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Maria Zavala


Fiery🔻Passionate🔻Charismatic Latina 💃🏻🕉Ashtanga and Vinyasa Flow Teacher 🤸🏾‍♀️Based in LA 🏙 ♌️🎆 Class Schedule/Workshops/Retreats:

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Dropping over into a backbend can be scary unless you’re taught the right tools to land lightly.  We’ll be exploring this posture as well as the backbends and Arm Balances found in the Ashtanga Third Series in my small group  workshop in Pasadena this Saturday.  DM me for more details.
Kukkutasana, from Ashtanga Primary Series.  After rocking around on your back in a full circle, nine times, you lift yourself up for five  breaths. The posture is a great counter pose to Kurmasana, (the deepest forward bend in Primary Series). Lifting up at the end builds strength in the upper back and further develops Uddiyana Bandha, the internal core strength necessary in Second and Third Series for Advanced Arm Balances.  Primary Series is also called “Yoga Chikitsa” which means Yoga Therapy.  Primary  strengthens and detoxifies the body. It is the foundation of the entire Ashtanga practice. . . . Lens: Elena Ray  Hair: Jomohair
Parsvottanasana  Ashtanga Primary Series  Lense: Elena Ray  Hair: Jomohair
Teaching how to get into Tripod Headstand and the Ashtanga exit in my monthly Master Class workshop.  This class focuses on the Ashtanga practice.  Next month’s theme is the Arm Balances in Third Series.  DM me for more information.
“Yoga is the cessation of the fluctuations of the mind.” Through the practice of yoga, we learn to still the mind, through breath and movement.  Come practice with me today.  YogaWorks Los Feliz 12:45 YogaWorks W. Hollywood 4:00  Lense: Elena Ray
Remembering my first proper yoga photo shoot in 2014.  We shot three sessions in two days in Joshua Tree.  The first day was in the studio with me just doing my regular practice, so coming off a two hour drive I dove into Primary and Second Series Ashtanga.  The posts following will be highlights of that shoot. . . . Photo:Elena Ray Hair/Make-up ~Joanne Morrison
I made a new elixer today, and it turned out great. Got the recipe from @youngandrawofficial and just had to try it.  I never thought of adding cinnamon or chia seeds to this drink, but makes so much sense, as cinnamon is also anti-inflammatory as is tumeric, and the chia seeds are a great source of fiber, and help with digestion.  I soaked the chia seeds about 10 minutes and then blended it all up with a little honey.
Super fun spin class at Flywheel followed by Restorative Flow.  Thanks to my Larchmont yoga students for coming out to spin with me!
Gratitude after yoga with @lolipapo. . . . #yogagirls #latinas #gratitudecafe #vegan #healthylife #healthyfood #losangeles
This Sunday, YogaWorks is teaming up with Flywheel for a FREE spin class followed by Restorative Flow with me!  DM me for more details.
Wednesday wisdom. Quote of the day.  Truth.
My next Master Class Ashtanga workshop is Saturday, May 12.  Highlights of Primary, Second, and Third Series.  DM for more details.
My Thursday schedule at Radhayogala: 4:30 Level 1 Flow Donation Class filmed for YouTube  5:30 All Level Flow  6:30 Level 2 Flow Regular classes only $10!!!
Post workout and Yoga treat.  Banana+almond butter+berries+almond milk+Vega= Pure Yumminess!!
This Saturday is my Ashtanga Yoga Master Class in Pasadena, from 9-11 AM.  This week we’re practicing the deep hip openers in Primary as well as Second.  Inversions and Arm Balances will be included in the practice.  DM for more details.
Sunday Funday hangout with my fellow yoga teachers and dear friends. @romyphill, wishing you the best in your new adventure. @kangstayogi thank you for a wonderful afternoon. . . #yogagirls #yogateachers #yogisonthemove #sundayfunday #dtlayoga #dtla #perchla
New class starts today! Level 1 Flow filmed for YouTube~ Donation bases class for anyone and everyone. I’ll also be teaching my regular classes: 5:30~ Flow All Levels 6:30~ Flow Level 2 All at Radha Yoga LA