Date(s) - May 5, 2017 - May 7, 2017
Banafsheh Sayyad, MFA, MA, has been called by Deepak Chopra “one of the greatest sacred dancers I have seen.” Born in Iran, she combines the art of Sufi whirling darvishes, Persian dance, flamenco, and Tai Chi with wisdom teachings and healing modalities into a form she has founded called Dance of Oneness®, a blueprint to divine embodiment that she teaches around the world. Banafsheh received the prestigious James Irvine Foundation Grant in Dance, holds an MFA in Dance from UCLA, where she taught Persian dance, and has studied with some of the great masters in dance and choreography. She also has an MA in Chinese medicine. Banafsheh’s solo and ensemble work has been presented to international acclaim.
Learn to trust your deepest understanding and free your innermost tenderness and wildness through sacred dance, luscious movement, and stillness.
“Banafsheh’s dance is a holy ritual,” says Marianne Williamson, “a joy to the spirit and an opening of the heart.” Join internationally acclaimed Persian sacred dancer Banafsheh for this weekend of guided and free-style dance, Sama whirling, yoga, meditation, and zikr chanting, nurtured with divine feminine wisdom, Masculine spirit, Sufi teachings, and lots of laughter, enlivening your experience of conscious embodiment in the present moment. Delve into the wisdom of the divine at the core of Sufi teachings. Receive inspiration from Rabia, one of the only Sufi women poets and the first Sufi mystic to call the Divine her Beloved, in addition to exploring Mother Mary and Mary Magdalene/Aphrodite as Divine Feminine, we will explore Jesus as the Divine Masculine paving your way for the grand love affair with ALL that is! Explore the divine feminine & masculine in the full glory of sensuality and grace as expressed in Persian dance and with wild ferocity as unleashed by flamenco. This workshop is open to everyone, regardless of age or gender, background in dance and movement, or physical limitations. One of Banafsheh’s mottos is “Don’t be limited by your limitations!”
Please dress comfortably in what makes you feel beautiful and bring a yoga mat, soft-soled shoes or socks to dance in and a notebook.
Take this weekend workshop and continue for Banafsheh’s weeklong retreat beginning May 7 (see information here) and get a 10% discount on both!
Registration are closed for this event.