Retreats

About The Teacher

Maria Johnson is a veteran teacher of 18 years at Snowbird’s Cliff Spa and the Founder of the Settled. Life Yoga School, a 200-hour yoga teacher training program offered at Westminster College in SLC, Utah. She is a two-term legacy brand ambassador for Lululemon and an ambassador for Yoga Sailing Holidays since 2018.

She teaches alignment-based asana instruction in her international retreats and workshops, teacher training and community classes in a style inspired through the Krishnamacharya classical yoga lineage and nearly twenty years of practice and training in many different yoga disciplines. Settled Life Yoga An all levels, alignment-based practice integrating the principles of anatomy and biomechanics in asana with the ethical and philosophical tenets of the tradition to provide an empowering opportunity to work through any obstacles hindering our physical, mental and emotional wellbeing.

Maria draws on an extensive knowledge base of anatomy and physiology as it applies in yoga asana and specializes in welcoming anyone, in any season of life to practice safely, sensibly and from the heart. She is trusted by a range of clients including professional athletes in the NBA, NFL, and NHL.

Maria is registered through the Yoga Alliance as an E-RYT 500, an RPYT (registered prenatal teacher), a continuing education provider (YACEP) and is currently a brand ambassador for Lululemon. At home, she is the devoted mother of four children, a vegan environmentalist, and a lifelong student. She holds a BA in History: emphasis in South Asian studies and a minor in Art History and is involved with sharing conservation education as a Hawk docent with Hawkwatch International.

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Why Retreat?

We asked people why they go on retreat, here's what they said:

Opening up to the joy and peace of meditation and Yoga. <3 Marion
 

Retreat Guru's Vision

We believe human beings are innately wise, strong and kind. This wisdom, although not always experienced, is always present. Going on retreat is a beautiful way to reconnect to our basic sanity and health. Our aspiration at Retreat Guru is to inspire people to experience authentic retreats and reconnect with their innate wisdom, strength and kindness.

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