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Positive Psychologist
Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health

Maria is a master teacher, facilitator and author. As a positive psychologist (Psy.D.) and international consultant, she focuses on the resilience of the human spirit when under pressure and/or during significant transition. Known for her wisdom, authenticity and rampant humor, Maria brings a depth of experience in leadership development and stress management for corporate and non‐profit professionals alike. Her work builds capacity and engagement around stressors such as conflicting goals, difficult conversations, unrealistic expectations and moments of failure — using such moments to leverage sustained positive shifts in perspective and ability. She consults with the Cooperrider Center for Appreciative Inquiry at Champlain College, develops curriculum for Wholebeing Institute, is on faculty at Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health and is the author of two books:  A Short Course in Happiness After Loss and Every Day Counts.