Manipura the Naval Chakra | The Lustrous Gem | Creating a life we treasure with the PATHFOR Series

“The biggest adventure you can ever take is to live the life of your dreams.” Oprah Winfrey

The solar plexus chakra, located between the bellybutton & the breastbone, is the seat of our gut intuition. It rules personal power, our drive, our will…our spark. It is the fire that ignites our soul’s purpose and drives us to CREATE a life in alignment with our highest self, goals & dreams. When the third chakra is balanced, we can confidently set boundaries, have a good sense of self-worth, an aura of confidence & feel we have a purpose on this Earth. We recognise we have gifts to share & go about sharing our light with intention, power & purpose!

This workshop allows us to understand & reconcile the areas within us which require loving attention and healing. This is a guide as we begin to consider where in our lives we need to reclaim joy, and helps us on the journey to uncovering our true purpose. We will focus on stoking the fire and passion within to CREATE our dreams! We are the architects of our own lives…let’s make it a masterpiece

Find the courage and inner FIRE to create the life your soul is calling for…through movement, journalling, meditative practices and other tools to heal the Solar Plexus energy centre and unlock reserves of confidence and joy we never knew we held within..

We as humans love to make meaning, and create stories, but sometimes they are not true! We can be so busy living in the illusion of our story that we box ourselves in. Some stories actually stop us from going from our dreams. It can be empowering to be ‘us’ outside of our boxes, and I am so grateful I found this path over 6 years ago, and excited to share it with you!

Since beginning this journey, I have, under the name ‘Maya Gandaia‘ (which translates as ‘Illusion to Joy’), created ‘The PathFor Series’: as a series of 7 workshops inspired by the Chakra system to help us to step out of the illusions which hold us back from being our true superhero selves. The PATHFOR Series were originally developed on Ella Mesma Company (with whom I have travelled the world) to facilitate the telling of the performers stories and dealing with all the stuff that comes up in the studio in a way that was healing, affirming and helped the dancers access the beautiful place of vulnerability where the magic happens. Then we realised that this series was like a powerful gateway for healing: a PATHFOR for those who want to open it: with the potential for healing, self-reflection and growth. They are a PATHFOR our journey bring us back home to our authentic self. They are our PATHFOR true CREATIVE expression.

The third or final workshop in the series is called CREATE and is inspired by the Manipura Chakra, where we turn our dreams into reality. This journey is about concretising all we learn on the PathFor series and putting plans into actions: taking action.

CREATE is a metaphorical heroes journey inspired by the navel chakra: a ritual of movement, meditation, workshopping and journaling to transform our stories and beliefs into creative joy.

The journey allows us to understand what stories we can let go of, to uncover our true soul purpose, our joy, and stoke the fire and passion within to CREATE our dreams!

“I thoroughly enjoyed Ella’s invitation to seek deeper, to ground further into the inner expression of myself. A mindful workshop to root in your own dance”. Agüi Garcia