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"Eat, Dance & Pray Together"
Dances of Universal Peace Weekend with Mo'unisa (Vitalija) & Ralph
@ Loudwater Farm, London-Rickmansworth
NEXT: Fri 19 - Sun 21 October 2018

=> Cost & booking details

Mo'unisa & Ralph

"Come, Come, Whoever You Are". 24 Sept - 1 Oct 2018
Pilgrimage to Rumi and Konya – City of Hearts in Turkey
with Mo'unisa and Ralph
=> Travel details

Konya - City Of Hearts

- updated 24 April 2018 -
(also known as: peace dancing - Sacred Circle Dance - Sufi dances: singing while dancing in a circle)

You are cordially invited to join us for our 25th peace dance weekend
at Loudwater Farm this autumn

Apart from peace dances, singing and silence, we also offer some walks, voice warming up, breaks to relax and digest & Angel Cards.

“Fall into your heart”, holding hands, honouring various religions / spiritual traditions, moving and chanting in a circle. Simple words, simple movements, attuning to love, harmony and beauty: dancing inter-faith. A joyful and powerful experience of oneness, freeing the voice. 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" [Ralph]

Please feel free to explore the surroundings of the farm in the Chess Valley, meet the neighbour's horses, sit near the Chess stream - or relax in the grass watching the clouds....

This weekend is suitable for complete newcomers as well as "old" peace dancers:
"If you can talk, you can sing. If you can walk, you can dance" (African saying).

Eat, Dance & Pray Together - DUP weekend London-Rickmansworth 20 - 22 April 2018 with Mo'unisa & Ralph
Eat, Dance & Pray Together: 20 - 22 April 2018 with Mo'unisa (Vitalija) & Ralph - More photos

If you are interested to be invited to Ralph's & Vitalija's next Spring & Autumn Weekends, please join Ralph's DUP-weekend e-mail list

Ralph & Vitalija in Hebden Bridge in Calderdale / West Yorkshire
See their Calderdale peace dance listing

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It is possible to come for one day or part of the weekend, but we recommended to stay over night for all the weekend, which will allow you to enjoy the dances & the weekend much deeper.
Beginners are warmly welcome - no experience of singing or dancing required.
It is possible to stay on Sunday night at Loudwater Farm - please arrange with Angela (beds need booking).

Vitalija and Ralph are both peace dance teachers and mentors-in-training. They have shared dances with many people in England, Germany and Latvia on several occasions and are experienced in creating a relaxed joyful and open atmosphere. We usually accompany the dances with drum & guitar.

Times & programme (times may change and will be fine tuned at the weekend) - see also Weekend Updates above
Friday: 7pm bring your own supper. 8pm-10pm DUP.
Saturday: may be 8-9am warming up & voice session.
9am breakfast. 10:30am - 1pm DUP. 1pm lunch & break. 4pm-6pm more DUP, 7pm evening meal, 8:15pm evening dances (may be Sufi zikr session led by Vitalija?)
Sunday 8am we'll start with Taizé harmony singing, 9am breakfast, peace dances from 10AM, 1pm lunch & break, 3pm last dance session until 4pm (end). Farewell hugging and packing may take up to one hour. You are welcome to stay on Sunday night - see below.
Depending on the weather and the dancer's wishes we may partly dance outside.

Please bring: food for the equivalent of 3 meals + your Friday supper - we'll cook 3 meals for all in teams - except breakfast; this could be a big bowl of salad or soup or just a pile of vegies - or cake... If you know what you want to bring, please tell Angela.
Also: loose clothing, any musical instruments, (shoes for hiking, if you want), your friends - and an open heart.

Cost: Friday evening: £10 - Saturday: £40 - Sunday: £30
All weekend: £70;
(if this is too much for you: please give as much as you can afford - we don't want to turn anyone away because of lack of money!)

Your cheque will be paid in after the w/e (£20 non refundable if you cancel).
Concessions available (not for accomodation): if you can't afford paying the full price, please talk to Angela; we don't like turning away people just because of money!)
Please make all cheques (incl. B&B!) out to Ralph Nimmann and post them to Angela (see below).

Staying over night: Book early with Angela (latest: by Thursday, 1 day before the w/e).
Beds: only £25 in a double bed room or £30 for single bed room, breakfast included.
£10 off p.p. if you stay for a third night (Thu or Sun night).
Mattress in dormitory: £10 (bed sheet, pillow, pillow case & towel included), breakfast included.
Camping / camper van: £5.- / night EXcl. breakfast (£8.- INcl. breakfast) - plenty of camping space in the orchard!
lunch, tea and supper are self-catering ("Eat, dance & cook together").

Booking & Contact for beds and mattresses:

Angela de Burgh, 37 Howard Close, Cambridge, CB5 8QU. E-mail: angela_db[AT]hotmail.com - phone: 01223 292618 (before 9pm please)
Last minute decisions: just come and pay at the Farm...
Available: 12 single beds in twin rooms, 1 double bed & 1 bunk bed (for 2) and 14 mattresses + plenty of camping & caravan space
If you need anything special for your breakfast, please let Angela know by Thursday before the weekend.
Please do not try to make your own private arrangements with the Farm - they prefer to keep it simple.
Please make all cheques out to Ralph Nimmann (incl. B&B) and send them to Angela.

The venue: Loudwater Farm

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Loudwater Farm is a place of mystical experiences, used by the sister- and brotherhood of Subud
=> www.loudwaterfarm.co.uk (click on "ACCOMODATION" to see details re. B&B & more)
They have two big halls & a barn for hire, 16 beds, 14 mattresses, vast space for camping and are
an ideal place to hold workshops or seminars.
VENUE Address: Loudwater Farm, Loudwater Lane (off the A404), Rickmansworth (north west of London), WD3 4HG
Phone: 01923 778 483 - e-mail: loudwaterfarm[AT]googlemail.com
Coming from the A404, drive down Loudwater Lane over the river and KEEP RIGHT (the farm entrance is right at the red post box).
Click here to see a web map with arrow (you can zoom this map in and out)
Trains to Rickmansworth: only 25 minutes from Marylebone or 35 minutes from Baker Street.

This place is a national centre of Subud with a two acre garden to wander in. Loudwater is a green gem set in the Chess Valley, yet within one mile of the London Orbital Motorway (M25, junction 18) and only about one mile north of Rickmansworth town centre and its Metropolitan line underground station. The whole farm is bordered on three sides by the River Chess and meadows.
Bed / mattress and Breakfast: see above.
What is Subud? Read: "My Personal Introduction to a Spiritual Path" by Sharif Horthy www.scribd.com/document/16588111/Intro-to-Subud-sharif-Horothy => Photos from Dance Weekends -

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  • NEW: Vitalija's & Ralph's DUP Retreat in West Yorkshire
  • Dances of Universal Peace UK on Facebook: www.facebook.com/groups/dupuk
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  • Ralph's complete Peace Dance Programme (Cambridge, London, Norwich, St. Neots, Oxford)
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