the Holy Ritual of Whirling
Live 2-Part Online Series
Beginning & Intermediate
2 Saturdays: February 20 and 27
10:30am – 12pm PT | 6:30 – 8pm UTC
Like the ground turning green in a spring wind,
Like birdsong beginning inside the egg,
Like the universe coming into existence,
The lover wakes and whirls
in a dancing joy that kneels down in praise.
~ Jalaleddin Rumi
Inside Sama: The Holy Ritual of Whirling
In this 2-Part Series, Banafsheh will initiate you into the sacred dance of Sama or whirling through a clear, accessible method she has developed from years of experience. It is recommended that you take both sessions and whirl for a set period of time every day in between sessions.
In Session 2, open only to those who attend Session 1, Banafsheh will teach invigorating variations on the traditional whirling. So, these sessions are recommended for all who attended Banafsheh’s previous Sama Courses as well as those new to the Sama.
Listen…listen with your heart… and allow this listening to lead you into a spinning dance that opens your heart and connects you to the greater universal field of love where you can be nourished with blessings from the infinite, and become a channel to nourish our impoverished and traumatized world.
I was dead and became alive.
I was tears and became laughter.
The wealth of love came into me
and I became everlasting fortune.
~ Jalaleddin Rumi
The new physics informs us that everything we see as matter is actually space spinning. The spin function goes from the universal size all the way down to protons and subatomic particles. This is how everything comes to exist. Space time spins itself into protons, atoms, planets, stars, galaxies, clusters, super clusters, universes.
Life forms become coherent through the spin. ~ Nassim Haramein
How profound it must be then to step into the spin consciously as a way to reconstitute our fragmentation and create coherence between the body, heart and mind. Rumi’s poetry that we love so much flowered from him as he whirled. The words just poured forth in a miraculous fountain of perfect rhyme and meter in the Persian language. This is a testament to the power of this ancient sacred dance that unites body, heart and mind into one coherent expression of love, beauty and goodness that can bring the dead back to life!
Course Audience: This Course 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, yoga instructors, psychotherapists, creative arts therapists and other movement practitioners the opportunity to deepen their professional skills.
Certification: This Course counts as a foundational Dance of Oneness® course and fulfills 2.5 hours as a prerequisite for the 200-hr Dance of Oneness® Certification Program.
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Benefits of this Course
Expand your breathing capacity, improving your overall well-being
Access profound inner silence and stillness
Activate your pineal gland
Build resilience and adaptability through your nervous system
Connect to your life’s purpose and passion
Elevate your state of being
Calm your mind, reduce stress and increase a deep sense of peace
Boost your immune response
Access deep intuition
Cultivate a conscious coherence between your heart, mind and body
Learn how to meditate with movement
Activate higher brainwaves
How this Live Online Course Works
The Course is presented by Pomegranate Garden Dance live on Zoom. You will receive a link upon registration.
Session 2 is only open to students who take Session 1.
You can follow the Sessions in replay if you miss them. Recordings of the Sessions will be available for a limited time.
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How to prepare for this Course
Sama: The Holy Ritual of Whirling
Price: $30, $45, $60
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