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.
Your body is a wellspring of profound spiritual teachings. Come dance the miracle you are!
Join Banafsheh for five days of passionately living at your full potential, accessing peace, joy, and lucidity so that you can be a dancing messenger of beauty, kindness, and wisdom in the world. Learn about the Tao and the system of yin/yang as the foundation of all life processes. Practice movements based on pathways of meridians in the body, activating a balanced flow of chi energy. Immerse yourself in the poetry of Rumi. Acquire self-healing tools, and find key acupressure points to bring your body into balance and optimum health. Experience the profound movement meditation of Sama whirling as a way to bring body and soul into balance. Journey into grounding, releasing, centering, and opening dance and movement techniques that connect you to the core of your being and allow you to soften, so you can flower radiantly from the wisdom of your heart. Discover why dance is love made manifest. This retreat is open to all women and men who feel called to it, regardless of age or experience.
This program costs twice the regular weekend rate, and you get one day free. The program fees below have been doubled. The housing fees below will show as doubled on your receipt after you register.
Take Banafsheh’s weekend workshop (see information here) and continue for this weeklong retreat and get a 10% discount on both!