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Maria is a specialist working primarily with women, supporting them through various stages of life to find their own balance and health. Maria’s work focuses on hormonal health — working closely with clients hoping to conceive with or without IVF, pregnant and postpartum women, and menopausal women. Internal health is reflected in the skin and Maria takes a holistic approach to antiaging encouraging healthy lifestyle, microneedling, nanoneedling, facial gua sha or cupping, and homeopathic injectables to help clients maintain a youthful appearance, age gracefully, and reflect true health and beauty.


She works with children, and also enjoys working with patients to resolve or manage acute and chronic illnesses. 

Maria came to her work in integrative medicine through yoga after years of experiencing and marveling at the therapeutic results of even just one session. Yoga’s ability to restore balance between the heart and mind, to re-root us in our hearts, struck a chord. Then, after a back injury, Maria was introduced to acupuncture. She began a process of healing that was perspectival as well as physical: She learned how to listen more closely to her body.


Maria is a Board certified Doctor of Acupuncture and eastern medicine and a member of the American Board of Oriental Reproductive Medicine. She has taught yoga for nearly 20 years with the highest level of national teacher certification ERYT 500. She has been on the teaching team for Loyola Marymount University teacher training program for over 10 years. She has also been on the cover of Yoga Journal multiple times and created for Yoga Journal, Yogic Life, and Yoga Anytime. You can find her primary and second series videos here. You can register for Maria’s online classes at and receive 1 month free using the code MARIA.

Maria finds inspiration to do the work of healing when connecting with women and cultivating authenticity in her care and support. She lives in Sarasota County, FL, and travels monthly to see her clients and community in Santa Monica, CA. When she is not teaching yoga or practicing medicine she enjoys spending time with her daughter, exercising, meditating, spending time in nature, reading, cooking, and attending seminars.

What Clients Say

“After years of struggling with some women’s health issues, it was shortly after working with Maria that my hormones were balanced, my monthly cycle was consistent and my overall energy was renewed. Maria always made me feel welcome and at ease; her individual attention and care was like no other.”


LAC- California State Licensed Acupuncturist

DOM- Doctor Of Oriental Medicine Florida

NCCOM- National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine

ABORM- Acupuncture and Board of Reproductive Medicine

EYT500- Experienced Yoga Teacher Trainer

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