“I really recommend Be You Till Full if you are wanting to relax and connect with your inner self. Maria is a beautiful soul with a wonderful aura of calmness, she takes you through step-by-step so you don’t even need to know what it is all about beforehand. Essentially though, the gong bath is a relaxing meditation to the sound of a gong being played. The intricate sounds that resonate from the gong fill your head and help to clear away thoughts, so you can switch off more easily. After a while you start to actually feel the vibrations in the room from the gong, like the sound waves are flowing over you and inside of you, hence the ‘gong bath’ name. I always leave feeling calm and rejuvenated.
Before the gong bath you share your intentions or worries with the circle, the others listen to you but don’t give any advice. Maria says we know the answers within ourselves, but we often forget to listen to ourself. The simple act of saying out loud what I want to do in life (maybe next week/maybe next year) or saying whatever it is that is on my mind and bugging me, it really helps put it into perspective. You can then focus on that thought when you are listening to the gong. I leave with more self-confidence that I CAN achieve my plans and with a focus on what I want to do, or I feel that I have released painful worries and no longer have that weight on my shoulders. It is honestly like an aided self-help process and it really works.
The Women’s Circles are a longer, more in-depth version of the gong baths, with more opportunities to share. They also include other types of relaxing and confidence building therapies, like dancing and drinking a special raw cocoa drink. The Women’s Circles are a bit more ‘hippy’, so will work for you best if you are already interested in spirituality and the power of crystals. The group is small and everyone is friendly, and I find it a wonderful indulgence to focus just on myself for a bit of time. If you want to invest some time on yourself and your mental wellbeing, if you are wanting to brighten your inner spark; then this is a great way to do it.”
– Rose Wilson
“There are not many people who I’ve met that I can wholeheartedly say have completely changed the way I view life in such a positive way, with immediate effect. Maria is definitely one of those people. She has a gift.
Within 90 mins she used an alternative guided visual meditation to unravel the root cause of the problem/event, make peace with it and divert any future thoughts from going back to it. Your subconscious thoughts reveal the answers from sometimes your oldest memories, and not necessarily the events you might think were the trigger. This highly effective process could be used to overcome any trauma or insecurities in life etc. I would recommend Maria to anyone.”
– Rhodri Davies
“Maria is a fantasticly talented healer. I have had reiki with Maria and attended one of her gong baths. I enjoyed the reiki and felt huge benefits during and after the session. The gong bath experience was very powerful and really helped me gain much welcomed insight. I look forward to attending further sessions and working with Maria further in the calm space she creates.”
– Isabel Fowler
“Great massage technique and experience from such a warm, loving person. Highly recommend to everyone.”
– Chuck Clarke
“I went to the empowering women’s circle, it was emotionally uplifting, the effects lasted with me for two days. Hope to go again.”
– Francesca Kavaz
“I have spent various times over the past 6 months with Maria at events and in person after meeting her over a year ago at a most interesting meditation class. There’s something fully encompassing about the way Maria holds her meetings and the whole experience is something I would recommend to anyone with an open mind. The circles are a lovely way to meet new people and experience unique emotions. The 1:1 sessions are a fantastic way to explore inside yourself and prioritise what you need to be the best possible you. Thank you for everything Maria.”
– Cheryl Brint
“I’ve attended 3 sessions with Maria so far and have left each one feeling relaxed and full of light and happiness! I’d never been to a gong bath until these and haven’t stopped raving about them. Maria is an incredibly calming and beautiful presence and makes you feel at ease and relaxed about each session. Her gong has the most wonderful sound and I’ve experienced such deep meditation on all 3 occasions, I can’t wait for the next one! Thank you Maria, you’re amazing.”
– Tessa Humphreys
“Maria is beautiful sister! Calm and positive energy, very gentle and sensible, humble and genuine, lovely to be around and pleasure to attend events she is holding. Many thanks for holding empowering women’s circles! Very happy for the chance to meet Maria. Thank you sister.”
“Maria has a real gift. She holds a very safe space for you to open, share and experience. She always goes the extra mile to prepare you for what’s coming and be there for what happens after. She is very loving, caring and a true healer. We need more like her in this world!”
“I met Maria at a yoga studio where I was participating in her meditation class. I really enjoyed her work and her approach was very interesting. It was unlike any other class that I had attended. Maria connected the whole group and paired us up, I felt that she brought the energies of the whole class into one union. It was such a powerful experience I had to connect up with her after the class.
After talking with Maria I understood that meditation was only one of a number of healing tools that she offered.
I booked in for a block of Reiki sessions with Maria and that was such a turning point in my life’s journey. I looked forward to each and every session with Maria as I never quite knew what to expect from each one. Maria combined her Reiki with family constellations, massage and visualisations and she intuitively knew which one I needed on each occasion to break through each layer of resistance i had been holding onto.
The family constellations that Maria worked with me on made me realise that I had been holding onto so much family trauma that I wasn’t even conscious of. I felt so blessed to be working with Maria she was pulling out all of her different tools to work with me, bringing me forward each and every session.
Maria could clearly see my energy shifts and quite often she would massage the energies away and finish the session with Reiki after which point I would be layed out in blissful peace.
Maria would chant mantras with me each session to start and I would feel deeply connected into her space. Maria always held such a lovely, trusting space where she would subtly bring out my subconscious mind so that she could work on the blockages that held me back from all that I desired.
In my time knowing and working with Maria she has helped me manifest huge things in my life and let go of all that has not served me. I quit my job, started up a new business and I can honestly say I have never felt so happy and grounded in my life as I do now and this is all linked into the great work of Maria. She was like a angel sent down to heal me!
In more recent days I have watched Maria manifest some desires of her own and she is now the proud owner of a beautiful heart gong and I am a regular client In her gong bath, sound healing sessions. The gong bath is a must for each and every one of us in our busy lives as it grounds you down to Mother Earth with the beautiful sounds vibrating over you. I look forward to every bath that she holds.
With Maria’s gong bath she also connects the whole group energies and each time you feel like you have gained a larger family!
I would recommend Maria’s work to all. Whether you need to release some trauma in your life or whether you just want to dust some cobwebs away and get some clarity in your life’s path to move up a level, Maria is a must see. Maria has a immensely sized tool kit to work with in helping you become your greatest version, she is so tuned into what is needed and her heart is always so wide open and giving to all that comes to her.
Thanks Maria for doing what you do!”
– Garry Crouch
“I met Maria for the first time at one of her women’s circles. She warmly welcomed me and my friend with a smile and made us feel comfortable straight away. Maria is a lovely person with a very positive energy that can be felt just by being near her. The circle itself was a powerful experience where Maria facilitated a deep connection between women. I left feeling lighter and enriched. Since then I have been doing therapy and gong baths with Maria which both helped me feeling more grounded and relaxed in my healing journey. I highly recommend her services.”
“I attended a women circle with Maria and i loved the experience. Maria greeted me with a hug and a beautiful smile. There is a lot of love that emanates from her. I felt very comfortable there and a very strong sense of connection with myself and the other women attending the session. I enjoyed it so much i went back for the new moon gong bath. I live more than an hour away from the place where the events are taking place but it is so worth it. It feels like a bubble of peace, love and serenity and i am so looking forward to going there each time. Thanks Maria for this Be You Till Full gift.”
“Maria is an amazing facilitator for moving into the heart space. Her skill and deep connection holds you in love and she creates a beautiful safe and sacred space to work in.”
– Nicola Roffe
“I have recently been doing a lot of health work and as a massage therapist myself I had already heard from many reliable sources that Maria was a therapist to go see. I was recommended to see her for sound healing and gong bath work and was intrigued. I knew very little about it but was open to the idea and I am so happy that I went. It was unlike anything I have experienced and the way Maria holds the space is wonderful. Her style is quietly solid, strong, confident and caring and that really makes a huge difference. I will now be seeing her regularly for various treatments as the effects have been so positive and profound that there’s no way I would deny myself the benefits of her work.”
“Maria is amazing at what she does! I had my first session a few weeks ago and afterwards I literally felt like a different person as if my body had been reset. Maria was very sensitive and intuitive as to what treatment I needed.
I felt the genuine care she has and gives you during the healing.
I originally went to her for a massage but she asked if I’d like to try the gong for sound healing as well so I said I’d try it. It was such a beautifully calming experience and worked perfectly after my massage, my body was relaxed and then the gong completely settled my energy. I felt so grounded at the end of the session but I also felt light and 2 feet taller as my muscles could breathe and were elongated from the massage.
I left there feeling in a calm reflective and meditative state and I will definitely be going back for another session! I couldn’t make a higher recommendation if tried, thank you Maria!”
– Louise Johnson
“Maria has a gentle and calm energy and holds the space very well. I attended her shamanic journeying working with drumming and crystals. She is intuitive and under her guidance, I’ve gained more insights with the theme I was working on. Thank you Maria.
“Maria’s treatment was extraordinarily insightful and powerful but with a gentleness and honesty that was just lovely. I left feeling as if some big weights had left my heart and body and so much positive thought and action flowed easily for a long time afterwards. I reached some powerful insights which helped me grow and also felt brought back to wellness. I was reminded of the things I value and want to be. She is a gifted and instinctive healer, but very safe and non- intrusive, she respected my boundaries and my own emotional intelligence, the pace at which I was comfortable and what i wished to achieve. She is also just an amazing masseuse! I can’t express how much I value and respect her work. She is bringing much needed healing into the world, one person at a time.”
“Maria is just a beautiful energy, she is warm, welcoming and compassionate. I found myself feeling safe yet free to be me in her presence due to her caring and relaxed nature. Her women’s circle is a safe space to connect with one’s self and others in a respectful and safe environment. I thoroughly enjoyed the session along with the family ancestral experience- I found it to be very interesting and I could understand all parts of the process. I count myself lucky to have met this wonderful lady!”
– Samantha Francis
Thanks for your messages and the links. I look forward to reading them! I’ve been feeling good. I hadn’t experienced Family Constellations before and it was my first organised Women’s Circle. I really enjoyed it, thank you! The Family Constellation work was so interesting and powerful.”
~ Lisa Yonetani
Manager at Goose Green Clinic
“I just wanted to say you have a REAL TALENT!
Please pursue the Gong as one of your healing modalities. You would be offering a very unique and holistic vibration to the community.”
~ Mark Swan/Satjit Singh
Gong Master and Teacher
Kundalini Yoga Teacher
Healer and Guide
“Maria has such a peaceful, warm and welcoming presence and energy that you feel instantly relaxed when you meet with her. What I enjoyed most about my therapy session with Maria was that it was tailored to suit my needs and she would draw from her vast knowledge and experience of different styles of therapy and healing and choose the one – or a combination – which she believed would be most beneficial for me. I felt comfortable to open up to her and this is down to how safe I felt and trusting of her. I found the session really helpful and would highly recommend Maria to anyone seeking an alternative style of healing or therapy.”
~ Elaine Glover, Actress.
I worked on a number of areas in my life with Maria: family relationships, finances, career, health and more. She helped me to break down each area into smaller chunks and set goals to improve each area.
Her method of holistic coaching was very useful in that it helped me to see ‘where I stood’ in different areas of my life, then being able to focus on improving them more effectively.
I’m very happy that I can say ALL the areas of my life that I’ve worked on with Maria have vastly improved. I would recommend Maria to anyone who wants to make changes and improvements in their life but unsure where to begin.
~ Paul Rajasegaram
“It’s difficult to express, in few words, how much Maria assisted me. Yet I would like to describe her healing touch clearly, so that someone who feels, as I did, that they are emotionally crushed and near drowning, can sense that contacting her may offer them hope.”
“Maria Love Yoo reminded me today that I have someone great behind me. I might moan but he kisses my shoulders if I serious d.o.m.s and massages my back from a heavy back sessions. Eats all my vegetarian meals likes its the best thing since slice bread, listens and gives advice although he knows I probably wont follow it until I feel or believe its right for me. All that I have asked of him recently in man; each day he tries to do it, and to be honest he really doesn’t have too. I also told him the likely hood of ever being a faceboook friend of mine is slim lool. Yet today I share my gratitude and I am thanking the universe for giving me this opportunity to accept, receive, enjoy and be empowered by the fact that someone is willing to experience all my ups and downs.
It might only last a day or week, but just say thank you. Every minute spent in gratitude turns into a lifetime of happy memories. I love my friends, new and old that help me build just that.”
~ R.S, London
“I am happy that I accidentally met you in Westfield that day one year ago, you inspire people, by your own example show them how you live life in harmony with yourself. It’s necessary just to see you to realise that all you saying is true, the world is more than just materialistic things around us.”
~ Kristinka, London
You might not remember me anymore. We met just once, two years ago during medmob in Trafalgar Square. I just wanted to let you know how much I appreciate that I could meet you then. I follow your blog and facebook more or less regularily and it always gives me so much energy and positivity! The situation in which I am at the moment is quite challenging for me and it demands a lot of change and adaptation. And it’s scary and overwhelming sometimes. You remind me to have faith and to look for the the strength inside me. You remind me to trust myself, to love people and to be greatful. It it always gives me so much energy to act! Thank you so much for being who you are and for doing what you are doing. I’m sending you my loving thoughts.”
~ M.P, London
“Maria is a natural and gifted healer. She is also a warm, serene and kind person. During our session, I could feel strong love radiating from her that gave me a sense of peace and made me feel safe. Maria’s healing therapy that I experienced were gentle, yet powerful. I did experience shoulder pain for a couple of months, due to a repetitive injury and within 2 days the pain had disappeared completely and I have not had it back since. Maria is the perfect combination of professionalism and caring, and I highly recommend her for a successful healing experience.”
~ Carolina, Massage Therapist – London
“I approached Maria as a Life Coach and after our session, I believe she helped steer me in a happier direction in my life.
Maria listened to my situation and allowed me to express myself clearly. Maria helped me understand the reasons why I was suffering physically as a result of lack of emotional well being.
Maria encourages people to use various techniques to deal with emotional trauma, moreover she took the effort to email me literature on these techniques and how they could help me.
In addition we went through a note taking exercise and set definitive goals for my progress – which helped me approach solving my problems with more immediacy.
For those of you who are dealing with emotional trauma or could benefit from life coaching I would recommend Maria. Our problems are not always overnight fixes – but with the help of people like Maria we can definitely be steered and encouraged in the right direction.” –
~ MC, Finance Industry, London
I want to thank you so much for the energy and vitality that you put into the back and neck massage you gave me at my treatment yesterday. It made a real difference – my back has not felt so relaxed and so free of tension for a long time. I could sense that you had that dedication and really cared in making a difference.
I could feel that you were very warm and positive. It was also apparent to me that you had that immense sense of happiness and pride when you told me where to find your blog.
Having read your blog, I can understand why. I found your writings very inspiring and uplifting, particularly when you raised the point that so many people, even when they try to be positive, can be dragged down by the negativities that can so often bring about depression. But… to be able to change these negative experiences into a positive learning opportunity to move on in a more objective way is something that would never occur to most people. Your advice is a way out of falling into the spiralling trap of brooding and resentment.
For all of us it is never too late to learn, and reading your blog was extremely refreshing. All who read it should be grateful to you for sharing your experience of life’s lessons and your care and love for others. Some people in life never see opportunities for change – others see many possible opportunities but are unable to focus on which way to go and never take any of them. I hope that as many people as possible find and read your blog and that it helps and inspires them to make the change that they need in their lives.
Thanks again.” ~ Mark, Ipswich
“Thank you again for such an incredible experience, I felt instantly
lighter after our session and like I had released so much. My painful feelings
from a former relationship I had been stuck on transformed over night and I was
able to relate to him from a place of calm and peace within myself. Our session
enabled me to let go and move on.” –
~ Anna, London
“I worked with Maria on my business goals and she was fantastic! With a
friendly style and gentle nudges she kept me focussed and didn’t let me stray
off subject. She helped me to create clear and realistic goals for myself and a
plan I could really work with. Her warm heart and gentle style make Maria a joy
to work with.”
~ Susanne J, London
“Hello Maria, you did a massage, reiki and EFT on me. The things you said captured my interest and what I believe in as I am a person who gives sooo much and am spiritual too. You had a profound affect on me today – a positive aura and I felt I could connect with you as I have had major life changing things happen to me but happiness was the key to my goal to unload the stresses and traumas.
Thank you for today and keep in touch. Take care.”
~ Yarlini, London
“With her golden touch and existential candor, Maria puts you at a state of absolute ease and relaxation. Thank you very much, my back never feels as good as it does on Tuesdays and Thursdays.”
~ Simon, London