Maria has been practising yoga for the last 10+ years but it was in 2013, during her travels to Southeast Asia, that she fell in love with yoga.
She discovered that yoga had much more to offer than she initially realised. Yoga helped her find the balance in life that she was seeking and became a lifestyle rather than just a physical practice.
Since then, she has continued to learn all aspects of yoga. She still considers herself a 'student', always keeping an open and curious mind, learning and being inspired by others.
Maria completed her Vinyasa – Yoga Teacher Training (registered with Yoga Alliance) at Power of Now Oasis, in Bali. She has since, completed trainings and workshops in Yin Yoga, Restorative Yoga, FlyHigh Yoga and Acroyoga. Her journey didn’t stop there, as she took a 100hr training in “Thai Yoga Massage” at Sunshine Massage School in Chiang Mai, Thailand. And during her journey into motherhood, she fell in love with prenatal yoga & yoga for children.
One of her main goals is to share the benefits of yoga and bring more mindfulness and awareness into people's lives, to live and enjoy every moment in the present; and to connect with their true selves.
Maria creates a space where everyone feels welcome and cared for, with her welcoming smile and soothing voice. Her teaching style is focused, but not restricted to a more gentle approach to Vinyasa Yoga.
Maria also teaches slow and deep Yin and Restorative Yoga including Pranayama breathing exercises, to centre and balance her students. She loves the Ying and Yang aspect of yoga, the needed balance of life.
In addition to teaching FlyHigh and Acroyoga, she enjoys the sense of community it creates. She enjoys the playfulness and camaraderie of its practice. Who knew that trust and fear-facing exercises could be that fun?
Maria is originally from Denmark, but she has lived in Bali for the past ten years. This magical island has become her home away from home, where she now lives with her husband, son & daughter.
Travelling changed her life and opened many doors. It's that one thing she just adores. Planning the next trip in this big-small world, exploring new places and learning from different cultures. Loving every aspect of it, almost as much as she loves chocolate.
United States & Brazil
200HR Yoga Teacher Training
It forced me dive into myself & is helping me to begin to establish a relationship between my physical body, my mind and my soul.
Some days I thought were “rock bottom” ... but it only made me realize that was part of the journey, the journey of trusting myself of becoming my own “hero” the person who I’ve always been but have never really trusted! All these “things” I see as signs from the universe telling myself to trust ME to believe in ME and to hear ME ... to L O V E me as I am and accept all the little “flaws” that comes with being a human and all.
But I couldn’t have done it without all these beautiful souls, these magical humans who were always there to listen to just “one more story” of why “I’m crying right now” or to give me some ibuprofen when my muscles ached or to pay for a cab ride back to the hotel when I didn’t have any more cash on me and didn’t sweat it cause “it happens to all of us” or that person who believed in me more than I did when I finally landed that “tri-pod headstand” and says “I told you, you could do it!” Or that person who held my hand while I got stitches for the first time & for that I’m so thankful to you all ♥︎ .
if that weren’t enough the universe blessed me with some great teachers. So knowledgeable while being so understanding when we were faced with feeling frustrated. Teachers Who would stay 15 (or more) minutes after a two hour lecture or practice making sure they answered all our questions ... & to our yoga philosophy teachers who knew some subjects were hard & uncomfortable and gave us time to absorve it all and were understanding if we (me) shed a tear and needed a moment to ourselves. Thank you @thepeacefulwarriorsyoga for this journey I couldn’t be more grateful!
Australian living in Dubai
200HR Yoga Teacher Training
To put the last month into words is impossible, to put into feelings is impossible and to put into emotions is even more impossible.
When I signed up for my yoga teaching course I genuinely didn’t expect so learn so much about myself, I didn’t expect to open my heart and open my mind as much and sure as hell didn’t expect to open my tear ducts as much.
I think I’m still trying to process, or even being to process the learnings and new ways of thinking. So from here, the learnings & new practices have only began. From here, I’m nervous for a new future and from here all I can say is fuk yes.
Thank you @thepeacefulwarriorsyoga for this journey. Thank you to the most incredible group of students I got to share this with, and thank you to all my incredible teachers legit you’ve changed my life. 😭 Analu, Sean, Jono, Maria, Bente, Magdalena & Rachel Fearnley.
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200HR Yoga Teacher Training
It’s official, completed my 200 hour yoga teacher training with @thepeacefulwarriorsyoga. Without sounding cliché, this journey was life changing. When we think of yoga we often only think of the physical practice, poses, turning oneself into a pretzel! It’s the western way of thinking, and we forget about the connection to the mind and soul. We forget that yoga is also about the breath, meditation, energy systems and the power of what this connection can bring to our lives. I am full of gratitude! I have found a deeper purpose from this journey and I look forward to what lies ahead to help others live a more healthy, and meaningful life.
To all my teachers Bente, Maria, Sean, Rachel, Analu, Magdalena thank you for inspiring me, I have a light inside that is shining brighter then ever! And to my fellow classmates, thank you for sharing this journey with me, for being vulnerable, and for being courageous! I do not believe we came together by chance, but more so to each learn and grow from one another.
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