East Meets West Yoga Center

Rita Maximilian-Atassi

Rita is a Yoga Alliance registered, 500HR YogaWorks certified teacher with great enthusiasm for sharing her love of yoga with her students, friends and family. Rita was introduced to yoga over fifteen years ago and practicing and teaching became her passion. Rita and her husband owned Quiet Mind Yoga studio in DC for four years where Rita taught and managed the studio including an expansion so more workshops and yoga trainings could be offered. Her teaching style follows the principles of incorporating alignment together with flow and attention to breath. She believes that every yoga path is unique and she strives to help her students to find their own yogic journey.

Originally from Hungary, she moved to the US to complete her graduate studies. In her previous professional life Rita worked in the fields of business development and education policy research… and then yoga changed her life and career path. While professional change is not always easy to undertake, her passion for yoga and sharing yoga with others compelled her to start her teaching practice. As T. K. V. Desikachar says: “Yoga serves the individual, and does so through inviting transformation rather than by giving information.” Rita believes that if you open yourself up to the Universe, have faith in yourself and work full heartedly toward your goals, transformation happens and happiness awaits.