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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
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 dance, luscious movement and stillness with master teachers of embodiment Banafsheh and Tony.
Through a rigorous yet gentle dance of grounding, centering and opening our hearts and minds to Spirit, we invoke, embody and manifest the divine feminine energy that transforms, liberates and heals our world.
This dance is open to everyone and suited to you exactly where you are, regardless of your background in dance and movement, age, gender and especially, regardless of the limitations you experience in the body. Two prime mottos of this modality are “Don’t be limited by your limitations!” and “Beauty knows no age!”
Join this tapestry of guided and free-style dance, Sama/whirling, feminine yoga all set to gorgeous heart opening music, meditation, zikr/chanting, signing, divine feminine wisdom, Sufi teachings, vivid sharing, and lots of laughter harnessed to conscious loving embodiment in the present moment.
Spring is Christ
raising martyred plants from their shrouds.
Their mouths open in gratitude, wanting to be kissed.
This wind is Holy Spirit.
The trees are Mary.
Watch how husband and wife plays subtle games with their hands.
You will learn:
- How to come in touch with and express your feminine radiance
- Elements of Persian dance as an expression of the divine feminine
- Elements of flamenco as a an expression of the divine feminine
- The movement meditation of Sama/whirling
- Zikr or chanting
- Grounding, releasing, centering and opening dance and movement techniques in preparation for
- Sama/whirling, Persian dance and flamenco
- Divine feminine wisdom
- Tools to access joy, peace and lucidity in your daily life
Mixed Levels, open to all.
Suitable for people with little or no background in movement or dance as well as trained dancers, yoga and other movement practitioners. The only pre-requisite is a desire to connect your mind, body and soul through sacred movement. This course counts as 10 hours towards the 200/400-hr Dance of Oneness Certification Program.
Please dress comfortably in what makes you feel beautiful and bring a yoga mat and soft-soled shoes or socks to dance in.
Saturday, April 15: 2:00-6:00pm
Sunday, April 16: 10:00 am-1:00pm | 3:00-6:00pm
Address: 644 Memorial Avenue, Qualicum Beach, BC V9K 1S7, Canada
Qualicum is on Vancouver Island, and the Island is just west of Vancouver, BC. You can travel to Qualicum Beach via connecting flight to Nanaimo or Comox, or take “BC Ferries” to Nanaimo. If you’re driving, you can drive your car onto the ferry.
Tuition: 250 CAD
If you are Canadian and would like to register and pay with Canadian dollars, please contact Vivianne.
”Banafsheh is a true inspiration as mentor and the embodiment of the divine feminine. She is truly beautiful divine human being. I came out of the workshop with powerful tools to accompany me on my path and share with others.”
Ginou Choueiri, workshop participant, Schweibenalp Center of Unity, Switzerland 2016
“Dance of Oneness is a powerful practice of love…Self love is ignited and nurtured in a way that can grow and grow filling oneself and spreading to the Universe. You fall in love with yourself and so you fall in love with the Beloved. I have attended two workshops with Banafsheh and each time I have experienced an extraordinary and powerful transformation within my body, an openness to feel and receive that I have always longed for. It’s like coming home to a place that I know but seldom feel.”
Madhurima Braaten, workshop participant, Hollyhock Center, Canada 2015 and 2016
“Banafsheh’s sacred presence, every word she speaks exuded radiance of passion, love, and divinity! I entered moments of feeling myself being fully in my heart, from the radiance and ever presence of love and passion in the room, and experienced moments of dancing with abandon, with a flood of love flowing through me, supporting me, shedding my self-consciousness, melting the density of my body, re-discovering and embracing my own femininity, parts of which I had buried long ago.”
Vivianne Chu, workshop participant, Hollyhock Center, Canada, Esalen Institute, CA, Rowe Center, MA 2016