Name: Maria F. Partapurwala.
Address: FLAT NO: 102, BUILDING K-1, 1ST FLOOR, ROSE WOODS (MISTY MOORS), SURVEY NO: 13, KAD NAGAR, UNDRI, PUNE : 411 060.
Achievements and Expirience
NEW VENTURE : M.Y.P.C (Maria’s Yoga and Pranayama Center- At Garade-Saswad)
At Village Garade, near Saswad amidst nature and spread over a one acre plot, where a 2000Sq.Ft Hall is constructed to host around 60-70 participants to perform Yoga.
The postures are also designed to open the many channels of the body — especially the main channel, the spine — so that energy can flow freely.
Iyengar Yoga with props
The development of strength, mobility and stability is gained through the asanas.
Pattabhi Jois began his yoga studies in 1927 at the age of 12, and by 1948 had established the Ashtanga Yoga Research Institute for teaching the specific yoga practice known as Ashtanga (Sanskrit for "eight-limbed") Yoga. Ashtanga Yoga is named after the eight limbs of yoga mentioned in the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali.
"Power yoga" and "vinyasa yoga" are generic terms that may refer to any type of vigorous yoga exercise derived from Ashtanga yoga.
From Modern Science, advance diagnosis techniques like - M.R.I. scans, X-rays, Blood Tests, Ultrasound, CT scans are used to get the clear picture of the underlying problem.
Then the Hatha YogAsanas with specially designed props are used to modify and redesign a posture as per the individual case.
6.30 am to 7.30 am
7.30 am to 8.30 am
11.00 am to 12.00 Noon
5.00 pm to 6.00 pm
Monday, Wednesday, Friday
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Derived from the Sanskrit word “yuji,” meaning yoke or union, yoga is an ancient practice that brings together mind and body. It incorporates breathing exercises, meditation and poses designed to encourage relaxation and reduce stress.
“I am Kinnari Pinto housewife age 40 years my experience of going to Maria yoga classes has been amazing I have tried gym, Zumba and various other fitness disciplines even yoga in the city I lived previously but doing yoga here is fantastic it calms and energises me to face the challenges of the whole day activities with total zeal and confidence. Missing it one day that are holidays when it is an off makes me sad, the class is fun and the members coming in the class are so friendly and jovial and it makes one feel as one big family. I am blessed to have made the decision to come to Maria’s Yoga classes.”
“At 50, with health invariably becoming a priority and on a friends recommendation, I joined Maria's yoga and Pranayam classes in July 2015. It's been a healthy 8 months since and have hardly missed any sessions. With all the various props used and with Maria's amazing teaching skills every session is different interesting and challenging. Not only does yoga keep me active energised and focussed throughout the day it has also helped me attain a stress free mind , apart from helping improve my flexibility and posture. Unlike me I would strongly urge everyone to take to yoga at a far younger age and honestly there cannot be a better place than MARIA'S YOGA AND PRANAYAMA CENTER”
“Hi I’m Prachi Agarwal Age 26years. I was apprehensive about waking up early for class as morning workouts is not my cup of tea. But after the class I felt more energetic, wonderful, clam & composed throughout the day. Maria mam is compassionate, motivational & her instructions are clear. BEST part of her classes is that you never feel monotonous. Every single class is different n challenging. BENEFITS: •Personal attention/adjustment. •Healthy diet tips •various activities eg trekking, suryanamaskar sessions in the laps of nature. •personal interaction with nutritionist. MORAL OF STORY: I'm a healthier, stronger and happier person all thanks to MARIA'S YOGA CLASSES. Highly recommended!”
“Yoga class with Maria I have been attending Maria's classes for the last 6 months now.... Her knowledge on the subject simply amazes u. What I like the most is her personal touch.....she cares to remember each ones ailments...and ensures we r doing the asana correctly.”
“I have been a member attending the Yoga classes at MYPC since the time Maria the founder of it started it. She is an excellent teacher and her knowledge about Yoga and the different asana that she makes us do by explaining all the positives and negatives of them is again too good. Another good thing that’s done by her is she conducts some Lovely sessions on different health and Yoga related things by inviting some people who r specialised in those topics which is not done by all Yoga teachers’ have been very motivated by Maria and i always suggest n encourage all friends to join MYCP and spare a little time for themselves as it has made a lot of difference to my health overall. So folks get set go”
“Hello, my name is Cyrus Khambatta, and my age is 64 years. I joined Maria's Yoga Class about 2 months ago, and I am quite happy with the level of yoga taught. Maria and her colleagues are experienced and knowledgeable, and that always makes a huge difference. Otherwise, injuries are bound to occur. I would recommend Maria's Yoga classes, to anyone looking to improve their fitness, flexibility, & breathing.”
Educationist and Personality development trainer.
“I believe in the concept of healthy mind resides in healthy body. Being a believer of this, I started yoga (through self help books ) and other practices like gym 15 years ago. Joined many institutions at different countries and cities but at MYPC my experience is amazing and it has changed my views towards yoga. Till the time i joined MYPC , for me yoga was just a set of Asanas along with Pranayam and Suryanamaskar . If you are able to do ,fine otherwise try next time. But at MYPC, so many props are being used by our instructor Ms Maria that there is nothIng called next time. According to our ability and capabilities, she help us to achieve the desired results. Apart from yoga, the environment at MYPC is conducive, friendly and calm. It helps us to expand our personality and awareness towards ourselves and society. Thank you Maria.”
“I always used look forward to the most awaited Monsoon treks and different workshops at Garade village on Yoga conducted by Maria Ma’am, that’s how I got associated with her since the past 4 to 5 years. I have been doing yoga since last 16 years with different teachers. So I was under the impression that I knew everything, but after joining Maria’s classes on Saturday’s since past 6 months you won’t believe that I am learning something new every time. I am very satisfied going to her classes and am impressed by her teaching style and dedication towards yoga. Though I stay at Bundgarden road, that is 13km from M.Y.P.C. but still getting up at 5.30am and coming for 6.30am class was challenging. But after attending her classes now I don’t want to miss any of her class. At the end go satisfied to learn something today which I try to teach at the YMCA whenever Ostwal sir is absent. I am really thankful to Maria ma’am for her helping nature.”
“I was on the lookout for some yoga classes in my nearby area and when I saw the advertisement of Maria's yoga classes, I decided to give it a try.. It has been 3 months now since I joined her yoga classes and I can make out the difference in myself these 3 months.. Certain Asanas which were quite difficult to do in the beginning, are becoming easier with every class.. Maria has an extremely good knowledge of her subject and pays individual attention to all the members.. The Classes are a mix of yoga, pranayama and stretching and there is something new to learn in each class.. Maria's guidance and the different yoga styles in each class make every class a learning process for the body and mind.”
“I Fatema Hakim would like to share my experience with MYPC. I was 3 months pregnant when I joined MYPC. Maria Partapurwala made me do different types of pranayama and stretching exercises needed in early pregnancy. She gave personal attention n made me do different exercises as months passed by . meditation helped me stay calm n stress free during d entire pregnancy I wd like to thank MYPC for the gr8 support in a smooth n fast delivery.”
“I am a business man and an avid trekker. Along with my weight training and cardio exercises I practice yoga. Maria's guidance on stretching and breathing techniques has helped me a lot. The stretching relaxes me after my workout. The balancing techniques and breathing helps a lot in trekking”
“MYPC has fulfilled a long fell need to have a dedicated Yoga training center in this part of Pune. In most of the Gyms Yoga is a ‘side event’ conducted by trainees with a limited ability. MYPC is a spacious, well equipped Yoga Centre with all the appropriate props. In Maria, we have a very well trained, dedicated instructor with 15 years of experience in teaching Iyengar Yoga. She explains each asana very carefully in detail and given special instructions and attention depending on age, gender and specific limitations. Her sessions are systematic and vigorous but never hurried or pressurised for time. All her instructors are equally well trained and committed. I’ve been attending her classes for the past 8 months and I have found a change in my stamina, energy levels and mental attitude. Every session is fun with people from all age groups participating with enthusiasm. In addition there are lectures on health issues and health related tips.”
“Hi, I am Amena Jarwala ...practicing yoga from past 10yrs I had gained weight more than 90kgs because of hormonal changes, I also had Sinus before but after doing yoga I reduced my weight considerably and it’s been a long time now that I have visited any doctor. Regular practice of yoga and pranayama has helped me in my menopause also. Maria has specialised skill in pranayama and Yoga Asanas I really enjoy doing yoga with her and do not like to miss a single class ......”
Student and Trainer at M.P.Y.C
“Hi everyone! This is Fatema Dama student and trainer at Maria's Yoga and Pranayama Center. I had begun my yoga practice with M.Y.P.C and since then no looking back. It has been lot of fun, innovation and new experience under Maria bens guidance. It has been a great achievement practicing and working with her. I also look forward for the various activities planned by her.so I feel it’s a complete package of caring, sharing and learning at M.P.Y.C .All the best Maria ben and thanks loads for everything you do for us.”
Service and Yoga Trainer at M Y P C-Mohammedwadi branch
“I have been associated with Maria for the last 5 years and ever since have observed only an upward graph in my practice of Yoga. Every class is immaculately designed and formulated in a way to suit every student. Needless to mention the hard work and brainstorming behind every class plan / routine, making each hour of her yoga class so unique, exciting n complete; leaving every student rejuvenated n ready for the day's challenges! There is Not a single day I feel lazy to attend her class! Kudos! To her relentless effort and consistent performance as a Teacher/ Guru /Mentor; only makes me feel so proud to be a part of her family! God Bless You Ma'am! Thank you once again for nurturing and enriching our health with all your positive energy! Always!”
“Fitness industry has become commercialized but not necessarily professional. Injuries are common as fitness clubs lack qualified and experienced trainers. Marias yoga classes have none of these drawbacks. Maria and her team are a bunch of highly trained, experienced and committed professionals steeped in traditionalism (trained under B.K.Iyengar) yet having a modern outlook towards training in Yoga. I have greatly benefitted as I used to suffer from occasional asthma attacks. The asana I have learnt at Marias yoga classes along with Pranayama and Jalneti have helped me in controlling the allergies and increasing the strength of my lungs. There is wellness in life after joining Marias Yoga classes. Five star rating from my side to Marias Yoga Classes”
“I had joined Maria's yoga in 2009 with severe backache. My condition was so worst that I could not sit without support for even a while. After I started yoga I developed tremendous strength in my back slowly n steadily today the pain has almost vanished n now I can do all the possible poses perfectly. Also my posture and energy level has improved tremendously. Yoga not only improves your physical health but it also helps to maintain your mental health. I thank Maria whole heartedly for making me fit n healthy.”
“DOJ - 14th March to 15th April 2016. I joined Yoga on the above mentioned date, it was a great One month session which was taught by an experienced teacher as Maria. She is meticulous in her teaching and communicates with her students if they are unwell or have pains after their first session. The environment is calm and serene, yoga mats, props are available at the workshops which are made to use by students during yoga sessions. Yoga mats, T-shirts, props etc,,, are readily available with Maria at workshop for sale. My colleagues in the class ranged from young people to senior citizens, it was great to know people from different walks of life. Yoga with Maria has helped me to have control over my Mind, Body and Breathing. Wishing to join back soon on my next vacation, Thank you Maria for being a great Guru Kind Regards. Mustafa Jummawala.”
“Doing Yoga with MYPC since 10 years. When I Joined Maria’s Yoga class I was very stiff and had no knowledge about yoga at all. But over the years I have learned a LOT from Maria and as the years have gone by I have improved to a great extent. I enjoy going to her class and as a teacher she is wonderful and very clear in her instructions and every class is to look forward to, as every time we learn something new, so it never becomes monotonous.”
“Maria’s Yoga...I have been training with her since 15 years..and has helped me calm down a lot..the way she explains every step before u take any pose..then our pose just can’t go wrong..nd the deep breathing and relaxation one has to experience it..there is no explanation for that..there are times when we fall asleep also..just too good..it makes u disciplined and one starts to love oursleves after the class ..and if we are active and healthy our family is also healthy..in between she gives us so many health tips that we have learnt to follow nd discipline ourselves...one must attend the class to find the difference.”
“I am very glad that from the beginning we have Maria with us for teaching Yoga. She is excellent. I am doing yoga with Maria for at least 10 yrs. Never like to miss any classes only under certain circumstances. Its great boon to have U Maria. Thanxs.”
“I am glad to be the student of your YOGA classes.. When I joined this class, I was suffering from Asthma, hypertension and depression. Though I'm not attending classes regularly, due to yoga ,I feel much better in all three problems. I'm very thankful to you for paying personal attention, and guidance. Now onward I wish I can attend the classes regularly for my better health.”
Chartered Accountant and Home maker
“I am a chartered accountant aged 53 yrs. I along with my wife Farida joined MYPC two months ago. Earlier we both had practiced yoga at other places. Our objective of joining yoga was to get muscle flexibility, relief from joint pains, stabilising blood pressure and maintain overall general health. The methodologies and techniques used at mypc have enabled us to achieve the above. MYPC uses various props like ropes, belts, bolsters, bricks, rolling pins which enable us to achieve yoga asanas which were not possible at our age and level of stiffness. Further in spite of large numbers personal attention is given to each and every one which avoids any wrong postures. Clear instructions leads to correct implementation. It is VFM..value for money. In spite of MYPC being far from our house compared to other yoga places. We prefer to go to MYPC ..Maria good work. God bless you...”
“Maria yoga classes are a breath of fresh air .. The positivity that Maria mam brings in class is unbelievable.. Everyday maria mam brings in something new for us which is exciting and doesn't get boring.. The best part about Maria maam is that she personally looks into everyone ..At the end of class I feel refreshed and energetic to carry on the rest of the day..”
“I started yoga with Mariyah ben in the 6th month of my pregnancy. Considering my age and not having exercised for years I wasn't expecting any miracles but yoga with Mariyahben helped me deliver normally. And post-delivery yoga has eased the lower back pain that I had. Besides being a wonderful yoga instructor she is an amazingly calm and compassionate person with all her healing tips and advice.”
“I have joined Maria Ma'am s classes since April '16. Since then I have seen a tremendous change in myself not only from the physical point of view but also at the mental level. She is just too good. Her positive attitude makes u do much more than ur capacity. Her way of taking the class with instructions and demonstrating it on herself makes the asanas look very simple and easy. She has so many variations in each and every form of exercise that you don't get bored of it even once . Everyday the class is different. Once u see her in Morning u feel refreshed. She knows each and every person who attends her classes right from the name and the illness that they are suffering from and attends to their problems with different form of exercises.. At the end of the classes u feel so much better and refreshed than before and njoy the rest of the ahead with a positive attitude and energy. I would definitely suggest everyone to join her classes right away .”
Consultant Homeopathic physician.
“Maria's yoga classes a class among itself, so unique and energising. Never want to miss it and if missed I miss a lot and I hate that day. The efforts taken by Maria to make us attain the difficult of poses are mind boggling. So hats off to her for her dedication and the passion with which she teaches yoga. I would recommend her classes to each and every one irrespective of age.”
“Maria Yoga classes run by Maria Mam are one of the best till date that I have attended. Most scientific and whole body stretching with tremendous knowledge of the anatomy which gives her an added benefit over other yoga teachers. The time just flies when we r in the class with a desire to do more even after the class. Different variations in the asanas makes the class least boring. Anyone who attend the classes will surely benefit physically and emotionally.”
“I am Zahra Misari, 22yrs old. Practicing yoga frm 3yrs n hav experienced lot of change in my body..I had cold n synus complaints before bt by regular practice of pranayama now vry often I suffer from cold...with the right practice of asanas my physical as well as mental health is always better.....I did yoga during my pregnancy and because of that had easy n normal delivery and yoga was also beneficial to stabilise my body after delivery ....in the guidance n techniques of maria's yoga I enjoy doin it, practice on regular basis.”
“Marias yoga classes have made me experience yoga from a completely different perspective. I have learnt that yoga is not just about getting your poses right, it's about knowing 'Why Yoga'. I have learnt about which asana works on which set of muscles and what are it's benefits. I have experienced realms during paranayam which one wouldn't in ones otherwise mundane life. Careful attention is given to each person's inherent aliments and they are instructed accordingly in every asana. My body and mind remains in good shape and I can safely say that this one hour is my 'me time'.”
“My experience with MYPC has been amazing. It makes me want to come to class regularly. Basically I was never a yoga lover, but after training under Maria I have developed an interest and started enjoying it . The best part about the class is that we have something new each day which makes me look forward to come to class.”
“A couple of months back I was really unwell...was hospitalised....it was a huge shocker for me....I always thought I was a very healthy person. But I was wrong! With alot of medication and my mum's care I was back on my feet! Around this time I came to Maria's yoga center! And I slowly realised that this was the best decision I've made for myself! My health has improved tremendously and more importantly I feel I'm becoming healthy in the true sense... with my body and my mind! I've become stronger and more confident as a person! I've rediscovered myself! The meditation sessions have calmed me down. I've finally learnt to let go and deal with things in a better way! Thank you Maria & Sheetal for bringing the pun back in my life :)”