A former dancer, Maia (500 RYT) draws inspiration from a desire to keep moving her body with ease, pain-free for many years into the future. To that end, she focuses on key alignment principles supported by the breath and a sense of spaciousness in the body, always encouraging students to learn from their own experiences on the mat. Maia has taught yoga to women detainees at Rikers Island with Liberation Prison Yoga, and to veterans with Connected Warriors. She is committed to uniting with others through the practice of yoga and community engagement. When not on the yoga mat, Maia produces and directs documentary films. She feels deep gratitude and love for the many teachers and friends who have guided her through life and thanks Tara Glazier and Abhaya Yoga for a wonderful journey.