Maria Macaya


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To keep up to date with with upcoming classes, trainings, retreats and events you can follow her on Instagram @mariamacayayoga.

Recorded Online Jivamukti Classes

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Fundaciōn Rādika

Retreat with María Macaya in May 2022

Jivamukti Yoga:

Maria offers regular Jivamukti Yoga classes and retreats. She also participates as facilitator or mentor in Jivamukti Trainings and the apprenticeship program.

Trauma Sensitive Yoga 
Maria offers Trauma Sensitive Yoga training through Fundaciōn Rādika (


On water

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Freedom as a practice

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On dignity

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The purpose of Asana

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The sound of yoga

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On mother’s love

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The secrets we keep inside

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María is an advanced 800 hour Jivamukti Teacher and is founder and president of Fundaciōn Rādika. She lives in Barcelona with her husband and children.

María has been practicing yoga for over 20 years and did her first teacher training 17 years ago. In 2014 did the 300 hour teacher training in Costa Rica with Yogeswari, and in 2017 completed the 800 apprenticeship with Jules Febre. From him she learnt much of what has now become her style of teaching – a Jivamukti Yoga that is curious, questions and seeks answers when sequencing, aligning or thinking about yoga philosophy.

María teaches mainly in Barcelona where she also mentors Jivamukti Teachers for the 800 hour apprenticeship program. She also travels and mentors at Jivamukti teacher trainings.

Maria is trained in Pranayama with Tiwari, in Meditation with Jack Kornfield, in “Ropes and slings” and “Backcare” with Alison West. Her main practices today include Jivamukti and Iyengar.

María is also specialized in yoga for mental disorders and in Trauma. She founded Fundaciōn Rādika in 2016 – a non profit dedicated to mental health and specialized in Trauma Sensitive Yoga. She offers online trainings in both Spanish and English ( Her own trauma training includes “Compassionate inquiry Certificate Program” with Gabor Mate, advanced programs with Center for Trauma and Embodiment and the Center for Yoga and Trauma Recovery, Level 1 and 2 Polivagal Theory in therapeutic yoga with Arielle Schwartz, Trauma with Bessel van der Kolk and Addiction and Recovery with Stanford University.

María regularly writes for blogs in all of these areas. She has a BA in art history and international relations form Tufts University in Boston, an MA in Art Criticism from Columbia University in New York, and a Certificate Diploma from Stanford University in their 2-year creative writing program.


Interviews and articles:

I am in the mood for food

Margot House

Anna Alfaro 

Yoga Ye



Maria Macaya is one of those rare teachers whose vast knowledge is only matched by her curiosity and humility. Her joy and laughter can brighten any room while her attention to detail always provides a sense of safety and security so that one can feel at ease“.

Jules Febre, Advanced Jivamukti Yoga Teacher

“As a Jivamukti yoga teacher and close friend, I have had the privilege to observe Maria Macaya’s outstanding development for more than a decade. Maria is fantastic energy, a huge heart, extraordinary intelligence and 100% commitment. She quickly excelled as a Jivamukti Yoga teacher,and, as the founder of Radhika, she has also turned her compassionate focus towards those whose lives have been disrupted by trauma. In 2017 Maria taught trauma sensitive yoga classes to yoga teachers of AZAHAR Foundation in Cambodia, which proved to be essential for professionals who are working with a population suffering from trans generational effects of war. Maria has sought out the most advanced research on the topic in different parts of the world, and this course is a rare opportunity to receive this precious knowledge in just one week-end.“.

 Yogeswari, Jivamukti Senior Teacher & President Azahar Foundation

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