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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

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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

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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

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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 

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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


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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. 

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