Taya Mâ

immerse in embodied reverence

Embody Presence, Pleasure & Purpose

"Taya Mâ embodies devotion. She breathes ritual and her presence is a direct transmission of love - true and clear. Taya Mâ’s presence demands presence and is a catalyst for transformation. She continues to be my biggest ally, support and witness on my path, encouraging me to be the most authentic, expressed and true version of myself." - Yael Illah, Devotional Artist

I offer high-resonance support to those ready to attune to the sacred, embrace their clear gifts and embody their deep dreams.  The journey is intimate and the empowerment is real. 

Structures for exploration, connection and transformation include individual mentorship and supervision, virtual courses, in-person workshops and extended training.

Offerings are in realms of ritual reverence, embodied vocalization, ancestral lineage repair,  rite-of-passage leadership, trauma-healing, activating and inhabiting the sacred feminine and creating and guiding earth-loving prayer. 


Kohenet Hebrew Priestess Training

Celebrate the sacred in body, earth and cosmos as an embodiment of Shekhinah - divine presence.  Reclaim traditions of priestesses and prophetesses of biblical antiquity and of women healers, dreamers, and seekers throughout Jewish tradition.  Immerse in ritual as a transformative practice. Train in and co-create a paradigm of earth-based, embodied, feminist Jewish spiritual leadership.

Mentoring & Supervision

Individual Mentoring

We chant. We dream. We drum. We track sensation. We altar-craft.  We cycle.  We live as ceremony.

Priestess Supervision

Receive direct, embodied and intuitive support, reflection and accountability in your personal and communal priestessing, ritual leadership

Ancestral Healing

Ancestral Lineage Repair Sessions

Everyone has bright and well ancestors.  And many of us have blood lineages that need healing and tending.  Rooting in the places of greatest health in our lines - which often means connecting back long before remembered names - can be a great support toward healing ancestral trauma as well as anchoring blessing and familial gifts.  Ancestral Lineage Repair sessions are in the model of Daniel Foor, who Taya Mâ has both taught with and trained with.  Taya Mâ's work in this way specializes in - though is not limited to - ancestral healing in Jewish traditions and lineages.

2017 Events & Online COurses

Priestess Passover / Seder Sweetness

Monday April 10 / El Cerrito, CA

Reach out directly for details on timing and cost / to register

Sephirot for Priestesses & Friends

@ the Berkeley Yurt Temple / co-sponsored by the 13 Moon Mystery School

Wednesdays April 12 & 26, Tuesdays May 9 & 23, 7-9 pm

Sephirot, divine emanations, are a core organizing principle of Jewish mysticism weaving the kabbalistic Tree of Life. The seven weeks between Passover and Shavuot - the Jewish holiday of revelation - are an energetic journey through these sephirot in our bodies and in our lives. Join us for chant, embodied practice, and learning in community asexploring the sephirot through a Hebrew Priestess lens. This circle is open across faith, gender and spiritual experience.  $144 - 125 sliding scale. RSVP to elanarobyn@gmail.com

Pleasure as Prayer: The Alchemy of Reverence

with Taya Mâ and Maryam Hasnaa Tauhidi

Berkeley, CA / April 30, 2017 /  10 am - 5 pm

Stay tuned :)

Embodied Presence: A Virtual Practicum

April & May 2017 / online / in your own home

Cultivate a being-ness that is aligned with your essential self and with Source.  Explore right pace, inhabit space, be guided by gratitude and cultivate fluency in state transmission. Become additionally, exceptionally here and whole.

Multi-Faith Priestess Magic

June 9-11, 2017, St. Louis, MO

Ruach HaAretz

July 10-16, 2017 / Stony Point, NY

Hand of Miriam: Jewish Elemental Technologies for Catalyzing Healing 4-day afternoon workshop with Taya Mâ, Jill Hammer & Shoshana Jedwab

2016 Events

ALEPH Kallah

July 11 - 17, 2016 / Fort Collins, CO

Altars, Chants, Dreams and Spirit Journeys: Ancient Hebrew Practices for Post-Moderns
4-day Workshop and Shabbat morning prayer w/ Taya Mâ, Jill Hammer & Shoshana Jedwab

Hillula: Ancestral Healing Intensive in Jewish Traditions

September 29 - October 2, 2016 / Rudramandir, Berkeley, CA

with Taya Mâ & Ancestral Medicine's Daniel Foor

In the days before the Rosh Hashanah, we’ll convene in Berkeley, CA for Hillula: An Ancestral Healing Intensive Rooted in Jewish TraditionsA Hebrew word meaning praise-celebration, hillula suggests a festive pilgrimage to honor the continued influence of our great ancestral teachers. This four-day immersion will include practices for relating safely and directly with helpful family and lineage ancestors as well as those still in need of assistance. 

Makam Shekhina High Holidays

October 3, 11 and 12, 2016 / East Oakland, CA

Join Hebrew Priestess and Sufi Dervishes praying and playing together in embodied, multi-gender, ecstatic counter-oppressive devotion as we honor the High Ceremonial times of Rosh Hashanah (the Jewish New Year) and Yom Kippur (the Day of Atonement) and Ashura (the Day of Remembrance), which this year coincide.

© 2017 Taya Shere

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