Yoga Teacher for Back and Neck Pain & Teacher Training Faculty
Maureen began her yoga practice in 1992, studying one-on-one with a tantric yogi for four years and experiencing dramatic healing on all levels of her being. Some of her challenges that were transformed: scoliosis, pectus excavatum, panic attacks, and reduced lung capacity.
Several years of solo practice led her to embrace Purna yoga with yoga teacher and physical therapist Rachel Krentzman, author of Yoga for a Happy Back: A Teacher's Guide to Spinal Health through Yoga Therapy. With Rachel's guidance, Maureen used yoga to recover from debilitating back and neck challenges that surfaced in her 30s.
She completed the 200-hour yoga teacher training at Deep Yoga School of Healing Arts, led by Bhava Ram author of Warrior Pose: How Yoga (Literally) Saved My Life and several other books, and Laura Plumb author of several books on Ayurveda. Deep Yoga's teaching is informed by ayurveda, mantra, and the spiritual aspects and deep philosophical roots of yoga. Maureen’s yoga lineage is tantric and she is also a bhakti yogi who celebrates the vibration of mantra aloud and in silence.
Maureen attended graduate school for Chinese medicine and has studied Tibetan medicine, ayurveda, western herbalism, and nutrition. For a number of years she also studied with a heyoka medicine man, she has many years of experience practicing reiki and sat nam rasayan energy healing, and has had guidance from many wise teachers along her path.
In addition to her E-RYT 200-hour certification with Yoga Alliance, Maureen is certified to teach Restorative Yoga. She completed Yoga for the Cancer Patient training with Sloan Kettering Memorial Cancer Center of New York. She developed and teaches Yoga Alliance-approved weekend immersion programs including Green Lotus' Yin Yoga Teacher Training programs and Green Lotus’ Yoga for CancerCare Training programs.
Maureen teaches several weekly yoga classes, workshops, and teacher trainings and sees clients for private yoga instruction, specializing in those who have structural issues, back or neck pain, osteoporosis, and those whose life journey includes cancer.