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Path of the Dancer 1.0

Uncover the secrets of dance to live your full potential.
Video Course
Lifetime Access
Professional Level
13
13 Certification Points
Dance the joy and the pain both. Dance to get real and dance to fly. Dance to embrace yourself, embrace others and embrace what is.
– Banafsheh

Poetry In Motion

Dance the Revolution

Dance to feel joyful and fully ALIVE and connect with your life’s purpose

Live Online       

Sunday, July 30, 2023 

10am – 12pm PT | 5 – 7pm UTC

1-Year Access

Mixed Levels

12 Months

24 Certification Pts.

Sign up for a single workshop or join the full series to get access to recordings

Overview

Inside Path of the Dancer

What does it mean to dance consciously in these times of chaos and uncertainty? In this unique immersion, Banafsheh offers a path to incorporate the tools of embodiment and ancient mystic wisdom in our daily lives. She eloquently weaves together Western discoveries in quantum physics and neuroscience with East mysticism informed by the poetry of Rumi, Kabir and others.
Explore how dance can transform your neurobiology freeing past limiting beliefs and infusing your being with the energy of the infinite. Channel this energy of possibility and love to where it is most needed, be that personal empowerment or as an offering of healing for our global environment.

The Path of the Dancer initiates you into recognizing the wisdom of your body. You will find a deep sense of belonging, well-being, and a wholeness in your own skin.
Each Module builds upon the foundational principles of Dance of Oneness®.

In this course, you will:

  • Learn to self-regulate your nervous system
  • Activate the power of dance to ground yourself in peace and become passionately ALIVE and loving.
  • Transform your health through movement based in modern neuroscience and age-old wisdom traditions.
  • Embody your power and sensuality.
  • Experience the capacity to hold both devastation and deliverance, with compassion
  • Open yourself to Joy, Goodness and Truth.
  • Cultivate a true sense of belonging and deep listening to your body wisdom.

Course Audience

This immersion is suitable for ALL who love to move, all genders and age groups as an immediately accessible embodiment tool to ground and center yourself and become more conscious, joyful, and energized. In addition, this course offers trained dancers, psychotherapists, yoga instructors, creative arts therapists, and other movement practitioners the opportunity to deepen their professional skills.

Certification

This Immersion is a foundational Dance of Oneness® Course and fulfills 13 hours of the 200-hr Dance of Oneness® Certification Program.

Module 1: Grounded Flight

We begin our Path of the Dancer Immersion in reverence to life and cultivating kindness towards ourselves and others as the central technique of Dance of Oneness®. In this module, we explore 2 fundamental principles of Dance of Oneness®: 1. Ground and root lovingly in the Earth. 2. Experience our body as a channel. Both principles are about surrendering the idea that we are separate from the Earth and from Spirit, the all encompassing energy that permeates the entire universe, and need to rely on our own individual power in order to act. The dance reveals to us that the more we release our sense of separateness and connect with the Earth and the more we open and allow Spirit or energy to move in us and through us, the more we can access power and strength and the freer we feel, and more able to face challenges in our life. This module leaves us with a transformational experience of letting go of what is not serving us and a renewed dedication to our freedom and creativity.

Module 2: Center in Sovereignty

In this empowering module, we continue to build on the fundamental grounding techniques and begin cultivating a deep presence and sense of balance, ease and comfort in our own skin. This foundation becomes our base for accessing our core. The more we feel our self-worth and embrace ourselves exactly as we are, the more we can access our core, our center and cultivate a true sense of sovereignty in our body and transform what doesn’t serve us and the Greater through us. In this module, you will learn another fundamental principle of Dance of Oneness®: Let your movements emanate from your center.

Module 3: Blossom and Open Your Heart

This mystical and enlivening module anchors you in your heart and connects you deeply to the energy of gratitude. Building on the deep yet invigorating journey of the 2 previous modules, we open our heart, the gateway to the infinite and ignite the power of love through moving in sacred geometric shapes and patterns: Dance of Oneness Weave, Circles, Waves, and Infinities. Banafsheh will guide you into the sacred geometry of your body as you dance the infinity symbol to life and integrate our body, heart and mind into a harmonious resonance. In this module, Banafsheh will also lead you into a heart coherence meditation as well as a movement sequence leading you into experiencing the toroidal field of your body that brings you into absolute bliss!

Module 4: Step into Beauty as a Dancing Creator

We learn the sacred dance of Sama (whirling) and enter into the spin that is more and more understood as the fundamental dynamics of everything in the universe. We also explore moving in Dance of Oneness Spirals and Dancing with Veils. The practices in this module open us to how we have the power in every moment to choose how we feel and how we show up in the world. Our choices matter in our own life and in the lives we affect all around us. The practices remind us of the sanctity of life and inspire us to “Let the beauty we love be what we do” (Rumi) and reignite our dedication to creating beauty through loving and listening to the intuitive wisdom of our body temple. We review the simple and accessible wisdom tools cultivated throughout this immersion and how to apply the skills we cultivated through the Path of the Dancer to the Path of our Everyday Life, so we can live our life as a sacred dance – thrilling, illuminating, compassionate, loving and of service to Beauty, Truth and Goodness.

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Benefits

Awaken and enliven your inherent joy regardless of the circumstance
Cultivate a true sense of belonging in your body with deep calm and high energy
Learn the secrets of dance to live with happiness and vitality at any age
Elevate your state of being and confidence as you build resilience and adaptability
Calm your mind, reduce stress and increase a deep sense of peace
Learn the foundations of dance to improve and deepen your dancing regardless of the style
Embody sacred sensuality and lusciousness
Increase your fitness level and feel energized all day long
Connect to your life’s purpose and passion

Examples of soft-soled jazz shoes suitable for our dance:ᅠCapezioᅠandᅠSoDanca

How it works

This Immersion consists of 4 Modules totaling 13 hours of video sessions
You can follow the Modules at your own pace but it is recommended to do one Module per week over 4 weeks
You will own the content of the Immersion forever and can access it at any time you wish
You can download the referenced poetry, quotes and the music list
Join our private Facebook Dance of Oneness community with students from around the globe

Please find FAQ and Read Health Disclaimerᅠhere

Preparation

A space of at least 2-3 meters to move in

Please have water handy to stay hydrated

Have socks or dance shoes handy

Try not to eat a heavy meal within one hour of dancing

Please have a yoga mat on hand for stretching

Dress comfortably in attire you can move in easily

Tuition

Path of the Dancer 1.0

$390

Instructor

Banafsheh Sayyad is a master Persian sacred dancer, choreographer and founder of Dance of Oneness’. She is a deeply profound and highly accessible spiritual teacher of embodiment. Banafsheh performs and teaches internationally, initiating people into the wisdom of their bodies. She inspires all to live in these modern times grounded in love for the Earth and centered around our abiding true nature. Her signature style of holy wildness infused with ancient wisdom ignites transformation and illumination in all those who dance with her from around the globe. Banafsheh invites the dancer within to remember, reclaim and resource the innate healing intelligence streaming through us and spiraling 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 proven throughout the ages.

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