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Radiant Embodiment

with Banafsheh

If you just want to dance to feel ALIVE or connect with your purpose for being alive, this transformational series is for you!
Video Course
Lifetime Access
Mixed Levels
8 Months
64 Certification Points
As long as we are in a body, we are meant to be embodied. Whether we do it now, tomorrow, next week or next year…it is something we need to do and be. There is really no way around it…we are meant to be in our bodies consciously and the time is NOW… the time to come home to yourself with love.
– 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 Radiant Embodiment

What is embodiment, this elusive yet ever present concept?!

Join Banafsheh to explore embodiment through sacred dance and conscious movement, the wisdom of the body, sacred feminine archetypes, mystical teachings and quantum physics.

We have all been under tremendous pressure and gone through a great deal of trauma in one way or another. It is time to acknowledge, embrace, release and purge the trauma and let the pain be a gateway for rebirth, coherence, radiance and LOVE. In 8 Modules over 8 months, take a journey from despair to joy, darkness to light, fear to love, confusion to clarity, fragmentation to wholeness. In short, take a journey to becoming fully human in service to the Greater.

Radiant Embodiment is a transformational journey of embodiment and creativity with a combination of free-style dance and the sacred arts curriculum from the Dance of Oneness®: a fusion of Flamenco, Persian Dance, Middle Eastern Tribal Dances, Tai Chi, Sufi and Taoist teachings, Sacred Feminine Wisdom and moving with deep awareness of the pathways of energy in the body, including the Chakras and Meridians.

Dancing the Wisdom of the Body

Each module focuses on one of the 8 Chakras and its associated psycho-physical-spiritual wisdom culminating in the final module to allow for full bodied integration. The work is done through guided and free-form dance, movement, and meditation as well as explorations in sacred anatomy, physiology and the Chinese meridians or pathways of energy in the body.

Divine Feminine Archetypes

The Divine Feminine is the ground of being and the hidden soul of the world calling to us enter a harmonious relationship with our precious planet Gaia and all her creatures, ourselves, and our bodies. By embodying the frequency and resonance of the sacred feminine corresponding to each Chakra, you will be initiated into Her mysteries. Create a loving conscious awareness in your body and experience the embodied fullness of the union between feminine and the masculine energies.

Mystical Teachings and Science

We draw from the gnosis or the experiential knowing of the Sufis and the Taoists, and drink from the poetic wellspring of Rumi, Rabia, Kabir and other mystics, to explore parallels between these mystical teachings and the new Unified Theory of physics.

Self-Healing

Discover the power of self-healing with a combination of authentic inquiry, intentional movement, key Acupressure points, foot reflexology, tools from neuroscience and positive emotions. Experience the full-on transformation that comes from releasing the deep-seated beliefs in your body that have blocked you from living your full potential.

Course Audience

This Series is suitable for ALL who love to move. All genders and age groups can immediately access the embodiment tools to ground and center yourself and become more conscious, joyful and energized. Additionally, this series offers trained dancers, yoga instructors, psychotherapists, life coaches, counselors, creative arts therapists, and all other movement practitioners the opportunity to deepen their professional skills and acquire new effective tools.

Certification

This Series is a foundational Dance of Oneness® Course and fulfills 70 hours of the 200-hr Dance of Oneness® Certification Program. You have the opportunity to both deepen your practice of embodiment through dance and fulfill close to half of the hours required to become a Dance of Oneness® teacher.

Module 1
Root Chakra, Gaia and Black Madonna

In this 8-Session Module, learn to ground yourself, establish presence in your body and focus on form and technique – how to execute both dance and daily life movements with grace. Learn about economy of movement. Embody the mystery of the Black Madonna.

Dance & Movement: Middle Eastern Tribal Dances. Stretching and yoga. Dedicating your dance as a prayer to Gaia, our precious Earth.
Wisdom of the Body: Anatomy and physiology of the feet and hip joint.
Physical Healing: Hips, lower back, legs, knees, ankles, and feet.
Psycho-emotional Healing: Fear. Relationships: with the Earth, with your body, with the Mother, your mother, family, culture, tribes/communities, and ancestors.

Module 2: Sacral Chakra
Goddesses Inanna and Aphrodite

In this 8-Session Module, open yourself to the sheer radiance of Eros, and as inspired by Goddesses Inanna and Aphrodite, reclaim your sexuality as sacred. Balance the energies of yin and yang, feminine and masculine inside yourself. Come in touch with your womb/lower Dantian and learn to emanate movement from this center.

Dance & Movement: Middle Eastern Tribal Dances. Persian Dance. Tai Chi. Freely and ecstatically expressing your sensuality as natural and holy.
Wisdom of the Body: Anatomy of the pelvis/hip girdle. The energetics of the womb/lower Dantian.
Physical Healing: Hips, pelvis, lower back, Ob/gyn issues, and sexual potency.
Psycho-emotional Healing: Shame and guilt. Gender issues. Relationships: with power, creativity, sexuality, and romantic partner.

Module 3: Solar Plexus Chakra
Goddesses Artemis-Cybele and Sekhmet

In this 8-Session Module, Goddesses Artemis-Cybele and Sekhmet will empower you to take up residence in your body with sovereignty and activate self-authority. Learn to trust your inner knowing and access conviction, courage, strength, compassion, and stewardship toward the greater eco-field.

Dance & Movement: Flamenco. Dance of Oneness Circles and Spheres. Embodying fierce grace through your dance.
Wisdom of the Body: Anatomy and physiology of the abdominal region.
Physical Healing: Digestive issues with a focus on an optimal diet that both serves and sustains you and the great eco-field through you.
Psycho-emotional Healing: Releasing unworthiness. Cultivating empowerment, self-esteem, confidence, self-respect, self-authority, responsibility and discernment. Clarifying your relationship: with yourself, with leading, with trusting your intuition and inner guidance, with accountability and decision making.

Module 4: Heart Chakra
Mother Mary and Quan Yin

In this 8-Session Module, let the rose of your heart blossom and open so you can embody the love and beauty that is your birthright. Step into the infinite through your heart, the gateway to the quantum field of love consciousness. Explore the Sufi Path as the path of living love, and learn to embody love as a state of being from Mother Mary and Quan Yin.

Dance & Movement: Persian Dance. Dance of Oneness Waves. Dancing to let your body become an instrument playing a love song.
Wisdom of the Body: Anatomy and physiology of the heart and lungs.
Physical Healing: Upper back and shoulders, chest constriction, and breathing issues.
Psycho-emotional Healing: Following the trail of your tears, facing, honoring and dissolving grief. Opening to forgiveness, compassion, trust, love for yourself and love for life. Relationships: with love, with the Beloved, with life.

Module 8: Throat Chakra
Mary Magdalene and Rabia

In this 8-Session Module, activate your center of creativity and will, and the ability to express your truth. Create coherence between your heart and head through the positive feelings of appreciation, gratitude, care and compassion. Mary Magdalene and the Sufi mystic Rabia will guide you to courageously express your truth by anchoring in your heart, and lovingly rooting in the Earth.

Dance, Movement & Practice: Sama (whirling). Persian Dance. Reverential bowing. Zikr (chanting). Dancing with abandon and surrender to the Beloved. Vocal training with Tony Khalife.
Wisdom of the Body: Anatomy of the neck. Physiology of vocalization.
Physical Healing: Neck and throat issues.
Psycho-emotional Healing: Judgement and criticism. Choice and willpower. Relationships: with surrendering personal will to divine will, and self-expression.

Module 6: Brow Chakra
Goddess Isis

In this 8-Session Module, learn to activate your pineal gland, and powers of intuition and manifestation. Retrieve your power from false truths, and open to wisdom. With the inspiration of Goddess Isis, expand your mind and let your inner vision take flight as you ground lovingly in the Earth and anchor in your heart.

Dance & Movement: Sama (whirling). Veil Dance. Seated meditation. Dancing as a holy ritual with power to shift, influence and shape consciousness and the environment.
Wisdom of the Body: Anatomy and physiology of the brain with an emphasis on the pineal gland.
Physical Healing: Head and eyes.
Psycho-emotional Healing: Trusting in your inner guidance and ability to decipher truth. Relationships: with objectivity, and with other people’s that may not resonate with you.

Module 7: Crown Chakra
The Shekinah

In this 8-Session Module, the Shekinah from the mystical Jewish tradition of the Kabbalah will guide you into embodying your Crown Chakra. We will explore the tree of life as well as the sacred union of the divine feminine and masculine.

Dance & Movement: Deepening into Sama (whirling). Veil Dance. Dance of Oneness Spirals. Seated meditation.
Wisdom of the Body: Anatomy and physiology of the  spine.
Physical Healing: Head, sleep disorders.
Psycho-emotional Healing: Depression. Ability to trust life, trust the unknown. Relationships: with spirituality, devotion, the Greater, and divine timing.

Module 8: Soul Chakra and Integration
Goddess Sophia

In this 8-Session Module, the Gnostic feminine archetype, Sophia as the soul of the world will guide you into embodying your soul and stepping into your unlimited self. Explore transfiguration, the union of matter and light, particle and wave. Integrate the learnings of the previous 7 Modules.

Dance & Movement: Deepening the practice of Sama (whirling), Dance of Oneness Spirals and Turns; review and integration of previous 7 Modules.
Wisdom of the Body: The sacred geometry of the body. The energetic field around the body.
Physical Healing: Depression, exhaustion and other ailments not linked to a physical disorder.
Psycho-emotional Healing: Relationships: with the soul and spirit, and with death.

What Students Say...

Benefits

Cultivate a true sense of belonging in your body
Elevate your state of being and confidence
Embody sacred sensuality and lusciousness
Boost your immune response
Expand your breathing capacity, improving your overall well-being
Calm your mind, reduce stress and increase a deep sense of peace
Connect to your life’s purpose and passion
Cultivate a conscious coherence between your heart, mind and body
Heal your body and mitigate aches and pains
Awaken and enliven your inherent joy regardless of the circumstance
Build resilience and adaptability through your nervous system
Increase your fitness level and feel energized all day long

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

How it works

This Course consists of 8 Modules totaling 64 hours of instruction
You will have permanent access to course material, and can stream and download videos
Each Module has a Practical Wisdom component
This Course includes 8 bonus presentations by members of the Dance of Oneness Community on topics ranging from Goddess Aphrodite to The Tree of Life
Guest Presenters include Tony Khalife who guides us into using our voice in a Session of Module 5

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

Radiant Embodiment

$1850

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