María embraces her yogic lifestyle every day with an open and positive state of mind. She embarked onto the path of Yoga practice over 18 years while searching for alternatives for herself. As a person originating from a tropical country, she fell in love with the hot rooms and the various yoga styles such as Hot Flow yoga, Power yoga and Bikram Yoga. She fell in love as well with Kundalini yoga and yin yoga. Throughout her journey she has arrived at the realization that each and every style of yoga ultimately leads us to a deep connection with our true self in order to live a harmonious, balanced and nourished life.
María has also been a passionate Latin dancer which is a part of her cultural background. This led her to get involved in the world of dance fitness and its use of multicultural rhythms and styles, all of which she blends seamlessly into her Yoga dance classes.
María's teaching approach integrates her experience and knowledge from the vast spectrum of alternatives to use the full potential of positive thinking, asanas, visualization, mindful awareness, breathing techniques, sound healing, guided relaxation, quantum healing, chanting, meditation and more, all in order to help and support her students and clients in the accomplishments of their individual goals and achievement of personal well-being.
She voluntarily taught yoga and meditation to language students for 7 years where she daily works and she has been for the last 2 years a Seva teacher in the Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training program Level 1 with the Pranashanti lead teachers team.
María is a certified KRI Level 1(Kundalini Research Institute), 220 Hrs Hatha Yoga, Radiant Child Yoga (KRI), Restorative Yoga, Yin Yoga, Sound Healing Level I, Quantum Healing Level 1,2 & 3, Thai Body Yoga Massage, on going training in KRI Level 2 certification (Conscious Communication,Mind & Meditation, Authentic Relationships), Zen course level 1 & 2.
She has attended many workshops and courses, such as The Neuro-Muscular Physiology of Stretching, Seven windows of the Soul, Yogic Science to Break Habits and Addictive Behaviors, to name a few, all with well-known international trainers like Dharma Mittra, Anodea Judith, Ana Forrest, Blake Martin, Maria Garre, Jaime Farfan, Amrita Choudhury (nritya Yoga-Yoga of Dance), Sudha Carolyn Lundeen, Devinder Kaur (Gong Sound & KRI Level 1 & 2), Satya Brat, Gurucharan Singh Khalsa (KRI Level 3), Susanne Powell, and others.
She continues to expand her knowledge with a great deal of self study and by exploring different types of physical, emotional and spiritual expressions in her continuing education each year.