Workshops

About the PathFor Series

The PATHFOR series area series of workshops developed by Ella Mesma under the name ‘Maya Gandaia‘ (which translates as ‘Illusion to Joy’)

‘The PathFor Series’: are a series of 7 workshops to help us to step out of the illusions which hold us back from being our true superhero selves.

The PATHFOR Series were developed on Ella Mesma Company 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 Ella 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.

The PATHFOR Universe Series are inspired by the chakra system, to help us get back to our pure creative spirit. They combine movement, meditation, relaxation, mantra and journaling.

They are a PATHFOR our journey bring us back home to our authentic self. They are our PATHFOR true CREATIVE expression.

Explained and demonstrated simply, using movement, meditation and imagination, these workshops are a path for enlightenment for anyone who wants to embark on the journey.

These workshops have been broken down into the seven chakras (energy centres in our body that regulate core identity and creative expression). They are: HOME (Root chakra) HEART (Heart chakra) WOMB (Sacral Chakra) SING (throat chakra) CREATE (naval chakra) FLY (Third eye chakra) SPACE (Crown chakra)

If cjakras are blocked this keeps us from flowing freely in our lives, from creating, from taking control of our lives.

The origin of the rainbow chakras and the kundalini serpent derive from the Yoruba Orisha system of ancient West Africa, deified in the divinity Oshumare and that is why the PathFor series focus on the dances of these deities and on movement as well as elements of yoga, in particular Kundalini, because through the use of yoga and meditation, the Kundalini energy can be awakened to flow through the body and allow us to connect with our pure creative spirit.

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HOME | MULADHARA | ROOT CHAKRA | GROUNDING AND FOUNDATION

“The ache for home lives in all of us: the safe place where we can go as we are and not be questioned” Maya Angelou

WOMB | SVADISTHANA | SACRAL CHAKRA | PLEASURE AND SHADOWS

“I live in a queendom, ruled by a womb-iverse.” Erykah Badu

CREATE | MANIPURA | NAVAL CHAKRA | CONFIDENCE AND RESPONSIBILITY

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

HEART | ANAHATA | HEART CHAKRA | GIVE AND RECEIVE

“The more love we feel in our hearts, the more it will be brought to us” Deepak Chopra

SING | VISHUDDHI | THROAT CHAKRA | SELF EXPRESSION

“Reclaim your potent voice, filling in the past silences” Tererai Trent

FLY | AJNA | THIRD EYE CHAKRA |INTUITION

“Everything in the universe has a rhythm, everything dances. ” Maya Angelou

SPACE | SAHASRARA | CROWN CHAKRA |CONNECTED THROUGH ALL TIME AND SPACE

“I am connected to everyone through all time and space” William Whitecloud