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Maria Ortega-Murphy, E-RYT, RPYT

Studio Owner, Yoga & Pilates Instructor, Reiki Master


Formerly, a technical training manager in the software industry, Maria has over 20 years of corporate adult education experience. The stressful environments she encountered throughout her career in the computer business, lead her to study various techniques in mind/body health. 


Through her studies and personal practice she gained knowledge and insight into this new emerging field. The exercises she found most beneficial have been incorporated into her class curriculums.


A Yogini (female practitioner and student of yoga) for over 30 years, Maria gained her Yoga Siromani (Teaching Certification), from the Yoga Vedanta Forest Academy, at The International Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centre in March of 1999. This internationally recognized organization has been training yoga teachers worldwide since 1960, and has graduated over 10,000 yoga instructors.


Maria also completed the following certification courses: Professional in The Method® Pilates Apparatus & Matwork Instructor, The Physical Mind Institute; Personal Trainer, Nutrition & Wellness Consultant, AFPA; Resist-A-Ball C.OR.E. Instructor; Prenatal Fitness Instructor and Mat Science Instructor, AFAA; APEX Fitness Professional, APEX Fitness Group. She is also a Registered Yoga Alliance Teacher. 

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