Maria Savvenas, MA, RYT, and RYC™️
Maria Savvenas is a Movement Teacher, certified in Restore Your Core with Lauren Ohayon in Miami in 2018 and as a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT200) with Beth Spindler in Springfield in 2012. She teaches Restore Your Core classes at 2B Well, as well as in other studios around Springfield, MO.
RYC™ classes are formatted in four levels. Each level progresses with exercises in core strength and awareness, which is a coordination of breath, spinal mobility, and pelvic movement. Maria also uses a range of techniques and modalities in one-to-one sessions. In private sessions, Maria helps clients unlearn compensation patterns, and learn new movement patterns to bring their bodies up to optimal health.
Maria is passionate about maternal health and wellness, and is focused on mothers in any stage of motherhood. Maria believes core strength and awareness is beneficial for the woman who is trying to get pregnant, who is pregnant, who is newly postpartum, and who is beyond postpartum. Our daily habits, lifestyle, and movement patterns have an effect on core stability and pelvic floor health–and in relation to women’s health–Maria uses a specialized modality that goes beyond spot-treating, such as Kegels and crunches, and instead uses the whole body’s capacity to address core-related issues.
Women who have experienced a range of issues will benefit from taking a Restore Your Core class series or private sessions with Maria, namely women with diastasis recti, prolapse, incontinence, core weakness, tight hips, sacroiliac joint dysfunction, and scoliosis.
Maria’s background in dance, group fitness, and personal training, and her years of singing in a traveling Greek band all angle towards her passion for movement, self-expression, and healing. She has a masters degree in Literature and Creative Writing from Missouri State University, and she’s been teaching in an adjunct capacity at Drury, MSU, and OTC for nearly 10 years. For the past two years, Maria has been teaching bibliotherapy in a Literature Matters course at Drury. Bibliotherapy is a creative therapy that combines reading specific fiction texts with personal writing and project building to heal a specific and pervasive issue that is present in a person’s life.
Maria’s Jill-of-all-trades background has finally congealed. Maria’s goal is to provide women and families a plan-of-action and movement protocol to help recover from pregnancy-related issues. Maria values women’s health and freedom of movement, which her two children and husband help her reinforce and keep her on her toes every day. And she loves the population she serves.