A former Muay Thai practitioner, Maria Lourdes Chan found Bikram yoga when she sustained an injury during a sparring session. After a week of Bikram yoga, she was hooked. Until today, she feels that nothing can take away her peace during her practice. It gives her a sense of tranquility, allowing her mind, body and soul to be one. In spring 2010, her life began as a Bikram-certified yoga teacher and she has taught across the world, including New York, Hawaii, Las Vegas, France, Italy, Japan, Manila, Thailand and Jarkata. She believes that health is more important than wealth, and that to live is to serve. To uplift people spiritually, mentally and physically is her motto in life. Her magnetic personality and knowledge of alignment have led her to tour and train with some of the most prominent international personalities, including Japanese pop star Ayumi Hamasaki.
Maria has been teaching kid's yoga classes for the last 5 years. The joyousness which Maria exudes, combined with her spontaneity, allows her to build natural bonds with children, and at the same time impart the foundations of yoga to them.
Maria's goal is to impart to all beings, whether big or small, the ability to be awakened mentally and physically. She is passionately determined to continue to spread the light of yoga to the world.