"Learning to act from our bellies - our instinctual movement centers - let us respond on behalf of ourselves and our children. The response-ability strengthens us, making us women of power, medicine woman and shamans. We become integrated, knowing and acting from the same place, no longer knowing one thing and doing another. In general, female shamanic work is geared to helping women make a stand for ourselves and on behalf of our planet, and to feel grounded, connected and solid. We need to contact our substance, our depth and our ability to act powerfully in the world, so that we can face whatever comes in front of us. It isn't just a matter of being politically active, taking up causes, going to the streets, or joining movements. We also need to be able to be truly present and respond appropriately to all situations in which we find ourselves."
- Vicki Noble, Author, Shakti Woman
The She Stands Tall is committed to bring women (and men) from different social-cultural-ethnic-economic backgrounds together in a culturally-open, socially-safe non-judegemental empathetic community space to fearlessly investigate, discover, and reclaim together the various aspects of 'being human' in body, sexuality and self on Earth at this time. Our intentional space supports women (and men) to experience as well as co-create communities that hold space for all aspects of us to be seen, acknowledged and held in our vulnerability, and make room for questions and conversations on matters that we would otherwise never have explored on our own.
See Our WorK Year 2016
facilitate talks, dialogue, art expressions & activities aligned with our vision.
Educate, Empower and Engage women and girls to Explore, Express and Embody the various factors that positively affirm relationship with body, sexuality and self. We do this through scholarly exploration, creative-arts facilitation, embodied spirituality, and the incorporation of indigenous earth-based practices from world over. The main pedagogical goal of our program is facilitating a transformative learning experience based on a whole-person philosophy modeled by a curriculum focused on six areas of developmental viz. physical, intellectual, emotional, social, creative and spiritual. Although our work primarily focuses on women and girls, we also support the journeys of boys and men.
To facilitate Sacred, Open, Safe Transformative Spaces that support an Embodied Exploration of the Personal, Relational & Transpersonal - within & without.
Every Woman and Girl guided to Stand Tall in the Knowing, Embodiment and Expression of Body, Sexuality and Self - wholly, naturally and sacredly.
We host monthly women-centered moon circles both online and in physical space. It provides an opportunity to immerse in a living spirituality of being a woman in body, sexuality and spirit.
21-Weeks of Shaktiship (Aug - Dec)
is a women-centered online coursework that offers a plethora of resources promoting individual and collective healing, reflection, and self-authorization for participants and their communities. Our online classroom provides group video meetings; one-on-one advising via Skype; creative art activities, meditations, video, audio and live presentations; links to various articles, books, films, videos from world over.
Our Five Shaktiship Offering
Our Foundational Pillars
Conferences & Retreats
provide platforms to Learn, Connect, Exchange & Collaborate on resources, Tools, Knowledge, and deep friendships with women from around the world.
Shakti Woman Journeys
Facilitating an Embodied Creative Expression space that supports transformative inner work focused on overcoming blocks, releasing wounds, healing body image, reclaiming life stories, intimacy, sexuality and self.
"When we begin to live from within outward, in touch with the power of the erotic within ourselves, and allowing that to inform and illuminate our actions upon the world around us, then we begin to be responsible to ourselves in the deepest sense. For as we begin to recognize our deepest feelings, we begin to give up, of necessity, being satisfied with suffering, and self-negation, and with the numbness which so often seems like the only alternative in our society." - Audre Lorde, The Uses of the Erotic