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Bio for Maria Radloff

I have been practicing and studying ashtanga yoga since 2008, initially learning from teachers Dave and Cheryl Oliver in Scottsdale, Arizona. I was fortunate because they taught me more than asana. They introduced philosophy, chanting, sanskrit and the adjusting of poses. I have also learned from many other master teachers, books and classes, but what I ultimately discovered is that the best teacher is my own practice. I learn every time I get on the mat. I experience, I feel and I discover. I learn about myself. And I learn about my body in the poses. There is no better teacher than experience itself.

I have been studying ayurveda for almost as long, but officially I began my studies at Kerala Academy in 2017 and am currently enrolled in the second year Practitioner program. I am active with NAMA and volunteer on the Student Membership sub-committee. Ayurveda is the perfect complement to yoga as they stem from the same philosophies and completely support each other. The eight limbs of yoga target the mind and body through the practice of focus and awareness. Ayurveda targets the mind and body through diet, routine and lifestyle. Both sciences bring us back to nature and our natural, divine states.

My personal mission health, happiness and harmony with nature for all.

Ayurveda Flowers




Education & Certifications

  • BS-Journalism, Emphasis on Advertising, University of Wisconsin – Madison
  • 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training – Dave’s Astanga Yoga, Scottsdale, AZ
  • 300-hour Yoga Teacher Training – Dave’s Astanga Yoga, Scottsdale, AZ
  • Ayurvedic Wellness Counselor (in progress) – Kerala Academy, Milpitas, CA
  • Ayurvedic Wellness Practitioner (in progress) – Kerala Academy, Milpitas, CA


  • 2011-present Ashtanga Yoga Teacher – Centered City Yoga, Salt Lake City, UT
  • 2011-present Yoga Teacher Trainer – Inbody Yoga Academy, Salt Lake City, UT
  • 2017-present Yoga Teacher Trainer – Centered City Yoga, Salt Lake City, UT
  • 2016-2018 Ashtanga Yoga Teacher – Bhakti Bunch Yoga Club, Salt Lake City, UT
  • 2018 Yoga Teacher Trainer – Sumit’s Yoga, South Jordan, UT
  • 2017 Lead Yoga Teacher Trainer – Wasatch Ayurveda & Yoga, Salt Lake City, UT
  • 2009-2010 Ashtanga Yoga Teacher – Dave’s Astanga Yoga, Scottsdale, AZ
  • 2010 Ashtanga Yoga Teacher – Yoga Breeze, Cave Creek, AZ
  • 2009-2018 Many workshops on ashtanga yoga, sanskrit & vedic chant, and ayurveda, all over Utah, Arizona and Wisconsin

Trainings & One-on-One Instruction

  • Ashtanga Week with Prem & Radha Carlisi, Scottsdale, AZ
  • Kino MacGreggor Ashtanga Weekend Workshop, Tempe, AZ
  • Dave Robson Ashtanga Weekend Workshop, Phoenix, AZ
  • Mysore Ashtanga Yoga practice with Tim Miller, Carlsbad, AZ
  • Mysore Ashtanga Yoga practices at The Yoga Workshop, Boulder, CO
  • Mysore Ashtanga Yoga practice & one-on-one lessons with Anthony & Radha Carlisi, Kauai, HI & Ubud, Bali (Indonesia)
  • Vedic Chanting with Cheryl Oliver, Phoenix, AZ
  • School of Practical Philosophy, Philosophy – 5 Years, Scottsdale AZ
  • School of Practial Philosophy Weekend Retreat, San Francisco, CA
  • School of Practial Philsophy – Sansksrit, Scottsdale AZ
  • Weekend Ayurveda Workshop with Nicolai Bachman, Chandler, AZ
  • Yoga Sutras Week Retreat with Nicolai Bachman, Santa Fe, NM
  • Sanskrit – One on One – with Nicolai Bachman
  • Extensive workshops for ayurveda & yoga with Arun Deva – 5 years, Salt Lake City, UT
  • Ayurveda mentorship (scribing consults) with Arun Deva – 2 years, Salt Lake City, UT
  • Extensive vedic workshops on ayurveda, philosophy, jyotisha, vastu shastra, Shiva Centre, Salt Lake City, UT

saha nāvavatu
saha nau bhunaktu
saha vīryaṃ karavāvahai
tejasvi nāvadhītamastu
mā vidviṣāvahai.
Om śāntiḥ śāntiḥ śāntiḥ