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Compassionate Yoga for All

Swami Kripalu says,
“The wise proclaim that love is the only path, love is the only God, and love is the only scripture. I am in fact a pilgrim
on the path of love."

Swami Kripalu. My teachers' teacher.

Maria Vailakis-Wippick

Maria 20 years ago in Standing mountain pose

I have been on this spiritual path since 1995 amd have been teaching yoga for 20 years. I am a spiritual being having a human experience. I try to come from love and gratitude. I named my studio Agape for the Greek word for universal love. 


Through postures, breath work, relaxation & deep rest, I am here to teach, guide and support you on this path of deep growth, healing, aliveness & love.


I am certified & registered at the 200hr level, and have over 500 hours of study with notable teachers, namely Yoganand Michael Carroll & Kamini Desai, both from the Kripalu lineage.

westport CT News article about Agape Yoga


"I have been taking yoga classes from Maria for about three years and I find them to be relaxing, challenging and inspiring.  She easily adapts the class to the level of the group while providing enhanced difficulty to those who are more advanced.  Though initially, her classes may have seemed easy, by the end of the class I knew that I had experienced a good workout.  Maria also incorporates breathing exercises into each class which helps to relax and strengthen the lungs and stomach muscles.  I would highly recommend Maria’s yoga classes or workshops for anyone who wants to learn to relax and add flexibility and balance to their life.  I, myself am over 60 and now understand how important it is to maintain those parts of the body and only wish I had started years ago to practice with a teacher as skilled as Maria."

- Valerie R. | Westport, CT


Yoga Class

Agape Yoga Group Classes

Sunday 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Yoga Pose

Agape Yoga Private Classes

By Appointment Only

Maria in prayer

Agape Yoga Virtual Classes

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My main teacher Yoganand

"Pain, fear and desire shrink us, when aliveness grows we become bigger than fear"

-Yoganand Michael Carroll

Maria in easy pose

Contact Maria

My goal is to offer a variety of classes and programs that suit your needs; including virtual, and interactive classes using Zoom. Contact me for more information.

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