33 hours of downloadable sessions
Unlimited access to audio + video content
All poetry + full music set lists included
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.
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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.
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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.
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What People Are Saying About This Retreat
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
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
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
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.
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