Maya was first introduced to yoga in the early 2000s when she did beginners course with Simon Marrocco at St Kilda Yoga School. Initially she approached yoga as a form of exercise, to improve her strength and flexibility and went on to explore other forms of workout and other forms of yoga. After having a child and few years of sporadic yoga practices, she returned to SKYS in 2011 and rediscovered her passion for Iyengar yoga. This time she committed herself to regular practice and realised that no other form of training helped her to strengthen her body and clear her mind as Iyengar yoga did, this fact becoming apparent when she conquered the incurable disease after years of distress. That unexpected experience helped her realise how powerful yoga can be and prompted her to learn more and improve her yoga practice.
Maya started the teacher training program with Simon Marrocco in January 2015 and is learning that yoga is not just postures (asanas) and breathing techniques (pranayama), but the philosophy and way of life, to which she is now fully devoted. Soon after commencing teacher training, Maya started teaching yoga to kids at SKYS, including her own son, who loves yoga and is very happy and proud of his mom teaching him. Maya cherishes the opportunity to practice teaching with the kids and thoroughly enjoys the experience, with the kids class being the highlight of her week.