Maria was born and raised in the mountains of Minas Gerais, Brazil. She opened Om Yoga in 2010. Maria completed her 200 hour Yoga Certification with Grace Morales in 2008, her 500hr certification with Johnna Smith in 2015, and Prenatal Certification with Amani Murray in 2017. Maria credits her entrepreneurial success to being incredibly passionate about making a difference in other people's lives. She encourages everyone who is a part of the Om Yoga community to incorporate and convey values such as compassion, mindfulness, integrity, purpose, and initiative in their daily work and in their relationships with one another. "Yoga taught me to be more grounded, and not to lose touch with who I am. My practice and teaching is always evolving. We are very supportive of each other at Om and I hope people feel at home when they come here! Our goal is to provide a peaceful space for people to breathe, move and connect."
Maria Lages instructs the following:
Intermediate flow, combining basic and advanced poses and offering modifications. This is a well balanced class and great way to increase your heart rate, expand lung capacity, improve balance, strengthen core muscles and increase flexibility.
An intermediate flow of poses designed to detoxify the body with a heat building series and emphasis on twists and forward folds. Heaters will be used to increase room temperature.
A lovely way to connect with your growing child (and belly), prepare yourself for labor, and meet other expecting mamas. Gently flowing practices are designed to help expecting moms improve circulation, ease digestion, maintain a limber spine, strengthen uterus and pelvic muscles.
This is a very relaxing class. Restorative yoga poses will calm the mind, reduce stress and relieve anxiety. We will find stillness in poses that can be supported with props to stretch both muscles and ligaments- increasing your flexibility and range of motion. Perfect class for all levels, beginner friendly!