We will begin our monthly moon journey with Durga and Her
Mandala of 8 Matrikas on January 24, 2020 at 5:00 pm Pacific
Time. Each month we will work with one of the 8 Matrikas and
complete our New Moon Maa journey with Kali in December.
The Matrikas are the Shaktis of Goddess Durga and a powerful
Collective of 8 Goddesses. The Matrikas are guardians of
thresholds of consciousness. Birth, death, pregnancy, menstruation,
sex, illness, and all altered states are their domain. The Matrikas
help us transform different emotional and mental states. They
illuminate our power within and show us the many resources we
have to face any internal or external challenge.
The 8 Matrikas are protectors of sacred space and govern the 4
cardinal directions and the intermediary points. Together they form
a sacred Mandala. The Matrikas take us beyond our limited
perceptions and help us navigate different states of Consciousness.
The Matrikas take us through and out of our emotional reactivity
and transform afflicted emotional and mental states. They also help
us to cross into deeper/higher states of Consciousness.
Working with this collective of Durga naturally aligns and attunes
us with the various cycles of existence to create more equilibrium
and harmony within and without.
The Astha Matrikas each correspond to one of the eight pairs of
vowels in the Sanskrit Alphabet. Practices and teachings will also
focus on this emanation of their Shakti.
Protection, physical, mental and emotional healing, spiritual
transformation and empowerment are some of the blessings they
5:00-7:00 pm PT/8-10 pm ET
Matrika Mandala I
January 24: Durga and Her Mandala of Matrikas February 23:
Brahmani March 24: Maheshwari April 23: Kaumari May 22:
Matrika Mandala II
June New Moon is Summer Solstice-no class this month. There
will be other ritual offerings at this time. July 20: Varahi
August 19: Indrani September 17: Chamunda October 16: Durga
Puja—no New Moon ritual, but you can join other Durga Puja
offerings if you like November 15: Mahalakshmi December 14:
Offering: $400 ($200 each Mandala) or $350 if pay in full
before January 10, 2020.
Paypal (plus fee of $12 = $412 for both Mandalas or $206 x 2
for each separate Mandala. If you are choosing to pay for both
Mandalas at once through PP, please add $10 PP fee to
Check: PO Box 3408 | Idyllwild, CA
First payment for Mandala I (or full discounted payment) is
due by January 10, 2020 Must sign up for full series to
If you have received the Astha Matrika teachings in the Chandi
Seminars, please know this series will offer some new practices
and mantras to work with.
Students are encouraged to attend live whenever possible.
Your Shakti will enhance the teachings and experience.
However, it is also not necessary to be live, especially if your
time zone or schedule does not permit it! You are welcome to
join from the recordings.
Recordings will be sent within 24 hours of the class.
Any printed practices will be sent between 24-48 hours before
the class begins.
A Zoom reminder and link will go out on the morning of the
A Matrika Moons Slack Channel (Group) will be available for
practitioners to share their experiences and ask questions
between sessions. SLACK is a private Social Media platform
Laura uses with her kula. A SLACK invite will be sent to you
before the course begins. A Yogini attendant email for Jessica
will also be sent to you in case you need technical support with
Please contact Laura or her Yogini Attendant, Heather with any
No Cancellations once payment has been received.
LAURA’S TEACHING POLICY
*PLEASE NOTE THIS IS NOT A TEACHER TRAINING COURSE
AND NONE OF THE MATERIAL OR PRACTICES MAY BE TAUGHT
OR SHARED BY PARTICIPANTS IN ANY WAY. THIS COURSE WILL
OFFER SHAKTA AND SHRI VIDYA LINEAGE BASED TEACHINGS
AND PRACTICES AS WELL AS OVER 20 YEARS OF LAURA’S
FIELD AND ACADEMIC RESEARCH AND PERSONAL EXPERIENCE
OF THE 8 MATRIKAS.
THIS RITUAL AND SADHANA COURSE IS FOR YOUR SPIRITUAL
AND PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT ONLY.
INEVITABLY, IF YOU COMMIT TO THE PRACTICES AND EMBODY EACH MATRIKA AND ARE A TEACHER IN ANY FIELD, THE SHAKTI WILL INFLUENCE AND GUIDE YOU AND YOUR STUDENTS.
IF YOU FIND YOU WISH TO TEACH ABOUT THE MATRIKAS AT SOME POINT, PERMISSION MAY BE GRANTED AT A LATER DATE BUT ONLY UNDER THE EXPLICIT GUIDANCE AND PERMISSION OF LAURA AMAZZONE OR ANOTHER QUALIFIED TEACHER WITHIN HER LINEAGE STREAMS.
NO EXCEPTIONS WILL BE GIVEN AT THIS TIME.
IF THIS FEELS TOO RESTRICTIVE OR STRICT, THIS COURSE IS NOT FOR YOU.
THANK YOU FOR HONORING THE INTEGRITY AND PRECIOUSNESS OF THESE LINEAGE-BASED TEACHINGS.