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June 2019

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

Connecting with Sacred and Traditional Dance

July 21 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
Cultural Integration Fellowship, 2650 Fulton Street
San Francisco, CA 94118 United States
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Farima Berenji

A Lecture by Farima Berenji Internationally acclaimed dance artist, choreographer, and scholar Farima Berenji is passionate when she speaks of the role dance has played in her life. At her core, she believes dance rituals invoke healing and harmony. This was the legacy of these dances but over time, people have lost connection to them. She feels strongly that bringing these ancient rituals back to life will help bring positive change to our lives. Guests are cordially invited. Free will…

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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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August 2019

Silk Road Bazaar and Fundraiser

August 18 @ 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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Free

Meet members of the Simorgh Dance Collective and take home some ethnic treasures from a Silk Road bazaar. Find specialty ethnic clothing, hand-made articles, veils, and jewelry for sale from our travels to Iran, Azerbaijan, Kurdistan, Turkey, and Uzbekistan. Come browse for rare and unusual ethnic costume dresses, skirts, vests, jewelry, and more, vintage as well as new and unused, from our company collection. All proceeds help benefit the work of the Simorgh Dance Collective. Simorgh Dance Collective The Simorgh…

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September 2019

Sunnyvale State of the City: Light, Love, Unity

September 14 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Downtown Sunnyvale, 100 S Murphy Avenue
Sunnyvale, CA 94087 United States
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Free

Join the City of Sunnyvale for its annual State of the City event, as we celebrate all the great things happening in Sunnyvale. This year's theme "Light, Love, Unity" celebrates Sunnyvale’s vision of diversity and inclusion. As part of the live entertainment the Simorgh Dance Collective will perform a folk dance and invites the audience to participate in their final dance.

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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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Journey Along the Silk Route

September 28 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Good Samaritan United Methodist Church, 19624 Homestead Road (near Wolfe)
Cupertino, CA 95014 United States
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$30

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O8E-dXONQCM&w=560&h=315] Enjoy a dazzling concert that celebrates the diverse cultures, music, and dance traditions of the Silk Road. Featuring ethnic dances of Iran, Azerbaijan, Afghanistan, Uzbekistan, Armenia, Turkey, and more performed by the Simorgh Dance Collective, Eastern Arts, members of the Aylan Dance Group, and live music by Homerya Banejad and Ensemble. Doors open at 6:30 PM The Simorgh Dance Collective gratefully acknowledges the support of the Good Samaritan United Methodist Church and other generous individuals. Tickets Suggested Donation:…

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