Jaia Mara, an Appalachian native, is a dedicated seeker of the sacred, and brings passion, depth and commitment to her work. She is a professional performer and instructor, wedding officiant, and has over twenty years of profound and dedicated study in yoga, folkloric dance, ritual craft and energy work. A sacred movement devotee, she facilitates women’s circles, Sacred Arts Retreats, ritual dance workshops, wellness groups, and shares one on one spiritual coaching.
Yoga and Meditation
Jaia has been so blessed to have discovered yoga and meditation at a young age, and has been an instructor/guide for over 27 years. She teaches a fully embodied practice, with mantra, mudra, pranayama, & dhyanam. Her classes are beyond just asana and encompass the full scope and beauty of yoga. Most recently, in the past 10 years, her most intensive studies in asana have been with her teacher Shiva Rae, and her GuruJi in India, Seema Hari Om, daughter of Harish Johari.
Jaia is also a certified Sound Healer, and has been a Holy Fire Reiki Master/Teacher for 25+ years. It is with deep gratitude that she gets to offer these modalities full time as a Holistic Healer. To be of service is one of her gifts.
By expressing Sacred Movement with the body, we can format new pathways in the body to tune into the divine. Dance and movement were among some of our first forms of medicine and devotion. Through intentional movement and ecstatic dance, we invite the soul to a deeper journey, abandoning the daily surface mind, and calling up the consciousness to revel in the sacred through movement. Like a key, Sacred Movement can open the doorway between the consciousness and the psyche, and can encourage the two rooms to become one.
In Jaia's approach to Priestess work, she bridges the connection between living a life close to spirit and staying centered in today's world. Circle work includes classes to assist women on the priestess pathway, creating customized yoga and lifestyle programs that align with soul purpose, leading holistic wellness retreats that heal and revitalize, as well as assisting folks in starting and connecting with their own conscious collective, group or circle.