What is My Training?

As your coach & movement specialist, I can help you overcome the blocks to embodying your whole, happy, healthy, beautiful self.

My areas of understanding include Intuition, Enneagram, Creativity, Purpose, Tension, Stress reduction and Releasing Emotions through movement.

I am a:

  • Published Author

  • Director of Ela Mesma Company
  • Certified TRE Facilitator

  • 550hr Certified Yoga Teacher (Karam Kriya, Embodied Dancer, Yoga Body)

  • Hold an MA in Dance (LCDS/Kent University),

  • Certified Wheel of Consent practitioner (Betty Martin)

  • Accredited Coach (Natural Success, ILM Level 3 & Mind Matrix)

  • Holistic Pelvic Care practitioner (Certified by Tami Kent of Wild Feminine)
  • Sekhem Level 1, Usui Reiki Master (Natural Healer)
  • Mental Health Awareness Training, LGBTQIA+ Awareness Training, Trauma Informed Training (Curious Arts, MHFA England)

What are my Values?

What is my Journey?

"My birth name is Ella, but I go by Maya Gandaia (find out why in my weekly JOY Letters), and my pronouns are She or They. I have taken everything I learned on my 20+ year journey as a creative, yoga teacher, choreographer, chakra studier, enneagram geek, pelvic power seeker to create these programmes. Plus, learnings from 8 years studying alchemy with William Whitecloud, (who accredited me as a Natural Success coach in 2022). I am also a choreographer (check out my work HERE), and make work to unlearn & get back to our authentic selves, through story telling; in particular putting the stories I would love to have seen growing up on stage. I went on my own womb healing journey in 2014, and pelvic healing & consent work led to my own profound healing (I also offer these services) & kundalini awakening."
Ella "Maya Gandaia" Mesma

Using intuition, Ella “Maya Gandaia” Mesma has transformed her imposter syndrome and not belonging belief into an International career creating 30K commissions to share her work with the world, and coaching clients to do the same with her Goddxx Path & Embodied Alchemy programmes.

Ella “Maya Gandaia” Mesma (pronouns She/Her or They/Them) is a Choreographer, Coach, Artist & Creator. She is a Natural Success Accredited Coach, ILM & Enneagram Certified Coach and Holistic Pelvic Care Body worker. She is the CEO of Maya Gandaia Ltd, a Published Author of Journal To JOY, the director of Ela Mesma Company, and co-creator of PowerUp! Podcast a podcast to help us all unlearn, rebuild, and empower ourselves back to our true nature.

Of multiple heritage and having lived in many places, Ella had a deep belief she didn’t belong, but having alchemised those stories, she now supports others to undo limiting beliefs, celebrates cultural & social identity & empowers & inspires her performers, clients & audiences to come back HOME to themselves.

She has performed globally, including for Russell Maliphant, The Olympics Opening Ceremony (UK), and The Chomondeleys, and choreographed commissions including for Sadler’s Wells, Little Amal, and The International Women’s Conference (NYC).

Ella means complete, but for a long time I felt far from it! And so I went on a lifelong journey of healing (until I realised I was already whole!)

I now share those teachings to support my clients with a structure and system to work by so when they feel depression or less comfortable emotions creeping in, they have a toolbox to help connect to JOY and create a happy life ”

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