Adventures in Consciousness & Transformation
Trainer I Mentor I Visionary
International Best Selling Author
In a fast changing world we may feel unbalanced, unsettled or even lost.
With no place to anchor ourselves, we are called to go within.
My passion is to guide you into the eye of the hurricane, that place of stillness anchored in your soul.
All of the answers you need spring from within.
I will assist you to listen and decode these messages and will guide you to craft the life of your dreams.
I look forward to meeting you!
"Maria is a true master of her craft. Teacher, mentor, leader, friend."
~ Johanna Walsh - Soul Coaching® Practitioner
The 8-day experience with Maria was beyond anything I could have imagined. There was an intimate connection with all the four elements that I had never experienced before.
Maria helped me deeply connect with my inner wisdom and allowed me to truly show up in my truth as she so beautifully embodies being a wise, compassionate, loving human being.
The entire experience was one magical moment after another. Volumes upon volumes can be written about the amount of Divine messages, synchronicities, healings and epiphanies that happened in such a short time frame. I am truly Blessed to have been guided to take this journey with Maria as I 100% know that her essence brought something inexplicably unique and powerful into the program.
Yumie Zein ~ Certified Soul Coaching® Practitioner
Soul Coaching® Practitioner Certification ~ 2019 Prescott, AZ ~ USA
SBDC 2019 Business Award Nomination
I am so very proud to share that OURO LLC, the business I started in 2018, was nominated for the Small Business Development Center 2019 Business Award.
I was honored to be nominated along side Jeff and Jennifer Herbert, founders-owners of Superstition Meadery in Prescott, who were awarded the 2019 National Small Business Persons of the Year by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) in Washington, D.C.
Please read my nomination below by Jeri Denniston, Director of Yavapai College Small Business Development Center.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart, Jeri, for your amazing expertise, guidance, love and friendship. You made it all possible!
feel the love!
Soul Coaching® Practitioner
Maria is a true master of her craft. Teacher, Mentor, leader friend.
She is so wise and skillful I will be forever grateful to Maria for all that she has brought into my life.
She approaches a training with such open-hearted honesty and in such a skillful manner that it helps crack US open and become even more deeply aware of our souls purpose and Truth.
She leads us through the Sacred Elements and in doing so helps us identify those areas, those Shadows that we need to work and create with and not hide from.
Maria gave me one of the greatest gifts I have ever experienced in my life.
She taught me how to work with my shadows and my archetypes and create something amazing and wonderful. It so profoundly changed the lens of how I view the world and gave me the gift of being more able to deeply connect with My Soul and accept all those parts of myself that needed to be healed, loved and acknowledged.
Words cannot express my gratitude towards Maria and How Deeply she has impacted my life through love, kindness, compassion and deep wisdom.
Maria certainly is a wisdom keeper and I look forward to learning more from her and experiencing all the gifts that she has to share as a true Master teacher.
Yoga Teacher, Reiki Master
Maria has a knowing about her.
She teaches from her experiences in life never making me feel judged or unworthy.
I was able to express my deepest darkest secrets and find my way
through the darkness.
She taught me to love the darkness.
This is how I discovered my light.
As the weeks went on I found I had all my answers already. I found through Maria’s guidance that life didn’t have to be as hard as I was making it.
She helped me to let go and trust the journey. She helped me learn to manifest my dreams, stand strong in
my divine femininity.
I found my power, my voice, an unwavering faith in myself
and the universe.
I wish I had enough words to express how much this woman helped me, she truly has a gift and is using her life’s work her gift to make our world a better place!
I hope to one day help someone as she helped me along my journey.
Soul Coaching® Practitioner
I am not sure what I was seeking in or expecting of an instructor.
However, I found EXACTLY what I NEEDED when I chose Miss Maria McGonigal!
She created the perfect blend of workshop and retreat. Her hospitality worked to put one at ease
from the get go. Her attention to detail and commitment to excellence set the stage for success.
She teaches from a place of experience of continually doing her own inner soul work.
She unabashedly forged into the deep and repressed corners of our humanness.
All the while, she held us in safety as we delved into our recesses and began healing and building.
Maria’s use of blended modalities, years of experience, and eye for beauty lead to a unique learning
aimed at expanding our minds and opening our soul!
I highly recommend you consider taking courses from her and tapping into her wisdoms.
Rev, Dr. Betty Henderson
Director of Education
for the Center for Spiritual Living - Prescott, AZ
It was a beautiful Prescott January morning in 2004 that I first became a yoga student of Maria McGonigal.
I left class knowing that I had just met a very highly developed spiritual being and that I wanted to learn more of what she had to share. Since that morning, I have been privileged to take most of the beautiful workshops, classes, and seminars that Maria has offered both at the college and in her private studio.
As the Director of Education for the Center for Spiritual Living 2004-2008, I was privileged to host Maria's yoga class for the elderly (one lady was 95 years old).
Maria's compassionate spirit and enthusiasm for yoga as an art form was the catalyst that endeared the mature students to her. She gave them encouragement when they felt lost, shared music, chanting, and ritual when appropriate, and challenged each person to allow their magnificence to come forth.
Maria walks her talk,.....can be counted on to speak her truth both joyfully and lovingly, and demonstrates moral integrity that is above reproach.
Without a shadow of doubt, I know Maria is a talented teacher, a wise counselor, and an enlightened spirit whose very nature is unconditionally loving to and for humanity.
I know that whatever Maria McGonigal commits her heart, her mind, and her time to,...... the result will always be, "a labor of love for humanity." I feel blessed and extremely honored to call this beautiful soul, my friend.
Geri Marr Burdman
Geri Marr BurdmanP.h.D.
I have known Maria McGonigal since 1997. During these past five years I have coordinated a number of seminars and workshops at Yavapai Community College campuses and other areas of Arizona where Maria has offered her musical and public speaking talents.
She brings a very positive perspective to the educational process and all her student participants appreciate her wisdom and caring manner.
She contributes greatly to the learning process.
Maria is a personal friend as well as a professional associate.
She is a person of impeccable integrity and is very responsible and committed to the community.
She is highly regarded by her students, teachers and community leaders. I recommend her most highly.
Yavapai College Prescott - AZ
I first met Maria McGonigal in the fall of 2006 through the Hatha Yoga class that she was teaching at Yavapai College in Prescott, Arizona.
From the first class on, I knew that this lady possessed something far beyond her extraordinary ability to teach yoga. In each class, Maria speaks from her heart, sharing "Life Lessons" with her students while at the same time instructing them in yoga poses.
She shares such Universal Truths as "Each and every one of us is a unique human being who has his/her very own special talents and abilities to share with the rest of us and the world." Furthermore, she creates a safe and sacred space in yoga class where each person has the opportunity to "step into a scary place and try a new behavior or try a pose you thought you could never do before."
Another beautiful thing about Maria is that she enables everyone to feel accepted and comfortable around her. One of the ways that she does this is by personally sharing incidents about her own experiences in life that have not worked well. Then, with a laugh and an open heart, she shares the insights that she gained from those experiences and the lessons that she learned, saying, "Life is a wonderful teacher!"
Maria possesses extraordinary sensitivity and perceptiveness with people naturally. However, now that she has added Soul Coaching Certification to her many other credentials, Maria will have the ability to truly hear at every level what people are expressing to her. Even more, she will have the tools available to enable each person to find the Truth for his/her own Soul!