Maya Gandaia

Embodied Alchemy

Alchemy & Coaching to help Artists & Professionals embody creativity & abundance

Embodied Alchemy

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We Offer Three Strands as Your

Finding Your True Expression

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My birth name is Ella: which means complete! But I received Maya Gandaia (pronounced My-a Gan-dye-A) as my Earth: a present from Mother Earth on a magical journey of meditation and plant medicine in early 2017, and so this concept was born! I have always loved Maya Angelou and so the name Maya holds even more power and truth in my heart. It has brought me pure joy on this path as a seeker of truth moving from the illusion of my identity to joy and creating this wonderful life: a life I LOVE! My path began as a professional artist in dance and movement. I trained at Laban and London School of Contemporary Dance and enjoyed a career spanning 15 years. I am lucky enough to have worked and trained in some of the most amazing places including Brazil, Cuba and NYC. My performance highlights include Russell Maliphant Company, Lea Anderson and the Olympics Opening Ceremony.As well as having had an amazing career as a performer, I own and direct Ella Mesma Company: with whom I have enjoyed some incredible opportunities across the globe. Our production ‘Ladyike’ was runner up as ‘Best Dance Production of The Year’ LUKAS Awards (2018). I have studied yoga since 2004, gaining qualifications in Vinyasa, Ashtanga, Yoga Trapeze and Kundalini. I have also delved into various embodiment trainings such as TRE, The Wheel of Consent and Holistic Pelvic Care. I am also an entrepreneur: Business Yoga is a project close to my heart, which is about bringing wellbeing into the office. I am an artist, a yogi, a writer, a teacher, a coach, which is how I arrived here with Maya Gandaia!

Creative Vision

We spend so much of our time distracted with trying to resolve our identity that we could be using to be creative.

98% of the world’s people are spending 98% of their time on things that don’t matter

Neale Donald Walsh

Imagine what we might do if the other 98% were used to it’s true potential! We inherited the fight or flight ‘stress’ mode from our evolutionary predecessors and tend to live out our lives in fear of not having enough. But, What if it was all an illusion? Maya means ‘Illusion’ in Sanskrit. Maya refers to our perceived lack: Our fears around not being good enough, not having enough, getting old, not being capable. It refers to how we feel when we don’t make that promotion, when we get rejected, when we are made to feel small or self doubt creeps in and we don’t go for what we would LOVE. What if I told you our thoughts and feelings are not real? That all of this is just societal conditioning: that what we learn between the ages of 0-4: the ‘shoulds’ and ‘should nots’ are what we learn to put on to conform, to stay safe, play small and then we forget or get comfortable or become too scared to take off this mask and reach our true potential?

We all have shadows: rejected and denied parts of ourselves and we are about bringing those to the light. What if I told you that humans, through the power of the mind have the power to transcend all of that and CREATE beyond our wildest dreams! YOUR mind is so powerful! YOU can create your dream lifestyle by connecting to source energy, and you can transform the illusions of failure into gold: a creative journey to soul purpose and joy, and abundant living! ‘Gandaia’ is the joy. The whole concept of Maya Gandaia is about shining a light on the illusions we have made up so we can step into and create from pure joy. I am a creator. So are YOU! A powerful one! The truth is we ALL have immense power when we create from joy: you have the keys to unblock the obstacles and live your dreams. This is a space breaking out of the illusion and mundanity of living to survive to move to the highest vibrations where we thrive and CREATE