Join us for an evening of learning, inspiration and connection. Maya Meetings women’s-only events start with a talk and continue as an informal get-together afterwards.
MAYA MEETINGS presents YOU DON’T HAVE TO DIE OF DISAPPOINTMENT
But You Can Always Die Laughing – Part II with Mina Semyon
“There is a crack in everything, that’s how the light gets in” Leonard Cohen
A further reading from Mina Semyon’s book,’ You Don’t Have To Die Of Disappointment’, combined with songs – old and new – sharing the continuation of her journey towards freedom from her oppressive Russian mother and childhood.
*Please note this is a women’s only event.
ABOUT MINA SEMYON
Mina was born in 1938 in the Soviet Union. She has been teaching Yoga for over 40 years. She was a student and friend of R D Laing, psychiatrist, poet, musician and spiritual guide, who initiated her on the path of awareness through the practice of Yoga and mindfulness. This, combined with an insistence on finding her authentic voice through the study of singing and sound with Guillermo Rozenthuler, has led to her unique way of teaching.
In the process of transcending her harsh Russian childhood, what has evolved is a way of practising and teaching which incorporates our whole being – emotional, mental, physical and spiritual, in daily life and relationships. Her aim is to liberate the mind and body of everything that obscures the spirit of joy, love, compassion, spontaneity and playfulness.
Mina appeared in the BBC television series and the book ‘Every Body Knows’ and the Yoga book ‘Body Life’ written by her ex-husband Arthur Balaskas. Her piece, ’Take as long as it takes’ – from ‘You Don’t Have to Die of Disappointment’- appears in ‘R D Laing Creative Destroyer’ edited by Bob Mullan. She has published two Yoga books: ‘The Distracted Centipede – a Yoga experience’ and ‘Yoga Stories for Healthy Living’
ABOUT MAYA MEETINGS
A series of regular events for women, a space to get informed, be inspired and feel connected. Maya Meetings start with a talk or a workshop featuring a guest speaker, an expert or a mentor. Then the evening continues as a relaxed social get-together, an opportunity for the group to connect.
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