Maria Maganari has studied Conservation of Works of Art in TEI ATHENS. She met yoga in 2005 through dynamic systems and practices. Later, through important changes in her life, she realizes that this would be her life path and yoga would now be much more than just a physical practice.
In 2007 she practices close to Linda Kapetaniou, and studies in the Yoga Academy LOTOS , where she completes her first education (200h).
The following years she practices and gets inspiration from Maria Mytilinaiou and Christina Karytinos following the Asthanga Vinyasa Yoga system . Meanwhile she meets very important teachers and follows their workshops(Tim Feldman, Daniela Fuentes, Cat AlipDouglas, Kundalini Yoga with Marina AmarDevand Umrao Ioannis Pappas).
In 2010 she gets the Prenatal and Postnatal Yoga Diploma from Anna Konobesi. In 2011 she completes her education in the Rainbow kids Yoga system and in 2012 graduates from Swaha Yoga Center as an Aerial Yoga instructor with Tanya Popovich as her teacher. The same year she meets Anna Zorzou and attends her classes, realizing already that her next education wouldl be in the YogaWorks system.
In 2015 she completed her education in the 300h YogaWorks Professional program close to Anna Zorzou -her mentor . Meanwhile she meets Vula Bolou and practices Iyengar yoga close to her.
She is now registered in Yoga Alliance USA , E-RYT200 / RYT500.
She takes part but also organizes charity events (Spring Yoga event 1,2,3, 4, The Yogis and Friends, Euzein etc).
She also organizes yoga retreats all around Greece during the year.
She runs her own yoga studio- Siddhi Yoga Shala, in Chaidari where she teaches Yoga flow classes, restorative , hatha yoga , aerial yoga , kids yoga and aerial kids yoga, prenatal -postnatal classes.
She created and nowadays leads a kids yoga -aerial kids Yoga Teacher Training -certified from Yoga Alliance India. The “Garuda Kids ” teacher training is an inspired program for everybody dealing , working with children, running in Greece and Cyprus .
Maria also teaches in the island of Crete –Chania- during summer months , sharing aerial yoga , hatha and yoga flow classes with her students.
She usually teaches in Almyrida beach (Apokoronas) in hotels and by the beach. This year she will also be giving lessons (both aerial and hatha yoga) at her garden in Kokkino horio .
Her courses are inspired by the YogaWorks system with intense influence from Iyengar yoga.
She loves “mantras” and music and always “seals” her lessons with yoga sounds and vibrations.
Maria is married and mother of two boys.