July 2019

I’ve just returned home from hosting several successful worldwide retreats and tours including a cultural and mystical tour of Iran, the Warriors of Light sacred dance retreat in Turkey, and a Dance of the Soul Sufi whirling retreat in Lebanon. A big thank you to everyone who attended performances and participated in retreats and tours! June was an amazing month of opportunities in dance and healing for people worldwide and with it begins a summer of dance workshops and classes you will not want to miss.

Begin your journey in San Jose this month on July 14 and participate in Dance of the Soul, my monthly Sufi Whirling Workshop and Sema Gathering, with live/recorded music, meditation, whirling, and more. Then discover the essentials of whirling meditation including preparation, balance and posture, controlling dizziness, self-focus, and breath work in the Dance of the Soul workshop at East West Bookstore on July 22. More details below.

The legacy of dance is in healing and harmony. But over time this union between dance and healing has lost connection with people, with us. Hosted by the Cultural Integration Fellowship club on July 21, San Francisco, join me as I speak of the role dance plays on healing and how we might renew hope and harmony with dance today.

My weekly sacred and classical dance classes in San Jose resume this month. On Mondays in Sacred Dance and Whirling learn various sacred dances of the Near East, breathing techniques, and whirling movements. On Thursdays learn one of the world’s most inspiring dance forms with Persian and Silk Road Dance. Newcomers always welcome.

Where ever you are I hope to dance with you soon.

About farimadance

Farima is an award winning, internationally acclaimed performing artist, instructor, dance ethnologist, and archaeologist.  Recognized as one of few world experts and scholars of Persian dance history, Farima infuses spirituality into her dance and teachings to impassion, empower, and inspire.