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March 2018

Dance of Oneness®: LIVE LOVE NOW | Monthly Workshops in LA

March 3 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Mandala, 719 Broadway
Santa Monica,CA90401United States
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3-hour workshop with musicians Tony Khalife and Eskandar Alexander The extreme times we live in demand that we be PRESENT, PASSIONATELY ALIVE, PEACEFUL, and stand in and for what we believe in. The time is NOW to surrender to the power of love and dance to liberate your body and experience the living fiery passion in your heart that can initiate you into being a true human being. Dance in community with others to align your body, heart, and mind…

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ECSTATIC MUSIC & DANCE | Monthly Workshops in LA

March 3 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mandala, 719 Broadway
Santa Monica,CA90401United States
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2-hour open dance session with Tony Khalife & friends Unleash your wild, devotional dance in this open dance session ignited by the soul-lifting live music of Tony Khalife and band. Banafsheh will lead off with a ritual warmup to help you drop into yourself, and interweave Sufi poetry throughout the night. DANCE to Liberate yourself 
and Change the World! Come, come whoever you are! Wanderer, worshipper, Lover of leaving This is not a caravan of despair. It doesn’t matter if…

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April 2018

Radiant Core | Workshop on Salt Spring Island, B.C., Canada

April 6 @ 7:30 pm - April 8 @ 12:00 pm
Stowel Lake Farm, 190 Reynolds Road
Salt Spring Island,British ColumbiaV8K 1Y2Canada
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Weekend workshop with Tony Khalife at Stowel Lake Farm, B.C., Canada Experience Banafsheh’s transformational teaching in a fusion of passionate yet peaceful dance to embody Spirit. Explore dance as a conscious vehicle to come in touch with who you TRULY are and can offer in this time of infinite potential and need. From high-powered guided and free-style dance to the deep serenity of whirling, take a journey in your inner terrain with Tony Khalife’s blend of Middle Eastern and Indian…

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May 2018

Dance of Oneness®: Ground in the NOW | Workshop at Open Center, NYC

May 24 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Open Center NYC, 22 E. 3oth Street
New York,NY10016United States
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3-hour sacred dance workshop at Open Center, NYC NOW is all there is and when you dance to align your body, heart, and mind with your purpose for being ALIVE in community with others, then NOW becomes super potent for transformation on both the personal and collective levels. Guided by the poetry of Rumi, claim your body and being in the present moment through a yin-yang synthesis of passionate and exuberant movement with peaceful and sensual embodiment. Learn effective grounding,…

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Dance of Oneness® | Workshop at Rowe Center, MA

May 25 @ 7:00 pm - May 28 @ 1:00 pm
The Rowe Center, 22 Kings Highway
Rowe,MA01367United States
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3-day workshop at Rowe Center, Rowe, MA Passion burns down every branch of exhaustion. Passion is the supreme alchemical elixir, and renews all things. Let divine passion triumph, and rebirth you in yourself. - Rumi The extreme times we live in demand that we be PRESENT, PASSIONATELY ALIVE and stand in and for what we believe in. The time is NOW to surrender to the power of love and dance to liberate your body so you can experience the living…

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June 2018

Dance of Oneness®: Call to Love | Retreat in Yalova, Turkey

June 8 @ 8:00 pm - June 14 @ 1:00 pm
Mutlu Baba Cultural Center, Gokcedere,YalovaTurkey

7-day Dance Retreat at Mutlu Baba Cultural Center, Gokcedere, Yalova, Turkey Call to Love is really a call to truly live! Let this call inspire you and open your being to what can live in and through you at this time of great need and potential. Dance, whirl and move to embody love’s intoxicating yet lucid power with peaceful groundedness, sovereign and passionate engagement. Develop a keen awareness of your energy anatomy, heal, tone and sculpt your body while dancing the…

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Dance of Oneness®: La Musa

June 22 @ 5:30 pm - June 24 @ 6:30 pm
Estudio Cristiane Azem Danza y Arte, Calle Doctor Cortezo 17 1ª planta
Madrid,28012Spain
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3-day workshop at Estudio Cristiane Azem in Madrid, Spain Details coming soon!

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July 2018

Geometrica: The Architecture of the Universe | Workshop in Chartres, France

July 1 @ 8:00 pm - July 7 @ 5:00 pm

Week long workshop at the New Chartres Academy Join Banafsheh with faculty Robert Lawlor, Jain 108, Karen Rivers, Jim Garrison, Andrew Harvey, Caroline Myss, Apela Colorado, Peggy Rubin, Calen Rayne, and Ruth Cunningham for 7 days including sacred practice, an opening session, a symposium on Sacred Geometry, immersion in the cathedral, and personal time for meditation and exploration. There will be artistic work drawing and experiencing sacred form, dream work, singing, as well as one private evening in the crypt,…

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Dance of Oneness®: Creative Fire~Receptive Being | Workshop at Schweibenalp, Switzerland

July 15 @ 6:00 pm - July 20 @ 2:00 pm
Schweibenalp Center of Unity, Postfach
Breinz,CH-3855Switzerland
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5-day workshop Ignite your creative flame, embody and live your dreams and create positive change in yourself and the world. It is the creative fire that makes us feel truly ALIVE and vital, but this fire needs to be grounded in receptivity and being to be most effective and long lasting. Explore this interplay through dance and most importantly claim your birthright to take up conscious residence in your body with ecstatic serenity. Feel the embrace of the Beloved, learn…

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September 2018

Dance Your Passion! | Workshop at Hollyhock, B.C., Canada

September 2 @ 8:00 pm - September 7 @ 12:00 pm
Hollyhock Retreat Center Cortes Island,BCCanada + Google Map

5-day workshop Dance is love made manifest.

 The time is NOW to connect deeply with what you truly love, to align yourself with Source energy and ignite your creative flame. In our world today, to survive and be of true service, we need to be PASSIONATELY ALIVE and PRESENT. Since "no one can truly light your flame for you and keep it alive", says Rumi, "but yourself", it is imperative to have a body/spirit based practice that serves as a cauldron to…

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November 2018

Sufi Dance of Oneness® | Workshop at Menla Retreat Center, NY

November 2 @ 7:30 pm - November 4 @ 1:00 pm
Menla Mountain Retreat Center for Health & Happiness, 375 Pantherkill Rd
Phoenicia,NY12464United States
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Weekend workshop Listen…and allow this listening to lead you into movement and a dance that opens your whole being and rouses your creative fire from the depths of peace. If you long to meditate with movement and feel drawn to truly ground your spirituality in your body and gain practical tools for living a more energized, peaceful and lucidly creative life, this workshop is for you.
 Guided by the teachings of Rumi, delve into grounding and centering techniques that awaken…

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Dance of Oneness®: Rumi and the Dance of Light
 | Workshop at Esalen, CA

November 11 @ 7:00 pm - November 16 @ 1:00 pm
Esalen Institute, 55000 Highway 1
Big Sur,CA93920United States
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5-day workshop with Tony Khalife and Eskandar Alexander How would you like to bring all of yourself to the dance and be the living YES? Dance is the joy of the soul and the body. The soul’s entry into the body is a dance. Regardless of what you do and what your work is, your soul wants to dance, touch and kiss the infinite, and that can only happen through trusting, letting go and listening to your own divine essence.…

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