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My Story

My yoga practice has been quite a journey thus far.  I found the fitness side of yoga in 2015 after having a Gastric Sleeve surgery.  Yoga helped me lose more weight and tone my muscles.  That first year of learning yoga focused solely on the physical movement, practicing yoga, running and walking.  My body went from 321 pounds to 160…over the years I have gained some back, still living with food addiction and simply being human!


Through the help of my sweet husband and some encouragement from friends, I came back to my passion, Yoga. While the physical body is so important to care for, I needed something more! The movement of my soul and mind…through my heart.  This is where the real healing begins… 

Maria Love owner and instructor at A Welcome Haven Yoga studio

After much study, practice, prayer and guidance from my amazing teachers, I am honored to pass on these lovely practices to you.

I look forward to helping you find the movement of your body, mind and soul.


500 Hr. RYT; Reiki Master Teacher

Student of the Inner Alignment System

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