I have been practicing yoga for over 16 years. I went to Layola Marymount University for my certification in Yoga & Healing Sciences. I also have training in Yoga for Children with Special Needs taught by top trainer Shawnee Thornton Hardy. I continue to further my studies in the field by also taking workshops in Healing Arts.
I love that I can help others feel good in mind, body and spirit. I love that I can help others ease their pains, become stronger in all areas and reconnect with themselves. I love teaching yoga because it is a meeting of like minded people thus creating the opportunity to learn from each other.
Chachi was amazing! She guided our practice right on the beach. She included so many special elements to make our experience one to remember!
Review of Maria Chachi Escobar, Yoga Practice and Teachings - She is… 1) Knowledgeable of Yoga practices as taught and applied by the Eastern traditions and newer Western traditions. 2) Passionate and Understands the total benefits of Yoga as they affect the mind, body and spirit. 3) Organized and Prepared always for each class session within time available and makes herself aware of each student’s experience level and limitations. 4) Safely practices and teaches to students' levels and abilities. 5) Patient and Understands students’ needs and objectives. 6) Sets Clear Objectives with Measurable Results for the short term class session to the longer term series of classes per student. 7) Present, Never Hurried and with Soothing Voice instills peace and calm to students' dispositions. 8) Encourages and Motivates students to practice Yoga daily outside the classroom environment with family, friends and fellow students. 9) Respectful of Students’ Input and Feedback and open to discussion because she understands learning goes both ways. 10) Lovingly Connects and Instills Trust with and among students, always with a high level of Dignity and Respect. - Review By Harvey Reyes, Yoga Student.
Yoga Practice and Teachings by Chachi Escobar - 1) Knowledgable on numerous forms of yoga as taught by the Eastern and Western traditions. 2) Confident that the practices applied to students are at the appropriate skill levels. 3) Patient and understands the physical and mental challenges students may have. 4) Always has the students well being as priority. 5) Seeks to have a positive goals and measurable outcomes from her students. 6) Practices and teaches others with loving kindness and positive reinforcement.
Listening to the student, tailoring a program that will help them achieve their goals. Keeping in mind that I am there for the student, it is about them therefore keeping in mind that I am teaching to help ease their pains and to provide relief and to teach tools that the student can use throughout life.
Yoga & Healing Sciences Certification -Layola Marymount University
Yoga for Children with Autism and Special Needs Certification- Level 1- Asanas For Autism and Special Needs, Santiago Diego
PT Aide Certification- Orange county
Yoga Brain Longevity Therapy Training in Progress
$55 Private 1:1 for 1 hr
I started my own personal journey to ease stress, challenges and depression as I embarked in the journey of being a mom to a precious boy with special needs. I knew that there was a better way to live and a much better perception of my current situation. All I wanted to do is live a positive life and trasmit all that is good to my child and family. I needed to exchange my sadness for hope and endless posibilities and our struggles with triumph. I needed to come into balance, my inside did not match my outside and having practiced yoga for some years I decided that if I wanted to change my life and enjoy this journey and fully live it, I need to walk the walk and talk the talk. So I became a Yoga instructor wanting to help others in similar situations and show others hope, peace of mind, body and spirit.
I have worked with all ages, all social economic backgrounds, all bodies, all sizes and shapes. My message is that yoga is for all bodies and all abilities. My current youngest student is 12 Yrs old with Down syndrome and a body that is challenged with gross motor activities. My oldest students is a beautiful 80 Yrs old. Some of my students have limited range of motion, some have conditions that make certain poses difficult, or are challenged with balance or flexibility therefore I incorporate Chair Yoga in my practice. Most of my students have never done yoga before nor have the opportunity available to them.
Listen to your intuition, make sure it is a personality match and feel free to ask any questions.
What are my Goals? What is my intention for my practice? What kind of commitment am I ready to make and follow through? How soon can I see results?