About Malaika MaVeena


It is my highest goal to be of service to the awakening of humanity to remember who and what we are and to be a true steward of the Earth so that we, as a collective, reawaken to our Divinity and restore this unique and beautiful Planet to the Garden of Eden She has always been. To create a sustainable culture based on love and respect for all sentient beings is my highest goal.

My tools of activation are ancient Earth wisdom ceremonies, dance, connection and music bringing community together and education that is based on the wisdom of those that knew how to live in harmony with the earth, and ocean in their human bodies in community.


Whether it is for a personal healing, Sacred Shiva Shakti cacao ceremony to heal the wounding of the Masculine and Feminine, the blessing of a new baby, the opening of a gala event or an initiation ceremony to acknowledge the coming of age of a teenage girl or boy, I have ceremonies based on ancient wisdom adapted to address contemporary times to bring people into a more open heart and therefore connected space.


I am now offering Teachers Trainings in both 5Elements Dance Activation™ and Lomi Lomi Temple Body Work so that this wisdom is kept alive and continues to evolve as we continue to wake up. It is my highest goal to teach all those who come to me to be the best possible facilitator of these practices that they can be and to encourage them to continue to develop and bring forth their gifts into their work.

Meplaying SCBali

So it is my mission to share my light in all I do, say and create, to inspire all to do the same. To be the best I can and to plant seeds of love, joy, connection and freedom in the hearts of all beings I meet and to plant fruit trees where ever I go to feed the Earth and Her children. Its simple, Love really is simple.


When we reconnect to the Earth and the Elements we feel nurtured and find harmony in our bodies. When we honour our ancestry forgiveness happens and we begin to love and honour ourselves. When we dance with our vulnerability truth happens and we start to live in the present moment, the only place to truly BE FREE.


In love we flow

In love we grow

In love we are

“Your every thought, feeling, perception, spoken word, and performed action reverberates into the universe….” ~ Swami Muktananda

About me…

Malaika Cheze Darville Malaika is an Earth Goddess Shamanic Tantrika. She has been sharing her gifts as the creatrix of 5Elements Dance Activations™ globally since 2001. Having taught African dance for 20 years it was through her week long retreats she asked the question- what was the point of teaching people to move like Africans when they didn’t know how to move as their own authentic selves first? Her desire was to create a sacred ceremonial space where people could dance in wild abandon and remember their connection to their roots, ancestors, and each other as human beings while experiencing the ecstasy African dancing had provided for her when she spent a year living in an African village. 5Elements Dance is an activation of our true essence and allows for authentic movement and the individuals needs in each moment to be the guide.

malaikabnwHaving walked the Shamanic path, for a lifetime she is committed to personal and planetary awakening. She worked with the 4 cardinal directions and elements, EARTH, WATER, FIRE and AIR but it was during her yoga teacher training and studying Ayurveda that she received the gift of the 5th Element ETHER or SPACE and developed the 5Elements as an active dance meditation drawing on all the wisdom of yoga, pranayama, ecstatic dance, shamanic clearing and Earthing and using breath as a tool to enter heightened states of consciousness and expanded sense of awareness. Every “body” is welcome! Just be prepared to move, groove, sweat and smile all over!


Malaika brings a lifetime of Earth wisdom having lived a lifetime committed to her spiritual path. She has traveled and lived with many indigenous cultures and been a student, teacher, and performer of African rhythm, ritual and dance for the past 18 years. She is also a trained Hawaiian massage practitioner and healer and uses the Hawaiian philosophy of Ho’Oponopono a system of radical self acceptance, radical forgiveness and love, to create balance for her clients and in her own life. She is a ISHTA Yoga teacher, Water Dance facilitator and founder of 5Elements Dance Activation™. Malaika has been sharing her deep love of community, Earth connection and healing, facilitating workshops internationally awakening people through the power of dance and ceremony.

Defining Shamanism

As we are seeing a revival in Shamanism there seems to be a need to clarify and demystify this great confusion around what is meant by Shamanism.


If we look to our ancestral roots whether we are from the rolling green hills of old England or the tundra plains of North America or the heart of Mother India all races of people used to worship the Earth they found themselves on. The oldest spiritual practice known to humankind and first religious practices of humanity were Shamanistic based on the worldview that everything in the Universe is connected and interdependent.


Meaning people experienced the Great Mystery embodied in all things. Thus every living thing was respected as sacred. The deep awareness that The Creator resided in Its creation meant that everything deserved acknowledgment. When the great religions of the world formed they feared the pagans and anyone who paid homage to the natural world as heretics and witches. Many whom were brutally murdered for refusing to relinquish there connection to nature.  The seed of fear was thus planted into the consciousness of man and the continual disassociation from our natural world has lead us to the crisis we now find ourselves and our world in. Everything from environmental degradation to human depression stems from this great separation from the natural world.


Shamans both male and female were the members of a tribe or village who had the  ability to communicate with both the seen and unseen worlds and maintained there close association with nature, ancestors, and there own personal alliance with Spirit Helpers. Their work was to maintain balance and restore health and well being to members of their tribe. It was he or she who held an abundance of love and wisdom in their hearts who could get a tornado to penetrate their heart and thereby move its course of direction to prevent it from harming the people. It was he or she who recognized the Spirit of a tree as something sacred and made regular offerings in gratitude for what it is the tree provides us with- air, Prana, life giving oxygen. We see vestiges of old Earth based religion still present in the oldest religions where offerings are still made to trees, rivers, or mountains as special places of worship.

A shaman is a man or woman who interacts directly with spirits to address the spiritual aspects of illness, perform soul retrievals, divine information, help the spirits of deceased people cross over, and perform a variety of ceremonies for the community.” – Sandra Ingerman

In some ways the drive for capitalism, for material gain has pushed humanity to create religions which created images of God as something outside of self and outside of nature. This lead to the allowance of the destruction of the natural world, of which without we will not exist.


Think about it, if people viewed a mountain as a part of God, as a physical representation of God, then they would not dare to defile, harm, mine, pollute or destroy that which is God.
By moving the concept of God away from anything natural it created a new unconscious train of thought which lead to the demise of humanity’s connection to that which we are part of, and so the river that was once rightfully worshiped as the embodiment of the Goddess could now be used to dump our human waste. The tree that once was acknowledged as a sacred spirit, can now be senselessly cut down and similarly the mountain can be blown up to take the minerals inside for economic gain, All done without any fear of the consequences. Now we face those consequences and our unborn children will inherit those consequences.


The true Shaman would never have allowed this to happen knowing the demise of all things living would inevitably lead to the demise of humanity.
The different Shamanistic rituals and ceremonies from around the world all carry a similar Thread. Connection to the seen and unseen realms, prayers and offerings to appease and give thanks to both the seen and unseen realms, acknowledgement of the 4 cardinal directions and the Gate keepers who preside over them,  connection to the Elemental kingdom as fundamental to who and what we are dependant on for survival and a deep relationship with the Great Mystery that has placed this Earth just so in our universe- close enough to the sun that we are warm but don’t fry and far enough away that we don’t freeze just so this could happen!


Today in our modern “civilized” world where we find ourselves still asking the same questions and more confused than ever about our existence and who we truly are, shamanism has found its way back into today’s culture as a tool to bring about healing, and restore balance to our over domesticated personalities which are longing to experience real freedom and open our hearts to Love and create and celebrate  beauty in our world again. This was always meant to be the garden of Eden, shamanism can help our fragmented souls to come on home and give us the strength to reweave our world to create one that we would be proud for our grandchildren and their children to inherit. In Shamanism we consider all our actions and are in service to not only the people we serve but to the next 7 generations. It is the most sustainable philosophy as a fundamental part of its roots.


This week end root yourself in this fertile soil of renewal restoration and rebirth as we remember  that which is already known but has been forgotten. Make contact with your Spirit guides and helpers, dance in wild abandon to shake off the shackles placed on us to enslave  the human spirit. Find your joy,spread your wings and set your spirit free and realign with the beauty and healing power of Patcha Mamma, Gaia our Mother Earth.


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