About The Teacher

Health Coach, Nutricionist Chef, Yoga & Pilates instructor and Founder of Vibrant Living Retreats- Luxury. She was certificated on The Institute of Integrative Nutrition (New York), where she acquired innovating coaching methods, practical lifestyle management techniques, and has knowlegde over 100 dietary theories – Ayurveda, gluten-free, Paleo, raw, vegan, macrobiotics, and everything in between.

Her Pilates training comes through Polestar Pilates Education with Brent D. Anderson (USA) while attending various post-graduate classes with the likes of Kathy Corey (USA), Blandine Calais (France), Colleen Craig (Canada) and Myriam Taylor (Canada). She is was qualified by The International School of Yoga as a Hatha Yoga Instructor. Her deep level of passion drove her to explore new fields of therapy movements as, Feldenkrise and Gyrokinesis. She founded her centre, "Inspira Pilates & Spiritual Arts", in the heart of South Andalusia and began giving Pilates and yoga classes, as well as nutrition, cooking and tribal dance courses for 15 years.

She loved cooking and she dove straight into a professional cooking school. She soon found working alongside some of the most famous chefs in Spain as Ferrán Adriá (EL BULLI) and Sergi Arola (LAB).

She curates.- It was an amazing experience to be involved in the Michelin Star restaurants and I gained so much knowledge about creativity, art expression and sophisticated cooking. I got to witness first-hand how people respond differently in high pressure environments" Some years later she created a luxury catering company called Inspira Arte Culinario, providing Gourmet food and cooking courses.

"My education as a Health Coach has equipped me with extensive, cutting-edge knowledge in holistic nutrition, health coaching, and prevention. Drawing on my expertise, I work with clients to help make lifestyle changes and promote healthier lifestyles which produce real and lasting results"

Maria also was acclaimed for some Retreat Organizations as a Nutrionist Chef, where she designed and prepared all the Healthy menus and taught how to prepare those healthy menus with handable techniques.

" My mission has always been to promote people following Their passions and make a living from it. Every human has the right to enjoy and feel passionate about their job. We are designed for this and when we achieve it, we are genuinely fullfilling our personal mission.

People can change jobs many times and finally, when everything comes together as it should, there is a connection and a sacred understanding of ‘why’. I am thankful that my paths of different experiences, successes and failures have brought me to this present moment. Together, with my coaching education and Integrative Nutrition Philosophy I am able to fully immerse myself into each curated experience at Vibrant Living Retreats"

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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.