I have been fascinated by the innate intelligence and beautiful complexity of the human body since I started teaching yoga in 2007. Very quickly, I found myself drawn to students dealing with chronic back pain, tendonitis, joint instability, and a variety of other injuries that were ultimately causing them discomfort and limiting their activities. I began to look into modalities of bodywork that would further my ability to help people heal their bodies.
I received my Certification from the Rolf Institute of Structural Integration in Boulder, Colorado. I have also trained in Source point Therapy and Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy. As part of my continuing studies, I attended a 6 day cadaver dissection lab with Gil Hedley in 2012 and continue to study anatomy and physiology. I worked in Brooklyn, NY and have recently relocated to San Clemente, CA.
I love what I do. To me, Rolfing and yoga are similar in process. Both modalities peel away layers of stress, chronic tension, and other maladaptive patterns to reveal a body that is lighter, so that we can all be more connected to our bodies and healthier in our lives
Maya in the Press:
VOGUE magazine, Massage Balls Are the New Foam Rollers: Reasons to Consider the Latest Muscle-Releasing Therapy
SELF magazine, 6 Health Issues Solved
YogaCity, Make the Form, Fill the Space with Maya Ray-Schoenfeld