BENEFITING: Off The Mat, Into The World
EVENT DATE: Dec 09, 2012
Puma is the founder of Puma Yoga, began teaching yoga in 2004 and became a Certified Yoga teacher through Forrest Yoga in 2006. She is registered through Yoga Alliance as an E-RYT-200 and R-PYT. Maria’s certifications are in Relax and Renew (Restorative Yoga), Prenatal Yoga and Postnatal Yoga. Her teaching background also includes Workshop Assistant to Ana Forrest and Prenatal Workshop Assistant to Janice Clarfield, Urban Yoga.
Puma weaves her enthusiasm, humor, straight forwardness and compassion into a teaching style that encompasses the strength and intensity of Forrest, the flow and creativity of Vinyasa, the alignment of Iyengar and the relaxing, healing benefits of Restorative yoga. Maria’s teachings are rooted in her life experiences and intuition.
Maria has had the pleasure of studying with many master teachers including Judith Hanson Lasater, Rolf Gates, Manju Jois, Angela Farmer & Victor van Kooten, Micheline Berry and many others.
Puma is currently a Doula in Training, and continues her studies with local and national birth educators and teachers. To find out more about Doulas and their role in birth, go to DONA.org