Dances of Universal Peace this Sunday evening, October 9, 2016

Dear Friends,

I hope you will join me this Sunday at the Eastside Recycling Center. See below for details.

My wrist is healing and I’m planning to bring my guitar and play as usual. I’m praying it will work out!

I’ve recently been inspired to lead the “Aramaic Lord’s Prayer” Dance cycle. If you wish to stay after our regular dance time, I would be delighted to have you join me. I will plan to start about 8:00 and finish no later than 9:00. If you have a copy of “Prayers of the Cosmos” that you would like to bring along, that would be great.

Call if you have questions.

Peace and Blessings,
Sophia Virginia Melroy
Home phone: 338-1778
Cell phone: 319-330-5434

Dances of Universal Peace, Iowa City
Sunday, October 9, starting at 6:00 pm
East Side Recycling Center Education Center
2401 Scott Blvd. SE, Iowa City

East Side Recycling is located at the south end of Scott Blvd.  There is plenty of parking in their lot.  The door to the Education Center will automatically unlock at 5:45.


The Dances of Universal Peace and Walking Concentrations are spiritual practice in motion. Drawing on the sacred phrases, scripture, and poetry of the many spiritual traditions of the earth, the Dances blend chant, live music and evocative movement into a living experience of unity, peace and integration.

Quoted from the Dances of Universal Peace International website:

DancesOfUniversalPeace.org

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Dances of Universal Peace this Sunday, 10 April 2016

Dear Friends,

This will be our last Iowa City Dance meeting at East Side Recycling until fall. Our theme for the evening will be “Celebrating the New Growth of Spring and in Our Lives.” Please plan to join in.

A concern has been expressed about starting on time, so I will be trying a new format that will hopefully facilitate that happening (see below).

Call if you have questions.

Peace and Blessings,
Sophia Virginia Melroy
Home phone: 338-1778
Cell phone: 319-330-5434

Dances of Universal Peace, Iowa City
Sunday, 10 April 2016
Gathering time: 5:45-6:15. Dancing will start promptly at 6:15
We will end around 7:45 and have time for socializing afterward if you wish to stay for that
East Side Recycling Center Education Center
2401 Scott Blvd. SE, Iowa City

East Side Recycling is located at the south end of Scott Blvd. There is plenty of parking in their lot.

Call me if you need further information: 338-1778 (home number).

The Dances of Universal Peace and Walking Concentrations are spiritual practice in motion. Drawing on the sacred phrases, scripture, and poetry of the many spiritual traditions of the earth, the Dances blend chant, live music and evocative movement into a living experience of unity, peace and integration.

Quoted from the Dances of Universal Peace International website:

DancesOfUniversalPeace.org

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Dances Event – Des Moines – 3 Jan 2016

29 December 2015

Greetings Central Iowa Dances Community

You’re invited to a special day of Dances of Universal Peace, Chant and Labyrinth Walking where we will:

Create a Field of Unity and High Vibration
in which to Begin a New Year

Sunday, January 3 @ Unity of Des Moines

Location

Unity of Des Moines is located at 414 31st Street, Des Moines, IA 50312. [Map]

Program Schedule

1:00 – 4:00:  Labyrinth open for walking, with an optional individual seed ritual of letting go of the old and inviting in the new.  Between 1 and 2 will be the quietest time for walking.  Between 2 and 3, there will be a background of Chant.  Between 3 and 4 usually brings the most companions on the walk.  At 4, we will fold up the labyrinth and welcome help to prepare the space for the Dances.

2 – 3:  Chants from a variety of world traditions ~ All welcome to add your voice and join in song to calm the bodymind and uplift the spirit

4 – 6:  Dances of Universal Peace  (Including the special “Peace Bells” for the new year)

Event Details

  • Come for all the parts of the day or just for some
  • Donations are gratefully accepted ~ there is no specific charge
  • Hot teas and cookies provided

 

Peace Be With You,

Morgan Rivers, Mentored Dance Leader

 

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Dances of Universal Peace, Iowa City, Sunday 13 Dec 2015 @ 6PM

Dear Friends,

We meet again this Sunday to celebrate all things of the season.  There will be a bit of Rumi plus some other stuff appropriate to the holidays.  Please plan to join me at the Eastside Recycling Center.  See below for details.  Call with any questions.

Peace and Blessings,
Sophia Virginia Melroy
Home phone:  319-338-1778
Cell phone:  319-330-5434

Dances of Universal Peace, Iowa City
Sunday, December 13, 2015, starting at 6:00 pm
New location:  East Side Recycling Center Education Center
2401 Scott Blvd. SE, Iowa City

East Side Recycling is located at the south end of Scott Blvd.  The door to the Education Center will automatically unlock at 5:45, and I will plan to be there to welcome you.

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Prairiewoods Dances of Universal Peace 7-8:30 PM on October 24

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At Prairiewoods
October 24
7-8:30PM

Dances of Universal Peace are simple, meditative, joyous, multi-cultural circle dances. They use sacred phrases, chants, music and movements from many spiritual traditions to help you touch the spiritual essence within yourself and recognize it in others, thus creating a sense of connectedness and well-being.

Join facilitator Morgan Rivers at Prairiewoods (120 East Boyson Road in Hiawatha) for this evening dance circle. Morgan is imbued with passion for music, movement and the sacred, and she has been leading these dances for more than a decade. Beginner’s welcome, experiential, not “performance”.

There is a suggested offering of $10, which will be accepted at the door. Registration is requested by Oct. 21.

For more information or to register, contact Prairiewoods at www.Prairiewoods.org or 319-395-6700.


 

Click here for a downloadable colorful PDF flyer with the above information.

 

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Fairfield Dances of Universal Peace Sunday, October 18th 2:30–4:00 PM

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Fairfield Dances of Universal Peace

Sunday, October 18th
2:30–4:00 PM
Morning Star Studio

Simple, meditative and joyous circle dances
inspired by spiritual and cultural traditions from around the world.

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Like the trees,
You are welcome to come in colorful clothing!

“Come inside of the heart’s house. There is peace and solace there.” – Rumi

Suggested $5 donation. No experience necessary.
For more information email: fairfielddup@gmail.com

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Area Dances Events for October 18 – November 8

Dear Friends,

We had a wonderful and enthusiastic group at our first meeting at the East Side Recycling Education Center. Everyone seemed to like the space, so I am signing us up to use it in the months ahead.

Unfortunately, I have a conflict on the second Sunday of November. Because of the holiday season coming up I have decided not to try to reschedule our date in November. Instead, here are some options for Dances you might want to attend:

  • Fairfield — This Sunday, Oct. 18, in Fairfield. (I’ll forward their announcement separately.)
  • Prairiewoods — Saturday, Oct. 24, at Prairiewoods, 7:00-8:30. (You will need to pre-register for this with Prairiewoods.)
  • Des Moines — Sunday, Nov. 1, in Des Moines. (I’ll forward the announcement for this as soon as I receive it.)
  • Madison — Friday-Sunday, Nov. 6-8, Tasnim and Saadi weekend in Madison WI. (I’ll foward their flier separately.)

We will dance in Iowa City on December 13, so mark your calendars.

Peace and Blessings,
Sophia Virginia Melroy

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Dances of Universal Peace, Iowa City, is on the move

Dear Friends,

As many of you know the Unitarian Universalist Society of Iowa City is moving. The present building on Gilbert Street will be vacated this week. This means our Dance group has had to find a new home. I have made arrangements to use the Education Center at East Side Recycling Center for our October meeting. The details are below. As usual, please call me if you have questions or need further directions. Hope to see you there as we begin a new chapter in our history as a Dance group.

Peace and Blessings,
Sophia Virginia Melroy
Home phone: 338-1778

Dances of Universal Peace, Iowa City
Sunday, October 11, 2015, starting at 6:00 pm
New location: East Side Recycling Center Education Center
2401 Scott Blvd. SE, Iowa City, Iowa 52240-8132

Click here to see photos of the center.

East Side Recycling is located at the south end of Scott Blvd. The door to the Education Center will automatically unlock at 5:45, and I will plan to be there to welcome you.

See map below.

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Fairfield Dances of Universal Peace September 20th 2:30 PM

Dear Friends,

Here is the notice about this month’s Dances in Fairfield.  I won’t be able to go, but hope some of you can make it.

Blessings,

Sophia Virginia Melroy


From: Constance Olson [northstar@lisco.com]

Sent: Tuesday, September 15, 2015 6:03 PM 

Dear Friends,

Let’s dance together to welcome the new season

The inner light is growing

as the outer light is dimming

…..It’s all a dance of nature that we share in….

Come Celebrate the Autumnal Equinox!

Fairfield Dances of Universal Peace, Sunday, September 20th

2:30–4 PM at Morning Star Studio.

Gather together in simple, meditative and joyous circle dances

inspired by spiritual and cultural traditions from around the world.

Suggested $5 donation. No experience necessary.

Location:

Morning Star Studio – Creative Arts and Yoga Center
51 1/2 South Court  Street, Fairfield, Iowa 52556 [map]

Contact:

fairfielddup@gmail.com

http://dancesofuniversalpeacena.org

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Iowa City Dances of Universal Peace in September

31 August 2015

Dear Friends,

At long last I think I have regained my health, at least enough to be functional. It was a long summer full of questions and lessons to be learned. I’m sure I’ll be sharing the story with many of you in the months to come.

For now, it’s time to get back to dancing. I have planned for us to have one more dance meeting at the old UU church building. Starting in October we will meet in a new space, yet to be determined. At that point Church activities will be in several temporary spaces until the new facilities are built at the property on Oakdale Rd. I hope to know more by the time we meet.

Here are the details for our September meeting:

Dances of Universal Peace, Iowa City
Sunday, September 13, 2015
Unitarian Universalist Society of Iowa City, starting at 6:00 pm.

I hope you will join me.

Peace and blessings,
Sophia Virginia Melroy

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