Certification

Dance of Oneness® is about embodying balance. It is a path toward realizing and living your full potential.

Sufism and the poetry of Rumi and Hafez, the philosophy of Gurdjieff, Goddess Archetypes, Chinese Medicine, the Chakra system, Western Anatomy, and nutrition are part and parcel of Banafsheh’s Dance of Oneness®. Integration of the self through full-bodied, robust dancing helps you open yourself to being a channel of light and love in the world, harmonizing with others to serve the greater existence.

It is learning by steps and growing by leaps.

 

Develop Balance

Dance of Oneness® focuses on inviting an unobstructed flow of Chi (Light and energy) through a dialogue with Grace and balancing Chakras, to develop an aligned, and fluid spine and whole body free-flowing, undulations – lithe and free. You will feel:

  • Grounded yet light
  • Delicate yet strong
  • Empty yet utterly present
  • Energized, clear, lucid and joyous
  • Able to navigate between felt presence and the unknown
  • Able to ride the waves of life’s ebb and flow gracefully
  • Able to receive divine light in a fluid, responsive body

 

The Dance of Oneness® Certification Program is a 2-tiered program.
Tier 1: To be certified as a Dance of Oneness® Instructor, you must complete 200 hours of training plus 61 hours of Teacher Training. As a Certified Dance of Oneness® Instructor you are responsible for guiding students into a conscious presence in their bodies and effectively teach Dance of Oneness® technique.
Tier 2: To continue your training to become a Dance Priestess or Priest requires 400 training hours plus 61 hours of Teacher Training. This training involves a deeper exploration and a connection to the Spirit that leads to spiritual embodiment.

 

  • Step 1 Fill out the downloadable application on this page and email
  • Step 2 Attend 200 – 400 hours of courses from the Dance of Oneness curriculum offered in different locations and log your hours (all courses satisfy this requirement). See the curriculum below.
  • Step 3 Upon completion of the hours, you will meet with Banafsheh in person or over skype/facetime for one hour to determine whether you are eligible to advance to the 60-hr Teacher Training Session
  • Step 4 Certification upon successful completion of the Training

 

CURRICULUM:

  1. Opening – Introduction & Foundations of Dance of Oneness®
    • Introduction to Dance of Oneness®
    • Journey into Iranian Dances
    • Sacred Feminine
  2. Dance of the Chakras
    • Root – Grounding in the NOW
    • Vitality  – Sacred Sexuality; Tantric Dance of Oneness®
    • Core/Self  – Radiant Core
    • Heart  – Heart of the Dance
    • Creativity & Expression  – Creative Fire
    • Wisdom – Divine Poetry in Motion
    • Presence  – Body of Light
  3. Sacred Dance
    • Contemporary Mystical Persian Dance
    • Sufi Dance of Oneness®
    • The Mystical in Dance
    • Veil Dance
    • Sacred Choreography and Ritual
    • Ecstatic Ritual and Sama
    • Dancing the Divine Feminine
    • Dancing Saaghi, the Muse
  4. Integrated
    • Rumi and the Way of Ecstasy
    • Mystical Andalusia
    • Persian Dance and Flamenco
    • Spiral of Love
    • Dance Your Passion
    • TrancenDance and Drum Ritual
    • Alchemy of Oneness
    • Call to Love
    • Living Sophia
    • Liquid Grace
    • Release & Renew
    • Wisdom of the Body
    • Healing Dance & Sacred Anatomy
    • Dancing Divine Feminine Wisdom
    • Radiant Balance
    • Embodied Spirituality
    • Solstice Dance of Oneness®
  5. Teacher Training

Dance of Oneness® Certification Program

Download Dance of Oneness® Certification Program Application

*Be sure to download to your computer first before filling out. Once completed, save as a PDF and email as an attachment.

Recommended Reading List:

Andrew Harvey, Light Upon Light
Andrew Harvey The Perfume of the Desert 
Coleman Barks, The Essential Rumi
Clarissa Pinkola Estés, Women Who Run with the Wolves
Clarissa Pinkola Estés Untie the Strong Woman
Clarissa Pinkola Estés Mother Night: Myths, Stories & Teachings for Learning to See in the Dark
Joseph Campbell, Goddesses, Mysteries of the Feminine Divine 
Anne Baring & Jules Cashford, The Myth of the Goddess: Evolution of an Image
Anne Baring, The Dream of the Cosmos

Marion Woodman, Dancing in the Flames
Marion Woodman, Coming Home to Myself
Judi Sion and Tom Kenyon, The Magdalen Manuscript
Caroline Myss, Anatomy of Spirit
Caroline Myss, Energy Anatomy Audio Book
Caroline Myss, Self Esteem: Your Fundamental Power
P. D. Ouspensky, In Search of the Miraculous
A Course in Miracles

 

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