Release | Renew | Radiate!

  • home-slide-1 "Ayurveda revealed to me a balanced way of life. I felt the shift immediately; and it continues…"
  • home-slide-2 Yoga is the path toward union, leading to freedom & liberation.
  • home-slide-3 Merging the ancient teachings of yoga & Ayurveda with modern science.
  • home-slide-4 Yogic tools open our deeper awareness, creating greater sensitivity & clarity.
  • home-slide-5 "Like the moon, the soul is constantly new again. My teacher told me one thing: Live in the soul." —Lalla

For more than 30 years, Maria Shamas (formerly Mendola) has been offering professional training in her specialized school of Functional Yoga Therapy™.  Maria also offers one-on-one private sessions and group classes focused on healing the body, mind and soul. Functional Yoga Therapy™, Ayurveda, bodywork, seasonal cleanses and transformative retreats are just some of the methods she uses to guide people toward a greater sensitivity and understanding of perceived limitations.

Whether you are new to yoga, are an experienced yogi, medical practitioner, or spiritual seeker, Maria can help you design an effective plan to help support you through change and/or enhance your already good health. The mission at MariaAlive Therapeutics is to nourish you as you free your unhealthy patterns, leaving you ready to embark on a new chapter or the next thrilling adventure.

Functional Yoga Therapy™ is registering for its signature certification course in 2020:  FYT 1 – Advanced Assessment & Treatment Techniques

With a new manual, updated information, and a larger module in Ayurveda for Yoga Therapy.  Class size is limited.  Register soon.  IMG_4173

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“This body has been given to enable you to accomplish certain works on the material plane; you should take care of it, as your most precious  possession.”
—Paramhansa Yoganananda

Functional Yoga Therapy was probably the best training I have ever taken. It was the perfect balance of lecture and practice, with a real physical experience of the techniques and information you were learning. —Patti G.

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