OG stands for Original Goddess. 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 Her call? Join us.
(We believe that we all carry aspects of both Divine Feminine and Divine Masculine within us, therefore our experiences are open to all gender identities unless explicitly noted otherwise.)
Deep Dive into the Abyss:
A Return to the Original Goddess
OG's signature experience invites you to explore the depth of the Tridevi: Saraswati, Lakshmi and Kali. These Hindu Goddesses bring the paradox of light and dark, and when we seek to excavate that which keeps us lifeless, we unearth the forces that move us with purity into our divine power. No Goddess can do it alone. Calling on her sisters Durga and Lakshmi, we will explore Saraswati's shadow - the lies that we tell ourselves that keep us stuck in the muck of our minds and prevent us from moving forward from the truth. Weaving together mantra, asana, moving metaphor and music, we call on the power of the Tridevi and dance through a full spectrum yoga experience with fluidity, clarity, and grace. Are you ready to dive into the abyss?
1. 25. 2020
6 - 8 pm - Illumina East - 96 Avenue B @ 6th St New York, NY
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.
2. 24. 2020
Tiger / Durga
3. 2. 2020
Bull / Shiva
3. 9. 2020
Snake / Vishnu
3. 16. 2020
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 (right)
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 (left)
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.