Align Your Self

Celebrating 12 years of yoga teacher training!

4701 Auvergne Avenue | Suite 104 |  Lisle, IL 60532
(630) 968-3216

Maria Luisa Basualdo

Maria started practicing yoga as a teenager and comes from a family of Iyengar yoga teachers. A certified Iyengar teacher since 2000, she has over two decades of teaching experience. Her classes range from vigorous to restorative, and she enjoys working with all levels. Maria has studied with senior Iyengar teachers in the US and Argentina and has traveled several times to Pune, India, to study directly from the Iyengar family. Her primary teacher is Senior I.C.Y.T Lois Steinberg with whom she continues to grow as both a practitioner and a teacher.

Maria Luisa Basualdo instructs the following:
  • Iyengar 1-2
  • This class is ideal for students new to yoga,or new to the Iyengar method, 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.

  • Iyengar 2-3
  • Prerequisite: Must have prior experience in the Iyengar method and able to practice sirsasana and sarvangasana or their modifications independently. Class is taught by a certified Iyengar teacher and 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.

  • Iyengar Yoga Workshops: Focus on Forward Bends
  • In this workshop, we'll explore ways to become aware of the back, or Pachima (West), of our bodies. By bending forward, we create intelligence on an otherwise unknown part of our bodies; a place that we can't see and therefore have a harder time accessing. Through standing, seated, inverted and supine forward extensions, students will be able to connect with their backs and learn how to properly extend, expand and ultimately rejoice in the restful state of mind that these poses produce.
    Note: It is recommended that students have at least 6 months of recent Iyengar Yoga experience. These workshops are not suitable for beginners and those with injuries.
    $45 by one week prior;
    $55 thereafter
    Additional 4.5% transaction fee added for credit card payments.