With over 7 years teaching experience, Maria strives to provide a safe and playful environment in her classes, allowing people to explore the practice with compassion and non-judgment. Infused with positive energy, full engagement with every student, and a dedication to the practice itself, Maria’s classes are challenging, always filled with valuable instruction and insight. She integrates ancient wisdom, modern life, and a lot of humor into every class, and holds space for everyone, with no exception. She continues to study and learn as often as she can, and is grateful for all her teachers, especially Jules Febre. Maria is also a health coach, helping people design a lifestyle for ideal health and wellbeing. Drawing from her own personal and professional experiences across careers and countries, she is always inspired to serve and be of benefit to everyone she encounters. She has a Masters degree from Columbia University and lives in Beirut with her two cats and dog.