Module III: Solar Plexus Chakra, Goddesses Artemis-Cybele & Sekhmet

Module III: Solar Plexus Chakra, Goddesses Artemis-Cybele & Sekhmet

Module III: Solar Plexus Chakra,
Goddesses Artemis-Cybele Sekhmet

Radiant Embodiment Series

Solar Plexus -8

May 4 - 28, 2021
 2 Days a Week: Tues & Fri, 10-11am PT | 5-6pm UTC
Unlimited access to recordings

Inside of Module III: Solar Plexus Chakra,
Goddesses Artemis-Cybele & Sekhmet

How you feel about yourself is echoed back to you in all your experiences in life. It determines the quality of your life, your capacity to succeed in relationships, in healing, in work, and in developing intuitive skills. Self-understanding, acceptance, and self-love, the bond you form with yourself, is in many ways the most crucial bond in your life.

In this 8-Session Module, the Egyptian warrior Goddess and lioness, Sekhmet and the Anatolian/Greco-Roman Goddess Artemis-Cybele will empower you to take up residence in your body with sovereignty and activate self-authority. Learn to trust your inner knowing with conviction, courage, strength, compassion, responsibility and stewardship toward the greater eco-field.

Dance & Movement: Flamenco. Dance of Oneness circles and spheres. Embodying fierce grace through your dance.

Wisdom of the Body: Anatomy and physiology of the abdominal region. 

Physical Healing: Digestive issues with a focus on an optimal diet that both serves and sustains you and the great eco-field through you.

Psycho-emotional Healing: Releasing unworthiness. Cultivating empowerment, self-esteem, confidence, self-respect, self-authority, responsibility and discernment.
Clarifying your relationship: with yourself, with leading, with trusting your intuition and inner guidance, with accountability and decision making.

 

Benefits of this Module

Get in shape and feel energized all day long

Awaken joy regardless of the circumstance

Connect to your life’s purpose and passion

Cultivate a true sense of belonging in your body

Cultivate intuitive powers

Calm your mind, reduce stress & trust your inner knowing

Boost your confidence and self-esteem

Deepen your understanding of the feminine archetypes

Heal your body while mitigating aches and pains

Build resilience and adaptability through your nervous system

Embody your true strength 

Activate self-authority & inner sovereignty

How to prepare for this Module

Download Zoom

Have water handy to stay hydrated and give thanks for the water

Dress comfortably in attire you can move in easily

Have socks or soft soled dance shoes available and handy

You may want a yoga mat on hand for the stretching session

Try not to eat a heavy meal within one hour of dancing

Good to move in an unobstructed space of 5×5 feet or 1.5×1.5 meters

Examples of soft-soled jazz shoes suitable for our dance: Capezio and SoDanca

How this Virtual Module Works

This Module consists of 8 hours of Live Online Sessions. 

Videos of Live Sessions will be available within 24 hours after the Session and accessed on this page once you are logged in.

You can access the referenced poetry, quotes and the music list.

There will be a Practical Wisdom Session twice per Module that includes movement as well as discourse on a related Wisdom / Lifestyle topic. 

We will have a bonus Community Circle after our Friday Session on May 7, 21 and 28. 

We will have a Guest Speaker in our May 21 Circle.

You will have the opportunity to join our private Facebook Dance of Oneness Community group with students from around the globe to exchange ideas.

Please find FAQ and Read Health Disclaimer here

Enroll Now

Full Series

Discounted Price
$ 1750
  • Pay one time
  • Immediate access to live Sessions
  • 8 Modules (64 hrs) taught in 8 months
  • Unlimited access to all Module videos
  • Unlimited access to all Course material
  • Download all videos
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Payment Plan

8-Month
$ 219
  • Pay monthly
  • Immediate access to live Sessions
  • 8 Modules (64 hrs) taught in 8 months
  • Unlimited access to all Module videos
  • Unlimited access to all Course material
  • Download all videos

Payment Plan

12-Month
$ 145
  • Pay monthly
  • Immediate access to live Sessions
  • 8 Modules (64 hrs) taught in 8 months
  • Unlimited access to all Module videos
  • Unlimited access to all Course material
  • Download all videos

Single Module

Regular Price
$ 250
  • Pay monthly
  • Immediate access to live Sessions
  • 1 Module (8 hrs) taught in 1 month
  • Unlimited access to all Module videos
  • Unlimited access to all Course material
  • Download all videos

Single Module

Reduced Price
$ 149
  • Pay one time
  • Immediate access to live Sessions
  • 1 Module (8 hrs) taught in 1 month
  • 30-day access to Module videos from when you register
  • 30-day access to Module Course material from when you register

Please note: Modules 7 and 8 are only open to those who have at least taken Module 6.

We offer discounts, scholarships and work trade opportunities to those living in Iran and elsewhere who have financial hardship. Please contact us for more information.

About Banafsheh

Banafsheh Sayyad is a Persian master sacred dancer, choreographer, acupuncturist, and founder of Dance of Oneness®. She is a deeply profound and highly accessible spiritual teacher of embodiment. Banafsheh performs and teaches internationally, initiating people into the wisdom of their bodies. She inspires all to live in these modern times grounded in love for the Earth and centered around our abiding true nature. Her signature style of holy wildness infused with ancient wisdom ignites transformation and illumination in all those who dance with her from around the globe. Banafsheh invites the dancer within to remember, reclaim and resource the innate healing intelligence streaming through us and spiraling all around us. Her easeful instruction and welcoming spirit empowers students from all stages of life to feel a true sense of belonging in their bodies and passion in their lives, by integrating wisdom teachings proven throughout the ages. 

Dance of Oneness: Womb of Compassion

Dance of Oneness: Whirling Dance of the Heart

Dance of Oneness: Path of the Dancer

Dance of Oneness: Daily Practice Level I

Dance of Oneness: Womb of Compassion

Dancing Saqi, the Muse

Dancing Saqi, the Muse

Dancing Saqi, the Muse

with Banafsheh

 

 Live 2-Part Online Series
Intermediate Level

 

 

2 Saturdays: April 17 and 24  

10:30am  – 12pm PT | 5:30 – 7pm UTC

 

 

 

 

 

Blessed Saqi, pour us the alchemical elixir whose grace 

bestows treasures, and libertes us from the bondage of time.

~ Hafez

– 

 

 

 

 

Inside Dancing Saqi, the Muse

Saqi, the central female figure in Persian poetry and Miniature painting, is the Muse and cup-bearer who serves the wine of divine grace and the water of life and in so doing becomes intoxicated and ecstatic herself. Personifying sacred sensuality and grace, she brings revelations, inspiration and ecstasy.

Embody the grace of Saqi and receive her revelations through a weaving of the ethereal, sensual beauty of classical Persian dance, and Banafsheh’s contemporary fiery, fluid and grounded style. 

Learn about Saqi from the Persian poets Rumi, Hafez and Khayyam who adored her. 

In this 2-Part Series, Banafsheh will teach a short choreography based on the qualities of Saqi using the Persian alphabet postures she has created that enable you to dance out words and lines of poetry from the masters.

Course Audience: This Course is suitable for dancers who have studied with Banafsheh or have a background in Persian or Middle Eastern dances.

Certification: This Course counts as a foundational Dance of Oneness® course and fulfills 3 hours of the 200-hr Dance of Oneness® Certification Program.

 

What students say about Dance of Oneness®

Banafsheh is on a mission in this world to liberate us from ‘smallness’ and to lead us to our ‘greatness;’ to bring awareness to our sacredness; to give us a ground so we could ground ourselves; to give us wings so we could FLY!

Irina Azarova, RN, USA

Dance of Oneness Courses

There are rare moments in life where we come in contact with someone living their true calling and gifts, where their soul is a direct channel for the divine and in that, bathes our soul with the most pure nectar of love straight from the Beloved’s heart. Banafsheh is one of these rare jewels. My soul feels renewed and empowered by the power of Dance of Oneness, and by Banafsheh’s clear transmission of the magnificent presence of the Beloved, through deep devotion, surrender and the honoring of one another. 

Prajina Avalon, USA

Dance of Oneness Courses

Banafsheh maintains a high vibration which is ennobling and uplifting. She holds participants in their highest and embodies the ideals which she teaches. She is a master leader, facilitator and dancer who creates a comfortable framework for all to experience and learn.

Brigid Donohue, Switzerland

Dance of Oneness Courses

Benefits of this Course

Embody Saqi, the Muse

Learn new choreography

Embody sacred sensuality

Expand your breathing capacity, improving your overall wellbeing

Calm your mind, reduce stress and increase a deep sense of peace

Cultivate feminine grace

Build resilience and adaptability through your nervous system

Activate inspiration and creativity 

Join a global community of like-hearted people

How this Live Online Course Works

The Course is presented by Pomegranate Garden Dance live on Zoom. You will receive a link upon registration.

Please find FAQ and Read Health Disclaimer here

How to prepare for this Course 

Download Zoom

 

Please have water handy to stay hydrated

 

Make sure you have an unobstructed space of 5×5 ft or 1.5×1.5 m to dance in

Try not to eat a heavy meal within one hour of dancing

Have socks or soft soled dance shoes available and handy

Dress comfortably in attire you can move in easily

Examples of soft-soled jazz shoes suitable for our dance: Capezio and SoDanca

 

Enroll Now
Dancing Saqi, the Muse

 Prices: $30, $45, $60

  

Register at Pomegranate Garden Dance

 

Email questions about Course content

 

About Banafsheh Sayyad

Banafsheh Sayyad is a Persian master sacred dancer, choreographer and founder of Dance of Oneness®. She is a deeply profound and highly accessible spiritual teacher of embodiment. Banafsheh performs and teaches internationally, initiating people into the wisdom of their bodies. She inspires all to live in these modern times grounded in love for the Earth and centered around our abiding true nature. Her signature style of holy wildness infused with ancient wisdom ignites transformation and illumination in all those who dance with her from around the globe. Banafsheh invites the dancer within to remember, reclaim and resource the innate healing intelligence streaming through us and spiraling all around us. Her easeful instruction and welcoming spirit empowers students from all stages of life to feel a true sense of belonging in their bodies and passion in their lives, by integrating wisdom teachings proven throughout the ages. 

Related Courses

Dance of Oneness:

Whirling Dance of the Heart

 

Dance of Oneness:

Radiant Embodiment 

Dance of Oneness Daily Practice Level I

Dance of Oneness:

Path of the Dancer

Dance of Oneness:

Womb of Compassion 

Dance of Oneness:
30 Days of Dance

Rose Circles

Rose Circles

 

 

Rose Circles:

Entering the Rose Path of Love

 

 

4 Circles on Equinoxes & Solstices

Summer Solstice: Sunday, June 20
Fall Equinox: Wednesday, September 22

Winter Solstice: Tuesday, December 21

10-11:30am PT  | 5-6:30pm UTC

 

With Gardeners:
Anne Baring, Ruth Cunningham, Peggy Rubin and Banafsheh

 

 

 

 

The Whole world could be choked with thorns
A lover’s heart will remain a rose garden…

When you enter the heart’s garden,
you’ll become fragrant like the rose.


                                                         – Jalaleddin Rumi

 

 

 

 

Inside the Rose Circles

Discover the healing balm in the Rose Garden of the heart. 

Four times a year on the Equinoxes and the Solstices, we will come together to unite our hearts with the harmony of the natural world inspired by the rose and its traditions in mysticism, music and poetry. The rose, as the primary symbol of the feminine archetype, the Great Goddess and the soul, represents love, creation, fertility, wisdom, beauty, and mystery.

 Through movement and various forms of creative expression, we will awaken in ourselves an inspired, embodied, soulful knowing to support and enchant us during our passage through these difficult times.

Come prepared to move and dance and share poetry, your inspirations, visions and dreams related to the Rose and the Rose Garden.

Discover the healing balm in the Rose Garden of the heart. 

Four times a year on the Equinoxes and the Solstices, we will come together to unite our hearts with the harmony of the natural world inspired by the rose and its traditions in mysticism, music and poetry. The rose, as the primary symbol of the feminine archetype, the Great Goddess and the soul, represents love, creation, fertility, wisdom, beauty, and mystery.

 Through movement and various forms of creative expression, we will awaken in ourselves an inspired, embodied, soulful knowing to support and enchant us during our passage through these difficult times.

Come prepared to move and dance and share poetry, your inspirations, visions and dreams related to the Rose and the Rose Garden.

Gardeners:

Anne Baring, PhD (Hons), author and co-author of 7 books will present on the rose and its traditions in mysticism, music and poetry

Ruth Cunningham, classically trained musician, sound healer and founding member of the Anonymous 4 will create soundscapes.

Peggy Rubin, Shakespearian actor and master of sacred ritual and group theatre, will recite poetry and guide us into creative expression.

Banafsheh will present on the symbolism of the rose in the Sufi tradition and guide us to experience the unfolding of the rose in our hearts through movement and dance.

Benefits of the Circles

Cultivate a true sense of belonging in your body

Express your creativity through sharing dance, poetry and visions

Attune with the cycles of nature and celebrate the seasons

Connect with like-hearted people and exchange ideas

Calm your mind, reduce stress and increase a deep sense of peace

Find solace and healing through your heart 

Find inspiration through music, poetry and movement 

Heighten your intuitive abilities

Co-create a Rose field of healing for our world

Discover the mystical symbolism of the Rose

Learn about the attributes and benefits of the Rose

Inspired by the Rose, bring more beauty and joy into your life 

How the Rose Circles Work

Once you register on Ubiquity University, you will receive a link to join the Circles on Zoom.

The link will be the same for all 4 Circles.

There is no charge – the Circles are free for all who are called to join.

Please find FAQ and Read Health Disclaimer here

How to prepare for the Circles

Have water handy to stay hydrated and give thanks for the water
Dress comfortably in attire you can move in easily

Join Our Circles

Summer Solstice: Sunday, June 20
Fall Equinox: Wednesday, September 22
Winter Solstice: Tuesday, December 21

at 10-11:30am PT | 5-6:30pm UTC 

The Rose Circles are offered in partnership with Ubiquity University. 

About Banafsheh

Banafsheh Sayyad is a Persian master sacred dancer, choreographer and founder of Dance of Oneness®. She is a deeply profound and highly accessible spiritual teacher of embodiment. Banafsheh performs and teaches internationally, initiating people into the wisdom of their bodies. She inspires all to live in these modern times grounded in love for the Earth and centered around our abiding true nature. Her signature style of holy wildness infused with ancient wisdom ignites transformation and illumination in all those who dance with her from around the globe. Banafsheh invites the dancer within to remember, reclaim and resource the innate healing intelligence streaming through us and spiraling all around us. Her easeful instruction and welcoming spirit empowers students from all stages of life to feel a true sense of belonging in their bodies and passion in their lives, by integrating wisdom teachings proven throughout the ages. 

Related Courses

Dance of Oneness Daily Practice Level I

Dance of Oneness: Womb of Compassion

Dance of Oneness:
30 Days of Dance

Dance of Oneness:
Whirling Dance of the Heart

Dance of Oneness:
Path of the Dancer

MODULE II: Sacral Chakra, Goddesses Inanna & Aphrodite 

MODULE II: Sacral Chakra, Goddesses Inanna & Aphrodite 

 
 

 

 

Module II: Sacral Chakra, Goddesses Inanna & Aphrodite

Radiant Embodiment Series

April 6 –  30, 2021 
2 Days a Week: Tues & Fri, 10-11am PT | 5-6pm UTC
Unlimited access to recordings 

 

Inside Module II: Sacral Chakra, Goddesses Inanna & Aphrodite

In this 8-Session Module, open yourself to the sheer radiance of Eros and reclaim your sexuality as sacred inspired by the Sumerian Goddess Inanna and the Greek Goddess Aphrodite. Balance the energies of yin and yang, feminine and masculine inside yourself. Come in touch with your womb-lower Dantian and learn to emanate movement from this center.

Dance & Movement
Middle Eastern Tribal Dances. Persian Dance. Tai Chi.
Freely and ecstatically express your sensuality as natural and holy.

Wisdom of the Body
Anatomy and physiology of the pelvis/hip girdle. The energetics of the womb-lower Dantian.

Physical Healing
Hips, pelvis, lower back, Ob/gyn issues, sexual potency.

Psycho-emotional Healing
Shame and guilt. Gender issues.
Relationships: with your power and power in general, with creativity, your sexuality, romantic/sexual partner.

Benefits of this Module

Cultivate a true sense of belonging in your body

Learn effeciency and economy of movement

Heal and mitigate aches and pains in the area of your body corresponding with Root Chakra

Gain tools to ground yourself

Calm your mind, reduce stress and increase a deep sense of peace

Become familiar with the anatomy and physiology of your feet and hips

Connect and commune intimately with the Earth

Connect intimately with the Black Madonna and embody her energy and message

Build resilience and adaptability through your nervous system

Boost your immune response

Understand, open and align your Root Chakra

Increase your fitness level and feel energized all day long

How to prepare for this Module

Download Zoom
Have water handy to stay hydrated and give thanks for the water
Dress comfortably in attire you can move in easily
Have socks or soft soled dance shoes available and handy
You may want a yoga mat on hand for the stretching session
Try not to eat a heavy meal within one hour of dancing
Good to move in an unobstructed space of 5×5 feet or 1.5×1.5 meters

Examples of soft-soled jazz shoes suitable for our dance: Capezio and SoDanca

How this Virtual Module Works

This Module consists of 8 hours of Live Online Sessions. 

Videos of Live Sessions will be available within 24 hours after the Session and accessed on this page once you are logged in.

You can access the referenced poetry, quotes and the music list.

There will be a Practical Wisdom Session twice per Module that includes movement as well as discourse on a related Wisdom / Lifestyle topic. 

We will have a bonus Community Circle after our Friday Session on April 9, 23 and 30. 

Our Guest Speaker in the April 23rd Circle will be Maryam Sayyad who will present on Goddess Aphrodite. 

You will have the opportunity to join our private Facebook Dance of Oneness Community group with students from around the globe to exchange ideas.

Please find FAQ and Read Health Disclaimer here

Enroll Now for Radiant Embodiment Module II 

Please note: Modules 7 and 8 are only open to those who have at least taken Module 6.

We offer discounts, scholarships and work trade opportunities to those living in Iran and elsewhere who have financial hardship. Please contact us for more information.

About Banafsheh

Banafsheh Sayyad is a Persian master sacred dancer, choreographer, acupuncturist, and founder of Dance of Oneness®. She is a deeply profound and highly accessible spiritual teacher of embodiment. Banafsheh performs and teaches internationally, initiating people into the wisdom of their bodies. She inspires all to live in these modern times grounded in love for the Earth and centered around our abiding true nature. Her signature style of holy wildness infused with ancient wisdom ignites transformation and illumination in all those who dance with her from around the globe. Banafsheh invites the dancer within to remember, reclaim and resource the innate healing intelligence streaming through us and spiraling all around us. Her easeful instruction and welcoming spirit empowers students from all stages of life to feel a true sense of belonging in their bodies and passion in their lives, by integrating wisdom teachings proven throughout the ages. 

Related Courses

Dance of Oneness: Daily Practice Level I

Dance of Oneness: Womb of Compassion

Dance of Oneness:
30 Days of Dance

Dance of Oneness:
Whirling Dance of the Heart

Dance of Oneness:
Path of the Dancer

MODULE I: Root Chakra, Gaia and Black Madonna

MODULE I: Root Chakra, Gaia and Black Madonna

 

 

 

 

 

Module I: Root Chakra, Gaia and Black Madonna

Radiant Embodiment Series 

 Video Course
8 hours of instruction
Unlimited access to recordings

 

Inside Module I: Root Chakra, Gaia and Black Madonna

In this 8-Session Module, learn to ground yourself, establish presence in your body and focus on form and technique – how to execute both dance and daily life movements so as to prevent injury. Learn about economy of movement. Embody the mystery of the Black Madonna.

Dance & Movement
Middle Eastern Tribal Dances, Stretching and yoga. Dedicating your dance as a prayer to Gaia, our precious Earth.

Wisdom of the Body
Anatomy and physiology of the feet and hip joint.

Physical Healing
Hips, lower back, legs, knees, ankles, feet.

Psycho-emotional Healing
Fear
Relationships: with the Earth, with your body, with the Mother, your mother, family, culture, tribes/communities, ancestors.

This Module works as a complete Course unto its own. For a full benefit, we recommend the entire Radiant Embodiment Series.

Benefits of this Module

Cultivate a true sense of belonging in your body

Learn effeciency and economy of movement

Heal and mitigate aches and pains in the area of your body corresponding with Root Chakra

Gain tools to ground yourself

Calm your mind, reduce stress and increase a deep sense of peace

Become familiar with the anatomy and physiology of your feet and hips

Connect and commune intimately with the Earth

Connect intimately with the Black Madonna and embody her energy and message

Build resilience and adaptability through your nervous system

Boost your immune response

Understand, open and align your Root Chakra

Increase your fitness level and feel energized all day long

How to prepare for this Module

Download Zoom

Have water handy to stay hydrated and give thanks for the water

Dress comfortably in attire you can move in easily

Have socks or soft soled dance shoes available and handy

You may want a yoga mat on hand for the stretching session

Try not to eat a heavy meal within one hour of dancing

Good to move in an unobstructed space of 5×5 feet or 1.5×1.5 meters

Examples of soft-soled jazz shoes suitable for our dance: Capezio and SoDanca

How this Virtual Module Works

This Module consists of 8 hours of recorded Live Sessions you can stream permanently or download.

You will have permanent access to the referenced poetry, quotes and the music list.

Module includes discourse on a related Wisdom / Lifestyle topic. 

You will have the opportunity to join our private Facebook Dance of Oneness Community group with students from around the globe to exchange ideas.

Please find FAQ and Read Health Disclaimer here

Enroll Now for Radiant Embodiment Module I 

Please note: Modules 7 and 8 are only open to those who have at least taken Module 6.

We offer discounts, scholarships and work trade opportunities to those living in Iran and elsewhere who have financial hardship. Please contact us for more information.

About Banafsheh

Banafsheh Sayyad is a Persian master sacred dancer, choreographer, acupuncturist, and founder of Dance of Oneness®. She is a deeply profound and highly accessible spiritual teacher of embodiment. Banafsheh performs and teaches internationally, initiating people into the wisdom of their bodies. She inspires all to live in these modern times grounded in love for the Earth and centered around our abiding true nature. Her signature style of holy wildness infused with ancient wisdom ignites transformation and illumination in all those who dance with her from around the globe. Banafsheh invites the dancer within to remember, reclaim and resource the innate healing intelligence streaming through us and spiraling all around us. Her easeful instruction and welcoming spirit empowers students from all stages of life to feel a true sense of belonging in their bodies and passion in their lives, by integrating wisdom teachings proven throughout the ages. 

Related Courses

Dance of Oneness Daily Practice Level I

Dance of Oneness: Womb of Compassion

Dance of Oneness:
30 Days of Dance

Dance of Oneness:
Whirling Dance of the Heart

Dance of Oneness:
Path of the Dancer

Sufi Dance of Oneness

Sufi Dance of Oneness

Sufi Dance of Oneness

with Banafsheh

 

 1-Day Introductory Live Online Workshop

 

 

Saturday, April 10  |  10am – 12:30pm PT  |  5 – 7:30pm UTC
Available in replay

 

 

 

Is it an army of angels that is stirring this tumult?

Are these cascades of laughter from those who live in heaven?

What is this sacred dance all souls are dancing?

~ Jalaleddin Rumi

 

 

 

Inside Sufi Dance of Oneness

Listen…listen with your heart… and allow this listening to lead you into a spinning dance that opens your heart and connects you to the greater universal field of love where you can be nourished with blessings from the infinite, and become a channel to nourish our impoverished and traumatized world.

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.

In this 1-day Introductory Workshop, Banafsheh will initiate you into the sacred dance of Sama or whirling through a clear, accessible method she has developed from years of experience.

Guided by the teachings of Rumi, delve into grounding and centering techniques that awaken your body and re-connect you with the Earth and your core, so you can open your central channel and your heart, and align with Spirit.

This Course demystifies turning, offering access to Sufi whirling meditation in a few simple steps. This method allows people of all experience levels to turn for a long period with ease. An age-old practice of the legendary Sufi masters Rumi and Shams, the Sama is an inner journey to the Beloved. It dissolves mental chatter into the vast ocean of presence, and you begin to simply be…unchained, free, present, and wildly inspired.

If you long to meditate with movement and feel drawn to truly ground your spirituality in your body and connect lovingly with the Earth and gain practical tools to live with more grace and clarity, this Course is for you. Explore some of the love poems that poured forth from Rumi as he whirled, and the symbolism and philosophy of the Sama, one of the most direct ways to “embody the transcendent,” which the Dalai Lama calls, “the true meaning of life.”

Course Audience: This Workshop is suitable for ALL who love to move, all genders and age groups as an immediately accessible embodiment tool to ground and center yourself and become more conscious, joyful and energized. In addition, this Workshop offers trained dancers, yoga instructors, creative arts therapists and other movement practitioners the opportunity to deepen their professional skills. 

Certification: This Course counts as a foundational Dance of Oneness® course and fulfills 2.5 hours as a prerequisite for the 200-hr Dance of Oneness® Certification Program.

 

What students say about Dance of Oneness

Banafsheh created a safe space to reconnect deeply with myself, my body and others. She is masterful teacher and as a beginner I felt fully supported as I journeyed with her and our group into finding a practice as a whirling darvish! The gifts from this opportunity are in my body, heart and mind and transformation occurred for me at a spiritual level.

Sheri Benham, USA

Dance of Oneness Courses

Banafsheh embodies the One so well. She walks the talk, as they say, really filling the room with light. As a teacher, I learned a lot from watching how Banafsheh creates a culture in the classroom, and she extends her heart to each student. It was lovely to watch a ”master teacher.” Sometimes I find spiritual “teachers” to be less able to teach their path, but Banafsheh really did both so well. I take away the gift of seeing, hearing, and being with Banafsheh, a great leader in the path of Love.

Erin McCall, USA

Dance of Oneness Courses

Banafsheh is a force of nature! She not only shares the life giving radiance that overflows from her heart and is embodied in her dance, she reminds us of our own divine embodiment and lovingly facilitates our expansion into that blissful state of union. YES!

Brooke Smith, USA

Dance of Oneness Courses

Benefits of this Course

Learn the profound movement meditation of whirling

Calm your mind, reduce stress and increase a deep sense of peace

Elevate your state of being 

Expand your breathing capacity, improving your overall wellbeing

Access profound inner silence and stillness

Activate high levels of intuition

Join a global community of like-hearted people

Cultivate a conscious coherence between your heart, mind and body

Feel energized and unlimited

Build resilience and adaptability through your nervous system

Boost your immune response

Activate inspiration and creativity 

How this Live Online Course Works

The Course is presented by Menla Retreat Center live on Zoom. You will receive a link upon registration.

Please find FAQ and Read Health Disclaimer here

How to prepare for this Course

Download Zoom

 

Please have water handy to stay hydrated

 

Make sure you have an unobstructed space of 5×5 ft or 1.5×1.5 m to dance in
Dress comfortably in attire you can move in easily
Try not to eat a heavy meal within one hour of dancing
Have socks or soft soled dance shoes available and handy
Set up a place to sit in meditation in final part of the session
White attire is recommended but not required

Examples of soft-soled jazz shoes suitable for our dance: Capezio and SoDanca

Enroll Now
Sufi Dance of Oneness

 Regular Price: $75

  

 Reduced Price: $55

  

Register at Menla Retreat Center

 

Email questions about Course content

 

About Banafsheh Sayyad

Banafsheh Sayyad is a Persian master sacred dancer, choreographer and founder of Dance of Oneness®. She is a deeply profound and highly accessible spiritual teacher of embodiment. Banafsheh performs and teaches internationally, initiating people into the wisdom of their bodies. She inspires all to live in these modern times grounded in love for the Earth and centered around our abiding true nature. Her signature style of holy wildness infused with ancient wisdom ignites transformation and illumination in all those who dance with her from around the globe. Banafsheh invites the dancer within to remember, reclaim and resource the innate healing intelligence streaming through us and spiraling all around us. Her easeful instruction and welcoming spirit empowers students from all stages of life to feel a true sense of belonging in their bodies and passion in their lives, by integrating wisdom teachings proven throughout the ages. 

Related Courses

Dance of Oneness:

Whirling Dance of the Heart

 

Dance of Oneness:

Radiant Embodiment 

Dance of Oneness Daily Practice Level I

Dance of Oneness:

Path of the Dancer

Dance of Oneness:

Womb of Compassion 

Dance of Oneness:
30 Days of Dance

Radiant Embodiment

Radiant Embodiment

 

 

 

Radiant Embodiment Series

with Banafsheh & Guest Presenters 

Every Tuesday & Friday

 

 

LIVE 8-MODULE MONTHLY ONLINE SERIES

March – July   |   September – November
2 Days a Week: Tues & Fri |10-11am PT / 5-6pm UTC | Unlimited Access to Recordings
 

 

 

 

 As long as we are in a body, we are meant to be embodied. Whether we do it now, tomorrow, next week or next year…it is something we need to do and be. There is really no way around it…we are meant to be in our bodies consciously and the time is NOW…
the time to come home to yourself with love.  

 

 

 

Inside Radiant Embodiment

What is embodiment, this elusive yet ever present concept?!

Join Banafsheh and the loving Dance of Oneness Community from around the globe to explore embodiment through sacred dance and conscious movement, the wisdom of the body, sacred feminine archetypes, mystical teachings and quantum physics.

We have all been under tremendous pressure and gone through a great deal of trauma in one way or another. It is time to acknowledge, embrace, release and purge the trauma and let the pain be a gateway for rebirth, coherence, radiance and LOVE. In 8 Modules over 8 months, take a journey from despair to joy, darkness to light, fear to love, confusion to clarity, fragmentation to wholeness. In short, take a journey to becoming fully human in service to the Greater. 

Whether you just want to dance in an ongoing basis to feel ALIVE or connect with your purpose for being alive in an uplifting yet deep way, this Series is for you! Radiant Embodiment is a transformational journey of embodiment and creativity with a combination of free-style dance and the sacred arts curriculum from the Dance of Oneness®: a fusion of Flamenco, Persian Dance, Middle Eastern Tribal Dances, Tai Chi, Sufi and Taoist teachings, Sacred Feminine Wisdom and moving with deep awareness of the pathways of energy in the body, including the Chakras and Meridians.


Dancing the Wisdom of the Body

In each Module, we will focus on one of the Chakras and its associated psycho-physical-spiritual wisdom through guided and free-form dance, movement and meditation as well as explorations in sacred anatomy, physiology and the Chinese meridians or pathways of energy in the body.

Sacred Feminine Archetypes

The sacred feminine as the ground of being and the hidden soul of the world calls to us to see her all around us and become her in our very cells so we can enter into a harmonious relationship with all of Her creation: our precious planet Gaia and all her creatures, each other, ourselves, and our bodies. By embodying the frequency and resonance of the sacred feminine that corresponds to each Chakra, you will be initiated into Her mysteries, create a loving conscious awareness in your body and experience the embodied fullness of the union between the feminine and the masculine energies inside.

Mystical Teachings and Science 

We will draw from the gnosis or the experiential knowing of the Sufis and the Taoists, and drink from the poetic wellspring of Rumi, Rabia, Kabir and other mystics, and explore parallels between these mystical teachings and the new Unified Theory of physics. 

Self-Healing

Explore the power of self-healing with a combination of authentic inquiry, intentional movement, key Acupressure points, foot reflexology, tools from neuroscience and positive emotions. Experience a full on transformation that comes from discovering and releasing where you hold deep-seated beliefs in your body that have blocked you from living your full potential so you can begin to feel your best and live everyday life to your fullest.

Community

Through intimate break-out groups and sharing circles, we create an energy field that supports each of us in finding our unique gift, our own light which becomes magnified when shared and merged with like-hearted people.

Course Audience

This Series is suitable for ALL who love to move, all genders and age groups as an immediately accessible embodiment tool to ground and center yourself and become more conscious, joyful and energized. In addition, this Series offers trained dancers, yoga instructors, psychotherapists, life coaches, counselors, creative arts therapists and all other movement practitioners the opportunity to deepen their professional skills and acquire new effective tools.

Certification

This Series is a foundational Dance of Oneness® Course and fulfills 70 hours of the 200-hr Dance of Oneness® Certification Program (64 hours of instruction + 6 hours of self-study). For the first time, you have the opportunity to both deepen your practice of embodiment through dance and fulfill close to half of the hours required to become a Dance of Oneness® teacher and share your unique embodied radiance with others in service to the Beloved.

MODULE I: Root Chakra
Gaia and Black Madonna

March 9 – April 2

In this 8-Session Module, learn to ground yourself, establish presence in your body and focus on form and technique – how to execute both dance and daily life movements with grace. Learn about economy of movement. Embody the mystery of the Black Madonna.

Dance & Movement: Middle Eastern Tribal Dances. Stretching and yoga. Dedicating your dance as a prayer to Gaia, our precious Earth.
Wisdom of the Body: Anatomy and physiology of the feet and hip joint.
Physical Healing: Hips, lower back, legs, knees, ankles, feet.
Psycho-emotional Healing: Fear. Relationships: with the Earth, with your body, with the Mother, your mother, family, culture, tribes/communities, ancestors.

 

MODULE II: Sacral Chakra
Goddesses Inanna and Aphrodite

April 6 – 30

In this 8-Session Module, open yourself to the sheer radiance of Eros, and as inspired by Goddesses Inanna and Aphrodite, reclaim your sexuality as sacred. Balance the energies of yin and yang, feminine and masculine inside yourself. Come in touch with your womb/lower Dantian and learn to emanate movement from this center.

Dance & Movement: Middle Eastern Tribal Dances. Persian Dance. Tai Chi. Freely and ecstatically expressing your sensuality as natural and holy.
Wisdom of the Body: Anatomy of the pelvis/hip girdle. The energetics of the womb/lower Dantian.
Physical Healing: Hips, pelvis, lower back, Ob/gyn issues, sexual potency.
Psycho-emotional Healing: Shame and guilt. Gender issues. Relationships: with power, creativity, sexuality, romantic partner. 

 

 

MODULE III: Solar Plexus Chakra
Goddesses Artemis-Cybele and Sekhmet

May 4 – 28

In this 8-Session Module, Goddesses Artemis-Cybele and Sekhmet will empower you to take up residence in your body with sovereignty and activate self-authority. Learn to trust your inner knowing and access conviction, courage, strength, compassion, and stewardship toward the greater eco-field.

Dance & Movement: Flamenco. Dance of Oneness circles and spheres. Embodying fierce grace through your dance.
Wisdom of the Body: Anatomy and physiology of the abdominal region.
Physical Healing: Digestive issues with a focus on an optimal diet that both serves and sustains you and the great eco-field through you.
Psycho-emotional Healing: Releasing unworthiness. Cultivating empowerment, self-esteem, confidence, self-respect, self-authority, responsibility and discernment. Clarifying your relationship: with yourself, with leading, with trusting your intuition and inner guidance, with accountability and decision making. 

MODULE IV:  Heart Chakra
Mother Mary and Quan Yin 

June 1 – 25

In this 8-Session Module, let the rose of your heart blossom as you embody the love and beauty of both Mother Mary and Quan Yin. Explore the Sufi Path as the path of living love. Experience your heart as the gateway to the quantum field of infinite consciousness. 

Dance & Movement: Dance of Oneness Waves and Persian Dance. Dancing to let your body become an instrument playing a love song.
Wisdom of the Body: Anatomy and physiology of the heart and lungs.
Physical Healing: Upper back and shoulders, chest constriction, breathing issues.
Psycho-emotional Healing: Following the trail of your tears, seeing and melting grief. Opening to forgiveness, compassion, trust, love for yourself and love for life. Relationships: with love, with the Beloved, with life.

MODULE V: Throat Chakra
with Guest Teacher Tony Khalife
Mary Magdalene and Rabia

July 6 – 30

In this 8-Session Module, come in touch with your center of creativity and will, and cultivate ease in expressing your truth. Create coherence between your heart and head through the positive feelings of appreciation, gratitude, care and compassion. Mary Magdalene, the Sufi mystic Rabia and other brave women guide us into courageously expressing our truth by being anchored in the heart. In this Module, we will have vocal training with Tony Khalife.

Dance, Movement & Practice: Persian Dance. Reverential bowing. Zikr (chanting). Dancing with abandon and surrender to the Beloved.
Wisdom of the Body: Anatomy of the neck. Physiology of vocalization.
Physical Healing: Neck, throat, thyroid issues.
Psycho-emotional Healing: Judgement and criticism. Choice and willpower. Relationships: with surrendering personal will to divine will, self-expression.

MODULE VI: Brow Chakra
Goddess Isis

September 7 – October 1

In this 8-Session Module, the Goddess Isis will inspire you into opening your inner vision, cultivating symbolic sight and powerful intuitive and manifesting abilities.    

Dance & Movement: Sama (whirling). Veil Dance. Seated meditation. Dancing as a holy ritual with power to shift, influence and shape consciousness and the environment. 
Wisdom of the Body: Anatomy and physiology of the brain with an emphasis on the pineal gland.
Physical Healing: Head and eyes.
Psycho-emotional Healing: Trusting in your inner guidance and ability to decipher truth. Relationships: with objectivity, with the ideas of others that may not resonate with you.

MODULE VII: Crown Chakra
The Shekinah 

October 5 – 29

 

In this 8-Session Module, the Shekinah from the mystical Jewish tradition of the Kabbalah will guide you into embodying your Crown Chakra. We will explore the tree of life as well as the sacred union of the divine feminine and masculine.

Dance & Movement: Continuation of the Sama (whirling). Veil Dance. Dance of Oneness Spirals. Seated meditation.
Wisdom of the Body: Anatomy and physiology of the whole spine and brain with an emphasis on the pituitary gland.
Physical Healing: Head, sleep disorders.
Psycho-emotional Healing: Depression. Ability to trust life, trust the unknown. Relationships: with spirituality, devotion, the greater, divine timing.

MODULE VIII: Soul Chakra and Integration
Goddess Sophia  

November 2 – 26

In this 8-Session Module, the Gnostic feminine archetype, Sophia as the soul of the world will guide you into embodying your soul and stepping into your unlimited self. Explore transfiguration, the union of matter and light, particle and wave. Integrate the learnings of the previous 7 Modules.

Dance & Movement: Deepening the practice of Sama (whirling), Dance of Oneness Spirals and Turns; review and integration of previous 7 Modules.
Wisdom of the Body: The sacred geometry of the body. The energetic field around the body.
Physical Healing: Depression, exhaustion and other ailments not linked to a physical disorder.
Psycho-emotional Healing: Relationships: with the soul and spirit, with death.

 

What Students Say about Dance of Oneness 

If you want to quickly and easily transcend false beliefs and limitations you may have around you, studying with Banafsheh will beautifully accelerate the process of healing and letting go and allow you to welcome in more of the Divine Feminine. Dancing with Banafsheh helps you to align with your divine blueprint and lovingly embody beauty.  Debbi Flynn, Canada

Dancing with Banafsheh opened my heart as my body became free to move in absolute joy, devotion and trust. It was a profound experience of being enveloped in sacred love. Moving with Spirit is astounding. I am filled with gratitude to Banafsheh for bringing the teaching of sacred dance to me and so many others as well as the deep wisdom that she transmits through sacred poetry. Diane Knoll, USA

The joyful, precise, heartful and deep content, both in the theoretical, philosophical, and spiritual teachings as well as in the practice (movements, breath-work, coordination) is integrating and wholistic. Dance of Oneness Courses have helped me understand key events in my life and how they have affected my life, my behavior and relationships. I have never felt so good in my body, so free from aches and pains. Pierre Berlincourt, Switzerland

Ivy Joeva, USA

Els di Maria Sofia, USA 

Clarice Hirata, USA

Benefits of this Series

Cultivate a true sense of belonging in your body

Expand your breathing capacity, improving your overall well-being

Heal your body and mitigate aches and pains

Elevate your state of being and confidence

Calm your mind, reduce stress and increase a deep sense of peace

Awaken and enliven your inherent joy regardless of the circumstance

Embody sacred sensuality and lusciousness 

Connect to your life’s purpose and passion

Build resilience and adaptability through your nervous system

Boost your immune response

Cultivate a conscious coherence between your heart, mind and body

Increase your fitness level and feel energized all day long

How this Virtual Series Works

This Series consists of 8 Modules totaling 64 hours of Live Online Sessions. You can register for the entire 8 Modules or join single Modules which are complete courses in themselves.

You can join the Series at any time and follow the Sessions you missed via recordings.

You will own the videos forever and can access them to stream or download at any time you wish.

Videos of Live Sessions will be available within 24 hours after the completion of each Session and accessed on this page once you are logged in.

Each Module will have a Practical Wisdom Session that includes movement as well as discourse on a related Wisdom / Lifestyle topic. 

We will have 3 Bonus Community Circles per Module after our Friday Sessions. 

Guest Presenters include Tony Khalife who will guide us into using our voice in one Session of Module 6 and members of the Dance of Oneness Community who will be invited to present on the topic of the Module in one Community Circle per Module.

Please find FAQ and Read Health Disclaimer here

How to prepare for this Series

Download Zoom
Have water handy to stay hydrated and give thanks for the water
Dress comfortably in attire you can move in easily
Have socks or soft soled dance shoes available and handy
You may want a yoga mat on hand for the stretching session
Try not to eat a heavy meal within one hour of dancing
Good to move in an unobstructed space of 5×5 feet or 1.5×1.5 meters
Have a silk veil of approx. 3 yards x 45 inches or 2.5 x 1.15 meters

Examples of soft-soled jazz shoes suitable for our dance: Capezio and SoDanca

Websites to order veils from: Nahari Silks and Bellydance.com 

Enroll Now for Radiant Embodiment

Regular Price: $1850 

Please note: Modules 7 and 8 are only open to those who have at least taken Module 6.

We offer discounts, scholarships and work trade opportunities to those living in Iran and elsewhere who have financial hardship. Please contact us for more information.

About Banafsheh

Banafsheh Sayyad is a Persian master sacred dancer, choreographer, acupuncturist, and founder of Dance of Oneness®. She is a deeply profound and highly accessible spiritual teacher of embodiment. Banafsheh performs and teaches internationally, initiating people into the wisdom of their bodies. She inspires all to live in these modern times grounded in love for the Earth and centered around our abiding true nature. Her signature style of holy wildness infused with ancient wisdom ignites transformation and illumination in all those who dance with her from around the globe. Banafsheh invites the dancer within to remember, reclaim and resource the innate healing intelligence streaming through us and spiraling all around us. Her easeful instruction and welcoming spirit empowers students from all stages of life to feel a true sense of belonging in their bodies and passion in their lives, by integrating wisdom teachings proven throughout the ages. 

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