Dimensions of Being presents


Initiation into Essence

An Online Teaching Retreat
Rafia and Turiya

October 2021 - March 2022 

After 40 years of working together we are launching an online platform which will share, in a very deep, delightful and new way, much of the essence of what we have learned, created and transmitted in our own very particular flavour and style of working with people. We have named that work Dimensions of Being. All of our groups and trainings are always aimed at providing a map of understanding which assists people to consciously navigate between the limited identity of our very conditioned Ego structures and the expansive freedom of Being. This journey goes deep, compassionately understands how our experiences have shaped us and passionately encourages and empowers us to live our potential to the fullest. Dimensions of Being recognises that the need and process to heal and grow is very challenging, often emotional and difficult but at the same time is filled with the blessings of love, community, truth, individuality, relaxation and joy.

We absolutely love to share this work and feel very grateful to be present with people that are discovering, remembering and recognising their own glorious beauty and power of Being in an embodied way.  Our first online live teaching offering is:


Initiation into Essence

One of the most important pieces of work that we integrate into all our courses is a system we have studied and taught for many years called 'Essence Work'.  In this course, Initiation into Essence you will be initiated into dimensions of being we feel are very relevant for people looking for inner growth. The work of Initiation into Essence will support people to embody and live more deeply from Being, be less bound to their conditioned personality and awake to their potential.  

     This course is ideal for people who:

           are interested in discovering and living their deepest potential;

           yearn for more meaning in their lives;

           wish to connect with their body’s innate wisdom;

           work as therapists, psychologists or counsellors and wish to discover new approaches, understandings and tools;

           are curious to learn tools which accelerate inner opening, expression in life and deepening of their meditation                     practice.

This course offers twelve in depth live online modules taught by us over the course of 6 months; live follow up Q&A sessions; plus scheduled pod group meetings with other participants to dive deeper into the subjects we are exploring.  We will offer an in-depth, highly effective technique for self-exploration and realisation; as well as optional private sessions with facilitators trained by us to help navigate the issues, emotions, and personal history which may arise as we go deeper into shifting our consciousness and lives from Ego to Being.


        modules & dates

Module 1: Guidelines for Navigating an Inner Map of Ego to Essence 22 - 23 October 2021

Once we become aware of the relationship of Ego and Essence we can vastly improve the way we navigate our inner and outer lives. We will introduce a specific way this territory has been mapped and understood while giving a very effective method to practice which supports the unfolding transformation and realization of our Essence.

From 6:00 - 9:00 pm CET (central european time) on zoom each day

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Module 2: Finding Inner Ground in Times of Uncertainty 26 - 27 November 2021

Life can be a journey of embodied relaxed confidence when we understand and change our relationship to anxiety. When we are anxiety-driven we often become very pushy, controlling, inflexible and hard — with a firm belief that we must effort mightily to “make it.”

In this module you will learn essential keys for shifting anxiety into doorways of grounded presence, trust and surrender.

From 6:00 - 9:00 pm CET (central european time) on zoom each day

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Module 3: Merging Love and Individuality - Love and Aloneness 10 - 11 December 2021

We will focus on our capacity to merge and surrender into oneness and our deep seated and very natural need to belong to a family, a group, or even to humanity. At the same time we all have a deep need to individuate, to stand on our own feet and to fulfil our unique potential. These two movements inside often bring conflicts between either merging love or individuation. Here we explore that these are two states of being and both have a place in our psyche and need courage, strength and understanding to be felt and expressed.

From 6:00 - 9:00 pm CET (central european time) on zoom each day

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Module 4: Stillness, Truth and Shadow 14 - 15 January 2022

When we start to embrace, own and be responsible for parts of ourselves we generally hide and reject we find, often to our great surprise, that this transports us into a vast inner space of Peace, Stillness and Power. In this module we will open the door to our personal shadow and in so doing release ourselves from some of the shame and guilt which has kept our Love and Beauty from shining.

From 6:00 - 9:00 pm CET (central european time) on zoom each day

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Module 5: Sensitive Attunement and Healing 18 - 19 February 2022

Learning to attune to ourselves, our bodies and hearts brings great healing. Mostly we have learned to attune to the other, our families, friends and partners and subsequently we are conditioned to take care of everybody else, before we start to listen to ourselves.

Learning to attune to our innermost being, listen to our bodies and hearts, and discovering how to love and take care of ourselves is an immense shift in our psyche and as a result creates true compassion. This happens through softening our hearts and exploring our innermost vulnerability and thus, a precious tenderness arises.

From 6:00 - 9:00 pm CET (central european time) on zoom each day

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Module 6: The Joy of Self Discovery 11 - 12 March 2022

When we are real, truthful and full of curiosity our heart’s true nature spontaneously spills over as the joy of simply Being.

This innocent aspect, though part of our Essence, is very often unable to surface due to worry, fear and old loyalties to suffering. Sadly, we learned in so many ways how to hold back and restrain the natural playfulness of our hearts.

In this module we will discover keys to awareness and remembering of our Essence to support an ongoing recognition and deepening of the Joy of Self Discovery.

From 6:00 - 9:00 pm CET (central european time) on zoom each day

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Image by Joshua Woroniecki

The Structure of the Course will be:

Delivered through 6 live online teaching sessions over 6 months from October 2021 to March 2022. 

Each month you will have a 2-day live Module taught by one or both of us,

with a 3 hour teaching session on Friday & Saturday at EU/UK/US friendly times.

Please see the module dates & times above.


Modules are scheduled on weekend evenings to avoid clashing with work commitments. 


All sessions will be recorded and shared if you are unable to attend any of the live dates, or wish to review the material. An recording of the session will be sent to you within 24 hours of the live session.


Turiya and Rafia will  host (either together or separately) a 90 minute live call for Q&A and inquiry that is Oceania and Asia timezone friendly - 1:30 IST / 4 pm HKT/SGT/WITA; 7 pm AEST) on the Wednesday after each weekend module for participants in these in these timezones. 

You will also get an email after each module with suggested inquiries, meditations and exercises to support your integration and understanding. 

Between live teaching modules you will be invited to join a small on-line working Pod with 3 to 5 other participants where you will meet on your own to deepen and refine your inquiry practice. 

At the end of the course you will receive a certificate of completion for the course.

The course is now closed for registrations. 

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In our experience, only when we bring psychological and spiritual work together is true transformation possible. This synthesis truly enhances deep and lasting growth.


With this approach we discover that every emotional and psychological issue is actually a potential doorway to grounded and embodied awakening.

Rafia and Turiya,
Founders of Path of Love 
and Working with People Trainings