A teacher at heart, Maria has taught a variety of fitness classes and is passionate about instructing Yoga and Pilates. She worked at the World Bank in D.C. as a Certified Ergonomics Specialist, where she has also been teaching exercise classes for 30 years. She is a certified AFAA instructor and has various discipline certifications in Yoga, Spinning, Zumba and Body Sculpting. In addition, Maria completed Max Strom’s Inner Axis method, 200-hour teacher training, on April 2015. Method which consists of breathing modalities accompanied by yoga poses and meditation. She is devoted to helping students with different fitness levels reach their ideal wellness goals and is dedicated to improving the health of older adults. Maria is currently attending George Mason University working towards a degree in Psychology.