Asteria Y O G A

Asteria Y O G A offers yoga classes, workshops, and retreats, asana practice, meditation, Vinyasa yoga, and movement.

Yoga Retreats (1)

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Instructors (1)

Maria Macarena Varela

Yoga Alliance RYT 200 (Drishti Yoga School, Santorini, Greece) Yoga Alliance RYT 300 (Yoga Breath of Life Center in Crete, Greece)

Maria Macarena received her first Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) certification in Vinyasa flow from Drishti Yoga School in Santorini, Greece, in 2015. As a passionate Ashtanga practitioner, she developed an Ashtanga-based Vinyasa style in her self-practice. She later received her second registered yoga teacher certification from Yoga Breath of Life Center in Crete, Greece, in 2016. Maria Macarena has had a driving interest in movement since she left her home country in South America, searching for change. Movement thus drives her travels, life, studies, as well as her yoga practice.

Reviews (6)


from United States, December 2017

"A very calm yet fun retreat"

I liked that different styles of yoga were taught and that the instructors were very friendly and accessible. The food provided was also excellent, as well as the accomodation and service.

Melissa Vollard

from Saint Martin, February 2018

"Perfect yoga retreat "

The yoga retreat was amazing, very intense. I learned a lot with all the teachers. Their were all amazing.


from Switzerland, February 2018

"Yoga Retreat 12-18.02.18"

The yoga retreat was way much more that we expected. First, Macarena is a wonderful person with excellent teaching capacities but also was struggling about our well-being into this wonderful house.

Second, we had the opportunity to know different kinds of yoga (+ a gong bath) but also had the chance to talk about spirituality through several philosophy classes. These experience made the retreat even more complete.

Finally, the cooking skills of Juan were spectacular, he was always giving his best to offer us local food and uruguayan desserts.

All in one, this yoga retreat was over our expectations and I definitely advise every one to book for this one.

Yafit Rossen

from Uruguay, November 2018

"very good retreat combing yoga and meditation"

The location, the food, the people, the great teacher

Testimonials (5)

Yasmin Wright United Kingdom

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Where do I begin…I have so much praise for Maria! Her passion for yoga is infectious and her love for yoga not only comes across in her classes but also in her presence. I look forward to my yoga classes with Maria each week and always leave her classes feeling very zen, but that’s not to say that Maria’s classes aren’t challenging! They certainly include lots of movement, downward facing dogs and dynamic yoga poses. I love that Maria places a huge emphasis on connecting to your breath as this really helps me to let go of stress and tension that I have been carrying around and focus on my practice. She is also a lovely and down-to-earth person as well as being a fabulous yoga teacher. I feel incredibly grateful that I have been taught by her.

Adam Lord United Kingdom

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Maria is an incredible yogi and an awesome teacher! She offers a fresh and dynamic style of yoga and creates a very safe environment in her classes. Her classes feel supportive but also challenging, allowing a great space to find or deepen your own practice. Maria has such a great energy which is infectious and always leaves me walking away energized and relaxed - cannot recommend her highly enough!

Ruby Wood UK.

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Maria is an absolutely wonderful yoga teacher and I cannot recommend her classes enough. She is so admirable yet so personable and friendly, and really makes you feel comfortable. Her classes are quite dynamic - you will get sweaty but it's such a good workout and I always feel so alive and refreshed afterward (and often sore the day after!). She incorporates some chanting into her classes which help put the group at ease and makes them unafraid to express themselves during their own practice. Yoga with Maria is a liberating and fulfilling experience, which explains why so many people always return to her classes

Susie Taplin United Kingdom

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I always leave Maria’s classes feeling physically and mentally re-energised. Her sequences are varied, the flow is smooth, and the pace is perfect. She creates a really comfortable environment and warmly encourages her students to go deeper into their practice. The routines never stagnate, so you’re constantly improving - I feel like I’ve progressed more in Maria’s classes than any I’ve taken before. Consistently good classes that are so satisfying!

Vanessa Cimorelli Switzerland

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I really enjoyed my classes with Macarena in St. Andrews last February. She guided us through our practice with passion, full of energy and a mild spirit. Regarding the class, I found everything I needed: a very nice and flow vinyasa, a bit challenging, just what you need to go deeper in your practice! No pressure, the atmosphere was calm and friendly there... we all left the classroom with big smiles on our faces!

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