E-RYT 500, YACEP (Continuing Education Provider)
200hrs Ashtanga Vinyasa YTT Rishikesh India, 300hrs advanced Vinyasa YTT Costa Rica, 70hrs Yin Yoga YTT Cologne Germany, 50hrs Yoga for Women YTT Bali (online), 40hrs Prenatal Yoga YTT Mallorca
I am Maria, I am the founder and main Yoga teacher at Yoga MariSol Mallorca. I would like to introduce myself and tell you how I became a Yoga teacher on this beautiful island.
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 some traveling and 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 and also my own personal yoga journey since I discovered that the physical asana practice are only a small part of Yoga and that it’s an overall way of living.
Soon after my training in India I did an additional Yin Yoga teacher training in Cologne and founded Yoga MariSol Mallorca. That was in 2017. I’ve been teaching with passion ever since and continuously evolve as a teacher through my students and further Trainings. Additional trainings I completed are an advanced Yoga Teacher training in Costa Rica which allowed me to deepen my knowledge and gain new perspectives, a prenatal Yoga training in Mallorca, which inspired me to start prenatal Yoga circles & Yoga for Women with Bex Tyrer from Bali, which i personal see as my greatest inspiration when it comes to creating a safe space especially but not only for Women.
Fortunately life has brought me to the beautiful Balearic Island Mallorca, where I am teaching Yin Yoga, Yin Yang Yoga, Vinyasa Yoga and Prenatal Yoga classes with a lot of passion and devotion. I would be very honored to may see you in one of my group Yoga classes or private Yoga sessions in Mallorca.
I am also very happy to introduce you to Sophie, who is part of the Yoga MariSol Mallorca team since 2019 and helps me covering the high demand of private classes as well covering group yoga classes.
Native English Speaking 2oo-hour Qualified Yoga Teacher, specializing in Vinyasa Flow & Dynamic Hatha Yoga styles
I stumbled across yoga at a gym whilst working in the corporate world in central London in 2011. Instantly I knew it would be an anchor for me throughout my life and something that I wanted to share with others.
I was amazed by how a seemingly physical practice could have such a positive impact on my mind and outlook. The difference between me entering, and leaving a class was like the day and the night.
Within a year I began studying at a traditional Dynamic Hatha Yoga school in London, which also lead me on three profound retreats in Sri Lanka. I remained a student with this school for 4 years before having my daughter and relocating to the beautiful island of Mallorca, where I qualified in Vinyasa Flow Yoga.
I have passionately taught yoga here since 2019 and my aim for each class is to have my students step off their mats feeling energised, balanced and with a greater sense of connection to themselves, others and to their environment.
I teach a blend of Vinyasa and Dynamic Hatha with a good helping of breath work, mantra, mudra and meditation.
It is the mix of these practices that I believe has a profound effect on the mind, body and spirit.
We hope to see you on the mat.