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Drum & Dance Journey

Grounded Flight

with Banafsheh, &

Pejman Hadadi


 Last Saturday of the Month
January 30, February 27, March 27, April 24
11am – 12:15pm PT | 7-8:15pm UTC







 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 Drum & Dance Journey 

Join Banafsheh and Pejman to dance or drum along in this journey that will begin with an invocation and warmup, reach heights of ecstasy and end with the soothing sounds of the gongs and bowls.

Drum & Dance Grounded Flight  is a transformational journey of creativity with 30 hours of self-paced 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 teachings, Sacred Feminine Wisdom and moving with deep awareness of the pathways of energy in the body, including the Chakras and Meridians. 

The 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.

 You can join this 1-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. 

Course Audience: This Event 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 Event offers trained dancers, yoga instructors, drummers, creative arts therapists and other movement practitioners the opportunity to deepen their professional skills. 

Certification: Each Session counts as a foundational Dance of Oneness® course and fulfills 1.15 hours as a prerequisite for the 200-hr Dance of Oneness® Certification Program.


What People Are Saying about this Event

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 Event

Elevate your state of being 

Feel joy independent of external or internal conditions

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

Join a global community of like-hearted people

Expand your breathing capacity, improving your overall well-being

Activate inspiration and creativity 

Activate your pineal gland 

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

Enjoy therapeutic effects of drumming and dancing

How this Virtual Event Works

The Event will be live on Zoom. You will receive a link upon registration.

Please use a headphone or make sure you have a good sound system to enjoy the full benefits of this Event.

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

Please find FAQ and Read Health Disclaimer here

How to prepare for this Event

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

A yoga mat is recommended but not required

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

Enroll Now Drum & Dance Journey

 $30 One session 

January 30 

February 27 

March 27 

April 24

 $100 Four sessions

(save $20)

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 Pejman Hadadi 

Pejman is considered one of the most innovative Iranian percussionists. He began studying Tombak at 10 with Master Tombak player, Assadollah Hejazi and later taught himself how to play the Persian frame drum Daf. He innovated a version of custom-made tunable Daf called Pezhvāk. Pejman is a member of Dastan Ensemble, “The most forward looking Persian music ensemble” (LA Weekly) and the founding member of ZARBANG. He has performed extensively with Hossein Alizadeh, Banafsheh Sayyad, Kayhan Kalhor and Ali Akbar Moradi among others and is featured in countless critically acclaimed recordings. Pejman has also been active in film music. His recordings include Prince of Egypt and Prince of Persia. He was commissioned by the Los Angeles Master Choral and performed at Disney Hall with the Choral in 2007. He received the prestigious Durfee Foundation Master Musician Award twice for dissemination and propagation of Persian music in the US. Pejman currently resides in Los Angeles and teaches Tombak, Daf and Persian music theory at UCLA and privately. 

About Banafsheh Sayyad

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. 

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