Maria Kirsten

Lennox Head NSW
Average: 5.0 of 5 stars

1 Review

Maria Kirsten, MA, E-RYT500, and senior yoga teacher, has been teaching beginner's yoga in Lennox Head, NSW, since 2000. A certified Yogalates teacher, Maria is trusted by local physiotherapists, chiropractors and massage therapists as an experienced teacher to whom they can safely refer their clients. Maria teaches regular Beginner's Yoga classes at the Lennox Head Surf Club, works privately as a Yoga Therapist, and is currently studying Occupational Therapy through Southern Cross University.

Maria is committed to making yoga safe and accessible for everyone, especially people who thought they could never do yoga. Classes with Maria are anatomically and functionally based, very visual and fun. Students leave class feeling they understand their bodies, and feeling empowered to safely build strength and flexibility while cultivating their capacity to self regulate and relax.

As a lecturer in yoga asana, anatomy and therapy on several Yoga Teacher Training courses, Maria's mission in life is to prepare new teachers to teach safe classes that support the individuality and radiance of every student. Maria teaches teachers how to make the powerful poses and practices of yoga safe, simple and accessible to all. In response to the need for further anatomical and therapeutic training, she has collaborated with Sydney based teacher Judy Krupp to create an Extended Learning and Yoga Therapy course for new teachers. She also teaches anatomy based workshops in the Byron Bay area, and Yoga Therapy and Yoga for Seniors in Japan.


Average: 5.0 of 5 stars

1 Review

Write a Review
Demonstrates More
Explains More
Very Friendly
More Hands off
Frequent Adjustments
New Teacher
Very Experienced
On the Wild Side
Safety Oriented
Body Focused
Very Spiritual


Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
I highly recommend Maria - safe yoga for every body

Attending classes with Maria over the past 2+ years has completely revolutionised my yoga practice. I found Maria at the perfect time - when I was beginning to realise that being very flexible and hypermobile was no longer serving me, and making me more susceptible to injury in yoga, and in life. Maria has helped me to gain an awareness and integrity in my yoga practice that I had never felt before.


Her expert cues and explanations allow me to feel subtle movements that can totally change my experience in a posture, and her classes have enabled me to find a functional balance between flexibility and strength. Maria has a wealth of experience and knowledge, I always feel safe and cared for in her classes, and have truly felt the immense physical (and emotional) benefits of practicing with her. Maria's classes are perfect for beginners, yet as a yoga practitioner of 10+ years I have also learnt and gained so much from Maria's style of teaching. Maria does not use a 'one-size-fits-all' approach - there are always options available to suit each individual body on each individual day. I can't recommend Maria's highly enough - particularly if you are looking for a holistic, safe yoga practice that will nurture your body, soothe your nervous system, and provide the tools for pain-free movement and freedom in your body for years and years to come.