Dance Your Passion! | Workshop at Hollyhock, B.C., Canada

Dance Your Passion! | Workshop at Hollyhock, B.C., Canada

5-day workshop

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Dance is love made manifest. The time is NOW to connect deeply with true love, to align with Source energy and ignite your creative flame. Lean to be PASSIONATELY ALIVE and PRESENT to be of true service in our world today. 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 to connect to you inner core of joy and weave magic into every aspect of living so that all parts of living are enjoyable. This is a secret in the path of dance, the secret of passionate aliveness grounded in peace that grows stronger in the face of calamity. No wonder Rumi says,

“Passion burns down every branch of exhaustion.
Passion is the supreme alchemical elixir, and renews all things.
No-one can grow exhausted when passion is born,
so don’t sigh heavily, your brows bleak with boredom and cynicism and despair—
Let divine passion triumph, and rebirth you in yourself.”

Join in a nurturing yet thrilling weave of guided and free-style dance at Hollyhock Center on Cortes Island in British Columbia, which is one of the most beautiful sites in North America – the perfect environment for Dance of Oneness. It is beautiful, lush, peaceful and particularly feminine in its serenity and sensual wildness.

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!

All levels of experience are welcome!

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More Info: Email | 800.933.6339 or 250.935.6576 outside North America
26 hrs towards Dance of Oneness® Certification Program

Preparing for a Dance of Oneness® Workshop

 

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

Dance Your Passion at Hollyhock

Dance Your Passion at Hollyhock

My heart is so full from our 5 days of Dance Your Passion at Hollyhock September 22-27. Love and gratitude to all the dancers who came and danced into being a circle of oneness that brought all of us to wholeness in grace. We were as old as 6 and as young as 76…we cried together, we laughed together and we made magic…May our harmony, love and respect for each other and for all of LIFE reverberate into the world…

Read on to find some reflections from our time together:

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Dance of Oneness®: Dance your Passion! | Workshop at Hollyhock, Canada

IMG_08895-day workshop at Hollyhock Retreat Center
Cortes Island, B.C., Canada

Register online!
Email
Call 800-933-6339, 250-935-6424 outside of North America

The time is NOW to connect deeply with what you truly love, to align yourself with Source energy and ignite your creative flame. In the changing face of our world in order 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 – a synthesis of Sufism, Tai Chi, Persian dance, flamenco and Middle Eastern tribal dances.

Join in a weave of guided and free-style dance set to world grooves, Rumi’s poetry, whirling, chanting, yoga, meditation, wisdom teachings from the East and West, a sharing circle and lots of laughter.

Through peaceful groundedness, empowered embodiment and passionate engagement and service, we live our flame to the extend that even chaos can feel like home.

All levels of experience are welcome. This workshop is at Hollyhock on Cortes Island, one of the most magical places on our planet.

Tuition: $545 CDN* | 5 nights (meals & accommodation extra)
*will be less in USD

One of the best experiences of my life. Banafsheh is one of the best teachers and human beings I have ever encountered. Her work is of the highest level for healing, transformation, love and awareness.
– Jewel Rosen, past participant



Dance of Oneness®: Dancing the Divine Feminine | Workshop at Hollyhock, Canada

Dancing the Divine Feminine at HollyhockDance of Oneness®: Dancing the Divine Feminine
5-day workshop at Hollyhock, Cortes Island, B.C., Canada

Reserve your spot online!
Info: Call 1-800-933-6339 x232 | Email

Do you want to experience yourself as an embodied channel of love through luscious dance and stillness?

Rumi likens the human-being to a flute with one mouth hidden in the lips of the Beloved. How would you like to clear yourself of your personal dramas and unwind your chains, and let divine music play through you for your benefit and the benefit of all?

With a rigorous freeing dance, release, ground, center and open your heart and mind to the Spirit to invoke, embody and manifest divine feminine energy that balances, transforms and heals our world.

[rev_slider franklin]Join Banafsheh in a nurturing yet rigorous weave of guided and free dance, chanting, yoga, meditation, experiential anatomy and goddess consciousness.

Dance of Oneness® is a way of living your fullest potential through loving your body and your self, and living as a lover – a synthesis of Sufism, Tai Chi, Persian dance, Flamenco and Middle Eastern tribal dances.

All levels welcome.

Hollyhock is a beautiful retreat center on magical Cortes Island, one of the Discovery Islands close to Vancouver. The lodging and organic buffet style meals are outstanding.

One of the best experiences of my life. Banafsheh is one of the best teachers and human beings I have ever encountered. Her work is of the highest level for healing, transformation, love and awareness.

Jewell Rosen

TUITION: $545 CDN / 5 nights (meals & accommodation extra); scholarships are available.

Scenic video of Hollyhock:

Dance of Oneness® BC, Canada

dance-of-oneness-canada-2014Explore your being as an embodied channel for love through luscious movement and stillness in this 5-day workshop!

September 14 – September 19, 2014
Hollyhock, BC, Canada
Register Online
or call: 800-933-6339

Rumi likens the human-being to a flute with one mouth hidden in the lips of the beloved. How would you like to clear yourself of your personal dramas and let divine music play through you for your benefit and the benefit of all?

With a a rigorous freeing dance, release, ground, center and open your heart and mind to Spirit to invoke, embody and express the WILD SACRED feminine energy that balances, transforms and heals our world.

Join Banafsheh in a nurturing weave of guided and free dance, chanting, yoga, meditation, mystical teachings and goddess archetypes and gain practical tools to feel at home within yourself, accessing peace and ALIVENESS in ANY circumstance.

Our divine inspirations are the Mother Mary, Mary Magdaline, Goddess Artemis and …

All levels welcome. The only pre-requisite is a burning desire to integrate your mind, body and soul through sacred movement.

hollyhock-2014TUITION: $545 CDN / 5 nights (meals & accommodation extra)

Hollyhock is a beautiful retreat center on Cortes Island that provides lodging and organic meals cultivated in the center’s gardens. About 160 kilometers (100 miles) north of Vancouver, nestled at the entrance to enchanting Desolation Sound, tranquil and friendly Cortes Island is one of the most beautiful of the Discovery Islands with its placid lakes, beaches and rugged gorges. It’s one of several islands that form the north end of the Strait of Georgia, between the glaciers of Vancouver Island and the Coast Mountain range of the mainland.

 

hollyhock-2014I experienced such an exquisite unfolding of interconnection within my Body, there was a return to wholeness, Oneness. I experienced through the dance there was no separation. I could see more clearly inside that my Body was a vessel of the Divine’s Light and that all was perfectly present. I felt loved, peaceful, connected and joyful. I was smiling ear to ear throughout most of the class!
Thank you for teaching me how to connect more gracefully, lovingly through my feet. I am also grateful for the awareness you shared of moving from my mid-line and outward, dancing in circles, connecting with the sun, embracing myself and creation with even deeper love and joy as I danced. I use my fingertips more consciously when I dance to send love out. I learned to be more patient with receiving!

Deborah Craig, Participant, Dancing the Divine Feminine Workshop, Omega Institute, 2014