This workshop, expertly facilitated by Mayon Maass, was so much more than just learning to meditate. One does learn how to still the mind and diaphragmatic breathing, but you also learn how to give yourself a relaxing face massage, asanas for rejuvenating joints and glands and a few acupressure points that open blocked cavities and passageways. It was when we were learning about our nostrils and what activities were associated with each one that I had a true Ahha! moment. For as long as I can remember, my right nostril has been at least partially blocked. I have tried many nostril sprays and a neti pot with some success but it always blocked right up again. While going over accupressure points, Mayon mentioned the the pressure spot for the right nostril was just under the right armpit. As I experimented with that spot, felt the nostril and/or sinus cavity start to drain. We had already practiced alternate nostril breathing so that may have helped too. My right nostril cleared completely and I relished full inhalation in both nostrils. I have used it since then with partial success which is why i feel the alternate nostril breathing played a part. I had had many years of Hatha Yoga when I was younger but I never forgot that wonderful blend of calmness, mental clarity and boundless energy that I felt after the postures and breathing. I was reconnected with a warm memory. Mayon has a very “hands on” and nurturing teaching style. All of us students were sad when the workshop came to an end. I hope to do another, and another so that I can get it right and make it a part of my daily practice. I wholeheartedly endorse the Himalayan Yoga Art of Meditation as taught by Maryon Maass. Treat your mind, body and spirit to this workshop!
Sincerely, Marilyn Brende, OTR/L
Thank you Maryon for the wonderful meditation teaching you provided for me! I have not been the same since. For a few years, I read about meditation and even tried it a little, but was unable to really incorporate it into my daily life. Your class gave me the tools I needed to actually sit in the “pause”. To be fully conscious and awake, yet have my mind quiet and calm. How this has affected me is subtle yet profound. I feel, somehow, more awake. More aware. I’m sleeping better and feel calmer. My husband of almost 45 years, and he knows me better than probably anyone, said that I seem “happier” and I’m “nicer”! LOL That is good for both of us! Maryon’s method of teaching is so gentle, loving, and kind. I highly recommend Maryon’s class to anyone that wants to seek a higher level of consciousness or even just wants to get a better nights sleep! Namaste 🙏❤️🙏 Kathy B
This Yoga Nidra was exactly what I have been wanting in my life… A way to completely slow down and Pause… I had an experience of being conscious while being totally relaxed. I have only experienced this one other time in my life. I was doing savasana while in the Himalayas 40 yrs. ago. I felt as though I left my body and levitated. Until now I have searched teachings in which I could have a similar experience. With Maryon’s Yoga Nidra I was able to be in that relaxed space. It was something I will never forget Maryon’s Yoga Nidra was the best class I have experienced in years. The alternate breath method really works. It knocked my socks off. — Beverly B.
Introduction to Yoga Nidra was a very informative course in relaxation of body and mind. I had previously taken a similar course, and in this course I “felt” the experience of going into Yoga Nidra. The remarks on breathing were easy to follow and understand. I felt grounded in the experience and philosophy which took me to a deep place within myself, very gently.
Maryon is a skilled guide and teacher. I look forward to the next workshop and classes with her. — Carol MFT
Maryon´s teaching. I remember my first hatha class with her, how she lovingly approached me to provide a wonderful adjustment. Her suggestions on how to go deeper in the postures are great and offer opportunity for people of all levels and body shapes to go deeper into self-awareness and contemplation in her classes. — Maria, Rishikesh/Portugal
I participated in Maryon’s Yoga Nidra workshop on Sunday. I cannot remember when I spent a more nurturing three hours on myself. She is a gifted teacher, has a soothing disposition and led our group in a most blissful meditation. Bring on some more Maryon, we need more of your work in the world. — Laurie J.
Having spent 3 hours in a class with Maryon and her Yoga Nidra teaching, I found it to be a soothing and informative way to spent my time. Maryon is a gifted teacher who has incorporated this beautiful and rich practice deep into herself and gives it back in a clear, gentle and thoughtful manner. A part of me felt as though I was transported to her Ashram in India. — Lora A.