About Maya


rps20160815_164309I am an intuitive freelance yoga teacher, a claircognizant, clairsentient, fauna, flora empath and a highly sensitive person (HSP).

My highly intuitive approach is the basis of all my healing arts. My mother, grandmother and most of the women in their tribe have that ability, their dreams are their best friends and mine too.

I do rely directly on my great passion for evolutionary astrology, somatic osteopathy, human/animal psychology, quantum healing and Feng Shui to help and guide other.

  May Peace Prevail in our Hearts

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I traveled to India in 1993 and it was love at first sight. Order in chaos was my first impression, authenticity in ordinariness my second, and simplicity in tragedies my third. My first encounter with the path of yoga was in the same year in Rishikesh when I ventured into an ashram. After a month or so of practicing Hatha Yoga I was about to leave when my teacher approached me and asked that I never give up what I had learnt here.

My journey had only just begun!

Himalayas

Guruji-March 1996

Guruji-March 1996

I first encountered the beautiful philosophy and practices of Mahayana Buddhism and meditation. After meeting His Holiness the Dalai Lama I undertook my first retreat, led by Shri Dharmakirti – i was asked to move to the Himalayas full-time to study intensively the Lineage of Lama Tsongkapa (Gelugpa) and the Prasangika Madyemika philosophical view. The world is a dream-like illusion and we are stuck in ignorance and suffering I was told.

Thailand & Burma

I flew to Nepal and then Thailand where I studied Traditional Thai Massage. In Burma, I was ordained as a Buddhist nun in a Theravada monastery. I had found my spot on the planet. I decided to devote the rest of my life to the study of the most important and precious practice I had ever come across: meditation.

My life, mind, and heart had changed irrevocably – now there was no going back – inside at least.

mayaFlorida/India

I moved to Key West in Florida in 1994 where I took up Bikram Yoga and practiced intensively for the next two years at the College of India. My teacher advised me to become certified and for that I had to move to Los-Angeles. Around the same time another teacher approached me with a copy of the Yoga Journal and a video of Richard Freeman and asked me to check the materials first before making up my mind about the move to LA. The Ashtanga form felt inspirational immediately and two weeks later I was back in India – this time to hopefully meet the head of the Ashtanga tradition – Sri K. Pattabhi Jois or Guruji – and we met indeed. At the same time, I was also studying in the evening with Acharya Venkatesha in classes purely attended by Indians.

I am forever grateful to everyone, particularly to Guruji, for His patience, kindness, and for pushing me the way He did, and to Yogacharya Venkatesha for teaching me the art of simplicity.

Colorado

Supta Vajrasana-April 1996

Supta Vajrasana-April 1996

After practicing under the guidance of Guruji and Yogacharya Venkatesha in Mysore I was told to fly to Colorado and study with Richard Freeman which I did in the summer of 1996. In the winter of 1997 Richard encouraged me to start teaching, which I did from time to time. However I was more interested in learning and practicing under his guidance, and I did this for the next seven years, whilst also attending workshops with Tim Miller, Annie Pace, Gabriella Giubilaro and Guruji, and in France with Lino Miele and Graham Northfield. I will forever be grateful to Richard for teaching me the art of refinement within my practice, amongst many other things, and like Guruji, they have my innermost and unlimited gratitude and respect.

Whilst living in Boulder I continued my dedicated studies of the Buddha-Dharma and meditation, and practiced with the Shambhala Sangha founded by the very special Venerable Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche. I had the great honour to meet and treat with Thai Massage high Tibetan lamas from the Kagyu and Nyingma lineages. A very special and unforgettable time.. but life moves on.

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Scotland

I moved to Scotland in 2002.. I now teach at Tara Trust where i provide intuitive healing therapies, massage, spiritual counseling, ‘Evolutionary Ashtanga – Undoing Mysore’ sessions and ‘Heart’ workshops.

I also offer intuitive sessions to the second in command after humans – dogs and felines naturally in consultation with the owner – an inspiring team with King George a noble ridgeless Rhodesian Ridgeback known as ‘the mascot’.