I've been studying with Maria for three years and she has taught me to love yoga. She is a warm and caring teacher, who encourages and challenges -- no matter what your abilities or limitations. Class groups are small (6 to 8 people), so she knows each of us well and suggests modifications for our physical limitations. Maria's classes are joyful and always sprinkled with laughter.
John B., Guilford, CT
"I am in my 50s, so I was somewhat reluctant to undertake a yoga class – especially since I was pretty out of shape at the time. Agape Yoga was just the right thing for me. Conveniently located right off the Merritt Pkwy exit 42, Maria’s classes are small and at a pace that makes it easy to feel like you’re making progress and enjoying yourself. You get expert instruction that doesn’t make you feel foolish and a warm, gentle approach to yoga that emphasizes its spiritual (not religious) side."
Clara K. Shoreline, CT
I attended my first yoga retreat and had the pleasure of experiencing it under Maria's guidance. Her knowledge and experience of pranayama and asana was endless and informative. I am sure that the new breathing techniques that she guided me through will assist in calming me in the stresses of daily life. She exudes a caring and peaceful aura that immediately puts you at ease. It was a wonderful and cathartic experience filled with peace, love, and understanding. I would attend another retreat lead by her without any hesitation.
Nellie S. Colorado
I've been meaning to reach out and tell you what a big part of my life yoga has become. It's the cornerstone of my self-care and has grown into a daily practice. I'm so grateful for having you as my first teacher and for the yoga foundation you built with me. Thank you.
Valerie R. Westport, CT
"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."