Celebrating 11 years of yoga teacher training!

4701 Auvergne Avenue | Suite 104 |  Lisle, IL 60532
(630) 968-3216     prairieyoga@comcast.net

Maria Luisa Basualdo

Maria Luisa's teaching style draws both from the different yoga methodologies she has studied and also from her background as a modern dancer. After a severe injury, she decided to follow the path of yoga, which ultimately drew her to the Iyengar Yoga method. Her classes range from vigorous to restorative, and she enjoys working with all levels. Certified in the Iyengar yoga method in 2000, she has studied for more than a decade with senior Iyengar teachers such as: Marina Chaselon, Ramanand Patel, Lois Steingberg, Gabriel Halpern, John Schumacher, Patricia Walden, Manuso Manos, and the Iyengars themselves in Puna, India. She has also studied Ashtanga Yoga with Pattabhi Jois in Mysore, India, Indra Devi-style yoga in Buenos Aires and Jivamukti yoga in NYC.

Maria Luisa Basualdo instructs the following:
  • Hatha Yoga 1-2
  • This class is ideal for students new to yoga as well as experienced students that want to establish strong, healthy alignment. You will learn basic movement principles so that you can perform standing poses, twists,inversions, light backbends and forward bends with intelligence and ease. If you ever found yourself wondering "what am I supposed to be doing in this pose" this class is for you. You will receive plenty of assistance and correction. This class is actively paced and progressively sequenced.

  • Friday Night Reset: Restorative Yoga and Pranayama
  • (1) Friday per month

    Unwind the stresses of the week and start your weekend off right!
    Learn supported modifications of the classical asanas to fully experience the steadiness and comfort that leads to a restful state and successfully introduces students to the practice of Pranayama (breath control).
    Prerequisite: one year of yoga experience is recommended.
    Remaining Dates: 
    October 13
    November 17
    December 15
    $25 per class paid one week prior;
    $30 thereafter
    $80 for all 4 classes paid in full by Friday, Sept. 15, 2017
    Additional 4.5% transaction fee added for credit card payment

  • Hatha Yoga 2-3
  • Emphasizes alignment and technique within an intelligently sequenced class. Props are used to facilitate learning and provide support for less flexible students. This mindful approach is highly recommended for for those who want to deepen their understanding of alignment in asana, as well as those with back issues and other muscular or skeletal imbalances. The level 2-3 class is for experienced yoga students and includes inversions such as headstand and shoulderstand.

  • Multi-style Yoga 2-3
  • In this multi-style class, experience a variety of intermediate to advanced yoga techniques and sequences  to challenge yourself and deepen your practice. Class emphasizes fine-tuning alignment in asana, moving with the breath, innovative sequences and the exploration of the more subtle aspects of practice. May include pranayama, inversions, arm balances, and back bends. Easier levels and modifications are provided for students to progress safely. For healthy, experienced students only.