YOGA taught in the tradition of BKS Iyengar by Maria F. Calabria


Maria teaches regular yoga classes in and around San Mateo, San Carlos, Belmont and Redwood City, California.

San Carlos

Maria Calabria is teaching Iyengar yoga Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings at the Yoga Health Center in San Carlos. She is also teaching there Monday evenings. Check out the schedule for details.


Maria is teaching Iyengar yoga at Prajna in Belmont on Wednesday evenings. Check out the schedule for details.


Yoga is an ancient and timeless art, science, and philosophy that emphasizes performing one’s daily responsibilities with awareness, integrity, and compassion. Yoga involves daily practice of yoga postures and breathing exercises that work every muscle, bone, joint, and organ. Working through the concreteness of the body, yoga teaches one to observe and integrate the body, the breath and the mind.

Iyengar Yoga

Iyengar yoga is based on the teaching of B.K.S. Iyengar who lived in Pune, India. He studied, practiced, and taught the ancient science of yoga for over 70 years and wrote several well known books, such as Light on Yoga, Light on Pranayama, Light on the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali and many more. He is well known for his discoveries, innovations and ways to reach perfection in the poses by introducing the use of props. Due to his own physical challenges he created several props that helped him and others to achieve perfection in the poses. His method emphasizes the standing poses to develop strength, stability, stamina, concentration and body alignment. The use the props enhances the learning process and gives support if the person needs it. His method is safe and widely respected in the therapeutic field.

Maria F. Calabria

Maria is a Certified Iyengar Yoga Instructor. She has been practicing yoga since 1985 and teaching since 2000. Her teacher training includes years of apprenticeship with top instructors in the Bay Area as well as intense yoga studies with the Iyengar family in Pune, India.
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"All of us have a dormant spark of divinity in us which has to be fanned into flame by yoga." - B.K.S. Iyengar