Whirling Dance of the Heart

Whirling Dance of the Heart

 

 

 

 

Whirling Dance of the Heart 

with Banafsheh 

 

1 MODULE

 2.5 hours of downloadable sessions
Unlimited access to audio + video content
All poetry + full music set lists included 

 

 

 

 

 Upgrade yourself to a new level of being as you experience what Rumi means when he says,
“You are not a drop in the ocean, you are the entire ocean in a drop…”
Enter into the spin of creation, trust, surrender and 
allow the Greater to move in you and through you, magnetizing your dreams…for the benefit of all.  

 

 

 

 

Inside the Whirling Dance of the Heart 

Banafsheh will initiate you into the Sama, the holy ritual of whirling through a clear, straightforward method she has developed from years of experience that allows everyone regardless of their level of ability to access this profound Sufi movement meditation that opens the heart, activates the pineal gland and powerful intuition. 

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.

Listen…listen with your heart… and allow this listening to lead you into a spinning dance that connects you to the greater universal field of love where you can receive blessings and guidance from the infinite, and become a channel for blessings and wisdom in our traumatized world.

The new physics informs us that everything we see as matter is actually space spinning. This is how everything comes to exist. Space time spins itself into protons, atoms, planets, stars, galaxies, universes and of course, you! How profound, then, to step into the spin consciously with the intention to create coherence between the body, heart and mind, activate supernatural powers, and upgrade ourselves to the next level of being.

Life forms become coherent through the spin. – Nassim Haramein

The poetry we love from Rumi flowered through him as he whirled in perfect rhyme and meter in the Persian language. This is a testament to the power of this sacred dance as a way to create coherence and connect directly with the source of consciousness and constant stream of intuition. Rumi became Rumi through the Sama!

 Join this Course from your home sanctuary. If you drawn to meditate with movement and dance your prayers, long to ground your soul in your body and find the wisdom within you in these chaotic times, this Course is for you. Experience some of the love poems that flowered from Rumi as he whirled and gain some insight into the philosophy and symbolism of the Sama.

Course Audience: This Course is suitable for ALL who love to move, all genders and age groups. It offers trained dancers, psychotherapists, yoga instructors, creative arts therapists and other movement practitioners the opportunity to deepen their professional skills. 

Certification: This Course is a foundational Dance of Oneness® course and fulfill 2.5 hours of the 200-hr Dance of Oneness® Certification Program.

SESSION 1: Introduction to the Sufi Path and the Sama 

 

We are called to journey deep into the wisdom of the Earth, our bodies and our ancestors and apply age-old mystical teachings that can help us survive and thrive in these difficult times we live in. In this introductory Session, I invite you to tune into the wisdom of the Sufi lineage, those dedicated to self realization through love and living love in the world. Learn how Sama, the practice of polishing the heart through listening is one of the central pillars of the Sufi Path.

SESSION 2: Initiation into Whirling 

In this Session, you will take introductory steps or strokes in the vast ocean that Sama initiates us into. Beginning with an invocation, we will do a warm up to weave consiousness into our body. You will learn the technique of whirling and how to persevere without getting dizzy. We will explore some of the key symbols of this sacred practice that you can apply to your daily life for accessing presence, greater awareness and love. We will end with a seated meditation infused with a poem by Rumi. When you hear Rumi’s poetry while whirling or after you whirl, you will have completely new insights because you will be in a similar state as he was when he recited them. 

SESSION 3: The Spin of Coherence 

In this Session, we will go further in our journey with the aim of creating coherence, not just between the heart and the mind, but between the heart, mind and body. In the Sufi tradition, the Divine says, I was a hidden treasure; I loved to be known. Hence I created the world so that I would be known. The Sama is a journey in discovering the hidden treasure in the depths of your being, accessed through your heart, recognizing the Beloved bit by bit, finding your anchor in this recognition and extending this deep knowing, letting your deep knowing permeate your mind and body. This is the meaning of Rumi’s teaching when he says, “Let the beauty you love, be what you do”…for your sake, for the sake of life, for all beings, for the expansion of love, for the Beloved to know her/himself.

 

 

What People Are Saying about this Course

Banafsheh is a living embodiment of the essence of the Sufi tradition – the religion of the heart. She shares her warmth, attunement, humor, and wisdom with us in a spirit of love and compassion.

  Joe Deriso, USA

Dance of Oneness Courses

This practice of oneness through dance with the Beloved that is so alive in the being of you, Banafsheh, has been a total joy! A truly healing and transformational journey deeper into the love within, into the Beloved. Thank you, for the gentleness & humbleness with which you teach. Thank you for touching my heart with such deep beauty and for the reminder that the love comes from within. Niomi Starspires, Canada

Dance of Oneness Courses

We are learning embodied connection to our Divine nature. There have been remarkable shifts into peace for me. The preparation for whirling and connecting to our source energy was meticulous and thorough with great attention being given to precision and detail. Jyoti Louise, Canada

Dance of Oneness Courses

Benefits of this Course

Activate higher brainwaves

Cultivate coherence between your heart, mind and body

Access profound inner silence and stillness

Access deep intuition

Build resilience and adaptability through your nervous system

Learn how to meditate with movement

Elevate your state of being 

Expand your breathing capacity, improving your overall well-being

Connect to your life’s purpose and passion

Activate your pineal gland 

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

Boost your immune response

How this Virtual Course Works

This Course consists of 1 Module totaling 2.5 hours of video sessions.

You will own the Course content forever and can access it at any time you wish. 

You can follow the Sessions at a pace and schedule convenient for you though it is recommended to complete over 2 weeks. 

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

Join our private Facebook Dance of Oneness community with students from around the globe. 

Live Video Recording Disclaimer: This Course is a ZOOM recording of a live Course with Banafsheh and students from around the globe; therefore the video quality is not at the highest level due to ZOOM limitations. Please note there may be references made by Banafsheh to current events at the time of the recording, marking  relevant historic moments.

Please find FAQ and Read Health Disclaimer here

Due to the Safari private settings, we recommend you watch the videos on Chrome or Firefox. 

How to prepare for this Course

Have water handy to stay hydrated and give thanks for the water
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 for yourself to sit in meditation after the session

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

Enroll Now with a special Price

Your Price: Only $79

  • Get immediate access to the Whirling Dance of the Heart Virtual Course
  • 1 Module including 2.5 hours of instruction
  • Download course content to enjoy offline, or stream anytime from any device 

We offer scholarships, discounts 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 Persianmaster 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®:
Womb of 
Compassion 

Dance of Oneness Daily Practice Level I

Dance of Oneness:
Path of the Dancer

Dance of Oneness:
30 Days of Dance

30 Days of Dance

30 Days of Dance

 

 

 

30 Days of Dance 

with Banafsheh 

 

 

4 MODULES 

33 hours of downloadable sessions 
Unlimited access to audio + video content
All poetry + full music set lists included
 

 

 

 

We’re all in new territory and my hope is that these sessions will help raise your vibration and build your capacity to be strong, resilient, flexible, loving and compassionate as well as energized, fit and creative, becoming a light unto your own as you begin the New Year, a new chapter. 

– Banafsheh 

 

 

 

 

Inside 30 Days of Dance

DANCE to activate the New You!

Seize the moment every day and get yourself up and moving, deepen your breath, elevate your state, boost your immune system, align your heart and mind with your purpose for being alive, and spread exuberance and love!

Activate the power of dance to ground yourself in PEACE and become PASSIONATELY ALIVE and LOVING – ready to usher in the NEW. The time is NOW to surrender to the unknown and dance to liberate your body and experience the living fiery passion in your heart, your creative center in a fusion of rigorous and healing dance with mystical poetry set to irresistible grooves from around the world.

30 Days of Dance is a journey of discipline and dedictation to embodiment and creativity through a combination of free-style dance and the sacred arts curriculum of Dance of Oneness®: a fusion of Flamenco, Persian Dance, Middle Eastern Tribal Dances, Tai Chi, Sufi teachings, Sacred Feminine Wisdom and moving with deep awareness of the pathways of energy in the body.

Dance invites us to take up space in the world with confidence, conviction and service. It is exhilarating, joyous, sacred, sexual, transformative, communal, and disruptive. Dance makes us whole and brings us into rhythm with the greater. Though resilient, adaptable, and flexible, dance also breaks the rules. In dance, polarities unite and birth art. It helps us transform crippling fears and become present. Dance is universal. Dance is freedom. 

 Join this 4-Module Dance Course from your home sanctuary. If you love to move, the sessions will delight and empower you and give you accessible embodiment tools to ground and center yourself in these chaotic times, and become more conscious, joyful and energized. Trained dancers, psychotherapists, yoga instructors and other movement practitioners will discover opportunities to deepen their personal and professional skills.

Each Module is an initiation into one of the Four Elements through dance, meditation, wisdom teachings and mystical poetry.
Course Audience: This Course is suitable for ALL who love to move, all genders and age groups, providing an immediately accessible embodiment toolkit to ground and center yourself and become more conscious, joyful and energized. Additionally, this Course offers trained dancers, psychotherapists, yoga instructors, creative arts therapists and other movement practitioners the opportunity to deepen their professional skills. 

Certification: This Course is a foundational Dance of Oneness® Course and fulfills 30 hours of the 200-hr Dance of Oneness® Certification Program.

 

Welcome Session

Watch in Replay

MODULE I: Earth Initiation
Explorations in Middle Eastern Tribal Dances

In this Module, you will 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 and experience economy of movement. You will learn a fun, joyful and envigorating Middle Eastern Tribal Dance sequence as well as a deeply nourishing and revitalizing stretching sequence. The Sessions in this Module will help you clear yourself of busy forgetfulness and fragmentation, so you can come to see and feel and know the blazing truth that all is love and dedicate your dance as a devotional prayer to Gaia, our precious Earth.

 

 

MODULE II: Water Initiation
Explorations in Tai Chi and Persian Dance

Enter the element of water in this Module as the inner space, the realm of the psyche and the unconscious, feelings and intuition. Learn fluidity through movements inspired by Tai Chi, the Dance of Oneness Waves and emanating from your center. Embody the oceanic Goddess Aphrodite through the  liquid, sensual grace of Persian Dance and discover the fountain of the water of life within. Learn to calm your nervous system, activate intuition, balance being and doing and how to access peace amidst turbulence.

 

Q & A Session

Watch in Replay

MODULE III: Air Initiation
Explorations in Persian Dance

Discover air as the element that connects you to the present moment through your breath. What is your breath but the presence of the unlimited, the presence of Spirit in you? Focus in this Module on dancing with awareness of your life-giving breath, the divinity within you, and discover that what you seek is truly inside. Learn to blend the celestial and the sensual through the ethereal beauty of Persian Dance and experience your body as more energy than matter. 

 

Module IV: Fire Initiation
Explorations in Flamenco

This final Module takes you into the fire element as passion, transformation, creativity, destruction and resurrection. Learn the basics of Flamenco as the alchemical dance of fire, a way of transforming shadow content into art, transmuting lead into gold, and accessing your sizzling, sassy sovereignty! Integrate your learning of this 30 Days of Dance through a celebration of coming home to your body and discovering your capacity to dance the pain and the joy, the sorrow and the deliverance, both.

 

Celebration

Watch in Replay

 

What People Are Saying about this Course

The incredible difference Banafsheh is making in my life is uncontainable. I feel like I have a beloved friend and angel visit each morning to share wisdom, dance and upliftment. This has been a deeply confronting and in some ways painful time, but because of her it feels more illuminating, transformational and exciting than just challenging. I feel like she psychically tunes in to where I’m at with my journey each day, each day bringing the exact physical, emotional and spiritual medicine that’s needed to relax into the unknowns and bring forward what needs to emerge to move through these circumstances. Ivy Jovea, USA

30 Days of Dance 2020

I’m getting the full benefits of a week-long in-person Dance of Oneness retreat on a daily basis. Before I had to wait months in between retreats or workshops to get the buzz again, and now I can access this full ALIVENESS in myself everyday…and I don’t even have to leave my house for it!
Niloufar Yadegar, USA

30 Days of Dance 2020

A masterful approach to dance and Chi Gong, spirituality. Banafsheh’s work goes beyond dance and Chi Gong. It is an expression of God on Earth in the form of the feminine heart. Banafsheh is bringing God essence into Chi Gong and dance. Prayer first, dance and Chi Gong follow. The heart of Banafsheh is God singing melodies through her limbs and voice, speaking Rumi and divine breath into her students. A prayerful experience of hope and joy. Joan Englander, USA

30 Days of Dance 2020

Benefits of this Course

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 

Cultivate empowerment through discipline

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 Course Works

This Course consists of 4 Modules totaling 30 hours of video sessions.

You can start this course at any time.

You will own the Course content forever and can follow the Modules at a pace and schedule convenient for you with unlimited access.

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

Join our private Facebook Dance of Oneness community with students from around the globe. 

Live Video Recording Disclaimer: This Course is a ZOOM recording of a live Course with Banafsheh and students from around the globe; therefore the video quality is not at the highest level due to ZOOM limitations. Please note there may be references made by Banafsheh to current events at the time of the recording, marking  relevant historic moments.

Please find FAQ and Read Health Disclaimer here

How to prepare for this Course

Have water handy to stay hydrated and give thanks for the water
You may want a yoga mat on hand for the 2 stretching sessions
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

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

Enroll Now for 30 Days of Dance

Your Price: $650

  • Get immediate access to the 30 Days of Dance Virtual Course
  • 4 Modules including 30 hours of instruction
  • Download course content to enjoy offline, or stream anytime from any device

For payment plan options, please contact us.

We offer scholarships, discounts 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 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®:
Womb of 
Compassion 

Dance of Oneness Daily Practice Level I

Dance of Oneness:
Path of the Dancer

Dance of Oneness:
Whirling Dance of the Heart

Womb of Compassion

Womb of Compassion

 

 

 

Womb of Compassion

with Banafsheh 

4 MODULES

13 hours of downloadable sessions 
Unlimited access to audio + video content
All poetry + full music set lists included
 

 

 

 

Birth the NEW into being as you attune your passion with what the world needs, serving the greater to your fullest potential in resonance with the Earth.

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

 

 

 

 

Inside Womb of Compassion 

This Virtual Retreat is dedicated to birthing and activating the power of kindness and wisdom. You will emerge from the dance renewed and initiated into our unlimited Self, forever transformed with a deep sense of embodied belonging, compassion and well-being. In this time of chaos and reckoning when so many of us are suffering from the ravages of abusive and ignorant human ideology and conduct, join us as a steward of a new order of love based in true humanity, compassion and respect for all life, all forms, all shapes, all genders, all colors, in reverence to our Great Mother Earth. 

Womb of Compassion is a transformational journey of self-realization through embodiment and creativity with 13 hours of self-paced sacred arts curriculum from the Dance of Oneness®: a fusion of Flamenco, Persian Dance, Middle Eastern Tribal Dances, Sama (whirling), Tai Chi, Sufi teachings, Sacred Feminine Wisdom and moving with deep awareness of the pathways of energy in the body, including the Chakras and Meridians. As a spiritual path, you will learn to dance your life with deep reverence and conscious awareness of how the energetic pathways in your body spiral out into patterns you experience in your life.

Learn how to dance with grace to dissolve resistances, fears and patterns of long term blockages. Cultivate a deep sense of security and sovereignty, as you release tensions and limiting beliefs, opening up to ease and comfort in your own skin. Reconnect with your sacred femininity and reclaim your body as a luscious temple of love and beauty.  

In Womb of Compassion, we dance our dedication. What do you long to birth as an offering to the world right now? What steps can you take to deeply dedicate your thoughts, words and actions to dance a magnificent, profound, genius offering to life?   

In this accessible retreat, Banafsheh initiates you into the Sama, the holy ritual of whirling, as a complete spiritual path and so much more. She eloquently draws parallels between present day discoveries in quantum physics and neuroscience from the West and wisdom teachings from the East, including the mystical poetry of Rumi, Rabia, Hafez, Kabir, and others.

We are part of this incredible creation in which everything is interdependent on everything else and everything has a spin. The spin function goes from the universal size all the way down to protons and subatomic particles. The latest physics shows us that the spin is how everything comes to exist.
Life forms become coherent through the spin.
Think of how profound it is to spin consciously and create coherence between your heart, mind and body by dancing your way into a unified state of being.

The poetry we love from Rumi flowered through him as he whirled in perfect rhyme and meter in the Persian language. This is a testament to the power of this sacred dance that connects you directly with the source of consciousness and constant stream of intuition. 

In this Retreat, Banafsheh also guides you into embodying Saaghi, the sensual muse and cup-bearer who is a central figure in Persian poetry, painting and dance. Learn a short original choreography that takes you into a blissful surrendering into the arms of love.

Each Module of this Retreat builds upon the sacred foundational principles of Dance of Oneness® based in the age-old adage: As Above so Below…The Universe is Inside You.

  • Enter into an embodied Love Relationship with the whole of life and the source of your existence
  • Initiate into a True Sense of CompassionDeep Belonging and sense of Security
  • Learn to Uncover fear patterns, Shift your Neurobiology and Reprogram limiting beliefs
  • Awaken Head-Heart-Body Union 
  • Stimulate Gamma Brain Waves known as unifying waves
  • Activate the power your Intuition and Inner Guidance
  • Cultivate Calm, Strength and Joy by simply being in your skin
  • Reactivate the deep-seated wisdom and luscious grace of your Sacred Feminine self 
  • Come Home to your body and Heal the places in you that feel lost and fragmented 

Course Audience: This Retreat is suitable for all gender orientations and for all those who love to move, as an immediately accessible embodiment tool in becoming conscious and whole. In addition, this course offers trained dancers, psychotherapists, yoga instructors, creative arts therapists and other movement practitioners the opportunity to deepen their professional skills. 

Certification: This Retreat is a foundational Dance of Oneness® Course and fulfills 13 hours of the 200-hr Dance of Oneness® Certification Program.

 

MODULE I: Ground of Being

I We begin Womb of Compassion by grounding ourselves in being and clearing ourselves of the chaos and confusion of forgetfulness and fragmentation. We give thanks for being alive in this very special time, where both individually and collectively we have the opportunity to release the old and push the reset button of our nervous system. This Module awakens a deep-seated knowing in you that your body is a miraculous temple and the abode of your soul. You will learn about the Sufi Path as a Gnostic Path of Love and the Darvish as a driver of light. After a careful preparation, you will be initiated into the Sama, the sacred dance of whirling that evolves through 4 stages called Salaams or Greetings based on Rumi’s teachings. The Sama is a spiritual journey from awakening to love as the governing intelligence of the universe, to witnessing this loving intelligence in all of nature and people, to then die into love, and be reborn as the living embodiment of love in the world. In this Module, we will explore the 1st Salaam  with very simple steps and sanctify ourselves and our home sanctuary.

MODULE II: Center in Compassion

In this empowering Module, you will learn to access a point of light in your womb, your dantian that can grow into a sun. By focusing on this spark of light, and gradually loosening the armor most of us wear around our abdomen, you will begin to reclaim your true power which is compassion and kindness. Moving in circles and sphere, you start to develop the radiance of your inner sun. The degree of radiance and subsequent amplitude of this sun rests upon how you feel about yourself. The more you regard yourself and your body with love, kindness, and respect, the warmer, more radiant, and ample will the sun emanate in your whole body, in your life, and out into the world through you. In this Module, you will learn some of the principles of Persian Dance as the expression of the sacred feminine. The 2nd Salaam of the Sama guides you in recognizing that all sentient beings and all of life is sacred. 

MODULE III: Magnify the Heart Field

With the rootedness, embodied presence and power we cultivated in the first 2 Modules, you can easily tune into the electromagnetic field of your heart and magnify your heart energy. The 3rd Salaam, and moving in waves and infinity patterns bring us into our heart resonance. Through the moving meditation of whirling as well as seated mediation, you will learn to awaken your mind/heart/body  union and create coherence. As we loosen some of the constriction and armor we have built around our hearts, we begin to reclaim our heart as an organ of perception. In this Module, you will learn to embody Saaghi, the Muse, the cup-bearer who serves the wine of grace and her act of serving the wine puts her in an intoxicated state. In perpetual ecstasy, this sacred feminine figure graces Persian poetry, painting and dance. Through dancing the holy ritual of Sama on one hand, and the sensual grace of Saaghi, on the other, you will begin to blend the sacred and the sensual and give birth to wisdom and compassion from the depths of your being.

Module IV: Shine Your Love

In this final Module of the Retreat, we are born anew. We have danced to renew our love for being alive, and now we are inspired to give back to life in return for all that life has given to us in our own unique way. We create the life we truly want when we love ourselves and love life. The 4th Salaam invites us to create our life from the spark of our womb and compass of our compassion. We will explore the ways the practical wisdom you cultivated in this Retreat can be applied to your everyday life so you can navigate these challenging times with grace, balance, strength and exuberance, capable of holding the suffering and the deliverance, the pain and the joy both.  Grounding and centering yourself in peace, you can anchor in your heart, open your mind and tune into your inner guidance.
 

What People Are Saying about this Retreat

This practice is making a profound difference in my life.  My relationship to my body and emotions are changing.  I’ve been faced with some difficult situations in close relationships these last few weeks and have been surprised how easy and naturally I was able to handle myself more gracefully than usual. I felt like it came from deep rootedness from all the accumulated sessions. I can’t imagine what these last few months would have been like without Banafsheh’s divine guidance…. it would have been a different world and I’m so grateful for the one I get to live in now!
Ivy Jovea, USA

Live Virtual Retreats 2020

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.
Debbie Flynn, Canada

Live Virtual Retreats 2020

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. Since I am new to dance it was a beautiful surprise. 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

Live Virtual Retreats 2020

Benefits of this Retreat

Reduce stress and increase a deep sense of inner peace

Expand your breathing capacity, improving your overall well-being

Cultivate a conscious coherence through your heart, mind and body

Activate the power your intuition and inner guidance

Initiate into the spiritual path of  Sama – a deep contemplative practice

Boost your immune response and calm your nervous system

Heal your body while mitigating aches and pains

Increase your fitness level and feel energized all day long

Learn a short sensual Persian Dance choreography 

Cultivate a true sense of belonging in your body

Elevate your state of being and connect to life’s purpose and passion

Build resilience and adaptability through your nervous system

How this virtual Retreat Works

This Retreat consists of 4 Modules totaling 13 hours of video sessions.

You can follow the Modules at your own pace but it is recommended to do one Module per week over 4 weeks.

You will own the Retreat content forever and can access it at any time you wish.

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

Join our private Facebook Dance of Oneness community with students from around the globe. 

Live Video Recording Disclaimer: This course is a ZOOM recording of a live course with Banafsheh and students from around the globe; therefore the video quality is not at the highest level due to ZOOM limitations. Please note there may be references made by Banafsheh to current events at the time of the recording, marking  relevant historic moments.

Please find FAQ and Read Health Disclaimer here

Due to the Safari private settings, we recommend you watch the videos on Chrome or Firefox.

How to prepare for this Retreat

Have water handy to stay hydrated and give thanks for the water
Try not to eat a heavy meal within one hour of dancing
You may want a yoga mat on hand for the stretching session
Have socks or soft soled dance shoes available and handy
Dress comfortably in attire you can move in easily
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/fabric from: Nahari Silks and Bellydance.com 

Enroll Now and Expand Your Consciousness

Price: $390

  • Get immediate access to Womb of Compassion Virtual Retreat
  • 4 Modules including 13 hours of instruction
  • Download course content to enjoy offline, or stream anytime from any device
  • Join the vibrant Dance of Oneness Community

For payment plan options, please contact us.

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 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: Path of the Dancer 1.0

Dance of Oneness:
30 Days of Dance

Dance of Oneness:
Whirling Dance of the Heart

Path of the Dancer 1.0

Path of the Dancer 1.0

 

 

 

Path of the Dancer 1.0

with Banafsheh 

 

 

4 MODULES

13 hours of downloadable sessions 
Unlimited access to audio + video content
All poetry + full music set lists included
 

 

 

 

 

Let’s dance the joy and the pain both. Dance to get real and dance to fly.
Let’s dance to embrace ourselves, embrace others and embrace what is.
On the Path of the Dancer, learn to root lovingly in the Earth and center yourself while building resilience through your nervous system so you can  respond to life’s ups and downs with grace.
Will you join me in uncovering the secrets of dance to live your full potential?

 

 

 

 

Inside Path of the Dancer

What does it mean to dance consciously in these times of chaos and uncertainty? Join me to explore the power and the gift of dance to transform your neurobiology, free yourself of the old stories that keep you in limitation so you can infuse yourself with the energy of the infinite, of possibility, of love, and channel this energy to where there is a need whether it is in yourself or for someone else, the environment or conditions around us.    

Path of the Dancer is a transformational journey into self-realization through embodiment and creativity with over 13 hours of self-paced free-style and guided dance from the sacred arts curriculum of Dance of Oneness®: a fusion of Flamenco, Persian Dance, Middle Eastern Tribal Dances, Sama (whirling), Tai Chi, Sufi teachings, Sacred Feminine Wisdom and moving with deep awareness of the pathways of energy in the body, including the Chakras and Meridians.


The dance will initiate you into the wisdom of your body, integrating and unifying the myriad of fragments within you into a conscious coherence. 
Forever transformed, you will have a deep sense of belonging, well-being and wholeness in your own skin.

In this unique and accessible immersion, Banafsheh offers to the dancer in us all immediately applicable and empirically proven tools of embodiment and dance, ancient wisdom and profound mysticism to use in our daily lives. She eloquently weaves in present day discoveries and research in quantum physics and neuroscience from the West with roots steeped in wisdom teachings from the East, including the mystical poetry of Rumi, Kabir and others.

You can join this 4-Module video course from your home sanctuary. The sessions will delight and empower you if you love to move, as an accessible embodiment tool to ground and center yourself in these chaotic times, and become more conscious, joyful and energized. Trained dancers, psychotherapists, yoga instructors and other movement practitioners will discover opportunities to deepen their personal and professional skills.

Each Module builds upon the simple and sacred foundational principles of Dance of Oneness®.

  • Learn how to self-regulate your nervous system through simple tools of embodiment and well-being. 
  • Activate the power of dance to ground yourself in peace and become passionately ALIVE and loving.
  • Transform your health through movement based in modern neuroscience and age-old wisdom traditions.
  • Embody your power and sensuality with ease and grace.
  • Experience the capacity to hold both devastation and deliverance, witnessing the sorrow, pain and injustices of the world with compassion, opening yourself to Joy, Goodness and Truth.

  • Cultivate a true sense of belonging  in your own skin and deep listening to your body wisdom.
Course Audience: This immersion 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 course offers trained dancers, psychotherapists, yoga instructors, creative arts therapists and other movement practitioners the opportunity to deepen their professional skills.

Certification: This Immersion is a foundational Dance of Oneness® Course and fulfills 13 hours of the 200-hr Dance of Oneness® Certification Program.

 

MODULE I: Grounded Flight

We begin our Path of the Dancer Immersion in reverence to life and cultivating kindness to ourselves and others as the main technique of this dance form. In this Module, we explore 2 fundamental principles of Dance of Oneness®: 1. Ground and root lovingly in the Earth. 2. Experience our body as a channel. Both principles are about surrendering the idea that we are separate from the Earth and from Spirit, the all encompassing energy that permeates the entire universe, and need to rely on our own individual power in order to act. The dance reveals to us that the more we release our sense of separateness and connect with the Earth and the more we open and allow Spirit or energy to move in us and through us, the more we access power and strength and the freer we feel, less taken we are by challenges in our life. This Module leaves us with a transformational experience of letting go of what is not serving us and a renewed dedication to our freedom and creativity.

MODULE II: Center in Sovereignty

In this empowering Module, we continue to build on the fundamental grounding techniques and begin cultivating a deep presence and sense of balance, ease and comfort in our own skin. This foundation becomes our base for accessing our core. The more we feel self-worth and embrace ourselves exactly as we are, the more we can access our core, our center and cultivate a true sense of sovereignty in our body and transform what doesn’t serve us and the greater through us. In this Module, we learn another fundamental principle of Dance of Oneness®: Let your movements emanate from your center. 

MODULE III: Blossom and Open Your Heart

This mystical and enlivening Module anchors us in our heart and connects us deeply to the energy of gratitude. Building on the deep yet invigorating journey of the 2 previous Modules, we open our heart, the gateway to the infinite and ignite the power of love through moving in sacred geometric shapes and patterns: circles, waves and weaves. Banafsheh guides us into the sacred geometry of our body as we dance the infinity symbol to life and integrate our body, heart and mind into a harmonious resonance. In this Module, Banafsheh also leads us into heart coherence meditation as well as a movement sequences leading us into experiencing the toroidal field of our body bringing us absolute bliss! 

Module IV: Step into Beauty as a Dancing Creator

We learn the sacred dance of Sama (whirling) and enter into the spin that is more and more understood as the fundamental dynamics of everything in the universe. We also explore moving in spirals and dancing with veils. The practices in this Module open us to how have the power in every moment to choose how we feel and how we show up in the world. Our choices matter in our own life and in the lives we affect all around us. The practices remind us of the sanctity of life and inspire us to “let the beauty we love be what we do” (Rumi) and reignite our dedication to creating beauty through loving and listening to the intuitive wisdom of our body temple. We review the simple and accessible wisdom tools cultivated throughout this Immersion and how to apply the skills we cultivated through the Path of the Dancer to the Path of our Everyday Life, so we can live our life as a sacred dance – thrilling, illuminating, compassionate, loving and of service to Beauty, Truth and Goodness.
 

What People Are Saying about this Immersion

Path of the Dancer was incredible and it assisted me in expanding my heart love in ways that were perfect at this time of the Pandemic. It was and is a wonderful way to embody the love that WE ARE so that we can remind the world of who they are so that we can all Dance in Oneness and for all to BE THAT. I am deeply grateful for Banafsheh’s vision and truth and sharing this with so many.   Susan Beayni, Canada

2020 Live Virtual Immersions

This Immersion has transformed my life in the best ways. I used to be a social dancer many years ago and dance used to be a great part of my life. After going through a dark night of the soul, I found that I stopped dancing and I didn’t know if I ever would again. Coming across Banafsheh and her work inspired me to begin again, and so I did! Now, after much uncertainty, I am dancing regularly again and it is all thanks to her classes. Her classes bring with them the gift of balance of both yin and yang energy. In a world which has lost its balance, her classes and approach are extraordinary and so needed on our precious Earth today. Thank you, dear Banafsheh, I am eternally grateful and hope to continue dancing with you for a long time to come. Rose Siger, Canada

2020 Live Virtual Immersions

Opening the gateways of Love in my body through the transmission of feminine grace, power and pure joy! This dance is a home-coming to my soul. I feel different after the sessions. Taller, more noble in bearing, more steady in my feet, more fluid in my joints, more toned in my belly, more in love with being human in a woman’s body! Christa Ray, USA

2020 Live Virtual Immersions

Benefits of this Immersion

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 Immersion Works

This Immersion consists of 4 Modules totaling 13 hours of video sessions.

You can follow the Modules at your own pace but it is recommended to do one Module per week over 4 weeks.

You will own the content of the Immersion forever and can access it at any time you wish.

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

Join our private Facebook Dance of Oneness community with students from around the globe. 

Live Video Recording Disclaimer: This course is a ZOOM recording of a live course with Banafsheh and students from around the globe; therefore the video quality is not at the highest level due to ZOOM limitations. Please note there may be references made by Banafsheh to current events at the time of the recording, marking  relevant historic moments.

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How to prepare for this Immersion

Have water handy to stay hydrated and give thanks for the water
Try not to eat a heavy meal within one hour of dancing
You may want a yoga mat on hand for the stretching session
Have socks or soft soled dance shoes available and handy
Dress comfortably in attire you can move in easily
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 and Open to Beauty

Price: $390

  • Get immediate access to Path of the Dancer 1.0 Virtual Immersion
  • 4 Modules including 13 hours of instruction
  • Download course content to enjoy offline, or stream anytime from any device
  • Join the vibrant Dance of Oneness Community

For payment plan options, please contact us.

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 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 Daily Practice Level I

Dance of Oneness Daily Practice Level I

Dance of Oneness
Daily Practice Level l

with Banafsheh and musician Tony Khalife

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Welcome to the Dance of Oneness Daily Practice Level I

This 37-minute practice is designed for all bodies regardless of your ability and physical limitations and perfect to do on a daily basis. You can stream it indefinitely or download it at the resolution of your choice.

You will learn to ground your energy, establish connection with the Earth and the primal yin as the foundation of your body, balance the feminine and masculine energies inside, release tension and rigidity, weave conscious awareness and a supple ease into your whole body, so you can be present, opening yourself to the source energy that permeates all and everything through grace, clarity, soft strength and fluid sensuality. You will feel unlimited within your very skin.

From this grounding, centering and balancing of opposites we open our heart to the love that is always pouring towards us from the source, and harmonize body, heart, mind and soul so that we can experience our life with all its glory and all its pain, from the fullness of an embodied coherent loving intelligence.
With this practice you can develop and nourish the capacity to navigate the challenges of the times we live in with an elevated state of compassion and wisdom. We are blessed to have the original music of Tony Khalife and the poetry of Rumi inspiring our movement and our stillness. 

Level 

Mixed levels. Suitable for everyone who loves to move as well as people with some background in movement or dance, trained dancers, yoga and other movement practitioners.

Benefits of this Practice

Aliveness and a sense of joy rooted in peace

Elevating your state

Circulation of energy in your whole body

Discovering sacred sensuality as a key to embodiment

Getting in shape

Feeling energized and unlimited

Connecting with a sense of joy independent of external or internal conditions

Boosting Immunity

Integrating heart, mind and body and creating coherence

Reducing stress and feeling peaceful

Healing body aches and developing the ability to heal many kinds of ailments

Cultivating resiliency and adaptability

Preparation

Good to move in an unobstructed space of 5×5 feet or 1.5×1.5 meters
Dance in bare feet or soft-soled dance shoes
Wear comfortable attire you can easily move in. 
Hydrate by drinking plenty of water after the session

What People Are Saying

Wonderful practice. So holistic – each time I practice, I discover yet another sensation, opening or awareness in my body. I am surprised how powerful and deep simple movements can become, once you do them with consciousness and the awareness of the greater world around us. And I love the way the different sequences are connected. It’s concise in terms of exercises and simultaneously filled with so much spirit. It’s much more than a simple wirkout. Wonderful also the surrounding, the live music and the recitations of Rumi. Thank you!

Shiva Behzad, Germany

I can actually manifest my dream of being a dancer – I’ve literally been doing the practice every day for a 30 days in a row and it’s changing my life! I’ve always been a person that has had trouble sticking with practices, and Banafsheh’s amazing instruction and gentle, sustainable presentation has made it possible for me to do so. I’ve always wanted to be a professional dancer and to teach dance myself, and this practice is giving me the hope and encouragement that I can actually manifest my dream.

Azul Arco Iris, USA

Dance of Oneness is a portal to actualization – A unique combination of soaring inspiration with easy to follow concrete direction. Suitable for anyone from beginners to advanced dancers and for anyone interested to access the full potential of their body, heart, mind, and spirit. Banafsheh is a God-send, helping us come fully alive in body heart mind and spirit, and to become agents of love and healing for ourselves and for the world.

Jeff Foust, USA

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About Banafsheh

Banafsheh Sayyad is a master Persian 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: Womb of Compassion

Dance of Oneness: Path of the Dancer 1.0

Dance of Oneness:
30 Days of Dance

Dance of Oneness:
Whirling Dance of the Heart