"Our evolution into conscious contact with Spirit depends upon our ability to become fluid and changeable."
~ Sherrie Dillard
Maryz is an artist/musician/yoginī with more than 25 years of experience with facilitating sacred space. Weaving together Earth/body wisdom, Yoga, creative arts, chanting, sound healing, rituals and dance, she offers classes, workshops, retreats and trainings that are designed to meet the needs, cycles and rhythm of the feminine nature. She is the founder of the School of Mystical Embodiment, and co-founder of SuryāChandra, a yogic music group that has produced 4 albums.
Maryz’s formal credentials:
-Sivananda Yoga teacher, certified from a 200 hrs training at the Sivananda Ashram of Val-Morin, QC, Canada, 1997.
-Herbalist degree from the Académie de phytothérapie du Canada, 1000 hrs, Montréal, QC, Canada, 2001.
-Laughter Yoga Leader, certified by René Robichaud, Moncton, NB, Canada, 2007.
-Trance Dance Ritual facilitator, certified by Wilbert Alix, Kalani Oceanside Retreat, Hawaii, USA, 2008.
-Ecstatic Trance Posture practitioner, certified by the Cuyamungue Institute, New Mexico, USA, 2010.
-Yin Yoga teacher, trained by Bernie Clark, Whistler, BC, 2010.
-Healing Sound Intensive training, trained by Jonathan Goldman, Boulder, Colorado, USA, 2010.
-Sacred Sound advanced training, with Vickie Dodd, Sacred Sound School, Washington State, USA, 2011.
-Women Circle Teacher Training Course with Feminine Soul Awakening, Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh, India, 2018.
-Heart of Sound teacher, certified from a 200 hrs training with Anandra George (www.heartofsound.in), Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, India, 2020.
Maryz’s offerings over the years:
Hosted more than a thousand concert & kīrtan events with SuryāChandra throughout Canada, USA, India, Thailand, Nepal & the Netherlands.
Taught Hatha Yoga classes for over 25 years.
Co-facilitated a monthly Barefoot Ecstatic Dance for 10 years in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.
Trained facilitators of Sacred Sound, Movement & Rituals for women.
Offered workshops on:
- Yoga & Chanting for women
- Yin Yoga & Sound bath
- Sound Healing
- Herbal Transformation
- Śakti; a mystical path for women
- Sacred Healing Dance
- Chakra Dance
- Trance Dance Rituals
- Moon Rituals
- Goddess Journeys
- Ecstatic Body Posture
- Auṁ circle
“You create a path of your own by looking within yourself and listening to your soul, cultivating your own ways of experiencing the sacred and then practicing it. Practicing until you make it a song that sings you.”
~ Sue Monk Kidd