Maria is a disabled veteran and has been practicing Yoga for three years. Although mostly self taught, she has attended numerous workshops with Dice Iida-Klein, Briohny Smyth, Irene Papas and even completed a Level 1 YogaFit training class in Richmond, VA. Her most noteworthy accomplishment, and what sets her apart from other teachers, is the completion of a 200HR Ashtanga Intensive at the Miami Life Center where she studied under the world renown Kino McGregor, Tim Feldman, Tim Miller and Ma Bhaskarananda.
Maria prides herself on her Ashtanga practice and the physical, mental and spiritual fitness she has gained since beginning. She started her Yoga practice to remedy her ailments caused by 9 ½ years of military service, including two deployments to Afghanistan.
Maria taught at Studio D Yoga while stationed in Virginia and also shared the gift of yoga with Air Force instructors at Fort Lee, VA. Maria has a wonderful rapport with her students, especially children, and her ability to connect with her students is superior. She has excellent communication skills, is very reliable and conducts her classes in a beautiful manner. She has added beautiful music and a singing bowl to her classes to enhance the spiritual healing of the practice. Maria is a very welcome and wonderful addition to the world of Yoga Instructors