Zahava Griss has had the honor of teaching Shamanic Birthing Dances at the annual conference for the New York State Association of Licensed Midwives the past 3 years. This is an interview testimonial with Jennifer Seymour, one of the amazing midwives present.
I was blessed to witness Zahava's performance at a tantric Beltane celebration. She guided all the attendees, circled around her, in our own movement as she told a story, moved and facilitated the whole group, joined by a drummer and didgeridoo player. It was an informative lecture, a sensual performance, and a personally profound guided process for each person. Her fierce courage and grace set the tone for us all and we were guided to a new place of freedom and deeper embodiment. I am in awe of Zahava's magical presence and can't wait to experience her work again! ~ DJ Chela
"Zahava is for real. She lives what she teaches and her work is always growing and evolving, as she keeps learning. Zahava is both profound and fun. She has an infectious joy, and also a fierce honesty. Her work is deeply rooted in the body, grounded and integrating insights into the flesh. It's a sensual spirituality that is integrated into the world."~ Ruth Vincent
"There was SO MUCH education involved in the Immersion! The experientials were all new to me, and the way Zahava presented these AND improvised with our group dynamic to what was needed to attain the most in the moment was really fantastic. So much could have NOT reached me, in the hands of another. There is a lot of flaky communication out there and I was really impressed by Zahava's enthusiastic, succinct style and personal support. Zahava is a great, natural teacher and guide. I really appreciate all that I learned and released and can’t wait for more of her classes!" - Cynthia; sensual spiritual pleasure novice.
"Zahava is bold about sharing directly from the body as an erotic vehicle. This is a gift not many teachers trained in yoga and so forth are open or ready to share. She has a keen eye and ability to guide students in an empowering way into their own bodies on multiple levels. She's an expert in what she knows, and she knows it thoroughly enough to explain in detail from the anatomical perspective as well as socio-cultural, esoteric and psychological. She's completely committed to transformation, and it shows from beginning to end. And she embodies what she teaches!" ~ Anita Teresa Boeninger
"Zahava is an amazing woman, dancer, lover, and total Goddess! She guides an exploration of one's genuine sensual side using dance, movement, sound, and all the senses to delight and expand and explore! Thank you for holding and creating such beautiful space for my own feminine to unfold and reveal herself to me through my body." ~ Elizabeth Joy Mueller, Anthropologist of the Soul
"Zahava navigates the mystical, the biological, the etheric, and artistic sensual landscape of what it means to be a woman. Her work caresses, awakens, inspires, expands, and ignites the erotic spirit and moves a woman into her next stage of evolution. She meets seasoned and budding sensualists where they are and unfolds them to their next layer of beauty, poetry, and Goddess-hood." ~ Isis Phoenix, Sensual Shaman
"I came to Zahava's work knowing I loved the way she expressed herself through her dance. Little did I know she'd give me the nurturing excavation tools to my inner realms that have been yearning to moan, be touched, to be remembered, honored, revered, and celebrated. Zahava reminds us that everything in our lives is inextricably linked and we can use these connections to re-establish a sense of wholeness through our sensuality, which is the basis upon which all of life flows." ~ Jennifer Maeve
"I'm trained as a hatha yoga instructor but Zahava's work is the missing piece in the holistic body experience and enjoyment and appreciation of our body and spirit." ~ S.J.
"As a Goddess two decades in the making...I have witnessed our Sacred Sexual Community Grow! In that time I have experienced several different "so called" healers goddesses etc. express their Sacred Sexual message in various forms. It is not my concern of their authenticity. It is my concern of their authenticity and integrity. Yet, one does not live a Sacred Goddess life by simple choice. It is a "Calling" A CONVICTION of Spirit I must say! Because, the courage it takes to stand in this personal spiritual energy is not easy and comes with Social conflicts. Yet, Here we Stand! Zahava is one such person whose unique soul gifts as dancer facilitator healer has allowed herself the rare opportunity to expose herself in this special community of ours! What I love about her is her ability to grow and her willingness to learn from every aspect of her life. I have offered such space for her in my unique gatherings as well as having felt the need to be present in her gatherings for my own personal process that has been very profound for me. A woman has to be able to stand firm in her clear vision as a dancer healer naked and real in order for me to get something out of it. She is a woman that possess the "conviction" I speak of. Zahava is always dancing and holding space for those that choose to work with her even when her body is not moving. Her spiritual essence is a Female Kali Presence that is able to gently or roughly pull you the seeker into the space you need to become whole. I would say that those that choose to work with her sense her unique quality vibrating through her small frame with the power and strength of a Kali force. For people that enjoy the movements of the body as a vehicle to knowing the Divine within. This is Zahava's most amazing ability. The act to dance a spiritual dance that speaks volumes in her physical body energy. May Love Making Dances continue to serve through her vision and conviction to love." ~ Rev. Goddess Charmaine
"This was exactly what I needed to rebalance myself. Through Zahava's supportive and energetic guidance I was able to release the week's stress and gain confidence in being the clear minded and moving bodied me that I want to be." ~ an anonysmous overworking teacher
"Zahava is a dynamic mover and gentle teacher. Her energy leads without words." ~ Tammy Wise
"Zahava is a delicious dancer and masterful, loving teacher in whose company it is a joy to explore!" ~ woman, music-lover
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