Maureen is one of the most knowledgeable women I know in her experience with teaching yoga and yoga therapy. She is a wonderful listener, is kind, has patience and is intuitively aware of a person's physical needs and will instruct accordingly. Her extensive knowledge of the human anatomy coupled with her lovely persona makes for great all around experience. Maureen comes with my highest recommendation!
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Maureen is an amazing life coach. I heard about her work through yoga. I then met with her and realize that she was also in life coaching. Our sessions helped me truly move forward. She is empathic and professional. I was looking to make some changes and make moves but was at a standstill. She has a versatile tool box that can help anyone gain clarity, make great change, and create next steps. She makes you feel comfortable. I definitely recommend her.
I don't often write reviews but I'm compelled to because of the amazing changes in my life. Maureen's work as a therapist and life couch has been truly life changing for me. I am free of anxiety, have more confidence to make good decisions and I am truly thriving! Her extensive education, professionalism and passion is first rate and 5 Stars all the way.
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I encourage anyone interested in yoga to give Maureen a chance. She is not only compassionate, but exudes passion and anatomical knowledge while guiding you through the various yoga poses/vinyasas.
When I first met Maureen (three years ago!), I had chronic back pain (sitting at a desk, poor posture, I also have scoliosis). I was seeing a chiropractor and thought yoga would compliment my adjustments (more flexible, help strengthen my muscles, allow myself to relax). It was probably one of the best decisions of my life. Everything (flexibility, strength, the ability to relax) increased while my back pain decreased dramatically over the first six months. I still get the occasional sore back from sitting too much but after three years I can say that my back pain is at a minimum!
And, as I continued doing yoga, I realized it was becoming my therapy. Yoga became my place of peace, stillness, and non judgement. It also helped me become more spiritual! And I could not have done it without Maureen!
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Maureen is my heart’s delight Yoga Instructor, she gives us detailed instruction, very precise. I really enjoy the wisdom she shares about mindfulness, I notice that I am being more present in my Asanas, I am Graceful in my movements, due to the expertise of Maureen. She is aware of everyone's injuries or limitations giving us the individualized options to serve our bodies.
Her Physical Therapy expertise influences her Yoga classes, I have heard from others who have challenges that Maureen's classes have helped them get past those speed bumps with Greater Ease.
I am so Grateful to have found her, what a GEM!
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Maureen is my mind body connection! I love her teaching style and her passion for healthy living which she has shared with me. She has helped me integrate her teachings into daily practice that have led to greater focus and flexibility. I have a very full life with a demanding career and family and I have been working with her for 7 years. No matter how much or little time you have she teaches you to make the most of it in her practice and above all to honor ourselves. She also worked with me during my cancer treatments and was a wonderful friend. I highly recommend her, she is fantastic!
I’ve known Maureen for about 5 ½ years. I started my Yoga practice in her beginner’s class. Maureen is an excellent teacher; she always takes the time to provide individual help and encouragement. Her yoga class is always tailored to account for the abilities of the students. Class was not all asana practice either; we were exposed to the spiritual side of Yoga as well. I’ve gone to many different yoga classes with some very good teachers but Maureen will always be my favorite. She has an uncanny way of knowing just what I need that day.
Maureen’s love of yoga led her to become a certified yoga therapist. She would bring her new knowledge to class and our practice would deepen as a result. As we advanced beyond the beginner stage new techniques were added to the class such as Ti Chi and laughter (my favorite). Both my wife and I went for yoga therapy when she worked with Dr. Steve. We were both helped by the therapy and massage techniques.
After class we would often have coffee and talk. It was then that I realized how much satisfaction Maureen got from her healing practice. She is also a caring and supportive mother to her children. I am indebted to her for introducing me to one of her Gurus, Bernie, who I still rely on for help and guidance after 4 years.
Yoga has transformed my life from a stressful experience to one where I live in the now. Maureen has played an important role in this transformation. I highly recommend her for work as a yoga therapist, yoga teacher or spiritual guide.
I met Maureen Davis almost 4 years ago when we are working together at a multi-disciplinary holistic health clinic. Maureen was working as a Yoga Therapist. Maureen always gives 100% to her work. She is dedicated, motivated and very caring. She inspires her patients and co-workers alike. Every patient who has met Maureen knows how passionate she is about her work. She gives unconditionally and she has very deep knowledge of yoga. Every yoga skeptics easily changed their mind after they met Maureen. She has a beautiful presence and her wonderful energy brings joy to all that interacts with her.
Ida Mat Aris, L. Ac., M.T.O.M.
Lic Acupuncturist & Herbalist
14650 Aviation Blvd #225
Hawthorne, CA 90250
Tel : 310-536-9996
I want to thank you profusely for the time you’ve spent with me developing my daily yoga and meditation practice. When I started with you in the midst of my very stressful divorce, I expect you recall what a mental and physical wreck I was.
I also expect you recall how much relief, again both physical and mental, I was able to express after just our first session. It seems like so long ago; your coaching has brought me so far. I remember I knew virtually nothing about yoga or meditation on that day. Now, I can’t imagine starting a day without the ritual you’ve helped me establish and deepen since that time.
I want you to know I count having established my daily practice at that time during my life, and my regular “tune ups” to deepen my practice since, as one of the key reasons I’ve been able to not just survive, but genuinely flourish, through my divorce and life after. I count among my accomplishments being able to honestly say I’m physically, mentally, and emotionally more healthy now than ever before in my life; much of the credit goes to the work we’ve done together.
Again, thanks for your invaluable guidance, first as my teacher and then as my friend. If I can repay my debt to you in the future, you can telephone me at (310) 265-9540.
February 12, 2011
27919 Alvarez Drive RPV, CA 90275
I am a cancer patient with metatastic melanoma. Among all of the health care providers I am associated with right now, Maureen is truly my favorite. I have arthritis and she has designed a yoga program to help me get moving again, her knowledge of essential oils and application definitely have helped me feel better physically (and smell good), and most of all we talk. She truly knows the real "Carol" and addresses all my concerns and fears one has with cancer. She has built me back up mentally and is always there should I slide. She so understands where I am and where I am coming from and I could not ask for a better therapist and friend. I would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone who needs a yoga/emotional therapist and who is going through a rough time.
Manhattan Beach, CA
I have suffered from back pain for most of my life and finally resorted to surgery about five years ago. Recovery was slow and there were some complications. Maureen's gentle, therapeutic yoga made a huge difference. It helped me regain strength, flexibility and a sense of inner peace. As long as I continue with my yoga practice, I am pain free.
LA Social Venture Partners
Environmental Charter High School
Tech Coast Angels
I have worked with Maureen Davis as both a private client and a group client (Yoga). Both were wonderful experiences, both physically and emotionally. But the most life-changing one was my private client work with her. She was both yoga therapist and mentor to me during six months of grueling chemotherapy treatments for colon cancer. On the physical level, our sessions were KEY in helping me keep my body strong during this time. But even more important (to me) were the mental and emotional aspects of our sessions. Maureen had a "gift" of knowing what kind of support I needed, based on what issues/challenges I was having, without me needing to articulate that much to her. Some weeks it would be "coaching" conversation, other times it would be meditation, or light yoga, etc. I would come into these sessions as the proverbial "basket case," and walk out--EVERY TIME--feeling energized, optimistic, and ready to take on "the next thing"...whatever it was!
She was, for me, literally a life-saver.
I can NEVER thank her enough for this.
Candy Kaelin Deemer
Co-author, "Dancing on the Glass Ceiling (McGraw-Hill, 2003)
Adjunct instructor, Loyola Marymount Executive MBA Program
Former COO/Co-Managing Director, DDB Worldwide Communications (Los Angeles office)