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Whirling Dance of the Heart 

with Banafsheh 

 

1 MODULE

 2.5 hours of downloadable sessions
Unlimited access to audio + video content
All poetry + full music set lists included 

 

 

 

 

 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 the Whirling Dance of the Heart 

Banafsheh will initiate you into the Sama, the holy ritual of whirling through a clear, straightforward method she has developed from years of experience that allows everyone regardless of their level of ability to access this profound Sufi movement meditation that opens the heart, activates the pineal gland and powerful intuition. 

An age-old practice of the legendary Sufi masters Rumi and Shams, the Sama is an inner journey to the Beloved. It dissolves mental chatter into the vast ocean of presence, and you begin to simply be…unchained, free, present, and wildly inspired.

Listen…listen with your heart… and allow this listening to lead you into a spinning dance that connects you to the greater universal field of love where you can receive blessings and guidance from the infinite, and become a channel for blessings and wisdom in our traumatized world.

The new physics informs us that everything we see as matter is actually space spinning. This is how everything comes to exist. Space time spins itself into protons, atoms, planets, stars, galaxies, universes and of course, you! How profound, then, to step into the spin consciously with the intention to create coherence between the body, heart and mind, activate supernatural powers, and upgrade ourselves to the next level of being.

Life forms become coherent through the spin. – Nassim Haramein

The poetry we love from Rumi flowered through him as he whirled in perfect rhyme and meter in the Persian language. This is a testament to the power of this sacred dance as a way to create coherence and connect directly with the source of consciousness and constant stream of intuition. Rumi became Rumi through the Sama!

 Join this Course from your home sanctuary. If you drawn to meditate with movement and dance your prayers, long to ground your soul in your body and find the wisdom within you in these chaotic times, this Course is for you. Experience some of the love poems that flowered from Rumi as he whirled and gain some insight into the philosophy and symbolism of the Sama.

Course Audience: This Course is suitable for ALL who love to move, all genders and age groups. It offers trained dancers, psychotherapists, yoga instructors, creative arts therapists and other movement practitioners the opportunity to deepen their professional skills. 

Certification: This Course is a foundational Dance of Oneness® course and fulfill 2.5 hours of the 200-hr Dance of Oneness® Certification Program.

SESSION 1: Introduction to the Sufi Path and the Sama 

 

We are called to journey deep into the wisdom of the Earth, our bodies and our ancestors and apply age-old mystical teachings that can help us survive and thrive in these difficult times we live in. In this introductory Session, I invite you to tune into the wisdom of the Sufi lineage, those dedicated to self realization through love and living love in the world. Learn how Sama, the practice of polishing the heart through listening is one of the central pillars of the Sufi Path.

SESSION 2: Initiation into Whirling 

In this Session, you will take introductory steps or strokes in the vast ocean that Sama initiates us into. Beginning with an invocation, we will do a warm up to weave consiousness into our body. You will learn the technique of whirling and how to persevere without getting dizzy. We will explore some of the key symbols of this sacred practice that you can apply to your daily life for accessing presence, greater awareness and love. We will end with a seated meditation infused with a poem by Rumi. When you hear Rumi’s poetry while whirling or after you whirl, you will have completely new insights because you will be in a similar state as he was when he recited them. 

SESSION 3: The Spin of Coherence 

In this Session, we will go further in our journey with the aim of creating coherence, not just between the heart and the mind, but between the heart, mind and body. In the Sufi tradition, the Divine says, I was a hidden treasure; I loved to be known. Hence I created the world so that I would be known. The Sama is a journey in discovering the hidden treasure in the depths of your being, accessed through your heart, recognizing the Beloved bit by bit, finding your anchor in this recognition and extending this deep knowing, letting your deep knowing permeate your mind and body. This is the meaning of Rumi’s teaching when he says, “Let the beauty you love, be what you do”…for your sake, for the sake of life, for all beings, for the expansion of love, for the Beloved to know her/himself.

 

 

What People Are Saying about this Course

Banafsheh is a living embodiment of the essence of the Sufi tradition – the religion of the heart. She shares her warmth, attunement, humor, and wisdom with us in a spirit of love and compassion.

  Joe Deriso, USA

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This practice of oneness through dance with the Beloved that is so alive in the being of you, Banafsheh, has been a total joy! A truly healing and transformational journey deeper into the love within, into the Beloved. Thank you, for the gentleness & humbleness with which you teach. Thank you for touching my heart with such deep beauty and for the reminder that the love comes from within. Niomi Starspires, Canada

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We are learning embodied connection to our Divine nature. There have been remarkable shifts into peace for me. The preparation for whirling and connecting to our source energy was meticulous and thorough with great attention being given to precision and detail. Jyoti Louise, Canada

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Benefits of this Course

Activate higher brainwaves

Cultivate coherence between your heart, mind and body

Access profound inner silence and stillness

Access deep intuition

Build resilience and adaptability through your nervous system

Learn how to meditate with movement

Elevate your state of being 

Expand your breathing capacity, improving your overall well-being

Connect to your life’s purpose and passion

Activate your pineal gland 

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

Boost your immune response

How this Virtual Course Works

This Course consists of 1 Module totaling 2.5 hours of video sessions.

You will own the Course content forever and can access it at any time you wish. 

You can follow the Sessions at a pace and schedule convenient for you though it is recommended to complete over 2 weeks. 

You can download the referenced poetry, quotes and the music list.

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

Live Video Recording Disclaimer: This Course is a ZOOM recording of a live Course with Banafsheh and students from around the globe; therefore the video quality is not at the highest level due to ZOOM limitations. Please note there may be references made by Banafsheh to current events at the time of the recording, marking  relevant historic moments.

Please find FAQ and Read Health Disclaimer here

How to prepare for this Course

Have water handy to stay hydrated and give thanks for the water
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 for yourself to sit in meditation after the session

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

Enroll Now with a special Price

Your Price: Only $79

  • Get immediate access to the Whirling Dance of the Heart Virtual Course
  • 1 Module including 2.5 hours of instruction
  • Download course content to enjoy offline, or stream anytime from any device 

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 Banafsheh

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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