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The Art of Healing
Second Saturdays, February – May, 2024
3:00 pm – 4:30 pm ET (New York); 9:00 – 10:30 pm CET (Paris)

The Art of Healing is a doorway of exploration for anyone interested in the Sufi Healing teachings of Hazrat Inayat Khan. In this course we will explore the divine healing space that resides in each and every one of us. By developing one’s capacity for healing through explorations of the heart, deep transformation can be found within the body, mind, heart, and soul. 

Dates & Themes

February 10th—Living Healing Retreat

“Full moon, where are you going from here? Into a retreat. Why do you take a Retreat after fullness? To make myself an empty vessel, in order to be filled again . ~ Hazrat Inayat Khan. 

Pir Vilayat Khan said “One day of retreat is like one year of spiritual growth.“ The experience of a Healing Retreat offers the opportunity for transformative growth for all the parts of one’s being. Join Akbar Chris Miller in a special afternoon of deep healing.

March 9th—Creating a Divine Healing Space

“It must be understood by a healer that his very presence must emit healing power, and in order to do this the healer must have an overflowing life, power, and magnetism.” ~ Hazrat Inayat Khan

The healer’s capacity to hold a space is a critical aspect of not just those in the healing profession, but for everyone. In this session, explore the practicalities of cultivating one’s capacity to hold space for anyone, regardless of circumstances and needs, with Ron Hakku Richard.

April 13th—An Introduction to the Essential Healing Practices Manual

“The purpose of the healing activity is to awaken humanity to a greater realization of the power of the divine spirit to heal.” ~ Hazrat  Inayat Khan

Bayt-ul-Haram Nur Alima Smith & Haqiqa Naomi Rose will present the recently completed Essential Healing Practices Manual; a valuable resource for any healer compiled from the wisdom of the Essential Healing Practices course. Attendees will receive a copy of the manual for free.

May 11th—Art of Healing Mini Retreat 

A Sufi accomplishes the divine journey and reaches the highest grade of Baqa during this life, but people of all beliefs arrive, eventually, at the same level … Insan, being the ideal manifestation, recognizes God by the knowledge of his own.” ~ Hazrat Inayat Khan

Offered by the Healing Activity Senior teachers Devi Tide and Bayt-ul-Haram Nur Alima Smith, this mini-retreat will draw upon the core teachings from the last year of the Art of Healing series.

Logistical Details

Classes are on Saturdays, February 10th, March 9th, April 13th and May 11th from 3-4:30 pm New York Time, 9-10:30 pm Central European Time.  

This course is open to ashiqs, murids and all with a sincere interest. Come to all or any part of the series. 

The Art of Healing series requires advanced registration and provides video recordings if you are unable to attend every class. A suggested tuition of $48 ($12 per class) is recommended for the whole course and a reduced tuition price of $32 ($8 per class). Please see the sidebar to register.

If you have questions about the content of the course, please email Questions about registration, payments, and logistical details may be sent to


May 11 2024


3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: May 11 2024
  • Time: 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm


$32 - $48




Language: English

Other Organizers



  • Devi Tide
    Devi Tide

    Devi Tide is the Kefayat (Head) and Vice President of the Sufi Healing Order in North America, New Zealand and Australia. She has over thirty years of experience as a teacher of healing and the esoteric sciences, bringing the qualities of wisdom, heart, subtlety, humor, and intelligence to her role. Devi has contributed to and offered programs in India, Australia, New Zealand, Europe and North America. In her seminars, public speaking, and individual sessions and retreats, Devi represents the inner vitality and harmony of the body, mind and spirit, the vitality of our interconnected world, as well as personal transformation. 

  • Akbar Chris Miller
    Akbar Chris Miller

    Akbar Christopher Miller is a Healing Cherag, Coordinator, Suluk Graduate, and Healing Conductor in the Inayatiyya, He was initiated in 2009 and is the Co-Founder and Chair of the Inayati Young Adults Council since 2017. He offers Universal Worship Services and Universal Services for All Beings inspired by the Universal Worship at Rising Tide International, Mendocino Redwoods Sufi Camp, the Parliament of World’s Religions (2015 & 2018), and deeply believes that the unity of religious ideals is a vehicle for planetary, ecological, and social upliftment. He works with Israeli-Palestinian peacebuilding NGO Abrahamic Reunion, with the intertribal Grandmothers of the Sacred We, and helps coordinate and guide Sacred Tours & Pilgrimages to India and Israel/Palestine. He offers nature retreats, zikrs, spiritual workshops, teen and young adult workshops and jams, and poetry classes, many with his wife Jessica. They live 10 minutes from the saltwater on Calusa Lands along the Florida Gulf Coast, with their cat Bibi, in a tiny jungle.

  • Nur Alima Smith
    Nur Alima Smith

    Nur Alima Smith is a Shafayat, a Cherag, a Healing Conductor and a Raphaelite Healer in the Inayatiyya Healing Activity. She is adept with various breathing techniques, having studied this for 35 years. Nur Alima brings the Inayati philosophy and practices to the community groups. She has run many trainings for staff and volunteers in Hospice and multiple Veteran Organizations focusing on these techniques and how to heal oneself with the breath. Since 2015 Nur Alima has also led a weekly meditation group for Veterans who have PTSD. Her additional work with the Veteran Community includes teaching meditation and relaxation techniques to those on active duty about to be deployed and those who have just returned from combat. She also leads a monthly meditation session for Hospice volunteers and staff.Nur Alima serves on the Inayatiyya Healing steering committee, and lives in Syracuse, New York.

  • Hakku Ron Rivard
    Hakku Ron Rivard

    Hakku Ron Rivard was born and raised in Wyoming in a devout Catholic family. Mystical experiences began in childhood and have continued into adulthood. His relationship with the Beloved has run the gamut from extremely rocky to deeply embracing. Through it all, Love has prevailed. Hakku was a counselor for 25 years. An initiate in the Inayatiyya since 1987, he has experience as a Healing Conductor and Healing Retreat Guide. He has a deep kinship with other Sufi orders and spiritual paths. Hakku has a range of experiences with Light for healing and
    illumination. Hakku brings these experiences to his work within the Essential Healing Practices, and into his own seeking on the Path of Love and Light.