Mayu Testimonials

Mayu members and visitors are passionate about the center.


“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.


“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.


“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.


“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.


“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 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 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.


“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.


“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.


“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.


“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.


“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.


“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.


“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.


79% of co-op members say they have received more emotional balance or peace from visiting Mayu.

“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.


“I joined Mayu because I was in a very painful place in my marriage. It helped calm me and relax me just to walk in there. I would get a headset and pick a meditation to listen to as I soaked my feet in a warm foot bath, wrapped myself in a cozy blanket and sipped herbal tea! It was my heaven away from all the noise. My ME TIME! It helped me start to develop my own meditation practice and to feel more comfortable getting started doing meditation.”

Jocelyn 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.”

Siddharth D.

77% of co-op members say they have received more mental clarity or stability from visiting Mayu.



“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.


“Mayu has offered me an incredible gift and resource for meditation, community and relaxation. I am constantly grateful to walk in, sit down and renew and refresh. I am convinced that weekly footbaths, and sessions I attend, have given me clarity, comfort and support for my own practice. I love Mayu!”

Beth N.


“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.


73% of co-op members say they have received physical stress relief or relaxation from visiting Mayu.



“Mayu has been an invaluable resource for me. Particularly as I have gone through some very difficult events in my life, the foot baths with headphone guided meditations have been so relaxing and extremely helpful. I was able to get out of my own environment and learn forgiveness, self-reflection, experience peacefulness, and lessen my anxiety and depression.”

Allison H.


“I instantly feel relaxed when I walk into Mayu. The foot baths are a wonderful way to relax and I always enjoy my time there!”

Krista K.


“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.


In a 2017 survey 97% of respondents believe Mayu’s calming refuge in the heart of the city is “very valuable.”



“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.”

Deb B.


“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.


“I instantly feel a sense of peace and calm when I enter the door.”

Sarah L.


“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.


“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.


In a 2017 survey 87% of respondents believe Mayu’s meditation classes from diverse traditions are “very valuable.”



“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.


“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.


“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.


“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.


“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.


In a 2017 survey 93% of respondents believe Mayu’s socially conscious, community-owned business model is “very valuable.”

“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.


“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.


“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.


“I have found a place that I can support and use, which benefits all involved and this feels good.”

Jeff S.


50% of co-op members say they feel a sense of community with other meditators from visiting Mayu.



“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.


“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.


“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.


“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.


“Mayu Sanctuary truly set me on a path that I hope to continue for the rest of my life.”

Mark H.