Banafsheh Sayyad

Banafsheh Sayyad

Banafsheh Sayyad, MFA, LAc,
is a Persian sacred dance artist, transformational teacher, and licensed acupuncturist. She is the founder of the pioneering synthesis of embodied spirituality known as Dance of Oneness® which beckons ALL to exalt. She teaches and performs worldwide.

Dance of Oneness®: Spiral of Love

Apr 10 - 15, 2016 Begins in 4 months
with Banafsheh Sayyad

“How would you like to delve into movement as spiritual practice, and gain tools to dance through the cycles of birth, life, and death with grace?” asks Banafsheh Sayyad. “Whether your passion is dance or not, whether you can or can’t dance, movement heals and leads us to who we truly are: embodied souls. In Rumi’s words, ‘Taste for a moment a piece of the whole and understand who you are.’



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