With Sacred Dancer, Choreographer & Founder of Dance of Oneness®
Banafsheh Sayyad

New 12-Week Live Video Training Starts
Tuesday, July 26, 2022

Can’t make it live? After each class, video and audio recordings are available to download and watch anytime.

 
 
 

Experience holy sensuality and the astonishing light of your own being through sacred dance, Eastern energy medicine, and the Divine Feminine archetypes that connect with your chakras — and bring you back home to your body.

Gain a visceral understanding of the Sacred Feminine to live a life of embodied love, bliss, and inspired wellbeing.

 

How do we evolve into our sacred selves in a world that is wrought with conflict, competition, and self-preservation?

How can we experience our humanness as holy when so many of us grow within belief systems that depict our bodies as inferior to our souls — as something to transcend rather than integrate into wholeness?

Acclaimed teacher of embodiment Banafsheh Sayyad teaches that few practices can bridge the sublime and the sensual — and bring us into coherence with our own divinity like sacred dance.

Through sacred dance, we consecrate ourselves with a visceral awareness of what it means to be alive, surrendering our egos to the oneness of All That Is... and the possibility of what could live in us and through us.

Dance is also a gateway to the wisdom of the Sacred Feminine that opens us to living love.

At a time when our survival relies on our ability to live harmoniously with each other and our planet, sacred dance is a key medicine. It grounds us in divinity — and a new kind of physical and spiritual equilibrium that makes it joyful and easy to live as our sacred selves in the world.

During this transformative course with Banafsheh, you’ll harness the power of dance to become a vessel for the love, compassion, and divine wisdom of the Sacred Feminine as revealed through your chakras. No previous dance experience is required. If you can move your body, you can learn and benefit from this form of divine healing practice.

You’ll explore powerful, bold, grounding, compassionate, and inspiring Sacred Feminine energies, gain an understanding of the flow of energy in your meridians, and tune in to your greater physiology using Eastern energy medicine techniques.

You’ll find the Earth as your true foundation and discover what you need to release for the fullness of the union of body and soul to be possible with the Black Madonna...

… you’ll see through the heart of the Sufi mystic Hazrat Rabia, allow Egyptian goddess Sekhmet to fan the flame of empowerment in your solar plexus chakra, feel held in the soul of the world with Sophia…

... and cultivate symbolic sight and powerful intuitive abilities with the Egyptian goddess Isis.

Banafsheh will share powerful healing practices for alleviating stress and pain and balancing body systems.

She’ll also show you how sacred dances such as Sama, the whirling dance of darvishes, and the great spiral reveal the sacred geometry of the body...

... possessing immense alchemizing power that harmonizes your masculine and feminine energies, heightens your health and intuitive skills, and grounds you in the present moment.

These dances also serve as portals to the Beloved and the vastness of oneness from which your life unfolds — and from which we receive and manifest our deepest desires into the world.

As the founder of Dance of Oneness®, Banafsheh performs and teaches internationally, initiating people into the wisdom of their bodies.

During your time with her, you’ll deepen your connection with your body, exploring your body as both a tangible miracle and a vessel for miracles that’s capable of shifting, influencing, and shaping your consciousness.

Are you ready to welcome the Sacred Feminine to rise within you — allowing love, compassion, wisdom, and reverence for the Earth to flow unimpeded into every facet of your life?

Join Banafsheh on this profound journey to connect with the Sacred Feminine archetypes that most resonate with you — and live the path of embodied love through Sufi and expressive dance!

 

Do I Have to Be a Dancer to Participate?

Who Is the Sacred Feminine?

What Is Sama?

 
 

During this journey to embody love through dance and Sacred Feminine wisdom, you’ll:

  • Experience a visceral understanding of the Sacred Feminine by exploring what her many attributes invoke within your soul, body, and life — including your physiology
  • Discover the hidden aspects of the Sufi path as the Sacred Feminine path of embodied love
  • Activate deep awareness of your body’s sacredness — and experience your body as both a miracle and a vessel for miracles
  • Balance your root chakra with inspiration from the Black Madonna — and deepen your bond with the Earth as the root and foundation for all of your movement
  • Activate your life-force, learn specific movements and key meridian points to balance your body systems — and heal ailments and alleviate pain throughout your body
  • Harness the radiance of eros with the goddesses Inanna and Aphrodite to activate and open your sacral chakra — and learn to balance the energies of yin and yang through the expanded Infinity Dance Practice
  • Revolutionize your attitude toward your body
  • Explore transfiguration — and the union of matter and light, particle, and wave
  • Deepen the practice of Sama and untangle and release layers, habits, thoughts, and emotions that block the flow of the Divine in you
  • Feel balance, harmony, and coherence between your feminine and masculine energies
  • Learn to embody grace and fuse the sensual and the ethereal through mystical Persian dance
  • Activate the Mingmen (Gate of Life) meridian point to cultivate power and vitality, build energy, and increase libido
  • Reclaim your sexuality as sacred — and dance ecstatically to experience sensuality as your natural and holy birthright
  • Activate a sense of balance and the ability to remain present, grounded, and centered in the midst of turbulence by moving in spirals
  • Allow the energy of the lion to fan the flame of your solar plexus chakra — and activate self-authority, sovereignty, and confidence through the fiery and empowering movements of Flamenco
  • Activate self-reliance, resilience, and self-esteem — and develop steadfastness to become unstoppable
 
 

What You’ll Discover in These 12 Weeks

In this 12-week transformational intensive, Banafsheh will guide you through the fundamental skills and competencies you’ll need to experience holy sensuality and the astonishing light of your own being through sacred dance, Eastern energy medicine, and the Divine Feminine archetypes that connect with your chakras.

The Power of Livestreaming Video

 
 

You’ll connect with Banafsheh and experience her teachings through livestreaming video via any connected device. This connection is easy to use and will enhance the impact of Banafsheh’s transmissions. Or you can listen audio-only by phone.

(Can’t make it live? After each class, the video and audio recordings will be available for you to download or stream in a high-quality format at your convenience.)

 
 

Course Sessions Tuesdays at 10:00am Pacific

This course will feature LIVE teachings, interactive training sessions, experiential practices, and Q&A with Banafsheh. Each session will build harmoniously upon the previous ones, so you’ll develop a complete holistic understanding of the practices, tools, and principles you’ll need to experience holy sensuality and the astonishing light of your own being through sacred dance, Eastern energy medicine, and the Divine Feminine archetypes that connect with your chakras.

Module 1: Mapping Your Journey Into Oneness (July 26)

 

Who is the Sacred Feminine? And how is she revealing herself within your soul, body, and life?

The oldest and most enduring image of the Sacred Feminine is the Great Mother. Humanity has imagined her as the immensity of cosmic space, the Earth, and nature.

As the invisible dimension of the soul, the Great Mother inspires and instills within us a sense that the Universe is an organic, alive, and sacred whole...

... one in which humanity, the Earth, and all life on Earth participate as her children.

During the opening week of class, you’ll explore deeper insights into the true nature and purpose of the Sacred Feminine — and where she intersects with your physiology and chakras.

You’ll also journey deeper on the Sufi path — the path of living love — and learn about Chinese meridians to help maintain inner balance...

... and establish the foundational principles of Dance of Oneness for correct posture and mind-body-soul alignment.

As you map your journey into oneness, you’ll:

  • Begin your journey to experience the Sacred Feminine by exploring where she reveals herself within your soul, body, and life
  • Explore the hidden aspects of the Sufi path as the Sacred Feminine path of embodied love
  • Experience the posture and alignment needed to operate at your fullest potential
  • Learn about the pathway of Qi throughout the meridians of your body
  • Activate deep awareness of your body’s sacredness — and begin to experience your body as both a miracle and a vessel for miracles
 

Module 2: Earth Dance Prayer of the Root Chakra — Gaia & the Black Madonna (August 2)

 

The mysterious Black Madonna is both the Cosmic Mother and the Earth Mother. Your connection with the Earth as Gaia is key to receiving sustenance for your mind, body, heart, and soul — and for your dance.

This week, you’ll learn how to call upon the Black Madonna’s fierce yet tender essence and innate vibrance to ground yourself in the present moment, establishing deeper presence and overall health in your body.

You’ll focus on form and technique — experiencing the Earth as the foundation of all of your movement... learning how to execute dance and daily life movements freely and safely... and understanding how economy of movement can help you live life with more capacity.

You’ll also discover how the Sacred Feminine works with the Yin meridians, or pathways of energy, in your legs and hips — and how allowing the Sacred Feminine to emerge within you and your life can help you live as one with the Earth.

As you explore the Sacred Feminine through your root chakra, you’ll:

  • Balance your root chakra with inspiration from the Black Madonna — and deepen your bond with the Earth as the root and foundation for all of your movement
  • Attune yourself to the pathway of energy in the Yin meridians of your legs and hips
  • Revitalize yourself and deepen your connection with the Earth through tribal Middle Eastern dance
  • Learn specific movements to heal ailments in your legs, knees, ankles, and feet
  • Gain tools for getting out of your head and directing your awareness into the rest of your body — to feel whole and live with more capacity
  • Activate the healing powers of the kidney point on the soles of your feet
 

Module 3: Dance of Yin and Yang — The Sacral Chakra & the Goddess Inanna (August 9)

 

Open yourself to the sheer radiance of eros, and reclaim your sexuality and your body as sacred with the goddess Inanna.

The Sumerian goddess of love, eros, and fertility, Inanna is considered the Queen of Heaven, Earth, and the Underworld.

This week, you’ll be initiated into a dance to balance the polar energies of yin and yang — the feminine and masculine inside yourself.

You’ll learn about the key role your yin and yang kidneys play in the overall health and vibrancy of your body from the perspective of Traditional Chinese Medicine, and explore an important meridian point to activate power and vitality.

This week, you’ll:

  • Harness the radiance of eros with the goddess Inanna to activate and open your sacral chakra — and learn to balance the energies of yin and yang through theexpanded Infinity Dance Practice
  • Learn about goddess Inanna and embody her confident sensuality to integrate the light and dark within you
  • Feel the bliss of being in your body and release the limiting emotions of shame and guilt
  • Activate the Mingmen (Gate of Life) meridian point ​​to cultivate power and vitality, build energy, and increase libido
 

Module 4: Embrace Holy Sensuality — The Sacral Chakra & the Goddess Aphrodite (August 30)

 

Freely and ecstatically express your sensuality as natural and holy with Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love, eros, and beauty.

Aphrodite represents the flood of corporeal energy and is at the same time heavenly, thus opening up the celestial, spiritual realm.

This week, you’ll discover why true sensuality is an expression of how you love yourself in the moment — feeling natural and at ease with what is.

You’ll learn about the anatomy and physiology of your hips...

... and call upon Aphrodite through dance to overcome the survival emotions of fear, anxiety, suffering, hostility, anger, judgment, shame, and guilt — liberating your body and your energy.

As you begin to feel free within your body and release the chains of the past, you’ll create more energy in your field to create the future you truly want.

As you embrace your holy sensuality, you’ll:

  • Activate your life-force and let it set your whole body ablaze — energizing and elevating you through the Shake to Ignite Joy Dance Practice
  • Embody the sensual grace and beauty of Aphrodite
  • Reclaim your sexuality as sacred — and dance ecstatically to experience sensuality as your natural and holy birthright
  • Feel and embody your own beauty with radiance
  • Learn how to heal ailments that involve your hips, pelvis, and lower back through movement
 

Module 5: Core of Empowerment — The Solar Plexus Chakra & Sekhmet (September 6)

 

You’ll learn how to dance to empower yourself and take up residence in your body with sovereignty from the empowered Egyptian goddess Sekhmet — the Lioness who guides us to believe in ourselves.

You’ll develop the ability to hold and shine your light in any circumstance as you own your ferocity and balance it with compassion.

Banafsheh will guide you through movements — inspired by Sekhmet and the fiery Flamenco — that activate self-authority and strength, awakening the solar energy of the lion within you.

Flamenco gives us the strength to stand with confidence in all that we are, teaching us the posture of resilience and preparing us to face life’s challenges with the inner strength and power of dignity.

As you allow the Sacred Feminine fire of Sekhmet to fill your body, you’ll know with certainty that nothing in the outside world can limit the human spirit, especially when the spirit is alive with love.

As you explore the core of your power, you’ll:

  • Allow the energy of the lion to fan the flame of your solar plexus chakra — and activate self-authority, sovereignty, and confidence through the fiery and empowering movements of Flamenco
  • Learn how to embody Sekhmet’s powerful lioness attributes
  • Build stamina and cultivate wholeness through the Circles and Spheres Dance Practice
  • Activate self-reliance, resilience, and self-esteem — and develop steadfastness to become unstoppable
  • Learn key meridian points that support optimal digestive function
 

Module 6: Integrating Your Physical Chakras (September 13)

 

Just how do your chakras work together in a harmonious and unified way to support you on the Sufi path to embody love through the Sacred Feminine?

Consider the first three chakras, which are the physical chakras of your body:

The more rooted and connected you are with the Earth, the more you are able to connect with your eros and free up your life-force to ignite the full potential of your whole body and being...

The more you embody your eros in a healthy and unashamed way, the more empowered and confident you feel...

And the more you accept, like, and love yourself... the more you are able to honor your roots, all people, and living beings.

The domains of influence in these chakras form an important constellation in dance and movement...

... providing groundedness, vitality, and balance between feminine and masculine energies, and deepening your experience and capacity for sensuality, centeredness, relaxation, ease, stamina, endurance, discipline, resilience, and power.

For most people, chakras one through three, along with the throat chakra, tend to be closed and require the most focus and energy to activate and open.

In this module, you’ll revisit knowledge gleaned from the Sacred Feminine and the embodied dance practices shared by Banafsheh within previous modules to further integrate the insights and inspiration held within the root, sacral, and solar plexus chakras.

This week, you’ll:

  • Deepen your understanding of the interrelatedness of your physical chakras
  • Integrate the insights and inspiration held within the root, sacral, and solar plexus chakras
  • Revisit the gifts and wisdom of your first 3 chakras — gleaning higher insights from the Sacred Feminine and the embodied dance practices shared by Banafsheh within previous modules
  • Review and deepen dance and movement sequences from the previous modules
 

Module 7: Waves of Love From the Heart Chakra — Mother Mary & Mary Magdalene (September 20)

 

Let the rose of your heart blossom into love, compassion, and courage with inspiration from Mother Mary and Mary Magdalene (teacher to the Apostles) both of whom model unconditional love and compassion.

This week, you’ll experience your heart as the gateway to the quantum field of love...

... exploring and opening the pathways of the heart and pericardium meridians through movement.

You’ll also learn about the anatomy and physiology of the lungs as the wings of the heart, how to balance unconditional love and forgiveness with courage, and how to embody the energy of your heart as you deepen and expand your experience of The Waves of LoveDance Practice.

As you experience the sacred physiology of your heart, you’ll:

  • Discover your heart as the gateway to the quantum field of infinite consciousness
  • Call upon and embody the courageous and loving energy of Mother Mary and Mary Magdalene
  • Learn from the wisdom of your lungs, which works in concert with your heart — and open and balance your heart chakra through an expanded Waves of Love Dance Practice
  • Explore key heart and pericardium meridian points that reduce tension and help treat insomnia
  • Alleviate pain in the upper back and shoulders, open chest constriction, and resolve breathing issues through movement
 

Module 8: Surrendering to Love — The Throat Chakra & Hazrat Rabia (September 27)

 

Activate your center of creativity and will... and cultivate ease in expressing your truth with Rabia, one of the only women mystics in the Sufi path who lived in the 8th century.

This week, allow Rabia to inspire you to surrender to the Beloved and courageously express your truth by being anchored in the heart.

You’ll deepen your experience of the ecstatic practices of Sama (whirling) and Zikr (chanting) as two of the main pillars of the Sufi path — and explore variations of the Sama.

You’ll also be introduced to Persian dance as a graceful dance of adoration and a dissolving into ecstasy through sensual yet ethereal movement.

You’ll also develop the ability to balance discernment and surrender... create union between your mind and heart as you liberate your authentic voice... and learn how to create ease in your neck through awareness and movement.

As you explore the gifts of your heart chakra, you’ll:

  • Embody the energy, wisdom, and gifts of the Sufi mystic Rabia — and experience total adoration of the Beloved
  • Liberate your voice and experience your throat and expression as the bridge between your heart and mind
  • Learn to embody grace through Persian dance as a form of ecstasy that’s perfumed with the poetry of the Persian mystics
  • Create coherence between your body, heart, and mind through the sacred Sufi dance of Sama and variations of this profound practice
  • Surrender and become still enough to hear the intuitive guidance in your heart through a seated meditation following the Sama
  • Learn ways to alleviate issues with the neck and throat
 

Module 9: The Wings of Love — The Third Eye Chakra & Goddess Isis (October 4)

 

Expand your inner vision, imagination, and wisdom this week...

... and cultivate symbolic sight and powerful intuitive abilities with the Egyptian goddess Isis, the Great Mother of life, death, and regeneration.

The wisdom of the sixth chakra tells us that whatever we focus on grows — that the only thing that can grow is what you give energy to. All things are possible when you believe they are.

You’ll explore the Egyptian goddess Isis, the Great Mother of life, death, and regeneration this week to let your imagination take flight in union with your heart, and learn how activating the pineal gland can help you draw what you most desire.

You’ll also learn to dance with veils and activate coherence and balance between your intellect and intuition.

As you dance on the wings of love, you’ll:

  • Explore and activate the pineal gland as your inner eye or third eye
  • Embody the intuitive powers and wisdom of the Egyptian goddess Isis — and learn ways to draw in what you most desire
  • Dance with veils in the Wings of LoveDance Practice
  • Learn how to heal and alleviate headaches and eye issues
 

Module 10: Sacred Union — The Crown Chakra & Shekinah (October 11)

 

The crown chakra is our connection to the greater field of consciousness and what motivates us to seek an intimate connection to the greater in everything we do. Our dance is about experiencing this connection.

As you call upon Shekinah, the feminine godhead from the mystical Jewish tradition of the Kabbalah, you’ll activate the crown chakra and union of the Sacred Feminine and Divine Masculine

You’ll move in spirals of all kinds. Spirals are the most advanced human movement, as the invisible world comes into manifestation through the spiral… with the divine mystery at its innermost level, and physical forms of matter at the outermost. 

You’ll also learn about the anatomy and physiology of the spine and brain with an emphasis on the pituitary gland, and you’ll continue to deepen your experience of dancing with veils.

As you explore the Shekinah and the crown chakra, you’ll:

  • Learn about the Shekinah and embody her union with the Sacred Masculine
  • Activate the teachings of the crown chakra with the Spiral of LifeDance Practice
  • Deepen your experience of dancing with veils
  • Activate a sense of balance and the ability to remain present, grounded, and centered in the midst of turbulence by moving in spirals
  • Experience an intimate connection with the Beloved through dance
 

Module 11: The Sacred Geometry of the Body — The Soul Chakra & Goddess Sophia (October 18)

 

The soul star, or eighth chakra, is the energetic portal to your higher awareness and soul-level purpose. It’s your connection or gateway to the greater Universe and the cosmos.

As the seat of your subconscious mind, it also interplays with your dream space as the transpersonal chakra of unity awareness... or consciousness of the greater whole or oneness, of which we are all a part of and can embody in human form.

Accessing such expanded awareness enables you to transcend the limitations of your human perception and remember that you are not alone — because All Is One.

This week, you’ll be inspired by the loving wisdom of Sophia, a Gnostic feminine archetype who represents the soul of the world, to embody your soul and step into your unlimited self.

You’ll explore transfiguration, the union of matter and light, particle, and wave... deepen the practice of Sama and its variations, and begin to receive direct transmissions from the Source.

You’ll also deepen your experience of Persian dance as an expression of liquid light.

As you explore the sacred geometry of the body, you’ll:

  • Activate the teachings of the soul chakra and develop clarity about your purpose in life
  • Embody your soul and be inspired by the loving wisdom of Sophia — the soul of the world
  • Explore transfiguration — and the union of matter and light, particle, and wave
  • Experience spirit and matter, soul and body as one and feel interconnected to All That Is
  • Experience movement as liquid light through Persian dance
  • Deepen the practice of Sama and untangle and release layers, habits, thoughts, and emotions that block the flow of the Divine in you
 

Module 12: Living the Path of Embodied Love (October 25)

 

How can we consistently live the path of embodied love in our burning world?

During your final class with Banafsheh, you’ll review and further integrate important insights, practices, and teachings from previous weeks. 

You’ll also experience a visceral understanding of the Sacred Feminine by exploring what her many attributes invoke within your soul, body, and life...

... and which of the sacred archetypes resonates most with you — whether with the qualities you feel you have or ones you feel you need to develop.

You’ll be invited to reflect on what — in light of your purpose and your calling — doesn’t serve you anymore even if it has been worthy in the past...

... and what aspects of your life require a little sacrifice in order for you to become who you are meant to be — remember, sacrifice means to make sacred.

Ultimately, you’ll learn how to embody the Sacred Feminine within your day-to-day life so you can embody the love, beauty, harmony, wisdom, compassion, discernment, and justice to elevate yourself and our world.

During your final class, you’ll:

  • Integrate important insights, practices, and teachings from previous weeks — and explore how to embody the Sacred Feminine in your day-to-day life
  • Review and deepen the dance and movement practices you learned in previous weeks
  • Explore the transformational arc you have experienced over the past 12 weeks
  • Feel balance, harmony, and coherence between your feminine and masculine energies
  • Experience a visceral understanding of the Sacred Feminine by exploring what her many attributes invoke within your soul, body, and life
 
 
 
 

The Liberate Your Body Bonus Collection

In addition to Banafsheh’s transformative 12-week virtual course, you’ll receive these special bonuses with leading visionaries and teachers to complement the course and take your understanding and practice to an even deeper level.

 

Embodying Our Feminine & Masculine Energies Through the Kabbalistic Tree of Life
Video Dialogue With Banafsheh Sayyad and Rabbi Jeff Foust

In this video, Rabbi Jeff Foust, longtime student and teacher of the Kabbalistic Tree of Life, opens up the mysteries of the Kabbalistic Tree of Life in an inspiring and engaging way. He offers mystical insight, philosophy, and history as context to better understand the Tree of Life. He also presents a profound experiential exercise in how to embody the Tree of Life.

 

The Real Aphrodite
Video Teaching From Maryam Sayyad

In this video, Maryam Sayyad gives a provocative presentation on Aphrodite, the Goddess of love and beauty. The Aphrodite she presents is multidimensional, embodying both the light and dark aspects of love. She paints an engaging picture of the relationship between love and loss that engenders spiritual growth. Maryam Sayyad has a MA in Mythological Studies with an Emphasis in Depth Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute where she is currently completing her PhD in Mythology.

 

Reflections on Chinese Medicine & the Wu Female Whirling Shamans
Video Dialogue With Banafsheh Sayyad and Anastacia White

In this video, Banafsheh asks Anastacia White, one of the matriarchal wisdom keepers of the Chinese Sciences, to describe three of the vital substances that exist in our bodies, and help maintain the life and health of our bodies from the perspective of Chinese Medicine. The substances they discuss are Qi (Life Force), Jing (Essence), and Xue (Blood). Anastacia also gives an overview of the 5 Spirits which include Shen (Consciousness), Hun (Ethereal Soul), Po (Corporeal or Animal Soul), Zhi (Will), and Yi (Thought). Additionally, she introduces the tradition of the enigmatic Wu female whirling shamans who existed thousands of years ago.

 

Mary Magdalene or Miryam of Bethany
PDF Teaching From Anne Baring

Anne Baring, Wisdom keeper, Jungian analyst, author and historian, presented this engaging paper at the Scientific and Medical Network in December 2021. She has graciously made it available only to the registrants of Banafsheh’s course. She presents the latest findings on Mary Magdalene as the wife of Jesus, and his appointed teacher to the disciples to whom he bestowed the title of Miryam the Migdalah or Miryam the Tower — which he said would stand by this in the future.

 
 
 

What Banafsheh's Graduates Are Saying…

 
“Banafsheh’s gentleness, power, deep grace, and support helps us to recognize who we are, individually and collectively.”

Dance of Oneness assists us to recognize the awe and wonder of the reality of how we are all interconnected as one through dance and meditation. Banafsheh’s gentleness, power, deep grace, and support helps us to recognize who we are, individually and collectively. The experience I have had with her has been truly transformative. I am deeply grateful for her course and her being.
— Susan Beayni, Canada

“Dance of Oneness has opened the gateways of love in my body through Banafsheh’s transmission of feminine grace, power, and pure joy!”

Dance of Oneness has opened the gateways of love in my body through Banafsheh’s transmission of feminine grace, power, and pure joy! This dance is a homecoming to my soul...my spirit has landed...becoming one flow of body-breath-harmony. I deeply appreciate Banafsheh’s presence, her confident radiance of embodied Soul Beauty, which opened us all up to the Beauty of being in a woman’s body. I felt different after the workshop. Taller, more noble in bearing, more steady in my feet, more fluid in my joints, more toned in my belly, and more in love with being human in a woman’s body! Thank you for the space of freedom and discipline you created, for the sacred teachings through Rumi’s poetry.
— Christa Ray, student, Canada

“To be in the presence of Banafsheh, of love, is to know we are united to that which we seek, and this is all we ever need.”

Dance of Oneness reunites us to peace and harmony, lifts us from our attachments to life’s challenges. We receive this peace while deeply walking the Earth. With reverence, we make our time on earth, an offering of love. A class for anyone, of any age, no experience required. To be in the presence of Banafsheh, of love, is to know we are united to that which we seek, and this is all we ever need. We know this from our heart, not from ideas. The feminine essence blossoming in Banafsheh is transmitted to us, and is the source of a new vision for our planet: ruling with our hearts instead of our heads, with the intention to heal our planet, ourselves, and each other. We are grounded yet ecstatic, flying into the heart of the All. We grow wings. We are set free.
— Joan Englander, student

“[Banafsheh] is one of the best teachers and human beings I have ever encountered.”

Dancing with Banafsheh was one of the best experiences of my life. She 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

“Banafsheh’s workshop is experiential — experiencing the states of beings I had only read about!”

This is more than a dance workshop. It is the true meaning of Dance. Banafsheh’s workshop is experiential – experiencing the states of beings I had only read about! The space she creates and the gentle initiation she offers allowed me to gracefully slip into a new state within myself. I have experienced many of her workshops — but every time, it is a new experience. I feel alive! Every cell of my body feels alive! I have had bodily injuries that have been healed throughout the years with her practices.
— Maryam Nassirbegli

“I most enjoy Banafsheh’s wisdom and the way she embodies the most profound ancient truths that bring the movement to life.”

I most enjoy Banafsheh’s wisdom and the way she embodies the most profound ancient truths that bring the movement to life. She is teaching us to love. And even though I’ve been stumbling through it woefully, her tenderness and strength beckons me to keep dancing.
— Ivy Joeva

“Banafsheh magically unites all participants into a circle of interconnection, love, respect, and caring for each other...”

Banafsheh magically unites all participants into a circle of interconnection, love, respect, and caring for each other, for Gaia and our world’s wellbeing. She is on a mission to liberate us from “smallness” and to lead us to our “greatness”; to bring awareness to our sacredness; to give us a ground so we could ground ourselves; to give us wings so we could fly!
— Irina Azarova

“I feel stronger, more resilient and able to meet the challenges of this time.”

Banafsheh’s Dance of Oneness online classes have been a lifeline for me, bringing ease, balance, and deep peace into my everyday existence. I feel stronger, more resilient, and able to meet the challenges of this time. I am deeply grateful for this offering, and for the wonderful community of dancers across the globe.
Colette de Gagnier

 
 

Join the Global Community

 
 

Liberate Your Body With Sufi and Expressive Dance offers some of the most advanced online teachings available, within a thriving global community of learning and practice.

Join fellow students and practitioners to support and inspire each other as you integrate the teachings and practices Banafsheh Sayyad will share in this powerful training.

You’ll join an international community on the leading edge of manifesting a world grounded in the principles of cooperation, harmony, and reverence for all of life.

 

Here’s What You’ll Receive

 
 
 
Twelve 90-Minute Class Sessions With Banafsheh Sayyad
 

Experience a unique opportunity to be mentored by and learn from sacred dancer and choreographer Banafsheh Sayyad, the founder of Dance of Oneness® — from the comfort of your own home. Each class session includes a livestreaming video option and will guide you to experience holy sensuality and the astonishing light of your own being through sacred dance, Eastern energy medicine, and the Divine Feminine archetypes that connect with your chakras. Course sessions are on Tuesdays at 10:00am Pacific.

 
Twelve Video Recordings of Class Sessions
 

After each class, the digital video will be available for you to download or stream in a high-quality format. You’ll never have to worry about missing a session, and you can watch anytime and anywhere at your convenience.

 
 
Twelve Audio Recordings of Class Sessions
 

After each class, the audio will be available for you to download in high-quality MP3 format. You’ll never have to worry about missing a session, and you can listen anytime and anywhere at your convenience.

 
 
Twelve Transcripts of Class Sessions
 

In addition to the high-quality videos and MP3 audios, you’ll also receive the entire class transcription after each session is completed. You can then review, print, and highlight the most important insights and practices you were given.

 
 
Twelve 30-Minute Interactive Group Practice Sessions
 

With live class attendance, there will be a 30-minute optional interactive practice session directly following each class. You’ll be placed in an intimate group with several other participants on the conference call to interact, share, and do additional practices to help you further integrate the weekly lessons. Practice sessions are available for live attendance only and are not recorded for playback. If you’re unable to attend the calls live, the Facebook online community group allows you to connect with each other and find alternative times to interact.

 
 
Interactive Exercises and Questions for Each Lesson
 

Between class sessions, you’ll have the option of completing related exercises, practicing new tools, and answering questions to accelerate your learning and integrate each week’s lesson.

 
 
Online Community
 

Our exclusive Facebook online community is the perfect place to continue your discovery process after each class. Here, you can continue the discussion about your course materials and interact with your fellow students to take your exploration to an even deeper level.

 
 
The Liberate Your Body Bonus Collection
 
  • Embodying Our Feminine & Masculine Energies Through the Kabbalistic Tree of Life
    Video Dialogue With Banafsheh Sayyad and Rabbi Jeff Foust
  • The Real Aphrodite
    Video Teaching From Maryam Sayyad
  • Reflections on Chinese Medicine & the Wu Female Whirling Shamans
    Video Dialogue With Banafsheh Sayyad and Anastacia White
  • Mary Magdalene or Miryam of Bethany
    PDF Teaching From Anne Baring
 

An Unprecedented Opportunity to Join the Liberate Your Body With Sufi and Expressive Dance Online Training

 

We feel honored that Banafsheh Sayyad has chosen to partner with The Shift Network to offer this exclusive LIVE online training. This is a unique opportunity to interact directly with a sacred dancer and choreographer whose powerful insights and pioneering work are helping us heal and awaken ourselves and our world.

If you’re serious about experiencing holy sensuality through sacred dance, Eastern energy medicine, and the Divine Feminine archetypes that connect with your chakras, then you owe it to yourself, your loved ones, and our world to take this one-of-a-kind training.

If you’re ready to take the next step in your own evolution, click the register button below to reserve your space now.

 
 
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Your Satisfaction Is 100% Guaranteed!

Your satisfaction is 100% guaranteed! If you don’t absolutely LOVE Liberate Your Body With Sufi & Expressive Dance — or don’t feel that it meets your needs — please submit your refund request form on or before August 9, 2022 and we’ll happily issue qualifying customers a refund.

 

More Praise for Banafsheh Sayyad...

 
“Banafsheh’s presentations are not performances, but transmissions which transform your vision of dance forever.”

As an embodied mystic of the Divine Feminine, Banafsheh’s presentations are not performances, but transmissions which transform your vision of dance forever. Dancer and dance become one initiatory flame of grace.
— Andrew Harvey, mystical scholar, spiritual teacher, and the founder of the Institute of Sacred Activism

“Her dancing is more than a feast for the eyes, it’s a joy to the spirit and an opening of the heart.”

Banafsheh uses dance as a holy ritual. Her dancing is more than a feast for the eyes, it’s a joy to the spirit and an opening of the heart.
— Marianne Williamson, internationally acclaimed spiritual author and lecturer

 
“Banafsheh is one of the greatest sacred dancers I have seen.”

— Deepak Chopra, bestselling author and the founder of The Chopra Foundation

 
“Banafsheh is the quintessential professional in her field...”

In watching Banafsheh dance, I knew I was witnessing a master performer in action. Banafsheh is the quintessential professional in her field not only as a dancer but as an artistic interpreter of Rumi, and in explaining the brilliance of that renowned Sufi mystic.
— Caroline Myss, bestselling author, medical intuitive, and the founder of CMED (Caroline Myss Education)

 
“... when Banafsheh teaches or performs, she moves with an attitude of liquid gold pouring over silk velvet.”

Master of mystical Persian dance, when Banafsheh teaches or performs, she moves with an attitude of liquid gold pouring over silk velvet. She embodies what it means to dance with abandon, what it means to fully live the ecstatic poetry of Rumi, of luminous moonlight on radiant silver clouds.
— Felicia Tomasko, Editor-in-Chief at LA Yoga

 

About Banafsheh Sayyad

 

Banafsheh Sayyad is a Persian master sacred dancer, choreographer, acupuncturist, transformational teacher, and the founder of Dance of Oneness®. A deeply profound and highly accessible spiritual teacher of embodiment, Banafsheh performs and teaches internationally, initiating people into the wisdom of their bodies. Her signature style of holy wildness infused with ancient wisdom activates transformation and illumination in all those who watch her and dance with her from around the globe.

Banafsheh invites the dancer within to remember, reclaim, and resource the innate healing intelligence spiraling in us and all around us. Her easeful instruction and welcoming spirit empowers students from all stages of life to feel a true sense of belonging in their bodies and passion in their lives, by integrating wisdom teachings from throughout the ages.

She is among the few virtuosos of authentic Persian dance in the world, and a pioneer in creating a liberated feminine expression in the Sufi dance genre previously performed only by men. Her modality, Dance of Oneness, is dance as a spiritual path and science of embodiment. It is a fusion of three dimensions: healing, wisdom teachings, and the rigorous technique and self-expression of the art of dance.

Banafsheh has a Masters of Fine Arts in Dance and Choreography from UCLA and a Masters in Traditional Chinese Medicine. Her award-winning work has been presented in North America, Europe, and Australia. Her dance film, “In the Fire of Grace” with Andrew Harvey, traces Rumi’s journey of the soul in dance.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

 

Q: What’s a virtual course?
A: It’s a great way to engage live and pre-recorded teachings and each other from the comfort of your home! All you need is a computer, mobile device, or telephone. If there’s more than one person in your household taking the course, you’ll each need your own connection. We use Zoom video conferencing to make it just like an in-person event, where you can ask questions and deepen your exploration of the course themes.

There’s no additional charge for connecting to Zoom with your computer or mobile device. Please note that dialing Zoom from your telephone is a toll call; your telephone service provider will charge you according to your existing long-distance calling plan. International access numbers are available.

“I’ve never seen a course so well put together ever...”
I had never participated before in an online course. The packaging, presentation, inclusion, and Facebook postings created a wonderful, safe cocoon within which to participate. I’ve never seen a course so well put together ever — not in all the years of taking college classes — and I had my doubts about doing an online course. The wealth of organization and ease of learning materials and support made this fun as well.
— Claudia F., Medford, Massachusetts

 

Q: Can I get benefit from the course if I miss the live classes?
A: Absolutely! You can download the recordings and transcripts of all course sessions from our online media archive, so you never need to worry about missing live calls. You can also engage the full community and leaders on our private online community group.

 

Q: Can you tell me about the private online community group?
A: We’ll have a private online community group for all course participants on Facebook that will support you in making connections with others, sharing insights, engaging in discussions, and completing homework assignments that can supplement your transformational journey. You’ll have the ability to share your experiences, projects, and growth throughout the course.

 

Q: Are there scholarships available for this training?
A: Yes, we always make a certain percentage of spaces available for partial scholarships, for those who otherwise would not be able to enroll at the regular rate. If you’d like to apply for a scholarship, please review our guidelines, which include a link to our online application form.

 

Q: What’s your refund policy?
A: Your satisfaction with The Shift Network and this course is our highest priority! We offer a satisfaction guarantee so that you can sample the course risk-free. The deadline to receive a full refund is August 9, 2022. To request a refund, please click on this refund request form and submit your request. Qualifying refunds will be processed within five business days and an email confirming the refund will be sent. However, we’d love to have a chance to address and resolve your concerns first. If there’s something we can assist you with, please email us at support@theshiftnetwork.com and we’ll be happy to help! (No refund requests accepted after the above date or with scholarship awards.)

 

Q: How can I reach Customer Support?
A: Please visit our Customer Support Center, where you should be able to find the answer to your question or the solution to your problem. And if you can’t, you can submit an online request form and we’ll get right back to you.

 
 
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