Maria has always led an active lifestyle that involves biking, running, hiking and strength-training with a combination of weights, TRX suspension and fun boxing. However, yoga never quite fit in until a friend suggested taking a Bikram class at YogaSource, where her love for heated classes began. Practicing yoga allowed Maria to let go of stress, clear her mind and relax. She was instantly hooked by the challenges of Mara’s Hot Pilates class, which inspired her to become an instructor. As an instructor, Maria strives to push her students to their limits and keeps them engaged with unique, innovative and ever-changing routines.