the scandi yogi | yoga & meditation teacher
After living in Tokyo, Toronto, New York, and London for the past 25 years, I’m passionate about sharing the magic of yoga, helping you calm your mind, build strength and flexibility, and cultivate confidence, kindness and compassion both on and off the mat.
Experiencing the hustle and bustle of the busy city lifestyle around the world first-hand, I understand the importance of finding balance and stillness amidst the chaos, and share these teachings in Copenhagen and London.
Trained in Vinyasa, Rocket, Hatha and Yin, my classes are playful, loving and compassionate with a focus on self inquiry. You're sure to leave with a smile on your face!
PARTNERS & CLIENTS
UPCOMING CLASSES & EVENTS
FEBRUARY - MARCH 2020
Every Tuesday at 7.45pm
An open-level, indulgent yin yoga class. Work deeper into muscles, joints and fascia using deep breathing and props such as blocks, straps and bolsters for unbeatable relaxation.
7.30-8.30am - Every Wednesday
Drawing from my Danish roots, my Scandi-inspired Rocket Vinyasa will help you come home to yourself and flow into your morning feeling grounded and energised with a smile on your face!
£9 at WAVE, Hackney
8am - Rocket (Dalston)
12.30 - Rocket (Aldgate)
5pm - Vinyasa
6.15pm - Flow to Restore
7.45pm - Yin & Meditation
(All three, Stoke Newington)
All at MoreYoga studios
For more information about my yoga classes, or to discuss hiring me for private, studio or office yoga, please reach out via the email below.
Being in Maria’s presence is instantly soothing and doing her Yoga classes are easily the highlight of my working week. She can make even the most novice Yogi feel like a pro - taking you through all the poses you know and love. Plus some you’ve never heard of - erm, the fish?! She’s attentive and encouraging and I always emerge enlightened, elated, and lil shaky. Rough day? Not any more. I can’t wait for my next session.
I had a fantastic experience practising yoga with Maria; she taught us with expertise, passion and enthusiasm and gave us an open space to relax and let go of stress. Maria has a wonderful, energetic personality and understands the pressures of working life and how yoga and meditation can help us perform at our best and manage stress levels. Highly recommended to any organisation!
Phoebe, Corporate Client at Clearscore
"A notorious exercise-avoider, excuse-maker and general shirker of all sweat-inducing activities, Maria’s sessions were the best. Yoga classes like this enable me to feel the burn and stretch, without making me uncomfortable or conscious of my inabilities – plus, her velvet-like voice guided us every step of the way, meaning I was able to focus on my own movements as opposed to studying my other classmates. The best bit? Her soothing meditation at the end (I genuinely fell asleep). The perfect introduction to yoga and meditation! I’ll definitely be going back."
"Maria brings a very positive energy in her teaching and instructing the yoga class. Her class is challenging and relaxing at the same time and I always feel great at the end of it. She spends time helping us understand the different elements and getting it right before moving on to a different area of practice."
Reema, Corporate Client at Mott Maconald
I teach from a place of compassion, aiming to cultivate kindness, strength and confidence in my students.
If you're interested in working with me, please get in touch. I offer both corporate yoga and private yoga sessions, as well as bespoke experiences for events alongside regular studio yoga classes.
“Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing,
there is a field. I’ll meet you there.
When the soul lies down in that grass,
the world is too full to talk about.
Ideas, language, even the phrase “each other”
doesn’t make any sense.
The breeze at dawn has secrets to tell you.
Don’t go back to sleep.
You must ask for what you really want.
Don’t go back to sleep.
People are going back and forth across the doorsill
where the two worlds touch.
The door is round and open.
Don’t go back to sleep.”