heart-centered living in the nation’s capital

self-care-washington-d.c.-yogaHello, beautiful one! My name is Maria de los Angeles and I’m a teacher of heart-centered practices focused on women’s self-care. As a certified yoga instructor and teacher of record in writing, I’ve developed a unique way of helping others not only get in shape, but also “reshape” the way they tell the story of their lives. Before I moved to D.C., I was a caregiver to my elderly parents in South Florida, and the challenges of that experience rewarded me with keen insight about the art of living happy.

Today, my approach to self-care involves “unlearning” habits that hold us back from leading more integrated lives. As one who embraces intergenerational connections, I offer opportunities for women and girls of all ages to stretch toward joy, hold space in loving self-esteem and come out refreshed, ready to tackle life’s daily adventures with grace, gratitude and confidence. All my services are customized and thoughtfully curated to bring beauty, mindfulness and happiness to your life. Think of me as a devoted ally to your self-care.

Please contact me for a complementary consultation. Gift certificates available. Se habla español.


Give yourself the gift of a retreat with any combination of restorative, gentle yoga, breath work, contemplative practices and guided journaling–all practices that help reduce anxiety and nurture inner beauty while you tone and limber up the body. “Unlearn” your way toward a happier, more peaceful you who feels comfortable in her own skin. Small groups, corporate office sessions, and other custom experiences available.

girl’s care

Blossom Camp was created when my friend couldn’t find the kind of camp he wanted for his 9 year-old daughter. I developed a signature “unlearning” approach  that helps girls build confidence and self-esteem through movement, meditation storytelling/writing, art and other creative channels. This works well in your home with one child or small groups of similarly aged girls. Think after-school, teacher workdays, long holidays, birthdays, etc; we can also “camp” at museums and other locations.

companion care

For those in the “sandwich generation” who are stressed from taking care of kids and parents, I offer compassionate companionship for your elderly loved one, which means respite and peace of mind for you. I also offer guidance to caregivers dealing with Alzheimer’s/dementia.

closet care

That sounds funny, doesn’t it? But breaking up is hard to do … especially with things in your closet you haven’t paid attention to in a long time! We’ve all been there … sigh. Learn how to let go and love the process.

RYT200-yoga-washington-d.c.Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) 200 hours and Kid’s Yoga with National Yoga Alliance. Over 25 years of experience in writing, movement and wellness practices and studies. Master of Arts, English and Cultural Studies.