55 minutes | Aug 27, 2020
013 Wisdom from a Humble Warrior with Michael
Hi friends, Welcome to episode 13 “Wisdom from a Humble Warrior” of the Light on Living podcast. This time I am thrilled to introduce you Michael, who is a real and humble warrior. Michael spent 21 years in the military, working in the US navy as a Chief Hospital Corpsman. Since retiring from service, he fulfills his hearts desire for fighting others on the tatami. He is the founder and main instructor of Wisdom Jiu-Jitsu, an affiliation academy of Carlos Varona, located in Jerez, Andalucia. In this conversation, Michael shares his views on what it really means to be of the warrior class, and what its like to come back home from a warzone. We talk about the perspective on reality that comes with the experience of going beyond the comfortable zone inside which most people live, without realising the price someone else is paying for their freedom. I think you will find this conversation as enlightening, heart-warming and mind-blowing as I did. You can connect with Micheal and find out more about his Jiu-Jitsu team via instagram @wisdombjj08 Thank you for tuning your beautiful ears and hearing us out. Please remember to like, share, subscribe, follow, and give us a review wherever you are listening to this. Great conversations are always worth sharing. From the Heart, Maya
54 minutes | Aug 11, 2020
012 Let them judge you with K:Miss
Hi friends, Welcome back to Light on Living! Thank you so much for your patience, and for your requests for more of these podcasts, all your feedback motivates me to continue shining light on what it is to be living. In this episode I am having a conversation with K, who I first met 5 years ago. She is an amazing singer with a versatile and explosive voice, and soulful DJ who’s sessions are deep and bone rattling. Since I last connected with K, she has been on a big yogadventure of her own, and has taken on the vocation of teaching Yoga. We talk about her spiritual awakening which happened a retreat where I was teaching Yoga (which is actually where we met for the first time) our love of music, the power of our voice, expressing your Self, the healing journey, Yoga, breathing, showing up fully, knowing that other people will judge you, and still choosing to show up with a strong back and a soft, open heart. You can connect with K on instagram @KMiss or @defygravityogi and if you’re in Marbella come join her for Rhythm&Flow at Radiant Yoga on Thursdays at 19:00 or for Aerial Yoga on Mondays mornings at 11:00 (book via www.yoga-in-marbella.com). For those of you who want to join us for our Freedom Movemeant CHURCH Ecstatic Dance for the 7 Chakras, please contact me to get your tickets. Thank You for tuning in and hearing us out. From the Heart, Maya
8 minutes | Apr 11, 2020
011 The Shering
Have you ever had a feeling that feels so big, it is impossible that it could be yours? Well thats how I felt one day sitting on the beach about a year ago. I felt all the despair of the world, and it was too much for me to hold, so I just let it break me. I felt despair at being so disconnected, at being overwhelmed by the internet, the fast-speed downloads, the busy-ness and photoshopped perfection. I cant keep up with it all, and it feels like such a distraction. As I broke apart, I realised there was a deep yearning in my heart for real connection. As I sat there on the beach, a silent knowing manifested inside me, and I knew what to do. It took a lot of planning and organising, but in August me and 11 other women travelled to nature to spend 4 days together. Each one sharing her skills, her passion, her work with the group, and all of us receiving so much healing. This is my story about those days, and what I learned. Our Shering continues, and even though it has changed, especially during the last few weeks with this quarantine, when we get together and share our energy, it is such a powerful and profound connection. I am very grateful for the despair that led me to create our Shering. I hope this will inspire you in some way, to open up your heart a little more, breaking a little more free each time.
18 minutes | Mar 23, 2020
010 What You Can Do Now with Maya
Hey Friends My intention for this podcast was always to shine light on the practice of Yoga beyond asanas and tight pants. So many of you have reached out to me and expressed your frustration over not being able to DO anything about the situation right now. So I am here to remind you of what you CAN do, about the moral duties we have not just to ourselves and our immediate families, but to our communities and to life as a whole. In this podcast I read from Georg Feuersteins book "The Deeper Dimensions of Yoga" and together we contemplate the first step on the spiritual journey towards awakening. There are many spiritual teachers out there who sell you on ideas of enlightenment as a personal experience of eternal bliss. Perhaps you are ready to wake up and see them for what they really are, and that true enlightenment means seeing how we are all connected and opening to the light flowing through you and out of you as thoughts, words and actions that are of benefit to everyone. Please share this podcast.
20 minutes | Mar 21, 2020
009 Yoga for the Mind with Maya
Hey Ohmies, In this episode of Light on Living I am sharing about my own yogadventure and how I learned how to put into practice what my first yoga teacher taught me. I hope you will find it useful and that it will inspire you to move through the illusions in your mind. I mention my husbands daily Yoga-Jitsu workouts (17:00 @carlosvaronabjj) which you are very welcome to join. Song in the beginning and end of this episode is "Tribal People feat John Twobirds" by Peruquois Namaste. I feel you even if I cant see you right now.
19 minutes | Mar 19, 2020
008 Truth for Yogis (in uncertain times) with Maya
Hey Ohmies. I was waiting to record something to share until I knew what to say. I have been waiting a few days now, and still everything is so uncertain. There is never a better time than now, so here are some insights from me to you. Todays reading is from Georg Feuersteins book "The Deeper Dimensions of Yoga". Hari Om friends. Stay sane. whatever that means.