Maria stumbled upon yoga when she accidently mistook it for a Pilates class. She was immediately interested in the connection between breath and movement and its ability to stimulate the mind, body, and spirit. Years later, after studying many forms of yoga, she felt that the physically challenged are underserved in the yoga community. She witnessed how her mother’s multiple sclerosis and father’s battle with cancer left them with very limited flexibility and strength. This inspired her to teach an adaptive yoga class that is accessible to people with mobility restrictions. She is committed to the concept that yoga gives people the tools to heal themselves emotionally and physically. Maria teaches yoga in the South Bay Area – San Jose and Los Gatos.