Persian master dance artist and transformational teacher, Banafsheh communicates the universal message of Sufi mysticism and Divine Feminine wisdom in a passionate yet serenely meditative way. Her dance is an interplay between trance and directed movement, precise yet abandoned and unrestrained. Her explosive yet fluid movement is sensual and ritualistic, uniting the feminine and masculine energies, body and soul, light and dark in a marriage of opposites. She invokes the ancient roots of dance as devotion, prayer and adoration while blazing an original trail in contemporary dance with her masterly fusion of high level dance technique and spirituality.
Her mesmerizing offering of the timeless Divine Feminine inside a contemporary gypsy dervish beckons you to engage, serve, exalt and honor your sexuality as sacred. She is one of the few bearers of authentic Persian dance in the world, an innovator of Sufi dance previously only performed by men and a pioneer in contemporary Persian dance, all of which characterize the form she has created called Dance of Oneness® geared towards empowering women and men through sacred embodiment.
This 37-minute practice is designed for all bodies regardless of your ability and physical limitations and perfect to do on a daily basis. You can stream it indefinitely or download it at the resolution of your choice.
You will learn to ground your energy, establish connection with the Earth and...
Whirling Dance of the Heart Session 1: Intro to the Sufi Path and the Sama
Welcome! I thank you for joining me on this journey!
It feels be very timely to come together and devote ourselves to the sacred dance of Sama, this healing prayer and meditation in movement. Over the next 2 Sessions we will take introductory steps or strokes in the vast ocean that Sama initiate...
Whirling Dance of the Heart Session 3: Spin into Coherence
Beloved Dancer, we will continue our journey into the Sama.
Please wear soft-soled shoes or socks to whirl. The purpose for this is so you can slide slightly.
Here are examples of suitable soft-soled jazz shoes you can purchase: Capezio and SoDanca.
Make sure not to eat a...