The Breathing Space
A Private Wellness Haven for Body~Mind~Spirit Therapies
Rev. Maalika-Shay Devidasi, Yoga Therapist, Director
The Embodiment of Divine Love, Harmony, & Beauty
The Transformational Force of Creative Energy
The Container of Benevolent Peace, Wisdom, & The Arts
Sri Vidya Living Goddess
The Tantric Living Goddess practices are ancient, esoteric, ritualistic, and systematic. I offer Sri Vidya Living Goddess Empowerment Ceremonies rooted in the kaula tradition, teaching you how to invoke and experience the goddess living within by installing the divine mother feminine energy from the feet of the receiver. We are not worshipping the ordinary, we are recognizing & honoring the Divinity in All Beings. We are cherishing & hosting the Way Goddess dwells in the guest house of our own Beauty, Humility, & Love. The ceremony brings deep healing & transformation, helping to dissolve held trauma & impressions from abuse of any kind, harm against the mind, damage against the heart, or denial against the Spirit. For thousands of years, the Feminine has been suppressed & oppressed. These tantrik rituals help to heal the collective of that, & also bring outward to manifest, the Power, Confidence, Love, Knowingness, & Grace that is hidden in every woman. Every woman wants to be worshipped like the Goddess She Is, & now She can in a deeply beautiful & transformative experience. She is gifted a Special Blessing in receiving & a Special Knowing in partaking. This ceremony is about bringing the Divine down into us, in Union, not separate from us, sitting above & far away. The ceremony helps by dissolving dualistic thinking & unifies heaven & earth into the body of Woman.
I do not teach external tantric practices to men or couples, only internal tantrik practices using the method of energetically weaving the forces of The Divine through yantra, mantra, shakti, prana, bhanda, bhakti, & spanda. the english translation of these sanskrit words could be through visualization using mandala imagery & mirroring, through repeating the sacred names of the divine to activate distinct energies, through invoking & heightening the transformative creative force of the divine feminine energy, through igniting life-force breathwork & creating new pathways of healing energy within the breath to flow into specific points of the body, through anchoriing & locking/unlocking/locking/unlocking the reservoirs where energy dwells within the body, through intense divine love & devotion, & through expanding & contracting the pulse of life, that is the interwoven web that connects us within the union of expression/impression. These tantrik practices are taught in a private yoga therapy setting & priced accordingly. Email to schedule a session.
Menu of Esoteric Ceremonies
I specialize in hosting Womens Self-Empowerment Ceremonies created to catalyze transformation within ones psychological, subtle, physical, & spiritual state. I also offer Personal Rites of Passage cereomies to both Men & Women, that are completley customized to one's Faith, Culture, & personal intention. Please review the Ministries Page in addition to this page to view a complete listing of various types of sacred offerings.
The Beauty & Depth of Ritual
Chakra Healing Retreat:
Spend the day Learning, Clearing, & Balancing your Chakras in both a educational & Ceremonial Setting. Journey through the 7 Energy Centers by exploring Chakra Yoga Therapy, Energy Medicine, Sound-Clearing techniques, Trauma-Release Practices, Breathwork to activate your chakras, Guided Visualization Meditations, & Spiritual Practices. Experience a direct re-balancing & also receive tangible chakra balancing tools to integrate into your life to stay clear, bright, & strong. I offer these in the form of one day retreats & place emphasis on customized ritual for those seeking a ceremonial atmosphere. Please See the "Chakra Healing Retreat" for a complete listing of details & pricing by clicking HERE.
Menu of Therapeutic Ceremonies
1 Healing is a natural gift inherent in every human being which can be used to heal one's self & others.
2 ‘Healing’ could be described as supporting the soul’s journey towards wholeness.
3 We can heal ourselves through how we breathe, through our diet, our thinking, feelings and attitudes, by cultivating rhythm and balance, and by listening and responding to the yearning of our heart and soul.
4 Healing ourselves helps to develop our compassion, balance, strength and will; it may prepare us for giving healing to others.
5 There are many modes of giving healing, from physical touch, directing personal energy, compassionate listening, giving mental suggestions and offering magnetized objects (such as crystals or water), to spiritual healing in the presence of a healer or through prayer and distant healing. The former methods may help to develop a healer’s aptitude for offering spiritual healing.
6 At the core of all healing is the deepening of the healer’s heart in dedication to serve all beings through the ideal of divine love and compassion.
7 Sensing that there is a universal life source which pervades creation and infuses matter with life, human beings have often called its creative power and radiance ‘Spirit’, or ‘Holy Spirit’. It is both original perfection and the inherent potential for every being to evolve towards wholeness. Spiritual healing involves prayer, meditation and intercessory resonance between the wholeness of the divine spirit and the one or the group requesting healing.
8 The secret of becoming a channel for spiritual healing is to rise above the limitations of one’s own preoccupations and view of life, and to attune to the universal divine presence.
9 The effect of healing may be deeper than appears in the body or mind. The soul is the sacred depth of each individual which is yearning to evolve towards wholeness. Illness and healing often happen in the soul’s chosen time. The healer watches and respects the timing and meaning of symptoms and disease, wishing to be of service in the healing process, and also knowing that illness may be created by the soul as an opportunity to catalyse transformation.
10 The beneficial effects of healing may enhance health at any level and at any stage of life, including contributing to a peaceful transition in the process of dying.
11 All healing and self-healing contribute to the awakening of the whole family of humanity to the power of the Divine Spirit to heal.
The Purpose of Training for the Healer:
Is to uncover the natural ability we all have to heal ourselves and to become an ever clearer instrument of divine healing for others. Self-healing combines discerning patterns of disharmony in our lives with perceiving our soul’s yearning for harmony: our potential to grow towards wholeness.
The Foundation of the Healing Work:
Is recognizing that the body is a sacred instrument. We develop sensitivity to the layers of matter and the pulsations and circulation of various fields of energy and light which compose what we know as our body. We observe the ways in which we lose and gain energy and health, realizing our power and responsibility to align this vehicle of spirit with our best destiny.
The Development of the Healer:
Is rooted in the methods of Sufi spiritual training. Through working with breath and mind, we open the interface between matter and spirit. We learn that breath is life, and is the secret of all healing. We experience how breath connects the Source of Life with matter, uniting body, soul and spirit as one ray. We study how to focus and direct the breath and how to apply different breath rhythms. Concentration of the mind develops the power to perceive both the visible and the invisible, and to project healing towards any goal. Healers in particular need to develop the power and subtlety of concentration since they work with the transformation of matter.
The heart becomes the alchemical vessel of the healer: moved by suffering and limitation in the world, and deepened by opening into the compassion and intelligence of the divine heart. The need for support in working at the interface between suffering and grace is borne by the fellowship of healers who become a resource for each other.
Through attunement with dimensions of divine light and life, with the Messiah, the Holy Spirit, with archangels of healing and with healing guides, and by practice in surrender to the divine will, the healer evolves as a channel for divine healing, which could be described as aligning with the Holy Spirit as the lattices of a crystal are aligned with light.
Healing Activities Performed:
The primary healing activity throughout the Order is the Healing Service to offer distant healing through prayer and meditation to those who have requested it. In addition to the Healing Service, diversity is found in the healing modes: through working face-to-face, through distant prayer and meditation, through carrying the healing presence into various life situations, through ceremony & ritual, combined with many therapeutic disciplines.
The healer renders the Service to deepen the practice of spiritual healing and to take the wisdom of healing out into the world to meet many eventualities of life at home, at work, in hospitals and at the end of life – all of which could be described as amounting to a healing ministry.
The following information was adapted from my Teacher's Website, PIr Zia Inayat Kahn. Please Visit this Site for more Information & History on the Background of Healing Services Provided. www.pirzia.org/the-sufi-healing-order/
The Sufi Healing Order Overview
The Sufi Healing Order is an international organization dedicated to nurturing and developing spiritual healing in our time. We are rooted in the teachings of Sufism and particularly in the teachings of Pir-o-Murshid Inayat Khan, and incorporate the healing legacy offered through all the great spiritual traditions. We include in our teaching the findings of modern scientific research, psychotherapeutic work and medical practice.
A commitment to healing includes one’s own personal healing and involves ongoing purification and clarification of ones consciousness and conscience.
The Essence of Our Work Includes:
• Skills that help one increase the healing capacity of the heart, the words, and the glance; strengthening insight and intuition, and developing physical, mental, heart and soul magnetism.
• Meditative practices that awaken and develop the subtle nervous system.
• Tools for self-assessment and self-care.
• The Healing Service – a sacred service that offers absent healing through prayer, concentration, breath and attunement to the Divine Presence. This service is offered to those who request it.
• Healing retreats foster a deep and healing communion with life, and the source of life. The retreatant works with techniques of meditation, breath, sound, light, the heart, magnetism and presence to open access to the source of ones deepest yearnings.
• Transformational meditative techniques for those seeking a deeper and more direct understanding of the purpose of their life.
The Sufi Healing Order acknowledges the benefit of being on a spiritual path. The importance of spiritual development and the transformation of consciousness, as well as a developed conscience are central to the individual’s capacity to heal.
Custom Rites of Passage Ceremony
I, your Ceremonialist, will assist you as a Sacred Supporter upon your Self-Healing Journey. I will help guide you to create new pathways & patterns within your Self & around your life that will be provoked through the symbolism of your custom ceremony. As you walk through a new gate of Self-Empowerment, we can design a Rites of Passage Ceremony that so beautifully & deeply reflects your Vision & Inspires your Desire. You have gone or are going through a life Change that demands respect & acknowledgment in a conscious way to bring greater healing & wholeness into your existence. You are ready to acknowledge & honor your history, the depth of your effort, & the growth you have made, thus far. You are ready to have the courage to address & transform that which needs to find Peace so you can authentically Release impressions that have bound you to your past or pain. You want to bring Blessing & Peace to your Past, the Present, & to your Future. You are here to take root in knowing which direction to gracefully Walk. Rites of Passage Ceremonies are transformational & a very significant experience in one's life. Email for a consultation of collective ideas. Rate: $75 per every hour invested from counseling to ceremony.