Lineage

Maya Gandaia’s Lineage

My teacher’s teachers

Yogi Bhajan: His Grandfather, Virsa Singh, Sant Hazara Singh. Kundalini is influenced by Shaktism & Tantra as well as many aspects of Sikhism

Sri K Pattabhi Jois: Sri T Krishnamacharya

Sherin Warren: William Whitecloud

William Whitecloud: Robert Fritz, ???

Mooji: Papaji: Bhagwan Sri Ramana Maharshi: Parashara

Merville Jones: Nadine Senior

Betty Martin: Harry Faddis

My teachers

Alchemy

Pachamama 

Mother Aya 

Alva 

William Whitecloud 

Ryan Pinnock

Tami Kent

Julija Kubova

Sherin Warren

Beata Fuller

Anne K Scott

Robyn Danzen & Betty Martin

Emily Fletcher

Ira Calixto

Maya Gandaia

Canay Atalay

My Guides (Spirit, Animal, Angel & Land)

Jyoti Ryder
 

Yoga

Abby Hoffman

Angad Kaur

Mileva Donachie

Joey Miles

Karam Kriya School (Yogi Bhajan, Shiv Sharan)

Siendo (Margaret Rosaria) 

Sri K Patthabbi Jois

Susana Barataki 

Yoga Trapeze

Leeds University

Mentors

Alva

William Whitecloud

Mooji Baba

Lubi Jovanovic

De Nappoli Clarke

Abby Hoffman

Ira Calixto 

Rokafella

Samba & Afro Brazilian Dance

Denilson Owulafemi 

Alegria da Zona Sul 

London School Of Samba 

Arnaldo Cruz 

Militsa Stojanovic 

Lubi Jovanovic 

Salsa & Afro Cuban

Angel Ortiz 

Eddie Torres 

Miguel Gonzalez 

Aleida De La Serna 

Gil Prado, Shelly Cook & Yamulee 

Luanda Pau & Domingo Pau

Sami Rodrigues 

Moe Flex 

Iris de Brito 

Fadi K 

Ozzy Shine & Dani K 

Ivan Girard 

Lubi Jovanovic 

Joseph Davids 

Philip Charles 

Pedro Coimbra 

Aerial

Circo Picolino

Claire Harvey

Upswing (Vicki Dela Amedume)

Greentop

Leeds Children’s Circus

London Circus School

Breaking

Rokafella 

Kwikstep 

Sunanda Biswas 

Renegade 

Gavin Vincent 

Breakin’ Convention (Jonzi D) 

Breaking Cycles (Benji Reid) 

PMT Studios (Pavan Thimmaiah) 

Speedy 

Marso Candida

Contemporary

Merville Jones 

Denapoli Clarke 

Laban (Julia Gleich) 

The Graham School 

London School Of Contemporary Dance (Hilary Stainsby) 

Helen Wilson 

Ayo Jones 

Pearl Chesterman

Capoeira

Ponciano Almeida

Mestre Valdir

Mestre Jose Antonio Almeida

Waacking & House

Vicki Igbokwe

Butoh

Yael Karavan

Family, friends,peers, colleagues who also taught me/ we grew together

My Family

Ama Rouge

Akeim Toussaint

Marv Radio

Anna Clasper

Karla Thomas

Dani Byars

Nyrah Andrade & Judah

Dora Da Cruz

Leyla Okhai

Aisha Malik

Ahmad Jooma

Leah Francis

Azara Meghie

Hsing Ya Wu

Rama Ma

Emma Houston

Joey Odro

Patricía Verity Suarez

Patrick Ziza

David Evans

Lia Rodrigues

Myriam Gadri

Meera Patel

Ruth Lorna King

Zeina Hechme & Elisa Aloe

Eneyi Pemu & Emi Okazaki

Raony Penteado

Alexandre Paulain

Beverley Thomas

Jane McClean

My Mandala

Element Arts Family

Jyoti Ryder
 

Influencers & authors who have contributed to my growth

Layla Saad

Nadia Gilani

Dianne Bondy

Toni Morrison

Alice Walker

Carolyn Elliot

Robert Fritz

Joe Dispenza

Ally Boothroyd

Judi Sion & Tom Kenyon
 

Queen Afua
 

Dr Jewel Pookrum 

Terarai Trent 

Ichi Lee
 

James Redfield
 

Muata Ashby

Oprah Winfrey

(this list is ever-growing if I have missed someone you are still in my heart!)

Thank you to everyone who has been a part of this JOY Journey (You too!!!)