13 Jan Opening Space: Directional Embodiment + Sound Healing
Since the beginning of Spirit Weavers Gathering we have started initiated our first day Opening the Directions in flow with our bodies. This year we will travel through prayers, asanas, and the directions on a guided visualization of Andean Cosmology. We will align our Asanas with Crystal Bowls intended to open and vibrate with the chakras individually from base to crown. Maria is honored to share a potent experience to bless our Gatherings travels, alongside Sound Healer Jacqueline DeSantis and her blessed frequencies. The class will also begin and end in Sacred Icaros.
Maria has been honored to have taught Yoga at the past 3 Spirit Weavers Gatherings, as well as curating the Yoga and Sacred Movement village this year alongside Sybil Buck. Her journey began with the sacred body at a young age through figure skating, competitive diving, and 110m Hurdles. She has always been drawn to challenging the body and its relation to time and space. In 2002 she was diagnosed with Lupus, Rheumatoid Arthritis, as well as several autoimmune deficiencies and this experience led her to Yoga in 2003 as well as navigating varying modes of holistic and energetic healing. This experience ultimately connected her to her Peruvian spiritual ancestry in order to draw intuitive stability. She is a 200 RYT and has been teaching Yoga for 9 years. She is also an interdisciplinary folk, social, and performance artist and her classes are always a reflection of her art and social practice. For 5 years she hosted Yoga in The Park in Kansas City, MO which installed amongst the sculpture garden each week. She draws the majority of her inspiration from comparing varying cultural modes of the spiritual and ritual realm, as well as a deep love for understanding body chemistry. Her practice resonates most when relating all beings to our underlying elements that connect us to Pachamama.