Mother Moon Yoga

AWAKEN THE LIVING PRESENCE OF THE FEMININE DIVINE WITHIN

Mother Moon Yoga

What is Mother Moon Yoga?

Mother Moon Yoga is a re-remembering, a re-birthing, a re-aligning with the original mystical essence of yoga. Yoga as we know it in the West has become very masculinized with an emphasis on strength and physical performance. But at its origin, yoga was and is a sacred communion with The Goddess, The Mother. Yoga at its heart is simply prayer. It is breath. It is gentle organic dance. Original yoga is a hymn your body sings in response to the sacred rhythms of life, of Mother Earth, and of our sweet Mother Moon.

There is nothing quite like Mother Moon Yoga. It brings together not only the sacred lineages of multiple forms of yoga, but also the astrological wisdom of the Moon, the gifts of full body anointing, the ancient vibrations of the hymns and mantras of our ancestors, all coming together to be integrated in the sacred practice of deep soul writing.

Together, these mystical practices awaken the living presence of the Feminine Divine within waiting for expression in and through and as you.

Why is this unique practice so important and necessary right now?

It’s not an accident that Janet received such a clear call to create this unique multi-dimensional yoga/prayer practice during the crescendo of a global pandemic. We have never experienced such a multitude of chaos and change on all fronts. There is nothing more important right now than deep, embodied, ancestral, mystical practice. The time to rebirth ourselves and our relationship with Mother Earth is NOW!

Ramani Shiva Vaught, who will be leading us in September, asked this very question in deep soul writing and received this clear and sacred response from the Mother:

It is time to be seen, heard, and felt, my children. This Earth and her beings have struggled much as programs of fear, lack, power over, and hierarchy have predominated. Out of the shadows comes the full light of my moon to shine where darkness has hidden the gifts of the Mother. She rises, the Mother rises. Just as the Moon rises every night, so too your Mother rises within every being. 

Those who choose to be in this practice have already opened the door to what can be. I am here within you always Dancing the Dance upon the Earth at this time. Destruction-Creation-Destruction-Creation. Do not get caught in a web of attachment. Dance gently and softly, yet fiercely, confronting the ego's sabotaging ways of manipulating and pulling you back into the web. 

You are strong my children and you are ready. You are never alone; my love surrounds and encompasses you always. When the doubts come, plant your feet firmly on Mother Earth (envision this if you cannot be outside) and feel the light of My love growing within your heart cave with each breath, and then extending out filling you, enlightening every cell of your body and extending out through your energy field. Because my children, we are one.”

 

Schedule

Mother Moon Yoga meets at 7:00-8:48 pm Eastern (6 central, 5 mountain, 4 pacific, 1 Hawaii, wee hours in Europe and the following morning in the Pacific Rim).

We meet on the EVE of the dark or full moon because the eve is the moment we meet the full potency of the particular lunar cycle.

Every time zone experiences a moon phase sequentially, so we are going to use the time of the actual Dark or Full Moon in Hawaii.

Please note: the live Mother Moon Yoga experience is recorded and available by 1pm eastern the following day so you can repeat the experience in the preferred time in your time zone and also so that you can re-experience it multiple times throughout the 3-day phase just as your ancestors did.

Our Mother Moon Yoga gatherings are 108 minutes long:

  • Janet opens our gathering with an ancient hymn to the moon
  • Zeny leads us in a Sanskrit Water Mantra to bless our Mother Moon Yoga water
  • Emma creates sacred space with sound and our special anointing oil
  • Janet leads us in a moon and sun anointing
  • Emma shares the mystical wisdom of the moon in her esoteric Chandra symbol
  • Our Yoga Guide leads us through an asana to help us embody the wisdom of the moon
  • We integrate our experiences in savasana and deep soul writing with theta music
  • Janet completes our yoga with an ancient prayer to Isis

The community is welcome to stay for a few moments of sharing and conversation

Our schedule:

January—Yoga, Water Blessing, and Mantra with Zeny Bagatsing Ogrisseg

  • Monday, January 11, New Moon Capricorn 24⁰
  • Tuesday, January 26, Full Moon Leo 10⁰

February—Goddess Yoga with Karen Ledesma

  • Wednesday, February 10, New Moon Aquarius 24⁰
  • Wednesday, February 24, Full Moon Virgo 9⁰

March—Yoga Nidra (to release the old lunar year) with Emma Kupu Mitchell

  • Thursday, March 11, New Moon Pisces 24⁰
  • Friday, March 26, Full Moon Libra 9⁰

April—Dance (to dance in the new lunar year) with Keren Brown

  • Friday, April 9, New Moon and New Year in Aries 23⁰
  • Saturday, April 24, Full Moon Scorpio 8⁰

Our Yoga Goddesses

Zeny Bagatsing-Ogrisseg

Zeny is a Yogini, Musician, Sound Healer and Ayurveda Teacher. With a mixed heritage that includes Indian and Filipino, Zeny was raised in a culturally and spiritually diverse home. Her first yoga experience was listening to her mom chanting “Om” when she was a child.

Zeny has traveled extensively in India, studying Classical Hatha Yoga, Shaivist and Shakti Tantra, Mantra and Ayurveda. She is certified at the highest level recognized by Yoga Alliance as a Yoga Teacher Trainer, conducting 200 and 500-Hour Yoga Teacher Trainings and Tantric Mentorship programs through her school Hawaii School of Yoga.  She has been fortunate to learn from many great Gurus notably Mataji Sri Lalithambika, a lineage holder of Sri Vidya in south India, Guru Karunamaya, His Holiness Swami Rhambau, and Russil Paul author of the book The Yoga of Sound. In January 2020, Zeny was formally initiated as an Acharya in Ganeshpuri, India by Swami Khecharanatha into Kundalini Sadhana under the lineage of Bhagavan Nithyananda.

Inspired by one of India’s greatest Yogi’s, Sri Aurobindo, who was the first to say “All Life is Yoga”, Zeny promotes the yogic way of life, not just the practice on the mat. Her personal practice involves meditating and chanting daily, playing music, studying sacred scripture, teaching yoga classes, and most importantly Seva. Zeny and her husband support an orphanage for girls in south India through their singing bowl business Shakti Vibronics.

With a passion for sacred music, Zeny plays the piano, harp, harmonium, tanpura, and Indian singing bowls. And her main instrument is her voice. She has a gift for Sanskrit chanting and conducts kirtan and chanting sessions all over Oahu. She is also studying Music Engineering with Berklee College of Music.

In her free time, Zeny enjoys spending time at the beach with her family and cooking Indian food, cauliflower pakoras are a particular favorite!

Karen Ledesma

Karen LedesmaFor Karen, it was the liberating and ecstatic journey of conception, pregnancy, and natural water birthing that initiated her into soul remembrance of the Womb Mysteries. The return of her cycle two years later initiated her to travel even further through the feminine wombways, a descent into the heart of Sophia Gaia. Deeply nourished therein, she stepped into a calling to guide women to resource, anchor and embody the Heart-Womb Mysteries within their own bodies.

For both men and women, Karen is an advocate and sanctuary space for nurturing New Earth Luminaries, those souls bravely stepping forward in co-creating a sustainable and regenerative world during this profound global and cosmic shift. Her offerings, including Nine Moon Circle Journeys, Sophia Circle Journeys™, and 1:1 support, provide emotional sanctuary, blueprint journeys, and integrative soul care for navigating the multidimensional cycles of spiritual awakening.

“Man or woman, you are here to gestate your dreams and birth new realities through your embodiment of the Divine Feminine and Masculine Sophia Christ Light within you.” (The Sophia Code)

Emma Kupu Mitchell

Emma has been a practitioner of holistic therapies for over 30 years, including clinical Aromatherapy, Ayurveda, Depth Numerology, Elemental Astrology with an emphasis on the Moon, Yoga Nidra, and Sound Healing. Emma uses her extensive knowledge of ancient healing practices to create unique sound- infused sacred anointing oils and tinctures aligning with your natal chart and the “sacred geometry” of YOU.

Emma’s passion over the last 5- 6 years has been in elemental and shamanic astrology (particularly the lunar/moon wisdom) studying with amazing teachers which has enabled a deeper level of wisdom and understanding of her own life and her work with clients. Emma brings the vibrations and ancient mysteries of the celestial skies down to earth and interweaves these teachings in a unique approach with depth numerology through the lineage of Pythagoras.

I believe Hawaii called me (all the way from England!) to this ancient energetic land – the heart chakra of Mother Earth, the perfect location to hear the senses of our Souls and to be in harmony with nature and our natural rhythms. It is with deep gratitude that I continue to share the “mana” of these beautiful islands through my work today as a soul medicine artist guiding you back to wholeness - helping you hear and live the music, beauty, and wisdom of your Soul.

Keren Brown

Keren Brown imageKeren Brown is a Mystery Initiation Artist, movement facilitator, certified professional coach (CPCC), and marketing guide for creative entrepreneurs.

A lifelong lover of all forms of dance and movement, she began competing in dance (ballroom and Latin) when she was 9 years old, eventually performing, teaching and competing at the professional level. For the past 20 years she has explored and been inspired by a variety of free-form and conscious dance practices, including Nia, JourneyDance, and Ecstatic Dance.

Consistently, movement and dance have been a way for Keren to return to her essential Self – and she believes this can be true for every body. We are all dancers, and through the alchemical vessel of the body, we awaken our creative life force and come home to a remembrance of our true power as the embodiment and expression of the Divine.

Keren incorporates embodiment practices and gentle movement into her coaching, online classes, and workshops which support women through the mystical, initiatory journey of midlife (and beyond). In this work, Keren guides WiseWomen to dance with their wild and wise Self, explore the many facets of their leadership, uncover their soul gifts, and express them in the outer world.

Keren is also a certified facilitator of Dr. Christine Page's Women's Mysteries for the Modern Woman and co-hosts the new Wise Women Talking podcast.

 

Our Prayer Artist

Janet Conner

Janet Conner is a prayer artist, deep soul explorer, field guide in The Mystic, and mistress of the mystical theta brain wave state—the threshold between worlds. But first and always, Janet is a devoted daughter of the Feminine Divine and Original Prayer. Put it all together and you can see why many consider Janet a 21st century wise and wonder-filled witch.

Her first book, Writing Down Your Soul, became a bestseller, followed by The Lotus and The Lily, Soul Vows, Find Your Soul’s Purpose and more. When “Prayer Artist” came calling, Janet found herself writing a whole new genre of prayer, redefining prayer altogether, and leading radical prayer intensives with fellow female mystics. She launched the Praying at the Speed of Love podcast to host intimate conversations with authors about their private prayer lives. Although she can hear the trees in the Hudson River Valley whispering her name, for now Janet lives with silence, solitude, and joy in the tiny town of Ozona, Florida on the Gulf of Mexico.

What will you receive?

Eight 108-minute live Mother Moon Yoga sessions, each paired lunar cycle of a dark moon and a full moon led by a different Yogini Goddess, giving you the opportunity to experience a wide variety of lineage wisdom traditions.

Access to a password-protected resource page that will include:

  • recordings of all sessions in both video and audio formats
  • bios and videos from our Yogini Goddesses
  • PDF handouts on each lunar cycle’s celestial Moon wisdom, prayers to the moon, sacred mantras, moon chart

Bonus videos including:

  • Emma Kupu Mitchell and Janet Conner on the Mother Moon Anointing oil and prayer
  • Emma Kupu Mitchell on the Sabian and Chandra symbol systems
  • Janet Conner and Emma Kupu Mitchell on the Moon Chart and Hawaiian Lunations
  • Janet’s teaching video on how to deep soul write in the mystical theta brainwave state
  • Audio of 25 minutes of Theta Music
    and more as Mother Moon Yoga continues

Membership in a private Facebook discussion group (optional)

Registration

$144 ($18 per session, 18 is the Moon in Tarot)

Have questions? Contact Janet at janetconner@tampabay.rr.com or 727-772-1118 between 1pm and 5pm Eastern