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Yoga Instruction, Yoga Teacher Training, International Yoga Retreats, and Inspiration from Maria Santoferraro, E-RYT 500

Fall Yoga and Writing Retreat

October 26-28

Stanford House in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park

Hang Ten Meditation

Got ten minutes? Try out Maria’s free guided meditation videos with the sound of the surf to relax you.

Latest Inspiration from The Daily Downward Dog

Redheads, Red Rocks, Goddesses, and an OMazing Yoga Festival

If you think or imagine that the energy in Sedona is amazing, wait until this February when two redheads and an amazing yogini Goddess, and an incredible Yoga Festival descend upon the Red Rocks! Women of Wisdom Red Rocks Vortex Yoga Retreat - Feb 5-8, 2018 I'm super...

2017 Yoga Gift Guide

I'm a big believer that we should share and give gifts every day! The gifts of our kindness, love, and compassion. These are the gifts that keep on giving and that need to be given to ourselves first and then to others. But just in case you are hankering...

Blessed Friday

It is the day before Thanksgiving and I’m sifting through my mail and my email box and can’t help but laugh at all the pre-pre-pre-Black Friday sales. I’ve always disliked the term “Black Friday” – it sounds so bleak, and really, how could any FriYAY be black? I...

‘Cause I Gotta Have Faith

I’m a fan of Soul Coaching Oracle Cards: What Your Soul Wants You to Know" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Oracle card decks that are used to provide guidance and inspiration. I have quite a few of these decks with words of wisdom from nature, Goddesses, Angels, and...

The Magic of Three Breaths

Are you as excited as I am that summer is here? This new season should bring pleasurable thoughts about spending more time outside, lazy summer days at the beach, enjoying fresh food from the garden, and relaxing with friends. But last week instead of being full of...

Bali Life and Yoga Lessons – Part 1

Om Swastiastu my yogi friends! That is the way I was greeted in Bali, and it is a beautiful way to say hello and peace and greetings from God! In Bali, Om is the most important sound, and an Om starts every mantra, prayer, and ceremony, and it represents Brahma the...

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