Date & Time
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
“Banafsheh is one of the greatest sacred dancers I have ever seen.” —Deepak Chopra
“Banafsheh’s dance is a holy ritual, a joy to the spirit and an opening of the heart.” —Marianne Williamson
The present moment, or NOW, is all there is, and when you dance to align your body, heart, and mind with your purpose for being alive in community, then the NOW becomes super potent for transformation on both personal and collective levels. In this evening workshop, guided by the poetry of Rumi, we will experience the NOW through a yin-yang synthesis of passionate and exuberant movement with peaceful and sensual embodiment, using guided and free-style dance, whirling, meditation and laughter. The grounding, centering, heart opening, and empowering techniques of Banafsheh’s Dance of Oneness® will help you clear yourself of drama, listen for guidance from Spirit, and ground your soul in your body.
Dance of Oneness® is dance as a spiritual path and science of conscious embodiment. A fusion of three dimensions: the art of dance, wisdom teachings, and healing, Dance of Oneness® is based in Sufi ritual and whirling, flamenco, Persian dance, trance, and tai chi. Sufi teachings and the poetry of Rumi, divine feminine wisdom, the Fourth Way, Chinese medicine and the chakra system are the theoretical groundwork.
Note: Open to all levels, and best suited for people with a background in dance or movement. Please bring soft-soled dance shoes or socks.
An Evening Sacred Dance Workshop
Thursday, May 24, 2018, 6:30 – 9:30 pm
Member $40/ Non-members $45
New York Open Center
Banafsheh Sayyad, who holds an MFA in dance and MA in Chinese medicine, is a leading Persian sacred dancer, transformational teacher, and founder of Dance of Oneness®. She performs and teaches internationally and has devoted her life to empowering people through the creative process, inspiring them to free themselves and transform their daily lives into sacred, loving art that makes them fully alive.