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Name: Maria Garre

Hometown: Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, grew up in Frederick, Maryland

Current town: Albuquerque, New Mexico


What it means to you to “be present”:

be present – stop multi-tasking through life! 

To live life with full awareness in each moment and in turn we wake up to life as it is happening right then and NOW.  To be present is to live in the Now – in the exact moment you are IN.


Favorite items from be present: Right now the dyed tees are rocking my world.  I don’t want to take it off.  My travel standard is the French Terry Lounge Pant.  For traveling in India and for yoga, it is all about the Agility Pants.


Get to know Maria... 

Maria E Garre, M.Ede-ryt 500 |  Ayurvedic Practitioner  |  Prana Flow® Yoga  |  Ayuryoga™

Maria Garre is dedicated to a life-long study, practice and teaching of both Yoga and Ayurveda. Serving as a Senior Teacher of Prana FlowÒ Yoga and an educator of Ayurveda, she blends years of academic and graduate study in Biology, Biomedical Science, Philosophy and Education along with her yearly pilgrimage to India.  Maria is on faculty at the Ayurvedic Institute, is one of the Senior Teacher Trainers for Shiva Rea’s Samudra School for Living Yoga and serves as the Yoga Director for Ananda Shala Yoga Studio.  Maria offers workshops, teacher trainings and retreats that embody all aspects of Yoga and Ayurveda.  In addition to academic studies at Hood College & Chestnut Hill College, she has also completed certification programs at both the Kripalu School of Ayurveda and the world-renowned Ayurvedic Institute with Dr. Vasant Lad.

Maria is a featured presenter at Vancouver and Toronto Yoga Conference and has been published in various sources including Yoga Journal, Real Simple, Ayurveda Today, and BeWell Magazine alongside regional publications. 


How she got into yoga:

I was teaching a lot of Aerobics, Step, Kickboxing and was looking to cross-train and not “jump” so much.  Took my first Yoga Class and was immediately hooked. 

What inspires Maria?

Nature inspires me, India inspires me and by beloved teachers elevate me a person and seeker on the path.


Fun Facts:

One of my absolute missions in my life is to lead people to see the beauty, magic and transformation awaiting you in India!

Hobbies other than yoga: hiking, reading, writing and spiritual pilgrimages

Favorite Food: Indian Food!  Laccha Paratha with chutney.

Favorite Vacation Spot: India and Hawaii

Favorite Music: mostly chill music with good rhythms like the sounds of Thievery Corporation, Jack Johnson & Bob Marley

Favorite Book: The Alchemist