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Peace and Blessings,

Mama Lava, the multi-disciplinary healing arts performance I am helming is growing wings and roots and the process is inspiring and fulfilling to the maximum. I can’t wait for you to meet Mama! She launches 7:30 pm June 7th and 8th at Kraine Theater NYC, all ages welcome.

Tickets go on sale next week, in the meantime read more about the context and mission, and if you are able, please contribute to http://www.indiegogo.com/mamalava to help bring her into the world! Your support is integral and so appreciated!

“Mama Lava is in the format of a play and musical combined with the energy of a sacred ceremony.  Featuring transformational story-telling, sound healing, turntablism, movement, fashion design, performance and installation art, Mama Lava is a mechanism for spiritual healing, during a time of great evolutionary shift that has been prophesied for millennia. The piece will debut June 7th and 8that Kraine Theater in NYC, and will take the audience on a journey.

Mama Lava will introduce dimensions of being while touching on societal wounding and injustices from earthly realms such as; the worldwide disappearance of bee populations, copywriting and manipulation of seeds by large corporations, abuse, cultural trauma, racial injustice, the oppression of women and more. These timely and sensitive topics will be put into perspective by teachings about our psychological, spiritual and energetic development, the evolution of our species, the introduction of divine templates of the masculine and feminine, and the power of prayer and intention.

The intention of the piece is to inspire others to be a part of a global shift towards unity and to foster healing. Through the intention and container of the performance, non-serving beliefs and energies will be released and transmuted, and a peaceful sustainable template for us, will be imbued into consciousness. Mama Lava will also spread awareness about personal transformation, breaking down the walls of what is taboo, while welcoming others to feel safe, accepted and at peace no matter what they have been through in life.

Mama Lava intends to create a new, harmonious sustainable paradigm for our world based on the infinite possibilities within us. Together we can be of service towards global awakening in this crucial time of change. This approach to “healing” is an integral part of a journey towards wholeness. This works on physical, energetic, spiritual, emotional, and mental level and will assist the audience in reaching a profound self-love and acceptance, from which anything is possible.”

…Read more at http://www.indiegogo.com/mamalava!

We hope you join us June 7th and 8th, and in the meantime, please stay connected at  www.mamalava.com, follow us on twitter: @MamaLavaLove, and love liking us:https://www.facebook.com/MamaLavaLove!



Join El Puente & the El Puente Academy for Peace & Justice for for our 4th Annual Fly Girl Fest!
This show dedicated in loving memory to one of the Flyest Girls that ever was, comedienne Kibibi Dillon
Celebrating El Puente’s community of sisters, mothers, friends, and the people who love and are loved by them – with music, dance, spoken word, turntablism and more!
Friday, May 4, 2012
El Puente Academy, 250 Hooper Street (btw. Harrison & Marcy) Brooklyn 11211
DJ Chela
MC Beats
Surya Devi feat Chesney Snow
SoulRebel Dance Company
El Puente Youth Performers
& more!


I can’t say enough good things about prom this Saturday! I went to a “tantra puja” with Teeni years ago and the experience completely shifted my whole patterning about relationship. Now we are collaborating in Tantric Prom, with elements of art, song, movement, and ritual, with a nod to the Beltane holiday upon us. There’s a discount on advance tickets so definitely take advantage of that! It’s the prom you never had!
DJ Chela & teenidakini invite you to:
Tantric Prom!
Beltane Edition

Shivas and shaktis are welcome in all their radiance for an evening of sacred song, puja and movement to honor the fertile earth, our awakening selves and the sacred union of partnership. We celebrate Beltane and the rites of spring, sowing the seeds of our love, creativity and intentions for a bountiful “crop” in 2012.

With Surya Devi from Vancouver singing Kirtan, Puja guided by teenidakini, a soundtrack for movement and transformation by DJ Chela and an enticing burlesque performance by Sake Fevah, it’s the prom you wish you had gone to back in the day!! Singles, Couples, LGBT welcome.

– Kirtan 6:30pm-7:30pm with special guest Surya Devi from Vancouver accompanied byChesney Snow (Sacred Songs and Chants)

– Puja with teenidakini 8pm (Energetic Ritual Devoted to Witnessing the Divine in All of Us- playful and deep, no explicit behavior)

– DJ Chela trance dance 9pm – close

– Sake Fevah Rites of Spring burlesque performance 9:30 https://twitter.com/sakefevah

– Photo booth with Photography by Imani Vidal of Insyte Photographyhttps://www.facebook.com/InSytePhotography

– Candice Crawford joins us throughout offering Beltane & Tantra themed fantasy face and body paint!

Come dressed in beauty however you wish to decorate your temple ~
Held in safe and sacred space, no explicit behavior.

Saturday, May 5th ~ 6:30-10:30pm
Ripley Grier Studios, 520 8th Av Studio 16T, betw 36&37th sts.
$30 per person in advance, register here: http://teenidakini.com/2011/11/06/x-96/
otherwise $40 per person at the door

A tantra gathering is an opportunity to connect with yourself and others who are interested in tantra – integrating mind, body and spirit with the conscious intention to love. Join in breathing, meditation, and interact with other divine and sacred beings in basic and safe connection practices.

Tuesday, May 8
Chela and Surya Devi present:
Choosing Unity: Align With Your Inner Divinity workshop

In this evening workshop we will be exploring ways of perceiving ourselves and others through a lens of Oneness. We will learn of the many aspects of our psychology that have us feeling separate and struggling with ourselves and others, and explore the energy of judgment and projection that is so prevalent in our society. We will increase our capacity for forgiveness, compassion, acceptance and tolerance.

A wave of unity consciousness is sweeping the planet as a growing number of people are feeling their connection to each other and the Divine. We claim our capacity to facilitate this shift through prayer, intention, aligning with Oneness, our inner Divinity, and our Higher Selves. We perceive this as a choice we make of identifying with our benevolent core essence rather than identifying the workings of the splintered aspects of our psychological makeup. We hold sacred space in our cells, ourselves, our relationships, and our communities, therefor we are stewards of the shift underway. We ignite our capacity to change the world by changing ourselves, finding the unity in every situation, especially the challenging ones, and using our personal lives to create change. This can be thought of as “spiritual activism.”

The old paradigm is full of opposites – right and wrong, darkness & light, victim & persecutor, blame & acceptance. This new era we are moving into is one of total responsibility; seeing the big picture of our lessons on a soul level and our contracts with other individuals to assist us with our growth and evolution. It is not always easy, but we believe that to approach our lives with this philosophy can bring about great healing and inner freedom. As we all move into higher states of consciousness and respect for another, we can move through our lessons with joy, love, ease & grace.

The teachings presented help in “getting out of your own way” and aligning with effortless flow, joy and ease in life and creation. You are empowered to live each day in ceremony, being priests and priestesses in your own life, while accepting all aspects of ourselves, identifying the benevolent Godself as our true essence. We will learn skills to transmute past trauma through reversing, ho’oponopono meditation, sound healing, communion with spirit and more. The workshop will increase your capacity for manifestation, prayer, positive intentionality, and support from divine realms. There will be guided meditation, energy clearings and sound used to assist you in moving through what no longer serves you and into a liberated & joyful present.

This gathering is a follow-up to Surya and Chela’s 2011 “Preparing for the Shift” collaboration.

Download their collaborative free Yoga Mixtape! http://mantrasforthemasses.com/

Tuesday April 8th 7:30 -10 pm

36 Street Studio
Room C
260 West 36th Street
3rd Floor
New York, NY 10018

Love Exchange: $25
Advance Registration is preferred via http://choosingunity.eventbrite.com/. If cost is an issue, please contact us to make other arrangements.


Friday May 11
Soda Bar
629 Vanderbilt Ave
Brooklyn, NY
No Cover

Saturday May 12
I will be giving a sneak peak reading of a section of Mama Lava at Brown Girls Burlesque event celebrating the 20th anniversary of epic book Women Who Run With The Wolves. This book changed my life! I will be unveling a new creative genre, metaphysical burlesque. Jokes! I am so honored to be a part of this event with these courageous women!

“If you have yet to be called an incorrigible, defiant woman, don’t worry, there is still time.” Clarissa Pinkola Estes

Brown Girls Burlesque presents…
Women Who Run With The Wolves

Chicava Honeychild in “Sealskin, Soulskin”
Essence Revealed in “The Red Shoes”
exHOTic Other as “Baubo”
the Incredible, Edible Akynos as the “dirty goddess of righteous rage”
jazabel jade as the “Skeleton Woman”
sister selva as the “Ugly Duckling”

Join us in celebrating the 20th anniversary of Clarissa Pinkola Estes’ classic book, “Women Who Run With The Wolves” (WWRWW) bringing the myths, fairytales and adventures to life in an evening of theatrical burlesque. If you are unfamiliar with the book now is a good time to dive in. It will change your life!

WoW Cafe Theater 59-61 E 4th ST New York, NY

$15 in Adv/ $20 @ door
Tickets: https://www.smarttix.com/show.aspx?EID&showCode=WOM20

Further Upcoming:

Saturday May 19
Soda Bar
629 Vanderbilt Ave
Brooklyn, NY
No Cover

June 2nd
Triple S Kiteboarding competition Kick-off party, Cape Hatteras, NC

June 7 + 8 Mama Lava!
Kraine Theater
85 East 4th Street
New York, NY
I’m so excited to collaborate with my dear sis Surya Devi over Friday, Saturday and Tuesday’s events. Check her omazing session with Wyclef: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r79fJJrEitQ

Peace. Peace within you, above you, below you, to your right, to your left, in front of you, behind you. Held in peace. Peace!
DJ Chela

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