with Maria Williquette
Sunday, Oct. 6th (2:30-4:30pm)
Sunday, Oct.13th (1:00-4:30pm)
Sunday, Oct. 27th (1:00-4:30pm)
Sunday, Dec. 8th (2:30-4:30pm)
Sunday, Dec. 15th (2:30-4:30pm)
Sunday, Jan. 12th (2:30-4:30pm)
Sunday, Jan. 26th (1:00-4:30pm)
at Align Fitness
This seven-part series will explore the foundational concepts of yoga philosophy with an integrated review of three of India’s most cherished texts: The Upanishads, The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, and The Bhagavad Gita. Through thought-provoking study questions, discussion, and journaling, participants will be able to nurture their own spirit of philosophical inquiry while uncovering the ancient wisdom at the heart of India’s sacred texts. We will also explore yoga’s approach to energetic work, including learning about the chakras, koshas, nadis, and pranayama.
This series is part of our 200-hour Teacher Training Program, but all are welcome to attend. No previous experience is required.
Instructor — Maria Williquette
Maria Williquette is a yoga teacher and psychotherapist who recently relocated to Portland from Seattle. She has been teaching yoga with an emphasis on using yoga therapeutically for 10 years, and she frequently teaches workshops and retreats about using yoga as a tool for healing.
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-hour yoga teacher trainings and extensive ongoing education (she is currently enrolled in a 500-hour training). Maria holds a Master’s Degree in counseling psychology and has a private practice in Portland for counseling and coaching clients. 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 looks to each moment of each day for opportunities to learn and to practice gratitude.
Maria’s website is movingforwardstayingpresen