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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
Badem Han Retreat Center, Çeltik Köyü İç Yolu, 22880
Çeltik, 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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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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Whirling Workshop for Kids

June 27 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Shakti Wellness Center, 2nd floor, Ghazaliyeh street, Haddad Building, Sioufi sector
Achrafieh, Lebanon
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$25

Does your child like to spin? Join Farima Berenji for a 1 hour Sufi Workshop and venture deep into the heart to meet your sacred self! Many of us felt the exhilaration of spinning in circles as a child. Based on the centuries-old Sufi ritual known as whirling, spinning yourself about an axis can unite mind, heart and body. Your kids will learn spinning technique for sustained whirling without dizziness to fun kids' music in this energetic class designed to…

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Sufi Dance Workshop (Beginner/Intermediate)

June 27 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Shakti Wellness Center, 2nd floor, Ghazaliyeh street, Haddad Building, Sioufi sector
Achrafieh, Lebanon
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$40

"The desire to know your own soul will end all other desires ~Rumi Join Farima Berenji for a 2 hour Sufi Workshop and venture deep into the heart to meet your sacred self through various styles of Sufi whirling practices, breathing techniques, and moving meditations. Workshop suitable for beginners and intermediate level whirling for only $40. Registration Space is limited. To register kindly contact the Shatki Wellness Center at 70 803875 ~ 01 219597

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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

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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$25

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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September 2019

Dance of the Soul (Sufi Whirling Workshop & Gathering)

September 8 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Center for Creative Living, 1460 Koll Circle, Suite C
San Jose, CA 95112 United States
$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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Dance of the Soul (Sema Gathering and Workshop)

September 15 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Yoga Studio, Anatolia Clubhouse, 11828 Chrysanthy Blvd
Rancho Cordova, CA 95742 United States
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$20

Join Farima for a 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 music.…

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Conscious San Jose Festival

September 21 @ 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
St James Park, N 2nd St, CA 95112
SAN JOSE, 95112 United States
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Free

Conscious San Jose Festival celebrates a culture of wellness in San Jose. Wellness doesn’t just mean a healthy body, it also means a clear mind and a nourished spirit, experienced individually and as a community. Conscious San Jose Festival intentionally blends yoga, meditation and movement practices, with arts, music, and community service. In the spirit of inclusion CSJ Festival is hosted at St. James Park with no fences. Everybody is welcome to attend the festival and the free yoga class…

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