Ancient Wisdom for Our Times with Maria Garre
May 26-28, 2017

Welcoming Maria Garre back to PranaShanti for a weekend filled of practical wisdom to help us all navigate the times!

Enjoy a full weekend of seminars where you will learn how to apply ancient yogic wisdom for daily life, including philosophy, ayurveda, and Vinyasa Flow – all to support our physical, emotional and mental health and well being. This is a weekend that is embodying and nourishing on all levels!

Weekend Outline

PS_Maria-Garre-poster_0217_finalAncient Wisdom to Guide the Rhythm of Life

Friday, May 26, 7 pm to 9 pm

From the Vedas to modern day authors, the heart of the message remains the same. Presented, spoken, and written through thousands of mediums, the core of Vedic knowledge prevails as a guide to light, truth, and inner peace. As a community we will illuminate the mind to awaken the heart.

Fire + Earth Vinyasa: Finding Peace in the Fire

Saturday, May 27, 10 am to 12:30 pm

Activating our outer or inner fire is a delicate art; we must not burn ourselves. Yoga offers a mirror to daily living. Enjoy an invigorating and awakening Prana Vinyasa Flow class to ignite the fire of inner peace. Through creative sequencing, uplifting music, and readings, you will awaken your peaceful warrior.

Ayurveda for Mental Well-Being: Doshas and the Mind

Saturday, May 27, 2:30 pm to 5 pm

Ayurveda, Yoga’s sister science, is a Vedic healing science that offers a psychological model by which to understand the movements of our mind. Ayurveda integrates the wisdom of the elements through the tri-gunas of the mind: Satva, Rajas, and Tamas. These offer not just a way to understand how we think but also how our mind, body, and spirit are a tripod for complete mental wellness. This class will support your path to understand the mind through the lenses of the ancient science of Ayurveda.

Devotion in Motion: Vinyasa as a Living Altar

Sunday, May 28, 10 am to 12:30 pm

Come to Maria’s spiritual Sunday flow, a truly uplifting and soulful experience! To remember the sacred within is an act of returning to wholeness. Explore the joy of moving, chanting, and offering every breath as a source of inner devotion. Uplift every cell and connect to your life: a living altar of the divine.

Managing Stress & Anxiety through Yoga & Ayurveda

Sunday, May 28, 2:30 pm to 5 pm

Stress and anxiety are an unavoidable aspect of daily life. Do you know when these emotions start to become your demons? Join Maria for an illuminating and refreshing conversation regarding simple and practical techniques to support your mental health and well-being. Understand the mechanisms and pathways of stress on the mind and body; learn how to counteract and release them. Understand how Yoga and Ayurveda can support your whole being: mind, body, soul.

About Maria

Maria Garre HeadShotMaria Garre was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina and grew up in Frederick, MD, where she completed her undergraduate studies at Hood College in Biology and Eastern Philosophy. After college, Maria continued her education at Hood by completing the graduate program in Biomedical Sciences in addition to working as a personal trainer and group fitness instructor with ACE and AFAA certification.

Her passion for fitness led her to purchase the Frederick Fitness Center which she owned and managed for five years. During this time she was introduced to both Yoga and Pilates and began a formal teacher-training program with Janine Galati in both disciplines at Alternative Health and Fitness in Philadelphia. She studied full time for two years in Yoga and Pilates and then pursued a Masters Degree in Education at Chestnut Hill College in Philadelphia.

Maria has been studying with Shiva Rea since 2000 which led her to coordinate Shiva’s International Yoga Teacher Training Program and served as the Prana Flow Affiliate Certification Coordinator for five years. She has been involved in health, Yoga and Pilates instruction for over 15 years. In addition to offering teacher training, workshops and retreats world-wide, Maria has completed programs at both the Kripalu School of Ayurveda and the world-renowned Ayurvedic Institute with Dr. Vasant Lad. She has written several articles for local and international publications, including Yoga Journal, Simple Living and Ayurveda Today and has been a featured presenter at Vancouver and Toronto Yoga Conferences.

Maria is dedicated to a life-long study, practice and teaching of both Yoga and Ayurveda. Celebrating over 20 years of study in Medical and Biological Sciences, Philosophy, Ayurveda and Yoga, Maria’s teachings offer a grounded yet transformative approach to living, being, and embodying Yoga. Blending the knowledge she has gathered from her studies with her yearly trips to India, she leads dynamic, liberating classes and trainings that embody the alchemy of all these disciplines and teachings.

She founded the New Mexico School of Yoga where she leads 200-Hour and 300-Hour Yoga Programs specializing in Hatha Yoga, Ayurvedic Yoga and Vinyasa Yoga. Maria also serves as teaching staff for Samudra School of Living Yoga Prana Flow certification programs worldwide.

Maria is a member of Yoga Alliance (YA), National Ayurvedic Medical Association (NAMA), and the International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT), and Serves on the NAMA Standards Committee for Ayurvedic Yoga Therapy Accreditation.


$90.00 per person per workshop.

$325.00 per person for the weekend until April 15, 2017, then $395.00 per person thereafter.

The weekend is open to students and teachers of all levels and areas of study and practice.  For 200 hour certified Yoga Teachers the credits for this intensive can be applied towards a 500 hour certification and is eligible for CEUs with Yoga Alliance.