“Everything in dance is poetry. Every movement describes a story, a feeling. The dancer takes the audience into a world of fairy tales.” ~Farima Berenji

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Dance of the Devine Nature

July 28 - August 1


Release – Receive – Awaken the Soul… A Journey of Self Reflection and Renewal

Join us for a special spiritual retreat on Mt Shasta this summer with Sufi dance master and Magi (Shaman) Farima Berenji (CID-UNESCO) and Shaman and Nature Specialist Tim Corcoran.

Together we will call upon the spirit of the mountain, we will dance the spirals of nature, and we will become one with the spirit of nature.

We will explore the sacred geometry and the spirituality of the mountain and nature through Sufi whirling, ancient Iranic mystic dance movements, meditation, shamanic ceremonies, poetry, music, and sweat lodge ritual. We will open to a deeper level of communication and interaction with mother earth and father sky. We will awake the Goddess Ameretat (Persian Goddess of Nature) and discover the many ways in which the Earth speaks to each of us.

Mt. Shasta is considered by many to be one of the seven sacred mountains found on earth and it is called by some The Magical Mountain. Legends and mysteries abound about the ethereal aura felt and seen by some who have trekked near, around, and on the natural wonder. It is believed the mountain has a mystical power that exudes peace and harmony.

The number seven has been a sacred and symbolic expression among the Iranic culture. It is believed that a seeker must manifest the seven Creations of Life to be one with the divine.

Activities and lessons include:

  • Spirals of Nature – Turns, Circles and Spirals based on the Sacred Geometry found in Nature
  • Self Awareness and Self Observation
  • Communication with Plants and Animals through Dance and Rituals.
  • Meditation in Nature and Meditative Hikes
  • Sweat Lodge Ceremony
  • Storytelling, Poetry, Music, and Chanting
  • Zikr (Sufi Prayer) and Ancient Zoroastrian Prayers (Based on the Number 7)
  • Earth Philosophy and Plant Medicine Classes
  • Ancient Iranic Awakening Ritual and Dance of Ameretat (Persian Goddess of Nature and Mountains), led by Farima Berenji


Early bird registration ends June 15, 2018
$375 until June 15, $450 thereafter.
Paypal purchase includes $13.35 processing fee.

Payment includes meals and shared accommodations, 2 per room. Transportation is not included.

Farima Berenji

Founder and Artistic Director, Worldwide Simorgh Dance Collective, 2007
Founder and Director of Dance of the Soul® and the Awakening and Warrior and Lioness Project ® (Ancient Iranic Warrior Dances and Rituals, 2013)

Farima Berenji is an award winning Dance Ethnologist and internationally acclaimed dance artist, choreographer, instructor, and Sufi dance master. Recognized and certified as one of the few world scholarly experts of ancient and mystical Iranian dance ethnology by UNESCO, she travels worldwide to record, research, lecture, perform, educate, and to inspire dynamic creativity and rejuvenation through dance and movement. She is a Magi (Iranian Shaman Master) and a Sufi. Read more…

Tim Corcoran

Shaman and Nature Specialist

Tim first went to the woods at age six. At seventeen he spent four months alone in the Canadian Wilderness practicing Earth living skills. He began a career teaching wildlife conservation in 1974. During this time he learned how to communicate with the spirits of the animals he worked with.
In 1992, with Headwaters Outdoor School, Tim realized his lifelong vision to share what he learned from the Earth seeking to inspire people to discover their own connection with the Earth. Read more…


July 28
August 1
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