After spending years in luxury retail, my soul was screaming for more meaning.
Hi, I'm maria mccord!
I am a 200 hr certified Vinyasa yoga teacher, based in Chicago. My intention is to make yoga accessible for Every Body.
I discovered yoga and found a practice that nourished my soul as well as my body. I wanted to share this incredible, transformational practice with others, and completed my 200 hr training in 2014.
I rediscovered the transformational benefits of personal development & mindset work after a particularly dark period in 2016. With the help & support of some incredible coaches & mentors, I was able to heal and emerge as a stronger version of myself. I had connected to a deeper part of myself that was inspired to help others on their journey of transformation.
I Found my home on the mat
Over the last several years I have studied with a variety of wonderful teachers including Rich Logan, Amber Cook, Kim Wilcox, Angie Starz, Chrissy Gonzalez, and Wade Gotwals.
I have participated in workshops with Kathryn Budig, Justin Reilly, Jennifer Pastiloff, & Kerri Verna.
I believe in the physical, spiritual, and mental benefits of yoga and hope to help students find and follow their own unique yogic journey.
I've been where you are...
My story, my struggles, & triumphs with addiction, body image, negative self talk, & limiting beliefs make me uniquely qualified to meet you where you’re at.
I am relatable. I am genuinely invested in helping you reach your goals.
I am doing the work & showing up in my own life so I can help you do the same in yours.
I don’t do it perfectly, but I continue to show up, every day.
Small steps taken consistently, over time, yield big results.