5-day Retreat with musician Tony Khalife
In the changing face of our world in order to survive and be of true service, we need to be PASSIONATELY ALIVE and JOYOUS.
The time is NOW to connect deeply with what you truly love, to align yourself with Source energy and ignite your creative flame. Uplift yourself and thereby the world in one of the most beautiful, magnetically charged sites on our planet!
Since “no one can truly light your flame for you and keep it alive”, Rumi says, “but yourself”, it is imperative to have a body/spirit-based practice that serves as a cauldron to nourish this flame.
Dance of Oneness is a movement practice and philosophy designed by Banafsheh, to embody the transcendent flame through loving our body, our Self, and living as a Lover, dedicated to the upliftment of all. A synthesis of Sufi teachings, Tai Chi, Persian Dance, Flamenco and Middle Eastern Tribal dances, Dance of Oneness is a catalyst for each person’s own creative flight.
Banafsheh and Tony will lead the group through an exploration of the Chakras and how to ignite the flame in our heart through a sacred marriage of opposites. We explore realms of energy through structured and improvised dance with live music, chanting, Sufi poetry, meditation and insights from Chinese Medicine. Learning the link between body and divine ether, we acquire transformative tools for living an inspired, ecstatic life where source energy flows abundantly through us, opening us to our full potential as we dance to invoke the many faces of love.
Through peaceful groundedness, powerful embodiment, passionate engagement and the joy of serving, we live our flame to the extent that chaos can feel like home.
Workshop includes live performance and ecstatic dance celebration on Wednesday, August 17 open to the community.
All levels welcome – please bring a yoga mat, socks or soft-soled dance shoes
On the transformative grounds of Esalen, enjoy Cabin lodging, delicious organic meals, 24-hr natural springs hot tubs under the sky overlooking the ocean, amazing Esalen massage, programs for children and much much more …
Prices for the 5-day retreat, lodging and meals begin at $595 per person