Q & A

Who do you work with?

Groove Forward specializes in working with women, men, couples, creative entrepreneurs, artists, yoga teachers, community organizers, and mental health professionals. We offer private counseling sessions as well as workshops, trainings, and online courses for people who are seeking a holistic and integrative approach to self-care and social justice.

What can I expect from Tantra Yoga counseling?

During your first session, you be guided to identify your personal strengths and core desires (physically, mentally, emotionally, sexually, socially, and spiritually). Based on your goals, challenges, and level of experience, you will receive a customized program of self-care practices, daily rituals, and therapeutic essentials to help you feel empowered, inspired, nourished, and grounded in your whole body, your relationships, and your life. The number and frequency of sessions that you need is completely dependent on your level of commitment and need for personal guidance. Our goal is to help you realize your desires as quickly and efficiently as possible by supporting you to develop a regular self-care practice that serves you where you are and takes you where you want to go.

Where are you located?

We are located in Atlanta, GA and online. We currently offer sessions remotely at local community centers and via phone / Skype.

What is a YACEP?

The acronym YACEP stands for Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider. This credential is issued by the internationally recognized association of Yoga teachers. YACEPs are eligible to offer professional training and Yoga teaching certification through YA registered schools. To qualify as a YACEP, Maria completed 500+ hours of training and logged 1000+ hours of practical teaching over the course of six years. Maria is additionally registered as an E-RYT (Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher), and she is currently in the process of becoming an IAYT certified Yoga Therapist.

What are your session fees?

Private sessions are $125 for 60-minutes and $175 for 90-minutes. We require 90-minutes for your first session / new client intake. Payment options include cash, credit card, Paypal, and Venmo. All fees are due on the date of service. Appointment cancellation is required 24-hour in advance. If advance notice is not received, you will be financially responsible for the full payment of the session you missed.

What clothing should I wear to my session?

We suggest that you wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothes made from natural fibers (cotton, linen, rayon, silk). Please try to avoid wearing synthetic perfume or clothing with a belt / tight waistband. If possible, we encourage you take a lukewarm shower, eat a light snack, and drink plenty of water before your session. You are welcome to bring a personal journal / notepad, but all other supplies will be provided for you.


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