Virtual Persian Social Dance Lesson

Online CA

Join us online for a fun social dancing workshop and party. Follow along with Farima as she illustrates Persian social dance moves and styles for parties and weddings. Discover her secrets for being the best social dancer at Persian parties. Stay to the end for improvised dancing to some fun Persian pop music. A delightful […]

Free

Dances of Uzbekistan Intensive

Online CA

Learn Uzbek traditional dance technique, choreography, and history with Rashid Shadat and Farima Berenji. Part of our Silk Road dance intensive program. At each monthly intensive you will learn history, music, costuming and choreography from Farima and guest master instructors. The program focus by month includes: April: Georgia May: Uzbekistan June: Azerbaijan Tajikistan, Afghanistan, Turkmenistan, […]

$20

Online Performance and Fundraiser

Online CA

Enjoy an online program of Silk Road dance and music performances by the Simorgh Dance Collective without leaving your home. Featuring Farima Berenji, Rashid Shadat, Mona Gafari, Homeyra Banejad, Nariman Assadi and the Simorgh Dance Collective. Register with Eventbrite to receive the live video streaming link. When you register you have the opportunity to help […]

Donation

Confidence on Stage!

Online CA

Whether you are an actor or dancer this workshop will help you identify how to improve your performance on the stage. Stage presence refers to the ability to command the full attention of a theater audience by the impressiveness of one's performance. When combined with skill, experience and hard work, stage presence can create a […]

Connecting with Sacred Dance

Online CA

A lecture with 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. […]

Postponed

POSTPONED – Caravan of Mystics: Roots of Mysticism

Iran

Date to be announced - IRAN (Tehran and Kermanshah only) With Yarsan Sufi Order and Masters: Farima Berenji, Seyed Salman Hosseni, Mehrdad Maleki, and Seyed Vessal Hosseni. Discover the roots of mysticism! This unique travel experience and opportunity focuses on the history, mysticism, art, music, and dance traditions of the Yarsan Sufi Order. Retreat/Tour includes: […]

$400
Postponed

POSTPONED – Caravan of Mystics: Origin of Mysticism

Badem Han Retreat Center Çeltik Köyü İç Yolu, 22880, Çeltik

The Origin of Mysticism Date to be announced - TURKEY (Bademhan Sufi House and Retreat Center and Çanakkale) With Yarsan and Khorasan Sufi Order and Masters: Farima Berenji, Seyed Salman Hosseni, Mehrdad Maleki, and Seyed Vessal Hosseni. Learn the ancient wisdoms, dances, whirling and healing ritual practices of the Anatolian and Khorasan Sufi mystics. Our […]

$550
Postponed

POSTPONED – Caravan of Mystics: A Call to Love

Badem Han Retreat Center Çeltik Köyü İç Yolu, 22880, Çeltik

A weekend 24hour Sema in one of the biggest and oldest mevlevihane (Sufi House) in Turkey. This is a FREE event from the heart. Registration is required. No one will be admitted without registration. Contact me for more info and registration.

Free

The Art of Improvisation

Online CA

Master the art of improvisation in Persian dance in this home dance workshop with Farima Berenji. Farima Berenji, an award-winning international dance artist and scholar of Persian dance, will share secrets for effective improvisation in Persian dance to different styles of music for A single dancer, in couples, or in groups As a solo performer, […]

$20

Whirling Workshop Series 3: Silent Whirling

Online CA

Silent Whirling: Sema and Dancing to the Rhythm and Melody of the Heart Whirling in silence, solely to the rhythm of one’s heart, enables us to focus on finding calm and peace within moving meditation. Although circumstances vary, those who practice silent whirling meditation within a group are often more likely to experience and share […]

$30