Maria initiated a steady yoga practice since 2008 while serving as a “Desk Yogi” at Harmony Studios, determined to get as many free classes as she clocked hours in exchange. She has always found physical movement to provide an outlet for self-exploration and expression, as often experienced throughout her background in dance and performance.
Her passion for Yoga grew from recognizing this connection and the effect it has to improve one’s sense of well-being and manage pain. She received a certification at the 225-hour level with Yoga Alliance from Spyngaflows in Cleveland Heights. Her classes aim to direct the benefits of yoga in an accessible way for any body type. While guiding you to discover awareness of your alignment and encouraging you to find stillness through breath, she sets the tone for positive reflection so that you may be rewarded by your own personal growth, capability and power as you practice.
Maria Oriti instructs the following:
Join Kids & Family Yoga instructor Maria for a fun filled class for families! Experience the connection that practicing yoga can bring by exploring the benefits with your children. Together we'll partake in breathing exercises, relaxation techniques, as well as interactive yoga games and partner poses. This class is suitable for yogis of all levels - gentle postures and demonstrations will be given allowing you to assist your child, or have your child assist you! Deepen your connection with them by spending quality time together. At Harmony, we have learned that spending time with your child is much more than just being physically present. This workshop is sure to be an afternoon of strong and healthy physical, mental, and emotional bonding!
Cost: $5/kid yogis | $10/adult yogis (11+)
Instructor: Maria Oriti