Liisa Maimon

Founder and Senior Teacher

Liisa Maimon, a spiritual teacher and yogini, is an advanced teacher with Somananda Tantra School, an international organization offering spiritual development through the ancient sciences of Tantra and Yoga.

Early life and education

Liisa’s life was meticulously engineered from childhood to meet and exceed various familial expectations and personal goals, both in the realm of career and education. In her mind she was on track to lead an exceptional self-made life, destined for great success, financial security, and eventually a family of her own, all abiding by the conventional standards of society. But the Divine had a different plan in mind and it all began to sprout after her very first course with Somananda in 2009.

Liisa providing a demonstration of the power of Tantra Massage at a retreat in Brazil

Prior to this momentous course, Liisa was tremendously invested in her higher education and she had assumed an upper level management position for the well-known international conglomerate, Johnson & Johnson. She graduated from the University of Tartu in Estonia with a Bachelor’s degree in Public Administration in 2005 and then pursued her Master’s degree at the prestigious University of Constance in Germany in the area of Public Policy and Management from 2005-2007. She is fluent in Estonian, English, German, and Russian.

Starting on the spiritual path

Om Namah Shivaya

The course she joined in 2009 with Somananda was pivotal for her, changing her destiny and setting her on an unexpected and fulfilling new path in life. 

Following her participation, a great realization and deep, fiery spiritual yearning emerged in Liisa – one that she simply could not ignore. She abandoned her desire to move up the corporate ladder and happily dedicated herself to her spiritual studies and evolution in a resolute and uncompromising way over the next several years.

In 2012 Somananda initiated Liisa as a Yoga, Tantra, and meditation teacher, and she has been passionately sharing this knowledge with international audiences ever since.

Helping the school to grow

In addition to being one of its advanced teachers, Liisa has also been the general manager of the School since its conception. 

Somananda Tantra School began in 2009 as an Estonian-based, grassroots operation with a brick-and-mortar location. Drop in yoga classes were offered alongside weekend workshops and ongoing yoga levels seven days a week.

After five years of flourishing and expanding success, Somananda and Liisa wanted to spread the wings of the school and go international – bringing these precious teachings to individuals not only near but also far.

Liisa leading a Hatha Yoga class for advanced students

Somananda Tantra School became a spiritual university with a mission to boldly meet the demands of genuine seekers from around the globe by delivering ancient knowledge in Tantra, Yoga and meditation in a clear and accessible way.

To this day, besides giving many teachings and leading various workshops and retreats in the school, Liisa is heading all the administrative tasks together with an international team of project managers and teachers.

Notable Press, Media, and International Speaking Engagements

Liisa has been a featured speaker at various European Yoga and Tantra festivals. She and Somananda organized an International Tantra Festival of their own in Estonia for a few years, which eventually became the largest attended festival of Tantra in the world at that time.

Liisa has made multiple appearances on Estonian National TV and has been featured in interviews on various local radio stations. She has also authored many articles and blogs on important and noteworthy spiritual topics which were published in well known newspapers and magazines throughout Europe.

Together with Somananda, the school’s YouTube channel was launched in 2012. Like Soma, Liisa also produced a viral video demonstrating the full body energy orgasm, which has attracted more than 3 million views.

To date the school’s YouTube channel has accumulated over 58,000 subscribers, 200 videos on various topics related to Tantra, Yoga and spirituality, and 26 million cumulative views. Liisa, Somananda, and their team of teachers continue to produce informative video content on a regular basis, answering the questions and curiosities of those who wish to explore and/or follow the tantric path.