I am Maria, I would like to introduce myself and tell you how I became a Yoga teacher.
Yoga has been a major part of my life since I started university in Cologne – during stressful periods of study I found yoga, and since then I’ve never looked back. I started my practice with Hatha Yoga and was overwhelmed by the intense impact of this ancient tradition. After some world travel subsequent to my time at the university I lived in Australia for a few years. I discovered more forms of Yoga such as Hot Yoga and Vinyasa Yoga there.
Back in Germany I kept practicing mixed styles and after working some years in corporate business it was time for a career change and I returned to Australia for a month of traveling to find my life’s purpose. I spend my days in beautiful Byron Bay practicing yoga daily and falling in love with Yin Yoga (A more passive form, focused on softness and intense stretches). I realized Yoga had been the real constant in my life and always made me feel amazing. I felt inspired and ready to embark on a new journey. One which would allow me to pass on my passion to others and hopefully inspire more people to make positive changes in their lives.
I flew to India, and traveled to Rishikesh, which is known as the home of yoga, to do a teacher training program which didn’t just teach me the different asanas, the correct alignment of the poses and pranayama, but also lots of the ancient Indian tradition and the philosophy of yoga. It was the perfect base to start my journey as a yoga teacher. I later on did a Yin Yoga teacher training in Cologne. So I could combine Vinyasa Yoga and Yin Yoga to Yin Yang classes and also offer pure Yin Yoga classes. Additionally I trained in Prenatal Yoga as well.
Fortunately life has brought me to the beautiful Balearic Island Mallorca, where I am teaching Yin Yoga, Yin & Yang Yoga, Hatha Yoga and Prenatal Yoga classes in it’s capital Palma de Mallorca with a lot of passion and devotion. I would be very honored to may see you in one of my open classes or private sessions in Mallorca.