Spirituality in Persian Dance

Online CA

Persian dance inherits a historic culture of 8000 years in history with a blend of enchanting sacred movements rich in the elemental beauty of nature: birds, animals, flowers, and the elements. In ancient Persia, it was believed that these beings and elements carried the spirit of the Divine. Dance is inspired by mystical Persian poetry, […]


Dance of the Soul: An Introduction to Sufi Whirling

Online CA

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, science, 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 […]


Dance of the Soul (Sema Gathering and Workshop)

Purple Door Yoga 10 Colonial Road, Salem, MA

Discover the power and mystery of sacred dance with mediation, music, poetry, whirling and ancient Healing Practices. Join Farima for a Sufi Whirling Workshop and Sema Gathering, with sacred 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 […]

$15 – $20

Dance and Rhythm of the Soul

Center for Creative Living 1460 Koll Circle, Suite C, San Jose, CA

Sema Gathering (Sufi Whirling) and Workshops Learn essential sacred rhythms on percussion with Nariman Assadi and Sufi whirling with Farima Berenji in this combined Sufi sacred music and dance workshop for musicians and dancers. Following the workshop participants will drum and dance in a Sema lead by both masters. Music makes it possible to bring […]


Viva Calle SJ

Mexican Heritage Plaza 1700 Alum Rock, San Jose, CA

Viva CalleSJ provides people with the chance to enjoy a day of fun connecting with other residents of San Jose and their city in a whole new way. Viva Calle SJ is an open streets event! Feel free to walk, bike, skate or just come play in the streets! The Simorgh Dance Collective performs at […]


Dance of the Soul

Online CA

Celebrating Rumi's Birthday “Love is the bridge between you and everything.” ~ Rumi Join us to celebrate our fellowship in love and spirit with whirling dance (Sema), meditation, live music, prayers, and poetry. We will be celebrating the birthday of Jalāl ad-Dīn Mohammad Rūmī Our ceremony will be shared multi-nationally online with live music including […]

$10 – $20

Mosaic Festival Silicon Valley

Mexican Heritage Plaza 1700 Alum Rock, San Jose, CA

Join the celebration of our mosaic of American cultures at the first annual MOSAIC FESTIVAL in Silicon Valley. The very first of its kind, the festival honors our community with a day of belonging, healing, and harmony through art. Experience performances by artists around the Bay Area. Discover cultures through food in an eclectic curation […]


Whirling: Dance of the Divine Nature

Historic Villa, Montalvo Arts Center 15400 Montalvo Road, PO Box 158, Saratoga, California

Discover whirling and ancient Persian mystic dance movements, incorporating meditation and breath work as you unlock new ways of exploring connections between body, mind, and nature. Instructor Farima Berenji will guide you through the process as you open yourself to a deeper level of communication and interaction with your spiritual self. Whirling is a practice […]


Spirals of Ecstasy

Last Frontier NYC 520 Kingsland Ave, Brooklyn, NY

A Sufi Invocation Sunset - 8:00 pm on Come welcome Farima Berenji , founder of the Simorgh Dance Collective, and Magi Sufi Dance Master to Brooklyn! Farima will lead us in with a Sunset Sufi Invocation and be our guide through a night of dancing dervishes, poetry, a celebration spinning and whirling in its many […]


Bursa Sema Gathering

Uludağ Forest Farm Osmangazi, Bursa

Sufi brothers and sisters, you are invited to participate in a Sema Gathering taking place at the Uludağ Forest Farm in Bursa, Turkey from October 23 noon to October 24 noon. Please note that this is an invitation only and that all coming must register in advance for RSVP. If you wish to invite anyone […]