Maria is a 200hr Registered Yoga Teacher specializing in Ashtanga Vinyasa, Gentle Yoga and Hatha. She began her yoga journey in 2013 after running several half-marathons and the inaugural Monumental Marathon. She was looking for a way to gain flexibility and gain a better understanding of the mind body connection. She began her Pilates journey in 2015 after being introduced to the Reformer and immediately fell in love with it. She loves combing her experiences as a nurse, and yoga teacher with the classical teachings of Pilates. She used Pilates throughout her second pregnancy to ease discomfort and to obtain a quicker recovery. She and her husband co-own Acro Indy, a cheer and tumbling gym on the North West side of Indianapolis. She brings yoga, Pilates and acro experience to Invoke. She lives in Indianapolis with her husband, two daughters and golden retriever.