“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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November 2018

Cultural Dance Workshops and Tour of Iran

November 10 - November 18

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 sites in Central Iran and Khorasan. The soul of Persia has been inspiring humans for ages to…

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Ancient Persian Shamanic Healing and Essential Oils Workshop

November 17 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Seaside Yoga Sancturary, 1360 Fremont Blvd
Seaside, CA 93955 United States
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With Dance Scholar Farima Berenji and Essential Oil Specialist Anna Tao Join Farima Berenji, Sufi Dance Master and Magi (Iranian Shaman) and Essential Oils Specialist Anna for an evening of self-care and rejuvenation including Ancient Persian healing rituals, sacred dances, chanting and essential oils! Relax and experience the purification of your being on all levels: physical, mental, heart, soul, and spirit. Unite with the sacred elements and find improved connection to your higher self. In this workshop you will be…

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Dance of the Soul (Sufi Whirling Workshop & Gathering)

November 18 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Center for Creative Living, 1460 Koll Circle, Suite C
San Jose, CA 95112 United States
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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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April 2019

The Lioness – Ancient Iranic Warrior/ Warrioress Retreat

April 11, 2019 - April 14, 2019
Headwaters Outdoor School, 6615 Shepherds Way
Weed, CA 96094 United States
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$400 – $425

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. Open for both men…

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