Gurdjieff Sacred Dances

Harmonization of the body, mind and the heart

G. I. Gurdjieff was an Armenian mystic and a composer of the last century. In his adventurous journeys across the Orient he collected dances and music from ancient traditions and temples; which inspired him to create his sets of Sacred Dances. Gurdjieff's aim was to assist in harmonious development of man by combining mind and feelings with the movement of the body, and manifesting them together.

Each of our daily habitual movements, voluntary or involuntary, is an unconscious transition from one automatic posture to another automatic posture, accompanied by an automatic thinking process. Gurdjieff Sacred Dances are helping us to break this cycle of automatism. By taking new, unaccustomed postures we can observe ourselves from inside and understand better functioning of three centers: moving, emotional and intellectual.

Gurdjieff Sacred Dances are practiced as a centering and awareness exercises, the movements activates body meridians, enhance body circulation and work with coordination and integration of different parts of the body. We learn that the quality of the movement comes from stillness within.

Gurdjieff Sacred Dances speak a language that our intellect cannot understand well but to which the body is sensitive.

The movements practice is accompanied by an original piano music especially composed for each movement by G.I. Gurdjieff and Thomas De Hartmann.


Gurdjieff Sacred Dances classes: during January - April 2017 visit PachaMama Costa Rica for regular classes (

Gurdjieff Sacred Dances workshops:

  • 6th January 2017 in PachaMama village Costa Rica - more details HERE
  • 22nd-24th March in PachaMama village Costa Rica - more details HERE


For classes and events in UK please inquire through my email.