Maura Manzo began to practice yoga to “learn to breathe” after a fire destroyed her home in 2006, and has been in love ever since. Her classes are breath-focused and challenging, encouraging a deepening of the physical and spiritual sides of the practice but also inviting critical thinking about how to show up in the world more empowered and engaged.
She has studied extensively with Off the Mat into the World and its founders and faculty, specifically around trauma-informed practices and the intersection of social justice and yoga.
Maura’s deep commitment to building community shows up in all that she offers. She has been invited to teach at Wanderlust Philly and Namas Day 2013 & 2014. She has been named one of Be Well Philly’s Top 5 Yogis to Watch and was featured in Origin Magazine’s focus on Philly Yogis. In 2016, Maura won Philadelphia Magazine’s Best of Philly Award for Best Yoga Podcast. She teachers regular classes, workshops, and trainings at her studio, Yoga Home.