Ashq Snake Dance Event Phot

The Ashq Snake Dance: An Invocation of Embodied Divine Love

Join us for a night of ancient Dervish magic, celestial music, Sufi mystery tales, and delicacies from the desert garden.

Date: April 27, 2019
Time: 7:30pm – midnight
Casa Micanopy
22259 NW 75th Avenue Rd, Micanopy, FL 32667
Tuition: $45
Pre-registration required. Space is limited.

Event Description:

Once upon a time…

3,000 years ago in the desert…

A group of wild dervishes went howling at the moon until the moon took such pity on their yearning that she kissed them, and oh, so deeply, that they whirled and whirled and whirled…

Until they floated upward, soaring into the vast Ocean of Stars…

How to prepare for the Ashq Snake Dance (Zikr):

  • Please eat a light meal before the event.
  • We will provide water and serve traditional treats at the end of the evening.
  • Wear comfortable, movement-friendly clothing.
  • Bring your open minds, your willing hearts, and your childlike wonder.
  • Leave the rest to us.

About Your Guides:

Murshida VA (Rev Murshida Victoria Angela, EdS) trained for 15 years with two world masters in the lineages of the Dervishes and has been a Zakira (a woman who leads Zikr) since 2003. Peter Levitov and Kali Levitov are her students. An accomplished musician, Peter has been playing for Zikr and leading beside Murshida VA for over a decade. Kali is a gifted artist and healer who began leading Zikr together with Peter on the day of their wedding.

For more about Kali & Peter Levitov, Murshida VA and their work, visit: 
Murshida VA: 
Kali Levitov:
Peter Levitov:

About the Location:

Casa Micanopy is a beautiful retreat center located on six acres of lush, private land just outside of the bustling town of Gainesville, FL. The property includes a Zen-inspired studio overlooking a pond and garden, 3 dormitory-style bedrooms, two bathrooms with showers, a full chef’s kitchen, nature trails, and a gorgeous swimming pool and hot tub.

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