Q: Do I need to be a dancer to join a Dance of Oneness® Course?
A: Generally, Dance of Oneness® Courses are designed for mixed levels and open to all who feel drawn. The Courses that are geared for Intermediate or Advanced Levels will be indicated thus.
Q: I am new to Dance of Oneness®. Which Course should I begin with?
A: Welcome! We are so happy you have decided to dance on this path with us. We recommend that you follow this order:
1. Dance of Oneness® Daily Practice Level I Video
2. 30 Days of Dance
3. Path of the Dancer
4. Womb of Compassion
Q: Is Dance of Oneness® only guided dance or is there also free-style dancing?
A: Dance of Oneness® is a balance between guided and free-style dance. You will be guided through some key techniques of embodiment and dance so you can open to your fullest potential both as dancer and a human being living in a body. The free-style component is how you will integrate your learning and make the guided technique a part of your own expression.
Q: How should I dress for a session?
A: For women, we recommend a fitted tank top or leotard with a flowy skirt worn with leggings or shorts underneath. A wrap skirt or thin shawl worn around the waist can be a substitute for a skirt. Wear something you feel beautiful in.
For men, we recommend comfortable light-weight loose fitting clothing suitable for dancing.
Q: Is there a health disclaimer?
A: Yes, please always listen to the wisdom of your body. If you experience faintness, dizziness, pain or shortness of breath at any time while dancing, please stop immediately and consult a healthcare provider. Please do not begin any courses without consulting your doctor if you are obese, or have a bone or joint problem that could be made worse by a change in physical activity. Please do not start this fitness program if your physician or health care provider advises against it.
Q: How can I avoid getting dizzy or nauseous during or after whirling?
A: Banafsheh has been whirling for more than 30 years and teaching whirling for 15 years. Her extensive experience has led her to create a very simple method that enables people of all ages and levels of physical ability to begin whirling and maintain the turn for a long period. If you are beginner, you need to dedicate to loving the ground with your feet and keep your focus in your feet and on keeping your energy from rising too quickly to your head which is what causes dizzyiness. In terms of nausea, make sure you don’t eat 2 hours prior to whirling.
If you become so dizzy or nauseous that it is hard to persevere in the turn, please slow yourself down, find your balance and slowly bow your head down in reverence. Go to the ground in child’s pose and give your reverence to the Earth. Then either lie down or sit, taking a few deep breaths.
Q. How do I access the courses that I purchased?
A: Please visit this page for step by step instruction.
Q: Why I can't access a Session video in a Course I am registered in?
A: Please check to see which browser you are using. Chrome works best for our website. Safari has proven inconsistent. Sometimes, you can access a video and other times not. If you are still having issues even with Chrome, please email our Tech Support
Q: Can't proceed to next Session in a Course I purchased, I keep getting a 'complete previous session' message.
A: Whenever you finish a Session, please make sure to mark it as ‘completed.’ To do so, you need to scroll down to the bottom of the page and click the purple button that says ‘Mark Complete.’ You won’t be able to proceed to the next Session if you don’t mark a Session as complete. We do this in order to be able to track your progress in the Course.