3-hour workshop with musicians Tony Khalife and Eskandar Alexander
The extreme times we live in demand that we be PRESENT, PASSIONATELY ALIVE, PEACEFUL, and stand in and for what we believe in.
The time is NOW to surrender to the power of love and dance to liberate your body and experience the living fiery passion in your heart that can initiate you into being a true human being. Dance in community with others to align your body, heart, and mind with your purpose for being alive.
Immerse yourself in Banafsheh’s transformational fusion of rigorous and healing dance with embodied spirituality set to Tony and Alexander’s mesmerizing music from the Middle East and around the globe. Session includes guided and free-style dance, stillness, Sama (whirling), Rumi’s poetry, chanting, stretching, meditation, Sufi teachings, divine feminine wisdom, and lots of laughter.
Experience the profound movement meditation of Sama (whirling) as a way to surrender, listen for guidance from your soul and uncover and nourish your passion and purpose.
Mixed levels. Suitable for people with some background in movement or dance, trained dancers, yoga and other movement practitioners.
Dress: comfortable attire you feel beautiful in / bring flexible sole dance shoes or socks
$45 in advance and $50 at the door | sign up for all 4 workshops and pay $150
More info: Email | Call (424) 322-8071
Save the date for upcoming sessions!
April 14, May 12 and June 2
Evening program: 8-10pm
Tony Khalife is a singer, songwriter, composer, guitarist, percussionist, yogi, artist, teacher, child-soldier and messenger of love and peace. He has been performing and teaching music and facilitating dance and yoga workshops for over 30 years, blending a lifelong search for musical truth into all forms of world music. www.tonykhalife.com
Eskandar Alexander is a first generation Californian raised on Persian Sonati (traditional) music. He studied Persian Radif since 2009 and Tar since 2012 with Vahid Bayat in the lineage of Maestros Darvishkhan and Lotfi. Alexander sings and plays the Tar, Setar, Daf and Dijeradoo to induce trance states and a deep sense of heart presence. http://wwwmystictar.com/
My experience was subtle and deep. The magic of the dance was the medicine, but the medicine was activated and potentiated by the graceful, whole hearted presence of Banafsheh. All at once she is warmly nurturing and absolutely clear in her power and devotion to the Beloved in herself and every dancer in the room.
– Melissa Nobels
Banafsheh is the ambassador of peace, love, and oneness. She is also a healer who reconnects body and soul.
– Farzaneh Aryaee