Dance is love made manifest. The time is NOW to connect deeply with what you truly love, to align yourself with Source energy and ignite your creative flame. In our world today, to survive and be of true service, we need to be PASSIONATELY ALIVE and PRESENT. Since “no one can truly light your flame for you and keep it alive”, says Rumi, “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 this kind of practice as it supports your living your fullest potential through loving your body and your Self, and living as a lover. It is dance as a spiritual path and a science of embodiment, integrating 3 dimensions: rigorous dance technique and free-style self expression; wisdom teachings; and healing. It is based in Tai Chi, Persian dance, whirling, flamenco and Middle Eastern tribal dances, Sufi teachings, Divine Feminine Wisdom, Christ Consciousness, Chinese Medicine and the Chakra system.
Join in a nurturing yet thrilling weave of guided and free-style dance set to world grooves, Rumi’s poetry, whirling, chanting, yoga, meditation, wisdom teachings, a sharing circle and lots of laughter.
Through peaceful groundedness, empowered embodiment and passionate engagement and service, we live our flame to the extent that even chaos can feel like home. Once you dance your passion, you begin to dance your life!
For women and men. All levels of experience are welcome.
More Info: Email| 800.933.6339 or 250.935.6576 outside North America 26 hrs towards Dance of Oneness® Certification Program
This practice of oneness, through Dance, with the Beloved that is so alive in the being of you, Banafsheh, has been a total joy! A truly transformational & healing journey deeper into the love within, into the Beloved. Thank you, for the gentleness & humbleness with which you teach. Thank you for touching my heart with such deep beauty and for the reminder that the love comes from within.
Niomi Starspires, Hollyhock 2017
Ignite your creative flame, embody and live your dreams and create positive change in yourself and the world.
It is the creative fire that makes us feel truly ALIVE and vital, but this fire needs to be grounded in receptivity and being to be most effective and long lasting. Explore this interplay through dance and most importantly claim your birthright to take up conscious residence in your body with ecstatic serenity.
Feel the embrace of the Beloved, learn to trust your deepest understanding and unleash your wild sweet nectar through timeless, sacred dance, whirling, free-style movement, live music, chanting, singing, Sufi poetry, meditation and lots of laughter. Gain transformative tools for living creatively in your day to day life and manifest true positive contribution to our world.
Open to women and men. Mixed levels. Most appropriate for people with a background in dance, yoga and other movement modalities, all artists, and those who long to live their lives artfully.
Tuition: 600 CHF REGISTER NOW!
More Info: Emailor phone: +41 (0) 33 952 20 00 26 hrs towards Dance of Oneness® Certification Program
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I always get in touch with my best self in Banafsheh’s presence, not speaking of what has been brought into my creative life as a result of her magical work. I have gained freedom in my stage dance performances. I’ve incorporated movements from her classes into my daily exercise routines. I am mindful of my presence in my work interactions, and that I am responsible for making a difference in well being of people around me and especially of my patients. – Irina Azarova, RN, Schweibenalp Switzerland, 2017
Join Banafsheh with faculty Robert Lawlor, Jain 108, Karen Rivers, Jim Garrison, Andrew Harvey, Caroline Myss, Apela Colorado, Peggy Rubin, Calen Rayne, and Ruth Cunningham for 7 days including sacred practice, an opening session, a symposium on Sacred Geometry, immersion in the cathedral, and personal time for meditation and exploration. There will be artistic work drawing and experiencing sacred form, dream work, singing, as well as one private evening in the crypt, and another private evening in the cathedral devoted to walking the labyrinth, accompanied by Gregorian chant.
This year the sixth Liberal Art of Sacred Geometry, the structure of the architectural blueprint of the universe will be the focus of study. Euclid was the master representative of this Liberal Art, and its guiding spirit is under the aegis of Jupiter. Jupiter, carrying the principle of expansion and meaning, imbues numbers with form into a harmonic progression of Creation. Through studying geometry, participants will learn the formative principles out of which the universe is constructed and endures.
Tuition: $940-$1,510 REGISTER NOW!
More info: Email| 702-358-0551 36 hrs towards Dance of Oneness® Certification Program
There is no limit as to what can be understood through the study of Sacred Geometry, as this science explores and explains the web of energy that creates and unifies all things. —Richard Dannelly
The central female figure in Persian Miniature paintings, the Saaghi is the Muse and wine-bearer who serves the wine of divine grace, bringing presence, inspiration and ecstasy. Learn from Banafsheh, master teacher of Persian dance and Sama how to embody the Muse and receive her revelations through a weaving of the ethereal, sensual beauty of classical Persian dance, the spiritual passion of Sufi ritual and trance movement and Banafsheh’s contemporary fiery, fluid and grounded style. Dance the Muse through the poetry of Rumi, Hafez and Khayyam and Banafsheh’s Persian Alphabet postures that enable you to dance out words and poems.
Level 1: Beginning
Level 2: Intermediate/Advanced
Divided into 6 sessions, those titled Levels 1 and 2 focus on the Muse and a fusion of classical and contemporary choreography.
The Sama (whirling) sessions focus on Sufi ritual and trance movement and are open to all.
Take all 6 sessions for a complete immersion. Content is not repeated but builds.
All sessions count toward Dance of Oneness® certification hours.
These highly energetic sacred dance workshops are technique-based yet internal, fusing dance and spirituality. Suitable for people with a background in dance, but open to all.
Send an Email to Estudio Cristiane Azem. Danza y Arte requesting to register for the workshop or sign up on the Facebook Event page.
More info: Email 10 hrs towards Dance of Oneness® Certification Program
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.
Special Guests: 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.
For more information about the retreat, including what to bring – Click Here!
Natural spring cold pool at Limak Hotel
Natural spring warm pool at Limak Hotel
Natural spring cold pool at Limak Hotel
View of Gokcedere from Dergah
Limak Hotel Dining room
Dance of Oneness sharing session at the Gokcedere Dergah
Dance of Oneness dancing at the Gokcedere Dergah
Dance of Oneness dancing at the Gokcedere Dergah
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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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