Arya Tara Yoga

Breathe, Relax, Feel


Changed my life. It can change yours!

I am a Vinyasa Flow yoga instructor certified by the Yoga Alliance International and have been teaching for over a decade.


In 2009 I became a Green Tara practitioner under the guidance of Chökyi Nyima Rinpoche. My spiritual approach to yoga is also well supported by my philosophical training, including a Ph.D. by Nova University of Lisbon in 2002.

Private Classes
Group Classes

Yoga brings many benefits both to body and mind.

In one to one classes in my studio

I address individual needs, offering a tailor made

program with a therapeutic focus.

Arya Tara Yoga classes are for all levels!

Each class includes Pranayama (breathing exercises), Asana practice (physical postures) and Green Tara Meditation after Savasana (deep relaxation).


Workshops are a fantastic way to progress. For a few days you will be totally focused on your practice! Each workshop has a theme that we explore with asana, philosophical teachings and meditation. In the end there is also space for sharing your personal experience with the group. We grow together, we increase our practice together.

To retreat is to draw a line between your daily life and your inner world. You turn your attention inwards. In Arya Tara Yoga we create good conditions for this to happen.



Quinta de Perogil, Tavira 


TEL: +351 910 049 998

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Laverne Jack

I would definitely recommend Maria, very patient and accomodates all levels, always feel good after class.

Wonderful ! 

Eduardo Vaz

The yoga of Maria João is made of great attention, accuracy and pleasure.

A magnificent parenthesis in everyday life – a precious and short recess leaving marks

… spreading until they gain the substance of the attitude.

So this praxis accompanies me and helps so much!

A beneficial inspiration, this yoga of Maria João, the body and mind in gratitude.

Juliet Locke

It is a wonderful privilege to have Maria João as my yoga teacher. Her classes are carefully and thoughtfully planned and structured around the individual needs, ability and flexibility of each student and she is very focused and detail orientated in both her demonstration of the yoga moves as well as the correction of her students' poses. I  wouldn't hesitate to recommend her classes to anyone interested in practicing yoga at any level.

Karen Thompson

Just experienced a wonderful week of yoga with the amazing Maria! She’s an inspiration! What a joy to have her share her knowledge and teachings. I learned so much and only wish I lived close enough for regular practice with her.

Francesca Melone

I’ve started Yoga with Maria and I was captiveted after the first class . She is an excellent teacher, instilling love for Yoga in her students.

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