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“Sufi Woman’s Circle Retreat” – A workshop with Farima Berenji

May 29 @ 8:00 am - June 30 @ 5:00 pm

“Sufi Woman’s Circle Retreat” – A workshop with Farima Berenji

Based on the success of her last workshop in Lebanon “Love is Calling”, The Wellness Project is welcoming Sufi Dance Master and Ethnologist Farima Berenji for another weekend workshop dedicated to women, entitled “Sufi Woman’s Circle Retreat”.

Women’s ritual dances and gatherings observe marriage, fertility, rites of passage, children, gratitude, death, and their unique connection of their body to the moon and cycle of nature for invoking the spirit and embodying the elements. You will be introduced to rituals celebrating the grace and joy of life and to a society where and when women were honored and people lived in harmony with each other and with nature.

In many cultures it is believed that each woman is the embodiment of a Goddess, Divine Feminine Energy; and to stay in harmony with ourselves, it is important to acknowledge and embrace them. In this journey, we will gather in the mystical circle of women and honor the Goddess within. We will create a sacred, supportive space where we can all release whatever energy no longer serves us, relax and open your heart, body, and mind. We will explore the magic within us, and spirituality about us.

In this retreat, Farima has combined the sacred phrases, chants, music, and movements from ancient Persian spiritual traditions and Sufism to help touch the spiritual essence within us and to help us recognize it in others. These fundamental elements compose the ancient, contemporary, and devotional roots of sacred dance.

Dates of Workshop

Friday 11th, Saturday 12th, and Sunday 13th of June.

Venue:

Houna Holistic Center – Hamra.

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Schedule:

Friday the 11th | Arrival at 7:00 pm. Program begins at 7:30 and ends at 9:30 pm.

Saturday the 12th | Arrival at 10:30 am. Program begins at 10:45 am and ends at 8:30 pm.

Sunday the 13th | Arrival at 10:45 am. Program begins at 11:00 am and ends at 5:00 pm.

Event fees and payment methods:

Full event admission fee is at LL350,000 per person for the entire workshop, to be paid upfront upon arrival.

Full immersion/workshop will be focusing on:

  • Woman Sufi Dances and Zikr (Iranian, Central Asian, and Turkish Traditions)
  • Sacred Dances of the Silk Road
  • Ancient Persian and Central Asian Healing Circles and Rituals (Zar, Gwati, Chupi)
  • Historical Lectures
  • Evening Gatherings, Drum Circles and Sharing
  • Dances of the Sun and Moon

Details

Start:
May 29 @ 8:00 am
End:
June 30 @ 5:00 pm

Register

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