Individual retreat guides 2023

Amaité 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

Aziz 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 – 4

Latif 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

Hayat Scheidegger

Polishing the mirror of the heart.
Hayat is a retreat guide. She accompanies you through the process of transformation, polishing the mirror of the heart.
Precious is the time to turn inwards and dive deep into the depths for the pearls that are hidden slumbering. Precious is the time to pause and listen to the One who is there. Precious is the time to remember that which always has been and always will be. The one presence that nourishes, touches and fulfills us.

Languages: German and English
In Camp: Week 1 & 2

Fatimabi 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

Saki 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

Naqiba 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

Amin 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

Karim 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

Nurunnahar Ingrid Dengg

I am now 20 years on the spiritual path, and retreats have always been my passion. They are wonderful instruments for transformation, unfolding one’s own being to new possibilities, healing what needs our attention, and freeing ourselves from the limitations of our ego. I have experienced this intense healing and transformation process myself, going through long retreats first under the guidance of my teacher Nigel Hamilton, and then on my own. During the last three years I also was allowed to do two Buddhist dark retreats, in each of them spending seven weeks in complete darkness. Outwardly, because inwardly it opened up amazing worlds.

I was initiated as retreat guide by Aziza Scott in 2012. And I received a postgraduate diploma from my teacher Nigel for spiritual guidance through dreams in 2013. Dreams can sometimes be very helpful in the retreat process, to show us our potential and to help us overcoming our blockages. I would be happy to guide you on your inner journey.

Languages: German and English
In Camp: Week 1 & 2

Shams Richardson

Shams Kim Richardson is an experienced retreat guide, a Representative in the Inayatiyya, a Conductor in the Healing Activity, and a Cherag in the Universal Worship. He lives in the UK. 
A student on the Sufi ‘path of the heart’ for many years, Shams is a teacher at the London Sufi Centre, and regularly guides retreats in the deserts of Morocco and South Sinai, in the Andes in Peru, and in the UK and Ireland. 

Languages: English, Spanish, French, Italian
In Camp: Week 3