OG stands for Original Goddess - a creative collaboration between Melissa Landers and Maria Wagner. We create full spectrum experiences open to everyone and inspired by yoga that invite you to tap into your most primal knowing of the divine source and how it spirals in and out of your life as Shakti. Our practices are rooted in tantric philosophy, meaning no topics are off limits for exploration and expression, as tantra recognizes the divinity in all aspects of the human experience, light and dark. We weave together movement, metaphor, mythology, mantra, music, and self reflection to create with you an experience that takes you deep into the truth of your body and heart. Are you hearing the call? Join us.
We believe that we all carry aspects of Divine Feminine, Divine Masculine, and the spectrum between within us, therefore our experiences welcome all gender identities .
WEEKLY VIRTUAL YOGA CLASSES
Mondays 5:30 - 6:45 pm EST Illumina Flow with Maria
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Fridays 9:30 - 10:45 am EST Illumina Slow Flow with Maria
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Illumina Flow is an all-levels vinyasa style class with a strong unified intention that is carried throughout the class on all layers including the asana. Maria's classes are rooted in Tantric philosophy, the understanding that there is an innate divinity in all things. Designed creatively around a specific energetic theme and peak pose, we will weave together asana, dance-like moving metaphors and mudras, breath, mantra, mythology and archetypal energies, and music to explore the infinite wonder of nature and the depth of this human experience.
The Vehicles of the Gods and Goddesses
In Hinduism, each of the deities has an animal vehicle called a Vahana on which it travels. Vahana translates literally into “that which carries” or “that which pulls.” These animal vehicles represent the various spiritual and psychological forces that each deity represents. The Vahanas are essential to the potency of the deity. Gods and Goddesses are seldom depicted without their corresponding animal guide and companion. Join Maria and Melissa for a 4-week class series to embody the wisdom of 4 sacred Vahanas and their endearing stories.
Dates postponed - TBD
Tiger / Durga
Bull / Shiva
Snake / Vishnu
Swan / Saraswati
Mondays 6 - 7:30 pm - North Yarmouth ME - Pre-registration required
$22 Drop in, $72 for entire series
Exact location will be emailed to you post registration.
Maria Wagner (left)
The Goddess is everywhere, all the time. She is the creative force behind all that is manifest. When I learned to recognize her around me in nature and in inspirational people, I began to recognize her within me as well. The energy of the Divine Feminine guided me into the pure power that arose when I began to accept myself unconditionally, to recognize my creative potential, to use my voice, and to own my unique gifts and strengths including my superpowers: clarity of sight and intuitive knowing. The Goddess wants us to see ourselves the way she sees us, through the loving eyes of the Mother, as the perfect expression of divinity, whole and complete in all of our messiness and all of our brilliance.
Melissa Landers (right)
The Goddess entered my life with a thunderous rumble. Prior to her arrival I moved through the world from an imbalanced perception of self and the world. Shakti permeated my body, mind, and spirit with a primal, juicy, and fluid shift in consciousness. Loosening my grasp on all things no longer serving...she ordained me with a expansive and evolving heart...awakening me to my deepest desires and truth. She sometimes enters with fierce grace and steadfast resolve...and sometimes she enters quietly and lovingly cradles me to safety. My path is destined to walk alongside the goddess...to share her gifts with the world...and to channel her wisdom...allowing what is divine and holy to move through me and all I do.