Individual retreat guides

Alia Kirsten Arnesen

Alia is a representative and guide in The Inayatiyya in Norway, where she offers regular classes and retreats.

In Europe she is a mentor at Suluk Academy. Alia is trained by Aziza Scott and offers the alchemical retreat and nature attunements. Mother Nature has always been her closest friend and inspirer.

“Spirituality is tuning the heart. Neither by study nor piety can one obtain it” – Gayan

Languages: Scandinavian, English and French.
Present in the Camp 2018: 30th July–4th August
Email: alia.kirsten@gmail.com

Amaité Willand

Amaité is a teacher of the Raphaelite-Work (healing by loving presence), a representative and experienced retreat-guide in the Inayatiyya and a Suluk-Graduate.  She works in the area of Ayurvedic healing and meditation.

“Come closer to your innermost being! Take time for this wonder-world within! Rediscover your very own rhythm of life. Dive into silence and rest in the arms of the Beloved! And return into this world with a new point of view.”

Languages: German and English
Present in the Camp 2018: 23rd July–August 18th
Email: info@akademie-lichtung.de

Aziz Dikeulias

Aziz sees retreats as the greatest opportunity to escape the everyday worries of our mostly ego-based lives and have a chance to become conscious of the other dimensions of our being.

Every retreat is new and different according to our inner needs for unfoldment, nothing is or can be wasted and very important seeds are sown into the soil of our heart and soul that unfold in time.

His considerable experience has taught him that one usually has to struggle against one’s conditioning and thought-patterns in the first part of the retreat so that one can surrender to the calling of the beloved in the latter part. Both parts are essential and cannot be bypassed.

“As a retreat guide, I walk hand in hand with my charge without judging and full of acceptance and awe at the meaningfulness of it all, privileged to be able to be the midwife of the new birth”.

Languages: The retreats are held in English only
Present in the Camp 2018: 23rd July–18th August
Email: yaaziz@sky.com

Latif Brinck

Latif Brinck lives in Santiago, Chile and is Representative in the Sufi Order, a Retreat Guide and a Healing conductor. He has been in touch with the Sufi teachings for more than 30 years. His first Sufi retreats were in Chile with Pir Vilayat in 1993 and later with Shahabuddin Less.

He has attended the Zenith camp and has worked with Pir Zia, Munir and Saki Lee for the last 10 years, guiding Saki Lee´s morning meditations for the last 3 years. Currently he guides a meditation group and conducts other retreats and seminars.

He recommends a retreat for those wishing to stay in touch with their inner silence, by cutting their daily routine in the wonderful Swiss landscape.

“I love to accompany retreatants during the process and that they feel supported. Along with meditation the inside process is accompanied by zikr, hiking and prayers.”

Languages: English, German  and Spanish
Present in the Camp 2018: 23rd July–4th August and 13th August–18th August
Email gerd52peter@yahoo.es

Parvati Pfleiderer

Parvati is a Yoga teacher, Social Pedagogue and teacher of Polarity massage. Her spiritual path has been coloured by different teachings: She has followed the Sufi path for over 25 years, first with Pir Vilayat and now with Pir Zia. As well as that, she has trained as a Yoga teacher which has resulted in a yoga group: the ‘Weg der Mitte’-centre in Berlin.

She experiences retreats and the retreat-process as something profoundly healing; guiding and uplifting the inner path. For her it is a valuable tool to meet oneself and one’s divine qualities a little more closely.

She is married and has 2 children.

“Through my guidance you may encounter all different kinds of influences: the Sufi-path, the work of the Cheraga, yoga-practice, my motherhood and also guidance on the level of dealing with daily-life.”

Languages: German and English
Present in the Camp 2018: 6th August–18th August
Email: parvatip@t-online.de

Roshan Priese

Roshan, born in ’61, practises meditation since 1986, first for ten years under the guidance of an Indian master, then on the Sufi path with Pir Vilayat, Pir Zia, Munir, Safi Nidiaye and others. By now, she teaches meditation classes herself since more than 20 years and for now ten years she practises Body-Heart Awareness by Safi Nidiaye.

She lives in the unspoiled nature of Sardinia, as a goatherd, gardener, mother. Today she is head of the Sufi centre Cala Jami in Sardinia, organizes spiritual events, retreats, cultivates olives, chips wood, gives meditation classes.

She earns her living mainly as a language lecturer in China.

“The most meaningful experiences of my life were during Sufi retreats in nature. This is one reason why I cherish retreats so much.”

Languages: English, German, Italian.
Present in the Camp 2018: 6th August–18th August
Email: Roshan@calajami.eu

Saki Lee

Saki Lee is an experienced retreat guide whose guiding light is Pir Vilayat Inayat Khan, with whom she was a student since 1974. She regards retreat work as a sacred privilege and subtle art which enables people to enter into deep processes of healing, regeneration and transformation. Saki guides individual and group retreats internationally, and works professionally in the field of East Asian medicine. She suggests that anyone wishing to go on retreat with her this summer should contact her before the camp at the email address below.

Languages: English, Dutch.
Present in the Camp 2018: 30th July–4th August
Email: lightsong@gmail.com

Amin Hermes

In addition to his profession as a social pedagogue and family therapist, Amin Hermes has been teaching meditation in the Inayati Order since many years,  and he is a representative and experienced retreat guide.

“For me the retreat is a special opportunity to work on the work of art of my own personality and to penetrate ever deeper into the connection with the world and to experience it.”

languages: German and English
Present in the Camp 2018: 30th July to 11th August
Email: aminhermes@web.de

Naqiba Griffiths

Naqiba is a physiotherapist and a psychotherapist and lectures at Brunel University in London. She is a representative at the London Sufi Centre, and a mentor for retreat guides in training. She did her first individual retreat at the Camp and has been a guide for over 20 years. She integrates dream work as a way of enabling further insights, and sees the individual retreat as a wonderful opportunity to listen to the heart, to recognise the light of the soul, and to enable the gentle unfoldment of our being into everyday life.

“New perceptions on our challenges can emerge and a sense of the beauty of life may remain with us on our journey. In the solitude of the retreat we can gradually experience an atmosphere of peacefulness and healing where we feel an ‘abundance of blessing’. I would be honoured to guide you on this journey”.

Languages: English, some French spoken.
Present in the Camp 2018: 30th July to 11th August
Email: pamelajsgriffiths@outlook.com

Faz’l Stein

Faz’l is a retreat guide and is happy to accompany you during your journey through the inner planes, silence and transformation. Retreat is a timeout from the cultural trance, our daily routine, belief-systems, habits and patterns, conditionings and concepts…that we are caught in. A time to listen and look within, to breath deeply and feel our heart again, re-unite with nature, receive the blessings of life and strengthen our faith, body, heart and soul.

“When you know yourself, your ‘I’-ness vanishes and you know that you and Allah are one and the same.” Ibn Arabi

Languages: German & English
Present in the Camp 2018: 5th of August – 18th of August
Email: faslbeck@gmail.com