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Dance of Oneness®:

Rose Path of the Heart

with Banafsheh

In-person Dance Journeys

Sundays, 2 – 4pm
Corazon Performing Arts, Topanga

Register for a single 4-week Dance Journey at $250 or three for $699

Workshop 1: 

Rose of Love – Journey into Persian Dance 

November 5 – December 3, 2023 

Workshop 2: 

Wild Rose – Journey into Flamenco Fusion    

January 7 – 28, 2024

Workshop 3: 

 Sufi Rose – Journey into Whirling   

February 4 – 25, 2024

Let the Rose of your Heart blossom 

and dance you into Oneness with ALL of Creation.

– Banafsheh 

The Rose Path of the Heart Series is a transformational journey of embodiment and creativity. It is a combination of free-style dance and the sacred arts curriculum of Dance of Oneness®. 

Inside Rose Path of the Heart

Enter the garden of your heart through Persian dance, Flamenco, and  whirling  through sacred and sensual choreographies to embody love, awaken your inner and outer beauty — and activate the exquisite fragrance of your soul.

The Rose is the alchemical symbol of the heart opening to love, an expression of the love that keeps the cosmos in perpetual motion… and an ancient archetype of the Great Goddess.

Its beauty, gorgeous colors, and fragrance subtly activate our deeper essence and origin — and the love that connects our hearts with the heart of the Earth and cosmos in perfect symmetry. 

Even the orbital pattern of the planet Venus traces the outline of a beautiful Rose! 

You’ll be initiated into the mystery, beauty, and spiritual fragrance of the Rose in The Rose Path of the Heart series, which consists of three workshops: Rose of Love, Wild Rose, and Sufi Rose.

Discover the Rose Path of the Heart series

 in thee distinct dance journeys:

In each workshop, you’ll learn either Persian dance, Flamenco dance or whirling in short choreographies and sequences that rouse the deeper perfume of your soul to the surface as you commune with the Rose to embody love, wildness, wisdom, creation, fertility, and mystery.

You’ll journey from opening the rose in your heart to contemplating the mystery of the cosmic rose through embodying The Rose of Love, The Wild Rose, and The Sufi Rose.

As you enter the garden of your heart, you’ll experience the untamed and noble frequency of your heart.

You’ll also be guided on how to tend to your garden through Banafsheh’s unique combination of sacred dance, Eastern energy medicine, wisdom teachings, meditation and visualizations, the poetry of the mystics, and the sublime mystery of the Rose.

Each workshop can be purchased individually or you may purchase the entire series at a discount.

Step onto the Rose Path of the Heart and blossom into love, beauty, joy, wisdom, creativity, and true stewardship of our beloved Earth. 

Dance and Movement Styles

You will learn the sensual, ethereal Persian dance; the fiery Flamenco; and Sama (whirling). All sessions are a balance between choreography, guided movement and free-style dance.

Feminine Archetypes

You will be initiated into the mysteries of The Divine Feminine. As the hidden soul of the world, she calls us to enter a harmonious relationship with all Her creation. By coming into a loving conscious awareness in your body, you can invite a union between the feminine and the masculine.

Mystical Teachings and Science 

We will draw from the gnosis or the experiential knowing of the Sufis and the Taoists and drink from the poetic wellspring of Rumi, Hafez, Attar, Rabia, Kabir and other mystics. Explore parallels between these mystical teachings and the new physics. 


Experience the full-on transformation that comes from discovering and releasing deep-seated beliefs that have blocked you from living your full potential. Discover the balm you yearn for to heal the wounded places inside yourself that you carry with you to heal and bless our world.


Through sharing circles, we create an energy field that supports each of us in finding our unique gift. Our own light becomes magnified when shared and merged with like-hearted people. 

Course Audience
This Series is an intermediate level but open to ALL who love to move. All genders and age groups will benefit from the accessible embodiment tools designed for grounding centering, and becoming more conscious, joyful and energized.

In addition, this Series offers trained dancers, psychotherapists, yoga instructors, creative arts therapists, and other movement practitioners the opportunity to deepen their professional skills. 


This Series fulfills 32 hours of the 200-hr Dance of Oneness® Certification Program. 

Rose of Love – Journey into Persian Dance

4-week workshop

Sundays, 2 – 4pm 
November 5 – December 3, 2023
(no session on November 26)

Let the Rose of your heart blossom as you embody the love and beauty of the Divine Feminine through Persian dance. Learn short choreographies and sequences that enable you to melt and dissolve into subtle, tender ecstasy. 

The sublime, surrendered passion of Persian emanates from the soul of the Rose, perfumed by the great Persian mystics: Rumi, Attar and Hafez – whose poetry will grace our Sessions.

Wild Rose – Journey into Flamenco Fusion

4-week workshop

Sundays, 2 – 4pm
January 7 – 28, 2024

Embody the wild nobility of the Rose through Flamenco Fusion. Through short choreographies and sequences, experience Flamenco as the alchemical dance of fire, a way of transforming shadow content into art. Access your sizzling, sassy sovereignty! Come home to your body and celebrate your capacity to dance both pain and joy, sorrow, and deliverance. Empower yourself through the ferocity of Flamenco and take up residence in your body with courage, compassion, and stewardship toward the greater eco-field.

Sufi Rose – Journey into Whirling

4-week workshop

Sundays, 2 – 4pm
February 4 – 25, 2024

Be initiated into the Sama, the sacred dance of whirling that opens like a Rose in 4 stages called Greetings based on Rumi’s teachings. The Sama lays out a spiritual journey from awakening to love as the divine order and intelligence of the universe, to witnessing this loving intelligence in all of nature and people, to then die into love, and be reborn as the living embodiment of the love in the world. Banafsheh will guide you into the Sama through a clear, accessible method she has developed from years of experience, providing the history and symbolism of this powerful practice that helps you cultivate stillness, peace, and stability amidst chaos and turbulence.

What Students Say

Benefits of this Series

Embody sacred sensuality and lusciousness 

Get in shape and feel energized all day long

Cultivate a true sense of belonging in your body

Embody feminine grace, beauty and power 

Build resilience and adaptability through your nervous system

Cultivate a conscious coherence between your heart, mind and body

How this Series works

You can enroll in this dance journey or all 3 dance journeys of this series for a discount 

Each session includes 1.5 hrs of instruction plus a 30-min community sharing

Pre-registration is required

Address: 125 S Topanga Canyon Blvd, Topanga, CA 90290

Please find FAQ and Read Health Disclaimer here

How to prepare for these Workshops

Please bring water with you to stay hydrated

Bring a yoga mat for stretching

Dress in attire suitable for movement that you feel beautiful in

Try not to eat a heavy meal before class

Bring socks or dance shoes

Carpool is encouraged

Examples of soft-soled jazz shoes suitable for our dance: Capezio and SoDanca

Enroll Now

Full Series:
3 Journeys

$ 699
  • Twelve 2-hour Sessions
  • Three 4-week Workshops

Rose of Love
Single Journey

$ 250
  • Four 2-hour Sessions
  • 4-week Duration

Wild Rose
Single Journey

$ 250
  • Four 2-hour Sessions
  • 4-week Duration

Sufi Rose
Single Journey

$ 250
  • Four 2-hour Sessions
  • 4-week Duration

About Banafsheh

Banafsheh Sayyad is a master Persian sacred dancer, choreographer, activist 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


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


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