Restorative Yoga

My restorative yoga classes connect you to your heart, your breath, your soul. It’s yoga on a broader scale with focus on the interior journey and connecting with heart and soul. This unconventional practice focuses on self-care & connecting to your Self.

What to expect:

  • Mindful breathing

  • Deep relaxation

  • Holding passive, supported postures for extended periods of time to allow your body to fully engage & soften into the shape

  • Release tension physical tension & mental stress

  • Accessible to everyone

Practice Benefits:

  • Relieves stress, calms the mind

  • Enhanced respiratory function

  • Enhanced flexibility

  • Heightened body awareness

  • Activates parasympathetic nervous system (to balance out chronic “flight or fight” response, which is so prevalent today)

  • Increased self awareness & introspection

  • Decrease in cortisol production


Maria is an amazing yoga teacher. After taking a break from yoga due to injuries, I missed my regular yoga practice. Maria is very caring and made some great suggestions due to my new outlook. She made me feel at ease and encouraged me to do what felt comfortable. As a result of taking several of her classes, I’m now hooked again. Looking forward to my next one!
— Jo Marie B.

PRIVATE & SEMI-PRIVATE LESSONS:

Private lessons are a great way to focus on alignment, work on specific postures, or learn modifications specifically suited to your physical needs. One-on-one attention is beneficial to students of all levels!

Types of lessons available:

  • Vinyasa Yoga

  • Restorative Yoga

  • Guided Meditation

  • Corporate classes also available.

Please contact me with any questions regarding rates or to schedule an appointment.
hello@maria-mccord.com


Public class schedule:

Restorative Yoga Classes:

Sundays at 7:30 p.m. (60 min)

Location: Viva Prana: 1415 N. Dayton 3rd floor, Chicago, IL
www.vivaprana.com


Where I've TraineD:

200 hr RYT, Level 1 & 2 Reiki certified

Completed 200 hr RYT Vinyasa training in 2014 (Village Yoga in Chicago)

Additional trainings including Yoga Nidra & Restorative

Completed Level 1 & 2 Reiki training in 2017 (Tracey Ostrand www.turnyourshineon.com)

Completed Akashic Records training in 2018