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April 2019

Dance of the Soul (Sufi Whirling Workshop & Gathering)

April 27 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Center for Creative Living, 1460 Koll Circle, Suite C
San Jose, CA 95112 United States
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$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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May 2019

Cultural & Mystical Tour of Iran

May 30 - June 9
Iran Iran (Islamic Republic Of)
$850

Cultural & Mystical Tour of Iran Discover Iran’s beautiful cultural heritage and mysticism of the Silk Road! Led by Farima Berenji, internationally recognized dance scholar and award-winning world dance choreographer and performer. This unique travel experience and opportunity focuses on the history, mysticism, art, music, and dance traditions of Iran and the Silk Road. Guests will study dance, poetry, music, history, and visit mystic and ancient sites. Destinations include Tehran, Yazd, Kashan, Isfahan, Shiraz, Qashqai and Bakhtiar Nomads, Persapolis, Pasarghad,…

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June 2019

Warriors of Light

June 12 - June 16
Bademhan Retreat Center, Horozlu Bayırı Sokak, 6, 22020 Çavuşbey
Edirne, Turkey
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$650

[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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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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$150

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

The Lioness – Ancient Iranic Warrior/ Warrioress Retreat

July 31 - August 4
Headwaters Outdoor School, 6615 Shepherds Way
Weed, CA 96094 United States
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$425 – $475

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ci2F-oKXEc?&theme=dark&autohide=1&modestbranding=1&showinfo=0&rel=0&w=560&h=315] On the Path of the Ancient Ones... We will take on the path of the ancients, a journey of discovery, in space and time to reconnect with ancient Warrioresses of Persia, Mesopotamia, and the Near East. Drinking deeply from hidden wells of inspiration, now being revealed in our time, we re-discover our empowerment in the process. Join us on an exciting and unique journey of inner and outer exploration as we awaken the ancients within us. Your host…

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