“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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October 2017

Dance of the Soul: Sema Gathering

October 28 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Move Studios, 600 E Franklin St
Monterey, CA 93940 United States
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Join us for a monthly Sema gathering and sacred circle, with live music, meditation, whirling, Zikr 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 music performed live, by drumming, sacred…

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Samhain – Calling of the Ancestors

October 29 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Center for Creative Living, 1460 Koll Circle, Suite C
San Jose, CA 95112 United States
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$15 - $20

Join Magi Master (Samahain), Farima Berenji for a special sacred circle gathering of dance, meditation, and remembrance to celebrate the evening of Samhain--The Calling of the Ancestors! This is an evening of remembrance of our ancestors. We will guide and be guided by those who have passed. We will offer and request guidance from our ancestors! Be prepared to go deep, travel across worlds, feel your inner emotions, meet animal spirits, and be transformed! Accompanied by live music by Jayson…

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November 2017

Heart of Khorasan Sufi Retreat

November 10 - November 12
Bademhan Retreat Center, Çeltik Köyü - Keşan
Edirne, Turkey
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A weekend Sufi retreat of ancient Iranic whirling traditions and Central Asian Sufi traditions including Khorasan Sema, Uyghur Sema, Baktashi Sema, Turkmen Zikr, Gwati Zikr, Vahishta, and more. We will take on the path of the ancients, a journey of discovery, in space and time... reconnecting with our ancient ancestors and the origin of Sema. We will take the path to ancient Khorasan and Central Asia to study the sacred rituals, whirling, music, and prayers of our ancient past and…

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