Beginning & Intermediate level
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.
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.
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
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
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
Benefits of this Course
Expand your breathing capacity, improving your overall well-being
Activate your pineal gland
Build resilience and adaptability through your nervous system
Connect to your life’s purpose and passion
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 virtual Series 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.