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MAYU IS GETTING A NEW ROOF!

The center will be CLOSED from 10/23 – 10/31-ish.

Exact dates of closure TBD as construction proceeds.

Some classes will continue. Please consult the class calendar for details.

October cushion sale Is extended!

10% off every cushion, bench and mat.

Not valid with other discounts. Sale ends Friday, Nov. 8th.

The meditation center as unique as your inner journey.

 

Mayu® is a community-owned meditation center in Denver, Colorado.

We welcome guests of every contemplative tradition, every spiritual belief, and every level of experience.

 

Always Calm in the Center

 

"The folks at Mayu are very warm and made this novice feel welcome and at ease. They are very knowledgeable about various mediation practices and are eager to share without being overbearing. Mayu is a a gift to the city of Denver!"

 

Ari E.

"Mayu is a magical place! I walk in and find a wave of calm washes over me. I find the spot that calls to me (there are a couple of great options) and I sit down just to BE. Nothing else."

 

Zaphne K.

"I consider Mayu my sanctuary away from the chatter of the everyday world. At Mayu, I can unplug and be fully present to my meditation practice, and the atmosphere is perfect for cultivating a deeper sense of self."

 

Marianne P.

"I feel welcome to come with any state of being, and can relax once I walk in the door. It is incredibly calming and peaceful. I'm offered the tools to engage personally and with others in the way that's right for me that day. Thankful for this Sanctuary in the city!

Kat A.

"Mayu is truly a treasure. It has helped bring calm and focus to my life, strengthened my relationships at home, calmed my physical and mental stress, increased my productivity at work, and helped me appreciate more about life. Just thinking of Mayu, even when I am not there, brings a sense of peace."

Christine B.

"Mayu is a lovely, welcoming sanctuary in the middle of the city. It is about building community with a collaborative business model that fosters community and neighborhood engagement. We are so fortunate for having such a peaceful place where relaxation and serenity are encouraged."

 

Jill F.

"Mayu is a peaceful, quiet space to explore meditation and learn from skilled, experienced practitioners who share a variety of disciplines. Mayu has helped me gain confidence in my capacity for intentional peace and stillness."

 

Kat W.

"Mayu has provided me with a space for healing when I am challenged by life. It is an oasis in a sometimes crazy chaotic world. I am grateful and privileged to be a member of this community."

 

Melissa W.

"What I love about referring people to Mayu is the fact that there is a multiplicity of meditation practices from all walks of life, and spiritual (as well as non-spiritual) traditions represented. I can't think of any other resource in the Denver metro area that has this universal and communal approach to something so fundamentally wonderful in our lives!"

Joan H.

"Mayu has been a pivotal piece of my consistent meditation practice. What I have learned from the knowledgeable staff about how to meditate has shaped my home practice. It is so refreshing to know that there is a place in the city that I can go to for a small escape to recharge!"

 

Ashley G.

"Mayu is a personal refuge. When the rest of the world is dividing and quickening I go to Mayu to slow down and reconnect with myself. I come away with the strength to focus and move forward in life and the world."

 

Nicole H.

"Mayu is the best kept secret in Denver! A quiet, reflective, and peaceful space. Whether you are looking to try mindfulness practice for the first time or are a seasoned meditation expert, Mayu is a must!"

 

Alison K.

"When I was going through one of the most challenging crises of my life, I discovered Mayu, an oasis that helped me reconnect with peace. Peace, introspection, personal growth, community, and higher consciousness are rare virtues in our culture, and Mayu cultivates them all. Mayu is one of the best things about living in Denver!"

 

Alan A.

"Walking up to Mayu, my body starts to slow down. I feel a calm cascade from my head to my toes. Once inside the meditation room I feel a sense of coming home. After I leave, I notice the next day or two at work, I can touch those experiences to help me open my compassion for others."

Deborah B.

"Mayu Sanctuary truly set me on a path that I hope to continue for the rest of my life. The mental and emotional benefits of a daily meditation practice have been incredible."

 

Mark H.

"Mayu is a place where I know I can find peace and serenity. I am able to find my center and let go of the weight that stress so often causes."

 

Amy J.

"Mayu Sanctuary is the kind of urban refuge that is essential for supporting freedom in everyday life. Having a place to experience oneness is a work of love. The entire staff have created an atmosphere of acceptance, kindness, and peace that benefits anyone who walks in."

Beth H.

"I enjoy Mayu because it offers me a public space to practice meditation during my busy work days. It's easily accessible, affordable, and the hours accommodate my schedule perfectly. Calm and quiet environment, as well as friendly people."

 

Theo L.

"My experiences at Mayu Sanctuary have helped me first learn to meditate and then develop a daily practice that is profoundly affecting my life."

Janice B.

"Mayu is a welcoming, nonjudgemental sanctuary for those interested in trying meditation and finding what works for them."

Josef S.

"My experience of Mayu is a sacred place of study, meditation, and relaxation that encourages a stress-free life. Opening the door leads me to an instant feeling of coming home, to myself. With that, I can be 'home' for the rest of the day, no matter where I am or what's going on!"

Beth H.

"Mayu is the only place on earth, including my own home, where I am guaranteed completely quiet alone time. Being able to take time for myself, absolutely interruption-free, helps me to be present with my family when we’re together. I’ve found that I have far more patience with the stresses of daily life with children than before I became a Mayu member."

 

Sara D.

"Each time I enter Mayu I'm struck by how the outer world seems to recede so that I'm able to gain the most from my time there, whether in a group sit or engaging in my personal practice."

Dorian M.

"I have been coming to Mayu for over three years. Previously I mediatited on my own with very mixed results. Having a place to come and share my experiences with others and have a sense of community with other meditators has deepeded my practice and given me clarity with my practice."

Bill P.

"I love walking into Mayu and feeling calm wash over me. It's a safe place to be. Being calm and safe allows me to restore my body, mind, and soul, work through thoughts and emotions, and allow a path forward to become clear. Then I take the calm, quiet groundedness with me when I leave."

Margaret M.

"Mayu is my oasis in the city. Going there brings meditation from just a nice idea into something that people actually do. I usually feel better after meditating there - more calm, rested, and appreciative of life."

 

Cliff C.

"Mayu provides a much needed space that is dedicated to my spiritual practice in a hectic life. Over the time I've been practicing in Mayu, I've experienced a deeper connection to my body, more consistent awareness of my breath, and a profound sense of becoming who I am even as I heal very old wounds. It is definitely a precious and sacred space for me!"

Diana L.

Expanding the Center

5 Years

1000 Members

2000 Meditation Seats Sold

3000 Classes Conducted

Countless Lives Touched

 

If you like Mayu now, you’re going to love what’s coming soon.

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Membership

MAYU IS GETTING A NEW ROOF!

The center will be CLOSED from 10/23 – 10/31-ish.

Exact dates of closure TBD as construction proceeds.

Some classes will continue. Please consult the class calendar for details.

October cushion sale Is extended!

10% off every cushion, bench and mat.

Not valid with other discounts. Sale ends Friday, Nov. 8th.

Mayu is a member-owned cooperative. Membership is simple, affordable, and life-changing.

 

Mayu

Japanese: cocoon

– a place of stillness and protection that allows great transformation

Sanctuary

– shelter or refuge one can turn to for help, relief or escape
– a source of aid or comfort in times of difficulty

 

 

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"After having lived in an ashram for three years, Mayu has been a wonderful 'replacement' for me to have a community of meditators for a large part of the day whenever I feel inclined to be in an 'ashram' 'monastic' community kind of energy. I am so grateful that Mayu exists!"

 

Damon G.

2017-04-19T02:39:25+00:00

Damon G.

"After having lived in an ashram for three years, Mayu has been a wonderful 'replacement' for me to have a community of meditators for a large part of the day whenever I feel inclined to be in an 'ashram' 'monastic' community kind of energy. I am so grateful that Mayu exists!"  
Experiencing a loss of identity, depression and a need for spiritual guidance, Mayu provided an atmosphere of calm, compassionate, self-guided realization; toward a life full of opportunity and joy through mindfulness. Mayu will always have a special place in my heart. Thank you to everyone who has helped shaped this wonderful community."

Jake K.

2017-04-19T02:54:28+00:00

Jake K.

Experiencing a loss of identity, depression and a need for spiritual guidance, Mayu provided an atmosphere of calm, compassionate, self-guided realization; toward a life full of opportunity and joy through mindfulness. Mayu will always have a special place in my heart. Thank you to everyone who has helped shaped this wonderful community."
"I brought my class of at-risk youth and they immediately felt the change in atmosphere from the usual chatter and busyness of their lives to calm and comforting quiet. They had an opportunity to sit in meditation for longer than they ever have before."

 

Jennifer P.

2017-04-19T02:48:43+00:00

Jennifer P.

"I brought my class of at-risk youth and they immediately felt the change in atmosphere from the usual chatter and busyness of their lives to calm and comforting quiet. They had an opportunity to sit in meditation for longer than they ever have before."  
"I am just beginning my relationship with the Mayu community, but I am so encouraged by those I meet at the center. They offer tools that help you connect to yourself so you can better connect with your world. Whether it's a meditation pillow, self-care services like the foot bath or classes for all levels, they are there to help."

 

Stephanie J.

2017-04-19T02:38:22+00:00

Stephanie J.

"I am just beginning my relationship with the Mayu community, but I am so encouraged by those I meet at the center. They offer tools that help you connect to yourself so you can better connect with your world. Whether it's a meditation pillow, self-care services like the foot bath or classes for all levels, they are there to help."  
"I'm a new member. I think a co-op is a great idea - it shares the responsibilities and resources."

Jan M.

2017-04-19T02:52:25+00:00

Jan M.

"I'm a new member. I think a co-op is a great idea - it shares the responsibilities and resources."
"Mayu Sanctuary is a unique spot that is community focused, non-denominational and welcoming to all. I recommend it to all who are interested in deepening their practice or finding better props and cushions."

Scott V.

2017-04-19T02:46:49+00:00

Scott V.

"Mayu Sanctuary is a unique spot that is community focused, non-denominational and welcoming to all. I recommend it to all who are interested in deepening their practice or finding better props and cushions."
"I like the soothing atmosphere of Mayu and the welcoming staff. I have expanded my social network by connecting with other members at Mayu and believe I have a strong support system and am part of a real community at Mayu. As I have continued to participate as a full-time member and to practice meditation regularly at Mayu, I have noticed that I feel less stressed, more calm and, when I am having a difficult time emotionally, I handle such situations more constructively."

Anne I.

2017-04-19T02:42:11+00:00

Anne I.

"I like the soothing atmosphere of Mayu and the welcoming staff. I have expanded my social network by connecting with other members at Mayu and believe I have a strong support system and am part of a real community at Mayu. As I have continued to participate as a full-time member and to practice meditation regularly at Mayu, I have noticed that I feel less stressed, more calm and, when I am having a difficult time emotionally, I handle such situations more constructively."
"I have found Mayu to be a refuge to the busyness of life. It is a place to go to recharge, to unplug (literally and figuratively!) to just "be." As life becomes fuller and technology continues to expand, it is more precious and valuable than ever to have a place like Mayu."

 

Lisa M.

2017-04-19T02:55:42+00:00

Lisa M.

"I have found Mayu to be a refuge to the busyness of life. It is a place to go to recharge, to unplug (literally and figuratively!) to just "be." As life becomes fuller and technology continues to expand, it is more precious and valuable than ever to have a place like Mayu."  
"I have found a place that I can support and use, which benefits all involved and this feels good. It is well worth the investment to become a Full Member, and I actually save money instead of going shopping for stuff I don't need!"

Jeff S.

2017-04-19T02:51:28+00:00

Jeff S.

"I have found a place that I can support and use, which benefits all involved and this feels good. It is well worth the investment to become a Full Member, and I actually save money instead of going shopping for stuff I don't need!"
"I found Mayu and became a Full Member almost immediately when I realized the value in savings for the weekly footbaths. Every time I come in carrying my burdens I walk out feeling so much lighter, with a return of my motivation to continue what I've signed up for! Thank you Mayu for being my escape into silence and solitude in the middle of city/school life!"

 

Sloane D.

2017-04-19T02:45:08+00:00

Sloane D.

"I found Mayu and became a Full Member almost immediately when I realized the value in savings for the weekly footbaths. Every time I come in carrying my burdens I walk out feeling so much lighter, with a return of my motivation to continue what I've signed up for! Thank you Mayu for being my escape into silence and solitude in the middle of city/school life!"  
"Over my 39 years in Denver, I dreamed about various retreats in the mountains. and never attended. To have a Meditation Cooperative in my neighborhood is a very unique gift. I have been a Full Member for three years now and plan on continuing well into the future."

 

Marelise B.

2017-04-19T02:47:46+00:00

Marelise B.

"Over my 39 years in Denver, I dreamed about various retreats in the mountains. and never attended. To have a Meditation Cooperative in my neighborhood is a very unique gift. I have been a Full Member for three years now and plan on continuing well into the future."  
"There are so many things about Mayu that make it one of my most 'special places,' but what most stands out to me is the marriage that Mayu creates of tranquil atmosphere and supportive community that is unparalleled."

Dorian M.

2017-04-19T02:36:49+00:00

Dorian M.

"There are so many things about Mayu that make it one of my most 'special places,' but what most stands out to me is the marriage that Mayu creates of tranquil atmosphere and supportive community that is unparalleled."

Drop-In

MAYU IS GETTING A NEW ROOF!

The center will be CLOSED from 10/23 – 10/31-ish.

Exact dates of closure TBD as construction proceeds.

Some classes will continue. Please consult the class calendar for details.

October cushion sale Is extended!

10% off every cushion, bench and mat.

Not valid with other discounts. Sale ends Friday, Nov. 8th.

Quiet time, on your schedule.

No appointment, no timeframe, no expectations. Enjoy a quiet cup of tea, guided meditations (with iPod and headphones), or an afternoon of silent practice.

 

Before you arrive

While you’re here

Pricing

 

"A very inviting atmosphere to get one going to meditation bliss."

 

Bart W.

2017-04-19T02:24:56+00:00

Bart W.

"A very inviting atmosphere to get one going to meditation bliss."  
"I used to work in a pretty stressful environment at a very busy restaurant. Often times I would be around the area early because of anxiety about getting to work, and I would stop into the sanctuary for clarity and to help get my mind right before going into work. It always improved my shift and my ability to handle it."

Carly M.

2017-04-19T02:31:35+00:00

Carly M.

"I used to work in a pretty stressful environment at a very busy restaurant. Often times I would be around the area early because of anxiety about getting to work, and I would stop into the sanctuary for clarity and to help get my mind right before going into work. It always improved my shift and my ability to handle it."
"Whenever I start to feel overwhelmed or off kilter, a visit to Mayu helps to bring back my inner peace. I am so grateful to have such a special place in my life."

Lisa M.

2017-04-19T02:56:05+00:00

Lisa M.

"Whenever I start to feel overwhelmed or off kilter, a visit to Mayu helps to bring back my inner peace. I am so grateful to have such a special place in my life."
"A wonderful place to meditate. The atmosphere provides serenity and quiet right in the heart of South Denver."

 

Bill W.

2017-04-19T02:23:58+00:00

Bill W.

"A wonderful place to meditate. The atmosphere provides serenity and quiet right in the heart of South Denver."  
"Mayu Sanctuary has been serving as a refuge for me. Their spaces are comfortable and peaceful. Occasionally one needs a neutral space to practice because even one's quiet home might have distractions. Mayu provides that space."

Kevin K.

2017-04-19T02:21:43+00:00

Kevin K.

"Mayu Sanctuary has been serving as a refuge for me. Their spaces are comfortable and peaceful. Occasionally one needs a neutral space to practice because even one's quiet home might have distractions. Mayu provides that space."
"Mayu is a lovely space to relax and meditate."

Shari M.

2017-04-19T02:32:51+00:00

Shari M.

"Mayu is a lovely space to relax and meditate."
"It's great to have a place nearby to pop in and relax, and meet other like-minded people."

Candace W.

2017-04-19T02:27:33+00:00

Candace W.

"It's great to have a place nearby to pop in and relax, and meet other like-minded people."
"I would highly recommend meditation practice to everyone. And Mayu Sanctuary is such a beautiful, comfortable, educational, peaceful and relaxing environment to learn in, and to practice in."

 

Allison H.

2017-04-19T02:28:47+00:00

Allison H.

"I would highly recommend meditation practice to everyone. And Mayu Sanctuary is such a beautiful, comfortable, educational, peaceful and relaxing environment to learn in, and to practice in."  
"A truly special oasis in the middle of Denver! I am grateful for the peace and calm I have always felt there."

 

Jocelyn D.

2017-04-19T02:19:01+00:00

Jocelyn D.

"A truly special oasis in the middle of Denver! I am grateful for the peace and calm I have always felt there."  
"I have visited Mayu and I find the place to be best for meditation. There are several options for seating. You can sit near a water fountain or in big room, or in total peace in the retreat room. After meditating there I felt so peaceful, calm, soothed and relaxed. There should be more centers like Mayu."

Siddharth D.

2017-04-19T02:26:36+00:00

Siddharth D.

"I have visited Mayu and I find the place to be best for meditation. There are several options for seating. You can sit near a water fountain or in big room, or in total peace in the retreat room. After meditating there I felt so peaceful, calm, soothed and relaxed. There should be more centers like Mayu."

 

 

Classes

MAYU IS GETTING A NEW ROOF!

The center will be CLOSED from 10/23 – 10/31-ish.

Exact dates of closure TBD as construction proceeds.

Some classes will continue. Please consult the class calendar for details.

October cushion sale Is extended!

10% off every cushion, bench and mat.

Not valid with other discounts. Sale ends Friday, Nov. 8th.

Your meditation journey is personal. It doesn’t need to be isolating. Classes bring like-minded seekers together.

Mayu has no affiliation with a specific meditation teacher or lineage. Instructors who lead classes  in our sanctuary come from a wide range of backgrounds.

Instructors at Mayu are independent. Please read their class descriptions carefully to learn about pricing, payment methods, RSVP options and class descriptions.

Scroll down for the class calendar.

 

Class Calendar

Before you arrive

While you’re here

Teaching at Mayu

 

"Mayu provides a calm space for my spouse and friends to balance our lives for the spiritual and energetic needs that we have. The classes have allowed me to expand on what I've learned from other vocations and continue my journey with new practices that are valuable beyond words."

Andy S.

2017-04-19T02:07:48+00:00

Andy S.

"Mayu provides a calm space for my spouse and friends to balance our lives for the spiritual and energetic needs that we have. The classes have allowed me to expand on what I've learned from other vocations and continue my journey with new practices that are valuable beyond words."
"Since participating in meditation classes at Mayu, my mind is less cluttered with repetitive thoughts, I have better concentration, sleep better, and have an overall sense of well being."

 

Jan C.

2017-04-19T01:26:51+00:00

Jan C.

"Since participating in meditation classes at Mayu, my mind is less cluttered with repetitive thoughts, I have better concentration, sleep better, and have an overall sense of well being."  
"After five years of participation in the Mayu classes I continue to learn practices that help me realize that true joy is deeper than happiness that comes temporarily from pleasures and successes. Learning to accept the events in life, to experience compassion for myself and others, to develop a peace despite outer circumstances, and to love life are significant lessons that have changed my life day by day."

Laine D.

2017-04-19T01:44:18+00:00

Laine D.

"After five years of participation in the Mayu classes I continue to learn practices that help me realize that true joy is deeper than happiness that comes temporarily from pleasures and successes. Learning to accept the events in life, to experience compassion for myself and others, to develop a peace despite outer circumstances, and to love life are significant lessons that have changed my life day by day."
"I was never able to meditate until I learned Qigong meditation with Sarah. She is an incredible instructor. The peaceful and beautiful environment in Mayu, as well as the community, has helped me bring peace and spirituality in my life."

 

Ioanna K.

2017-04-19T01:31:03+00:00

Ioanna K.

"I was never able to meditate until I learned Qigong meditation with Sarah. She is an incredible instructor. The peaceful and beautiful environment in Mayu, as well as the community, has helped me bring peace and spirituality in my life."  
"I was experiencing depressive, overwhelming thoughts when I opted to take a meditation class at Mayu. I found the class to be perfect for a beginner, and it didn't feel inappropriate for someone who does not consider herself 'spiritual.' I found the class to be practical, inclusive, and helpful as I tried to increase my daily experiences in mindfulness. I loved my instructor and the ambient, peaceful environment."

 

Lori J.

2017-04-19T01:46:24+00:00

Lori J.

"I was experiencing depressive, overwhelming thoughts when I opted to take a meditation class at Mayu. I found the class to be perfect for a beginner, and it didn't feel inappropriate for someone who does not consider herself 'spiritual.' I found the class to be practical, inclusive, and helpful as I tried to increase my daily experiences in mindfulness. I loved my instructor and the ambient, peaceful environment."  
"I notice I've been able to release thoughts that aren't serving me or making me happy more quickly and easily. I've learned to struggle less. I enjoy the Sunday class and I've told many people about Mayu."

 

Valencia V.

2017-04-19T01:23:21+00:00

Valencia V.

"I notice I've been able to release thoughts that aren't serving me or making me happy more quickly and easily. I've learned to struggle less. I enjoy the Sunday class and I've told many people about Mayu."  
"The classes I have attended have been wonderful. Mayu is such a calming place and it is so nice to get away from the constant 'connectivity' of the modern world and to instead connect with myself and other meditators."

Mystery B.

2017-04-19T01:42:39+00:00

Mystery B.

"The classes I have attended have been wonderful. Mayu is such a calming place and it is so nice to get away from the constant 'connectivity' of the modern world and to instead connect with myself and other meditators."
"I am grateful for a place I can feel a part of with my co-op membership. I attend classes with a sense of ownership and responsibility."

 

Rich J.

2017-04-19T01:25:34+00:00

Rich J.

"I am grateful for a place I can feel a part of with my co-op membership. I attend classes with a sense of ownership and responsibility."  
"The meditation session I went to at Mayu significantly helped me deal with my level of stress. I felt comfortable and still."

 

Elissa W.

2017-04-19T01:52:24+00:00

Elissa W.

"The meditation session I went to at Mayu significantly helped me deal with my level of stress. I felt comfortable and still."  
"Mayu absolutely lives up to its name: a sanctuary. Meditating in the different rooms depending on my mood or learning Qigong have both allowed me to deepen my spiritual practice and connect with myself. These have aided with my on-going management of depression and anxiety. I'm forever grateful for Mayu and the staff there. I would recommend that anyone give the space a chance!"

 

Gabrielle T.

2017-04-19T01:49:18+00:00

Gabrielle T.

"Mayu absolutely lives up to its name: a sanctuary. Meditating in the different rooms depending on my mood or learning Qigong have both allowed me to deepen my spiritual practice and connect with myself. These have aided with my on-going management of depression and anxiety. I'm forever grateful for Mayu and the staff there. I would recommend that anyone give the space a chance!"  
"I choose Mayu to learn meditation because of the calm and inviting environment I felt and saw from the website. My one visit to Mayu has changed my life. I feel optimistic and recharged about my new path and spirituality. In Tamme's guided meditation class, I relaxed and experienced a sense of peace that I haven't felt since I was a pre-teen, and I am 41. I am ecstatic and look forward to becoming a member, enjoying all the amazing services, health benefits, education, positive community connections/support and continuing my spiritual path to peace & enlightenment at Mayu!"

 

Dawn M.

2017-04-19T01:51:43+00:00

Dawn M.

"I choose Mayu to learn meditation because of the calm and inviting environment I felt and saw from the website. My one visit to Mayu has changed my life. I feel optimistic and recharged about my new path and spirituality. In Tamme's guided meditation class, I relaxed and experienced a sense of peace that I haven't felt since I was a pre-teen, and I am 41. I am ecstatic and look forward to becoming a member, enjoying all the amazing services, health benefits, education, positive community connections/support and continuing my spiritual path to peace & enlightenment at Mayu!"  
"I first visited Mayu Sanctuary as I was beginning to meditate in order to overcome some issues with anger and anxiety. Although I had started a meditation practice on my own, it wasn't until I took a beginners meditation class at Mayu that everything really clicked for me."

Mark H.

2017-04-19T01:47:12+00:00

Mark H.

"I first visited Mayu Sanctuary as I was beginning to meditate in order to overcome some issues with anger and anxiety. Although I had started a meditation practice on my own, it wasn't until I took a beginners meditation class at Mayu that everything really clicked for me."