Individual Retreat Guides 2023


pastedGraphic.pngAmaité Willand

Teacher of Raphael Healing Work (Healing with loving presence), representative and experienced retreat guide in the Inayatiyya, Suluk graduation.

I will be happy to accompany you on your own individual journey to yourself. Turn your gaze inwards, behind the scenes of the transient world, in order to then enrich the world with your whole being, freshley nourished at the source and with a new perspective. 

Languages: German and English
In Camp: Week 1 – 4

pastedGraphic_1.pngAziz Dikeulias

Aziz sees retreats as the greatest opportunity to escape the everyday worries of our mostly ego-based lives and have a chance to become conscious of the other dimensions of our being.

Every retreat is new and different according to our inner needs for unfoldment, nothing is or can be wasted and very important seeds are sown into the soil of our heart and soul that unfold in time.

His considerable experience has taught him that one usually has to struggle against one’s conditioning and thought-patterns in the first part of the retreat so that one can surrender to the calling of the beloved in the latter part. Both parts are essential and cannot be bypassed.

“As a retreat guide, I walk hand in hand with my charge without judging and full of acceptance and awe at the meaningfulness of it all, privileged to be able to be the midwife of the new birth”.

Languages: The retreats are held in English only
In Camp: Week 1 – 3

pastedGraphic_2.pngLatif Brinck

Latif Brinck lives in Santiago, Chile and is Representative in the Sufi Order, a Retreat Guide and a Healing conductor. He has been in touch with the Sufi teachings for more than 30 years. His first Sufi retreats were in Chile with Pir Vilayat in 1993 and later with Shahabuddin Less.

He has attended the Zenith camp and has worked with Pir Zia, Munir and Saki Lee for the last 10 years, guiding Saki Lee´s morning meditations for the last 3 years. Currently he guides a meditation group and conducts other retreats and seminars.

He recommends a retreat for those wishing to stay in touch with their inner silence, by cutting their daily routine in the wonderful Swiss landscape.

“I love to accompany retreatants during the process and that they feel supported. Along with meditation the inside process is accompanied by zikr, hiking and prayers.”

Languages: English, German and Spanish
In Camp: Week 1 – 4

pastedGraphic_4.pngFatimabi Monika Grieger

“Have the courage to be, who you really are!”
– Pir Vilayat Inayat Khan

Fatimabi Monika Grieger is head of the Omega Sufi Centre in Zurich and a teacher in the Sufi tradition. As well as her training in Pedagogy, Special Education and Therapeutic Supervision, she has intensive training in Dream work, Transpersonal Psychology, Healing and Personality Development.

She leads seminars and works as a therapeutic supervisor and coach in her own practice. As wells as that, she works as a therapist and special educator for teenagers. She has been on the Sufi path for over 30 years. She shares the knowledge gained on her spiritual path in Seminars, Retreats, Dream work, Coaching and as a spiritual guide. She lives with her husband and their two daughters in Zurich.

Languages: English, German, French and Spanish
In Camp: Week 1 & 2

pastedGraphic_5.pngSaki Lee

Saki Lee is an experienced retreat guide whose guiding light is Pir Vilayat Inayat Khan, with whom she was a student since 1974. She regards retreat work as a sacred privilege and subtle art which enables people to enter into deep processes of healing, regeneration and transformation. Saki guides individual and group retreats internationally, and works professionally in the field of East Asian medicine. She suggests that anyone wishing to go on retreat with her this summer should contact her before the camp at the email address below.

Languages: English, Dutch.
In Camp: Week 2

pastedGraphic_6.pngNaqiba Griffiths

Naqiba is a physiotherapist and a psychotherapist and lectures at Brunel University in London. She is a representative at the London Sufi Centre, and a mentor for retreat guides in training. She did her first individual retreat at the Camp and has been a guide for over 20 years. She integrates dream work as a way of enabling further insights, and sees the individual retreat as a wonderful opportunity to listen to the heart, to recognise the light of the soul, and to enable the gentle unfoldment of our being into everyday life.

“New perceptions on our challenges can emerge and a sense of the beauty of life may remain with us on our journey. In the solitude of the retreat we can gradually experience an atmosphere of peacefulness and healing where we feel an ‘abundance of blessing’. I would be honoured to guide you on this journey”.

Languages: English, some French spoken
In Camp:
Week 1

pastedGraphic_7.pngAmin Hermes

In addition to his profession as a social pedagogue and family therapist, Amin Hermes has been teaching meditation in the Inayati Order since many years,  and he is a representative and experienced retreat guide.

“For me the retreat is a special opportunity to work on the work of art of my own personality and to penetrate ever deeper into the connection with the world and to experience it.”

Languages: German and English
In Camp:
Week 2 & 3

pastedGraphic_8.pngKarim Rafi Peter Hauser

I have been on the Sufi path for 25 years and for more than 10 years have been the leader of the Sufi Group in Berne and the leader of Ziraat in Switzerland; and thus engaged in the European Ziraat Council. Ziraat, the bridge between us human beings, nature and the invisible divine, enriches my life and is a guidepost for retreats. The Spiritual Guidance seminars with Atum O’Kane are my inspiration for spiritual accompaniment.

After retreat seminars with Munir, Saki Lee and Franz Krejs, as well as the online training under the direction of Aziza Scott, I was initiated as a retreat guide in 2016.

I work as a social worker, had a long time ago also a therapeutic training (biodynamic body psychotherapy) and soon complete the training to become a mediator in multicultural contexts. I am a proud two-time grandfather.

In the retreat, the heart, the soul and the personality can grow by giving them space.

Languages: German, English and French
In Camp: Week 1 – 3

pastedGraphic_11.pngParvati Pfleiderer

Parvati is a Yoga teacher, Social Pedagogue and teacher of Polarity massage. Her spiritual path has been coloured by different teachings: She has followed the Sufi path for over 25 years, first with Pir Vilayat and now with Pir Zia. As well as that, she has trained as a Yoga teacher which has resulted in a yoga group: the ‘Weg der Mitte’-centre in Berlin.

She experiences retreats and the retreat-process as something profoundly healing; guiding and uplifting the inner path. For her it is a valuable tool to meet oneself and one’s divine qualities a little more closely.

She is married and has 2 children.

“Through my guidance you may encounter all different kinds of influences: the Sufi-path, the work of the Cheraga, yoga-practice, my motherhood and also guidance on the level of dealing with daily-life.”

Languages: English, German
In Camp: Week 2 & 3