Mina Semyon was born in 1938 in the Soviet Union. She has been teaching yoga for over thirty years. She was a student and friend of R.D. Laing, psychiatrist, poet, musician, and spiritual teacher, who initiated her on the path of awareness through the practice of yoga and mindfulness. This, combined with an insistence of finding her authentic voice through the study of singing and sound, has led to her unique way of teaching. Her aim is to liberate the mind and body of everything that obscures the spirit of joy, love, compassion, spontaneity, and playfulness.
Mina appeared in the BBC television series and book Every Body Knows and the yoga book Body Life.
In 2004 she wrote and published The Distracted Centipede: A Yoga Experience, based on her forty years of experience practicing and teaching yoga. She lives in London.