Featured teacher: Maya Fiennes

Posted by rachel on 5/3/10 in Uncategorized

Ever wonder what can put a smile on your face every day? Classically trained pianist and highly demanded LA-based yoga intructor, Maya Fiennes, shares her secrets.

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What does Wanderlust mean to you?

Wanderlust to me stands for a  fun and creative way to spread the message of “goodness/wellness” of many yogis and musicians and bring people together to experience the Oneness.

What do you dig most about the combination of yoga and music?

The combo is very powerful as they go hand in hand..one leads the other..I always use music when I teach and people love it..music gives Asanas movement and makes positions easier to handle, but most importantly it put smiles to peoples faces..which makes it fun!

What gets you excited about this year's festival?

Being on top of the mountain, looking at the lake, enjoying the energy that the scenery creates together with lots of happy people.

Three favorite things in the world right now?

I am very excited about the fact that national governments are starting to focus on preventative methods to deal with health including stress, obesity, heart disease etc.  In the UK there is a lot of emphasis from “the top” on “Change for Life”.  I am also excited about the fact that we are all starting to care more about our nature i.e. recycling is becoming a way of life.  Finally I am loving the fact that the recent crisis seems to have made people focus more on REAL things as opposed to material matters.

Something your students might not know about you?

That I speak 5 weird languages.

What's your personal mantra?

My mantra is to help make people happy in their REAL lives by giving them the tools to accept and let go.  ENJOY, ENJOY, ENJOY!


Maya Fiennes will be teaching at Wanderlust 2010. View her full profile here.

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