Frequently Asked Questions
A: Generally, Dance of Oneness® Courses are designed for mixed levels and open to all who feel drawn. The Courses that are geared for Intermediate or Advanced Levels will be indicated thus.
A: Welcome! We are so happy you have decided to dance on this path with us. We recommend that you follow this order:
- Dance of Oneness® Daily Practice Level I Video (Mixed Levels)
- Living in Harmony Live Online Workshop (Mixed Levels)
- 30 Days of Dance (Mixed Levels)
- Whirling Dance of the Heart Video Course (Mixed Levels)
- Radiant Embodiment Video Series (Mixed Levels)
- Womb of Compassion (Intermediate Level)
- Path of the Dancer (Intermediate Level)
A: Dance of Oneness® is a balance between guided and free-style dance. You will be guided through some key embodiment and dance techniques so you can open to your fullest potential both as a dancer and a human being living in a body. The free-style component encourages you to integrate the teaching and the guidance into your own expression.
A: For women, we recommend a fitted tank top or leotard with a flowy skirt worn with leggings or shorts underneath. A wrap skirt or thin shawl worn around the waist can be a substitute for a skirt.
For men, we recommend comfortable light-weight loose fitting clothing suitable for dancing.
Wear something you feel beautiful and attractive in.
A: Yes, please always listen to the wisdom of your body. If you experience faintness, dizziness, pain or shortness of breath at any time while dancing, please stop immediately and consult a healthcare provider.
A: Banafsheh has been whirling for more than 30 years and teaching whirling for 15 years. Her extensive experience has led her to create a very simple method that enables people of all ages and levels of physical ability to begin whirling and maintain the turn for a long period. If you are a beginner, you need to dedicate to loving the ground with your feet and keep your focus in your feet and on keeping your energy from rising too quickly to your head which is what causes dizzyiness. In terms of nausea, make sure you don’t eat 2 hours prior to whirling.
If you become so dizzy or nauseous that it is hard to persevere in the turn, please slow yourself down, find your balance and slowly bow your head down in reverence. Go to the ground in child’s pose and give your reverence to the Earth. Then either lie down or sit, taking a few deep breaths. When you are ready to get up, do so slowly. You can try drinking some hot water sweetened with a little bit of honey or stevia.
Don’t give up! Know that the next time you try to turn, it will be completely different from the first time.
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A: Whenever you finish a Session, please make sure to mark it as ‘completed.’ To do so, you need to scroll down to the bottom of the page and click the purple button that says ‘Mark Complete.’ You won’t be able to proceed to the next Session if you don’t mark a Session as complete. We do this in order to be able to track your progress in the Course.