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From Paris with love


I am writing to you on my last night in Paris. All the women from the Creation Course have just left, and I just had to share that I am so deeply grateful.
Swept away.
So moved.
So astonished by the sheer raw beauty all around us.
And so deeply, deeply touched.
This trip completely exceeded any dream I might have had.
After a year of preparation for the Courtesan’s Tour of Paris, four months of Parisian rain stopped and the sun came out.
Paris opened her arms.
The sisterhood.
The love.
Women stepped into their magnificence, surrounded and supported by a city that honors the magnificence of women.
From boat rides on the Seine, to dancing at the Opera Garnier, strolling the tuilleries, each woman dared to step into her eternal, irrevocable, sacred impenetrable spot.
Where inadequate and merely adequate were no longer a part of the equation.
I have seen it with my own eyes.
Goosebumps everywhere.
The courtesans returned to Paris. 

There’s more…so much more…to tell you, share with you, lay on you, and I promise to deliver that to you next week when I’m home.
For now, just know that your sisters and I had an extraordinary time and we can’t wait to share it with you in delicious detail.

In the meantime, enjoy a few photos that our students have captured…

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What inspires your Inner Courtesan? What places, scents, textures, activities connect YOU to your magnificence? Leave your comments below…

And if you want to help another woman who could use a reminder of her magnificence, please share this post.

With so much love and pleasure,
Mama Gena

P.S. A quick shout-out for one of our Sister Goddesses, Dr. Lissa Rankin. She is releasing an amazing book today (cue the dance break!): Mind Over Medicine: Scientific Proof That You Can Heal Yourself.

Also, if you’re in NYC, she’s speaking in person this Friday—click here for all the details!


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  • SG Skeptic May 9, 2013, 1:32 pm

    I really wish this “desire” stuff worked for me, because it doesn’t. I wish this “ask men to do things for you” stuff worked for me, because it doesn’t. I’ve read two of Mama’s books, and they seem so contradictory: “Ask men for what you want…but when they say no, ‘get into agreement.'” “Self-pleasure…you have a Maserati with cash in the trunk in your pants…but don’t act horny around men!” I wish I was wealthy enough to actually take mastery so that I could find out whether or not it actually works for myself, but I’m not in any kind of a position to borrow money. Besides, Mama…are you aware of the tragic, miserable lives most courtesans lead? How they all died of disease or went broke when they were old and no longer attractive to men? Have you not seen La Traviata?

    Anyway, I doubt this comment will get posted, but I just wanted someone to hear my skepticism – and my frustration – because I want what the women who take Mastery have. I want to love myself. I want to learn how to stop hating being female, because I’ve always hated it. But I am not a fabulously wealthy New York socialite, so I guess I have to find some way other than Mama Gena.

    • Mama Gena May 15, 2013, 10:29 am

      Great questions SG Skeptic- you are not alone in your frustrations and yearnings- and we’d love to talk to you more about them! I invite you to contact Lauren here at the School- she’d be happy to connect to you. Call 212-787-2411 x1 or email her directly at

  • lauren May 8, 2013, 2:46 am

    I am in a brand new relationship with a man from Norway. I have moved from New York to southern Norway to live with him, and we have both taken a huge leap of faith into love. We began our life together with two weeks in the Canary Islands, we just got into Norway last Wednesday. It is like, life has become a virgin, brand new, amazing! I am 52 years old, but only in appearance. Deep inside, and in my whole being, I am full of adventure, deep gratitude, and “game” to take in more LIFE. I have the willingness to bear all the sensations of fear, homesickness, and uncertainty, as I move out into a whole new gorgeous Nordic world. I would love to share at some point some of the sights, sounds and scents of this Scandinavian adventure in love. Adventure never ends, it’s who we are….. And I LOVED Mama’s Paris letter…. the magnificence of Sisters awakeining indeed..



    • Mama Gena May 8, 2013, 11:50 am

      Beautiful to hear about the magnificence of your awakening SG Lauren! All the best on your new adventure in Norway!

  • Laura Jacobs May 7, 2013, 9:52 pm

    Paris with Mama Gena. I can not think of a better person as a companion. The beauty, the elegance, the pure raw gorgeousness. It is all in Paris and Mama Gena. It is on my desire

    • Mama Gena May 8, 2013, 11:51 am

      You. Me. Paris. And so it shall be or even greater SG Laura!

  • Jenna May 7, 2013, 3:13 pm

    OH MY GODDESS!!! The dance break in the streets of Paris with a pack of Courtesans!!! I want to go. That picture might possibly have sealed the deal for me. I’m feeling the vibe through my computer screen. Always a party with Mama Gena and Sister Goddesses.

    • Mama Gena May 8, 2013, 11:52 am

      Right on SG Jenna! PS- You’re the Party!

  • Violette Libelle May 7, 2013, 2:47 pm

    Lovely photos! Looks like you girls had a FANTASTIC time! SO cool! What inspires my inner cortesean… images, photography, the ability to take pleasure in viewing and in creating them! Sharing beauty with the world, inspiration and bliss! Love your site!


    • Mama Gena May 8, 2013, 11:54 am

      Delicious SG Violette- The pleasure you get from all of those things is dripping off the page!

  • tasha May 7, 2013, 2:14 pm

    Incredibly infectious!
    I am in the next time around!
    I went to Paris 20 years ago – place of my dreams, with my husband (who now left me)
    But it turned to be not exiting at all with him, I didn’t know why…
    It is only now I can see, reading this and looking at your photos – I was not enjoying my own identity with him, always looking up to him, what he wants…
    Now I rediscover my dream!
    Thank you Mama Gena!!!!
    And to all Sisters!

    • Mama Gena May 8, 2013, 11:57 am

      SG Tasha- That’s right my darling- YOU are the source of your pleasure. It’s in you. Bravo!

  • Ruby Red May 7, 2013, 2:01 pm

    What beautiful photos! I salute the courtesan sister goddesses! xoxo

    • Mama Gena May 8, 2013, 12:00 pm

      We salute you too SG Ruby Red!

  • Denis Karda May 7, 2013, 1:52 pm

    Oh my, so wonderful to see your GLOWING faces. Mama Gena told me to whet my appetite for desire. I wrote down “I DESIRE to find my SOURCE of OUTRAGEOUS income, under grace in the PERFECT way” My business fell into my lap. I’m up and running. Barbara Stanny made it imperative that I clean up my accounting. This too I have done. So I am now manifesting Creation Course along side other Sister Goddesses as I know now the sky is the limit. All good is heading my way. With much love to you all.

    If anyone is on the fence about taking ANY of Mama Gena’s courses, let me kick your ass right to her front door step. There are no reasons in this imaginable world why you can’t EXCEPT what you create in your thoughts. If you DESIRE to take a course the universe will make it happen.

    • Jenna May 7, 2013, 3:16 pm

      Amen! I signed up for Mastery in a heap of tears in Miami having no idea how I would pay for it but knowing I must go. While I was in Miami, I received two calls for prospective clients and my practice DOUBLED in 2 months! I went from scraping by to viable in two months after saying YES to Mastery. Great advice, SG Denis!

    • Mama Gena May 8, 2013, 11:59 am

      Right on Sister Goddess Denis-the sky is the limit when it comes to your desires.
      Looking forward to getting my hands on you in Creation Course!

  • Juli May 7, 2013, 1:45 pm

    Hi Mama G,

    I was following your trip through the pics posted on Facebook, and I was with you all in spirit. I could feel the love and revelry in each photograph. I have been seeing so many references to Paris lately, and I believe my inner Courtesan is telling me it is time for a rebirth of my sensuality. I visited Paris for the first time in the winter of ’08, and the dreariness of the season made me scratch off the city for a future visit, but I’m coming to understand I must give things a second chance. Merci!

    • Mama Gena May 8, 2013, 12:06 pm

      SG Juli- ahhhh… Paris is definitely worth a second chance! Thanks for following our adventure.