About Power Yoga
In this 45-minute music-bumping-heart-pounding-beginner-welcoming power yoga class, participants will utilize fundamental yoga postures using 'breath to movement', body-weight drills and excieces to build cardio and tone their bodies. Be preapred to have sweaty good time.
Yoga mat, yoga strap, yoga block, blanket. Various props changed weekly. Props provided in-studio.
Suggested Experience Needed:
No prior experience is required to take this class.
Yoga Flow, Stretch & Flexibility
Maria (Masha) is an experienced yoga teacher recently relocated to CA.Completing 3 yoga teacher trainings, two of them traditional style yoga in Rishikesh and Gokarn, India, she left her Civil Engineering career to become a full time Hatha and Vinyasa yoga teacher. Her movement journey began at age 6 in Ukraine with rhythmic gymnastics. At 9 she moved to Israel and joined Maccabi Tel Aviv rhythmic gymnastics team and represented Israel in international contests.
At 12 she switched to Jazz dance. She started running competitively during her Police Service and later on represented her college as a sprinter ( freshman) and long-distance cross country competitive runner (sophomore) since 2008 winning first places at 5km and 10km races. In 2016 she represented The Ministry of Agriculture of Israel in running competitions as a Director of Drainage Engineering and Soil Conservation Department.
Her current hobbies besides yoga are partner acrobatics, contact improvisation dance and chess. With 6 years of experience teaching and 17 years of practice she’s currently leading group and corporate classes at Tribe Fitness, Yoga and Coaching, SF and other locations as well as privates and teaching in wellness retreats in the Bay area and abroad.
Maria is mindful about efficient and safe alignment for injury prevention, helping to lose joint stiffness using traditional Hatha yoga techniques.
She’s enthusiastic about Power Yoga for a balanced, strong and flexible body and uses breathing techniques to boost energy levels, improve focus and concentration, and anxiety reduction.
In the past 17 years attended yearly retreats and weeks-long advanced workshops around the world, with leading teachers such as Kino Macgregor, Talia Sutra and others.