“We all have this shining light. Yoga should bring you to a place that reveals who you truly are”
Based on her life-changing yoga journey, Maria believes it is never too late to start yoga. Her passion is to help people to get to know their bodies, not just physically, but also emotionally and spiritually. Her classes are a mixture of a strong and deep practice, often using slow movement with the breath to enable students to move with ease at their own pace.
“Dynamic movements with rest and static pauses enables the prana, our life force, to build and circulate. In the restful moments we can look inwards deeply, to taste and feel the real essence of yoga. There is grace and beauty in stillness yet we live in a world where many of us do not rest the senses and our minds are troubled, bringing much anxiety. Yoga has the technology to help us release a little. It is an ‘experience’ that can change you in all levels of your life”.
Maria completed her 500 hour Teacher Training Course at Yogshakti, and is now a Registered Continuing Education Provider with the International Yoga Alliance. She also has qualifications in Yin yoga with meridian theory and in 2017 became a Registered Kundalini Yoga Teacher. Here she gained a deeper perspective into the power of Mantra and Meditation.
Maintaining a holistic approach to one’s lifestyle is something Maria highly regards. Having a life long interest in yoga, alternative medicine, homeopathy and nutrition, she also has a background in science, anatomy and counselling from many years in her nursing career. She has taught the Anatomy and Physiology module on Yogshakti’s 200 hour Teacher Training Courses in KL and others in Asia, where she has written two guide books.
“At this point in life I feel I have consolidated all my life skills and come full circle. Yoga continues to help guide and ground me and I remain ever grateful to my teachers for lighting that path: in particular Shilpa Ghatalia, Sebastian and Muriel Pucelle, Lesley Kaminoff and the Kundalini KRI Institute”. Maria is registered with Yoga Alliance.