Sacred Dance Guild Honors Banafsheh as a Living Legacy

Sacred Dance Guild Honors Banafsheh as a Living Legacy

A Conversation About Sacred Dance on Zoom
August 2, 2020 @ 1
:30pm PT | 4:30pm ET | 10:30pm CET
Email to register for this free event, include  “BANAFSHEH SAYYAD INTERVIEW” in the subject line 

Sacred Dance Guild has chosen Banafsheh as one of the six dance artists they are honoring as a Living Legacy. The Guild is conducting a Living Legacy Interview series featuring each of the six dance artists taking place between June – August 2020.

In each interview, the Guild asks the artist 5 important questions. These questions have been crafted by the Sacred Dance Guild Legacy Project Team who are designing a Sacred Dance Guild Facilitator’s Accreditation Program. The team wants to ensure that the deep thoughts of their honorary members are captured and included in the material that will be part of the Legacy Project to inform present and future sacred dancers.

What are the 5 important questions? Register to find out by sending an email to pres@sacreddanceguild.org with “BANAFSHEH SAYYAD INTERVIEW” in the subject line and SDG will put you on the list. You will receive the link to join the Interview live on Zoom one day prior to the Interview.

Banafsheh will be interviewed by SDG member, Susan Beyani live on Zoom.  All will have the opportunity to have questions or comments posed to Banafsheh at the end of the Interview.

For more information click here.

Dance of Oneness®: LIVE LOVE NOW | Workshop in LA

Dance of Oneness®: LIVE LOVE NOW | Workshop in LA

with Banafsheh, Tony Khalife and guest musicians
Tara Sanctuary, Topanga
Sunday, February 16, 2020

REGISTER NOW!

Banafsheh and Tony are back leading a 1-day workshop in Los Angeles in February. Register for the whole day to receive the full transmission or join only the morning or afternoon session.

The extreme times we live in demand that we be PRESENT, PASSIONATELY ALIVE, PEACEFUL, and stand in and for what we believe in.
The time is NOW to surrender to the power of love and dance to liberate your body and experience the living fiery passion in your heart that can initiate you into being a true human being. Dance in community with others to align your body, heart, and mind with your purpose for being alive.
Immerse yourself in Banafsheh’s transformational fusion of rigorous and healing dance with embodied spirituality set to Tony’s mesmerizing music from the Middle East and around the globe.

Suitable for people with some background in movement or dance, trained dancers, yoga and other movement practitioners.

Morning Session 11am – 1:30pm
Mixed levels
Session includes mixed level guided and free-style dance, meditation

Afternoon Session 2:305pm
Intermediate level
Session includes intermediate level guided and free-style dance, Sama (whirling), Zikr (chanting), meditationExperience the profound movement meditation of Sama (whirling) as a way to surrender, listen for guidance from your soul and uncover and nourish your passion and purpose.

Limited space. Please register early to secure your spot.
Address will be provided after you register.

Session times and arrival

Please arrive 15-20 minutes earlier than session time to find the location, park and get ready for our session.

Attire
Comfortable clothing suitable for movement that feel you beautiful in.
Make sure to have layers as the weather is unpredictable.
Soft-soled dance shoes or socks to dance in.


What to bring

If you are staying for both sessions, please bring a light snack with you for lunch that doesn’t require warming and a water bottle. There will be drinking water on site.


Preparation

If you’re only coming to the afternoon session only, please don’t eat a heavy meal within 1 hour prior to session.

Local wifi and phone signal
The signal is very weak around this location, so please make sure you have looked up the address, the directions and photos before you head out, and please email or call (747) 998-8039 with any questions from now till 9am on the 16th.

To Register:

  • $55 for each session
    $100 for full day (use coupon code ONENESS upon checkout to receive $10 off when you sign up for both sessions)
  • Purchase a ticket. Scroll down until you see “tickets” 
  • More info: Email | Call (747) 998-8039

My experience was subtle and deep. The magic of the dance was the medicine, but the medicine was activated and potentiated by the graceful, whole hearted presence of Banafsheh. All at once she is warmly nurturing and absolutely clear in her power and devotion to the Beloved in herself and every dancer in the room.
– Melissa Nobels

Banafsheh is the ambassador of peace, love, and oneness. She is also a healer who reconnects body and soul.
– Farzaneh Aryaee

 

Mehr be Mehr

Featuring: Banafsheh, Koobang Ensemble and Mojdeh Habibi

Banafsheh dances in a program based on the poetry of the Iranian mystic poet and teacher, Tahereh Ghoratoleyn with musicians of Koobang Ensemble and the recitation of Mojdeh Habibi in Persian.

Information and Tickets: (818) 679 8352

Mehr be Mehr

Featuring: Banafsheh, Koobang Ensemble and Mojdeh Habibi

Banafsheh dances in a program based on the poetry of the Iranian mystic poet and teacher, Tahereh Ghoratoleyn with musicians of Koobang Ensemble and the recitation of Mojdeh Habibi in Persian.

Information and Tickets: (818) 679 8352

Dance of Oneness®: Ecstatic Gratitude

Dance of Oneness®: Ecstatic Gratitude

5-day Workshop
With Tony Khalife and guest musicians

November 24-29
Esalen Institute
Big Sur, CA

REGISTER HERE!

“The whole universe is love’s endless dance.”
– Kabir

Please read slowly, and as you read come in touch with something you are grateful for. Allow the feeling of gratitude to expand inside of you, into every cell, until you feel your wings.

The energy of gratitude is both enlivening and soothing. Let this energy open you to the grace that can live in you and through you for the benefit of all. Gratitude and grace both stem from the Latin root of gratus. Gratitude is about appreciation and extending grace. Whatever you give, you actually fill yourself with. When you extend gratitude, you are filled with grace.

Whirling is the practice of ecstatic gratitude – when you feel genuine thankfulness with such resplendent intensity that you generate a surge of endorphins in your body and slip into a full-scale outbreak of euphoria. In the state of ecstatic gratitude, you are able to navigate harshness and negativity with grace.

Guided by the poetry of Sufi mystics Rumi, Rabia and Kabir, ground your soul and come home to your body with luscious awareness, and rediscover your heart as the seat of the infinite.

Open to all. Banafsheh and Tony will lead a nurturing weave of dance, whirling, chanting, live music, meditation and wisdom teachings.

To Register:

Click here to register!
Questions? Email
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