Goddess Festival Presenters 2022
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Jesamyn brings her joie de vivre, humor, and wit to all she does, combining these qualities with serious study and the practical, foundational skills in leadership, communication, and Witchcraft she has been cultivating for over three decades.
Priestess of the Luminous Void, Founder and High Priestess of Sisterhood of the Moon, Founder and Facilitator of The Women’s Mystery School of Magick & Empowerment, Lady Jesamyn is dedicated to empowering women through truth-speaking, authenticity, and self-exploration. You can learn more about her ritual community at SisterhoodoftheMoon.org and study directly with her at WomensMysterySchool.com.
Letecia Layson - Letecia Layson is a Filipina, Feminist, Futurist, Priestess of Morphogenesis (Form Coming Into Being) and High Priestess of Diana ordained in the Dianic Tradition: Priestess of Isis, Priestess Hierophant in The Fellowship of Isis (FOI) and The Temple of Isis. Letecia is the recipient of the 2003 Catherine Wright Award for Equality and Justice in Alternative Spiritual Awareness by Feas2t. Her activism has brought her to the World Social Forum in Porto Alegre, Brazil and 13th Commission of Sustainable Development at the UN in New York, 3rd International Women's Peace Conference. https://www.centerforbabaylanstudies.org/founders-and-elders
Larissa Monfort -Larissa has been exploring her passion for West African, Congolese and Afro-Cuban rhythms since 1995 with many teachers, including Mabiba Baegne, Ubaka Hill, Carolyn Brandy, Malonga Casquelourd, Amadou Camara, Stori Davis, and Afia Walking Tree. Larissa has traveled to Guinea, West Africa several times to study dance and drum with various teachers.
Larissa teaches West African inspired drumming at women's events such as Carolyn Brandy's Born to Drum camp, the Northern California Women's Herbal Symposium, and Savanna Moon. She assisted Ubaka Hill at Michfest where she helped teach and direct the Drumsong Orchestra. She has assisted, performed with, and taught with her primary mentor Afia Walking Tree in numerous venues. Larissa accompanies dance classes, women's rituals, and healing circles. In her own words Larissa shares: "Drumming allows me to express my joy, strength, and freedom, while serving the spirit of the music, the dance, and the empowerment of women."
Larissa is excited to offer an all-level drum class which will cover basic technique and engaging rhythms. The class will focus on drumming for ritual including creating the kind of magic which will transform the entire ceremony, active listening, and being in service to support specific ritual intentions. Bring your witchy playful spirit, rattles, bells, frame and hand drums. There will be a few extra drums to share. Larissa can be reached at email@example.com or 707-363-0596.
Kris is currently the Group Exercise Director at Parkpoint Health Club in Santa Rosa and teaches Tribal Core and AfroGroove in Sonoma County Health Clubs and Studios. Kris is also the Co-Producer of the Goddess Crafts Faire, Sebastopol.
Tinnekke Bebout - Tinnekke Bebout is a Dianic Priestess in the lineage of Z Budapest. She is a Torchbearer and Keybearer in the Covenant of Hekate and founder of the Temple of Hekate Einalian and serves as High Priestess of the Mystai within the Temple. As leader of the Mystai, Tinnekke has been teaching a woman-positive path that focuses on the Rites and Mysteries of Hekate, among other Goddesses, as well as organizing Hekate Rising, the yearly retreat where the Mysteries are celebrated, since 2009.
Tinnekke has been practicing the divinatory arts in many forms for over 40 years.Tinnekke is the creator of The Female Mystique Tarot, co-creator of The Hekate Tarot, and has done workshops on the tarot at such events as Paganicon, Fire on the Mountain, Chicago Pagan Pride, Goddess Festivals 2008 and 2020, and Hekate Rising. Tinnekke also has taught private classes on the topic in general, and specifically on the intricasies of The Hekate Tarot both in-person and online.
Sandi Russi - Sandi Russi teaches Gentle Yoga in the Ananda tradition. Sandi came to yoga in 1993 initially through the practice of meditation as taught at Ananda. During an all-day meditation, she received a clear message to pursue Ananda Yoga Teacher Training and completed her 200-RYT certificate in 2001.
Sandi has taught yoga classes at Ananda, the YMCA, California State University-Sacramento, Natomas Charter School, and at various yoga studios in Sacramento. She has also taught for teens and adults at the California Homeschool Association Annual Convention, to children through Wholistic Learning Resources, and freely shares what she has learned over the years to any who want to learn.
In 2014, Sandi discovered the amazing therapeutic qualities of pure essential oils and often offers a drop of oil at the end of class to enhance deep relaxation. She also offers Aroma Bliss Yoga classes periodically for a deeper, transformative experience.
Sandi enjoys practicing yoga anywhere, anytime and is especially fond of practicing in nature, at the beach, amongst the redwoods as well as connecting deeply at the time of the full moon.
California with a BA in English/Creative Writing and completed her Masters in Library and Information Science at San Jose State University. She was born and raised in Michigan, now lives in California with her partner Crow, their daughter Catherine, their two boys, and various and
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Lisa is a Dianic Wiccan Priestess in the lineage of Zsuzsanna Budapest. She also trained briefly in shamanism. She has written three novels, has a fourth pending, and sold a short story to Marion Zimmer Bradley’s Sword and Sorceress anthology. Her writing has also appeared in Of a Like Mind, the journal of the Reformed Congregation of the Goddess. She holds the title of Senior Editor and Head of West Coast Marketing and Acquisitions for Peddlers Group Publishing. In addition, Lisa is freelance editor who works with self-publishing authors to prepare their manuscripts for publication.