Working with Zahava created a soft openness and delicious awareness of my inner strength, balance and beauty.- Isabella, Massage Therapist, Yoga Instructor, Health Coach
I can happily say working with Zahava was one of the most profound spiritual journeys I’ve had the good fortune of experiencing in my life.- Diana Ferrante, Women’s Empowerment Leader, Intuitive Advisor
Zahava's work has returned me to the natural state of being my most loving and most beloved self. - Emily Tepper, Receptivity Coach & Craniosacral Therapist
This was exactly what I needed to rebalance myself. 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 overworking teacher
Zahava gave me the nurturing excavation tools to my inner realms that have been yearning to moan, be touched, to be remembered, honored, revered, and celebrated.- Jennifer Maeve
This work not only supported me grounding in my own feminine experience, but it translated into my work as a coach--allowing a new depth of connection with my clients and their own sacred and sexual journeys.- Dana, Certified Life Coach
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, Business Coach & Intuitive Guide

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6 Things to Share When Creating an Intimate Interaction in Community

I’ve been to many play parties, facilitated a few, and most recently had the privilege to host play parties in communities where connection is more valued than sexual acts.  For years I’ve used Reid Mihalko’s Safe Sex Elevator Speech.  I found it really effective for vetting people who take care of their sexual health, have…

Power & Surrender: More than “Getting Off”

I received the most exquisite gift this summer during my East Coast tour.  Joyce came to my workshop, Pelvis Basin of Power & Surrender, in Washington, DC.  The letter she wrote me after brought me to tears.  This, THIS, is my greatest hope for people to experience sexual energy for healing ourselves and our society.  Thank…

A Mother & Daughter who Co-Own a Sex Shop

Amy Baldwin and her mom, Janis Baldwin, co-own Pure Pleasure, a sex shop in Santa Cruz, CA.  Their mission is to provide a comfortable place where people can shop for sex toys, as well as access resources to enhance sexual pleasure and wellbeing. I had the honor of interviewing them for Mother’s Day. Listen here as they share their…

Addressing Sexual Energy in the Ecstatic Dance Community

A spirited thread of fb posts ignited after I posted the Alchemy of Sex & Spirit for Women.  I made this video to address some of the core concerns that came up in a way that does not polarize the dance community and the sex positive community. You may see the fb thread here.  Thank…

The First Time

The first time my body experiences something it has never felt before, I feel wonder about being. Last night was one of those firsts. My body opened with a profound trust I had never experienced before. My hips, my lips, my vulva, the walls of my womb, my heart… and as I expanded open the…

Meditation for Michael Brown

Michael Brown Meditation (works best in Safari browser) This is a meditation to connect to our hearts.  This is not about getting rid of anger or sadness, but rather how to not be consumed by our emotions.  For those of us in the sex positive and tantra communitites we often explore cultivating big energy (orgasm) for…

NYC from Heaven

Many of the posts I share in this blog relate directly to dance, healing, healthy sexuality, and transformational rituals.  At the root of these is a great awe for life and a love for people.  Nobody has inspired this awe and love more deeply in me than my grandma.  She is one of the main…

How Sexual Empowerment Intersects with Healing Racism

In response to my recent article, Getting Your Sexxy On While White, featured by the Body is Not an Apology, I have been receiving many questions and comments, thank you! I would love to engage this dialogue by sharing more about why I created Love Making Dances and how I see connections between sexual empowerment…

Getting Your SEXXY ON While White

So grateful to be featured as a guest writer for the Body is Not an Apology, fostering radical unapologetic self love and transforming the politics of invisibility.  Check out my post here!  Thank you Sonya Renee Taylor for being a visionary in this movement and inviting my voice!  

Emotional Intimacy ~ Sacred Discomfort

I’ve spent a lot of my life believing that people are busy and I’m lucky if I get their attention because other things are more important than me.  I grew up as an only child, latchkey kid (came home to an empty house and my parents got in late.)  Now I live in New York…

What’s the role of Men?

A lot of men have been asking me “how do I fit in to women’s empowerment?” Well, I want to acknowledge that you already are! (Many of the women I work with learned about me through the men in their lives, thank you!) While I offer courses that focus on women here are some ways all…

the Artist Dream

Over the past year I have had the incredible opportunity to join the Artist Dream Family, a performance ritual group that reminds the audience we are all creators of our lives.  This IS the dream.  This weekend we experienced a powerful exchange with a community, watch a clip of it here!  I am realizing that…

Restoring our Relationship with Possibility and Awe

Several people have been encouraging me to explore Continuum given it’s similarities to my work. I’m discovering that Emilie Conrad, who founded Continuum in 1967, engages the same elements of breath, sound, movement, sensation, and pleasure. We also share a background of dancing with Katherine Dunham, feeling the incredible undulations and rhythms Dunham shared from…

Dance as a Revolutionary Lifestyle

This weekend I got a taste of the world I have been visioning.  Dancers came together for healing and raising feminine consciousness. There was an honest conversation about money and how to create a group…each panelist had a really different perspective on this topic but  hey, I was so relieved we were discussing it!  We…

Healing the Dance

I just had an incredible time performing and teaching at the Theatrical Bellydance Conference meeting dancers from around the world.  Over the past few days many dancers came to me with questions about the pelvis, sexuality, and the difference between moving the body and being present in the body… I was drooling over these questions.  I know…

Pelvis: Basin of Alchemy for Dancers

My pelvis has been on a journey.  I asked her to externally rotate and lift for the better part of 20 years while I was immersed in ballet.  I didn’t know the energetic repercussions of these actions.  But I did know that I cultivated way more sexual energy than my personality was comfortable expressing at…

Grounding: the Subtle Revolution

Slowing down… the soul has a different timing.  I cannot direct it by the list of events in my calendar.  But the more I Ground, I can listen to what is ripe and ready in my soul. The first retreat in my Sacred Woman Alchemy 6 Month Program was dedicated to a full day of…

I’m a Kid in the Candy Store, and We Are the Candy!

I recently attended a day long conference with the most inspiring creative entrepreneurs.  This “Mastermind” event was hosted by Move the Crowd, an entrepreneurial training company dedicated to helping the next generation “stay true, get paid, and do good.” Now let me tell you that most of the folks in this room are like me,…

Love Making Dances Class

Last night we had our first Love Making Dances Class at Solstice Studio. There is warmth in my body.  My muscles feel supple.  My feet are relaxed and held by the tremendous Earth.  I feel a profound innocence in our circle as we stand here with closed eyes.  We’ve been dancing the past 50 minutes…

Women’s Dance & Sexuality for the Soul

Oh!  I’m soooo thrilled to offer a 6 month training for women.  It will be starting in February and it will ripen us with the warming of the seasons.  This will include biweekly private coaching sessions and six monthly group rituals.  We will be learning the psychic anatomy of a woman, the alchemy of sexual…