Individual retreat guides 2020


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 2020: July 19th–August 15th

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 2020: July 19th–August 8th

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 2020: July 19th – August 1st; August 9th – 15th

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 2020: July 26th – August 1st

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 2020: Tba

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 2020: Tba

Fatimabi Monika Grieger

“Have the courage to be, who you really are!”
Pir Vilayat Inayat Khan

Fatimabi Monika Grieger is head of the Omega Sufi Centre in Zurich and a teacher in the Sufi tradition. As well as her training in Pedagogy, Special Education and Therapeutic Supervision, she has intensive training in Dream work, Transpersonal Psychology, Healing and Personality Development.

She leads seminars and works as a therapeutic supervisor and coach in her own practice. As wells as that, she works as a therapist and special educator for teenagers. She has been on the Sufi path for over 30 years. She shares the knowledge gained on her spiritual path in Seminars, Retreats, Dream work, Coaching and as a spiritual guide. She lives with her husband and their two daughters in Zurich.

Languages: English, German, French and Spanish
Present in the Camp 2020: Tba

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
Present in the Camp 2020: July 26th – August 1st

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
Present in the Camp 2020: Tba


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
Present in the Camp 2020: July 19th – August 8th


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