Want to feel group energy and support with developing or maintaining a daily meditation practice?
Reyna Collective is a
Existing at the intersection of personal
care, group support, and community care.
Feminine and fluid
We encourage each other, through our check-ins, to sit for meditation daily. We also allow for fluidity - the ebb and flow, just like the rhythms of mother nature.Our meditation practice is not at the patriarchal, capitalist pace of constant productivity and busyness.
How it works
Meditate on your own at a convenient time for you for (at least) 3 minutes
Check in to our WhatsApp thread with 3 gratitudes and 3 loving-kindness blessings (people or beings, beloved or neutral, to whom you want to send extra love)
Occasional full and new moon writings and seasonal live gatherings
Full & New Moon Rituals
Meditate for at least 3 minutes and then check in to our private WhatsApp thread with 3 gratitudes and 3 loving-kindnesses.
Shared via Substack - journal prompts, writing, simple rituals and spells.
Seasonal live gatherings including plant meditations, reiki, sound baths, and cacao meditations.
Reyna Collective is for you if...
you've ever struggled to maintain a consistent meditation practice despite having experienced the benefits.
you have ever felt limited by rigid styles of practice which demand that you meditation at a specific time of day, in a particular way, every day.
you're not inspired by meditation styles that encourage you to eradicate emotions or meditate to be "more productive".
you'd like to feel group energy and community support around your practice.
you would like to deepen your intuition and connection to the lunar phases, plants and earth-based spirituality.
you have a desire to engage in activism and community care beyond your meditation cushion.
Join Reyna Collective
Access to our WhatsApp thread for daily check-ins
Meditation and ritual library on substack and soundcloud
Connection with the Reyna community through occasional live gatherings
Reyna is an homage to my motherline
Reyna is an homage to my motherline. My maternal grandmother, Eleanor Granger, was born and raised in Belize, and her maiden name was Reyes (Kings).
Combining the word for King (Rey) and Queen (Reina) in Spanish, "Reyna" is symbolic of embodiment and harmonization of healthy, mature, empowered and trustworthy masculine & feminine energies.
The founder of Reyna Collective
Nicole Benisch is the founder of Reyna Collective and Light Spirit Essentials. She uses mediation, aromatherapy, and sound healing to help her clients with nervous system support, energy balancing, and mind-body connection.
Think of me, not as your teacher or or leader, but rather your humble host, holding the door open for you as you enter the meditation space, and saying a prayer of protection.
I’ve been studying spirituality and holistic wellness for more than three decades, and in that time I’ve had some truly magical experiences with meditation. I dabbled in many different Buddhist and Yogic styles, and despite having directly experienced the benefits of meditating regularly, I still struggled to cultivate a consistent practice. I would meditate daily for maximum 6 weeks and then eventually fall off. I wondered if meditation just wasn't a good fit for me? And explored a plethora of other mind/body/spirit wellness practices instead.In late 2016, after a long hiatus, I started meditating again. Instead of following a particular style, I let my intuition guide me, and something started to click. Big magic started to unfold, and yet, I still couldn't stick with my practice.When I began my practice again during quarantine times, August of 2020, it became clear to me that group energy and support was the missing link.So, I invited a group of women to join me in a daily sit with a gratitude + loving-kindness check in, and we’ve been holding space for each other ever since. To say the benefits of consistent meditation have been profound is the understatement of a lifetime. I feel more grounded, adaptable, and settled. I am able to self-soothe (most of the time) when activated. I also feel a stronger connection to my intuition and creativity.I have firm and healthy boundaries, and I communicate them with kindness and compassion. As someone who has had lifelong issues with anger and a history of high conflict relationships, this transformation is particularly impactful.Meditating in community also helped me with processing grief after a period of significant loss from 2018-2020.We have work to do - off of our meditation cushions and yoga mats. The foundation of any spiritual or magical practice is meditation, and Reyna Collective is meditation accountability for those who want to show up - for the planet, their families, and their communities.As Bell Hooks so aptly put it - "Rarely, if ever, are any of us healed in isolation. Healing is an act of communion".Come experience the magic. I'll be holding the door open for you, whenever you're ready.
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Sunday 2/25 5:30p-7:30p
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186 Carpenter St.
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Celtic Seasons 2022
Join us for our future live gatherings
Imbolc - Feb 3
Spring Equinox March 20
Beltane May 5
Summer Solstice June 21
Lughnasadh August 7
Autumn Equniox Sept 22
Samhain Nov 7
Winter Solstice Dec 21