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  • Maya Meetings: You Don’t Have to Die of Disappointment with Mina Semyon
  • Maya Meetings: You Don’t Have to Die of Disappointment with Mina Semyon
  • Maya Meetings: You Don’t Have to Die of Disappointment with Mina Semyon

Maya Meetings: You Don’t Have to Die of Disappointment with Mina Semyon

Maya Meetings for Phenomenal Women

November 29 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

£10 – £12

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.



But You Can Always Die Laughing

with Mina Semyon

Thursday 29 November 2018, 7.30 pm (door opens 7.15 pm)

A one woman show: Stories and Songs from the vicissitudes of my life growing up in Russia, ending up in London in the swinging sixties and meeting R D Laing who helped me find the thread of my life.

*Please note this is a women’s only event.


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’



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.

MAYA MEETINGS, For Phenomenal Women..



Date: Thursday 29 November 2018

Time: 7.30 pm (door opens 7.15)


Contribution: Early-bird price (available until 22 Nov): £11 (£10 full time students and OAP)

Full price (from 11 Nov onwards): £12 (11 full time students and OAP)


  • "Each meeting I attended was enriching and educational in its own way. A great space to take a break from the daily rush and to learn something new, connect with yourself and others, and come away inspired".