“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.”


Maria teaches the practice of harmonious living using alignment-based Yoga, meditation, art-making and nutrition.

Maria began practicing Yoga since 2009 and holds a BFA in Interdisciplinary Studio Art. She is a 500-hour Registered Yoga Teacher with training in Hatha Yoga, Sri Vidya Tantra and Qi Gong.  Inspired by somatic psychology and social dynamics, Maria has taught in community centers and universities across, exploring the intersection of creativity, healing and sexuality. Clinical professionals have compared her methods to the traditional model of Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), but Maria currently uses an approach called Emotional Intelligence Participation, which reverses and expands the CBT model in order to bridge the gap between emotional feelings and physical sensations.

As the curator of GROOVE Studio in Midtown Atlanta, Maria offers private sessions and group classes to cultivate meaningful connections.





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“Maria is such an authentic person with a gift for connecting people back to their truth. We are so incredibly lucky to have her in our community. She is both an amazing artist and inspiring yoga teacher, and she shares her wisdom of Tantra and the depths of her personal practices.”

“Maria and her work is a blessing. She might not know it, but she is actually handing people golden keys to open a wider part of their inner and outer world. And real life things happen as a result of that opening, with awe and adventure!”

“Maria’s helped me connect my body with my mind in a way that I’ve never experienced. Finding a cause for discomfort in the body and giving me visualizations and exercises to help eliminate the discomfort and form new habits to avoid it in the future.”

“Maria’s holistic approach is truly an effective way to change your habits and life. Maria helped me to visualize what I want in a partner and then equipped me with a way to get there, without inserting her opinions (as I’ve experienced in the past). She’s truly a teacher who doesn’t just tell you what you want or what you should want, but she empowers you to reach these conclusions and gives you concrete ways to achieve your goals.”

“Maria is a calm and insightful teacher. The tools she provided continue to help me cultivate a more free and loving version of myself, equally strengthening both my working and romantic relationships.”

“I contacted Maria with hopes that she could help me improve my ability to communicate my emotions to others effectively, a concept that I have struggled with for most of my life. The results were unbelievable, and almost immediate - never have I felt more comfortable and at ease addressing my personal weaknesses. Maria is judgement free, soothing, and confident; most importantly, she genuinely cares about helping others and empowering them to enrich their lives and overcome their unique obstacles, which is reflected in her personal and interactive approach. I really can’t thank her enough!"


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