Dance of Oneness®: Ecstatic Gratitude
November 24-29 at Esalen Institute, Big Sur, CA

Whirl in the Quantum Field of Oneness
December 13-18 at Menla Retreat Center, Phoenicia, NY

Dance of Oneness® Private Sessions
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“Mind-blowing, sensuous and mesmerizing…audacious, authoritative and bold.”
Los Angeles Times

Master sacred dancer and transformational teacher, Banafsheh presents dance as a spiritual path and science of embodiment, fusing 3 dimensions: the art of dance, wisdom teachings, and healing disciplines.


Banafsheh’s dances are not just performances but initiations into mysteries of the life.



Banafsheh teaches conscious embodiment through dance to women and men world-wide.



Browse through the gallery of photos and videos of sacred dance performances and workshops.


Calendar of Events

Check out upcoming performances and dance journeys to amazing sites around the world.

“Banafsheh’s work is entirely distinctive from what has commonly been called Persian Dance. Highly artistic and virtuosic in choreography and execution, it is a dance that for the first time can be called “contemporary Persian Dance” or “Banafsheh Dance”, representative of Persia, borne in a period where dance is forbidden. “Banafsheh Dance” is a heartfelt expression of the Persian cultural and artistic needs that have been long oppressed.” 

Shokooh Mirzadegi, Prominent Iranian Critic

In The Fire of Grace DVD

Experience Rumi’s Journey of the Soul in Dance!

Banafsheh embodies Rumi’s messages, and with her capacious passion transports your soul. She dances the soul’s archetypal journey to unity with the Beloved through a whirlwind of Persian dance and spiritual Middle Eastern traditions. Aligned with Rumi’s mystical vision, her divine feminine Sufi dance marries serene peace with fierce passion. Banafsheh’s In the Fire of Grace DVD is accompanied by Andrew Harvey, spiritual teacher, author of over 30 books, and architect of Sacred Activism.

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