Dance of Oneness®: Call to Love | Retreat in Yalova, Turkey
June 8 @ 8:00 pm - June 14 @ 1:00 pm$1260 - $1456
7-day Dance Retreat at Mutlu Baba Cultural Center, Gokcedere, Yalova, Turkey
Featuring guest lecturer, Visionary Astrologer, Caroline Casey, and musicians
Call to Love is really a call to truly live! Let this call inspire you and open your being to what can live in and through you at this time of great need and potential. Dance, whirl and move with live music to embody love’s intoxicating yet lucid power with peaceful groundedness, sovereign and passionate engagement. Develop a keen awareness of your energy anatomy, heal, tone and sculpt your body while dancing the passion in your Heart. Transform any sensations of fatigue, depression or anxiety into lasting exuberance, joy and serenity as you put love into action in your life! Cultivate the strength to persevere in love in these extreme times of turmoil and rapid change in community with like-hearted people.
Guided by the love poetry of Rumi and other Sufi mystics as well as Taoist principles, explore the foundations of Dance of Oneness® and how to develop presence in your body through a focus on the Chakras and the Meridian system. Integrate your body, emotions, mind and soul in a sacred union and learn tools for self-healing.
In the picturesque village of Gokcedere in Yalova, South of Istanbul, site of an amazingly large and healing natural hot springs, our sessions take place at a Dergah (Cultural Center) – a Sufi Temple of love, beyond any particular religion and open to all lovers. Our days are balanced with guided and free-style dance, whirling, Sufi teachings, wisdom teachings from the East & West, live music, yoga, chanting, meditation, sharing, lots of laughter and ample breaks with time to soak in natural hot springs, and explore the beaches, villages and sites of Turkey’s beautiful Marmara region.
Our workshop takes place during Ramadan a time of prayer, purification and introspection. We will harness the energy of this time to purify, heal, keep our undivided focus on the Beloved and cultivate resiliency and perseverance in love.
Caroline Casey, known for her unique art of astro mythological political guiding meta-storytelling, will be joining the workshop as a guest lecturer. Her unique art is presented in many multi-media venues, and you can learn more about her on her website: Coyote Network News. Seda Seyrek Houbakht will play Saz and is joined by other musicians.
Mixed Levels. Suitable for people with some background in movement or dance, trained dancers, yoga and other movement practitioners as well as healing/medical practitioners. The only pre-requisite is a desire to connect your body and soul through movement.
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36 hrs towards Dance of Oneness® Certification Program
Ubiquity University Students:
If you would like to receive 4 credits in independent study from Ubiquity University, there is an additional charge of $800 to the above rates. Email for a special link to add this fee
Important visa information for participants traveling from the US:
As of December 28, 2017, any person carrying a USA passport can apply for an e-visa online (https://www.evisa.gov.tr/en/) or purchase one at the airport upon arrival. The fee is between 20-30 USD.
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Banafsheh magically unites all participants into a circle of interconnection, love, respect and caring for each other, for Gaia and our world’s well-being. That’s why I believe that her work is greatly needed in order to heal and activate as many people in as many countries as possible to help our Mother Earth to become a place of Peace and Love.
– Irina Azarova, Schweibenalp, Switzerland, 2017
By the end of the workshop, I was present in every cell and I enjoyed being a fluid body. I have been in all sorts of classes but in no class whatsoever was there the opportunity to express oneself. To move as one is called to, as one feels like and to explore deeper and deeper one’s own body language and what it says. This workshop allows that.
– Gida Hussami, Schweibenalp, Switzerland, 2017
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