Maria Paula Quintana
Maria Paula's passion for Yoga began 12 years ago in Bogota, Colombia. While studying to be an actress, she sought an organic way to connect her mind and body - and fell in love with the ancient practice of yoga. She then moved to London to further pursue her passion in theater, and after three years, decided to travel to India in order to study yoga. In 2007, she lived in India for 6 months where she completed her first 200 hour Teacher Training Certification in Hatha Yoga in the heart of South India. She then moved to New York for six months and completed a yoga teacher training with Sri Dharma Mittra. Maria Paula then returned to Bogota where she taught yoga professionally for 5 years. Aware that the journey of Yoga is one of continual growth, she continued to travel to the US to study closely with teachers such as John Friend, Shiva Rea, Sharon Gannon and David Life. A year ago, Maria Paula received her certification in Anusara Yoga with BJ Galvan in Colombia. She has also recently graduated from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and and is now a certified holistic coach. Maria Paula teaches Vinyasa classes that are both challenging and fun, with emphasis on alignment and safety. Recently Maria Paula moved to Miami and her goal is to share the benefits of Yoga with everyone.
Maria Paula Quintana instructs the following:
Vinyasa Flow Yoga (Level 2)
Be prepared to sweat! A faster paced class with more challenging asanas, such as deeper backbends and arm balances. Some poses will be held for a longer duration. No beginners please.