Maria has been practicing yoga since early 2000 and has witnessed the benefits of her practice grow both on and off the mat. She trained in the DC/VA area where she received both RYT 200 and PRYT85 (Prenatal) designations with Yoga Alliance. She also has recently completed her 500hr teacher training designation. She has trained and assisted prenatal classes and workshops with one of the best prenatal instructors in the area and has also completed her Professional Doula Certification. She has recently completed her degree in Therapeutic Massage as a Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT). She brings compassion, a nurturing touch and attention to proper alignment in her teaching and assisting, while her classes are accompanied by music from her world travels.