Womb Healing by Maya Gandaia

Ella Mesma
Written by Ella Mesma

Discovering Holistic Pelvic Care

I first discovered Holistic Pelvic Care via Tami Kent’s meditations. I was listening to an online app called Daily Om and taking a course: Unleash the Goddess Within by Jumana Sophia.

In one particular meditation on that course, she referenced Tami Kent, and that meditation was so powerful, that I just knew I had to find out more. I began my research to find out who she was and more specifically, what this meditation was, and how I could go deeper

Tami Kent has written three books: Wild Feminine (this is the first one I read), Creative Feminine and Mothering your Centre.

On reading Wild Feminine I really began to discover the power of Holistic Pelvic Care. I noticed some profound movements in my centre. I had had various issues in my root growing up: suffering from Candida from 2005-2008, and until now, I really do feel trauma (no matter how big or small) in my root.

Learning about Energy Imbalance

During my training as a Kundalini teacher, I learnt a lot more about how imprints are left on our aura, and how energy imbalances are a result of the unconscious agreements affecting her use of energy.

Tami Kent’s teachings about a woman’s physical and energetic presence being affected by her experiences really resonated. Tami Kent teaches that life leaves imprints and impacts on the female body or the feminine spirit.

I first experienced Holistic Pelvic Care in Bristol (my hometown) with a practitioner called Helen Hodder, and again, the results were profound. At that point I had been suffering from something which I now know is called hypertonic tension: I am a dancer, and also do aerial, and so have a strong core, but I was actually over tensing! This process was like a rebalancing for me… it felt like for the first time I took personal ownership of my energy centre.

I would describe Holistic Pelvic Care as a little like Feng Shui, of the womb space: working with the flow in the pelvic bowl to realign core energy, and that the more you clear, the deeper space you are able to hold for others.

Taking an Opportunity

In times like these we are living through: horrendous racist police violence, the coronavirus pandemic, economic crisis, there are multiple levels of imprint and impact affecting all of us (regardless of gender), and so when I was offered a scholarship to train with Tami (who lives in the US and probably in normal times I would not be able to afford), I did everything I had to get the rest of the money together and make this dream come true.

If you would like to sample a short introduction to the work, please watch the free meditation:

About the author

Ella Mesma

Ella Mesma

An established professional artist with over 15 years of experience in dance and movement, Ella trained at Laban/LSCD and also studied politics at Leeds university. Ella is of mixed heritage and was born in Canterbury, but grew up in Bristol. She has studied dance in Brazil (first visting in 2004), Cuba (first visiting in 2011), NYC (first visiting in 2009 with a Lisa Ullman scholarship) and the UK.

Performance highlights include Russell Maliphant Company, Lea Anderson (The Chomondeleys), Olympics Opening Ceremony. Ella was a Bench fellow and resident at Casa Latin American Festival (2015), Associate Artist at Dance City (2017), Associate Artist Trinity Centre Bristol (2018), Slate World Artist (2020), Pervasive Media Studio Resident (2020). Ella curated She Created Her Life Festival, and produced 5 Roots Of Rumba events: an international dance festival. A WCMT grant took her to Brazil and Cuba (2017) and AIDF awards (2018) took her to Capetown collaborating with South African poet Toni Stuart. Ella’ also runs Ella Mesma Company. Her most recent creation in lockdown ‘I am all womxn‘ has received over 7,700 views on facebook.

‘Maya Gandaia’ translates as ‘Illusion to Joy’ and is an Embodied Alchemy concept Ella created for empowering creatives to release their fears, re-connect to their passion and power, and create a life of joy. Ella is also championing a wellness project called Business Yoga which is all about supporting companies to put wellbeing at the heart of their ethos.

Ella has studied yoga since 2004, and trained to teach Vinyasa yoga with Abby Hoffman (Embodied Dancer Teacher Training) in 2011 (with a Gil Clarke Scholarship), then Kundalini at the Karam Kriya School in 2018 and in Yoga Trapeze® at the Yoga Teachers College® in 2020. Ella has also practised Ashtanga since 2015, and has trained in TRE, The Wheel Of Consent, Holistic Pelvic Care (under Tami Kent) and the coaching of William Whitecloud.

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