I love life, and being surrounded by people I love and care about!
I grew up in Morris County, New Jersey and moved to Maryland in 2002. I’ve been active for as long as I can remember: I was a cross-country runner in high school, and after moving to the area, I ran races like the Baltimore Half and the 10-mile Cherry Blossom race. For about 15 years, I was in a career focused on finance, but I always found that making time for myself, my “me time”, for an hour a day at the gym, did wonders for my mental and physical health.
I had a short stint with yoga several years ago, but it wasn’t until 2013 when I tried it again to help with a lower back injury and to relieve how stiff I felt. I fell in love with the practice and I continue to learn from it. Consistency with the practice balanced out my CrossFit workouts.
Today, I practice some form of yoga every day, whether that’s a Vinyasa practice, or just a few minutes to myself to breathe, be present, and honor the day, the family, and the life. At difficult points in my life, yoga has brought mental and spiritual peace. I want to understand yoga from the inside out. As part of that process, I enrolled in a 200-hour teacher training program that I loved every moment of!
I fell in love with the practice and I want to share the strength and peace that yoga can bring to everyone!
I hope you’ll join me on a Yoga Journey! Namaste
Hi! I’m Maureen and I’m a psychology student pursuing a Bachelor of Science at the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC), where I currently work as a yoga teacher, Guided Study Session (GSS) Leader, and Writing Fellow. Yoga came to me at a low point in my life, picked me up, brushed me off, and taught me how to see the light in myself and others again. I hope to impart this healing energy and practice to others, so they too can don their rose-tinted glasses. I enjoy using my science and psychology background to enhance the more esoteric components of yogic practice, with a special emphasis on meditation.
A little about me: I had A LOT of energy as a kid and learned early on to channel that energy into various team sports. In high school, I played varsity soccer and lacrosse for four years, and was elected Captain of my lacrosse team my last two years. After high school, I took a break from organized sports, but missed the flow state that comes from a complete mind-body submersion in athletic practice. Yoga offers this connection in a restorative, soothing practice, which allows me to connect with my body in a different way. I try to bring this energy and love to my teaching and weave into my classes what I have learned throughout my years in athletics.
Certifications: RYT-200, CPR / Adult First Aid / AED, and Reiki I and II.