Maria Kiekari – Pagina de Maria Kiekari

I am the co-founder of KiekariTerra A.C and the creator of EncuerpaSavia

The purpose of my path is to do things different because I know that it is possible to live in a world where our relationships are sustained by the ability to look at each other from amazement and live from the wonder of our experiences, to be curious about our sacred history as human beings, in symbiosis with our social, family, cultural, physiological and cosmic systems.

My vision is rooted in an education from the body, self-discover maps that lead us to be moved by life again, to fall in love with ourselves and being alive.

For over 16 years, I have been immersed in movement practices and spiritual practices. My path is an spiral, like nature, showing me with generosity maps for my self knowledge to remember my original potential. My main teacher is Mother Earth, with her rhythms, her changes, her cycles, her movements, her great diversity and fabrics; Nature teaches me the importance of having different maps in life, of the importance of having multiple perspectives and lenses to navigate my moments.

It is from this variety of experiences that I have created the Soma Yoga Training 200hrs. I consider the body and movement as key means to return to feel alive again. I am a guardian of life and sacred processes of restoration and completion of what is necessary and what is natural in our sacred history.

I started my journey with my first 200 hour yoga training at Sattva Yoga with Mayra Cadengo, it took me 7 years after this training to decide to do another 300 hour training to complete my 500 hours; After these experiences I had the vision of creating a training that I would have liked to take and with a different educational model accessible to all, and that is how I began to train in other maps that would enrich this new history and reality in my life.

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Among my professional trainings are the following, from the most current to the oldest:

● In Training as a pre-conception, gestation, and birth Trauma Informed Doula with Adriana Ordoñez creator of VivenciaEcosomática

● In training as a Continuum Movement teacher by Continuum Movement

● In training as Facilitator for Psychedelic Integration at School of Reverence

● In training as a Somatic Educator at the BodyMindMovement school

● In training as a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner in Somatic Experiencing

● Certified in Conscious Body Practitioner/ Jungian Somatics by Janeth Clapp

● Certified in MindBody Therapy by Embodied Philosophy

● Certified in Movement for Trauma level 1 and 2 by Janeth Clapp

● Certified in Trauma Informed Yoga by Collective Resilience

● Trained in Transpersonal Education by the Macuil Institute

● Training in Facilitator of Circles for Women by BeWomanProject

● Certified in Yoga Tune Up® by Yoga Tune Up Fitness

● Registered Instructor of the Yoga Detour Method and Yoga Detour Synthesis

● Trained as a Facilitator of the Work that Reconnects

● Coach in Changing Habits for Habits

● Certified in Mindful Strength by Kathryn Bruni-Young

● Training in Hatha Yoga 300 Hrs at Yandara Yoga School

● Training in Mandala Vinyasa Yoga 200 Hrs in Sattva Yoga

I believe that each of us has the potential to recreate new stories in their lives. I believe that each of us are guardians and carriers of great creativity to participate in the harmony and congruence of our internal and external realities and allow ourselves to live the real life of our bodies, awakening to the fullness of what it means to be alive, in a healthier and happier world..

"Transformative training: healing our bodyminds & world" Maria, Alan, and Kate were beautiful facilitators of our noticing, experiencing, and learning of the wisdom of our bodies and life around us. The small size of our cohort encouraged considerate support and meaningful connections among us as we engaged in the transformation of being that is the exemplary training offered by the teachers of KiekariTerra. Our accommodations were comfortable and practical, inviting students to reflect on what tools, habits, etc. are truly useful in caring for our uniquely 'healthy' bodyminds in a certain context or environment… and what each of us might recognize as something that no longer serves our individual well-being, present and perhaps future. This exploration is of course incredibly personal, wholly determined by the individual, and honored by our teachers as such; each of our decisions to learn and engage in whichever particular offering of the training was exactly that: an offering, an invitation, a choice; not an imposition or assumption. Additionally, as a perk of living in the Cloud Forest outside Veracruz - surrounded by a vivacious environment of beloved nonperson-beings, inviting rivers, and earthen paths to explore through sacred trees - an appreciation of the natural relationship between our internal experiencing (emotions, energy, etc.) and our manifest ‘external’ world, and the inherent potential for all to thrive… was and is evident, and abundantly so.

Janna Lyhus

United States
The 24 day soma yoga and movement teacher training for me was magical and at the same time so grounding. Really sinking into our bodies, by feeling it and moving it during the yoga classes by dawn, and exploring it through anatomy in the afternoon. Before sunset tuning in with nature, learning more about permaculture, theoretically and practically. Before I started I read in one of the reviews that it’s so much more than a yoga training. Though it was my first yoga training, I still really resonate with that sentence. María and Alan share their home with you, their books, which Alan beautifully said are doorways to other worlds. I’ve learned so much, and I’m so grateful for the life they choose live, the knowledge they’ve gained and are sharing with us. I loved sleeping in a tent (which was very specious) for more than 3 weeks, the absence of the sound of cars and the night sky full of shining stars. Feeling the different kinds of weather touching our skin, swimming in the cold river (or quickly dipping ;)), seeing fire flies playing above it when the daylight fades, and feeding our body with nourishing food. As far as I can tell this yoga training is unique and seems like a one of a kind. It feels like a fundament for all my further yoga practices, or better for life. I’m very thankful for this experience.

Debbie Mol

If you trynna have a life changing experience, THIS is it!" Two quick things before I get deep&sentimental in this review. 1)The instructors (Maria y Alan) were INCREDIBLE--they are so kind and loving and really make you feel at home. They are also BRILLIANT and I was constantly learning from them. 2) The food was also AH-MAZING, and my body and tastebuds were very happy 🙂 Okay, now the deep/sentimental reflection: This training has left me forever changed. Despite being off the grid for 24-days, this month-long training has helped me become MORE present in this world, and I specifically chose this YTT because Maria's pedagogy is one based in Somatics--centering the body as a wisdom source that integrates with mind and spirit to inform how we move in the world, both on and off the yoga mat. It's not about dissociating or escaping pain and discomfort, just like spending time at KiekariTerra is not about disconnecting or fleeing from the rest of the world. Instead, it's about the practice of embodying the present moment by acknowledging and honoring the body as an ever-present and sacred home, one to which we are forever returning to. Because of this training, whether I'm in a Cloud Forest or third-floor city apartment, my goal will always be to remain in my body--to be here now--and to practice making decisions that move me towards rather than away from my most whole&holy Self. If you want to read a more in-depth review, feel free to check out my blog reflection: https://purposefullynia.com/2022/04/01/returning-home/

Nia Campinha

Bacote - United States

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