Dance of Oneness®: Creative Fire~Receptive Being

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5-day workshop with Banafsheh Sayyad

Ignite your creative flame, embody and live your dreams and create positive change in yourself and the world.

It is the creative fire that makes us feel truly ALIVE and vital, but this fire needs to be grounded in receptivity and being to be most effective and long lasting. Explore this interplay through dance and most importantly claim your birthright to take up conscious residence in your body with ecstatic serenity.

Feel the embrace of the Beloved, learn to trust your deepest understanding and unleash your wild sweet nectar through timeless, sacred dance, whirling, free-style movement, live music, chanting, singing, Sufi poetry, meditation and lots of laughter. Gain transformative tools for living creatively in your day to day life and manifest true positive contribution to our world.

Tuition: 600 CHF

Accommodation & full board (per person and night):
– Single room 140 CHF
– Double room 120 CHF
– Shared room 110 CHF
– Own tent 80 CHF

Open to women and men. Mixed levels. Most appropriate for people with a background in dance, yoga and other movement modalities, all artists, and those who long to live their lives artfully.

Wear comfortable clothing you feel beautiful in, bring soft-soled dance shoes or socks. Bring a veil to dance in.

Persian sacred dancer, choreographer, transformational teacher and founder of Dance of Oneness®, Banafsheh Sayyad performs and teaches internationally, initiating people into the wisdom of their body, inspiring them to live their everyday life as a sacred dance. Known for her innovative movement vocabulary, Banafsheh is one of the few bearers of authentic Persian dance in the world, an innovator of Sufi dance previously performed only by men, and one of the only dance artists who has mastered a fusion of high level dance technique with spiritual embodiment.

Her modality, Dance of Oneness® is dance as a spiritual path and science of embodiment that operates in 3 dimensions—the art of dance: rigorous technique and self-expression; wisdom teachings; and healing. Based in California, she teaches worldwide, guiding people to find themselves and their inner happiness through dance and live the sacred in everyday life. With an MFA in Dance and an MA in Chinese Medicine, she is dedicated to healing through conscious movement.

Banafsheh’s award-winning work has been presented in North America, Europe and Australia. Her dance film In the Fire of Grace traces Rumi’s journey of the Soul in dance. eaches across North America, Europe and Turkey at famous retreat centers like Esalen, Omega, Kripalu, Menla, Multiversity, Schweibenalp Center of Unity and Hollyhock to name a few. Visit for more information