Creative Director & Yoga teacher

Maria Lodetoft Usai, originally from Sweden, decided to become a yoga teacher after personally experiencing the positive benefits of yoga. She started started practicing yoga in 2015 after suffering from depression, and she often refers to the moments after her first practice when she was laughing and crying hysterically for hours afterwards as the emotional blockages was released… she knew that something amazing was happening within, something she wanted to be able to share with others.  

Maria studied for her Yin Yoga teachers degree in London 2017 and started teaching shortly after. In June 2018 she continued her development with a course at YogaLondon in Restorative Yoga. She currently teach public and private classes under her own brand; Casa Fortunata and at a selection of studios in London, Sweden and Italy. For the last 6 months Maria has brought the element of sound in to her classes, using frosted and clear crystal singing bowls, offering mixed session of Yoga and sound. As her love for the singing bowls have grown she has also orchestrated her own longer sound bath and host regular events where she works with just sound: Crystal Concerts - The Sound Of Light.

She have recently also started to work with corporate clients offering team yoga sessions and corporate wellness days.

In October 2018 Maria will be opening the doors to her and her husbands healthy eating Italian Restaurant within the theme park of HB Town in Changsha, China, called No.105. She will continue to teach between London, Italy and China and continue her personal development from the monks and teachers at the Lushan Temple in Changsha over the next year. This new adventure is a dream coming true, powered by positive intentions and manifestations. To share her knowledge and experience on this subject Maria also hosts mindfulness circles where she offers insight into using various tools to improve your life: this can be meditation, crystals, sound or manifestations.

Maria also co-hosts Theta Healing & Sound Baths workshops together with Dora de Prado, where they offer a combination of the powerful Theta healing and sound baths to let go of the old and welcome the new, attracting positive changes in abundance.

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Yin Yoga module 1 -  50h RYT (August 2017) - With Yin Yoga
US Yoga Alliance Certified Training 

Yin Yoga module 2 -  50h RYT (October 2017) - With Yin Yoga
US Yoga Alliance Certified Training

Restorative Yoga - 25h RYT (June 2018) - Yoga London
US Yoga Alliance Certified Course

For more information about With Yin Yoga's teacher training you can visit their website here.