Individual retreat guides 2020


Amaité Willand

Teacher of Raphael Healing Work (Healing with loving presence), representative and experienced retreat guide in the Inayatiyya, Suluk graduation.

“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.”

I lead retreats via zoom or skype and offer up to 4 retreat places in and around our house (in tents and in a converted construction wagon) in Rangendingen for individual retreats.

Languages: German and English
Online retreats: July 26th–August 9th

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
Online retreats: July 17th–August 9th

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: English and German
Online retreats: July 17th–August 9th

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
Online retreats: July 17th – August 2nd (Latif is in Chile)


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 of Hazrat Inayat Khan)

Languages: Scandinavian, English and French
Online retreats: July 17th–August 9th

Karim Rafi Peter Hauser

I have been on the Sufi path for 25 years and for more than 10 years have been the leader of the Sufi Group in Berne and the leader of Ziraat in Switzerland; and thus engaged in the European Ziraat Council. Ziraat, the bridge between us human beings, nature and the invisible divine, enriches my life and is a guidepost for retreats. The Spiritual Guidance seminars with Atum O’Kane are my inspiration for spiritual accompaniment.

After retreat seminars with Munir, Saki Lee and Franz Krejs, as well as the online training under the direction of Aziza Scott, I was initiated as a retreat guide in 2016.

I work as a social worker, had a long time ago also a therapeutic training (biodynamic body psychotherapy) and soon complete the training to become a mediator in multicultural contexts. I am a proud two-time grandfather.

In the retreat, the heart, the soul and the personality can grow by giving them space.

Languages: German, English and French
Online retreats: July 26th – August 9th


Savitri Berger

Since many years, I am exploring deeply the Sufi-Path, and I feel always inspired by the teachings of Hazrat Inayat Khan, Pir Vilayat,  Pir Zia and also by the deep insights of other spirituell traditions anew. Since 1989 I am accompanying people in retreat -processes. This work is fulfilling my soul with joy and is felt as my true heartfelt task. I am trained in body- and breath therapy and I also accompany people as an alternative practitioner for psychotherapy in healing processes, and in their personal and spiritual development.

Languages: German and English
Online retreats: July 17th–August 9th


Roshan Priese

Roshan teaches meditation classes since more than 30 years and guides retreatants since about ten years. She studied Sufism mostly with Pir Vilayat, Pir Zia, Munir Voss and Safi Nidiaye. Since almost 20 years she practices Safi’s Keys to the Heart Method that can be integrated into the retreat work by request.

For years she lived in an unspoiled wilderness, as a goatherd, organic gardener, mother. Today she is head of Cala Jami, a Sufi center for meditation and spiritual ecology in Sardinia. She organizes seminars, conducts meditation classes and retreats, cultivates olives, clears underbrush and accompanies seekers on their path.

 “Sufi retreats in nature belong to the most meaningful experiences in my life. Retreats do good, they reach the depth. Take the time.”

Languages: German, English and Italian
Present in the Camp 2020: July 26th – August 8th

Hayat Scheidegger

Polishing the mirror of the heart.
Hayat is a retreat guide. She accompanies you through the process of transformation, polishing the mirror of the heart.
Precious is the time to turn inwards and dive deep into the depths for the pearls that are hidden slumbering. Precious is the time to pause and listen to the One who is there. Precious is the time to remember that which always has been and always will be. The one presence that nourishes, touches and fulfills us.

Languages: German and English
Present in the Camp 2020: July 26th – August 8th


Shams Richardson

Shams Richardson is a experienced retreat guide and Representative in the Inayatiyya in the UK.  A student on the Sufi ‘path of the heart’ for many years, he leads a weekly class at the London Sufi Centre and guides retreats in the UK and Ireland, in the magical desert in Morocco and Sinai, and in the beautiful Andes in Peru. 

Languages: English, Italian, French, Spanish
Online retreats: July 17th–August 9th


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: English, German
Online retreats: July 17th–26th