Open Your Hips – A Yoga and Mindfulness Workshop


OPEN YOUR HIPS – A Yoga and Mindfulness Workshop 

with Mina Semyon

Connect with your body and awaken inspiration and freedom to be who you are. Freeing the hips lets the spine release upwards on its inherent journey, like a tree growing from the roots through the trunk, reaching to the sky.

Release the inhibitions held for generations inside the groin. Let the grannies out of your groin!

Opening the hips brings to mind orgasms, laughter and maybe even a dirty joke!



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’


Date: Saturday 8 December 2018

Time: 10 am – 2 pm

Price: £60




Brilliant Everyday Writing Skills

MAYA MEETINGS Workshops presents


Is writing anything from a business document to a landlord complaint stressful?

Do you feel blocked when it comes to getting the words from your head onto the screen?

Do you wish when you write that your writing voice could sound like you, but then find you produce
words that aren’t you?

Do you hate the way you write and believe your writing self isn’t ‘good enough’?

Have you arrived in London with perfect English, but it’s your second language and you’re struggling with non academic English?

Is much of your day taken up with the frustration of words because most of your work is by email or involves writing documents?

Are you frustrated because after all this no one reads the emails or documents properly anyway?

If you answered yes to one or more or all of the above, this intensive one day course promises to
remove the headache of writing. Places are limited to guarantee personal attention.

You will learn how to

  • Manage the time it takes to write
  • Communicate swiftly
  • Achieve a response
  • Zap the pseudo-academic tone
  • Translate the academic voice
  • Strike the balance between formal and informal
  • Find your written voice

You will discover

  • The importance of being in the right psychological zone
  • The difference between writing to present and writing to be read
  • The secrets journalists use to get people reading
  • The tricks bloggers use to trick people into engaging
  • The story-telling techniques that you need everyday

There is no scary ‘homework’. You will apply what you learn to what you need to write daily.

Journalist, author and playwright Lorna V has been lecturing in journalism and running writing workshops for over a decade.

For testimonials and more information see

Saturday 19 May 2018, 11am – 6pm (includes 1 hour break) 


Early-bird (available until 28 April): £80

Full price: £95

Assistance available upon request

Sacred Codices of the Andean Tradition with Jeffrey Wium

Jeffrey Wium will be sharing the sacred codices of the Andean Holy Mountain Tradition in London. These ancient, holistic principles support a deeply heart-centred way of living and offer practical ways to maintain loving presence in daily life.

Through information, interactive exercises and guided meditation, participants will learn to:

  • Deepen mental, emotional and physical tranquillity
  • Strengthen connection to guidance, community and internal authority
  • Develop interdimensional communication, health and well-being
  • Know contentment in a time of constant change

We are in the midst of the long-prophesised time of overturning that indicates the rebirth of humanity. Personally, and globally, we are going through tremendous change. At times, it feels a bit overwhelming, like we’re left without an adequate map to navigate the inner and outer terrain. Everything incomplete in our lives is up for examination and healing.

Wisdomkeepers recognise the people of this specific time as “the ones they have been waiting for.” These sacred principles and practices help you establish a space of calm within the storm. Join us to help strengthen self-love and birth the world in which we wish to live.


JEFFREY HUAMANCHIQ WIUM began his mystical path in Tibet in 1996. He was initiated as an Andean celestial lineage holder in 2007. Jeffrey offers an integrative approach to awakening consciousness based on quantum energy medicine, qigong, reiki, yoga, meditation, shamanism, psychosomatic bodywork, sound-light therapy, gnostic philosophy, vision quest protocols, Avaloketesvara initiation and interdenominational ministry. He is a father of two, founder of the Wisdomkeepers Project and creator of the film Wisdomkeepers, Paqo Andino.

Date: Sunday 13 May 2018

Time: 10 am – 5 pm

Price: £100

Book directly with Jeff Wium, link in the panel on the right.