Dance of Oneness®

The art of dance: rigorous technique & self expression

Dance as a spiritual path

Immersing in the wisdom teachings of the Sufi Path, the Divine Feminine, and the Christ

Science of embodiment & healing

Chinese Medicine, sacred anatomy & physiology, and the Chakras

Dance Of Oneness

Dance of Oneness® is a transformational dance modality designed by Banafsheh to cultivate mindfulness, sacred embodiment, personal development, inner and outer beauty, healing, empowerment and divine service.

It is suitable for all people, dancers, dance teachers, yoga and other movement teachers, artists of all kinds, dance and movement lovers  who wish to fully embody themselves. Try a session!

Dance of Oneness® is a Certification Program for all teachers, performers, artists and those who want to live an extraordinary life!

Dance of Oneness® is dance as a spiritual path and a science of embodiment. It fuses the three dimensions of the Art of Dance, Wisdom Teachings, and Healing.

Art of Dance

Dance of Oneness® is a combination of rigorous yet organic dance technique and radical self-expression through free-style and improvisation. The movement vocabulary is based in Sufi ritual and Sama (whirling), Persian Dance, flamenco, Middle Eastern Tribal dances, contemporary dance, and Tai Chi.

 

“Love your body and your Self, and live in the world as a Lover” are the elemental messages of Dance of Oneness® that extend from a union with the Beloved beyond all religion, dogma and traditional understanding, and guide us to live the sacred in everyday life.

 

Wisdom Teachings

Sufi teachings and the poetry of Rumi, Shams, Hafez, Rabia, Kabir and others, divine feminine wisdom, Taoist teachings, and the Gurdjieff Work are the theoretical groundwork of Dance of Oneness®.

 

Dance of Oneness® is a way of life – a rigorous, disciplined, passionate and joyful way to embody the divine in the world. It is an integration of opposites, feminine and masculine, body and soul, light and dark through dance.

 

Healing

By fusing the art of dance and wisdom teachings, Dance of Oneness® guides you to embody and dance sacred teachings from time immemorial which brings you into wholeness. Additionally, Dance of Oneness® draws from the knowledge and practice of Chinese Medicine and the Chakra system to guide you into an understanding of your energetic and physical anatomy. By learning about the pathway of the meridians in your body, vital acc-points and the Chakras, you learn to heal many of your ailments, and release blockages. The modality’s emphasis on correct posture and alignment helps correct many structural challenges.

 

Dance of Oneness® is a sacred dance form that gets you into physical, mental and emotional health, and helps you cultivate the intuition to live and serve from inner guidance.

 

Format

Dance of Oneness® sessions range from private 1-hr sessions in person or online to 10-day workshops. The sessions are a combination of personal development, embodied spirituality and dance. They are a balance between structured and free-style dance and movement, stretching, whirling, poetry recitation, chanting, meditation, sacred experiential anatomy, physiology and meridian pathways including learning about vital acu-points, wisdom teachings, lucid sharing circles and lots of FUN. The level of intensity is relative to the individual or group’s ability. The program is offered at beginning, intermediate and advanced levels. The beginning level is open to everyone, regardless of physical ability, fitness or prior dance experience. The only pre-requisite is a burning desire to embody yourself fully and integrate your mind, body and emotions through a body based practice that connects you with your soul.

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