Dwelling in Durgā

Navarātri Celebration & Initiation with Kaya


Om Śri Durgāyai Namaḥ

“With the highest selfless devotion, worship and meditate upon the feminine sovereign whom the Gods adore. Then the recitation of these 108 names should begin” – Devī Mahatmya

Dwelling in Durgā Devī

Teaching & Mantra Initiation

Navaratri Comes several times a year, this is a sacred window for tantric initiation. This offering brings in teachings, mantra recitation and Initiation of a mantra taught only in Dwelling in durgā

[There is an initiation in this program that was not given in 2022 ‘Devotion to Durgā’ program]

The Vedic & Tantra tradition offer countless means to discover the divinity within, including relating to supreme divine forms through teachings, stories, and devotional practices. This year, in preparation for some intense astrological configurations from April-October 2023, we will be invoking Durgā Devī for guidance, direction, support & protection. 

Delve into the teachings & symbolism of Durgā and her forms, weapons, and role in our lives. We will practice opening & closing mantras, Yā Devī mantra & 108 names of Durgā. You will be encouraged to continue the practice throughout the Navarātri festival. 

Dwelling in Durgā


Kaya will lovingly guide your relationship with the feminine divine with teachings about the forms & weapons of Durgā and the esoteric warrior-like qualities of Lakshmi. 

We will practice several mantras together – including the Yā Devī mantra and the 108 Names of Durgā and initiation in to an additional Durgā mantra to do year-round. 

Inside this program:

  • Teachings about Durgā’s Weapons & Meanings
  • Sacred Divination process to learn about which Meanings are for you
  • Recitation & Review of 108 names of Durga and other mantras for Navaratri
  • Mantra Initiation for Durga taught only in this program that can be practiced all year
The devi mantra is one of the few things I’ve been consistent with in a long time. It’s grounding. It’s beautiful. It’s a practice.
- Tamsie
I think it’s become a life practice for me. I just love chanting it every morning! And I find myself chanting particular verses in the day when things come up. It’s magical.
- Katie
Self Paced Teachings & Initiation

Dwelling In Durgā

This deep offering is meant to guide you to a profound place in your spiritual journey. It is a perfect companion to your study of Tantra, Yoga, or the Bhagavad Gitā, bringing you deep into your own heart, where the feminine divine rests within us all. The Navarātri time is a perfect time to soften and be “cracked open” in the best of ways, opening yourself to new healing, transformation, and inner illumination of your divine purpose, gifts, and journey. 


1) Desire for this practice & knowledge

2)  Previous initiation into the Ya Devi Mantra {with opening & closing mantras}

3) Understanding this is NOT a training in how to initiate others, this is only for your personal practice

Om Śri Durgāyai Namaḥ

Connecting to the true teachings of Durgā revealed her as a loving, compassionate mother who gently purifies the mind and heart so that we can be open to more love and blessing. 

Work with Durgā Devī is more “intense” than work with Lakshmi, but it is essential to open the door to Lakshmi’s boons. 

If you feel called to join me and cultivate your relationship with the feminine divine in the form of Durgā Devī, I would be honored to share this beautiful heart-opening time with you. 

You may have multiple teachers, gurus, and mentors in your life. The work should be complimentary and symbiotic. In tantric upāya practices, as the way we work with the chandi path, the tradition insists that we commit to one teacher & approach – these teachings and practices are not for entertainment or collection. They are delicate, powerful, and precious. 


Recommended Companion Program

Sanskrit Pronunciation

2 Hour Video Course

Learn to read transliteration {Sanskrit represented in English}, understand how to pronounce Sanskrit words more successfully and gain understanding for the divine language that brings together sacred sounds and meaning.

  • The Profound Value & Potential of Sanskrit
  • Commonly mis-pronounced Sanskrit Words
  • How to Read Sanskrit when it is transliterated into English
  • How to pronounce all of the 50 Sanskrit sounds

Complimentary SRY Yoga Practice

Supreme Release Yoga is calming, grounding, and nourishing. 

You can open up a world within that has an inner divinity and stability that abides even amidst the most challenging of circumstances. 

Set aside an hour and experience the power of SRY!