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the Holy Ritual of Whirling
with Banafsheh

Live 2 - Part Online Course
Beginning & Intermediate levels
2 Saturdays: November 6 and 13 | 10:30 am -12pm PT

Like the ground turning green in the 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.

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 Dance of Oneness Courses

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 Dance of Oneness Courses

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 Dance of Oneness Courses

    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 virtual 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.

    Please find FAQ and Read Health Disclaimer here

    How to prepare for this Course

    Download Zoom

    Have water handy to stay hydrated and give thanks for the water

    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

    White attire is recommended but not required

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

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    Sama: The Holy Ritual of Whirling

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    About Banafsheh

    Banafsheh Sayyad is a master Persian 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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