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Devadasi: A Story of Sex, Power & Devotion at the United Solo Festival NYC

Devadasi NYC United Solo Flier
On November 12th, I will be performing Devadasi: A Story of Sex Power and Devotion in New York City!

This is part of the United Solo Festival, the world’s largest solo theater festival.

The show will be on Sunday, November 12th @ 4PM at Theater Row (410 W. 42nds Street)

For more information and for tickets: http://unitedsolo.org/us/devadasi-2017/

Performing in NYC, Coming Full Circle

Kali Sword 4
Kali and I are going to NYC to perform my one-woman show, Devadasi; A Story of Sex, Power and Devotion!

This is big, like I’m coming full-circle, because New York City is where the story starts. New York is where I first met the “spiritual master” who drew me into the Russian Tantric Cult.

In these most intense and distressing times, I’m grateful to be performing again and to share my personal journey into the underworld to find healing and transformation.

I have been struck again and again by how this story of sexual and spiritual empowerment is helping others to feel more embodied and connected to a deeper part of themselves.

I want to give a special shout-out to women and especially young women who are longing to re-claim and re-connect to your sexuality, power and purpose.

The show is going to be on Sunday, November 12th @ 4PM at Theater Row, which is off-Broaday. This is part of a larger festival, The United Solo Festival.

Here is the Link for Tickets: http://unitedsolo.org/us/devadasi-2017/

Sold Out LA Shows, Standing Ovations & Empowering Others

Standing ovation
What an amazing performance of Devadasi this past Sunday!! Thank you, thank you to everyone who came and to all who have come to my past performances. I am blown away by the love and support, the sold out houses, the standing ovations and, most importantly, the reflections on how Devadasi is serving and empowering others.

Each performance has been one of deep healing and transformation for me, as I continue to awaken and FEEL more love, power and aliveness. I feel blessed that I am able to transmit this empowerment in live theater, through Kali’s Grace and the power of being witnessed.

It feels as though a chapter is ending, AND it’s clear this is not the end of Devadasi.

Devadasi: Wins Two Awards at the 2017 Hollywood Fringe Festival!

Encore Award
Devadasi: A Story of Sex, Power and Devotion wins two Awards at the Hollywood Fringe Festival!

The 2017 “Pick of the Fringe for 2017” and Winner of the “Producers Encore Awards.”

This means, I will perform again on Sunday, July 16th @ 5PM at the Asylum Underground Theater in Hollywood.

Tickets are on sale here: http://hff17.com/4692

Devadasi is going to the Hollywood Fringe Festival

Devadasi Fringe Flyer
Kali and I are going to the Hollywood Fringe Festival!!

For those in LA, I’m doing two more performances of my One-Woman Show; Devadasi, A Story of Sex, Power and Devotion.
Show Dates: 

Saturday, June 3rd @ 7pm

Friday, June 23rd @ 8.30pm

Here’s a brief description:

Devadasi: A Story of Sex, Power and Devotion tells Reena’s story of joining a Russian Tantric Cult and falling in love with a “spiritual master” who she makes her God. By helping Reena awaken to an ancient remembrance of herself as a Devadasi, an Indian Temple Priestess, what is at first an empowering relationship soon turns into one of psychological and spiritual manipulation.

Direct interventions by the Goddess Kali, wake Reena up to face the pain of her reality and her own self-hate, a centuries old patriarchal force, which led her into the cult. It is through Reena’s devotion to Kali, in and through her body, that she learns to dance with her own darkness and reclaim the power and sacredness of her body and sexuality.
Through 8 different characters, movement and dance, Reena takes you on an intimate, humorous and mystical journey into the underworld.

Tickets at: hff17.com/4692

Sold-Out, LA Premiere of Devadasi: A Story of Sex Power & Devotion!

Kali projection
WOW!! What a performance~experience~sacred ritual on Sunday. Jai Kali MA. I am changed. It was a huge reclaiming and re-membering. I am absorbing Kali’s words.

Take Back Your Power.

It’s Time.

This journey has been a re-birthing. I’m still integrating and receiving and cannot put many words to it for now. But I am so touched by the comments of so many after that the show had transmitted an empowerment to them in their bodies that they could FEEL.

Kali was in the room for sure.

May we Continue to TAKE BACK OUR POWER. IT’s TIME

Kali’s Sword of Truth

Kali Sword 1Another Big YES! I want to give great thanks to Georgianne Cowan for these most amazing photographs and for holding potent space for my soul to dance.

When I started working on my One-Woman Show, Devadasi, I began to receive strong messages from Kali to start dancing with a Sword. To embody the Sword’s power to cut through fear and transform my experience from being a victim in a Russian Cult to being a fierce participant in taking back my life.

Kali Sword 2The day we shot these photos was a big empowerment. It was the Aries Dark Moon. I was up on that magnificent rock and I could FEEL Kali. A wild abandon, a presence far greater than myself. I could feel the heat of the sun on my face, the wind sweeping through my hair, the earth beneath my feet and the spirits of the land. I could feel a re-birthing.

As I rehearse in these final weeks, Kali, through the Sword, is teaching me. Teaching me to dance in the paradox of life, to cut when it’s time, to rebuild my inner strength and confidence, to take back my power.

It is a sublime gift and blessing that I wish everyone woman to have and hope that my story will inspire more women to reclaim our glorious power!Kali Sword 3

For those in Los Angeles, I will be performing Devadasi; A story of Sex, Power and Devotion, on Sunday, May 7th @ 6PM.

Tickets On Sale For LA Premiere of Devadasi: A Story of Sex, Power and Devotion

Devadasi Highways Flyer
Tickets are on sale for my One-Woman Show on May 7th in Los Angeles!!

Devadasi: A Story of Sex, Power and Devotion tells my story of joining a Russian Tantric Cult, giving my power away to a “spiritual master” and the journey of reclaiming my power back.

It has been an incredible journey, and continues to be, from the conception of the show to this very day. I am in the full experience of understanding how healing and transformative storytelling is, as I continue to break the silence and unravel layers of emotion and memories of my time in the cult and relationship with the “spiritual master” at that time.

When I first announced the show a couple weeks ago, I heard from so many and am incredibly grateful for the support and witnessing. I feel that to witness and be witnessed in our darkest places is one of the most healing experiences we can have, personally and collectively. I’m profoundly grateful to bring that experience to live theater.
I want to give a very special thank you and great big bow to Christina Dunbar, who is producing this show and whose support, love and creative direction have held me solid in this process.

Below is the full description and ticket link for the show. Please note that my show is part of a larger evening of women’s solo performances. There are two shows, and you have the option to buy a ticket to my show (Part 2), or to both shows (Part 1 & 2) for a discounted price. I have witnessed and have the honor to know the other two performers and they are wonderful!

Devadasi: A Story of Sex, Power and Devotion

Devadasi tells Reena’s story of joining a Russian Tantric Cult and falling in love with a “spiritual master” who she makes her God. By helping Reena awaken to an ancient remembrance of herself as a Devadasi, an Indian Temple Priestess, what is at first an empowering relationship soon turns into one of psychological and spiritual manipulation.
Direct interventions by the Goddess Kali, wake Reena up to face the pain of her reality and her own self-hate, a centuries old patriarchal force. It is through Reena’s devotion to Kali, in and through her body, that she learns to dance with her own darkness and reclaim the power and sacredness of her body and sexuality.
Through 8 different characters, movement and dance, Reena takes you on an intimate, humorous and mystical journey into the underworld.

I’m Doing a One-Woman Show!!

Big YES. I am so thrilled (and nervous) to announce, I am doing a One-Woman Show here in Los Angeles, May 7th!!

This is the first time I’m sharing the story of how I got involved in a Russian, Tantric Cult and fell love in love with a man, a “spiritual master”, who I made my God. He was the first person to help me awaken to the connection between my sexuality and spirituality and an ancient remembrance of myself as a Devadasi, an Indian Temple Priestess. What was at first an empowering connection soon turned into one of psychological and spiritual manipulation.

It was through devotion and direct interventions by the Goddesses Kali and Aset (Isis), in and through my body and creative life, that I realized how much I had given my power away.

It has been a long journey of opening to the deep pain of this experience and of my own self-hate–passed down through centuries of patriarchal violation and oppression of the feminine–that led me into the cult.

This show is an offering to Kali and Aset, my most beloved Mother Goddesses, for taking and holding me in the underworld journey. Through Their grace, I am learning to be and dance with the darkness and reclaim the power of my body, sexuality and spiritual sovereignty.

For those in Los Angeles, it will be an honor to share this story with you. Save the date, Sunday, May 7th @ 6PM, Highways Performance space in Santa Monica. (Ticket details to come.)
LOVE, LOVE, LOVE and Jai MA!!

My Feminine Week

This has been an exciting week, with exciting things to share.

I was interviewed this week by the Amazing Vanessa Halloum on her Blog Talk Radio Show, Feminine Soul Radio.

It’s a wonderful, 30-minute interview and was picked as a Staff Choice for this week!

We go into Soulful Topics like:

  • Why the Goddess was suppressed for thousands of years
  • What impact this has on us as women and our leadership today
  • Why women have a particular path to awakening based in the body
  • Practical steps you can take today to awaken into your feminine power

To check it out go Here.

I am also thrilled to introduce you to Vanessa’s Feminine Soul Community, an on-line network of women awakening the divine feminine in themselves and the world.

This is a wonderful resource if you want to be in an on-line community of support with other like-minded, amazing women! [Read more...]