Thank you for visiting my website,
My name is Maria and I hope I can help you with what you are looking for.
I love teaching yoga, fitness and belly dancing, performing and being a sport and massage therapist.
I started learning ballet and modern dancing at the age of 7. After passing my certification with the Rome Academy of ballet, I performed in theatres and festivals . Unfortunately my ballet school relocated and coming from a small village in the hills of the Apennine (Italy), meant not having the opportunity to use my Pointe shoes anymore. I decided to study Latin-American and ballroom dancing instead. From the cha cha cha to the tango, my hips were now free to move.
After moving to Ireland I threw myself into fitness and studying various therapy tecniques, including Chinese medicine. It’s then that I moved from dancing to martial arts.
I then moved to London to read Psychology and Criminology at a BSc level which i completed with a 2:i. There I attended classes in Ballet, Soca, Hip Hop and Modern dancing.
I can say I found my calling once I started belly dancing. I was a fast learner and found myself on stage after 6 weeks and then danced with various troupes.
I have trained with a variety of National and iInternational teachers and now perform and teach.
Please see my belly dancing page for more info.
I only teach what I love and I feel it's better for the body and mind. I thoroughly believe that if I enjoy it and I feel it's making a difference to my body and mind, then I can be enthusiastic and true to what I am teaching and my students will benefit from it.
All my classes are suitable for different abilities and levels and variations are given in each class.
I value CPD and I strive to continue to specialise and further my studies and knowledge.
My studies include to name a few:
~Diploma in Anatomy and Physiology
~ CIBTEC in Aesthetics
~CIBTEC in Electrolosys
~CIBTEC in Sport therapy
~CIBTEC in Sport Massage
~CIBTEC in Anatomy and Physiology
~ITEC in Swedish Massage
~CIBTEC in Stress Management
~Certificate in Fitness Instruction (Exercise to Music)
~Certificate in Teaching exercise, movement and dance
~Certificate in pre-natal and post-natal exercise
~Certificate in GroovyKids Yoga
~Diploma in Teaching Yoga
~Certificate in Mindfulness and CBT (tbf in 2020)
~The Undeniable Belly Dance Education Programme
~Tribal Fusion Education Programme 1
~Tribal Fusion Education Programme 2
~Zumba Gold Boost