She is Love Temple in Santa Barbara, Ca.
For millennia, across cultures, women have found healing and soul nourishment in the togetherness of our sacred circles. We have met in sacred groves, bathed in ancestral rivers, and danced in temples dedicated to the Divine. As we have come together, we have celebrated and honored the Sacred Feminine in one another in the sharing of rituals, dance, music and rites of passage.
In honor of the Sacred She within, She Is Love is pleased to invite you to immerse your body and soul at our sacred Temple mandala. Like the ancient temples of our ancestresses, the She Is Love Temple is a protective and nurturing vessel surrounded by Mother Nature and provides a safe space for women to come together for individual and collective soul tending.
She Is Love Temple is for the woman looking to tap into her ancient Feminine Wisdom through sacred Shakti dance, Magdalene womb rituals, Dakiina embodiments, playful art, nourishing food, salt water pools, and communion with nature. The She Is Love Temple will be hosted by local priestesses, Daniela Riva, Kalista Skydancer, and Annalisa Derr—each of whom expresses three different sacred lineages—and invites you to deepen into, crack open, and fall in love with your Divine Feminine essence.
Our journey together at the Temple takes place through events. We three priestess honor the Sacred Feminine in YOU and look forward to sharing the gifts of Her together.
Dakini Inspired Embodiments
Kalista is co-founder of She is Love™ and hostess of the She is Love Temple. Her service is to Sacred Feminine creative and spiritually awakened expression. Kalista is a dakini inspired artist. The dakini is a wild and free emanation of awakening- untamable with infinite petals. Kalista guides women into the dakini realm through an alchemical process of embodiment, mystery, and creativity. She utilizes skills she learned through years as an embodiment artist, graduate studies in Expressive Arts Therapy, Bio-energetic tantra, and sacred feminine practices. Women emerge from this experience more fully connected their transformative expressions. kalistaskydancer.com
Mary Magdalene Womb Rituals
A Mary Magdalene devotee, Annalisa made her first solo Mary Magdalene pilgrimage to Southern France in 2014 where she was initiated into the Magdalene Mysteries. Shortly thereafter, the Goddess lead her to Pacifica Graduate Institute, where she is currently a PhD candidate in Mythological Studies. Annalisa is a ritual theater creatrix with specialized training in masked and physical theater from master teachers in Italy, India, and NYC. Inspired by events in early November 2016, Annalisa began work on a ritual performative series that utilizes menstrual art to promote the female body and female sexuality as powerful, healing, and life affirming. Annalisa has developed and produced monthly women’s events in New York City (Ladies Salon NYC) and Santa Barbara (Mary Magdalene Spiritual Group), with an emphasis on women’s spirituality, creativity, networking, and entrepreneurship. In addition, Annalisa teaches somatic and Goddess centered workshops with the aim to encourage women to reconnect to the sacredness of their female bodies. Information regarding upcoming workshops and her ritual performance series can be found at annalisaderr.com.
Devidasi Temple Dancer
Daniela has been performing, teaching, and training in Indian classical dance Bharata Natyam in Tamil Nadu since 2004. Her exploration in sacred dances and rituals has lead her to absorb the fascinating history of temple dances, the devotional culture, spiritual philosophy, and traditional life style of India. Exploring poses, movements, and origins of Odissi Indian classical dance, Daniela’s classes embody the essence of the devotional ritualistic movements of the temple dancers, sharing with all women the transformational power encoded in these ancient arts. Daniela is a Yoga teacher from the Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandiram of Chennai. To learn more about Daniela, go to: www.danielariva.com
The Sacred Feminine has been gifted a very special temple for Her to flourish and blossom.