with Maria Williquette
Sunday, April 15th (1:00-3:30pm)
at Sellwood Yoga
$25 if registered in advance, $30 day of
Some of the most common questions that yoga teachers hear have to do with yoga and spirituality. Is yoga a religion? Is yoga part of Hinduism? Does practicing yoga conflict with my own religious commitments? Join long time yoga teacher and psychotherapist Maria Williquette to answer all of these questions and more. If you are curious about exploring what spirituality is in your life and how you might tailor the yoga practice to fit your needs, this this the right class for you! We will move and breathe and meditate throughout this 2.5 hour practice and all levels of yoga practice are warmly welcome. Expect a slower, deeper, more thoughtful movement practice to compliment a rich discussion about spirituality and yoga.
Instructor — Maria Williquette
Maria Williquette is a yoga teacher and psychotherapist who has just relocated to Portland from Seattle. She has been teaching yoga with an emphasis on using yoga therapeutically for 9 years and she frequently teaches workshops about using yoga as a tool for healing. Maria also leads 3 yoga retreats annually, 2 in the Pacific Northwest and a 10 day yoga retreat in beautiful Goa, India.
Although more days than not Maria can be found practicing and teaching yoga, she is also an avid gardener, reader, hiker, and world traveler. While traveling, Maria has studied yoga in places as diverse as Argentina, South Africa, India, and Nepal and has completed two 200 hr yoga teacher trainings and extensive ongoing education (currently enrolled in a 500 hr training). Maria holds a Master’s Degree in counseling psychology and had a private practice in Seattle. Now she is taking some time off from therapy to enjoy being a new mom! It is Maria’s 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 looks to each moment of each day for opportunities to learn and to practice gratitude.
Maria’s website is: movingforwardstayingpresent.com