Maria Yakkey, E-RYT: Maria is an Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher and founder of Satya Yoga Shala and Satya Yoga Shala 200 Hour Teacher Training Program, a Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga School. She has been practicing yoga for 17 years. She received her 200 hour certification from Into This World Yoga. Maria has also acquired additional training with YogaKids© all four phases of certification, Yoga for the Special Child©, Om Yoga Breast Cancer Survivor©, Prenatal Yoga, and Restorative Yoga. Although Maria has had the opportunity to study with many teachers, she credits her former teacher Jean Aronoff with guiding her on her yogic path. Currently, Maria is continuing her studies and is enrolled in a 500 Hour Teacher Training Program.
During Maria's recent trip to India in 2012, she had the privilege and honor of meeting Sri BKS Iyengar, a living yoga master, which renewed her dedication to bringing students the most up-to-date information available for a safe yoga practice. In addition to being a yoga teacher, Maria believes in holistic healing methods and is a Reiki Master Teacher, an IET Practitioner, and a Thai Yoga Therapist. Additionally, Maria has great interest in the healing properties of essential oils.
Maria believes that yoga is for everybody regardless of age or ability and with the use of props, yoga can be accessible to all. Maria shares her love of yoga with students of all ages.