What is Sacred Space?Sacred Space is an environment that feels safe, nurturing, healthy and holy. It is any awe-inspiring time and place that encourages us to suspend our mundane thinking and reflect on the spiritual, divine and magical mysteries of life.
About: The Goddess Studio est. 2003
Celebrating EIGHTEEN years of offering Sacred Space for the Sacred Feminine...
The Goddess Studio is a 680 sq foot dance/art space/temple on private property in Escondido, California. Beautifully faux finished and decorated with original art, and tucked in amongst an avocado grove with vistas overlooking the San Pasqual valley, the Goddess Studio is truly a sacred space for ceremony, dance and celebration.
Also adding to the beauty of the environment is a meditation nook, a swimming pool, fountains, inviting gardens, a 33 ft/7-circuit labyrinth, and a rock circle/Heiau/Medicine Wheel! Although the Goddess Studio is a private space, it was designed to be shared with people who are seeking a deeper connection with the Sacred Feminine.
The Goddess Studio is dedicated to honoring the Sacred Feminine
and Empowering Women through Ceremony, Creativity and Community.
The overall intent is to provide an inviting environment and opportunities for people to feel empowered, validated, inspired and healed. The Goddess Studio is a perfect sanctuary for ceremonies, rituals, day retreats and workshops, dance classes, intimate concerts & performances, haflas, and art shows!
Since the first workshop for Brigit's Day Feb 2, 2003, the Goddess Studio has offered hundreds of events! Of particular note, as of May 2013 we will have offered twenty-two of our signature event— “Awaken Your Inner Goddess retreats”— for the Sabbats such as Spring Equinox, Beltane, Lammas and Samhain! I am honored to have co-produced these incredible retreats over this decade with Sparkle (Laurie Wood), Linda Savage, Fox (Natalie Maisel), Jennifer Neal and Ruth Dorn!
Additionally, I am honored to have hosted here many years of monthly women’s Sisters of the Moon circles with Barbara Bradley; drum circles with Lisa Bonneau; & MeetUp Clan gatherings with Victoria Skydancer; Attunement circles with the Emissaries of Glen Ivy; and special events hosting international leaders of Goddess Spirituality such as Kathy Jones, Priestess of Avalon (Glastonbury); Layne Redmond and Miranda Rondeau, Priestesses of the Drum; Vajra Ma, Priestess of Women's Mysteries; Amrita Hobbs and Anique Radiant Heart from Australia; Arishma, healer & channel from Arizona; Mary Samantha, Priestess of the Wheel of Place; and Dr. Isadora Leidenfrost, filmmaker and advocate of the Red Tent movement. The Studio has also been honored to have hosted wonderful authors and teachers: Elizabeth Cunningham, Gina Ogden, Catherine Ann Clemett, and Caroline Muir.
We’ve also hosted other unique gatherings featuring local renowned woman including: Karen Tate, Goddess Author & Advocate; Kamala Devi, Trantric Leader, Naomi Judith, yoga & self esteem advocate; Fay McGrew, QiGong teacher; Diane Mandle, Sound Healer of Tibetan Bowls; Mellissa Seaman, Priestess teacher; Wilbert Alix, Trance Dance leader; and Linda & Larry Cammarata concerts & workshops; singers Ahria and Mary Jones; and artist Deborah Wiley.
Plus we’ve had master Belly dance workshops with Dondi and Titanya Dahlin, Marguerite, and Cassie Mavis, and many years of dance classes and showcase performances!
(Visit my "links" page for links to the websites of many of these presenters!)
Come join us! We look forward to seeing you at our next event!
The Studio is also sometimes available for rent for day workshops (no overnight accommodations). Please contact Amalya to inquire about possibilities, if you are interested in renting the studio space for your program.
~ All photos by Amalya ~