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

Bring it On 2019 Yoga Retreat!

January 26, 2019

Hines Hill Conference Center 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

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...

Sunrise Life Lessons

During my last two yoga retreats I got the opportunity to teach a few sunrise beach yoga classes. Each class I lead is an opportunity to learn, but I must say the classes on the beach at sunrise were exceptionally good at teaching me the following life lessons. My...

Loving Kindness

Breathe In: May I     Exhale Out: Be Happy Breathe In: May I     Exhale Out: Be Healthy Breathe In: May I     Exhale Out: Be Safe Breathe In: May I     Exhale Out: Live in Peace Ready to change your mood with a tried and true meditation? Find a comfortable seated...

When the Student is Ready…

"When the student is ready, the teacher will appear." I love these words from Buddha, and they have rung true in my life and yoga journey. When I needed yoga to heal my back pain caused by scoliosis, I found my teacher in Mary Pat Murphy. I had been told about yoga...

Retreat to the Beach!

Sing it with me, "I don't want to work, I just want to yoga on the beach all day!" Before summer slips away, it's time to take a well deserved retreat to the beach. If you live in northeast Ohio, Lake Erie has beautiful beaches, and I am blessed to share beach yoga on...

Summer of Love

Woo hoo! Summer has arrived and along with it a host of fun outdoor activities (like beach yoga) and so many things to do that yoga, and especially meditation practices can get pushed off the to-do list. This summer I've decided to make a dedication to my meditation...

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