About Maria Louize
Maria Louize inhaled her first deep breath of yoga as an eight year old child encouraged by her Mother who was a yoga teacher. When Maria was fifteen, she traveled solo from Colorado to Mount Madonna Yoga Center in California to experience her first yoga and meditation retreat. That soul journey planted many seeds which continue to blossom into love for learning, traveling, connecting with people, and practicing yoga.
Maria earned a BA degree in Fine Art from Richmond University in London, and was very inspired by living in an international city which provided opportunities to take community classes in Yoga, Meditation, Qi Gong and Reiki. These experiences led Maria to become a Certified Massage Therapist in 1990, with an ongoing journey of continuing education in the healing arts (including Prenatal Massage and Doula certification, master level Reiki, Qi Gong Healing, CranioSacral, Acupressure, Energy Tuning, and Lomi Lomi.
Maria completed a 200 hour Hatha Yoga teacher training in 2010, and has enjoyed additional teacher trainings including Aerial Yoga and Adaptive Yoga. In 2013, she returned to Mount Madonna to experience a Restorative Yoga training with Judith Hanson Lassiter.
Maria’s intention is to offer a nurturing space for people to deeply relax, re-balance, and connect with the wisdom, creativity, and healing energy within and flowing through each of us.