Co-Created by: Chaya Leia Aronson, RN BSN & Hara Rose, RN BSN
We are so excited to present this summit of brilliant pelvic and sexual health experts, because we believe that pelvic health and pleasure is our birthright.
Chaya Leia Aronson, RN BSN
Hara Rose, RN BSN
A note from Chaya Leia, founder of the Radiance Summit and Your Sacred Pelvis
I have the pleasure of co-hosting and co-creating this summit with Hara Rose, RN BSN. I hold the wellness of our pelvic bowls as a right, not a privilege. Sadly, we receive little support in this realm within our mainstream society.
After having lived with severe pelvic pain for years, it became my passion, to bring access to safe, effective and non-invasive pelvic health and healing to all beings is a driving force in my life.
Many of the folks hosted here in this summit have played essential roles in my own learning and healing, so it is an extra special joy to gather this configuration of beauties together to share their gifts. I am humbled and honored beyond words to have received such a clear yes from such phenomenal women and womb bearing beloveds!
Days of Deep Dive Exploration
Leaders in the Pelvic Health Field
Informative & Inspiring Workshops
A Virtual Offering March 8th-10th, 2023
Friday, March 8th, 2023
10:00 am EST Opening with Chaya and Hara
10:30 am - 11:45 am EST ALisa Starkweather
12:00 to 1:15 pm EST Jade Alicandro
2:00 pm - 3:15 pm EST Kalidasi
3:15 pm - 3:30 pm Closing Reflections
Saturday, March 9th, 2023
10:00 am - 10:30 am EST Opening with Chaya and Hara
10:30 am - 11:45 am EST Chelynn Tetrault
12:00 to 1:15 pm EST Chantelle Castano
2:00 pm - 3:15 pm EST Sheri Winston
3:15 pm - 3:30 pm Closing Reflections
Sunday, March 10th, 2023
10:00 am - 10:30 am EST Opening with Chaya
10:30 am - 11:45 am EST Nikki Ananda
12:00 - 1:15 pm EST Chaya Aronson
2:00 pm - 3:15 pm EST Community Web Weaving
3:15 pm - 3:30 pm Closing Reflections
"My experience joining the Summit was deeply personal and profound. It felt like an initiation back to self. I learned so much that I didn’t know before about anatomy and physiology, and tapped into elements of freedom, psychic power, bloodline connection, healing, collective grief and desire, and so much more. This topic and this summit contained multitudes!"
"The speakers and facilitators were generously caring and responsive to the group. It was deeply intimate, professional and ground breaking. I am so thankful that I decided to say YES to this summit and so so grateful for the love and wisdom of all of the presenters. A rare treat and opportunity to be up close and intimate with true keepers of the lineage. Thank you, thank you, thank you!"
"What an incredibly wise and loving gathering, I’m so grateful to have participated and to have had the chance to connect with and bask in all the healing and enlivening energies!"
Meet the Presenters
Chaya Leia Aronson, RN BSN she/her
Your Sacred Pelvis
Chaya will offer an opening practice each morning that embodies foundational practices that support pelvic health, connection to our pelvic bowls and the opportunities to lovingly, gently and compassionately release the blockages that keep up from embodying our greatness.
Chaya Leia Aronson, RN, BSN has great passion for supporting wombyn and womb-bearers to connect more deeply with our health, pleasure and vitality, whether that be sexual or not, with self or other. What brought her to this work was her personal struggle with and healing from Interstitial Cystitis, a debilitating bladder condition.
The techniques she has studied and offers were everything on her own path to full recovery from a condition that EVERY doctor told her was a life sentence.
Through her healing journey and work with others, it became clear that many of the chronic ailments we experience in relationship to our pelvic organs are rooted in early trauma experiences of all sorts. It is her joy and pleasure to support others to uncover the pathways to healing and pleasure in the root.
In a world full of noise and distractions, it is important that we are intentional about coming home to ourselves. Our inner light can easily be drained through the many ways that we outsource our power and leak our energy from our being. Cultivating a relationship with our Highest Self and the Divine is an important practice to activate that light within us. It is through having an intimate and devotional relationship with ourself that we are able to embody our radiance within and throughout in the world.
Nikki Ananda guides women in embodying their feminine power and radiance through coaching, mentorship, ceremony, and sacred temple arts. She serves as an Integrative Embodiment Coach, Somatic & Sacred Sexuality Practitioner, Spiritual & Psychedelic Integration Specialist, and Mentor for New Paradigm Entrepreneurs. Embodiment is the key foundation in Nikki’s offerings, always bringing forward a practical component. She supports people in expanding their nervous system’s capacity to hold and anchor radiance within every atom of their being through somatic awareness, plant medicine integration, and sexological bodywork.
Sheri Winston she/her
Secrets of Female Pleasure: Women’s Anatomy of Arousal
Did you know that women have as much erogenous erectile tissue as men? Discover the whole Female Erectile Network (including the G-spot and so much more) and find out what you’ve been missing! It is a mind-blowing informative, radically empowering, fun, funny, comfortable presentation, illustrated by unique anatomy images, classic and humorous art, plus demos on an anatomically correct ‘vulva pillow’! You’ll get new maps of women’s bodies that incorporate all the elegant, integral & multi-purpose structures responsible for female sexual pleasure.
Sheri Winston is a holistic sexuality teacher, author and founder of the Intimate Arts Center. Sheri offers pleasure-centered sex-education for grown-ups! Award-winning author of Women’s Anatomy of Arousal: Secret Maps to Buried Pleasure and Succulent SexCraft: Your Hands-On Guide to Erotic Play and Practice. Sheri has been a sexuality teacher for 25 years, after decades as a certified nurse-midwife, gynecology practitioner, registered nurse, childbirth educator and massage therapist. She delights in inspiring people with empowering, entertaining and erotic education, and is delightful!
Chantelle Castano she/her
A Women's Journey From Indigenous Perspective
Chantelle will be sharing stories and perspective on how a women's body develops and is honored by Indigenous people around the world with an emphasis on South American tribal traditions. Together we will remember the ancient wisdom of those who came before us and contemplate how we may weave these teachings into our modern lives.
Chantelle, of Soluna Medicines, is a Cuban-Colombian medicine woman and artist. She has been hosting artists retreats, plant medicine ceremonies, women's circles, and experimental events since 2019. Her work emphasizes honoring the ancestors and uplifting indigenous South American people and practices.
Jade Alicandro she/her
Milk and honey herbs
How Sweet it Is: Honey Medicine for Vibrant Health
Honey has long been recognized as an aphrodisiac which promotes sexual health and vitality, with records of this use going back to at least 500 BC. In this class we'll discuss its numerous healing properties and learn ways to create potent, honey-based herbal remedies with aphrodisiac and pleasure-enhancing medicinal herbs. Our focus will be on easy, folk medicine-making practices and common, accessible kitchen herbs. Jade will share some of her favorite recipes and participants will leave with the knowledge and confidence to craft their own handmade herbal medicines.
Jade Alicandro has been in relationship with the green world since childhood and has been studying herbalism formally since 2006. She weaves a love of ancestral herbalism and kitchen medicine into her work as a clinical and community herbalist. Her work revolves around connecting people with plants and she has taught at conferences, non-profits, and institutes of higher education throughout the northeast and beyond. She makes her home in the rolling hills of western Massachusetts.
She loves life
Womb Weaving: From the Center to the Edges and Back Again Ritual
Visualization, Transformation, Realization, Expansion, Depletion into Regeneration is Transmutation. We are capable. Holding, Releasing, Filling and Emptying, Seeing into Nightmares, Death Stares, Threading Loss with Love, Weaving with Our Ancestors Prayers. Prepare for a deep dive with an oldering one and the magic of our womb cauldron (whether physical or not) with the intent of how to source your relationship among archetypal energies, for life force lived forward. Ability to focus red yarn scissors red candle mirror bowl of water red petals journal If unavailable for these items, imagination will do.
ALisa Starkweather loves Chaya. She is the founder of the Red Tent Temple Movement and co-producer of the film, Things We Don’t Talk About; Women’s Stories from the Red Tent. She has been active in women’s leadership for forty years with visionary contributions. Mostly ALisa is here for the rise and the connection and differences we can make by choosing a life of responsibility, relationship, service and love. She is presently private coaching and mentoring.
Ritual Recovering of the Sacred Yoni
This workshop is for any/all women who would like support healing from sexual abuse, hurts harbored in the womb space, miscarriage and intentional abortion. This simple ritual will be led by Chelynn, an Ayurvedic Doctor, Jyotishi and Kriya yogi. Participants may wish to prepare: to have taken a full bath with lavendar and sandalwood essential oils, about 10 drops total for about 15 minutes beforehand. To wear a long, spacious, white cotton garmet that goes to your feet, with no undergarmets. To have a small piece of organic camphor resin, a piece of dried white sage, a small clay pot and tile to put the pot on. To be facing east, if possible.
Chelynn Tetreault, AyD, LMT NAMA Doctor of Ayurveda Supporting consciousness and reducing suffering Chelynn Tetreault is the owner of Lotus Ayurveda in Williamsburg, MA. She has been in practice for over 19 years. Chelynn is a Vedic Astrologer, Ayurvedic Educator, Mentor, Spiritual Teacher, and NAMA certified Ayurvedic Doctor. Dr. Tetreault Specializes in Pancha Karma, female health, reproductive health, pre-natal, postpartum care and Kriya Yoga. Chelynn’s deep love of life, healing and spirituality are present in her work and Panch Karma retreats, where she guides each patient on an intimate and individual process of deep healing and transformation.
Modern Temple Dance
GUARDIAN OF THE ROOT: Healing and Harnessing the Power of the Pelvic Bowl Through Sacred Dance
Residing within our pelvic bowl lies the Mooladhara (Root) Chakra: the starting point of the Supreme energy of the cosmos manifesting creation. It is also our survival center where fear arises and represents our sense of safety in the world. When experiencing repeated traumas in life, we risk becoming disconnected from our root and therefore the very center of our creative power. In this workshop we will utilize sacred belly dance movements and bija mantras to clear stagnant energies and emotional burdens from the pelvic bowl so that we have more creative energies to use as we desire.
Kalidasi has committed her life teaching the healng powers of sacred dance as a path of self actualization. She is a decade-long student of Odissi Temple Dance with focused training at the Shakti School of Dance, located in the old Rang Nath Temple in Pushkar, Rajasthan. She is also a professional fusion belly dance teacher and performer. Kalidasi is the creator of Modern Temple Dance: a deeply immersive and holistic discipline that uses dance as a spiritual practice. She is a Kabbalist, and Initiate within Lineage of King Solomon, and homeschooling mom to a very precocious 10 year old.