Breath Initiated Movement for Anxiety and Stress
Based on the Inner Axis System created by International speaker, Master yoga teacher and writer Max Strom, this is an approach to breath and movement geared towards the health of the nervous system. Conscious breathing is known to improve the oxygenation of the blood and brain, mental clarity, lung capacity and strength, focus and concentration, coordination, physical stamina, balance, sleep and digestion among other health benefits. During these personal sessions you will learn techniques of breathing, movement & living philosophy that will remove current blockages from excess stress, anxiety, low energy and other misalignments of our modern lifestyle.
Connecting Mindfulness and Yoga Discipline as Lifestyle Choices
Health goes beyond weigh or physical fitness. Health is a all encompassing word that includes your mental emotional and spiritual wellbeing. The key to this is having mindful practices that ground your new lifestyle. For this reason, I incorporate yoga into my approach as I believe it to be an incredible complement and a catalyzing agent of change and health. My accreditations include a Yoga Alliance RYT 200, Kirpalu Yoga Teacher Certification and Max Strom’s Inner Axis (Yoga & breath for stress relief and health)
My Yoga classes value both ancient teachings and the inner wisdom of each practitioner. I use Physical postures, breathing techniques, deep relaxation and meditation to cultivate in my students the many benefits of this tradition in a practical way . I use a non dogmatic, universal platform so you can experience a completely safe, invigorating and welcoming practice. Practicing yoga as a breath and movement discipline will help you become strong and flexible both on the mat and the real world. My focus is on smart yoga, that is corrective and alignment focused yoga that can improve injuries and that can be adjusted many types of bodies.I call this approach Extreme self care. The combination of a regular movement, breathing practice, diet and lifestyle will propel you to a complete health makeover!
Private Inner Axis & Yoga
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My mindfulness sessions are based on the awareness of breath, controlled movement and focused concentration. The combination of these are the key to a calm, present and stress resilient mind. I focus on individuals struggling with stress, anxiety, sleeplessness and a exhausted nervous system
Why take private classes? The benefits of practicing privately with a professional teacher are exponential to those acquired in a class environment. You will receive personal attention to improve strength, alignment and calm focus to a greater degree and you will be guided in ways that are tailored to your body & mind.
I work with the newbie, the athlete or the hyper-flexible. My aim is to help you find health thought yoga in a challenging yet therapeutic way. I focus on the wellness and rejuvenating aspects of yoga honoring its roots and embracing the science behind its benefits.
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Monthly Breathing & healing: I hold small “semi-private” classes once a month geared towards safe alignment, deepening of the practice and learning strong fundamentals. In this small classes you’ll receive individual attention. Meditation and conscious breathing are part of the teachings. Come and experience the way yoga was traditionally taught: teacher to student. Beginners are welcome. Please contact me to join this group firstname.lastname@example.org
“I want to continue to learn and practice the breath work and my goal is to have breathing incorporated into my life just like working out. I definitely know I have more work to do to get there and there is no doubt that the past 2 months has given me a serious boost in the right direction. I absolutely love the peaceful, calm experience of the breathing practice and know that it is helping me a lot with my anxiety and stress and overall health. It is somewhere for me to go when I feel overwhelmed or unwell in any way and grounds me and brings me back to myself, to feeling like me and who I really am”. Michelle
“I have worked with Maria for the past few months now and I am blown away by her genuine interest in teaching me yoga and her interest in my well being as a whole . She is an outstanding professional and a very eager and positive mentor by taking her time to ensure that the right tools are being provided. She is very patient and understanding and always has your best interest at heart . I highly recommend her to anyone as she is truly a special and beautiful person inside and out !!!”. Maria
“Practicing breathing, yoga and meditation with Maria has impacted my life in such a positive way…I have learned to deal with acute stress and anxiety by using what I have learned and Maria’s words…it has helped get me through everything from dentist appointments, crowded theme parks, restless sleep and so much more-words cannot express my heartfelt gratitude” . Kim
“Maria is an amazing yoga instructor. She helped me to get through a very difficult time in my life. Her genuine nature makes you feel incredibly comfortable. I will be forever grateful to her for guidance” Giselle
“María is amazing, I love her classes so much, she is very patient and puts so much love into teaching. The best part is, when you practice with her, you know for sure you are not going to get injured by doing a crooked posture. She is all about alignment and building a yoga practice for life. She’s one of The few who has not forgotten about the spiritual component of Yoga, I’m so grateful to be her student! I’ve learned so so much from her”. Patricia