Maria Villella

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About Maria Villella

We love Maria's sincerity, depth, and natural inner beauty. Maria has been a leading voice in the world of yoga for over a decade. A dedicated Ashtanga practitioner, Maria led the Ashtanga Yoga Mysore program at Yoga Works, Santa Monica, from 2009-2015, sharing the gifts of yoga with wholehearted integrity. She has been featured in several publications such as Yoga Journal, LA Yoga, and Yogic Life.

Maria is the co-owner of Elysia Life Care Wellness Center in Santa Monica, CA, where she offers programs and treatment plans to help with infertility and women’s health, digestive issues, pain, chronic diseases, and wellness. What makes Maria unique is her vast knowledge and experience in treating patients clinically using acupuncture, herbs, diet, functional medicine, yoga, meditation, and lifestyle consultation to achieve life changing results.

As a clinician, Maria emphasizes a proactive approach to health, informing clients about common myths and coaching them towards their own health truths. Maria lives in Santa Monica with her husband, Joe, and their sweet beloved dog, Elsa.

Latest Videos by Maria Villella

Backbending for Mamas
30 min
Yoga for 2: Prenatal and Postnatal
Level 2
Maria Villella
Prenatal Foot Relief
30 min
Yoga for 2: Prenatal and Postnatal
Level 2
Maria Villella
Destress and Unwind
35 min
Yoga for 2: Prenatal and Postnatal
Level 1/2
Maria Villella
Nourishing Flow
30 min
Yoga for 2: Prenatal and Postnatal
Level 1/2
Maria Villella
Strength and Endurance
35 min
Yoga for 2: Prenatal and Postnatal
Level 2
Maria Villella
Strong and Fluid Hips
45 min
Yoga for 2: Prenatal and Postnatal
Level 1/2
Maria Villella


Yoga is only your participation in the given reality—not your attempt to get somewhere.
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