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Dance of Oneness® Academy is for you if you are…
A young dancer and want to connect your movement with spirituality, wisdom and healing modalities that can evolve you and help ignite global change though a modality that is a blend of guided and free-style dance.
A professional dancer, devoted to movement, who is looking to find a deeper meaning, sacredness and joy in your practice.
An ageless dancer (female, male, nonbinary), who embraces the body as essential to becoming whole and wants to ground your spirituality in the body.

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Dance of Oneness® Daily Practice Level I

A 37-min mixed level practice with the live music of Tony Khalife and poetry of Rumi. Access a sensual grace and gain tools to navigate our challenging times from a grounded, centered, loving and elevated state of joy and wisdom.

Living in Harmony Live Online Monthly Workshop

A 1.5-hr mixed level Workshop followed by a 30-min Community Circle. Create harmony in yourself, in your relationship with the Earth, with Spirit and with others through a combination of guided and free-style dance, mystical poetry and wisdom teachings.

Liberate Your Body with Sufi & Expressive Dance

A 12-week live online course that meets for 1.5 hrs weekly. Journey into the wisdom of the body and the healing powers of the Sacred Feminine through a combination of guided and free-style dance, mystical poetry, wisdom teachings,  and experiential physiology.

Whirling Dance of the Heart 

Learn how to whirl in this 2-hr mixed level Course. Let this simple, step by step method combined with Sufi teachings and philosophy, help you overcome dizziness and fear so you can access the benefits of this profound movement meditation. 

30 Days of Dance 

A 33-hr mixed level Dance of Oneness® journey through the 4-Elements designed for physical, emotional, and mental fitness. Energize yourself and activate lasting joy, ALIVENESS and peace. Ground, center, open your heart and align with your purpose for being alive.

Radiant Embodiment Series

A 64-hr mixed level journey through the Chakras and Feminine Archetypes designed to activate your light body. Come home to your body with loving, sensual grace, open and balance the Chakras, and embody the Feminine Archetypes corresponding to each Chakra.

Womb of Compassion

A 12-hr intermediate level Dance of Oneness® journey into Sufi and Divine Feminine teachings with a focus on the sacred dance of Sama (whirling) and the Saqi (Muse) in Persian dance. Empower your inner core and dance to spread compassion.

Rose of Love Live Online Course

In this intermediate level 8-hr journey, embody the love essence of the Rose through the sensual yet ethereal Persian dance. The Sessions are a balance between choreography, guided and free-style dance, Sufi and Divine Feminne teachings, and  Persian mystical poetry.

Path of the Dancer, 1.0 

A 12-hr intermediate Dance of Oneness® exploration of the secrets known only to dancers that can open you to your fullest potential. Embody the power, freedom, exuberance, resilience, flexibility, and grace of dance and transform your neurobiology and your life!
Please email us if you have any questions or need guidance in starting your journey.
We all know that we cannot solve problems at the same level that created them. Luckily, we have Banafsheh. Her classes have actually opened me to that sought-after next level. Through dance, she shows me that it lies only a short distance beyond my personal or global crises. Come dance with her, heal yourself, heal the world, and…have fun!

Joanna Veldt

USA
Banafsheh’s training transports me to the timeless crossroads where infinite and matter intersect. Dancing from this state of the felt unity in every cell, every breath, and all that is, I’ve truly learned to move and live!

Deirdre Stone

USA
To say Dance of Oneness® changed my life is an understatement! I’ve been struggling with depression and anxiety that I have dragged along with me from childhood. I was so tightly bound up in nerves and anxiety that I could barely breathe through the heaviness I was carrying in my heart. Dance of Oneness® slowly unwound and unfurled me with gentle coaxing rhythms into a more beautiful, vibrant, sensual love-filled version of myself than I feel I have ever been.

Katie Watt

Canada
Banafsheh has such an amazing way of taking large concepts and weaving them into the graspable, and embodying them into mindful movement that’s truly a transformational experience! Even from my living room!

Hilda Massoud

USA

Dance of Oneness® is the dance I had been waiting to do all my life. From a young age I had danced, read watched and followed Isadora Duncan, Martha Graham, Joffery Ballet, Margie Gillis, Gabriel Roth and many more than I can name that moved in a way that spoke to me. Dance of Oneness® is the culmination of all that I had been drawn to in the other dance forms which seemed to be missing the main ingredient. Banafsheh has found the missing thread which is the opening to the Beloved, to truly give yourself in movement to the Divine energy that resides and moves through all of us from the Earth and the Heavens. I felt that for the first time in our dancing. It also reintroduced me to my own body, allowed me to accept my imperfections and for the first time in years swim naked in the ocean. All of this and more.

Janet Sawatsky

Canada

Transformative! Banafsheh skillfully takes us step by step to an experience of dance that brings me deeper into my body, to peace, feeling grounded and open to beauty and to love. Most importantly for me, the process brought me to experience a lovingness toward myself. I appreciate her presence of gentleness and fierce passion, and I’m inspired to bring my best self into my world.

Mary Regis

USA

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