Maria’s approach to yoga is primarily informed by her studies of human movement science & biomechanics as well as her long time yoga studies in Anusara and Iyengar Yoga. She specialises in helping people understand their bodies better and move more intelligently. It is her hope that through this work, students gain better self-knowledge and more joy in embodied expression. Through her unique teaching-style she hopes to make the benefits of yoga accessible to people of all abilities and backgrounds.
In Maria’s classes/courses/workshops you will be guided through a safe, intelligent and yet challenging practice. She has a very clear and precise way of instructing while maintaining a light-hearted, fun atmosphere. Her teaching method is orderly to allow for progressive and continuous learning, while leaving room for playfulness and spontaneity.
“I truly believe that every human being yearns to know themselves fully. Yoga offers us a platform to do exactly that. In the movement practices we use the body as a doorway to understanding and experiencing oneself more deeply. It begins with the outermost layers: bones, muscles etc. From this starting point we can get to know more subtle aspects of who we are. Yoga invites us to journey deeper and deeper into the Self, leaving no part of ourselves undiscovered. It is this ever-deepening experience of oneself that brings with it a more liberated experience of not only oneself but of life itself.”
Maria is an advocate for prop usage. Props such as blocks, belts, weights, therabands, chairs etc may be used for a variety of reasons. Props can make things accessible that otherwise wouldn’t be accessible, they can furthermore be a learning to tool to improve proprioception, at other times they can add challenge.