A Sacred Dance, Music and Healing Journey with Sufi Master of Yarsan Order and Scholar, Farima Berenji, PhD at Last Frontier NYC.

Where: Last Frontier NYC, US

When: December 17th & 18th, 2022

Schedule:
– 12/17/2022
Rumi’s Wedding Night:
Evening Sema Gathering, Zikr, and Performance $25 ($20 for those who attend the workshop)
$30 at the door

– 12/18/2022
Workshop 2 – 4pm $50

Description:
Join us on a path of healing and self-growth through the power of Sufism, Sacred Circles, music, and Sacred Dance. In that 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 hearts, body, and mind. We will discover the power and mystery of ancient Persian and Sufi dance and rituals – a gateway for self-growth and spiritual transformation–through prayers, whirling, music, and love. Be moved by beautiful Sufi rituals, sacred music, songs, chanting, poetry, and dance in prayers and Love!
In this workshop and gathering, we will combine the sacred phrases, chants, music, and movements from ancient Persian spiritual traditions of Khorasan and Yarsan 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.
In this workshop/gathering we will experience:
– Presence and surrender to Love.
– Practice devotional embodiment and ancient Persian healing dance rituals.
– The power of healing and love through poetry, zikr, and Sufi whirling (Iranian, Central Asian, and Turkish Rituals and Zikr)
– The power of the sharing circle and acts of kindness and love toward self and others.
– Dance and Music as prayer and spiritual transformation.
The workshop and gathering will also include:
– Breathing meditations.
– Basic whirling techniques for beginners (Iranian, Turkish and Central Asian Sema and Semah)
– Gwati and Iranian Zikr Rituals (Sufi Prayers and Ancient Medicine Healing Circles)
– Sema Gathering, Performances, and Sohbet (Sufi Whirling Gathering and Spiritual Talk/Lectures), Q&A, and Sharing Circles.
Participants are encouraged to bring a poem or story to share. Musicians feel free to bring your instruments to inspire and bring love into our circle!

This event is happening with support from NOoSPHERE Arts and Center for Remembering and Sharing.

How to register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/462455676377

Costs for participants: 25-50$

Contact details:
Contact Fanny Pérez Gutiérrez at fann.p.g@gmail.com or +1(917)2317024

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