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Maya Tiwari was born in Guyana, the daughter of Brahmin priest Pandit Bhagawan Ramprasad Tiwari, whose family originated from Lucknow, India. Thereafter, she became a fashion designer in New York City at the age of 18.
Mother Maya is one of the few female Vedic Monks (Swami) to have received international acclaim for her compassionate spiritual work and guidance. As a cancer survivor and the pioneer of Inner Medicine Healing education, she has gone through the rigorous training to become a Swami in the Vedic ancestry of her birth. She is living proof that intensive inner work, meditation, and faith in the Mother Consciousness- in other words, our own rhythmic power to heal ourselves- have profound curative results.
Her miraculous triumph over ovarian cancer at an early age led her to the extra-ordinary work she has been doing for more than a quarter of a century to help people heal from devastating disease, illness and disharmony. In her writings, she relates these experiences, as well as the compelling stories of entire communities that have incorporated these simple yet profound Inner Medicine Healing practices into their lives.
Over twenty-five years of non-stop teaching, she has helped women of all cultures, ages, and backgrounds transform disease and despair into health and harmony. Her reputation as a nurturer, educator, and healer draws people from around the world to her Featured Talks and Satsangas. She has also been instrumental in teaching the principles of Inner Medicine Healing through the Wise Earth School of Ayurveda, training hundreds of women and men as instructors, who then bring back this wisdom to their own communities.
In 1981, Maya established the Wise Earth School of Ayurveda, the first school for Ayurveda studies in North America, based in the knowledge of the Greater Vedas.
On Mother's Day in 1998, Tiwari founded the Mother Om Mission (MOM), a nonprofit organization. In December 2009, Tiwari was a featured speaker at the Parliament of the World's Religions in Melbourne, Australia. In 2010 Maya Tiwari renounced her monastic title and spiritual honorific—Her Holiness, Sri Swami Mayatitananda—to, as she puts it, “walk a simpler and more accessible life in service of the populations in need.