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

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

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 trance music. Feel your fullest presence in the Here and Now with movement, luscious and devotional that brings you in touch with your core – peaceful, centered, strong, vibrant, open, free, and in community with others.

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 workshop fulfills 10 hours towards the 200/400-hr Dance of Oneness Certification Program.

Dress comfortably – something you feel beautiful in
Bring a yoga mat and socks or soft-soled dance shoes

You will learn:
– Luscious movements that build internal strength, vitality, flexibility and balance
– 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 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

**Early bird prices are in effect until February 15th!** Increased price shown in the second slot below

Tuition (includes 2 nights of accommodation and 6 meals):
Private room: 585 CAD (early bird) | 615 CAD (after February 15th)
Shared room: 525 CAD | 560 CAD
Camping: 440 CAD | 475 CAD
Commuter (off-site accommodation): 370 CAD | 405 CAD

Vegetables grown on the farm are used whenever possible and all meals are vegetarian, locally grown, organic and infused with love. Rooms are being offered on a first-come-first-served basis.

The workshop starts with dinner on Friday evening. Please arrive between 3:00 – 5:00 PM to check into your room. Workshop schedule is as follows:
Friday: 7:30-9
Saturday: 10-12:30 | 3:30-6 | 8-9:30
Sunday: 10-12

We advise to get reservations for your ferry travel.

If you would like to spend an extra night or bring your partner/ children,
please contact Stowel Lake Farm for details.

Registration Only: Email or call 250-653-4308

Contact Shauna Devlin for all other inquires:
Email or call: 250-709-1921

By the end of the workshop, I was present in every cell and I enjoyed being a fluid body. I have been in all sorts of classes but in no class whatsoever was there the opportunity to express oneself. To move as one is called to, as one feels like and to explore deeper and deeper one’s own body language and what it says. This workshop allows that. 
Gida Hussami, Schweibenalp, Switzerland, 2017

The sessions with Banafsheh activate a yummy vibration in my power chakra, the womb space, which feels delicious and self-nurturing. I felt my Dantien grounded and activated as soon as I sat down next to Banafsheh in a sharing circle. Watching Banafsheh perform I feel the ecstasy of her dance physically in my body. Banafsheh’s teaching that I practice regularly take me out of a emotionally dark space into a delicious, blissful connection with myself in my body.

Her teaching is vital to my recovery from “corporate exhaustion. Since finding this amazing spiritual teacher at the beginning of the year, I have dedicated myself seriously to this study.

Tony Khalife was such a powerful addition to Banafsheh’s teaching. His music supported and elevated the experience of her teaching skillfully and magically. Tony led us in vocalizations that gave me a completely new experience of my voice resonating in my body, not squeezed in my throat, even when going up with the tone. 
Susanne Bowra, PhD, Multiversity, Santa Cruz, CA, 2017

Dance of Oneness® Monthly: December

2-hour Dance of Oneness® workshop with musician Tony Khalife and guests

MiModa Studio
5774 W. Pico Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90019

Register Online
Info: (310) 499-7100 or Email

Let go and be danced from your deepest essence, VIVIFY and become more magnetic.
Invigorate yourself with a fusion of rigorous yet organic dance technique with embodied spirituality set to hypnotic live music. Feel your radiant presence in the Here and Now with movements, luscious and devotional that ground you and bring you in touch with your center – peaceful, passionate, vibrant, wild, feline, abandoned, and in community with others.

These potent monthly sessions fuse guided and free-style dance, Sama (whirling), live music, the poetry of Rumi, and short nuggets in Sufi teachings and divine feminine wisdom. Open to all who feel called

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Dress: comfortable clothes you feel beautiful / soft-soled dance shoes or socks

$30 in advance and $40 at the door (cash only please)
$80 for all three fall Dance of Oneness® sessions: October, November & December

I am so inspired by this beautiful practice on so many levels like a magnet I am attracted to knowing it more.  I see the value of how Banafsheh holds space…she is so clear in her communication and inviting in her teaching.
Cat Wilson, Dancing the Divine Feminine workshop, Hollyhock 2015

Dance of Oneness® Monthly: November

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MiModa Studio
5774 W. Pico Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90019

Info: (310) 499-7100 or Email

Click Here to purchase your ticket online and reserve your spot.

Let go and be danced from your deepest essence, VIVIFY and become more magnetic.

Invigorate yourself with a fusion of rigorous yet organic dance technique with embodied spirituality set to hypnotic live music. Feel your radiant presence in the Here and Now with movements, luscious and devotional that ground you and bring you in touch with your center – peaceful, passionate, vibrant, wild, feline, abandoned, and in community with others.

These potent monthly sessions fuse guided and free-style dance, Sama (whirling), live music, the poetry of Rumi, and short nuggets in Sufi teachings and divine feminine wisdom.

For our session on November 13th, we will do a ritual of releasing the negativity you may be feeling and renew your resolve to stand and walk in love. Our ritual of releasing and renewing is in alignment with the super moon in Taurus on November 14th, the largest most powerful super moon in over 70 years!! We will not have the moon so close to us again until 2034! The super moon will illuminate the path you want to follow and help you see things from a clearer perspective.

Open to all who feel called

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Dress: comfortable clothes you feel beautiful / soft-soled dance shoes or socks

Suggested donation: $30 in cash at the door
(no one is turned away because of shortage of funds)

Click Here to purchase your ticket online and reserve your spot.

 

My experience in this workshop fills me with rich, beautiful spirit. I feel much more connected to myself, my body as well as to the community.
Barbara Decker, Healing Dance & Sacred Anatomy workshop, Frankfurt 2016

Dance of Oneness®: Radiant Balance | Workshop at Esalen in Big Sur, CA


5-day workshop with Tony Khalife Brith of Light3
Esalen Institute, Big Sur, CA

Register online!
Email or call 888-837-2536

Dance is love made manifest…

Dance your way into a dynamic, joyous and energetic way of being, grounded in peace and loving kindness!

Dance to bring opposites into balance: the physical and the spiritual, the sensual and the sacred, empowerment and compassion, strength and tenderness, peace and passion, depth and fun, your feminine and masculine energies, being and doing. Center yourself through grace with empowering movement that connects you to the core of your being, and allows you to soften and flower from the wisdom of your heart and inner guidance. Through an introductory journey into Sacred Anatomy and Meridians including key acupressure points journey into the universe in your body and explore the miracle you inhabit.

Join Tony, Greg Weizer and me in a weaving of guided and free-style dance with vocalization, live music, whirling, yoga, Tai Chi, meditation, chanting, the poetry of Rumi, wisdom teachings from the East & West, a sharing circle and lots of laughter.

In this ALL NEW workshop, you will learn invaluable practical every day tools to passionately live your full potential, accessing peace & joy in any circumstance so you can be a dancing messenger of beauty, kindness and discerning wisdom in the world.

Open to women and men who feel called. Mixed levels.
Workshop includes a ritual performance and ecstatic dance celebration.
Tuition begins at $650, details here

The container that Banafsheh created was so nourishing and safe. Her presence led me deeper and deeper within to a wellspring of energy that is so precious to tap into. Her guidance helped me still my mind and come into direct contact with the essential seed of my energy.
Cat Wilson, Dancing the Divine Feminine, Hollyhock 2015

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Dance of Oneness® Monthly: October

img_03922-hour Dance of Oneness® workshop with musician Tony Khalife and guests

MiModa Studio
5774 W. Pico Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90019

Register Online
Info: (310) 499-7100 or Email

Let go and be danced from your deepest essence, VIVIFY and become more magnetic.

Invigorate yourself with a fusion of rigorous yet organic dance technique with embodied spirituality set to hypnotic live music. Feel your radiant presence in the Here and Now with movements, luscious and devotional that ground you and bring you in touch with your center – peaceful, passionate, vibrant, wild, feline, abandoned, and in community with others.

These potent monthly sessions fuse guided and free-style dance, Sama (whirling), live music, the poetry of Rumi, and short nuggets in Sufi teachings and divine feminine wisdom. Open to all who feel called

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Dress: comfortable clothes you feel beautiful / soft-soled dance shoes or socks

$30 in advance | $40 at the door (cash only please)
$80 for all three fall Dance of Oneness® sessions: October, November & December

This is more than a dance workshop. It is the true meaning of Dance. Banafsheh’s workshop is experiential – experiencing the states of beings I had only read about!
Maryam, Spiral of Love workshop, Esalen 2016