Maria was blessed to have had two positive birth experiences in a hospital setting achieved through the support of her partner, yoga, hypno-birthing and research. These experiences led her to train as a Pregnancy/Birth/Postnatal Yoga teacher in order to be able to share skills with other mothers. She strongly believes that women and their partners can create the peaceful, loving, calm environment that best supports a positive birth, even though at present, only hospital births are currently supported in Co. Donegal, where she lives. As well as yoga and birth, Maria is also passionate about mental well-being, art, play and music and this is reflected in her classes. Donegal Yoga Retreats offers partner retreats with yoga for the mums and adventure for the dads as well as couple birth room skills. These can be bespoke retreats for small groups.