“We live in a vibratory universe. We create, sustain, and amplify the frequencies we hold and feed..."

Sherri Mitchell Weh'na Ha'mu Kwasset

In each season of The Three Sacred Fires you will learn to:

  • Nurture your own personal relationship with mantra and chanting
  • Work with mantra as a vibrational modality to heal and nourish the forces of mind, re-establishing a healthy balance of Sacred Feminine (& Masculine) capacities
  • Work with fire as a transformational force of nature – to unveil and illuminate the vast pools of wisdom, love & power abiding within you
  • Connect with a community of spiritual seekers through a shared experience of group practice and study
  • Honor the fire internally and externally through ritual and practice
  • Understand and know the fire as a beloved teacher and friend


The Fire of Self-Worth

Awaken Iccha Shakti & The Radiance of the Heart

The Fire of Self-Worth is the awakened Feminine cosmic energy of the bija (seed sound) "HRīM", the resonant vibration of the heart. In the cocoon of winter, we enkindle this seed deep within to nourish our highest desires and reclaiming the fullness of our inner richness in alliance with Lakshmi – the Cosmic Feminine Energy of Abundance + Inner Radiance.

Together will bravely explore how the shakti (power) of Divine Intention both illuminates and this reveals and heals our ability to know our inherent worth and the unique gifts we have to bring to this world. Reconnecting to our power as the keepers of heart-based wisdom, we learn to hold sacred space and unconditional acceptance for the full field of our emotional landscape, illuminating our ancestral shadows and transforming the stories of past, present and future. As a collective, we remember and reclaim our wholeness – the brilliance we have otherwise forgotten or hidden away.

Each Group Practice + Study session will open with group meditation and chanting, followed by satsang "being in the company of truth" wherein we dive deep into Tantric philosophy, break down scriptural teachings and explore how to de-colonize, nurture and empower the radiant power of our heartfelt desires, for ourselves and the collective. Open Office Hours will allow for additional questions, practice guidance, and one-on-one support. No experience is necessary - these teachings are tailored for both new and experienced practitioners.

Guiding Mantra Shakti for Group Practice:

Lakshmi Dhyanam

Agni Sukta

Sri Sukta

Guiding Texts for Group Study:

Sacred Instructions: Indigenous Wisdom for Living Spirit-Based Change, by Sherri Mitchell

The Sri Sukta: Tantra of Inner Prosperity, by Pandit Rajmani Tigunait


I’m Stephanie, your guide and fellow seeker on the path of fire and light. With a curious mind and a compassionate heart, I create and hold brave spaces for inner transformation and healing.

With more than 22 years of formal classroom teaching experience, I am a practitioner and educator of the science and philosophy of Tantric Hatha Yoga in the Tantric Sri Vidya tradition – a 5,000 year-old living tradition of the Himalayan Sages. As a lifelong learner who is ever-evolving, I continue to study with and stay close to my teachers: Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, Nikki Slade, Sherri Mitchell Weh'na Ha'mu Kwasset, and the Natural World.

Stephanie Chee Barea is a creator, educator and entrepreneur. She is the founder of Her Festival and founder/owner of Mela.Yoga, an award-winning sacred learning space in the San Francisco Bay Area.

She published her first mantra album, Igniting Protection, in 2019, and has also been featured on Thrive Global, Omnes.live, Down East Magazine and The Rangeley Highlander.

What Students Say

The Three Sacred Fires is a powerful offering, beautifully presented! I can feel Stephanie's dharmic alignment pulsing through it; authentic and with integrity. When shadow comes up on the seeker's path, as we know it will, there is no doubt the fire and the mantra and will transform it.

Sarah H., RN, E-RYT 500

The Three Sacred Fires Course tends to and strengthens my connection to the highest source of wisdom that is deeply embedded in my being. Thank you, Stephanie, for creating this container of support that focuses on illuminating the power of my soul and spirit. I feel blessed to have you in my life!

Barbara S., RN, E-RYT 500

Before beginning my studies Stephanie, I wasn’t even aware there was a reality of the Divine Feminine. I love mantra, and am in awe of the mysterious way it is creating a sense of ‘enoughness’ in me that I’ve only hoped for over many years. The depth of knowledge, the language, and perfect word choice that Stephanie somehow always seems to find opens me. I begin to melt into who I truly am. I feel such gratitude to have somehow been guided to this ongoing course and to Stephanie as a teacher.

Sue C., E-RYT 200

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