Meet Our Team
Mikayla Sophia Lev
Mikayla Sophia Lev is a Documentary Filmmaker, Earth Activist, Superfood Fairy, and an Event Producer. She is passionate about evolutionary new paradigm ways of living, from community building, to spirituality, health and nutrition and the healing arts. She has a deep love for nature, water protection and women’s empowerment. She has traveled extensively and feels blessed to live in the presence of the sacred land of Mt.Shasta, California.
The vision for G-Fest actually was birthed in 2017 when a talented female musician friend was feeling discouraged about her music career due to the limited number of places to play conscious music and the small turnouts at those venues. Hearing several other women musicians express similar sentiments, and drawing on her own love of creating conscious gatherings, Mikayla put on her Producers hat and with a small team began creating a supportive and celebratory event for talented women performers to share their gifts.
With her studies in yoga, breathwork, and theta healing, as wells as her passion for ecstatic dance, and the priestess arts, her vision for G-Fest: Goddess Rising expanded to create a larger container for women’s healing, expression, personal growth, leadership, and empowerment set within an atmosphere of celebration, ceremony, and connection. While also, inviting men along with the public to participate during the culmination of the final night’s celebration in honor of the sacred feminine.
Sydney Leigh is a Musician, Sacred Activist, Wellness Coach and ceremonialist dedicated as a voice for the protection and healing of the lands and waters.
As one of the original musical artists of G-Fest, she has partnered up over the years behind the scenes since 2019 wearing many hats as musician, MC, stage manager, assistant producer and now as artistic director.
She is passionate about spiritual and personal growth work that elevates consciousness. She has a deep love for the Classical Arts and has studied Indian and Western Classical music. She has traveled far and wide to connect with Wisdom Keepers and community to co-create and share her musical landscapes.
As Artistic Director of G-Fest, she supports the voices of womxn and music that carries a message of the upliftment for humanity and global change. Her devotion lays in bringing the womxn of many generations to gather and share their voices while remembering their innate wisdom.
She is based in Ashland, Oregon and is thrilled to travel deep in this next event with all of you.
You can find her music here: www.sydneyleighmusic.net
Production Manager, Graphic Designer
Born and raised in Israel, Merav grew up with a wide influence of music and culture. Upon moving to SF in 2007 she worked as a server in Cafe Gratitude where she discovered the world of vegan & raw cuisine and her love for innovative recipes. She worked in the cannabis industry for 7 years in the SF bay area, as a business owner and a medicine woman, creating healing hi-vibe products with a touch of ceremonial influences. Merav was born to dance and loves to DJ, she is an artist and a graphic designer, loves to garden and play in the kitchen, and is currently studying to become an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach.
Assistant Producer, Production Coordinator, Presenter Liaison
Flor wears many different hats of an entrepreneur, often considered a jack-of-all-trades. She is a Reiki Master/Teacher, Certified Yoga Nidra Facilitator, Writer, Professional Dancer, Dream Weaver, Akashic Channel, NVC Practitioner, Crystal Steward, Coach and Owner of EverydayDala.com. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology & Dance at Northeastern Illinois University in addition to studying various meditations and relaxation techniques. For the past 6 years she has been running her own business developing methods of self-mentorship and mindfulness routines.
Through all that she does, she offers creative spaces of exploration, perspective and choice – to explore the multi-dimensional reality, to witness truth in action and the lens of experience, and above all else to recognize one’s sovereignty in choice.
Living for the past 2 years in Mount Shasta, Flor has dived deep into her visions of creating sacred space for community, healing and freedom of expression, including G-Fest. It is here that she works as a grounded channel to use her well-developed modalities to create and hold alchemical space; a space that acts as a mirror and opens opportunities for individuals to dive deep into the reflection of their own energies and recognize the potential for personal transformation.
Production Coordinator, Vendors & Sponsorships
Aeiya Joy has been dancing to the beat of her own drum since she was a young child. She is a Leader of Sophia Circle Journeys®, Sophia Code Initiate, Facilitator of free expression, Visionary, Web Weaver, Musician & Sound Healer and the Creatrix of Dragon Bodhi™. She has taken on direction and production roles since 2011 when she started her first arts organization called Deep Roots. Though her beginning was in dance and the circus arts, she has also worked to create events for film, healing arts and music.
Aeiya has been initiating with Mount Shasta since 2016. This year, she finally answered the call to create a home here. She is grateful to serve the Divine while working with the G-Fest team and applying her production skills to this magickal gathering of goddesses.
As an embodied leader of the Way, Aeiya views every challenge as an opportunity for an individual to unlock their greatest potential for freedom, expression, vulnerability, embodiment and empowerment. As a Temple keeper, she offers sacred space for transformation, nourishment and deep rejuvenation. Her exuberant energy creates a space for play, vibrancy and inspiration while activating ever-deepening levels of sovereignty for all who answer the invitation to join.
Work Exchange & Volunteer Coordinator
Nena is a postpartum doula with experience in program management and event production. She is also a visual artist and dancer. She earned her Bachelor’s of Arts in Public Relations while performing with the Illinois State University’s Gamma Phi Circus as an aerial acrobat. Nena has continued to study movement, birthwork, nutrition, energy work, and coaching modalities.
Nena recognizes that mothers are at the root of our existence. She has taken it upon her heart’s calling to transform her career in support of mothers through her skills as an assistant, facilitator, and creator of space for emotional healing and transformation.
Having just moved to Mount Shasta, Nena looks forward to being closer with her chosen family and offering support to mothers and families in the surrounding communities.
To capture Nena’s essence through her own voice, check out www.nenawoo.com.
Veronica de Aboitiz
International Coordinator and G-Fest Extended Mt.Shasta Retreat Organizer
Veronica de Aboitiz, founder of Gaia World (www.gaiaworld.com.ar) invites you to find your keys of peace, well-being and wisdom within.
Her journey began at 18 when she realized there was a much larger state of consciousness then the one she was in.A series of powerful synchronicities led her to spend four months at a Buddhist Monastary in Bodh Gaya, India, studying Vipassana, Zen and Tibetan meditation. She received her Bachelor of Arts at Wesleyan University, CT majoring in Comparative Studies of Religions. She studied her masters in Contemplative Psychotherapy at Naropa University, CO.
After receiving her third initiation in Reiki in New York City, vibrational sounds began to emerge opening doorways to subtle spaces integrating the alchemy of rejuvenation and healing. Here, she met Lyra, one of her main guides, (www.livingshaman.com) and accompanied her to many sacred ceremonies around our Mother Earth: Argentina, Peru, Mexico, Mt. Shasta, and Brazil. After living for some time with the Navajos in Arizona, the precious red lands taught her ancestral songs to help transcend the cognitive mind to enter the “mind-out-of-time” space within us all.
When she reached Mount Shasta, she finally felt she had found home on this planet.
Here, she learned how to balance the emotional body and feel the whispers of silence.
Two encounters with the portal of death, lead her to viscerally understand that ones´ guides are ALWAYS there.
At 33, she was called to celebrate her birthday with the gentle, dolphins in Northern Brazil. Her dolphin school had begun! For the past 7 years she has hosted retreats swimming and meditating with these wise and gentle beings. For ten years she has accompanied people to energetic vortices, opening circles of connection and hosting retreats in different parts of the world.
Graphic Designer, Web Designer, Advisor
Elizabeth Diane (“Lisa”) is an entrepreneur and designer, owner of Lucid9Design.com: visionary graphics, websites and sustainable home plans for the past 15 years.
It was through her lifelong passion for piano and architecture/sculpture that she eventually came to gain insight that life IS music in sacred geometric relationships, and that all sound and form is universal language… the basis of all information giving rise to reality. This led to a greater interest in harmonic patterns for greater well-being and balance to body/mind/spirit and nature. She began to apply this to her designs.
Her early roots were in the high deserts of Nevada, then living most of her life in the rainforests of the Pacific Northwest where she birthed her son, an event that catalyzed her own rebirth and awakening. After a series of dreams of Mt Shasta, circumstance and synchronicity opened the door for Lisa to move to Mt Shasta where she lived her off-grid solar powered dream at the base of the mountain on 20 acres and built an earthbag dome.
She enjoys community building of sustainable structures and building community hosting ecstatic dance in Mt Shasta. She loves bees and cares for hives with the intent of helping them thrive. She makes Jun from honey to celebrate the bliss of the Apis mellifera bee-ings.