“Mind-blowing, sensuous and mesmerizing…audacious, authoritative and bold.”
Los Angeles Times
“Innovative fusing of the ancestral,
the tribal, and the modern.”
El Pais, Madrid
“Spectacular and virtuosic…exuding a supernatural power.”
SF Bay Guardian
“Entertaining and revolutionary, both!”
Welcome to Banafsheh Dance of Oneness®!
Master sacred dancer and transformational teacher, Banafsheh presents dance as a spiritual path and science of embodiment, fusing 3 dimensions: the art of dance, wisdom teachings and healing disciplines.
"My search, my quest for spirituality in dance was so intense that when I came to Banafsheh's workshop in LA in 2007 for the first time, I have stayed with her since then. Her teachings, her movements and philosophy of Oneness have become my blood, bones, my essence. She embodies everything that I receive in her teachings. My life has become more meaningful through Rumi’s teachings and sacred movements, which I experience in her workshops. They are like a divine source - always accessible, always with me. Her beautiful work has embraced many countries and people from all parts of the world, and I believe it’s going to be many more to join us so we all become ONE... I feel so blessed to receive his teaching through this portal – how would I access this greatness if not through Banafsheh, our Dancer of Oneness?! "
Irina Azarova, student since 2007
In The Fire of Grace DVD
Experience Rumi’s Journey of the Soul in Dance!
Banafsheh embodies Rumi’s messages, and with her capacious passion transports your soul. She dances the soul’s archetypal journey to unity with the Beloved through a whirlwind of Persian dance and spiritual Middle Eastern traditions. Aligned with Rumi’s mystical vision, her divine feminine Sufi dance marries serene peace with fierce passion. Banafsheh’s In the Fire of Grace DVD is accompanied by Andrew Harvey, spiritual teacher, author of over 30 books, and architect of Sacred Activism.