The Song of the Soul

A retreat with movement, sound and silence

Week 1C July 21st – 27th 2019
Workshop with Ophiel & Sangita van Leer

During this week, participants will enter into an alchemical retreat process, in which the voice of the soul may convey its song. For this to happen the focus is on developing communion with the soul, the highest self, and to experience the freedom of seeing and hearing with the souls eyes and ears.

Ophiel and Sangita will work with Healing Qi Gong from the Tian Ai Gong method, Sufi meditation, mantric and multipart singing, Zikr, silence and healing practices from the lineage of Hazrat Inayat Khan.

As we experience and cleanse the energetic centers, and as the meridians open, we gain a new perspective of consciousness. This is where a change takes place: As our confidence grows, the light of the soul inspires us and illuminates our way, and we are invited to express the soul in the symphony of daily life.

Ophiel van Leer

Ophiel Maarten van Leer has been a student of Sufism for over three decades and has been leading musical activities at Zenith Camp for over 30 years. In 2016, he conducted “Music for Peace and Mutual Understanding: Bach’s Mass in B minor” in Jerusalem.


Madhu Gierse-van Leer

Madhu Gierse-van Leer (sufi name Sangita) is a professional healing practitioner and craniosacral therapist. She has been a pupil of Pir Vilayat Inayat Khan since the 70s and is active within the Inayati Healing Order since many years.
Sangita was trained as a Qi Gong therapist at the Tian Gong Institute in Berlin. Singing has been her delight during most of her life.

Ophiel and Sangita lead together the spiritual choir ‚Singphony‘ in Frankfurt and recently co-founded the association ‘Music for Peace and mutual understanding‘ in Germany. They live together near Wiesbaden, where they concentrate on music and healing.