Maya is simply amazing. Extraordinary inner strength and confidence in what is happening, wisdom and knowledge, female grace and tranquility, this soaring gait and laughter — everything is perfectly combined in this woman and passes on to the outside world ... You look at her and you understand what the female power is! At this workshop for the first time in my life I shared in a circle of almost 50 people, what I hadn't told even my closest friend ... I felt the support and empathy of each woman in the circle, and my heart is so thankfull for that. I saw how people open up and begin to trust themselves, others, the life.
I plunged into the immense Silence. "The master is the one who helps turn psychosis into a soul breakthrough." Words just can not describe. There is only admiration of the subtle and jewelry work of the Master. The real work of the master could be not so visible ... it is so beautiful and elegant .. like a butterfly that flies quietly and sits on the hand gently .. and you need to be very, very quiet for not to frighten it away with your fears or chaotic actions .. and to be able to recognize what is beyond words ...
That's for sure: “one can see if they have eyes” Now I see a clear vector and I know where I'm going to, and most importantly - why. I'm at home. I met myself. I fell the taste of eternity, the vibration of life that passes through me.
What a happiness to be together! Together with the master, with love, with acceptance, silence and sound, peace and action. For whom is the workshop”The basics of life”? For everybody! For every man and woman. For anyone who misses home, themselves and love …love to the world, to the life, to themselves. How often do we feel total acceptance from ourselves or others? Which words can convey these feelings? If once you feel it, it is possible to recall…
Throughout these 5 days there were so many practices, which gave me a chance to understand and accept myself. Each day, with each practice and each meditation I opened up something new within me.
I saw myself from different perspectives, learnt to accept different sides of my being and to witness them, staying in a clear presence. I feel that the healing process has begun.
I would like to express my sincere gratitude to Maya for the practice, for the experience, for mandala dance, which has changed me and my life.
So, the workshop of Mandala dance level 3 has come to an end... and it was infinitely beautiful and incredibly deep, expanding and inspiring, uniting into a single whole and highlighting each seemingly insignificant and inconspicuous part. And each time, lifting up myself to the next level of the practice, making one more step, I become total zero, realizing that everything I knew about the Mandala dance before this moment is infinitely small compared to what continues to unfold, what sounds so clearly inside, what shines a clear light and gives the support and opens up the wings... This is an amazing feeling when almost 60 women are like white-winged birds soaring in the snow-white hall, creating a Mandala of gratitude, love and light...
In today's world there are so many ways to get away from real you, to scatter attention and to forget who you are and why you are here on Earth. Switching to the outside reality we start living not our life.
And there are so a few truly effective tools that help to return to one’s original nature, to the presence, to the awareness, to one's center, the tools which help to get rid of all the illusions and to start living REAL, VIVID, UNIQUE LIFE!
Mandala dance is one of those instruments that I have been practicing for several years. And I can say with confidence that the more I practice, the fuller and richer my life becomes, the less restrictions and more space for creativity it has.
I haven’t had such insights in the practice before.
Finally, there came a clear understanding of what everything is for.
Not all at once opens in all its depth and layers.
Not because the master does not tell you. The reasons are different: the body is not ready Yet, the consciousness is not ready Yet, there is no readiness to part with illusions - it is a great responsibility to live without them.
There comes a moment and the regularity of the practice gives a cumulative effect.
And here comes the pure, concentrated essence of Love- the Gratitude...
The other day I came back from a fabulous place near Kaliningrad, where I attended a workshop on Mandala dance and, hooray! I got a certificate to hold classes.
My first encounter with this practice 1.5 years ago gave me a very deep awareness, when I began to dance, I was reminded that it was me; that I’ve already known it and that I was dancing Mandala in previous lives.
Since that time, the path towards my dreams started.
Of course, it was not easy, cause I needed to get through my doubts and fears, but I kept on working on myself, my body and self-discipline.
Once, being deeply connected with your soul, you realize the path and no matter what, you will just push forward. You will not be able to betray or compromise yourself, give in to someone in order to please him. And, as a reward after considerable amount of work being done, I got a certificate so that I can hold classes now. That’s the dawn of a new phase in my life!
There is still lots of work ahead. For the next three months I will be aligning my body, my emotions, my soul. Love and gratitude for living through every day with you Maya Mandala!
The Practice helps me to go through life situations consciously: to see them not through the prism of my own programs, but out of clarity, integrity and responsibility. Respectively, Mandala brings the ability to recognize these programs, as well as the way out of them. The perception of my own self and life in general has changed significantly. I started to enjoy my life, every day of it. Life is filled with tastes and colors now, but it used to be full of misery and despair. I am so grateful to Maya and the Universe for this meeting and the possibility of spiritual growth!!!
Maya, thanks for your support and love, I feel it in every circle. For me Mandala is like a return to my own nature, healing and connecting with the whole Universe. There are significant changes in my body, and the healing process continues. Each time my feelings are going deeper, I feel that all the body parts are in unison. I became more aware of my inner state and my sensitivity increased. I see that my close relatives are affected in a positive way also. I realize my strength and desire to spread light and love. I feel that we are all part of a whole. Thank you, Maya.
I felt the practice as the energy through which our thoughts, feelings, emotions move. If a thought or desire arises, then I feel the energy moving from my center to the object, and the dance pattern allows you to return the energy to the center through the movement of the eights. It feels like each moment I am creating my own reality! This is amazing! Beloved Maya, I express my warm thanks to you for the Mandala dance. The ability to recognize energies came at the Mandala dance workshop in September 2017 in Moscow for the first time.
It feels like life is divided into before and after getting acquainted with the practice, meeting you, Maya! In a nutshell, I can not describe how huge the changes are. Now I feel that my life is my practice, constantly observing and recognizing where and when I am present and where not. I realize that I am not alone, but rather a part of the Universe.
What do I feel when practicing Mandala Dance:
When I dance at home - I pay more attention to the movements and technique. Still, after practice, I feel more focused and filled with love.
When I dance in the circle of instructors, as a participant, I feel and see how the Circle unites as if the ocean waves.
And when I myself lead the practice the feelings are amazing— unity with the circle, unity with the Universe. I feel every woman in the circle. Expansion is happening. I feel like I am expanding within a room, and more, and more. I feel every organ, every cell of my body, I feel how much of my physical body still needs my attention and acceptance, and which part is already filled and radiates light. Now, in different situations, I begin to see and feel a reflection of my perception.
Thank you Maya for such an opportunity to dive into yourself and to feel yourself!
Beloved Maya, I am so grateful that You are here and share with us your beauty! I started practicing to obtain this beauty, truth, femininity. Each practice for me is a movement, development, I hear myself, I feel and live in unison with the Universe! Always magic, light, connection .. I see, I sense other spaces, places, women, circles, colors .. Each practice has the answer to my questions .. Restructuring into new vibrations, qualities .. Something happens after classes - lightness in the body, joy, clarity and inspiration in my soul .. I practice, move, LIVE, feel, I AM.
I always considered myself clumsy, did not know how to control my body, was eager to dance, but never did, cause of these prejudice. While dancing Mandal, I became aware of my body not being awkward, but simply constrained by prejudice and games of mind. In fact, it is so much alive. Mandala made me aware of how the mind can blind us to the reality.
Practicing Mandala gave me an opportunity to manifest as a mother. Alignment of my body and free flow of energy coincided with bringing a new life. It was pure pleasure to practice with the baby inside.
At some point, maybe after a couple of years of practicing, awareness came, the feeling of the flow of energy through the flower of life, not even during a dance, but simply in a static state (if the mind does not overcome, of course). The first time it was like a flash, when sitting in a taxi, I realized that I feel the energies of eights. I sit and they flow in me. At first, I thought it was my fantasies. But it happened again and again.
My mind is difficult to relax, and it’s hard to meditate for me also. While dancing, the realization that everything is possible came. Mandala slows and soothes restless mind in the best way possible.
I was looking for my practice for quite some time, tried a lot. Mandala balanced all my previous searches and gave answers to many questions. Thank you for this magic!
The practice helped me to stop internal dialogues, see the heart of matter, get back to my center, take care of my own resources and value them. I feel more structured and aligned. I experienced all of this after Mandala Level 2 in September 2017, and it helped a lot while being pregnant.
Here I share my discoveries and feelings about the practice. After the “Blossoming” workshop, Mandala became my daily practice. In the morning it helps me to connect with myself, return consciousness to the body, gives clear mind, helps to recharge my batteries for the whole day. Sometimes I dance to solve a problem, where Mandala helps to understand the reason of that issue, live through my emotions, let go, direct the flow of light to healing, acceptance and transformation. Sometimes I dance at the end of the day to calm my mind, feel the heart ..Recently, I’ve realized that Mandala is like a stream or channel of truth, no matter how the mind wanders, no matter how serious the issue is, I start a dance, and immediately connect with the truth and my inner self! This is especially valuable for me to get back to myself with open heart.Thank you from the bottom of my heart for such a deep practice, the opportunity to open and reveal yourself!
My first step was to search for "my" practice. I have been looking for it for about 5 years attending different yoga and dance classes. But all in vain. It was crucial for the practice to be beautiful and being able to draw energy. Not just simple movements. I wanted to dance. Eventually, through this search path, Mandala Dance came to me in 2013. It was love at first sight!
The stage of building up the body began, which was fairly easy, as if recalling the movements. Wonderful world of workshops opened, there were practices that changed my perception of life. Greater awareness and clarity came. Gradually, I began to feel energy. In September 2017 something changed, the perception of energies opened up, the practice became more powerful and bright, and changed my life, as a result..completely. I do not separate practice and real life any more, it became one. Maya, thank you that you ARE here with us!
What changes do I see? Less space for fears and ability to deal with them, fewer masks and roles out of unawareness, more compassion for oneself, acceptance and, respectively, for other women. The energy of anger no longer scares me.
How does this practice work? It unites with the Earth, Heaven, animate and inanimate.
I realize that it is not me who practices, it is being conducted, I am just transferring it. I understand where there are still personal stories and where to pay attention to.
What happens as a result of practice? We unite in a circle, the energy goes up and becomes fluid, the bodies become flexible and relaxed. Conscience is clear, women stop asking, they realize everything themselves. It is sometimes really hard for me to speak after practice.
My awareness in Mandala was awareness of the body. The first stage was to stop and slow down my body, which was tough. Then I began to feel the hips and stop dancing for the sake of beauty. The second stage was admiring my own body, beauty and grace. The third one was understanding my body, feeling, fine tuning, feeling body like a locator that subtly picks up the needs, sensations, desires. Now is the stage of rooting, centering, simplicity, love and pleasure. Stage of completeness and integrity.
I am ready to share my discoveries during Mandala dance practice. I got acquainted with the practice in 2010. The first thing I noted after dancing, is relaxed body and deep silence ... I could clearly contemplate myself!
This is such a deep practice for me, like an ocean ... It seems that, well, my arms and legs became friends, I breathe, I feel the flow of light ... And here you come to the workshop and realize that you entered the ocean only ankle-deep ...
The practice helps me to develop a state of presence inside my body. Soothe my mind. Return to the center, and silence from the periphery. Feeling of one with everything. Enter the state of wisdom and find all the answers within me ... To be in a state of gratitude for all that is in my life, for all the experiences that happen. Thank you, Maya, for this practice, for your beauty and wisdom!
Maya! One can probably write a book about my journey in Mandala since 2011 ... The most important thing is that through Mandala - I met You, namely the quality in which you dwell. From the first moment I saw Myself in You, but it was the One that I did not know before, but I needed to meet the True Self, Realized, ... This is such a light that reveals so much beauty .... It is so amazing for the Woman to Dance, to unite with each other ... Mandala is a powerful transmission of Light from heart to heart .... Of course, there were other masters and practices ... But Mandala has its own STRUCTURE as well as WISDOM, LOVE, LIGHT .... no practice can give that at large… as far as I feel, I am so happy to find Maya and this magical practice.
Thanks to Mandala I learned how to remain present in my body, not only during practice, but at all times. Now I recognize those provocations and unconscious reactions and can stay in clarity. I start to feel my body and its rhythms, other women and what happens in their bodies. There was one woman whom I led through pregnancy and recovery after childbirth. It was the turning point, cause I began to see and feel.
I had an amazing experience while I was dancing outdoors after fasting, cause I could see photosynthesis in plants…how the light is transformed into the chemistry of elements and everything flows. It was unbelievable.
Such things happen from time to time, not sure whether it is connected with Mandala or not..
Thank you, Maya, for bringing us together. With you the perception of life deepens and the dimension of the world expands.
Maya, I wish to share how the practice changes me ... Since my child is not even a year old, it is quite difficult to devote much time, but I still try to dance 2 times a week. I began to feel my body, where I should go and where not, I began to see other women differently. Not as before, judging from the outside, but now I feel them. I became more obedient to my husband, I do not try to initiate but trust him. My back, which previously looked like a shell, straightened and became more flexible, I even grew (in the literal sense).
And yes, finally, I began to draw !!!
Dear Maya! Thank you so much for passing to us your wisdom, for the opportunity to live with eyes wide open, without complaints, in conscious presence and responsibility for your life. This is what I feel now ...
I feel that my inner woman flourished. There is no more place for swords and armor.
There was always a feeling of oneness with everything, now, through the dance, I can bear this knowledge naturally and easily, the same as breathing ...... Lots of gratitude!
The practice of Mandala dance is a truthful reflection of my current inner state. While dancing, everything that happens in my life is reflected. However, after the Dance, I feel much more balanced and calm, experiencing deep silence inside. Silence and clarity are the most important for me. Thank you, Maya, this is the most pleasant and joyful endeavor at self-improvement.
Mandala Dance Practice has become a great tool for self-realization for me. I recognized my mindset together with reactions, and I learned to manage, guide and interact with them. It helps me a lot to go through different stages in life, realize my feelings, thoughts, reactions, actions, where I need to relax, and where to keep the energy up to go through seamlessly. My mental abilities, memory, susceptibility increased. I began to feel myself as a musical instrument that I can adjust to the sound I need through practice. I continue to get acquainted with my feelings and states and guide them in the right direction. One of my significant discoveries is that I need to give more attention to my male part: be more disciplined, and structured, and organized. I can easily look inside myself to see the truth as it is, accept my own strengths and weaknesses. As a result, now I have lots more energy, joy, trust in myself, less of ego, more of acceptance and depth. I feel my femininity, sexuality, strength, mental stability. I observe major changes in my body, general state of health and relationships. I really love Mandala dance, it has become a crucial part of my life. Thank you, Maya, from the bottom of my heart! I am sincerely happy that I met you!
This testimonial is poem in Russian. Not translated yet.
For me, the second stage of Mandala dance has become the way to sheer enjoyment. Deep connection with my body, moments of delight and joy, lightness and playfulness. By the end of the seminar I felt complete integrity, being fully centered inside myself. Felling the One in the flow of dance. Awareness and deep feeling of the value of every woman and all living creatures. The trill of discovering the nature of a wild mother in the eyes of another and delight of being in love. Recognition of being pity and complete forgiveness of all the women in my lineage. The women who help feeling rooted by being around, naturally and thoroughly descending "from heaven to earth."
This is a wonderful, deep dive inside yourself, alignment between your inner and outer ... During these 5 days, I was able to live and dance through all my life, starting from the very birth ... witness all the emotions that have not been lived through, dance, and relax. There was so much Joy, Freedom and Pleasure in it ... !!! Maya, thank you so much for this Dance, for your Wisdom, for Love, for Beauty, for Help! And for the generosity with which you share all this with us !!!
That was 5 days of great Mystery where you are an actor and an astonished, enthusiastic spectator, watching how your body opens up surprising with its possibilities and plasticity. As in the movements, everything that binds your freedom, both in your soul and body, disintegrates. As through your body movements, your inner stories are revealed, enlightenment comes and, despite lots of physical activities, you feel lightness, freedom, a sense of joy and flight, an irresistible desire to create - to create your life, your happiness based on the most sincere aspirations of your soul! Thank you so much, MAYA, for the ease with which you led me to big discoveries within myself and the state of joy I felt inside.
Kidney is getting healed, cleared out of sand; now the body is working with the gall bladder, trigger zones are activated, negative emotions come out on my mother, who hasn’t got out of her bed for years. I blame myself for this situation but it ain’t getting better. However, relations with my spouse, starting from the second day of the seminar, become deeper, more emotional, I feel sexual again, as a result he feels positive inward changes, and a better situation at work.
Yes, it really pulls the rug out from under you. I feel so vulnerable now, once practicing at home, tears star to come…
How beautiful it is to find myself anew, to recognize my former self, to return to my forgotten self, to remove the shell of being a "good girl." To tell the truth to relatives, not hiding any pain and fear of being misunderstood. It is impossible to put in words everything that has come with this KNOWLEDGE. Such a spiritual jolt! MAYA is REAL !!!! And we are so lucky that such a woman came at a time when we embodied and live here on Earth. She is the Goddess, both simple and available, like a loving mother and sister.
Throughout the workshop, I received answers to lots of questions never asked out loud. They were inside me, but I didn’t have courage to trust my inner knowledge. Maya helped me to reveal this knowledge inan absolutely amazing way. I felt every word of hers deep inside my heart. Now I feel much more confidence, intuition and truth within me.
I am really inspired by Maya — she is a true Goddess on earth! Being close to her, so many different programs come up. It was so important for me to understand the essence of Mandala dance, proper way of thinking during the dance. Something was happening to my body every day; I was realizing where the blocks are and how to get rid of them. Maya showed me the taste of getting back to my real self, to my relaxed body and clear head! Now, while practicing Mandala, I get to know myself more and more every day, and it feels so exciting !!
On the very first day, when I looked deep into myself, being in the space of this amazing enlightened woman, I felt that I had been looking for all this time. This path led me to my real self, to my soul, to my essence, to my primordial inner woman, the names can differ. The essence remains the same. Something that brakes all the rules, tears off all the masks from you, leaving a pure radiance of your soul, gives a cut to your diamond, revealing your unique talent. At the end I realized that everyone on earth has his own unique talent and in fact, the purpose of life is to develop it.
These six days allowed me to go deeper inside myself. Meeting the women led me to recover my own values and of what I am doing. That was the first time when I was open with my feelings.
It was a Mystery, something magical where my soul was celebrating. I was so glad to be there! So many beautiful goddesses revealed their potential. I felt that I was in “female Hogwarts”, where so many aspects were discussed openly. It’s only possible to live it through, there are no words to express what I felt. I believe that yesterday was not the end, but only the beautiful beginning of something new and surprising.
The space where Maya took us, is the place where it is impossible to say " I don't know", " I can't", "I don't see", "I don't hear", “This has nothing to do with me " because I know, I can, I see, hear, and in everything that happens, there is MY sheer participation. There are no compromises here, but there is responsibility for my choice - how, what’s the quality of my life, how I interact, what I share with the world. And what a surprise- there is no seriousness in it. At the workshop, deep connection with my dark part happened. The part I always wanted to “do something” with. Together with this connection lots of strength, confidence and deepest peace came. Maya led us to the experience of “remembering who we are, remembering how we created the worlds”, it was such a clear, joyful memory — experience of living it through, that now I know this, now I Am. Maya told us: "Now you are moving on a super-high-speed aircraft, and all the events, all the lessons, intentions will happen at the same speed. Are you ready?". Well yes, that is how it all happens! There is so much life, taste, excitement, fire, lots of truth. The space of the Priestess is the space in co-creation with Existence, with each other - in clarity, gratitude, support, celebration, love, abundance.
This is a completely DIFFERENT quality of Freedom and Joy of life. As if suddenly the wings have grown and I see boundless open spaces, where I can easily fly to. For me it is like an opening of the new perspectives and plans for life.
I am grateful to myself and to everything that brought me to this workshop. There came lightness in the body, some diseases disappeared; I definitely had a good cleansing. I saw new opportunities and horizons, everything is available and possible for me now. I started dancing, with my husband we dance salsa and bachata, I started painting. I want to remain open to the world, to act for its benefit. I love life and I live my life to the fullest. I want to open up even more.
I express my gratitude to Maya!
Morning warm-UPS, meditations and breathing practices complemented the profound knowledge that Maya shared with us day and night. With her help we recognized our own internal programs, programs of the family, programs of egregors of nationality, which live through us. Right at the workshop we accepted them in ourselves, thanked them and let them go. It was a very practical work in the Here and Now. And it was very powerful and significant for each of the Women.
The most important thing that happened to me is that I feel myself as a CREATOR! It is reflected mainly in taking responsibility for everything that I’ve invited into my life, for all the experiences that I live through. I broke myself free from feeling guilty that I was doing something wrong, from lots of programs and if some of the programs still appear out of habit, I realize that and get reed of them. I feel free, as if the wings have grown behind my back!
I really enjoyed the workshop. It was so deep and interesting, and magical at the same time! This is what I was looking for – to go work on my relationship theme between Man and Woman. I got answers to my questions, and most importantly, the workshop actually has the power of action. I’ve not been able to create relationships with men for a long time (9 years), as if they do not exist. I worked on it all the time, attended different trainings and consultations. And it seems like I’ve done everything what I could, but it did not work. At the workshop of Maya and Taizan, I saw why it happened like that, clearly. It is so possible to see through your body and breathing practices. When you see the reasons, everything starts to improve.
I infinitely and heartily thank Maya for the depth and high quality of the transmission, for the lightness, for the support and sincere participation in every story, for creating such a developing and resource space where you can safely unpack even the most ancient and forgotten stories. Special thanks for the" Zen stick " and a sense of humor, which returned to me the purity and simplicity of perception and awareness.
Conscious breathing has come into my life, breathing through my mouth like children do. My lips are open, my jaw is relaxed, and I can breathe through any part of my body being consciously present... We danced, spoke, breathed, forgave ourselves, our relatives, husbands, children, old relationships. In all situations that have not been lived through, small parts of our soul and power are left. It’s in our hands to regain this power and give back what was taken from others, with gratitude and love. I sincerely thank Maya for the knowledge passed, for the deep experience and creation of a space where it was easy to get back to yourself to see the hidden parts, to free ourselves from pain and to touch the Divine essence!
About Maya’s workshops in Bali
(Workshop “Priestess” 28-31 March 2013 and “Opening your sexual nature” 3-7 April 2013)
In March 2013, Maya held a workshop called “Priestess” for the first time on the island of Bali.
The workshop was full of various breathing techniques, meditations, and lucid dreaming practices, which helped women to recognize and accept the nature of their inner Priestess, to see and recognize the depth of power and knowledge in themselves inherent to the Priestess.
The key difference in the workshop was a clear and precise sharing of knowledge and practical techniques from Maya – the Master, who helped participants to go consciously into the process of recognizing their inner programs and attitudes, those beliefs that limited their lives and prevented them from feeling happy and satisfied. Moreover, at the workshop, each woman who participated, opened up her own internal Truth Recognizer — outside any system, outside religious denominations, outside smart books and teachings on how to “live properly”.
At the workshop, each woman chose herself on how to live and made the decision on her own. What’s more, each one of them saw their own barriers, which were built for themselves. In the course of the workshop, everyone had an opportunity to see and realize exactly at what point their own decision was made to live exactly the way they are now, to take responsibility for this decision and to change it – to choose for themselves the Co-Creation from their Free Will. It was a conscious movement of each of the participants and presence in every second of here and now.
Each woman received a direct transmission from the Master and everyone had the opportunity to see the Priestess in herself, creating her life and her destiny, knowing and understanding the World and her Nature. Each participant discovered the qualities of clairvoyance, clear knowledge and clairaudience. Each and every one created her own intention, acquiring the qualities of the creator of her own life.
From the 3rd till the 7th of April, the second workshop “Opening your sexual nature” took place.
This workshop was a space where women discovered the Archetype of Mistresses in themselves and recovered their natural qualities of playfulness, ease and joy of life.
The workshop was the place of pure clarity and deepest honesty, the absolute Truth about the One.
Each woman noticed and recognized her prohibitions, attitudes, programs and barriers associated with sexuality and its manifestation, relationships within a couple, with their roles, masks, painful moments in the terms of natural sexuality, with those limitations and concepts that prevent us from enjoying life and relations – with yourself and with a partner. All women got the opportunity to part with this heavy burden of the past and transform it into love and joy; and to do it immediately during the workshop- in the safe and intimate, filled with honesty, support and love of the Master space.
Maya shared her deepest knowledge about Tantra, Divine Couple of Beloved, about connecting with her inner beloved, about filling her relationships with a beloved with joy and happiness.
During the workshop, there were practices that helped each woman to reveal her inner Mistress — morning relaxing-tonic warm-ups, Mistress dance, massages and meditations that connected women with their natural source of strength and sexuality — with their womb. The transformation during this workshop was a continuation of the first one called “Priestess” – from the quality of clarity, presence, vision, recognition, acceptance and release with love and gratitude.
The eyes of every woman gleamed with love and joy.
Women share their experiences and feelings after the workshops
“Beloved, I share my experience after the Priestess workshop with great joy. It is a complete transformation. The most important thing that happened to me is that I feel myself a CREATOR! It is revealed, first of all, in accepting responsibility for everything that I have invited into my life, for all the experience that I live through. I broke free from the feeling of guilt that I was doing something wrong, from many programs, and if any program still appears out of habit, I see it and disconnect from it. It is a sheer feeling of freedom, as if the wings grew behind my back! The feeling of lightness, the game! Now i feel the need to go deep into the dance, as a conscious practice of working with energies and space. These are the changes that take place after the workshop. Maya, I send you lots of gratitude and love! As well as to all beloved women! ”
“I wish to share my feelings and impressions after the workshop. From the bottom of my heart, I am grateful to myself and to everything that brought me to this workshop. After the workshop, I had lots of lightness inside my body, even some of the diseases left; I feel that I cleansed myself well. I continue working on recognizing my programs and as well as in the lives of other people surrounding me. I help others being a mirror for them, appealing to my wisdom and maturity, sending them help and support. This workshop also stirred up some negative thoughts in my head, and now my mind tries to compare and evaluate what’s going on. I am actually happy about that, cause now I can recognize what it is and where it comes from, to accept, be grateful, forgive and let go. I saw new opportunities and horizons, I feel that everything is now absolutely available and possible for me. I started dancing, together with my husband we dance salsa, bachata and other dances. It was such a group where it was necessary to dance with different partners, not just with a husband or wife. That was lots of fun and I liked it. I started painting. I wish to remain open to the world and benefit other people. I love my life and live it even to a greater extent. I’d love to open up even further. Lots of gratitude to Maya!”
“The space where Maya took us, is the place where it is impossible to say ” I don’t know”, ” I can’t”, “I don’t see”, “I don’t hear”, “This has nothing to do with me ” because I know, I can, I see, hear, and in everything that happens, there is MY sheer participation. There are no compromises here, but there is responsibility for my choice – how, what’s the quality of my life, how I interact, what I share with the world. And what a surprise- there is no seriousness in it. At the workshop, deep connection with my dark part happened. The part I always wanted to “do something” with. Together with this connection lots of strength, confidence and deepest peace came. Maya led us to the experience of “remembering who we are, remembering how we created the worlds”, it was such a clear, joyful memory — experience of living it through, that now I know this, now I Am. Maya told us: “Now you are moving on a super-high-speed aircraft, and all the events, all the lessons, intentions will happen at the same speed. Are you ready?”. Well yes, that is how it all happens! There is so much life, taste, excitement, fire, lots of truth. The space of the Priestess is the space in co-creation with Existence, with each other – in clarity, gratitude, support, celebration, love, abundance. ”
“I attended Maya’s workshop absolutely consciously. I already had experience remembering my other lives where I was a priestess. Quite often this experience was rather dramatic, and not accepted by the Soul. But working consciously for several years has helped to partially integrate it in present life. Although deep inside there was a feeling that I did not use this Knowledge in its entirety. At the workshop I was able to see and release a lot of social programs that did not allow me to live my Nature in its unique way, imposing certain scenarios and behaviors that, like a pressure corset, did not allow breathing easily and freely. In the process of release, so quickly (if not to say fantastically fast), the body was healing and opening itself, the usual blocks left, and the body began to change its shape, getting back to its real form and plastic. The important point was that returning to your true nature became the starting point for a completely new level of perception of yourself as a Priestess, your Strength, degree of responsibility for your thoughts, words, actions. I started being aware of the possibilities of my influence and interaction with the world and people. The concepts like: “This does not concern me …, I have nothing to do with it …, I cannot change anything …, I have no strength,” etc. were gone completely.
If now I feel the need to connect with some place, space or person in order to share my Love, state of Harmony and bring Balance, I do it, regardless of the country, scale and extent of my direct personal involvement. In addition, I see the specific results of this interaction. They make me feel so happy!
The binding to national, religious or political egregors has left my life. This is a new feeling for me – “The Woman of the World”, when I do not feel myself a part of any particular country or nation, but a Being associated equally with all living creatures on the Planet Earth and outside it …
This is a completely DIFFERENT degree of Freedom and Joy of life. As if wings grew, and I see endless spaces where I can fly easily. This is like opening new perspectives and life plans for me.
A state of pleasant stability and calm Force has come into my life. I know that my possibilities are limited only by the degree of my knowledge, faith, and self-awareness as an inseparable part of the Universal Flow of Life. ”
Irina Avdeeva (Leda)
“Maya’s workshops in Bali in March-April 2013 are the most import for me – the strongest and deepest of all the workshops that I have already passed in Mandala Practices.
I traveled to Bali without a clear intention; I somehow did not realize it. It was in the air, but I could not articulate it properly. I simply followed the Master. As a result, I received one of the most precious gifts.
For me, both workshops were held under the motto of three “O” (Responsibility, Awareness, Release) (in Russian these words start with O) and three “P” (Recognition, Forgiveness, Acceptance) (in Russian these words start with P). For me, it was the main difference between these two workshops from all previous ones. That was their real depth for me.
I used to refer these terms to workshops on spiritual growth and spiritual practices. For me, these terms were something so highly spiritual and advanced, while Mandala Practice was something very feminine, intimate and understandable (“we practice Mandala, fill ourselves with energy, harmonize female nature”). Until the last two workshops with Maya, I separated Mandala Practice (as a practice of revealing and realizing my feminine nature through Mandala dance and working with energies) and the practice of my spiritual realizations, meditations and developing the state of presence in the moment.
I never expected that I would work so deeply with the Awareness and Presence in the space of these two workshops and receive knowledge of such a quality and depth that will connect and complement my understanding of the world order and the nature of everything that surrounds me.
At both workshops, Maya showed us and passed on knowledge and practical techniques for our own inner work on the recognition of the qualities of a Priestess and a Mistress. Maya worked with each woman, with each situation and with each awareness that came to us in a circle from each of the participant.
At the first workshop, this happened through the revelation of the Priestess Archetype in myself, the acceptance of its Knowledge, its natural Wisdom, and the qualities of Clear-Knowledge and Clairvoyance (and of course, clear-audience and clear-statement of those realizations). We talked and discussed a lot at this workshop, shared so much with each other and with the Master. Morning warm-ups, meditations and breathing practices complemented the deep transmission of the Knowledge that Maya shared with us in the afternoon and evening. With her help, we recognized our own inner programs, programs of our families and races, programs of national egregors that are present in us. Right at the workshop we accepted those programs in ourselves and, feeling grateful, let them go. It was a very practical work – here and now. It was so powerful and significant for each of the Women.
I assumed that the second workshop would somehow resemble Tantra and tantric practices. Though, I was so wrong. Yes, it was about the revelation of the Archetype of a Mistress and the qualities of her natural sexuality – lightness, playfulness, coquetry, ease. However, in terms of content and its depth, the second workshop was rather a smooth continuation of the first one. The same deep integration with every woman, every story and inquiry. Of course, we had morning workouts, Mistresses dance, and massage sessions. However, all this rather pleasantly complemented the deep inner work of recognizing our programs related to the manifestation of natural sexuality and the realization of sexual energy in our own lives.
Another difference between the previous workshops, which definitely added great value, was the ability to apply all the obtained knowledge to the real everyday life. It is only necessary to stay PRESENT and REALIZE what is happening to me here right now. You should better ask yourself, listen to yourself, your body, your womb, rather than random astrologists, fortune-tellers, soothsayers, some external forces – all the answers are ALREADY inside myself. One can change his or her life right now, right in the space of the workshop, not postponing for later saying that “I will think about it tomorrow.” Without shifting responsibility for your choice and your decision to someone other than yourself.
This was another crucial realization during and after the workshops – my own responsibility for what happens in my life. Not because this is my horoscope and the influence of the planets. Not because this is my karma. Just because it was my choice – the choice of my Supreme Being, my Soul. While in meditation, we return into the decision point, the entry point into this or that situation, we realized so much clearly that we invite all situations and all people in our life ourselves, so that the Soul receives a certain valuable experience. It was a complete inner breakthrough and an inner awareness of a totally another level. So that to say to myself “I don’t know” or “it seemed to me” won’t work anymore – I simply know.
Now, when this Understanding came to me after several years of practice, this Vision and this Awareness, I am infinitely glad and happy. I continue my journey, I continue to practice Mandala.
I thank my Master – Maya from the bottom of my heart for these two workshops, for the depth and quality of the program, for the ease, support and participation in each story, for creating such an evolving and resourceful space where you can safely reveal even the most distant and old stories. . Special thanks for the “Zen stick” and sense of humor, which brought me back purity and simplicity of perception and awareness.
Maya, thank you from the bottom of my heart! ”
Guests, attending workshops
We invited TyeZan, a Master who holds various dance and tantric workshops specialized on revealing feminine nature. He also conducts numerous dance events and advises on Human Design http://www.perfectedform.com/target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>http://www.perfectedform.com/
In between practicing and meditating, we invited women who create beautiful jewelry and clothing in Bali. Our guest and one of the participants in this workshop was the gorgeous Kaora Sandara, who most of the time lives in Bali and creates her own cosmic jewelry. We thank Kaora for the beauty that she brought together with her creations and participation to the workshop.
One day a snake visited us, which caused a storm of feelings and emotions!
The workshop was held in an amazing retreat center called Jiwa Damai http://jiwadamai.net/front_content.php, near Ubud, Bali (Indonesia). Jiwa Damai – is a socially responsible eco-retreat center, and Margaret – the founder, used various steps to protect the environment and the community of people living in its vicinity. The center is located far from Ubud bustle and is surrounded by tropical jungle.
Margaret herself conducts various workshops on transpersonal psychology in the USA, Europe and Bali and has written three books about her experiences.
We express our sincere gratitude to Margaret for her care and amity that she surrounded us with, and her unique, amazing, strong and ancient place that she preciously guards.