“There can be no lotus flower without the mud.”

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 of Journal To JOY a book which has helped hundreds of people transform their lives

  • Director of Ela Mesma Company (A Dance & Circus Theatre Company)
  • Certified TRE (Trauma release Exercise) 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, The Centre For Healing)

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 at www.ellamesma.co.uk), 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 (pronouns She/Her/They/Them) is a Choreographer, Coach, Artist & Creator. Ella is an Accredited Natural Success Coach, ILM & Enneagram Certified Coach & Holistic Pelvic Care & TRE Body worker. Ella is CEO of Maya Gandaia Ltd, Published Author of Journal To JOY, director of Ela Mesma Company, & of course, and co-creator of PowerUp! podcast.

Having alchemised Ella’s own stories & beliefs, Ella now supports others to undo limiting beliefs, celebrates cultural & social identity & empowers & inspires her performers, clients & audiences to come back HOME to themselves using art, movement & intuition.

Ella has used intuition to transform her imposter syndrome & not belonging belief into an International career creating 30K+ commissions to share their art with the world & to support her coaching clients to do the same on a 9-month Goddxx Path & Embodied Alchemy programmes.

Ella has performed & choreographed globally, including for Russell Maliphant, The Olympics Opening Ceremony (UK), The Chomondeleys, & commissions for Sadler’s Wells, Little Amal, The International Women’s Conference (NYC) & dance is Ella’s JOY

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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