Health is not a goal. It is a journey.

Holiday Ghee Making Party

Ghee Demo, Holiday Party
Date: Wednesday, December 18th
Time: 6:30pm
Location: Maria’s Bungalow d’Ayurveda

Celebrate the season with ayurveda friends! We’ll snack, sip tea and make ghee, all while mingling and having fun! Learn how to make the ayurvedic super oil that has high cook temps, helps with digestion and alleviates Vata and Pitta, especially during the holidays. The party is free, but if you would like to purchase ghee to take home or give as friends, please pre-order by contacting me.

Sanskrit for Yoga and Ayurveda

new class

Drop-in monthly – Second Wednesdays 7PM Mountain Time
Available for trainings, studios, teachers, students and anyone with a curiosity for this language.

Why study Sanskrit?

1. Sanskrit is the language of yoga and ayurveda, so to really understand those sciences, the language must be learned. So much of the contextual meanings will be gone without such study.

2. Sanskrit will reveal the truth. If you are curious about life, nature, spirituality or philosophy, Sanskrit has answers! The truth is embedded in the language. Real truth!

3. Sanskrit is uplifting to the mind. If you’re struggling right now, there is nothing better than occupying the mind with Sanskrit. In ayurveda and yoga we tend to the mind with sattvic activities, and learning Sanskrit is such a practice. You will feel in a better place even after just one hour of this crazy topic! Give it a try!

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How to Eat Ayurvedically

A Two-Day Workshop hosted by The Front Climbing Gym

Friday, September 20 • 4:30-6:30pm
Saturday, September 21 • 3:00-5:00pm

Join The Front’s class of 2019 Yoga Teacher Training students and instruction team for a series of very special workshops this fall. These workshops are perfect for graduates of other teacher trainings that would like to continue their education, as well as the general public with a special interest in deepening their knowledge and practice of Yogic sciences.

The 2nd workshop of this series “How to Eat Ayurvedically” will be led by Maria Radloff, Ayurvedic practitioner and recipient of City Weekly’s 2018 Best of Utah Ayurveda award.

DAY 1:

Date: Friday, September 20
Time: Friday 4:30-6:30 pm
Location: the OG group fitness room (The Front Climbing Gym)
Price: $20 ($35 for non-members) (payment button below, pay for each day separately)

Learn when to eat, what to eat and how to eat ayurvedically. We’ll discuss the concepts of doshas, scheduling our day, qualities of ourselves (and foods and environments) and how to balance them, and how to improve digestion and health through how we eat. Digestion is one of the most profound ways to improve health and you will see results by implementing the concepts learned in this workshop! There will be plenty of time for questions.

DAY 2:

Date: Saturday, September 21
Time: 3-5 pm
Location: Maria’s Kitchen near Liberty Park (limited to 7 participants)
Price: $20 for the class, plus $10 for food/drink (payment button below, pay for each day separately)

Learn how to make some great healthy foods that are easy to make in any kitchen! We’ll make kitcheri, a spiced rice and bean meal that is tasty and satisfying. We’ll also make a batch of ghee (clarified butter), a quick digestive aid to take before eating, CCF digestive tea and an ayurvedic buttermilk (takra). We’ll look at spices as well. Health comes from balanced digestion, so we can use food to build this process and also to reduce heaviness, bloating, gas, burning (hyperacidity, etc) or loose motions.

Register for DAY 1

Register for DAY 2


Ogden Yoga Fest

Ogden Yoga Fest

Practical Ayurveda with Maria Radloff

Date: Saturday, September 28
Time: 10:30am
Location: DaVinci Academy / The Yoga Loft at the Front Climbing Gym, Ogden, Utah
Learn 12 tips to integrate ayurveda into your life! Learn about eating, drinking, exercising, sleeping and much more.
View the full schedule here:


Member Meetup: Yoga & Ayurveda Social

Tuesday, May 21, 2019
7:30 PM – 9:30 PM
The Front Climbing Gym
1470 S 400 W, Salt Lake City, Utah 84115

Join us Tuesday, May 21st at 7:30pm for a special presentation about Yoga off the mat. This Yoga & Ayurveda chat is with our very own Yoga Teacher Training team! Sarah Jane will explain what Ashtanga Yoga really is, Maria Radloff will give insight to Ayurveda, the amazing sister science to yoga which can help you reach a glowing state of health, and Rohit Nair will unveil secrets of the classic Yoga word OM and give a peek into Vedic and Indic philosophy.

Meetup attendees will receive $300 off our Yoga Teacher Training if you sign up on the day of this event! This social will be broken into parts – presentation, Q&A, and simply meeting and chatting with other yoga friends!

General Member Meetup Deets:
« Our Third Tuesday Member Meetups are a great place to meet new friends, enjoy $2 tacos and $2 beers, and gain some new knowledge!
« These events are free for members. Guests are welcome with a day pass.
« Meetups typically take place at Rumsy’s, but this one will be happening in the yoga room on the 3rd floor.
« Plus, we always provide free chips and salsa!


Free Introduction to Ayurveda Workshop

Friday, May 17, 2019
7 PM – 9 PM
The Front Climbing Gym
1470 S 400 W, Salt Lake City, Utah 84115

This is a FREE workshop open to the public! Come experience ayurveda – taste it, smell it, see it, touch it, listen to it. I’ll be teaching an interactive workshop where you can learn how to bring ayurveda into your life via food choices, scheduling and practices. This super simple yet highly impactful plan will gently bring you back into health and balance.

Come delight your senses, including the sixth one…the mind!


The Art of Adjusting

Ayurveda & Ashtanga at Transcend Yoga in Logan UT
Saturday, March 30, 2019
Transcend Yoga, Logan UT

A workshop for yoga teachers who are interested in learning more hands-on adjustment techniques. This workshop is based on postures from ashtanga yoga. It is a great way to become more confident and knowledgeable on teaching your yoga classes less verbally and more with touch and subtle cues.


An Introduction to Ayurveda

Ayurveda & Ashtanga at Transcend Yoga in Logan UT
Friday, February 1, 2019
Transcend Yoga, Logan UT
$25 or both workshops for $40 (includes Ashtanga Yoga, Feb 2)

Ayurveda has two goals: staying healthy and healing imbalance.
Topics to be covered:

  • What is Ayurveda? Ayurveda is a complete medical system from the same origins of yoga. It can heal or manage most all imbalances. Learn how preventative practice can dodge imbalances (diseases) throughout the aging process.
  • Learn the Doshas – Vata Pitta Kapha Work with the fundamental energies in your body, mind, foods and lifestyle.
  • The Importance of Digestion You aren’t what you eat, you are what you digest. How proper digestion is the foundation of health.
  • Creating Balance Through Daily Routine When you sleep, eat, exercise, etc can have a profound effect on your life. Learn proper routines for health and happiness!

I will be offering individual consultations February 1-3 at Transcend Yoga. These appointments are $95 and run 90 minutes.


Ashtanga Yoga – Led Primary Series

Ayurveda & Ashtanga at Transcend Yoga in Logan UT
Saturday, February 2, 2019
Transcend Yoga, Logan UT
$25 or both workshops for $40 (includes Ayurveda, Feb 1)

Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga is a set sequence of postures that utilize movement linked with breath, creating heat to purify the mind and body.

The Practice
The Primary Series is the first sequence of postures, titled yoga cikitsa (yoga therapy). It is a beautiful set of postures that target the spine with forward folds, backbends and twists, lengthening and mobilizing the spine, to heal the entire body.

This workshop will be taught traditionally with modifications offered to make all postures accessible to each student in the class. Breath is the backbone of the practice and each class is infused with ayurveda, sanskrit and vedic philosophies. Experience this traditional lineage of vinyasa yoga that was the precursor to power yoga!


Practical Ayurveda

Ayurveda in Scottsdale AZ
February 7, 2019
Authentic Yoga (Dave’s Astanga Yoga), Scottsdale AZ

Enjoy a 3-hour ayurvedic conversation about how to practically use ayurveda for a healthy, happy life! What is health? Health is much more than absence of symptoms. It is a well-functioning body, a pleasant mind, accurate senses and a contented soul.

Topics to be covered:

  • Learn and understand the doshas – (vata pitta kapha)
    Work with and balance the fundamental energies of the universe.
  • The Importance of digestion (agni)
    You aren’t what you eat, you are what you digest. Discover how proper digestion is the foundation of health. There will be tips on how to balance the digestive fire for improving your health.
  • Cleaning up blockages (ama)
    Foods that aren’t properly digested get stored to be dealt with later. This sticky substance can clog and cause problems if digestion is not tended to. This is the main cause of disease. Learn more about ama and how to burn it away.
  • Balance through daily routine
    Your schedule for sleeping, eating, exercising, etc can have a profound effect on your life. Learn how to schedule your day as well as some additional habits you may want to include.

You will gain an amazing understanding of ayurveda through this workshop, and even if you already have basic knowledge, this will take you further in your understanding.

I will also be offering individual consultations February 7-12 at Authentic Yoga. These appointments are $95 and run 90 minutes.


Ayurveda for Athletes

Ayurveda Workshop - Front Climbing Gym
The Front Climbing Gym
February 17th

Nowadays stress is a popular term for our minds, but in ayurveda stress is depletion in the mind or body from overuse. It is common for modern athletes to work hard, play hard, which takes a toll on reserves and resources. Goals keep getting more extreme and minds and bodies keep expanding to reach them. The problem, ayurvedically, is that without proper nourishment and rest, eventually things will get stressed, depleted and finally break down.

Stress can show up in the form of intense training, not training…but still competing in a physical challenge, erratic training…or too much to do, heavy emotions, constantly pushing hard, fear and heavy expectations.

In ayurveda we would never ask you to give up these amazing challenges you love to do! Instead, we want to offer you an individualized way to eat, schedule your day, practice and rest that will help you build your vitality, strength and energy reserves so that you can physically and mentally afford to conquer these goals.

Join me for a 3-hour lecture on how to integrate ayurvedic routines and foods into your athletic lifestyle to become a stronger participant in your sports and in your life!


Holiday Ghee Cooking Party

Ghee Demo, Cooking, Holiday Treats
Date: Friday, December 14th (new date)
Time: 7:00pm
Location: Maria’s Bungalow d’Ayurveda

My ghee and cooking party for November had to be rescheduled due to illness. It will now be held festively in December! I will do a demo on how to make your own ghee at home. I’m sure there will be some festive treats as well, along with mingling, sipping hot toddies and other holiday fun. There will be no gift exchanges or weird sweaters required. Unless you want to.
$10 fee to cover supplies, includes a sample jar of ghee to take home
$10 additional if you’d like to buy a 7oz jar of ghee

  • Ayurveda Party

  • Additional Jar of Ghee (7 oz)

Ayurveda for Athletes

SLCC Health and Fitness Conference
Date: Saturday, November 3rd
Time: 2:30-3:20 PM
Location: Taylorsville Redwood Campus, Lifetime Activities Center, LAC Rec Gym

Salt Lake Community College has announced their second annual SLCC Health and Fitness Conference. SLCC HLA department offers professional training for health and exercise specialists.

My topic will be on ayurveda, mainly digestion and daily routine. We will also look at abhyanga and breath work. If you’re curious about the power of ayurveda, check it out!

It’s a two day event and there will be food trucks for lunch. Their line-up of speakers is amazing, so check it out at:


An Introduction to Ayurveda & Establishing a Daily Routine

Saturday, September 29, 2018
InTune Yoga Wellness
Ivory Ridge Clubhouse, 32 E Clubview Lane, Lehi, UT
Cost is $35

Ayurveda has two goals: staying healthy and healing imbalance. This workshop will introduce ayurvedic principles that can do both.

Topics to be covered:

  • What is Ayurveda? Ayurveda is a complete medical system from the same origins of yoga. It can heal or manage most all imbalances. Learn how preventative pratices can spare you from excess imbalances (diseases) throughout the aging process.
  • Balancing the 20 Gunas Learn how to work with qualites of the universe that exist in food, environment, everything! Use cold to reduce hot, or oily to reduce dry. This is the foundation of treating and preventing imbalance.
  • Learn the Doshas – Vata Pitta Kapha Work with the fundamental energies of the universe in your body, mind, foods and lifestyle.
  • The Importance of Digestion You aren’t what you eat, you are what you digest. How proper digestion is the foundation of health in ayurveda.
  • Creating Balance Through Daily Routine When you sleep, eat, exercise, etc can have a profound effect on your life. Learn proper routines for health and happiness!

If you are passionate about health, nature and perhaps even yoga, this workshop is for you! Register online to receive your registration packet.

Ayurveda Workshop with Ghee and Chai

Ghee and Chai Party

October 6, 2018
$10 (PayPal below or cash at the door)
RSVP required

Your PayPal payment is considered your RSVP, or click the RSVP link to email your reservation

Come to this fun interactive workshop to learn how to make ghee…at home! Ghee is an amazing alternative to most of the cooking oils we are used to using. It is great for nurturing vata, pacifies pitta (while still kindling the digestive fire) and is light enough for kapha. Once you know how to make ghee, you’ll be cooking with it all the time…it is one of the best oils to use! It also has a high cook temp so it doesn’t go bad like olive oil can.

While waiting for the ghee to cook, we’ll throw together a nice batch of creamy homemade chai tea. Learn about some ayurvedic spices and how they can increase digestive fire…making this a great dessert for after meals.

Once the ghee is done, we’ll drizzle it over some cinnamon apples, bake, and have a nice autumn treat!

My goal is to create a nice community who loves to cook and use ayurveda. Please join us, meet others, and have some fun over the stove! Feel free to bring any homemade treats or fun beverages!


Ayurveda Workshop for Yogis

Saturday, August 18, 2018
The Front Climbing Gym

Join special guest Yoga, Sanskrit, and Ayurveda teacher Maria Radloff and our 2018 Yoga Teacher Training crew for a very special Ayurveda workshop on Saturday, August 18th from 1pm – 5pm. This fascinating learning opportunity that will help you reach new levels of health is only a $25 per person!


Ayurveda Workshop for Yoga Therapists

Sunday, July 15, 2018
Inbody Yoga Academy

Maria will be introducing practical Ayurveda for use in every day life, as well as using it as an understanding of working with others. We will look at the 10 pairs of qualities, 3 doshas, 3 gunas, 6 tastes, agni/ama and dinacharya. We will look at where ayurveda comes from, including the 24 tattvas and how it connects to yoga. We will look at simple ways to balance things like dryness, heat, heaviness, and other qualities that can get easily get aggravated. We will spend time working on eating, food choices/menus, spices, daily routine, exercise, yoga practices, sleep, and how we can bring this all together in our already busy lives.


Granoji Festival

Saturday, June 23, 2018
Electric Park, Thanksgiving Point

10am Ayurveda – The Art of Daily Habits
Let’s take a look at daily routine and habitual patterns. Ayurveda brings us back to the natural rhythms of nature. Sometimes we may not realize that there are patterns in our life that could eventually lead to imbalance and disease. We will examine our daily lives and the things we do on a regular basis and see if we can reconstruct some of those things to lead us into health and balance…and vitality and happiness!

11am Sanskrit and Chant for Yogis
Learn the language of yoga! To understand yoga, one needs to understand it’s language. Together we’ll learn the sounds of the alphabet so that no matter what Sanskrit word or phrase you see, you’ll be able to pronounce it correctly. Why is that important? Sanskrit is a vibrational language and the meaning is carried in the sound. If you enjoy chanting or learning about the philosophy of yoga, it is important to know the correct sounds. We will also do some chants in Sanskrit to practice using the sounds. Studying Sanskrit brightens the mind. Come feel the effects of this powerful language!


Introduction to Ayurveda

Friday, June 8, 2018
Centered City Yoga

Ayurveda Heals. Most everybody is suffering from imbalance…in ayurveda we look to see what is causing that imbalance, and then we try to eliminate it so it doesn’t continue coming back. There are many simple tips for lifestyle and diet that will offer you more balance, vitality, health and happiness! Learn where ayurveda comes from, how it works and how it can change your life! Ayurveda is a real science from India that trained doctors heal people with every day, sometimes miraculously! If you love yoga, you will LOVE ayurveda!


Sanskrit & Chanting

Day 1: November 16, 7-9pm
Day 2: December 9, 9-11am
Cost: $25

This is a 4-hour, 2-day workshop that will present the beautiful language of Sanskrit in a very practical, useful way.

Learn the language of yoga and how to apply that knowledge to vedic philosophy concepts, chanting, and of course, yoga! Once you learn the sounds of the alphabet, large pieces of the yoga universe will start to unlock and you will be able to curiously look around. We will practice the language, the sounds, chanting Yoga Sutras and vedic chants, and vocabulary words. If you love yoga, you must dive into its language.

Chanting is an excellent way to soothe the mind. If you struggle with emotional or mental issues, a good dose of chanting can start to chisel away at such things. This type of chanting requires nothing other than perseverance and focus to learn the chants and practice them. There is no need of knowing what the shlokas mean or translations. It’s pure glorious chanting! Nourishment for the mind. This will bring on the sattva.

Now, if you are chanting in Sanskrit with a purpose, that is, to create something via the meaning of the words, it gets a little more difficult. Since the meaning of the words are carried in the sound, you must know how to properly pronounce the letters and words or you may even call in its complete opposite! Did you know that nava means nine and nāva means boat? The only difference is the longer “a” sound on the first syllable. That means if you’re chanting for a boat, you may get a nine! haha! Come to class so you don’t start calling in weird things!