Regena Thomashauer — the one and only “Mama Gena” — is a teacher and best-selling author, mother and media personality, and founder and CEO of the School of Womanly Arts, which began in her living room in 1998 and has since grown into a global movement.
Regena believes that women are the greatest untapped natural resource on the planet, and that as people of all genders reclaim the magnificence of the feminine, the patriarchy will fall away, liberating us all.
She’s dedicated her work to women, specifically, because Regena knows Woman. And while Woman is an expansive concept (there are so many ways to be a woman), those of us who identify as women are connected through a common global experience of oppression. We are living in a culture that shames our bodies, rebukes our emotionality, fears our sexuality, violates our safety, and makes us wrong for having feminine aspects, for being women at all.
In her classroom and through her books, Regena shares our foremothers’ knowledge and embodied wisdom from pre-patriarchal times, the thousands and thousands of years when goddess culture (and pleasure) reigned. She shifts the way women hold their sexuality and identities, both individually and culturally. She creates communities of women who are so outrageously and wildly expressed that they are loving the world back to itself.
“I am devoted to raising women up to feel comfortable, strong and powerful in their bodies and souls. I am devoted to banishing shame and replacing it it with irrepressible pride and joy. I am devoted to teaching women to reconnect with turn-on and to release their fire, their outrageous outrage, their unstoppable love, their enthusiasm, their eros. I am devoted to women.” — Regena Thomashauer