Maria helps individuals and couples cultivate emotional intelligence by teaching the practice of harmonious living. By combining movement, meditation, art-making and nutrition, she shares the secrets of energy medicine.

Maria received a BFA in Interdisciplinary Studio Art from Appalachian State University, and she is a 500-hour Registered Yoga Teacher with training in Tantra Hatha Yoga. Since 2011, she has taught in studios, museums, universities, and community centers across the country, and she has published writing and exhibited artwork nationally.

Her work is inspired by somatic psychology, bioenergetics and social dynamics, exploring the intersection of creativity, healing and sexuality. As the curator of GROOVE STUDIO, Maria hosts an online community platform and public gatherings to facilitate rich conversations and an ever-growing deeper understanding of the universe.

Currently, Maria makes her home in Midtown Atlanta, Georgia with her dearest friend, John.

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“Maria’s methodology is a true representation of her passions & her gifts. In our work together I was able to cultivate a stronger connection between my mind & my body, and unearth a powerful vision for myself as a creator. As a result, I am infinitely more grounded, not just in my personal practice, but on my journey to self actualization.”

 

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