Dancemeditation in Eugene

Dancemeditation Equinox Nova

part of: Dancemeditation

by Teresa Dunyati-Long

Dancemeditation™ Worldwide Nova, Fall Equinox 2010

For Information Contact:
Urvashi Dunyati-Long (

Urvashi and Aijun will lead a Dancemeditation™ on Thursday, September 23rd at the Walton Yurt at Moondragon Farm in the serene hills west of Eugene. This event is part of a world-wide gathering to observe the Fall Equinox Nova of Dervish Constellation, the official Dancemeditation™ School. At exactly 4:30 PM PDT, as Dunya Dianne McPherson, the School’s founder and Principal Teacher, convenes the Nova, Urvashi and local celebrants will join far-flung celebrants worldwide in universal Dancemeditation™, connecting across time and space to welcome the new Constellation into being.

The premise of Dancemeditation™ is that the body is spiritual intelligence; the body is mind. Key elements include undivided attention, seamless concentration, breath awareness, continuous flow of movement, and compassionate witness of self and others. It can be practiced alone or in community, and addresses the whole person, bridging the divide between knowing and understanding. In a typical session, practitioners shift awareness using breath, music, and slow movement; then let the body move as it wishes, using inward-focused movement to cultivate receptivity, creativity, presence, and healing. Resting with attention to breath allows the quiet inner state and body awareness to linger during the return to normal consciousness. Benefits of Dancemeditation™ include self-sustaining vitality; refined, embodied concentration; a quiet mind; and an awakened heart. Its non-competitive orientation affirms each person’s beauty, harmony, and magnificence.

Urvashi is a certified Dancemeditation™ teacher. She is also a Ph.D. Candidate in Human Physiology and Neuroscience at the University of Oregon.She and Aijun Molloy co-teach Dancemeditation and Fluid Yoga. Urvashi completed the Teacher Training Program 2002 and holds a BFA (with Honors) from the University of Oklahoma where she studied, filmmaking, art history, ballet and modern dance. In addition, she has worked with Middle Eastern, Central Asian, Flamenco, Classical Persian, and African dance styles. She has also worked with Tai Chi and Shaolin Kung Fu. She is the Publisher and Founder of The Oracular Tree (, a literary Ezine presenting positive transformations of western cultural paradigms where she has written extensively on the use of Dancemeditation for creativity and problem-solving.

Please join our Worldwide Dancemeditation™ Nova. All are welcome; for those unable to attend in person, we will post guidelines for doing a session at home, individually or with friends. For more information, please contact Urvashi at or visit