Dance of Oneness® Path of the Dancer

Dance of Oneness® Path of the Dancer

with Banafsheh and Tony Khalife

5-day workshop
September 18-23, 2020


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

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.


Ticket prices start at $720
EARLYBIRD prices until May 1, 2020
Prices go up by $125 USD after May 1st, 2020

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Serves as payment for tuition, 3 meals per day, and
facility costs.

Check out Stowel Lake Farm
26 hrs towards the 200/400-hr Dance of Oneness® Certification Program

Cancellation Policy: A registration refund minus a $100 administrative cost is available up to June 1st. No monetary refunds or credit available after that time, unless it is an emergency (doctor’s note required – tuition only will be refunded,  accommodation is not refundable). The workshop registration can be transferred to an alternate person. If for unforeseen reasons the workshop is cancelled by the producer a full refund of registration fees will be issued; the producer will not be responsible for other participant costs incurred in the event of a cancellation.

Explore the Path of the Dancer

Learn more about the Intensive – including what to bring!
Preparing for a Dance of Oneness® Workshop

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Dance of Oneness®: Curriculum
Recommended Reading List


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, Body of Light, Schweibenalp, Switzerland, 2018

My experience was deeply nurturing and connecting to all I am. As I dropped into my body, whirled and vocalized I kept hearing “Lay your head in my lap” from the Divine Mother. The workshop and surroundings allowed me to dive into the divinity I am, aligning with my soul in love, joy and peace.
Stowell Lake Farm is an abundant container of natural beauty and nourishment and rest.
Banafsheh is a noble, radiating being of love and beauty. Her commitment to divine embodiment through dance creates a reverent space for all to expand and dance the divine. Tony’s music is the heart beat of life pulsing love in every beat. An absolute to delight to be immersed in the flowing wonder he creates with such joy.
Anne Round, workshop participant, Path of the Dancer, Stowel Lake Farm, Salt Spring Island, BC 2019

Dance of Oneness®: Wild Nobility

Dance of Oneness®: Wild Nobility

Weekend Workshop

Friday, 31 June – Sunday, 2 August 2020
Waldhaus Centre Lützelflüh,
3432 Lützelflüh, Switzerland

The Dancer of Oneness is noble and wild. Dance to free yourself, and cultivate strength, dignity, passion, wildness, audacity, and courage, as well as vulnerability.

Dance to live with nobility and poignancy, to hold both the joy and the pain as inseparable dance partners, to let wild grace inspire and carry you, to never be tamed, never overcome!

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.

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Tuition:  Fr. 320.-
Accommodations at Waldhaus: start at Fr. 230.-

10 hrs towards Dance of Oneness® Certification Program

Preparing for a Dance of Oneness® Retreat 

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Dance of Oneness®: Curriculum
Recommended Reading List


Dance of Oneness®: Womb of Compassion

Dance of Oneness®: Womb of Compassion

8-day dance retreat for Women Only with Banafsheh and guest musicians

May 1-8, 2020
Gokcedere, Yalova, Turkey

Followed by a Pilgrimage to the Divine Feminine Sites in Ephesus, Metropolis, Aphrodisias and Pergamon
May 8-13 (check back for more details)


“Open the treasure house of abundance from inside yourself.”

Shift your focus from the outer world to your rich inner world, and activate your womb of compassion, so you can step into your divine self. When you extend love and compassion toward yourself, the Earth and all beings, you are emulating the creator of all worlds. The more you emulate the creator of all worlds, the more you become a conscious creator of your own world. Release longterm resistances and blockages in your body and mind that have held you back from experiencing magnificence, ease and comfort in your own skin. As you release tensions and old habits that have kept you in limitation and separation, you will reconnect with your body as a luscious temple of ease, love and beauty. You will feel and look beautiful, energetic and ALIVE…giving and receiving love effortlessly.

Guided by the poetry of Rumi, Rabia, Kabir and other Sufi mystics as well as Taoist philosophy and quantum physics, explore the foundations of Dance of Oneness, and how to cultivate mastery in your body through a focus on the Chakras and the Meridian system. Integrate your body, mind and soul in a sacred union and learn tools for self-healing and living in creative joy.

Our setting is a Sufi/Darvish Temple or Dergah and a beautiful historic hotel built on an Aesclepian site in the quaint village of Gokcedere. Our days are balanced with guided and free-style dance, whirling, Sufi teachings, wisdom teachings from the East & West, live music, yoga, chanting, meditation, aquatics – movement sessions in the natural hot spring pools, a sharing circle in a community of like-hearted women, lots of laughter, ample breaks, and detoxing in the natural hot springs.

Dance and soak, whirl and soak, and nourish your soul and your body with exceptional Turkish cuisine.

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To Register:

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

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Tuition for the 8-day Dance Retreat:

Early Bird Rate till February 1st
Hotel Single Room Lodging $1750 *
(the equivalent in Euro or TRY)

After February 1st:
Hotel Single Room Lodging $1950 *
(the equivalent in Euro or TRY)

*Only Single lodging available

Above fees include:

  • Stellar single 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) closed to the greater public without any creeps staring at you!
  • Exceptional buffet breakfast and dinner
  • Roundtrip ground transportation from the Yenikapi ferry dock in Istanbul to the hotel if you arrive at the designated departure time on May 1st and if you plan to go to Istanbul on May 8th.

Fee does NOT include airfare to Turkey, visa, roundtrip transportation from the airport to the Yenikapi Ferry dock in Istanbul. Optional massage, kiseh (body scrub) and facials at the hotel.


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. The juxtaposition of staying in an abode of opulence and holding our sessions in an abode of simplicity cultivates the importance of bridging worlds for a messenger of Oneness and Love.

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.


For questions about registration and payment, please call +1 310 499-7100 or email.
For questions and guidance about the retreat and traveling to Turkey, please email Colette De Gagnier-Rettner

Preparing for the retreat

Benefits of the retreat
Planning Your Trip
Preparing for a Dance of Oneness® Workshop

“Dance of Oneness takes me back to my womb, which surprisingly gives me the feeling of tenderness that I have long denied. Finding it, accepting is so refreshing. It fills me. It gives me confidence to be me, the me I want to share with the whole world.”
Usani Uchanong from Indonesia, “Radiant Beauty” retreat in Turkey, 2019

“Banafsheh’s Dance of Oneness retreat in Turkey is a healing immersion into the beauty and majesty of the Divine Feminine. Being with this amazing group of women in the sacred land of Turkey is not to be missed. Soaking in the thermal waters, whirling in the Sufi Temple, laughing, loving, being…I could keep returning here with Banafsheh for the rest of my life!”
Colette de Gagnier, from California, “Radiant Beauty” retreat in Turkey, 2019

Mehr be Mehr

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