Maria Williquette is a yoga teacher and psychotherapist licensed in both WA and OR. She has been teaching yoga with an emphasis on using yoga therapeutically for over 14 years, and she frequently teaches workshops, yoga teacher trainings, and retreats focused on the deeper aspects of yoga.
Maria has been traveling to India for years and her time there (and in Nepal and Sri Lanka) has profoundly deepened her practice and understanding of yoga. She has completed two 200-hour yoga teacher trainings and a 300-hour advanced yoga teacher training, and she has extensive ongoing education in the philosophy and psychology of yoga. Maria holds a master’s degree in counseling psychology and has a private counseling practice in Sellwood. It is her passion to combine the wisdom of yoga with the study of psychology to create a therapeutic and deeply healing yoga practice.
As a teacher, Maria embodies depth and connection, joy and creativity. She will certainly arrive to class with a smile, and she delights in connecting with every student who attends class with her. Both on and off the mat, Maria continually strives to learn and grow from every moment, from every interaction, and from every possibility that life offers. She is also a mom of two little kiddos, an avid gardener, and a voracious consumer of books.
Maria’s website is movingforwardstayingpresent.com.