Maureen (E-RYT 500, YACEP) is the founder and owner of Mangala Yoga. When not at the studio, she is busy raising her five kids, Malia, Aidan, Vienna, Tristan and Maggie (this last one is her Golden Retriever "child") and spending time with her fiancé Lou. She travels back and forth to Mangala Yoga in Hawaii and Colorado several times a year.
In 1997, she attended her first Iyengar yoga class in a somewhat questionable library in Gaithersburg, MD. Although this was far beyond the ideal space, she tapped into a feeling that reminded her of home. Ever since then, it’s been a love affair that she has tended to.
Maureen has had the opportunity to practice and study several different styles such as Anusara, Iyengar, Power Vinyasa, Vinyasa Flow, Yin and Restorative Yoga. Her main style is Vinyasa which she calls Jungle Flow, practiced in a non-heated room, and Lava Flow which is practiced in an infrared heated yoga studio. Maureen’s background in massage, anatomy, and kinesiology has helped her develop Mangala Yoga’s teacher-training programs, workshops, and intensives.
Maureen received her 500 hour Yoga Teacher Training in Vinyasa with the lovely Janet Stone in San Francisco, CA. Janet had Christopher Wallis, aka “Hareesh”, share his beautiful teachings of Tantric Philosophy with their training. This ignited a desire to learn more about tantric philosophy, so she continued her study with Hareesh in the Bay Area over the next few years.
Many students have shared that Maureen’s teaching style often involves a great sense of humor, and offers well-balanced intelligent sequences that are practiced to upbeat music. As a teacher trainer, Maureen incorporates all subject matters in a seamless and inspirational way leaving students eager to learn more.