Yoga is the path towards Union.  Through Maria Alive Therapeutics I’m working to build strong connections and a community of practitioners who come together to share our knowledge and experience.

I believe we’re stronger and more effective together, and ultimately happier in sharing and communion. My intention is to share the goodness of others whom I feel are providing ideas and services that complement what I offer you. 

The Buddhist term Sangha best describes this.  We often use this term in the yoga world as an understanding of how we come together in class and other ways of sharing.  I offer this as a concept of how I present those with whom I collaborate and connect for my work.

The meaning of Sangha is:

  1. Practicing the good way
  2. Practicing the upright way
  3. Practicing the knowledgeable or logical way
  4. Practicing the proper way

Integrative Yoga Therapy

A pioneer and leader in training yoga professionals who can bring the ancient insights of yoga into mainstream wellness programs. The Inner Peace programs are based on a vision of health as a unity of body, mind and spirit. They use an experiential approach to learning that allows students to integrate in-depth information through a creative process resulting in a unique and deep experience.


Inner Peace Yoga Therapy

An IAYT-accredited school of yoga therapy which uses a modular program so students can choose their path to higher learning in yoga therapy.  A student can take the full path toward an 800-hour certification or enrich their current yoga teaching credentials with a 300-hour Level 1 course, becoming a Registered Yoga Teacher at the 500-hour level.


Life Force Yoga

Life Force Yoga® is intentionally designed to work with and manage the mood. The practices support students in self-regulation and many of the yoga techniques can be done in a chair or in bed, and do not require a yoga mat. LifeForce Yoga interweaves the power of an ancient discipline with current scientific findings to help you release what’s no longer serving you—without a story attached!


Medicine Wheel Dental & Wellness Center

Medicine Wheel Dental & Wellness Center is based on the holistic concepts of high level wellness.  Dr. Steven Swidler, DDS created this amazing center of health and healing.  Through his wellness center, Dr. Swidler developed the remarkable “Body/Jaw Alignment” program, a cutting edge approach to TMJ issues.  Good health includes balanced body and jaw alignment; equal and opposing body/cranial motion that is free of old injury soft tissue strain patterns and compensations.  Dr. Swidler’s integrative team, which includes yoga therapy practitioners,  works with each client to determine and correct alignment issues.



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