Apr
21
to Jun 9

SEX & THE SEPHIROT: A PLEASURE JOURNEY THROUGH THE OMER

The seven weeks between the Jewish holidays of Passover and Shavuot - known as the period of counting the Omer - invite us on an intentional journey from constriction to pleasure, union & revelation. The Omer offers a focused opportunity to bring attention to patterns we desire to transform.

In Sex and the Sephirot, we’ll engage the Omer toward experiencing greater erotic presence, deepening our commitment to sex that is nourishing and healthful for us, and embracing ritual practices of self-pleasure - or pleasure with partners - amidst the support and container of sex-positive community and joyful accountability.  We’ll work with the sephirot through an embodied pelvic mapping of the kabbalistic tree of life created specifically for this course.

This offering is for you if: You have a pattern around self-pleasure or sex with partners that you want to transform. You feel excited - and perhaps a little nervous - about being held in a lovingly tended group container to additionally integrate the sacred into your erotic life. You desire to claim pleasure as prayer. 

This seven week journey includes weekly teachings delivered by audio and text, three collective video calls which are a combination of teaching and personal check-in's, optional chevrutah connection with a classmate and a 30 minute individual support session by Zoom with Taya Mâ. Video calls are Sundays April 21, May 12 & June 9 @ 10 am Pacific / 1 pm Eastern.  

While vulva mapping materials are a part of course content, this course is open to and designed for people of all gender expressions & bodies.  Our frame is Jewishly rooted, and this course is open across faith practices - no background in Judaism necessary. The course requires a clearly stated commitment to confidentiality, in support of the depth and vulnerability of our work.

Course registration is $275. Registration is open through April 19, 2019 or until the course fills, whichever comes first.  Register by paypal to kohenetvirtualtemple@gmail.com (as a friends and family payment to avoid fees) with a note as to which course you are registering for. Feel free to contact kohenetvirtualtemple@gmail.com with questions.

View Event →
Sep
1
to Dec 3

JEWISH ANCESTRAL HEALING IMMERSION

Exact dates and registration coming soon!

Every lineage includes loving and wise ancestors.  Ancestral support amplifies personal vitality and enhances communal well-being.  Cultivating connection with these bright and benevolent ancestors creates ease with living family members and helps clarify one's life-path, relationships and purpose.  This connection can be a great support toward healing trauma as well as anchoring ancestral blessing and gifts.

The Jewish Ancestral Healing Online course weaves practices of Jewish ancestor reverence with immersive individual Ancestral Lineage Healing sessions. The immersion includes three personal Ancestral Lineage Healing sessions with Taya Mâ or ancestral lineage healing practitioner Yael illah, content material on Jewish ancestor reverence practices delivered in audio and written format, and optional (recorded) monthly group video calls. The three personal sessions include an assessment of students’ four primary bloodlines and continue toward connecting with an ancestral guide to anchor blessing and bring healing / repair through one of the lineages.

In our opening call (optional / recorded), we'll review the principles of the Ancestral Lineage Healing model and set clear intentions for the work.  The second two calls (optional / recorded) are check-in and integration calls, space for sharing experiences, questions, receiving feedback and connecting in community. Audio and written content of the course highlights Jewish ancestral reverence practices including working with stones, yahrzeit practices of remembering, the ancestralization practice of reciting Mourner's Kaddish, the practice of pilgrimage known as Hillula, and more. 

Course registration is $475 upfront or 3 monthly installments of $180 (totaling $540).  To register, or with questions, fill out the contact form.

View Event →
Nov
1
to Nov 3

ANCESTRAL LINEAGE HEALING INTENSIVE

Exact dates and registration coming soon!

Everyone has loving and wise ancestors, and by reaching out for their support we access tremendous vitality for personal and family healing. In addition to supporting repairs with living family, our ancestors encourage healthy self-esteem and help us to clarify our destiny, relationships, and work in the world. Participants will learn to relate safely and directly with family ancestors, both helpful guides and the dead in need of assistance. The work will closely follow Dr. Foor’s book, Ancestral Medicine: Rituals for Personal and Family Healing.  Expect to engage lineage ancestors in heart-centered ritual through prayer/song, visioning practices, and group dialogue. There are no prerequisites, however, prior experience with inner work and relating with spirit guides/teachers are both helpful.

Folks new to ancestor work, adoptees, and those with a tough experience of family are warmly welcome. The training will be a trauma-aware, multicultural ritual container that embraces the relationship of ancestral engagement with cultural healing. Those with a healing arts practice will learn some new skills to support your work. Spaces are limited, 10am-5pm each day, cost is $450 for the three full days of ritual/training (some spaces available for reduced cost/scholarship to keep the work accessible, please inquire directly). Preregistration and full attendance requested.  We acknowledge this event is taking place on the ancestral lands of diverse Ohlone peoples, and we encourage participants to become educated on the history and find ways to support contemporary Ohlone causes and organizations.

View Event →
Nov
15
to Nov 17

ANCESTRAL LINEAGE HEALING INTENSIVE

Everyone has loving and wise ancestors, and by reaching out for their support we access tremendous vitality for personal and family healing. In addition to supporting repairs with living family, our ancestors encourage healthy self-esteem and help us to clarify our destiny, relationships, and work in the world. Participants will learn to relate safely and directly with family ancestors, both helpful guides and the dead in need of assistance. The work will closely follow Dr. Foor’s book, Ancestral Medicine: Rituals for Personal and Family Healing.  Expect to engage lineage ancestors in heart-centered ritual through prayer/song, visioning practices, and group dialogue. There are no prerequisites, however, prior experience with inner work and relating with spirit guides/teachers are both helpful.

Folks new to ancestor work, adoptees, and those with a tough experience of family are warmly welcome. The training will be a trauma-aware, multicultural ritual container that embraces the relationship of ancestral engagement with cultural healing. Those with a healing arts practice will learn some new skills to support your work. Spaces are limited, 10am-5pm each day, cost is $450 for the three full days of ritual/training (some spaces available for reduced cost/scholarship to keep the work accessible, please inquire directly). Preregistration and full attendance requested.  We acknowledge this event is taking place on the ancestral lands of diverse Ohlone peoples, and we encourage participants to become educated on the history and find ways to support contemporary Ohlone causes and organizations.

View Event →

Apr
12
to Apr 14

ANCESTRAL LINEAGE HEALING INTENSIVE

Everyone has loving and wise ancestors, and by reaching out for their support we access tremendous vitality for personal and family healing. In addition to supporting repairs with living family, our ancestors encourage healthy self-esteem and help us to clarify our destiny, relationships, and work in the world. Participants will learn to relate safely and directly with family ancestors, both helpful guides and the dead in need of assistance. The work will closely follow Dr. Foor’s book, Ancestral Medicine: Rituals for Personal and Family Healing.  Expect to engage lineage ancestors in heart-centered ritual through prayer/song, visioning practices, and group dialogue. There are no prerequisites, however, prior experience with inner work and relating with spirit guides/teachers are both helpful.

Folks new to ancestor work, adoptees, and those with a tough experience of family are warmly welcome. The training will be a trauma-aware, multicultural ritual container that embraces the relationship of ancestral engagement with cultural healing. Those with a healing arts practice will learn some new skills to support your work. Spaces are limited, 10am-5pm each day, cost is $450 for the three full days of ritual/training (some spaces available for reduced cost/scholarship to keep the work accessible, please inquire directly). Preregistration and full attendance requested.  We acknowledge this event is taking place on the ancestral lands of diverse Ohlone peoples, and we encourage participants to become educated on the history and find ways to support contemporary Ohlone causes and organizations.

View Event →
Feb
8
to Feb 10

ANCESTRAL LINEAGE HEALING INTENSIVE

Everyone has loving and wise ancestors, and by reaching out for their support we access tremendous vitality for personal and family healing. In addition to supporting repairs with living family, our ancestors encourage healthy self-esteem and help us to clarify our destiny, relationships, and work in the world. Participants will learn to relate safely and directly with family ancestors, both helpful guides and the dead in need of assistance. The work will closely follow Dr. Foor’s book, Ancestral Medicine: Rituals for Personal and Family Healing.  Expect to engage lineage ancestors in heart-centered ritual through prayer/song, visioning practices, and group dialogue. There are no prerequisites, however, prior experience with inner work and relating with spirit guides/teachers are both helpful.

Folks new to ancestor work, adoptees, and those with a tough experience of family are warmly welcome. The training will be a trauma-aware, multicultural ritual container that embraces the relationship of ancestral engagement with cultural healing. Those with a healing arts practice will learn some new skills to support your work. Spaces are limited, 10am-5pm each day, cost is $450 for the three full days of ritual/training (some spaces available for reduced cost/scholarship to keep the work accessible, please inquire directly). Preregistration and full attendance requested.  We acknowledge this event is taking place on the ancestral lands of diverse Ohlone peoples, and we encourage participants to become educated on the history and find ways to support contemporary Ohlone causes and organizations.

View Event →
Feb
1
to May 5

JEWISH ANCESTRAL HEALING IMMERSION

Every lineage includes loving and wise ancestors.  Ancestral support amplifies personal vitality and enhances communal well-being.  Cultivating connection with these bright and benevolent ancestors creates ease with living family members and helps clarify one's life-path, relationships and purpose.  This connection can be a great support toward healing trauma as well as anchoring ancestral blessing and gifts.

The Jewish Ancestral Healing Online course weaves practices of Jewish ancestor reverence with immersive individual Ancestral Lineage Healing sessions. The immersion includes three personal Ancestral Lineage Healing sessions with Taya Mâ or ancestral lineage healing practitioner Yael illah, content material on Jewish ancestor reverence practices delivered in audio and written format, and optional (recorded) monthly group video calls. The three personal sessions include an assessment of students’ four primary bloodlines and continue toward connecting with an ancestral guide to anchor blessing and bring healing / repair through one of the lineages.

In our opening call (optional / recorded), we'll review the principles of the Ancestral Lineage Healing model and set clear intentions for the work.  The second two calls (optional / recorded) are check-in and integration calls, space for sharing experiences, questions, receiving feedback and connecting in community. Audio and written content of the course highlights Jewish ancestral reverence practices including working with stones, yahrzeit practices of remembering, the ancestralization practice of reciting Mourner's Kaddish, the practice of pilgrimage known as Hillula, and more. 

Course registration is $475 upfront or 3 monthly installments of $180 (totaling $540).  To register, or with questions, fill out the contact form.

View Event →
Nov
30
to Dec 2

ANCESTRAL LINEAGE HEALING INTENSIVE

Co-led by Pavini Moray and Taya Shere

Everyone has loving and wise ancestors, and by reaching out for their support we access tremendous vitality for personal and family healing. In addition to supporting repairs with living family, our ancestors encourage healthy self-esteem and help us to clarify our destiny, relationships, and work in the world.

Participants will learn to relate safely and directly with family ancestors, both helpful guides and the dead in need of assistance. The work will closely follow Dr. Foor’s book, Ancestral Medicine: Rituals for Personal and Family Healing. Expect to engage lineage ancestors in heart-centered ritual through prayer/song, visioning practices, and group dialogue. There are no prerequisites, however, prior experience with inner work and relating with spirit guides/teachers are both helpful.

Folks new to ancestor work, adoptees, and those with a tough experience of family are warmly welcome. The training will be a trauma-aware, multicultural ritual container that embraces the relationship of ancestral engagement with cultural healing. Those with a healing arts practice will learn some new skills to support your work. Spaces are limited, 10am-5pm each day, cost is $450 for the three full days of ritual/training (some spaces available for reduced cost/scholarship to keep the work accessible, please inquire directly). Preregistration and full attendance requested. 

We acknowledge this event is taking place on the ancestral lands of diverse Ohlone peoples, and we encourage people to become educated on the history and find ways to support contemporary Ohlone causes and organizations.

View Event →
Nov
10
10:00 AM10:00

ANCESTRAL LINEAGE HEALING DAYLONG WORKSHOP

Every lineage includes loving and wise ancestors. Connect with yours as a source of blessing, support and healing. This daylong workshop in ancestral lineage healing encourages relating safely and directly with blood & family lineage ancestors, cultivates connection with helpful guides, and creates boundaries and support for troubled dead in need of assistance. Together we’ll engage lineage ancestors in heart-centered ritual space through learning, experiential practice and group dialogue.

All are welcome, including folks new to ancestor work, those without much information about their blood lineages, and those with a challenging experience of family. There are no pre-requisites for this workshop, though prior experience with inner work and spiritual practice is helpful. Cost is $125 for the day.

Please inquire directly about financial aid if cost is an obstacle; we are committed to keeping this work financially accessible.

View Event →
Jun
2
to Jun 8

SHE WHO TENDS THE FIRE: A KOHENET JOURNEY

In this 4 day workshop, meet the netivot, the ancient Hebrew pathways of the priestess and learn core practices of the Kohenet Hebrew Priestess Institute. Create a holy hearth space through spirit journey with the Tzovah (Shrinekeeper), explore your initiation story with the Chachamah (Wise Woman), receive the support of your ancestors through the Baalat Ov (Shamaness) and practice bibliomancy, divine poetry, and chant with the Neviah (Prophetess). Through song, sacred study, visualization, ancestor work, creative exploration and experiential learning, we will engage these four firekeepers and learn their sacred stories. Through this work, we'll ignite our own inner firekeepers and discover ways to tend the spirit fire in our daily lives. People of all genders and spiritual traditions are welcome.

View Event →
May
12
10:30 AM10:30

PLEASURE AS PRAYER

with Taya Mâ and Maryam Hasnaa Tauhidi

Experience a lush daylong immersion in cultivating exquisite presence.  Root in the sacred by tending desired feeling states and daily rituals as core prayer. Come activate life-force & enhance resonance through sensory-awakening and refinement.  Join us to embrace and tend divinity within and beyond.  All are welcome. Bring a willingness to dive deep and to co-create.

View Event →
Apr
26
10:30 AM10:30

SOWING THE HEALED FUTURE: TOWARD A SPIRITUAL DIRECTION OF LIBERATION

  • Spiritual Directors International Conference (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

w/ Taya Mâ, Rebeccah Bennett (of InPower Institute) & Carolyn Griffeth

Does deepening into the Divine necessarily call us to the shores of liberation?  What is liberation anyway, and for whom? How do we practice spiritual direction in a way that accounts for the myriad ways we have been conditioned by structures of oppression and separation? How as spiritual directors are we uniquely called to show up for the healed future that wants to be born?  Through deep dialogue, ritual prayer and group process we will courageously step to to the edge of our work as spiritual directors and leaders and explore what it means to be agents of love and liberation in service to one another and to the world.

View Event →