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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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