My soul sister and a Real Wonder Woman
Guzel Dreaming Deer Gjenasaj is an artist, yogini, teacher, gardener, medicine woman and community leader with a deep spiritual practice rooted in Native American, Mayan and Gaia loving traditions.
Guzel’s family is from Albania, but she grew up in Brooklyn, New York and then moved to Santa Monica. In a way, our immediate deep connection and sisterhood were also based on shared stories of tight Muslim upbringing and the ways we transcended it.
I met Guzel at the communal home The Giving Garden in Santa Monica. She was one of the sisters living there and was the heart and body of the community events that were being held there. Be it a garden love, wise women circle, breathwork workshop or some other activity – Guzel would set it up and get us all going!
Guzel is a true community person, a community gatherer, she breathes and lives community and connection to people. She inspires me so much with her creativity and resourcefulness, her joy and fun dance, and most of all, her ability to connect people and organize true community events where all are participating actively.
It was with Guzel that I held my first women-only retreat in my jungle house in Costa Rica. I experienced deep resonance with her and we were able to hold space together with so much ease and grace; complementing each other and supporting each other’s brilliance.
Guzel taught me about sisterhood, sitting in a circle with sisters and connecting to the deep feminine wisdom.
I love you, GG!
To know more about Guzel, visit her website Spiral Circle Healing.