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June 2019

Warriors of Light

June 12 - June 16
Badem Han Retreat Center, Çeltik Köyü İç Yolu, 22880
Çeltik, Edirne Turkey
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[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qwbCOURXSYE?&theme=dark&autohide=1&modestbranding=1&showinfo=0&rel=0&w=560&h=315] DEADLINE FOR EARLY REGISTRATION ENDS APRIL 1 Farima Berenji is proud to present a five day dance workshop and tour of ancient temples and sacred sites from Edirne, Turkey to the Aegean coastline of mainland Greece. Learn the ancient dances, whirling and ritual practices of the Sufi Warriors and hear of their great stories. Our warrior journey will be an experience like no other. We will channel our inner warrior and learn to practice the sacred dances of…

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Sufi Dance Workshop

June 22 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Shakti Wellness Center, 2nd floor, Ghazaliyeh street, Haddad Building, Sioufi sector
Achrafieh, Lebanon
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Join Farima Berenji for a four hour workshop in Sufi dance. Venture deep into your heart to meet your sacred self and learn various styles of Sufi whirling practices including breathing techniques and moving meditation. The workshop will be divided into two parts: Part I: Fundamentals, 10 am to 12 pm Breathing, basic techniques, and whirling exercises (beginners only). Part II: Advanced, 2 to 4 pm Moving meditation, breathing, and various styles of Sufi whirling theory. Lunch break will be…

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Dance of the Soul

June 28 @ 9:00 am - June 30 @ 4:00 pm
Guita, Mar Seba church street, Mejdel Akoura
El Mejdel, Mont-Liban Lebanon
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Join Farima Berenji for a 3 day intensive retreat and venture deep into the heart through sacred circles and sufi whirling practices, practices based on the sacred number seven in Iranian mystical traditions and Sema rituals, Zikr (sufi prayers), and Shamanic healing, music, and sohbet (Sufi spiritual talk). Retreat and training will focus on Farima’s intensive breathwork technique, her unique whirling techniques, and styles based on the Seven Pathways of Love. The number seven has always been a sacred and…

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July 2019

Dance of the Soul (Sufi Whirling Workshop & Gathering)

July 14 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Center for Creative Living, 1460 Koll Circle, Suite C
San Jose, CA 95112 United States
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$15 – $20

Join us at our monthly Sufi Whirling Workshop and Sema Gathering, with live/recorded music, meditation, whirling, Zikr (Sufi Prayer) and Sohbet (Sufi Talk). 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 dances and rituals – a gateway for self-growth and spiritual transformation– through movement, music, love, and stillness. Be moved by beautiful, sacred…

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Connecting with Sacred and Traditional Dance

July 21 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
Cultural Integration Fellowship, 2650 Fulton Street
San Francisco, CA 94118 United States
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A Lecture by Farima Berenji Internationally acclaimed dance artist, choreographer, and scholar Farima Berenji is passionate when she speaks of the role dance has played in her life. At her core, she believes dance rituals invoke healing and harmony. This was the legacy of these dances but over time, people have lost connection to them. She feels strongly that bringing these ancient rituals back to life will help bring positive change to our lives. DOWNLOAD flier... Farima Berenji Farima Berenji…

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Dance of the Soul Workshop

July 22 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
East/West Bookstore, 324 Castro St
Mountain View, CA 94041 United States
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Discover the power and mystery of whirling as a gateway for self-growth and spiritual enlightenment through movement, music, and meditation. Inspired by nature, ancient Iranic rituals, the science of whirling, and the beautiful spiritual traditions of Sufism, join Farima to learn the essentials of whirling meditation including preparation, balance and posture, controlling dizziness, self-focus, breathwork, and more. Whirling in the practice of devotion, healing, and meditation originated thousands of years ago with the ancient Persians using it as way of…

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