I first met the dances in 1991, where I began my mentoring practice, in Boulder, Colorado. Since then, I have enjoyed leading transformational voice and movement workshops in the Pacific on Maui, Kauai, and Fiji, as well as in the UK, India, and my hometown area of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. In 2016, I began leading regular dance circles at the Unitarian church in Auckland and now for the Taupo UU Fellowship. The dances of universal peace combine so many powerful modalities - all towards the goal of world peace through healing and awakening hearts to the one interconnected web of all existence. Singing, dancing, music, meditation, community, seasonal rituals celebrating nature all intertwine to create a unique atmosphere of joy, depth, and transformation.

I am grateful to have attended many retreats and trainings with wonderful international and local dance leaders including Pir Shabda Kahn, Narayan Eric Waldman, Murshida Leila Be, Murshids Abraham and Halima Sussman, Shafia Maryam, Murshid Allaudin Ottinger, Sheikh Gayan Gregory Long, and Sheikha Dakini Warrior. I am also grateful for the support and mentoring of my fellow NZ dance leaders as well as the support and guidance of Catherine and Stephen Grace and Murshida Jamila Cranston-Buckley.

What I offer:

I welcome invitations to lead dances throughout Aotearoa New Zealand and overseas, for conferences, retreats, camps, therapeutic environments, community events, and for special occasions. (I am an ordained interfaith minister (Sufi cherag) and a registered NZ celebrant available for weddings, memorials, and other special occasions.) I also lead a regular interfaith kinship circle in Taupo, New Zealand.

I am available to support developing leaders as a mentor in person or online, and can support you in finding and strengthening your singing voice and ‘voice of leadership’. I can also teach basic guitar chords, strums, and finger-picking techniques or support you as a musician and singer.

My website for professional ‘voice of leadership’ coaching for emerging leaders and teams is www.sallymabelle.com.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Phone +64 (0)21 0222 8782 or email sallymabelle@gmail.com