Yoga taught in the tradition of BKS Iyengar by Maria Calabria
Yoga taught in the tradition of BKS Iyengar by Maria Calabria


Maria teaches regular yoga classes in and around San Carlos, San Francisco, Foster City, and Menlo Park, California.

Before you come to class

  • Wear comfortable clothes such as shorts, t-shirts, and tights
  • Be prepared to be barefoot
  • Come with an empty stomach
  • Let Maria know if you have any significant health issues or injuries, are pregnant, or are menstruating as special poses are available
Important Notice
The practice of yoga, like any physical activity, involves some risk of injury. You should consult with your physician before undertaking any type of exercise.

What to expect

  • A safe, methodical progression of yoga postures
  • Technique - precision, alignment, and awareness in performing the yoga postures
  • Sequencing to develop strength, flexibility, stamina, concentration, and relaxation


Yoga classes often end with the instructor using this beautiful Sanskrit salutation that comes from India. It means: I honor the place in you where the whole Universe resides. And when I am in that place in me and you are in that place in you, there is only one of us.

Yoga Props

Yoga props include sticky mats, blankets, blocks, bolsters, and many other items. You don't need to buy everything right away. However, a sticky mat is a must. Other items can significantly enhance your yoga experience.
With the growing popularity of yoga in the United States, you can now find yoga props in many places: fitness clubs, yoga studios, health food stores, book stores, and so on.

Walk-in Stores in the San Francisco Bay Area

Mail Order

Yoga Books

Title Author
Light on Yoga B.K.S. Iyengar
Light on the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali B.K.S. Iyengar
Light on Pranayama B.K.S. Iyengar
The Tree of Yoga B.K.S. Iyengar
Yoga, A Gem for Women Geeta S. Iyengar
Yoga, the Iyengar Way Silva, Mira & Shyam Mehta
Astadala Yogamala B.K.S. Iyengar
Yoga: The Path To Holistic Health B.K.S. Iyengar
Light on Astanga Yoga B.K.S. Iyengar
Light on Life B.K.S. Iyengar

Yoga Videos

There are many yoga videos available. However, I can only recommend the ones I have watched and/or where I know the instructor personally. Here is a short list that will help you with the practice of yoga at home:
Title Featuring
Begin With Yoga, Video Practice Series Linda Bonney
Yoga Journal's Yoga Practice for Beginners Patricia Walden
Yoga Journal's Yoga Practice Yoga Practice for Flexibility Patricia Walden
Yoga Journal's Yoga Practice Yoga Practice for Strength Rodney Yee
Yoga Journal's Yoga Practice Yoga Practice for Relaxation Patricia Walden and Rodney Yee
Yoga for Beginners Manouso Manos
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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