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LOVE IS CALLING – A sacred Dance & Healing Retreat with Sufi Dance Master Farima Berenji

December 1, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

LOVE IS CALLING – A sacred Dance & Healing Retreat with Sufi Dance Master Farima Berenji

Friends of The Wellness Project,

The wait is finally over, and we couldn’t be more thrilled to share the good news with you all.

Our beloved Farima Berenji, Sufi Dance Master, Dance Ethnologist, Choreographer and Archaeologist, is coming to Lebanon for a special 3-day Sufism workshop on December 4th, hosted by The Wellness Project!

Join us in the ‘Valley of Love’, a path for healing and self-growth through the power of Embodiment, Sacred Circles, music, and stillness. In this journey, the promptings of the Inner Divine are found and love, kindness and compassion flow naturally into our daily life.

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 Persian and Sufi dance rituals – a gateway for self-growth and spiritual transformation–through prayers, whirling, music, and love. 

In this workshop/retreat we will experience:

  • Presence and surrender to Love.
  • Practice of Devotional Embodiment and ancient Persian healing dance rituals.
  • The power of healing and love through poetry, zikr and Sufi whirling.
  • The power of the sharing circle and acts of kindness and love toward self and others.

The workshop/retreat will also include:

  • Farima’s unique 5 Element Breathing.
  • Basic whirling techniques for beginners (Turkish & Iranian Sema and Semah)
  • Gwati and Zikr (Sufi Prayer and Iranic Medicine Dance)
  • Nightly Sema Gathering and Sohbet (Sufi Whirling Gathering and Spiritual Talk/Lectures).

Date and Location:

The retreat will take place in Al Fundok Beit El Hana Guest House in Maaser El Chouf. The 3-day Workshop will kick off on Friday, December 4th at 3:00 PM and will continue till Sunday, December 6th, 3:00 PM.

Event fees and payment methods:

Event fees are 500,000 LBP, to be paid in cash. This excludes accommodation rates which are 450,000 LBP (inclusive of VAT and Breakfast), and an additional 245,000 LBP inclusive of F&B for the whole weekend (Lunch, Dinner, Coffee/Tea).

Payments with the hotel can be settled by cash or credit card.

Be moved by beautiful Sufi rituals, sacred music, songs, chanting, poetry, and dance in prayers! 

Love is calling!

More about Farima

Farima Berenji is an award winning Dance Ethnologist and internationally acclaimed dance artist, choreographer, instructor, and Sufi Dance Master. Recognized and certified as one of the few world scholarly experts of ancient and mystical Iranic dance ethnology by UNESCO, she travels worldwide to record, research, lecture, perform, educate, heal and inspire dynamic creativity and rejuvenation through dance and movement. As a Sufi Master and Dervish, she seeks to lead people to find healing and to aid them find inner bliss through dance, music, and spirituality.



December 1, 2020
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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