Our Story


Our team is a combination of a Sacred She embodiment artist and channeler (Kalista “Dakina”), Mary Magdalene devotee-scholar (Annalisa), and Protector of the sacred feminine container (Rahman). 

Seeing the need for more venues that celebrate deep feminine expression, Kalista and her beloved husband, Rahman, founded SHE IS LOVE. As the heart of She is Love grew, Annalisa joined to contribute her gifts to the sacred feminine.

We are in service to the deep feminine from around the world, so she can creatively express the profound luminosity of HER heart.


BIOS


Kalista (her avatar is “Dakina”)

 Co-Founder & Director of She is Love

Co-Founder & Director of She is Love

Kalista is co-founder of She is Love. Her service is to sacred feminine awakening- a wild untamable mysticism rooted in creativity, sensuality, the heart, body, and senses. She is also a Sacred She embodiment artist. DAKINA is an name for her creative avatara and artwork. Dakina represents a sovereign claim and personal mythos of rediscovering and reimagining the Sacred Feminine in her own unique contemporary way. The embodiments are connected to ancient primordial aspects of the Sacred She such as the Dakini, Shakti, Shekhinah, and Sophia in her many manifestations, as well as trans-dimentional channeled expressions. Her new website coming soon is: dakina.com Kalista also guides women into their embodiments to empower and cultivate their creative capacity through life. Her background is includes graduate studies in Expressive Arts Therapy at the European Graduate School and Expressive Arts Therapy Institute. She is currently enrolled in Michaela Boehmn’s Non-Linear Movement Method® and Embodiment Teacher Training.

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The feminine has a beautiful capacity to infuse hidden wisdom and treasures into her expressions. Through her heart, she can bypass the literal mind, blossoming open love’s infinite dimensions. 
— Kalista
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Annalisa Derr

Directrix of Education

 Curator of She is Love (photo by: Stacy Cornett)

Curator of She is Love (photo by: Stacy Cornett)

 Annalisa Derr as Mary Magdalene in her ritual performance piece "Journey to the Goddess" (photo by: Bryan Anton)

Annalisa Derr as Mary Magdalene in her ritual performance piece "Journey to the Goddess" (photo by: Bryan Anton)

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 doctoral 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.

 

We are in deep gratitude to Rahman, Kalista's beloved, for holding a strong container for the sacred feminine. He is a man of integrity, depth, consciousness, and protector of the divine feminine.

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SHE IS LOVE ™ is an organization committed to the global awakening of the Sacred Feminine. The Sacred Feminine has been veiled for millennia, keeping most women from accessing, and therefore embodying, our true power. The Sacred She, (Shakti, Dakini, Sophia, Shekinah, etc.), is a cosmic feminine force that expresses herself through each woman as an individual sacred code. We believe that each woman has within her a unique sacred code of the Sacred Feminine, waiting to be re-awakened and re-membered. She is Love facilitates the awakening of each woman through three areas: educational classes and video series, full immersion events, and artistry.

What are Sacred Codes?

A sacred code is one of an infinite array of Sacred Feminine expressions. Sacred codes are accessed when we surrender to the Sacred She, allowing her energy—her life force—to move through us, guiding us to be positive agents of fierce love. Sacred codes have no specified form, nor do they necessarily adhere to a specific lineage, although, a woman may awaken and express her sacred code through a lineage and/or a specific form. A sacred code may take the form of Kuan Yin or Mary Magdalene, or she may call you to the Priestess-hood. A Sacred Feminine code may express herself through a devout nun, ecstatic mystic, or medicine woman. She may take the form of the civil rights lawyer, the preschool teacher, or the stay-at-home-mother of seven. 

When a woman taps into her unique sacred code, she connects to her authentic power and self-expression, leading her to be a healing force for herself, all women, and her extended community. Her direct embodied connection to the Sacred She becomes a deeply activated catalyst for positive global change.


We are setting a new paradigm for business, through a love/compassion model; one of celebration and support of the unique light of each woman rather than through competition.

We are blending non-profit business models together with abundant business models to be of service and maintain sustainability for the Sacred Feminine. Sisters rise together! You are the priestesses and dakinis emerging for the benefit of all beings! 

The Sacred Feminine is calling each of us home. Are you ready to answer her call?