Close To Your Skin

Conversations with Debbie Rosas

Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Choreography and Your Life

I am astounded at the similarity I find in crafting my life and in choreographing a routine. I just finished teaching to music I did not know. Like someone I was interested in, I listened with great desire and interest. I waited for responses back to get to know the music. I dance "with" the sounds, not against them, and got to know the music intimately. I left feeling connected, nurtured, turned on, and most of all aware of how important is to listen and stop pushing my agenda on the music of the day that is there for me to dance to. In Nia-we call this Dancing Through Life. I get it! Debbie

Monday, August 6, 2007

Time to Be with Me

I am a woman who loves being alone, and yet I find myself surrounded by people. I have always wondered if I was twin, separated at birth I seek closeness-Close To My Skin! My work outs me in front of and next to many people, everyday. I therefore am responsible for finding moments of alone time. I am getting more than ever as Jeff my husband is on a healing journey. His body demanding rest, he must heal, or I will lose him way before I am ready. The baseball bat is by the side of the bed. No-I do not feel safer. But I look at the bat and am reminded how safe I feel with Jeff next to me. By my side. I love how he makes me feel softer. It is easy for me take off my man-pants in his presence. Alone, the man pants are on, and yet I am more aware than ever of me-the woman, the feminine. Alone I feel me, am in my flow, and can ponder my existence, now and for the future. So I dream. I dream of Jeff well, him coming back to the business and working with me and us, building our lives. Home alone, I get to prepare the house for his return. I get to prepare my body and soul. I get to miss him. Long, wish, and dream. It is a good thing this feeling body. Alone and yet connected, we are all one. Do you feel me? I feel you-Close to my skin!

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

A Look Into the Heart and Sould of Mama Gena

I just got back from lunch, a business lunch. The office is empty except for me. It is the Mayan Calendar Day Out of Time and we gave the staff the day off. It is a day to "be" in natural time. The Mayan Calendar is our way of staying touch with the organic natural rhythm of our body and life. It is a good thing. I received this form Mama Gena and was reminded how much I love her transparency. She reminds me that this is what I want - to share more of who I am with you all.

From Mama, from Me-
Picture this. I'm standing on the shore of the beach in Southampton with a few of my girlfriends. As brave as I am about some things, I am a big whining baby when it comes to swimming in the ocean. The waves were pretty large, coming one after the other, after the other, after the other. And I so wanted to jump in there- to get out past where the waves were breaking so I could reach that delectable spot of calm and float around under the gorgeous summer blue sky. I loved the picture in my mind, of me, jumping through the waves, floating in the sea. But I was too scared. I turned to my gals and said, "I just wish the waves would stop, for just one minute, so I could get in there. I just need a little break!"
Life ever feel like that to you? Where the stuff just keeps coming and coming and coming, and you feel like you just can't catch a break? Where it feels like fun and pleasure are just on the other side of the relentless pounding responsibilities!? So close, and yet so very far away. Well, I'm here to tell you that you don't have to wait for life to slow down or change before you can enjoy yourself again! This is exactly where the Womanly Arts come into play. During my Mastery Program I teach women the tools so they can have their hands on their pleasure dial. We have designed our programs to enhance, celebrate and inspire us to choose fun and to step into our power. This school is an opportunity for an outrageously luxurious dip into the wild waters of pleasure and gratification. Read on to see how SG Laura took the plunge...

"I came to a Mama Gena's orientation about 6 months ago. At that point I was completely miserable. I was so miserable that the only thing I could think of that would work would be to actually leave the country. It was my last resort. I knew that running away wasn't really the answer- but if I was going to be miserable, at least I'd be miserable in Europe! Fortunately, I'd met a graduate of the Mastery program at that time. She seemed so happy with her life that I just had to know how she had gotten to that point. When she told me about her experience at Mama Gena's I just knew that I had to do it. So, I rearranged my life to stay in stay in my miserable job, with my miserable life so I could take this class. Well, within one week, I received a $10,000 raise at work! (They actually liked me at work- who knew?!) Within three weeks, my boyfriend at the time told me he was going off to grad school and leaving me behind! I was actually excited...the prospect of being newly single, and having enough money to support myself...I knew that the game was on! And it all came to me after I made the decision to take Mastery.

Most people wouldn't recognize me now. There have been so many changes in my body and my appearance since I've decided to claim my pleasure. The other big change is that I've stopped seeing a therapist and I no longer take anti-depressants! The difference in the men that come into my life now is amazing...the success, the beauty, the fact that they take me higher and I take them higher- it's all so much more than I ever could have imagined! And it all started from me claiming my desire to have the happiness that I saw in my friend, the Mastery grad. Thank you Mama Gena!"

Is this your time to take the plunge into a new paradigm?

If your answer is yes, take advantage of my amazing Early Bird special of $1500 off the cost of the course. It expires July 31st at 6pm EST--- you won't want to miss out on this opportunity to enroll at this fantastic price. Only 4 business days left!

Have questions about Mastery? Want to hear about our payment plan options? Contact Chica or Janine @ 212-787-2411 x1.

You can also visit my website at to find out more about the Pleasure Revolution!

With so much pleasure,
Mama Gena

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Join Me for Fall Mastery: Mama Gena's School of Womanly Arts

“Power is a rhythm. And just like rhythm defines relationship, so it defines the pulse of life. Pussy Power is a rhythm I have learned to listen to, sense and trust from Mama” at Mama Gena's School of Womanly Arts. And I want to invite all Nia goddesses to join me for Fall Mastery. You can take advantage of the Early Bird discount which, ends July 31st at 6pm EST - Next Tuesday. In New York for Fall Mastery, together with many amazing women we'll be transformed in ways you can not even imagine. Fun sisterhood with an intelligence that celebrates being a woman! Don't miss this great opportunity.

My Mama Gena School of Womanly Arts Experience So Far... and I know there's more to come!

I’ll never forget my first night of Mastery. Feeling quite full of myself I sat in the front row with what I assumed were the chosen elite. I felt comfortable and also a bit uncomfortable. This was a good thing, as in my work I understand that for any change to occur, there must be movement. The feeling of what I call, "excitable discomfort" was afoot, in me. It had been too long since I felt the rumble. The "Oh shit," I'm in for a blast.I'm about to have a huge shift. I wasn't sure what the shift would be, but I knew it would change me and my life forever. It did.

I'm not a girl who shies away from change, after all, I've been married three times. I created something in 1983 designed to create change for myself and for other people's lives and bodies. I pride myself on being ready and conditioned for change. Love and pleasure to change the body and psyche is what I teach and do, using personal and practical ways to move and self-heal, using life-style practices to shift not only my body, but also my mind, emotions and spirit. So change is in me. It is my cells, all 75 trillion of them. They crave change and demand a dose of something new, that ""excitable discomfort" on a daily basis. But on this night the change coming felt, well, out of the ordinary. Both scary and exciting. As I was about to discover, Mama can do that to you. Make you scared and excited all at the same time.

It's not easy for a leader of an international movement organization to find safe places and havens for personal change, or at least that is the story I told myself. Especially in light of personally desiring and wanting unique and transforming blasts of inspiration for my change, and space where I can let it all go, be myself, cry, laugh, and connect to that part of myself I often only connect to in private. My first night at Mastery not only shattered my story, it threw me into a community of women, my tribe, what Mama calls, "sister goddesses," and into a new kind of rhythm and harmony I had not danced to in a long time. The rhythm and harmony of Pussy Power.

I think it was the dance break, the pink balloons, or jumping up and down and feeling a kind of joy that took me back to being a "girl" in my woman body. Or was it the moment I saw her, when my body wrenched a bit? I felt myself gasp, and the sensation of tingling rose to the surface of my skin from deep within. The woman I was in the presence of, Mama Gena, was to become one of my feminine Avitars.

Now I'm not one to have gurus, I never have, but I do love mentors, people I can look up to, learn from, and in their presence, sense my own divine. Mama did this. She still does. This night was not unique. This is how she is, and how I always feel in her presence—divine and in my own Pussy Power. I believe this it what she wants most for me and all women.

I have been given many gifts from Mama. The opportunity to share my Nia work with her and the sister goddesses. The space to be just me. The time to listen to my Pussy, to find a new kind of power, and to relish in and celebrate being a woman. I am forever grateful. I am honored. Most of all I am in awe of women, their power, grace, creativity, and love. This is after all what I am. A woman. And feeling and owning my Power and Pussy is something I shall take to my grave.

I could think of no better way to continue my journey of discovering my woman self as participating in Fall Mastery, not as a presenter, but as a student.

I hope you will join me for Fall Mastery in New York!

Debbie Rosas

For more information:
Listen to Mastery Graduates and their Inspiring Stories:
Check out the Spring Mastery Schedule:
To learn more about Mama Gena's Mastery Program, please call 212.787.2411x1 and speak with Chica, Lori and Janine.

Thursday, March 8, 2007

Empowering the Feminine Within You

Being a participant in the Mama Gena's Womanly Arts Mastery Program last Fall in New York, and also presenting Nia at the program, was by far one of the most transformative experiences I have had. Along with my colleagues, Dr. Christiane Northrup, Dr. Steve Bodansky, Sheila Kelly and Barbara Stanny, I had the privilege of participating as a Guest Teacher in the Womanly Arts Mastery Program, which was led by the brilliant teacher and Queen of Pleasure, Regena Thomashauer -- the infamous Mama Gena herself!

What was so amazing was the opportunity to be in the presence of someone who truly has mastered the art of being a powerful woman - what Regena (Mama Gena) calls "Pussy Power." Now I think of myself as a powerful woman. I feel I have mastered much, but this was a whole new level of mastery.

I discovered that I actually had atrophied my womanly muscles not because i was not empowered, but I did not know how to be sensuous, or powerful, but because I had forgotten how powerful it can be to be in the company of powerful women.

In the company of women who brag, support each other in becoming the best they can be, in celebrating beauty, love, and yes, in taking each other "higher" into mastering the art of being a woman in the life we dream of. I left transformed. So much so that I am going back in April!

I rarely recommend things that I personally do, as I feel it is important to keep my personal life and professional separate, but I have changed that thinking.

So - I am sharing with you what was a profound experience that has changed who I am as a woman. Who knows what the next mastery experience will do for me, but I bet it is amazing. I witnessed Regena (Mama) collaborating, including sister goddesses like me, Barbara Stanny. A very inspiring school; Mama Gena's School of Womanly Arts.

The Spring Mastery Program begins on Saturday, March 24....and as a friend of mine, you are invited to receive a very special tuition offer! This six-month breakthrough program, built of women, by women, for women, is designed to enhance and expand your voice, ignite the brilliance you were born to fulfill and support you in becoming the creatrix of ALL your desires.

Listen to Mastery Graduates and their Inspiring Stories:
Check out the Spring Mastery Schedule:
To learn more about Mama Gena's Mastery Program, please call 212.787.2411x1 and speak with Chica, Lori and Janine. Mention NIA and receive a $500 discount!

If you live in New York City, please come experience Mama Gena in person for her last live Orientation appearance until July...

Friday, March 9, 2007
7:00-9:00 pm (doors open at 6:30pm)
Lighthouse International
111 E. 59th Street (between Park & Lexington)
RSVP (seating is limited): 212.787.2411x1

Love, Debbie

Hope to See You There!

Friday, February 9, 2007

This is the year of doing what you love.

Welcome. You may think this is the year to do what you love, but every year has been begging you to do what you LOVE. Just ask your body.