Being from a small town in southern Brazil, Maiara was not exposed to yoga until arriving in Hawaii. Her first experience was a 7 am heated hatha practice in 2012, right after class she felt invigorated, and couldn’t wait to go back.
Practicing yoga asana is what kept Maiara going and somewhat sane, as she juggled between pursuing her bachelor's degree in Business Administration and several jobs to make a living in beautiful Hawaii.
It was in 2015 that she decided to take her first yoga teacher training, and fell in love with the calmness yoga embraces as a lifestyle. Continuing her education, in 2018 she completed a 500hrs yoga teacher training with Rupali Embry of ShantiGirl Yoga Hawaii School, studying deeper the subtle practices of yoga, such as the Sutras of Patanjali.
Maiara believes in being a student of life, of yoga, she continued her education with Ayurvedic Life-style and Yoga Nidra trainings at Open Space Yoga, and a Mantra training by Janet Stone.
Joining Maiara’s classes, you’ll experience a blend of asanas and technical alignment, pranayama, mantra, and meditation. She focuses the structure of her classes to take students through the 5 Koshas (sheaths), allowing space to connect with the Anandamaya Kosha, the bliss body.
Maiara loves to see her students getting in tune with their particular and vast energies, allowing experiences on the yoga mat to be taken out into the real world. Maiara believes we all have the answers within us, it’s just a matter of connecting to that energetic source within.