Maria Dowson

Hi

 

I'm Maria, thanks for taking the time to check in & see if Yoga Teesside classes might be what you are looking for. 

 

I completed my Yoga Alliance Teacher Training course in 2011 in India led by Heather Elton (asana, adjustments, self enquiry,ethics, yoga business) and guest teachers Emil Wendel (Pranayama, Meditation, yoga philosophy and history) and Stuart Girling (Anatomy and physiology).  Before that in 2010 I spent three months in France studying the Dynamic Yoga training method with Godfri Devereux.

I've continued to explore & grow both as a student and teacher.

 

My Yoga teaching skills have developed & my offerings now include Ashtanga led & Mysore style classes, Vinyasa flow slow & sunny hot! Restorative Yoga & Nidra. I also am a level 1& 2 Ayurvedic Yoga Massage therapist. I continue my Ashtanga Yoga study under the expert, wise & exceptional guidance of Joey Miles.

My teaching style is warm, welcoming & fun & my classes are inspired by nature (when I'm not teaching you'll find me in the Cleveland Hills or at the beach!) The emphasis is on encouraging you to listen in, to find a deeper connection with your breath, your heart, your true nature. I'm happy to offer modifications, variations, gentle guiding hands on assists or  whatever you might need to leave class with a lighter body, a clearer mind and a warmer heart!

Wherever you might be in the world: in the middle of a crazy city or on a desert island, practising yoga helps you enjoy life to the full. My experience that Yoga gets you through the hard times and makes the good times feel even better and brighter motivates me to teach and support yoga practice in Teesside. Seeing people get comfortable in their own skin, become more open & able to enjoy their life is a joy.

Right now my focus is on building an eco home but hope in 2023 to be offering some opportunities to train with me as well as Retreats on the Yorkshire coast.

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I’m certified, insured and accredited by:

 

500+ contact hours in the Dynamic Yoga training method with Godfri Devereux and Olivia Crooks

 

200+ hours Yoga Alliance Ashtanga yoga Teacher training with Heather Elton, Emil Wendel & Stuart Girling

 

200+ hours Yoga Alliance Sun Power Yoga Teacher Training with Anne - Marie Newland

100+ Hours Immersion hands on assists, alignment & supporting transformational practice with Joey Miles 

REP’s Level 3 Register of Exercise Professionals

 

Senior Yoga teacher Yoga Alliance Professionals