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A State of the Union (Yoga) Address from Maria

Posted on January 11th, 2011 by Maria Santoferraro

It’s been a while since I’ve said hello to those of you who are nice enough to stop by and check out MariaMedia. I’ve enjoyed meeting so many cool people and appreciate your continued support. MariaMedia was formed to be a journal of my journey into my new professional life. It has been eight months […]

Getaway Giveaway

Posted on December 9th, 2010 by Maria Santoferraro

So, I started teaching yoga classes for my friends and family recently and went out and bought a bunch of yoga mats so the newbies could practice in style on the comfort of their own mats. I thought this would be a nice thing to do, but the problem was schlepping all those mats around. Carrying […]

Advice for Life From the Last of the Red Hot Mamas

Posted on October 8th, 2010 by Maria Santoferraro

Image via Wikipedia At her eightieth birthday party, Sophie Tucker (a.k.a. The Last of the Red Hot Mamas) was asked to reveal her secret of achieving a long life. She replied: “Keep breathing.” Damn, I was hoping she would say it was a few glasses of red wine every day, but nevertheless, Sophie must have been […]

My Guided Meditation Session with Trudie Styler

Posted on September 10th, 2010 by Maria Santoferraro

Trudie Styler is a lucky lady! Not only is she married to one of the hottest rock musicians, she looks fabulous in her mid-fifties, lives in this incredible villa in Tuscany, and gets to practice yoga with her husband, Sting! She also happens to be a pretty cool lady who is an organic farmer, does […]


Posted on August 20th, 2010 by Maria Santoferraro

“If one is going to change things, one has to make a fuss and catch the eye of the world.” —Elizabeth Janeway Elizabeth Janeway was a successful American author and critic who lived to be 91 years young. She was an amazing woman, and we’re going to hear more from her with a complete Women […]

I want my D.D.D.

Posted on August 20th, 2010 by Maria Santoferraro

I want my MTV! Wow, I’m showing my age with this one. Do you want your Daily Downward Dog (D.D.D.)? Are you wondering where the hell the D.D.D. is? Well, something really exciting has happened (for me, at least). The D.D.D. was feeling a little cramped over here at MariaMedia. It needed a bigger yoga […]

I Think I’m in Shape…OMG, I’m So Not in Shape!

Posted on August 19th, 2010 by Maria Santoferraro

Well, I got my bubble burst this past weekend. I’ve been working out a lot lately with a mix of yoga, Zumba®, bike riding, and long walks on the beach. I felt like I was getting in pretty good shape and my body was toning up. That is until I was thrust into the Vermilion […]

Favorite Savasana Songs, “Glitter in the Air”

Posted on August 17th, 2010 by Maria Santoferraro

I need to start keeping a list of my favorite music for savasana. I wrote a few weeks ago about “Be Here Now” by Ray LaMontagne, which I think is probably one of the best songs to listen to if you need to come down a few notches on the stress-o-meter. That song is going […]

Morning Yoga Rocks

Posted on August 16th, 2010 by Maria Santoferraro

I have to admit, I’m not a morning person. I hit the snooze button more than a few times every morning (it’s my own special way to get even with my snoring husband). It takes me a while to get functioning, and please don’t try to strike up a conversation with me until I’ve had […]

Celebrity Yoga

Posted on August 13th, 2010 by Maria Santoferraro

I recently posted some blogs that included funny quotes about yoga from celebrities. Here’s one that got a lot of hits from Chris Rock: “Why do people do yoga? To clear their minds? I embrace the clutter in my head.” —Chris Rock And Ellen DeGeneres provided us with some insight on her yoga practice: “I […]