Maria started practicing yoga in early 2000 and since then, she has witnessed the benefits of her practice grow both on and off the mat.
She trained at Tranquil Space where she received her RYT 200 and a year later completed her RYT 500 training. She continued her training with Beloved Yoga in VA, where she received her PRYT-85 (Prenatal Yoga Teacher) designation with Yoga Alliance. She has also trained and completed a Yin Yoga teacher training and completed an additional 45-hour prenatal teacher training with her mentor in Prenatal Yoga, hoping to guide her students through a mindful practice the best she can. She is proud to be a professional Birth Doula even though she currently does not practice as a Doula.
Maria is a Licensed Massage Therapist and owns her own small business in MD. She offers bi-monthly Preparing for Birth workshops for parents-to-be so that she can help parents navigate the discomforts or pregnancy, birth and the postpartum period. She also teaches classes of all levels in DC and MD, using her experience, education as well as her intuition to guide students into proper alignment through a mindful practice while bringing compassion and a nurturing touch to her teaching and assisting. Her focus is in body & mind wellness while centering the breath.