Dance of Oneness®: Rumi and the Dance of Light

Addresse55000 Highway 1
CityBig Sur
AtEsalen Institute
CountyMonterey (CA1183)
From11/11/2018
To11/16/2018
Hours13:00
CategoriaEvents
55000 Highway 1
Big Sur
Esalen Institute
Monterey (CA1183)
Tel 2018-11-11
Categoria Events
Dance of Oneness®: Rumi and the Dance of Light

5-day workshop with Tony Khalife and Eskandar Alexander How would you like to bring all of yourself to the dance and be the living YES? Dance is the joy of the soul and the body. The soul’s entry into the body is a dance. Regardless of what you do and what your work is, your soul wants to dance, touch and kiss the infinite, and that can only happen through trusting, letting go and listening to your own divine essence. Rumi’s vision of sacred passion in action is returning to galvanize our hearts and minds. Dive in and embody his passionate and transformative message and immerse yourself in a sacred field of empowering grace that supports you in living with reverence and light from your deepest passion in the very midst of life. Sacred dance is not just about feeling blissed out and flying into transcendent light.



It’s about uncovering your purpose for being alive and doing the real work of radical embodiment, where you feel yourself as light and matter, male and female, your divine self and shadow, all at once, simply, nakedly, presently, right here, right now as a instrument of love in the world. Join Banafsheh and musicians Tony Khalife and Eskandar Alexander in a wild, deep and nurturing weave of structured and free-style dance, whirling, chanting, live music, meditation, wisdom teachings, and lots of laughter. Open to all. Workshop includes a performance and ecstatic dance celebration. You will learn: – The movement meditation of Sama/whirling – Vocal techniques taught by Tony Khalife – The poetry of Rumi – Zikr or chanting – Grounding, releasing, centering and opening dance and movement techniques in preparation for Sama (whirling) – Divine feminine wisdom – Elements of Tai Chi, Persian Dance and flamenco – Tools to access joy, peace and lucidity in your daily life Mixed Levels Suitable for women and men with little or no background in movement or dance as well as trained dancers, yoga and other movement practitioners.


The only pre-requisite is a desire to connect your mind, body and soul through sacred movement. This course fulfills 26 hours towards the 200/400-hr Dance of Oneness® Certification Program Please dress comfortably in what makes you feel beautiful and bring a notebook, and soft-soled shoes or socks to dance in. One complete attire in white is recommended but not required. ��Esalen Institute in Big Sur is truly a treasure as one of most amazing places on our beloved planet Gaia. The area is considered one of the vortices of the Earth. Great organic meals mostly from the Esalen garden, natural spring hot tubs under the sky overlooking the Pacific Ocean, Esalen massage and great opportunities to hike and commune with this sacred Native American land are among the many attractions.


More info: Email info@esalen.org or call 831.667.3000 .

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