I love collisions, explosions, and eruptions of ecstasy that change a person’s destiny.
And The School of Womanly Arts Mastery Program creates countless moments of these moments.
In this photograph you are actually witnessing a woman in real time, in the Radical Act of Pleasure that changed her life.
Can you feel the fun?
The conspiracy on her behalf?
This exercise occurs in Weekend Four, and it teaches a woman the art of going from agony to ecstasy, in a microsecond. It is called the “yes” exercise.
And it is just one of dozens of Tools and Arts that each woman learns in Mastery that allow her the freedom to change the course of her life to a direction she determines and desires.
Not a shabby tool to have in your back pocket, in this day, and this age, huh?
Listen in on this latest installment of our Radio Portrait series, to hear Sister Goddess Mary Virginia describe her radical act of pleasure, in her own words… READ MORE…
From horseback riding in the wilderness to a grassroots Sister Goddess uprising to being personally serenaded by the Los Angeles Gay Men’s Choir…
You know me…
See it all in my video diary:
I want every single woman on this planet to experience her radiance today, right now, no waiting. You in? Do a radical act of pleasure and share this link to my Tedx talk with any women you know—in your emails, blog posts, Facebooking, tweets—and blast them with the life-giving substance of nitric oxide. Amplify the world.
And if you wanna touch, taste, see, hear, experience the Pleasure Revolution live and unplugged, join me at my latest Intro course, The Radical Step That Changes Everything, LIVE in NYC, February 9, 2012.
I’ve brought you up to speed on all my recent travels- now I wanna hear about YOUR latest pleasure expeditions, great or small. Catch me up in the comments below…
Mama Gena here, woman on a mission. I am about to infiltrate your doldrums, increase your circulation, and flood you with beta-endorphin and prolactin. Sound fun?
Every pleasurable experience you have creates a powerful biochemical reaction in your body. It is literally life-enhancing.
Watch this video to see what I mean…
Can you see how infectious pleasure is? What you didn’t see in this footage was that right after the end of my lecture, all the other conference speakers rushed the stage, creating a dance party for the first time ever at a TEDx event!!
It was a dream come true for me to share my work on that stage, as part of the first-ever live streaming TEDxWomen event in history, with over 110 events and 10,000 live participants on every continent. And I am counting on you to join me in moving the Pleasure Revolution forward. To infect everyone on your pathway with your radiance, sass, and over-the-top self-celebration. That is taking care of the planet.
What is one radical act of pleasure you are going to take today, in the name of celebrating yourself for no reason? Any act of pleasure, no matter how great or small, is a radical act. Post it in the comments below to inspire me, and all of your sisters.
Like what you see in this video? Want an even more extended, massive dose of the Pleasure Revolution? Join me for my latest Intro course, The Radical Step That Changes Everything.
I am still riding the tailwind of your exquisite outpouring of gratitude from last week’s Thanksgiving Blog. Good Goddess, I’ve got it good. I am so rich and full from this sisterhood we have created, that I simply must brag right now and let you in on all my recent adventures as The Pleasure Queen.
I have THE most incredible brags…
I brag that in the past month, the Pleasure Revolution has been taking the world by storm.
It all started with my first-ever live, international seminar in Copenhagen. Check out this video footage from my travels to Denmark and Iceland…
I am still flushed with gratitude for the privilege of watching the Pleasure Revolution expand internationally.
I brag that two weeks later, we turned South Beach upside-down with the best ever Worldwide Sister Goddess Reunion in Miami. I was struck down by the extreme Sisterhood we have cultivated. We are a community of women who don’t just have one another’s backs, but fling each other forward, towards our dreams, in the grand roller derby of life.
After Miami, I flew to L.A. to attend Sir Richard and Eve Branson’s Rock the Kasbah event, where I got to see the legendary Mary J. Blige perform, and meet the man himself. This is my year for meeting more of my heroes and heroines.
From L.A., it was back to NYC where I gave two virtual lectures at The Learning Annex–you can watch them here and here. I brag that later that week, I had the most fantastic Thanksgiving holiday, starting with brunch at Per Se, where I had the complete honor and privilege of meeting every woman’s best friend, Gayle King, who just began her new gig at CBS. Be sure to tune in and support this sister, as she unfurls a new chapter in her life. And Maggie was home for Thanksgiving weekend! We took my Mom to see “Anything Goes” on Broadway. So much fun, so much joy, so much overflowing thanks.
I brag this week I fly to San Francisco to give my Ted talk, as part of TedxFiDiWomen. One week later, I’m heading back to L.A. to serve on the hosting committee for an Evening of Gratitude at Fred Segal. It’s going to be a Sister Goddess-studded event in honor of SG Janine’s Flawless Foundation, featuring artwork by SG Tara Dixon. And then, I will be attending a board meeting for NextStep Fitness, the foundation created by Janne Kouri. NextStep is a national nonprofit that brings the latest in fitness, health, and wellness to individuals living with paralysis and other physical disabilities. It is so deeply satisfying to serve.
From Copenhagen to Miami, East Coast to West Coast, this is cruising at the speed of pleasure.
Your turn. Whatcha got? Give me YOUR top bullet brags! It doesn’t have to be extravagant—even the tiniest drop of goodness in your life is worth celebrating.
I am back with ROUND TWO of my Ask Mama Q&A video series!
Last week’s videocaused quite a stir–I couldn’t wait to tackle more of your questions on living A Life Unbound…
This week’s Q speaks to the heart of the challenge every modern woman faces: how to prioritize her pleasure despite her laundry list of obligations.
We, as women, are so accustomed to putting the needs and wants of others before our own. It’s particularly challenging for us mamas–we become so involved in taking care of our families that we forget to save even five minutes just for ourselves. But when a woman reverses the order and begins to pay attention to what lights her up, making sure that each choice feels absolutely right and gratifying to her, she’s going to make choices that enhance her life and the lives of everyone around her.
Watch this video for tips on how to stage a pleasure revolution at home…
What tips do YOU have for staging a pleasure revolution with your family? Post them in the comments below! And for even more tips on going unbound in every area of your life, join us at the Worldwide Sister Goddess Reunion!
I am so excited to share with you the first in my brand-new “Ask Mama” Q&A video series!
Questions on how to live “A Life Unbound” have been pouring into the School of Womanly Arts, in anticipation of the upcoming World Wide Sister Goddess Reunion. And I couldn’t resist getting down and dirty with some of your burning Qs.
I’ve noticed a theme. It seems many of you have a huge interest in getting unbound in the workplace.
Who amongst us has never felt overworked, uninspired, or underpaid at our jobs? And I am here to tell you that the key to landing a job you love, a job that truly reflects your worth, a job that makes you ecstatic, is not to sit at your desk and hate the job you have. Even though that is so very very tempting… The key is to party with the job you’ve got.
But how? Check out this video…
What are your guerilla pleasure warrior tips from going unbound at your job? Post them below! And if you want even more tips on how to get unbound in every facet of your life, join us at the World Wide Sister Goddess Reunion!
I want to share with you the first of our brand-new series of Radio Portraits, here at The School of Womanly Arts.
This is a series of audio interviews describing photographic moments that take place inside the Mastery classroom.
There are some moments in life that have so much power, so much depth, so much beauty, they hover in the air for eternity.
This photograph was one of those moments.
My beloved student and friend, Sister Goddess Elvira.
I have known Elvira for ten years, since she flounced into the uptown Pleasure Palace, long mane of chestnut hair flying, to join an early Mama 101 class, a week after it had begun.
She and I have been there, and back together, over the years. Divorces, raising daughters, falling in and out of love.
Elvira is in a whole new place now.
It had been some years since she had crossed the threshold of The School of Womanly Arts. And much had changed.
When she arrived in Miami, I could see that my sister was in a crisis.
And needed an emergency pleasure infusion. She was dressed in what looked like a suit-of-armor version of Miami beachwear.
And I could see that her innate sense of confidence and joy had vanished.
There was one tool that I knew would bring her back to herself, immediately. A runway….
This portrait illustrates the crossroads every woman faces. We can either choose to be a victim…or a creatrix. The victim is stuck in judging, blaming, and complaining when she doesn’t get what she wants—completely bound. But the creatrix is too busy leaping in the direction of one monumental desire after another. She is living a life unbound.
In one instant, Elvira made the courageous decision to unbind. What gave her that ability? The Sister Goddess Community. Sisterhood is the magical elixir in unbinding yourself and living the life you have longed for.
That is why we created the World Wide Sister Goddess Reunion in Miami. To teach women to celebrate their desires, rather than doubt them, like we are so used to doing. Because when a woman lunges for what she wants, with abandon, it is the ultimate act of goodwill. It takes everyone in her world higher.
Elvira is a force of nature. And so are you. This was her masterpiece. What will be yours? What legendary moment awaits you, in Miami?
With so much love and pleasure,
P.S. Did you miss last week’s sneak peek of the World Wide Sister Goddess Reunion? Click here to access my tele-class on living A Life Unbound! And remember, every woman who enrolls in the Reunion will get free access to Sistergoddess.com through Nov. 28, so you can start getting unbound on the online forums before you even hit South Beach….
There are a bunch of my favorite gals who would never ever EVER miss a World Wide Sister Goddess Reunion.
One of them is flying back from India a few days early, just to be there on time.
Another one is bringing both her sisters. Again.
So I asked my pal Cyndy, who is a stay-at-home mom from Washington, D.C., exactly why?? What is the Miami magic?
What draws her back, time and time again?
And she answered me better than any answer I have ever gotten…
She made me this video, which I have to share with you!!!
The World Wide Sister Goddess Reunion is only one month away, and I am hosting a free preview call this Thursday, Oct. 13th! Consider it a one-hour juice infusion that will immediately start to grease your wheels and help you gain momentum in any area of your life where you feel stuck. Click here to join the guest list for our pre-Miami extravaganza. And if you’d like to take a stand for any woman you know to live her fullness, in her lifetime, then share this post. I cannot wait to rock and roll with you this Thursday!
Anyone else feel the delicious crashing of the waves of change on their shores?
You know that feeling- like something is coming.
A wind change. A sea change. A looming storm. A new weather system. That feeling is a prelude to a life change…
I am feeling it every which way but sideways right now. There is a wonderful man on my horizon- will I press go? Or push him away? There are a zillion huge decisions to make about my daughter and her next steps.
Will I stay safe- right here, where I am, right now?
Or is it time for me to get unbound?
And see where that leads me.
How do you respond when something great is coming?
Because something great is always coming. If you choose. In advance.
Of even, a perceived calamity.
And that is what it means to live a life unbound.
A life unbound is a life where a woman makes the rules, sets the intention, and leaps with abandon in the direction of her desires.
Which always, always, always takes herself, and others, higher.
And what most women have been taught to do is the opposite.
We are taught to panic.
Tread water and complain our lives away.
And join the ranks of millions of depressed women in this world who never ever, quite ever, get what they want.
Watch this video for a tiny taste of what’s in store!!
For three days this November, in the heat of South Beach, we’re gonna jump on the raw bones of living a life unbound.
There will be brand new women who have never done a class at The School of Womanly Arts, before. There will be Boot Campers, Mastery grads, and Inner Circlets.
There will be a celebration of womanhood such like the world has never seen.
The World Wide Sister Goddess Reunion is a three day immersion in the Womanly Arts, and this new curriculum of A Life Unbound. It is like a giant pleasure research sandbox. Each day, there is time spent in class with me, followed by retreat time.
Retreat time includes basking in the sun on the beach with your Sister Goddesses, flirting, swimming in the warm Miami water, dancing, and writing our unbound desires in the sand.
Sisters, it is time for me to make some moves and create some waves in my life. Big-assed honkin’ waves.
And lunge with abandon towards creating my “what’s next.”
And if that desire has your name all over it, come join me at the World Wide Sister Goddess Reunion in Miami!!!
Here’s what you’ll get at the World Wide Sister Goddess Reunion: A Life Unbound:
Find out where it is YOU are stuck, settling, and playing it safe
Identify exactly what it is that keeps you restrained and restricted
Learn how pleasure and The Womanly Arts can slice right through those invisible slave chains that keep you bound
Being Unbound: without losing a pound, without getting more sleep, without changing a hair on your head.
My NON-NEGOTIABLES to living a life UNBOUND
Three live events with me, Mama Gena, at the Convention Center in South Beach, Miami, Florida
The opportunity to connect with Sister Goddesses from around the globe
Parties, parties, and more parties in South Beach
Beach time, shopping, lying by the pool, and plenty of pleasure research homework
A special reading from my upcoming book — just for YOU!
In what area of your life do YOU want to unbind? Bring it to Miami, and allow yourself to surrender to the power and magic of Sister Goddesses from all over the world. Sisterhood is one of the most powerful ingredients in the unbinding cocktail — to have all of us there to empower you and stand for you living your full value and measure of worth.
WORLD WIDE SISTER GODDESS REUNION 2011: South Beach, Miami, Florida When: Friday, November 11th, 7:30pm, to Sunday, November 13th, 2:30pm Cost: $350. Sign up with a girlfriend (or several girlfriends) and you each attend for only $299! Grads also get to take advantage of this savings!
The time has come for women to unbind. Every time the Sister Goddess Community takes over Miami, miracles and magic ensues.
Ready to enroll? Go online or call 212-787-2411 x1
With so much love and pleasure,
World Wide Sister Goddess Reunion: A Life Unbound FAQs:
Start time: Friday, November 11, 2011, 7:30pm.
End time: Sunday, November 13, 2011, 2:30pm.
All of the class sessions will be held at the Miami Beach Convention Center.
I’ve never taken any of your classes; can I still come? Yes! As I state in my book, every woman is a Sister Goddess; therefore, if you’re a woman over 18 years of age, this party is for you!
How much does the Reunion cost? The cost for the Reunion is $350. If you sign up with at least one girlfriend, you can each attend the Reunion for only $299 each. (Your girlfriend has 10 days to enroll alongside you in order for you both to receive the $299 rate.) I’ve had Sister Goddesses enroll groups of friends and even their entire staff. If your whole family, village, office, or block enrolls together, each woman will pay only $299. I love your appetite for sisterhood!
How do I enroll? Registration is open and the Pleasure Pilgrimage has begun! It’s easy to enroll—call us at 212-787-2411 x1, or enroll online. Come take part in what has become an incredible Sister Goddess tradition!
Can men come? Yes! While the general Reunion sessions are for my Goddesses only, your men are welcome to hang out at the beach after sessions and attend our parties, including the famous Pink Party!
If I’m a Mastery grad, can I sign up with another Mastery grad(s)? ABSOLUTELY! One of the things I love most about The School of Womanly Arts is the amazingly strong friendships that are created! AND I would be absolutely delighted for you to bring your friends, your sisters, and/or your mama. It’s going to be an absolutely rockin’ experience to have new Sister Goddesses mixing with Mastery grads mixing with Mastery speakers. It’s come one, come all, and I’m relying on each of you to gather the troops so we can turn Miami into Pleasure Central.
Can I come by myself? Absolutely! Come and make new friends.
Which airport should I fly in to? You can fly into Miami International or Ft. Lauderdale. Miami International is closer.
Hotels — Where should I stay? We’ve reserved blocks of rooms at several Miami South Beach hotels: The Raleigh, The Standard, The Riviera, and The Catalina! Go for your pleasure!
THE RALEIGH HOTEL DETAILS www.raleighhotel.com Rate:
Run of House:
$255/night (for first 15 rooms booked)
$275/night (for second set of 15 rooms booked)
Check-in time is 3:00pm. Check-out time is 12:00 noon.
This special rate applies to overnight stays from November 11 to November 16.
How To Book: Reservations will be made on an individual basis by phone to our reservations department at 800-848-1775. It is important that guests identify themselves as part of the Mama Gena’s group to receive the special group rate. In order to secure the group rate, you must make your reservation with the Raleigh by Friday, October 9th at 5:00pm EST.
Important: Reservation & Cancellation Policy: No refunds will be applied for no-shows, or early checkouts. If an individual cancels their reservation before October 9at 5:00pm then they will receive 100% refund. If an individual cancels on or after October 9, at 5:00pm, they will not receive a refund.
THE STANDARD HOTEL DETAILS www.standardhotels.com/miami Rate:
Run of House “Dry Medium” and “Dry Large” rooms:
The rooms available to us at this rate are single rooms with queen-sized or king-sized beds. This special rate applies to overnight stays from November 10 to November 14.
Check-in time is 4:00 p.m. Check-out time is 1:00 p.m.
How To Book: Call the Standard Hotel at (305) 673-1717 to reserve a room at our discounted rate. When you call, ask to book your room at the Mama Gena’s rate.
In order to secure the group rate, you must make your reservation with the Standard by 5:00pm EST, Thursday, October 21st.
Important: Reservation and Cancellation Policy: All reservations must be guaranteed with a major credit card, which will be charged for the room and tax for the full length of the stay. The hotel will not hold any reservations unless secured by a major credit card at the time of reservation. No refunds will be applied for no-shows or early check-outs. For a 100% refund on an existing unused reservation, you must cancel your reservation before October 21, by 5:00 p.m. If an individual cancels after October 21, at 5:00 p.m., they will not receive a refund.
The rooms available to us at this rate are one-bedroom suites. This special rate applies to overnight stay from November 10 to November 13.
Check-in time is 3:00 p.m. Check-out time is 11:00 a.m.
Your room rate includes a shuttle to and from the Miami airport, wireless internet access (bring your laptop), free cocktail hour from 7-8pm at the Catalina Hotel, two beach lounge chairs per room at the Catalina beach club, and use of the pool and beach towels.
How To Book: The hotel requires a two-night minimum booking.
Deposit Policy: The Hotel requires a deposit in the amount of one night’s room and tax when individuals submit their reservation, payable by credit card. A valid credit card is required for check-in. Balance is due upon arrival.
Important: Reservation and Cancellation Policy: Individual reservations made directly by a guest may be cancelled with no penalty up to 21 days prior to arrival. Cancellations between 14 days and 7 days prior to arrival will be charged a one night’s cancellation fee. Cancellations less than 7 days prior to arrival, as well as no shows, will be charged the entire amount of room and tax that would have been generated.
THE CATALINA HOTEL DETAILS www.catalinahotel.com Rate:
Standard room with one king OR two double beds:
Resort fee: $10/day
Minimum 2-night stay
Your room rate includes a shuttle to and from the Miami airport, wireless internet access (bring your laptop), free cocktail hour from 7-8pm at the Catalina Hotel, two beach lounge chairs per room at the Catalina beach club, and use of the pool and beach towels. The scheduled shuttle is available from Miami International Airport. See www.southbeachgroup.com for shuttle schedule and meeting points; it can accommodate 18 passengers. Minimum age for check-in is 21 years. Sorry, The Catalina does not accommodate pets.
How to Book:
Deposit Policy: The hotel requires a deposit in the amount of one night’s room and tax when you make the reservation, payable by credit card. In the case of attrition or cancellation of group rooms, your card may be used to charge appropriate fees if necessary.
Important: Individual Cancellation Policy:Individual reservations made directly by a guest may be cancelled with no penalty up to 21 days prior to arrival. Cancellations between 21 days and 7 days prior to arrival will be charged a one-night cancellation fee. Cancellations less than 7 days prior to arrival, as well as no shows, will be charged the entire amount of room and tax that would have been generated.
Like a piece of classical music, connecting me to places in my soul which are parts of my invisible architecture. Or, a visit to Stonehenge, the Parthenon, the Pyramids—places in time which have shaped me, but I never inhabited. That is how the last live weekend of Mastery lives within me.
I can hardly believe it was only four months ago that this class poured through the doors of The School of Womanly Arts, nervous, excited, scared, and wondering what was going to happen. Who were all these strange women who were taking the class together? And now, we have a new family of 200 plus Sister Goddesses and a box of Tools and Arts so relevant, so practical, so essential that we can barely get through an hour of our lives, or a decision of our lives, without reaching for a Tool or an Art to give us a leg up.
I mean, I just logged onto Sistergoddess.com this morning, and this is the first brag I read from Sister Goddess Sarah:
I brag that as my husband and I flew into Roanoke, Virginia, and I looked out the window, Roanoke looked different. It isn’t different, but I am. I felt (and feel) different. I’m not a different woman; I am a goddess with clarity.
I brag that now I’m Sarah with glitter, Sarah with a new outlook, Sarah with greater potential for joy and peace.
I brag that as I unpacked my suitcase, rather than putting my fairy goddess skirt back in the attic with my other infrequently worn outfits, I put it in my closet. I wasn’t ready to put it away. The crown …oh, the crown …it’s residing on the top shelf beside my pink tutu where I can see it everyday. It will be a reminder.
A reminder of 5 weekends of confusion, struggle, awakening and beauty. A reminder of the potential my life is offering. A reminder of the beauty I have within me. A reminder to use the tools. A reminder of my new family of sisterhood. A reminder of the divine. A reminder of the goddess I am.
I am grateful for my husband and family. I am grateful for Mastery. I am grateful for my BSG Sonia. I am grateful for my Pod sisters and new goddess sisters. I am grateful for change and chance.
See, with Sisterhood like this, we are never alone.
With support like this, we can do anything we dream.
With this kind of cheering section, there is no way we cannot get anything and everything we want.
I want to give you my deepest gratitude for the extraordinary experience that Spring Mastery 2011 has been for me. This was, without a doubt, the best Mastery class, ever. You created so much ravishing beauty for yourselves and each other. It was unforgettable—from Victoria’s song on the courtesan couch, to Merry and Faith’s courage and power, the beach in Miami, Elvira’s sacred dance, the incredible Big Sisters, Dara’s Empire State brag, Dr. Northrup’s powerful commencement address, Team Pleasure, the gorgeous men from Men’s Night and the panel, the sexperts, Camilla’s swamp run, Halie’s prom brag, the Sister Goddess Gospel Choir (featuring Alfa Anderson of the band Chic, who also sang backup on the original studio recording of “We Are Family”), the heart-stopping talent show, oh, I could go on and on and on…
And I will go on. With each of you, living inside me, inspiring me, encouraging me with your marvelous outrageous Pleasure Revolutionary actions, out in the world.
Perhaps you have been wondering how taking Mastery would impact your man.
Wonder no more! In this video blog I’m giving you a few glimpses of guys whose wives or girlfriends have taken Mastery! Maybe your guy will be bragging about you this way, next spring!
Enrollment for my Spring 2012Mastery Programis in full gear! If you’re considering joining the Pleasure Revolution and wondering which of our programs would be the best fit for you, click here to schedule a complimentaryPleasure Consultation.
I can’t wait to get my hands on you this Thursday, January 20th LIVE in NYC!
A Life Unbound (open to all women 18 years and older)
Thursday, January 20th, 2011
7:00-10:00pm (doors open at 6:30pm)
111 E 59th Street, NYC (between Park & Lexington Avenues)
The dance break is a tool that we use in the School of Womanly Arts Mastery Program to help a woman celebrate herself.
A woman’s body LOVES to move. You may not. Guess what? This practice is especially for you. The dance break acts like a reset button, breaking the energy of your doldrums and reorienting you back to pleasure.
The recipe is simple: You, and a willingness to groove.
What songs do you love to dance to? Tell us your favorite tunes! And I’d LOVE it if you’d post a video of you taking your own dance break!
Join us for The World Wide Sister Goddess Reunion: The Desire Intensive
Friday, November 12th-Sunday, November 14th
South Beach, Miami, Florida
The cost of the Reunion is $350*.
If you enroll with a girlfriend(s), you can each attend the reunion for only $299*!
(*Flights, meals and accommodations are not included.)
All women 18 years and older are invited! There are NO PREREQUISITES!
Enroll in the Reunion by Monday, October 18th, and you get to attend a FREE Desire teleclass with ME on Tuesday, October 19th from 12-1pm EST!
Go to www.mamagenas.com for all the Desire Intensive details! Or ENROLL NOW!