Growing up a competitive and enthusiastic athlete, Maura's interest in physiology started at a young age. This led to her eventual pursuit of a degree in biology from UCSD, to further her understanding of the body and its inner workings. During her college studies, she discovered the ancient healing art of yoga, and began a new life journey. Through her athleticism, and her newfound dedication to yoga, she grew into a place where body, mind and spirit came together as one.
A dedication to her yoga practice took her to India, where she immersed herself in the yogic path and began studying Thai Massage. From there, she traveled to Thailand to advance this knowledge. Upon returning to the U.S., she officiated her studies abroad by attending the Body Mind College in San Diego. While completing over 800 hours of study, she simultaneously served as an apprentice to one of the original students of Ida Rolf. She learned the Rolfing technique and gained a wealth of knowledge from her 85 year old teacher.
Maura continues to teach and study yoga with an emphasis on therapeutics. She helps her students recover from injuries and chronic pain, and helps them find peace and harmony through a focus on the essential connection of mind, body and spirit. She practices her bodywork from home, overlooking the sacred grounds of Swamis in Encinitas. Maura leads workshops for AcroYoga and Thai Massage in the North County area, and teaches yoga classes at various studios and fitness centers.