Testimonials

January 12, 2012

“Yoga at the Beach in Vermilion and Huron with Maria Santoferraro, is the best thing that ever happened to me!!
You are, by far, THE BEST yoga instructor that I have ever had; I miss your gentle, soothing, almost hypnotic (that is a compliment) voice and your kind and encouraging words. I made a folder in my computer with many of your words and phrases that you have mentioned (that I can remember) during your yoga classes this summer. I refer to them often whenever I feel stressed about something going on in my life. Some of your yoga terms and phrases I have memorized so when I am driving or whenever I think about it and feel the need throughout the day, I just go over and over them in my mind.
Your positive disposition and uplifting words are a great way to help me cope with the little stresses in my life and to help relieve those feelings of anxiety that we all have to deal with. Thank you very much!!  -Margie Mutnansky

“In addition to Maria’s uberrelaxing beach classes, I have had a couple private sessions as part of my rehab for a back issue. Maria tailored the sessions to my needs while being very mindful of my limitations. The poses she selected for my practices were quite gentle, and she provided modifications when the need arose. I was surprised when each hour was over because the time flew by. I didn’t feel like I had worked out yet felt renewed and six inches taller for days afterward! An added gift was receiving detailed write-ups of my sessions so I can do them on my own. Maria’s gentle nature and infectious spirit always have me looking forward to our next meeting.” -Paige Sanders

“I just wanted to tell you how much I treasured your Weekend Yoga Retreat at Firefly Beach. I left there feeling so light and invigorated. I wish I could duplicate right now that lightness. Thanks for all that you do. Please know you make a difference in everyone’s life that meets you.”  -Kathleen Merk

 

“I absolutely LOVE, LOVE, LOVED the yoga class this morning!   You are a great instructor, kind and patient, especially with the newbees!  I have taken yoga before but it was about 2 years ago and it is amazing what we forget.  Thanks again for starting my day in such an amazing, positive way. NAMASTE!”  -Alice Young

 

“I’ve continued my yoga…I’m becoming more flexible and feel lighter and more in touch with my body.  I’m so thankful to you for getting me started on this journey.  I’m so looking forward to summer 2012 for a chance to practice with my very first and very special yogini!!  Thanks again for your great positive attitude and making our classes so much fun.” - Mary Lou Karahuta

 

“Maria Santoferraro was a DYNAMITE Girls With Sole Coach, as she brought laughter, fun and first-time yoga to our girls today! Thank you for bringing comfort and confidence to our girls on their mats! They had no idea what “sits bones” were….but they do now…NAMASTE and deep appreciation goes out to you! :) You are awesome!” – Liz Ferro, Founder, Executive Director of Girls With Sole

“Yoga can sometimes be very serious. But Maria’s classes are always fun. She laughs easily and tries to keep us all relaxed and smiling while getting all the benefits of our practice. The best part of her class is at the very end when she gives any student who wants one, a little neck and head massage while we are in shavasana. I find that I relax even deeper after her massage and I feel so totally balanced in mind and body that sometimes it feels like I’m floating. It’s a great feeling and it’s one reason I keep coming back to her classes.” - Dawn McNerney

 

“Maria: Thank you for A lovely moment in an overwhelming day…I’m on my way to buzz…thank you for the reminder that I have a choice when it comes to much of my daily stress. I can painfully endure and affect my health and well being or I can learn new strategies to put stress in it’s rightful place.
You are a blessing am I look forward to a yoga session on the beach with you!
Buzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz”  - Esther Lutes
(The buzz Esther is referring to is from Bhramari Breathing)

 

“I just wanted to thank you again for the FABULOUS beach yoga class.  We had a great time and I loved the format that you chose for us. Thanks again for getting our vacation off to a great start!” -Donna Yantz

 

“Thank you so much for doing this…I enjoyed both the morning and the sunset yoga. You are such an inspiration…you were very calming and had so much to bring to each class…I still think about Santosha at times to get me through stressful situations and calm myself…” – Katie Kovach

 

If you would like to leave a testimonial about your experience at one of Maria’s yoga classes,or how the practice of yoga has benefited you personally,  please leave a comment below!

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robin kurowski August 24, 2012 at 6:44 PM

Even though I was only able to make it to one of your beach classes because of a crazy hectic summer, I enjoyed it very much and am excited about the opening in Vermilion! Please keep us informed.

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Rosanne, Maureen, Deb, and Kathy August 25, 2012 at 12:19 AM

Maria,
Thank you so much for the beach yoga class we participated in on Linwood Beach this past Tuesday, August 21. We were vacationing at the park, and saw the sign near the entrance so we decided to give it a try. The night was beautiful, the sunset was breathtaking. Your style is so relaxing. We loved it! It was a great addition to our week.
Thank you so much!

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