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    the Dalai Lama’s Cultural Center in NYC

Banafsheh Sayyad, MFA, LAc

The Founder of Dance of Oneness®, Banafsheh is a Persian Sufi dancer, transformational teacher and acupuncturist. She is one of the few bearers of authentic Persian dance, an innovator of Sufi dance, and one of the few dance artists who has mastered a fusion of dance and spirituality. Her modality, Dance of Oneness® is a way of living our fullest potential through loving our body, our Self, and living as a lover. It fuses 3 dimensions: the art of dance, spirituality, and the science of healing. Banafsheh performs and teaches internationally, initiating people into the wisdom of their body. With an MFA in Dance from UCLA and an MA in Chinese Medicine, she is dedicated to healing and transformation through sacred dance and conscious movement. Banafsheh is the Creative Director and Co-director of Ubiquity Chartres Academy at Ubiquity University where she is also faculty. Her film with Andrew Harvey In the Fire of Grace traces Rumi’s journey of the soul in five stages. www.banafsheh.org


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