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Wild Rose

Journey into Flamenco Fusion

with Banafsheh

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.

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 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. 

Course Audience
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

Please find FAQ and Read Health Disclaimer here

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

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

Enroll Now

Single Sessions

$ 66
  • One 2-Hour Session
  • Jan 7, Jan 14, Jan 21, Jan 28

Wild Rose
Dance Journey

$ 199
  • Four 2-Hour Sessions
  • Four Week Duration
  • Early Bird Rate until Dec. 30

Full Series:
3 Dance Journeys

$ 699
  • Twelve 2-Hour Sessions
  • Three 4-Week Workshops

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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