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March 2017

Dance of Oneness® | Performance at the 8th Annual Nowruz Commission Gala, DC

March 18 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium, 1301 Constitution Ave NW
Washington,DC20240United States
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Banafsheh will open the gala with a solo dance and close the evening with another. More info | Email

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April 2017

Dance of Oneness®: Renew in Goddess Honey Waters | Workshop on Vancouver Island, B.C., Canada

April 15 @ 2:00 pm - April 16 @ 6:00 pm
Qualicum Beach Community Hall, 644 Memorial Avenue
Qualicum Beach,British ColumbiaV9K 1S7Canada
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Weekend workshop with musician Tony Khalife
 
Qualicum Beach Community Hall Join us at Easter to celebrate Spring and the resurrection of life through nature as we dance to expand loving kindness inspired by Eostre, Anglo-Saxon Goddess of Spring who bestowed her name on Easter. Decode the mysteries of feminine spirituality and claim your birthright to take up conscious residence in your body with love. Learn to trust your deepest understanding and unleash your wild sweet nectar through timeless primal sacred…

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May 2017

Dance of Oneness®: Dancing the Divine Feminine for Women and Men | Workshop at Rowe Center, MA

May 5 @ 5:00 pm - May 7 @ 1:00 pm
The Rowe Center, 22 Kings Highway
Rowe,MA01367United States
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Weekend workshop Learn to trust your deepest understanding and free your innermost tenderness and wildness through sacred dance, luscious movement, and stillness. Join in a weekend of guided and free-style dance, Sama/whirling, feminine yoga, meditation, and zikr/chanting, nurtured with divine feminine wisdom, Sufi teachings, and lots of laughter with master transformational teacher Banafsheh and enliven your experience of conscious embodiment in the present moment. Delve into the wisdom of the divine feminine at the core of Sufi teachings. Receive inspiration from Rabia,…

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Dance of Oneness®: A New Embodied Spirituality | Workshop at Rowe Center, MA

May 7 @ 5:00 pm - May 12 @ 1:00 pm
The Rowe Center, 22 Kings Highway
Rowe,MA01367United States
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5-day workshop Your body is a wellspring of profound spiritual teachings...come dance the miracle you are! In the chaotic, stressful times we live in, sacred dance is your way to a dynamic, joyous and energetic way of being that is grounded in peace and open to loving kindness! Join master teacher of embodiment, Banafsheh for five days of finding ways to live passionately at your full potential, accessing peace, joy, and lucidity so that you can be a dancing messenger of…

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Mindfulness Daylong Retreat: The Dance of Stillness

May 20 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mindful Awareness Research Center (MARC) at UCLA, 740 Westwood Plaza, Rm. C8-237
Los Angeles,CA90095United States
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Daylong Mindfulness Retreat at UCLA: The Dance of Stillness in the Midst of the Great Unraveling We live in unprecedented times. Often overwhelmed by the pressures, chaos, stimulus and the distractions of the world, it is good to come together in order to experience ourselves more fully.  We might, then, from the wisdom of the deep currents, see what stories (both culturally and personally) are wanting to fall away, and to learn what stories are waiting to be born. To…

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July 2017

Sacred Number | Workshop in Chartres, France

July 2 @ 3:00 pm - July 8 @ 12:00 pm

7-day workshop Explore mathematics, mysticism, philosophy, dreamwork, music and dance with master teachers Jain, Carolyn Myss, Ruth Cunningham, Apela Colorado, Jim Garrison, Andrew Harvey, Karen Rivers, Peggy Rubin and Banafsheh at one of the holiest sites on our planet. Each day includes a Dance of Oneness® sacred dance and morning practice, followed by a symposium on Sacred Number, immersion in the cathedral, and personal time for meditation and exploration. Afternoon sessions feature sacred dance, dreamwork and singing. We will have one…

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Mystical Andalusia | Workshop in Granada and Pilgrimage in Spain

July 9 @ 12:00 pm - July 16 @ 12:00 pm
Lucia Yoga Pinos Puente,GranadaSpain + Google Map

Ibn Arabi, Rumi and the Dance of Oneness® with Andrew Harvey and Jim Garrison and guest musicians 5-day retreat at Lucia Yoga Center, Granada, Spain Followed by a 2-day pilgrimage to Cordoba and Seville, Spain Ignite your creative flame, ground your passion and what makes you most ALIVE through a weaving of sacred dance set to world music, Sama/whirling, zambra/flamenco, free-style dance, zikr/chanting, meditation, yoga, Sufi teachings, poetry, history, philosophy and excursions to the sacred sites of Andalusia with master…

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August 2017
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Dance of Oneness®: Body of Light | Workshop at Schweibenalp Center of Unity, Switzerland

August 7 @ 8:00 pm - August 12 @ 1:00 pm
Schweibenalp Center of Unity, CH-3855
Brienz,Switzerland
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5-day workshop with live music by Raphael Duss and Bahri Egribas Begin to live your dreams and create positive change in yourself and the world through sacred dance! Open your being to the realization that you are light and here to bring light by coming in touch with your chakras and energy anatomy through luscious dance, stillness, chanting, wisdom teachings, play, lots of laughter and live music: Daf, Ney, Oud and Kamancheh on 2 days with master teacher of embodiment…

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Universal Peace Celebration at Schweibenalp Center of Unity, Switzerland

August 23 @ 4:00 pm - August 27 @ 3:00 pm
Schweibenalp Center of Unity, CH-3855
Brienz,Switzerland
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Master dancer and transformational teacher Banafsheh will perform with music group Ahura and teach a workshop as part of the annual weekend festival. The following is from Schweibenalp's website; German translation below. For the 14th time UniPeace will take place at Schweibenalp. This is a peace meeting dedicated to the strengthening of global consciousness and friendship, where you also get nourished and inspired on the personal level. People from all over the world meet in the spirit of universal peace,…

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September 2017

Dance of Oneness®: Dance Your Passion! | Workshop at Hollyhock Center, BC Canada

September 22 @ 8:00 pm - September 27 @ 11:30 am
Hollyhock, PO Box 127, Manson's Landing
Cortes Island,British ColumbiaV0P 1K0Canada
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5-day workshop Spend the glorious Fall Equinox to connect deeply with what you truly love, align yourself with Source energy and ignite your creative flame through sacred dance. In our world today, to survive and be of true service, we need to be PASSIONATELY ALIVE and PRESENT. Master teacher of embodiment Banafsheh guides you to come ALIVE through loving your body and your Self, and living as a lover. Dance of Oneness® is dance as a science of embodiment and a sacred…

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October 2017

Tantric Dance of Oneness® | Workshop at 1440 Multiversity, CA

October 22 @ 7:30 pm - October 26 @ 11:30 am
1440 Multiversity, 800 Bethany Drive
Scotts Valley,CA95066United States
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5-day workshop with Tony Khalife Do you long to embrace and love yourself exactly as you are so you can step into your fullest integrated self as a wild, wise woman in the here and now? You are invited to a love affair with the greatest Beloved: the Divine, the ALL THAT IS. Claim your sexuality as sacred, your gateway and flowering into living an embodied life. Explore Tantra as a communion with all of existence, a deep attuning into how the…

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November 2017

Dance of Oneness®: Between Worlds | Workshop at Integral Yoga, NY

November 1 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Integral Yoga Institute, 227 West 13th Street
New York City,NY10011United States
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1-day sacred dance workshop At this seminal time when the veil between the two worlds is the thinnest, you are invited to dance away your restrictions even for a brief fleeting moment so as to listen and receive guidance, let go of patterns that no longer serve you so you can make room for a new story to emerge. Immerse yourself in a fusion of rigorous yet organic dance technique with embodied spirituality set to magical Middle Eastern and World…

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Dance of Oneness®: Release & Renew | Workshop in Woodstock, NY

November 2 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Euphoria Yoga, 99 Tinker Street
Woodstock,NY12498United States
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2.5-hour sacred dance workshop With the world around us changing at an ultra-rapid, frenzied pace, we are beckoned to find stillness, let go of old patterns, really see, trust, and serve with courage if we want to survive. Explore dance as a conscious vehicle to let go of patterns that no longer serve you so you can make room for the new with the Spring season. Immerse yourself in a fusion of rigorous yet organic dance technique with embodied spirituality…

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

November 3 @ 7:30 pm - November 5 @ 1:00 pm
Menla, 375 Pantherkill Rd
Phoenicia,NY12464United States
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Weekend workshop Listen… and allow this listening to lead you into a sacred dance that opens your whole being and rouses your creative fire. 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. Through the gentle guidance of master teacher of conscious embodiment, Banafsheh, delve into grounding and centering techniques that awaken your body,…

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Islamic Art Exhibit Opening Gala | Performance at The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX

November 17 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Museum of Fine Arts Houston, 1001 Bissonnet St
Houston,TX77005United States
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Sufi Whirling

The Azure Dome (Gonbad-e Kabood) Contemporary Mystical Persian Dance and Music Featuring Banafsheh Sayyad, Pejman Hadadi, Kourosh Moradi and Mahdi Bagheri Master Persian sacred dancer Banafsheh Sayyad joins the virtuoso musicians Pejman Hadadi, Kourosh Moradi and Mahdi Bagheri in an evening of timeless passionate and peaceful dance set to hypnotic, momentous music and Rumi’s evocative poetry. Otherworldly yet fully grounded in the present moment, this is an ecstatic celebration of ALIVENESS — a journey inward, into the mystery of life…

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