After some years of being a yoga student Maxine decided to become a teacher. She first qualified with the British school of yoga (BSY) in 2007 and then in 2010 she went to India and undertook a one month intensive yoga teacher training at the Yoga Vidya Gurukul University in Nasik city, to deepen her own practice. Whilst this confirmed what she had already been shown and enhanced that, she still felt there was something missing.
In 2010, she was introduced to Acqua Viva Scaravelli Inspired yoga (evolved from Vanda Scaravelli). Through the experience of the Scaravelli inspired yoga, she was discovering the true potential of what yoga is and can truly be as a way to find peace and calm in the body.
Through the gentle allowance of being quiet and present with the body, the touch of the ground and surrendering to the heart, change can happen both in the body and in life in general. Yoga creates the space for change to happen whilst giving support to the process.
In 2013 Maxine attended the Foundation Training with Aqua Viva Yoga with Marc Acquaviva www.acquavivayoga.com, and continued on to the teacher training course of which she qualified from in July 2015. At present she is continuing learning and developing her practice with Acqua viva yoga as an ongoing Student.
Along with teaching classes, workshops and private one to one sessions, Maxine have experience in running retreats for yoga and complementary treatments. She has co-ordinated retreats at Shekinashram in Glastonbury. www.shekniashram.org
In 2013, she also trained in Face yoga with the Danielle Collins method. This incorporates working with the 57 muscles of the face to enhance wellness. It includes face exercises, massage, acupressure and relaxation to improve the tone of the face and reduce the effects of aging.