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

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“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.

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26 hrs towards Dance of Oneness® Certification Program

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Dance of Oneness® Intensive Training: Path of the Dancer

Dance of Oneness® Intensive Training: Path of the Dancer

with Banafsheh and Tony Khalife

7-day Intensive: September 13-20, 2019
Weekend only: September 13-15, 2019

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The entire universe belongs to the dancer. If you don’t dance, you won’t know what will come to pass.
-Jesus

Dance invites us to take up space in the world with confidence, conviction and service. It’s exhilarating, joyous, sacred, sensual, transformative, communal, and disruptive. Dance makes us whole and brings us into rhythm with others. Though resilient, adaptable, and flexible, dance also breaks the rules. In dance, polarities unite and birth art. Dance is universal. Dance is freedom. Dance is the hope for our humanity if we accept the invitation to dance our lives.

Experience Banafsheh’s transformational teaching in a fusion of passionate yet peaceful dance to embody Spirit. Explore the secrets of dance technique and philosophy as a conscious vehicle to come in touch with who we TRULY are and can offer in this time of infinite potential and need. Discover how dance and movement can shift, influence and shape consciousness and the environment.

From high-powered guided, and free-style dance to the deep serenity of whirling, and vocal training, take a journey in your inner terrain with Tony Khalife’s blend of Middle Eastern and Indian trance music. Feel your fullest presence in the Here and Now with movement and voice work, luscious and devotion that bring you in touch with your core – peaceful, centered, strong, vibrant, open, free, and in community with others.

7-day Intensive is intermediate level
Weekend Only is open to all/mixed levels
50 hrs towards the 200/400-hr Dance of Oneness® Certification Program

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Prices start at $1,588 CAD
Early Bird rates available until May 1, 2019

Contact Shauna Devlin for more information.

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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, workshop participant, Schweibenalp, Switzerland

The sessions with Banafsheh activate a yummy vibration in my power chakra, the womb space, which feels delicious and self-nurturing. I felt my Dantien grounded and activated as soon as I sat down next to Banafsheh in a sharing circle. Watching Banafsheh perform I feel the ecstasy of her dance physically in my body. Banafsheh’s teaching that I practice regularly take me out of a emotionally dark space into a delicious, blissful connection with myself in my body.

Her teaching is vital to my recovery from “corporate exhaustion. Since finding this amazing spiritual teacher at the beginning of the year, I have dedicated myself seriously to this study.

Tony Khalife was such a powerful addition to Banafsheh’s teaching. His music supported and elevated the experience of her teaching skillfully and magically. Tony led us in vocalizations that gave me a completely new experience of my voice resonating in my body, not squeezed in my throat, even when going up with the tone.
Susanne Bowra, workshop participant, Multiversity, Santa Cruz, CA

Dance of Oneness®: Summer Solstice Dance

Dance of Oneness®: Summer Solstice Dance

Weekend Workshop

Friday, 21 June – Sunday, 23 June, 2019
Waldhaus Centre Lützelflüh,
3432 Lützelflüh, Switzerland

Dance for the Sun that gives you life, and cultivate the energy of the Sun within. Embody and live your dreams, and create positive change in yourself and the world.

Loving kindness is the Sun within which makes us most ALIVE and vital. Affirm life like the Sun and generate ALIVENESS like the Sun in the world of darkness.

Learn to trust your deepest understanding and unleash your wild sweet nectar through sacred dance, whirling, poetry, and meditation. Gain transformative tools for living creatively in your day to day life and make true positive contribution to our world.

Mixed levels. Most appropriate for those with a background in dance, yoga or other movement modalities.

Click here to view the German translation.

TO REGISTER:

To register, email or call Nurgül Usluoglu
Email | +41 77- 412 82 93
10 hrs towards Dance of Oneness® Certification Program

Fees:
Tuition Early Bird rate until May 20 2019: Fr. 275.-,
After May 20: Fr. 300.-

Accommodations at Waldhaus: start at Fr. 230.-
Please arrange for your accommodations directly on www.waldhaus.ch

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Dance of Oneness®: Awaken Radiant Beauty | Retreat in Yalova, Turkey

Dance of Oneness®: Awaken Radiant Beauty | Retreat in Yalova, Turkey

7-day WOMEN ONLY Dance Retreat
Featuring musicians and guest speaker, Cathy Pagano, Jungian-trained dream worker and archetypal astrologer

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“You are the Secret of God’s Secret.  You are the mirror of Divine Beauty.”
– Rumi

True beauty radiates from an inner core of love – love for yourself, the Earth and all beings. Release old resistances and blockages in your body that hold you back from experiencing ease and comfort within yourself, so you can connect with your innate beauty. Rediscover your body as a luscious temple of ease, beauty and sensuality. Feel and look young, energetic and ALIVE!

Guided by the love poetry of Rumi, other Sufi mystics and Taoist philosophy, explore the foundations of Dance of Oneness and 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.

  • Ground your soul in your body
  • Connect to your life’s purpose
  • Become who you truly are
  • Awaken your inner and outer feminine beauty
  • Observe and manage your life dramas without being overtaken by them
  • Transform limitation to possibilities
  • Reduce stress and learn to cope with daily stress to become more responsive rather than reactive, and thus contribute your unique gifts to our world
  • Heal your stubborn ailments and cultivate a well-balanced body
  • Find and connect with an international community of like-hearted sistas

The retreat will take place at a Sufi/Darvish House or Dergah and a beautiful historic hotel built on an Aesclepian site in the quaint village of Gokcedere. The days will be balanced with guided and free-style dance, whirling, Sufi teachings, wisdom teachings from the East & West, live music, yoga, chanting, meditation, sharing circle in a community of like-minded and like-hearted women, lots of laughter, Astro-mythology, dream interpretation, ample breaks, and detoxing in the natural hot springs. We will have a special full moon ritual on the Buddha Full Moon.

Cathy Pagano  is a Jungian-trained dream worker and archetypal astrologer.  She loves stories, especially ancient myths and fairy tales, and specifically the stories of Scheherazade that she will weave into our time together. She will guide us into the astrological influences of the days we have together as well as offer dream interpretation, since our dancing will bring up interesting dreams in the sprit of the Aesculapians.

We will convene during Ramadan, a time of prayer, purification and introspection. We will harness the energy of this time to purify, listen, focus our undivided attention on the Beloved and cultivate resiliency and perseverance in love.

Dance, whirl, and soak in the healing natural hot springs. Nourish your soul with Sufi teachings and sacred dance. Nourish your body with exceptional Turkish cuisine and on-site Turkish baths.

Mixed Levels. Suitable for women with some background in movement or dance, trained dancers, yoga and other movement practitioners as well as healing/medical practitioners. The only requirement is a desire to connect your mind, body and spirit in healing and wholeness through movement. 30 hrs towards the 400-hr Dance of Oneness® Certification Program

Click here to watch as Banafsheh discuss the retreat, including the forecast from now until the Buddha Full Moon in Taurus/Scorpio, May 18 and 19.

Looking for more information about the retreat before you’re ready to register? Click here! 

TO REGISTER:

  • Purchase a ticket. Scroll down until you see “tickets” 
  • Sign the Terms of Agreement. Click here to open and sign the Terms of Agreement.

Questions about registration
310 499-7100
Email

Tuition

$1950 (the equivalent in Euro or TRY)

Above fees include:

  • Stellar accommodations in a beautiful historic hotel built on healing natural hot water springs*
  • Private group access to the onsite pools and fully equipped hamam (spa)
  • Exceptional buffet breakfast and dinner
  • Round trip ground transportation from the Yenikapi ferry dock in Istanbul to the hotel**

Fee does NOT include airfare to Turkey, visa and roundtrip transportation from the airport to the Yenikapi Ferry dock in Istanbul.

For work/study opportunities, contact info@banafsheh.org

*Only Single lodging available
**Must arrive at the designated departure time on May 17 (1pm) and plan to go to Istanbul on May 24. 

Lodging:

Limak Hotel 
Amazing historic hotel with natural spring thermal water pools, Turkish hamam, massage, beautiful views of lush mountains and a royal feast for breakfast and dinner.

Turkoman Hotel
For those who need to stay in Istanbul before and after the retreat. The hotel has beautiful views of the Blue Mosque in the wonderful Sultan Ahmet area of Istanbul. Ask for the “Dance of Oneness Group Rate” when you book and get a single room for $45 USD and a double room for $68 USD including breakfast.

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