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Love is Calling

December 4, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - December 6, 2020 @ 3:00 pm UTC+2

Love is Calling

Farima Berenji, Sufi Dance Master, Dance Ethnologist, Choreographer and Archaeologist, comes to Lebanon for a special 3-day Sufism workshop on December 4th, hosted by The Wellness Project!

Join us in the ‘Valley of Love’, a path for healing and self-growth through the power of Embodiment, Sacred Circles, music, and stillness. In this journey, the promptings of the Inner Divine are found and love, kindness and compassion flow naturally into our daily life.

We will create a sacred, supportive space where we can all release whatever energy no longer serves us, relax and open our heart, body, and mind. We will discover the power and mystery of ancient Persian and Sufi dance rituals – a gateway for self-growth and spiritual transformation–through prayers, whirling, music, and love.

In this workshop/retreat we will experience:

  • Presence and surrender to Love.
  • Practice of Devotional Embodiment and ancient Persian healing dance rituals.
  • The power of healing and love through poetry, zikr and Sufi whirling.
  • The power of the sharing circle and acts of kindness and love toward self and others.

The workshop/retreat will also include:

  • Farima’s unique 5 Element Breathing.
  • Basic whirling techniques for beginners (Turkish & Iranian Sema and Semah)
  • Gwati and Zikr (Sufi Prayer and Iranic Medicine Dance)
  • Nightly Sema Gathering and Sohbet (Sufi Whirling Gathering and Spiritual Talk/Lectures).


Event fees are 500,000 LBP, to be paid in cash. This excludes accommodation rates which are 450,000 LBP (inclusive of VAT and Breakfast), and an additional 245,000 LBP inclusive of F&B for the whole weekend (Lunch, Dinner, Coffee/Tea).

Payments with the hotel can be settled by cash or credit card.


Farima Berenji

Farima Berenji is an Iranian-born scholar and an award winning, internationally acclaimed performing artist, choreographer, instructor, lecturer, dance ethnologist, Sufi master, and archaeologist specializing in classical, folkloric, and sacred dances of Persia and the Silk Road. Her training spans a lifetime of intensive collaboration and research with master artists, scholars, and spiritual teachers worldwide. She is the founder and artistic director of the Simorgh Dance Collective, a worldwide collaborative devoted to teach dance technique, interpret, illustrate, present, and perform dances of the Silk Road. In 2018, Farima became the first American-Iranian woman honored to be a TEDx dance speaker and performer. Farima is a member of the International Dance Council (CID – UNESCO), UNESCO, and the National Folk Organization (NFO). Read more…


December 4, 2020 @ 3:00 pm UTC+2
December 6, 2020 @ 3:00 pm UTC+2
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The Wellness Project
Farima Dance


Beit El Hana
Maaser El Chouf, Lebanon + Google Map