or even activated.
A deep, soulful sense of joy may be felt.
Tears may flow, when the soul begins to remember it's deep longing...

The dances can be a bridge to awakening, connecting with the Divine.
Your voice may open up, and your breathing can become deeper and free.
All sorts of things may happen during or after these dances, often on a subtle level.
We usually hug each other. These hugs can be very healing and comforting..."
(Ralph)

Vitalija & Ralph are leading the Peace Dances with intensity, depth, heart, humour and lightness, supported with drum & guitar.
They love playing with polarities by offering a mix of fiery ecstatic dances and slow meditative flowing movements:
a powerful, dynamic meditation and joyful spiritual experience!

In the left link box you find more about the Peace Dances, feedback from dancers, photos, articles, programme & more...

Read more about the roots and the Sufi background of these truely sacred "Dances of Universal Peace".

Praise of the Dance

I praise the dance, for it frees people from the heaviness of matter and binds the isolated to community.

I praise the dance, which demands everything: health and a clear spirit and a buoyant soul.

Dance is a transformation of space, of time, of people,
who are in constant danger of becoming all brain, will, or feeling.

Dancing demands a whole person, one who is firmly anchored in the center of his life,
who is not obsessed by lust for people and things and the demon of isolation in his own ego.

Dancing demands a freed person, one who vibrates with the equipoise of all his powers.

I praise the dance.

Oh man, learn to dance, or else the angels in heaven will not know what to do with you.

Saint Aurelius Augustinus (A.D. 354 ... 430)

To be fair: the authenticity of the above poem is disputed.
All but the last bold line have probably been added later by others in Saint Augustine's name. Nevertheless it is inspiring!
See www.khg-wuerzburg.de/bwo/dcms/sites/bistum/extern/zfa/texteueber/vortragbeitrag/tanz.html - Ralph

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