I guide people in the practice of Applied Mindfulness, highly effective in overcoming and managing through a variety of life's challenges.
Learn more about Maria
During the last 25 years I have had the privilege to practice under the guidance of my mentor, Distinguished Professor, Dr. George Hole as well as with experts in China, Japan, Vietnam, Burma and India. I've also been fortunate to travel to over 30 countries across the globe, gaining a unique perspective on the role stress plays in a wide variety of life circumstances and more importantly how mindfulness application is effective in managing through them. In 2014, I created, coordinated and implemented the first Mindfulness Program for the Institute for Shipboard Education, Semester at Sea...Read more
What inspired me to become a wellness professional?
My experience with the dependability and effectiveness of an intentional mindfulness practice inspired me to guide others so that they may experience the same benefits and relief in both their personal and professional lives. I began my Mindfulness Practice and training in 1998, many years before it hit the mainstream in medicine, therapy and education My passion to teach the practice is fueled by a deepened and profound appreciation for the dependability of the practice, which has helped me navigate through daily stressors and life's unexpected challenges. My guidance comes from years of...Read more
How my clients describe their first visit?
My clients describe their first visit as eye-opening, relieving and reassuring. Many report getting more out of their first session than years spent in traditional talk therapy.
What I say to someone who has never tried
If you practice with intention you will experience life changing benefits that are sustainable and useful in every area of your life.