Maryam Ovissi became an avid student of yoga in 1999, after studying privately with Simin Yahaghi, her first yoga teacher, in California. Since 2001, she has been teaching Hatha, Hatha Flow, Vinyasa, Prenatal and mom and baby classes. Maryam is a certified yoga instructor that has done numerous trainings including her 500 hour teacher training under the tutorledge of Bhekaji Lynch. She has continued to study with reknown teachers in the world of Yoga. Maryam co-developed the BelovedYoga Teacher Training Programs: the 200 hr Immersion, 300 hr Advance Teacher Training and the BelovedYoga Certification Program. The BelovedYoga School meets the standards set by Yoga Alliance and is a member school of International Association of Yoga Therapists.
Maryam’s personal mission as a teacher of yoga is to provide an opportunity for her students to have access to tools that allow self-healing, self-empowerment and self-realization. She carries the teachings of Sri Krishnamacharya and up holds the principle that the yoga practice is a personal individual journey and not a one size fits all practice. Her unique style provides space for multi -level practitioners to journey through yoga in group classes. In her private yoga practice, yogic tools are offered that serve the person and their personal intentions. We are all trying to get back home and yoga is a school of remembering our true self. Maryam is honored to be a part of this lineage. Although A.G. & Indra Mohan, Bhekaji Lynch, and Jafar Alexander continue to serve as her main teachers, nothing can replace her the gifts and wisdom born forth of her showing up for herself every day through sadhana (personal practice).
Maryam has been sharing the teachings and methodology of yoga in group and one-on-one settings with clients for over 15 years, working with a range of clients and a variety of conditions, including: lower back pain, hip and knee replacements, spinal fusions, invasive surgeries, traumatic physical injuries, chronic conditions, emotional stress and mental imbalances from cognitive to stress induced confusion. Maryam’s specialities include experience with medical trauma, such as invasive surgeries, cancer and all the layers of treatment around cancer, as well as complex medical conditions that create medical trauma.