María lives and embraces her yogic life every single day with an open and positive state of mind. She embarked onto the path of Yoga practice over ten years ago now while searching for a medical alternative for her physical health issues. As a person from a tropical country, Colombia, she fell in love with hot rooms and the various yoga styles, going from a Bikram yoga practice to Kundalini yoga, experiencing Yang and Yin energies, “Ha-tha” power and Bhakthi love. 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 so that we live a harmonious, balanced life.
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 exercises, sound healing, guided relaxation, and more, in order to help and support her students to accomplish their individual goals and achieve personal well being.
María has also been a passionate Latin dancer which is a part of her cultural background. This has lead her to embrace and to get involved in the world of Zumba fitness and its use of multicultural rhythms and styles, all of which she blends seamlessly into her Yoga dance classes.
María is a certified Hatha Yoga, Radiant Child Yoga (Kundalini lineage), Restorative Yoga, Zumba B1 & B2 and Zumba Gold teacher. She has attended many workshops and courses, such as Thai Body Yoga Massage, The Neuro-Muscular Physiology of Stretching, Seven windows into the Soul, to name just a few. She has studied with well known international trainers like Dharma Mittra, Anodea Judith, Dave Stringer (kirtan singer), Ana Forrest, Blake Martin, Maria Garre, Jaime Farfan (Zumba), Amrita Choudhury (nritya Yoga-Yoga of Dance), Devinder Kaur (Gong Sound) 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.