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Maria Villela
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Training Certification

Downward Dog Teacher Training Certificate (Toronto, ON), Training with Sharth Ragaswami at Ashtanga Yoga Research Institute (Mysore, India), Training at Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandiram (Chennai, India), Multiple Teacher Training Workshops with Chuck Miller and Maty Ezraty

Why I Practice

Yoga enables me to build the strength and focus I need to stay true to who I am in all aspects of life. It provides me with the ability to stay balanced, no matter how hectic the day. And, of course, there is the yoga community, which brings people of varied perspectives, backgrounds, and beliefs together in such a positive way.

Why I Teach

Bearing witness to how the process of yoga unfolds in each student’s practice is such a blessing. To help people transcend their perceived limitations, observe as they become empowered, share in their joy and support them in their difficulties is the most fulfilling work I know.

Inspirations

My yoga teachers Ron Reid, Chuck Miller, and Maty Ezraty, Chinese Medicine, My courageous and beautiful students, Yoga and other traditional healing modalities