May 2019 ~ 8-Days in Turkey ~ Dance with Banafsheh 

17 May 2019 until 24 May 2019

Limak Hotel
Gökçedere Mahallesi
Termal/Yalova ,

I am co-cahooting once again with Fantabulous Sufic Dance ally, Banafsheh,
contributing the astro*mythic guiding meta-story to 8 days of dancing in Turkey 


Q&A Call with Caroline W. Casey and Banafsheh Sayyad: Details on the Ground and in the Sky from now until the full moon in Taurus/Scorpio, May 18 and 19, 2019 


Banafsheh · Dance of Oneness®: Awaken Radiant Beauty

Women’s Retreat in Yalova, Turkey

May 17, 2019 – May 24, 2019 · $1950 + airfare 

( * Mention Coyote Network News / Caroline Casey in registration * ) 

View event on Banafsheh’s website:


Dance of Oneness®: Awaken Radiant Beauty | Retreat in Yalova, Turkey

May 17, 2019 – May 24, 2019



8-day WOMEN ONLY Dance Retreat

Featuring musicians and guest speaker, Caroline Casey




“You are the Secret of God’s Secret.  You are the mirror of Divine Beauty.”
– Rumi


True beauty radiates from an inner core of love – love for yourself, the Earth and all beings. Release old resistances and blockages in your body that hold you back from experiencing ease and comfort within yourself, so you can connect with your innate beauty. Release tensions through dance and reconnect with your body as a luscious temple of ease, beauty and sensuality. Feel and look young, energetic and ALIVE!

Guided by the love poetry of Rumi, other Sufi mystics and Taoist philosophy, explore the foundations of Dance of Oneness and develop presence in your body through a focus on the Chakras and the Meridian system. Integrate your body, emotions, mind and soul in a sacred union and learn tools for self-healing.

Connect to your life’s purpose
Awaken your inner and outer feminine beauty
Become who you truly are
Observe and manage your life dramas without being overtaken by them
Transform limitation to possibilities
Reduce stress and learn to cope with daily stress to become more responsive rather than reactive, and thus contribute your unique gifts to our world
Heal your stubborn ailments and cultivate a well-balanced body
Find and connect with an international community of like-hearted sistas


The retreat will take place at a Sufi/Darvish House or Dergah and a beautiful historic hotel built on an Aesclepian site in the quaint village of Gokcedere. The days will be balanced with guided and free-style dance, whirling, Sufi teachings, wisdom teachings from the East & West, live music, yoga, chanting, meditation, sharing circle in a community of like-minded and like-hearted women, lots of laughter, Astro-mythology sessions, ample breaks, and detoxing in the natural hot springs. A new addition this year is aquatics – movement sessions in the natural hot spring pools.


Astrologer Caroline Casey will share stories related to the constellation of the retreat to highlight the connection between the self and the cosmos.


Join me during Ramadan, a time of prayer, purification and introspection. We will harness the energy of this time to purify, hear, keep our undivided focus on the Beloved and cultivate resiliency and perseverance in love.

Dance, whirl and soak in the relaxing hot springs. Nourish your soul and body with exceptional Turkish cuisine.


  • Gokcedere Thermal
  • Natural spring cold pool at Limak Hotel
  • Natural spring warm pool at Limak Hotel
  • Natural spring cold pool at Limak Hotel
  • View of Gokcedere from Dergah
  • Limak Hotel Dining room
  • Dance of Oneness sharing session at the Gokcedere Dergah
  • Dance of Oneness dancing at the Gokcedere Dergah
  • Dance of Oneness dancing at the Gokcedere Dergah


Mixed Levels. Suitable for women with some background in movement or dance, trained dancers, yoga and other movement practitioners as well as healing/medical practitioners. The only requirement is a desire to connect your mind, body and spirit in healing and wholeness through movement. 30 hrs towards the 400-hr Dance of Oneness® Certification Program


Looking for more information about the retreat before you’re ready to register? Click here!




  1. Purchase a ticket. Scroll down to the bottom of the page to where it says “Tickets” to purchase your ticket
  2. Sign the Terms of Agreement. Click here to open and sign the Terms of Agreement.

Questions about registration
310 499-7100


Early Bird Rate until February 1st
Hotel Single Room Lodging $1750*
($250 deposit with full payment due February 1, 2019)
(the equivalent in Euro or TRY)

After February 1st:
Hotel Single Room Lodging $1950*
(the equivalent in Euro or TRY)

Above fees include:

  • Stellar accommodations in a beautiful historic hotel built on healing natural hot water springs
  • Private group access to the onsite pools and fully equipped hamam (spa)
  • Exceptional buffet breakfast and dinner
  • Round trip ground transportation from the Yenikapi ferry dock in Istanbul to the hotel**

Fee does NOT include airfare to Turkey, visa and roundtrip transportation from the airport to the Yenikapi Ferry dock in Istanbul.

*Only Single lodging available
**Must arrive at the designated departure time on May 17 and plan to go to Istanbul on May 24.





Limak Hotel
Amazing historic hotel with natural spring thermal water pools, Turkish hamam, massage, beautiful views of lush mountains and a royal feast for breakfast and dinner.



May 17, 2019
May 24, 2019





Join the Trip: Tickets on Banafsheh’s Website *

*Mention Caroline in Registration 




Deposit (Early Bird) $250.00 Serves as the deposit for tuition and single room lodging for one.

Full $1,750 payment is due February 1, 2019.

Tuition/Lodging Full (Early Bird) $1,750.00 Serves as the full payment for tuition and single room lodging for one.

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