Courses and sessions are with Taya Mâ Shere, a certified practitioner of Ancestral Lineage Healing who has served as a spiritual leader in Jewish congregational and communal settings since 2005.

Taya Mâ co-founded and co-directs Kohenet Hebrew Priestess Institute, is a practioner the trauma-healing modality Somatic Experiencing.  She is adjunct faculty at Starr King School for the Ministry, where she teaches transformative ritual craft, multi-religiosity and ancestor work, and also teaches on healing collective Jewish PTSD at the Chaplaincy Institute in Berkeley, CA.

Taya Mâ is co-author of The Hebrew Priestess: Ancient and New Visions of Jewish Women's Spiritual Leadership and SIddur HaKohanot: A Hebrew Priestess Prayerbook.  Her chant albums Wild Earth Shebrew, Halleluyah All Night, Torah Tantrikaand This Bliss have been heralded as "cutting-edge mystic medicine music." 

Trained in the folklore of religion at the University of Pennsylvania and as a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner, she is Spiritual Leader Emeritus of a Washington D.C. area Jewish congregation.  Taya co-leads Makam Shekhina, a multi-religious Jewish/Sufi spiritual community. She teaches online courses and mentors emergent spiritual leaders in embodied presence and counter-oppressive devotion.  Taya Mâ makes home, music and other magic in the California East Bay.

For more information on her books, music, trainings and other online courses in Embodied Presence and Embracing Pleasure, visit her personal site www.holytaya.com or the Kohenet Hebrew Priestess Institute site www.kohenet.com