17th-19st April 2019

Spring Sufi Retreat

Join us for a wonderful opportunity this Easter to connect with our hearts and souls at our Spring Retreat. We have lots of inspiring and relaxing activities including Sufi chanting, singing nasheeds, massages, creative activities, movement workshops and meditation to quieten the mind. An excellent chance to have break from everyday life and open our hearts to love and happiness.
We are also very excited to have singer Sarah Curtis, perform for us on Thursday night with additional tickets being offered for this event for those who wish to attend just for the evening.

We have made this as low price as possible - from only £98 for the three days. Both Muslims and non-Muslims welcome

Retreat outline

Wenesday 17th April


10:00 Arrival & settling in with welcome refreshments and biscuits.

11:00 Creative workshop for ladies and older children

1:00 Zuhur prayer

1:30 Lunch

2:30 Quiet time, massages, therapies, walks in nature. Childrens activites

4:00 Refreshments and biscuits

5:00 Asr prayer, reading from the Sufi Masters

6:30 Dinner

8:00 Maghrib prayer & evening meditation

Thursday 18th April


5:00 Fajr prayer

8:00 Meditation and gentle movement

9:30 Breakfast

10:30 Creative workshop, ladies and children

1:00 Zuhur prayer

1:30 Lunch

2:30 Quiet time, massages, therapies, walks in nature, childrens activities

5:00 Asr prayer, readings from the Sufi Masters

6:30 Dinner

8:30 Evening programme including performance by Sarah Curtis, zhikr and nasheeds.


Friday 19th April


5:00 Fajr prayer

8:00 Meditation and gentle movement

9:30 Breakfast

10:30 Creative workshop

1:00 Zuhur prayer

1:30 Lunch

2:20 Quiet rest or study time, massages, therapies, walks in nature, childrens activities.

4:00 Refreshments and biscuits

5:00 Asr prayer and depart




Setting & accomodation

The venue is the beautiful Grade II listed building, located in West Sussex, RH19 3SH.

With grassed tennis courts, pool, steam room and plenty of space to relax and walk on the extensive grounds.

Ladies can choose from a range of rooms, from single occupancy to shared rooms with comfortable mattresses or place on floor (please bring blow up bed and bedding).

Meals include home cooked, healthy meals inspired from Sheikh Nazims q house in Cyprus. Including organic halal meat and vegetarian dishes. Lots of tea, coffee and cake also included!


Therapies available

  • Full body Massage with licensed practitioner Joanna and Mariam. Amazing massages which will leave you feeling both relaxed and invigorated. Full body massage £30, Mizan therapy massage £65
  • Energy healing with Hana Horack with ijaza (permission) for healing from Sheikh Nazim (q).


Relaxation

Relaxation is essential to learning and this retreat will ensure you have plenty of time and activities to relax and enjoy.


  • Gentle movements, inspired by Tai Chi - This is a wonderful way to energise your body and energy system with peaceful movements
  • Meditation - an opportunity to clear and quieten the mind.
  • Walks in nature

Activities

We have a range of additional activities including:


  • Creative therapeautic art workshops - working with inner self.
  • Childrens activities. A range of Islamic and Sufi inspired activites. Including games and structured play for the children. (Please note that this is not a creche so parents have responsibility for their children.)

More details about these activites to follow






Prices

Double bed in shared room £198

Comfortable mattress on floor, shared room £150

Space on floor £98 (true Sufi style!)





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THE RETREAT TEAM

JOANNA


Joanna has been giving massage therapy treatments for 10 years.  She offers Holistic Swedish Massage with my own blends of frankincense and lavender or cloves and orange and myrrh or rose.  Joanna has had much success helping clients unwind, re-tune and feel at peace.  £30 full body massage 45 mins.

MARIAM


Mariam offers full body massage and Mizan massage therapy. Mizan massage works at bringing a holistic balance to the person, focusing especially on the womb area which many women find physical and spiritual blocks, often to do with diffacult personal relationships. Full body massage £30 45 mins Mizan therapy £65/Hour and half.

HANA


Hana Horack Elyafi is a healer, artist and founder of the charity team imagineers specialising in community projects. Hana has been given permission for healing by Sheikh Nazim (q) and to lead zhikr.

YASMIN


Yasmin is the co-founder of Halima Retreats. She is a Montessori teacher and will be putting together the programme for the children and also offers Tai Chi and meditation.

SARAH CURTIS


Sarah Curtis is a singer-songwriter who has an angelic voice.

Sarah currently is recording her new albumn of Sufi inspired songs.

Sarah will be playing on the Thursday eveing and joining us for the full retreat!

Arabic Course

Autumn 2019

This course is designed for those who wish to improve their Arabic knowledge in an intimate sisters only environment.


The course will be taught by Fatima Cassim, Director of Dar Fatima, home of Arabic Language learning. Fatima is an experienced Arabic language teacher and has been teaching in the Secondary Education Sector for the past 19 years and in 2014 was awarded with outstanding teacher status by OFSTED.


Each sister will be able to discuss her level and personal requirements before the course begins and the content will be planned accordingly.


Dar Fatima will be working with Halima Retreats to provide this specialised course over three weekends. Students will enjoy a variety of activities and innovative lessons. Beginner/Intermediate and Intermediate courses will focus of key grammatical structures which will enable students to access Classical Arabic texts.


It is possible to attend one, two or all three weekends.


Retreat outline

Weekend 1 - November 2019 (Dates tbc)


Beginner weekend. Sisters should already be able to read Arabic alphabet fairly fluently.


Weekend 2 - January 2020 (Dates tbc)


Intermediate


A knowledge of key Arabic grammer, phrases and vocabulary


Weekend 3 - March 2020 (Dates tbc)


Intermediate 2


Building on previous work, expanding skills in reading, translation and Arabic conversation.




Sample itinery

9:30 Arrival & settling in & refreshments (classses begin at 9:30 on Sunday)

10:00 Arabic class

11:30 Break & refreshments

12:00 Arabic class

1:00 Zuhur & lunch

Quiet time, walk in nature

2:30 Islamic Studies/Arabic

5:00 Asr prayer (departure on Sunday)

7:00 Dinner






Setting & accomodation

The venue is to be confirmed.


Generally, ladies can choose from shared accomodation or book a local B&B.

Meals include home cooked, healthy menus using organic halal meat and vegetarian dishes. Lots of tea, coffee and cake also included!


Arabic programme

We aim to provide a first rate course, ensuring that each student has boosted their understanding and knowledge of Arabic


Topics covered include


  • Arabic conversation
  • Arabic grammer & writing
  • Classic Arabic for understanding Qur'an
  • Tajwid
  • Hadith study
  • All course materials provided
  • Certificate of completion issued at end of the weekend

Please be in touch to discuss your individual requirements.



Relaxation

Relaxation is essential to learning and this retreat will ensure you have plenty of time and activities to help you relax.


  • Tai Chi - This is a wonderful way to energise your body and energy system with peaceful movements
  • Meditation - an opportunity to clear and quieten the mind. Opening the heart to our Divine potential and prepare the mind to learn new things.
  • Walks in the stunning countryside

Prices

Arabic Course


Weekend price £160/weekend


Complete course £450


This includes:

Accomodation

Meals

Course materials

Course completion certificate


Please note that the venue has limited accomodation and so once these places are taken, sisters can book into a local B&B and have a slightly reduced price)





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