4-wk Workshop: January 7 – 28, 2024
Sundays, 2 – 4pm
Corazon Performing Arts, Topanga
Tuition: $66 for a single session, $199 for four sessions
Experience Flamenco as the alchemical dance of fire and sovereignty
Even if the whole world is choked with thorns,
a lovers heart will remain a rose garden.
– Jalaleddin Rumi
Inside Wild Rose
Become sovereign in your life like the wild Rose, discover your wild and noble self, and experience the alchemical fiery dance of Flamenco.
Roses have always been revered across cultures, not just for their intoxicating fragrance and ethereal beauty but also for their deep spiritual significance and symbolism.
The Wild Rose, in its untamed beauty, embodies the idea of spiritual wildness — a force uninhibited and free… yet deeply rooted in nature and the Divine. It thrives in its raw, unadulterated form, teaching us that there’s immense power in authenticity and natural grace.
We invite you on a 4-week dance journey into the heart of The Wild Rose that transcends the ordinary, navigating the realms of sensual expression, soft yet courageous power, mysticism, and powerful feminine archetypes.
This workshop is a tapestry of Flamenco, short choreographies and sequences, Eastern energy medicine and wisdom teachings, meditation and visualizations — all designed to resonate with both the curious beginner and the seasoned spiritual seeker.
As you venture deep into the wildness of the Rose through Flamenco, the alchemical dance of fire… you’ll release all that binds you. You’ll feel its spirit converge with yours, uninhibited and passionate — awakening dormant energies and encouraging uninhibited self-expression.
Like the Wild Rose, you’ll become sovereign in your realm, and through your unique essence, be guided to discover your own wild and noble self… the regal yet free presence that resides within, waiting to be acknowledged and celebrated.
During this 4-week dance journey, you’ll:
- Learn a rich Flamenco fusion — an alchemical dance of fire
- Delve into the passionate and spiritual realm of the wild rose — and discover how the Rose has been an emblem of divine love, spiritual enlightenment, and the journey of the soul
- Experience the essence of The Wild Rose through the fiery Flamenco and short choreographies and sequences to embody passion and the intimate connection between the spiritual and the sensual
- Become sovereign in your life like The Wild Rose — and activate your wild and noble self
- Explore the Rose as an ancient symbol of the Goddess, feminine power, and creation
Our urgent environmental crises are forcing us to reassess who we are. At the precipice of disaster, we are witnessing what can be our only salvation: a call to awaken to our inner divinity and sovereignty and oneness with the Earth.
Dance and Movement Style
You will learn basic/intermediate technique of the fiery, passionate flamenco fusion dance style. All sessions are a balance between choreography, guided movement and free-style dance.
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 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. Find the balm you yearn for to heal the wounded places inside your being. Discover the balm 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.
This dance journey is intermediate level but open to ALL who love to move.
Additionally, this dance journey offers trained dancers, psychotherapists, yoga instructors, creative arts therapists, and other movement practitioners the opportunity to deepen their professional skills.
This dance journey fulfills 8 hours of the 200-hr Dance of Oneness® Certification Program.
This dance journey is complete unto its own. For a fuller experience and greater benefit, we recommend entering the Rose Path of the Heart Series.
Benefits of This Series
Activate confidence and embody the fiery power of Flamenco
Get in shape and feel energized all day long
Connect with your passion for life and let it invigorate your whole being
Embody the empowering attitude of Flamenco and activate sovereignty
Feel your own beauty and self-worth… warts and all!
Learn to dance the joy and the pain, and transform limitation into art
What Students Say
How this Dance Journey works
You can enroll in one session or all 4 sessions at a discount with the Early Bird Rate until Dec. 30
You also have the option to 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
How to prepare for this Workshop
Please bring water with you to stay hydrated
Bring a yoga mat for stretching
Dress in attire suitable for movement that you feel beautiful inin easily
Try not to eat a heavy meal before class
Bring dance shoes
Carpool is encouraged
One 2-Hour Session
Jan 7, Jan 14, Jan 21, Jan 28
Four 2-Hour Sessions
Four Week Duration
Early Bird Rate until Dec. 30
3 Dance Journeys
Twelve 2-Hour Sessions
Three 4-Week Workshops
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.