testimonials

participant testimonials

"Maïté is an instructor extraordinaire. She can teach any level and easily handles a class with participants who have different amounts of experience as well as different physical capacities. She creates a harmonious environment while challenging participants to do their best. She is patient, firm, imaginative, creative, and has a wonderful sense of humor. What I love about Maïté is her professionalism – she demands discipline from the class participants as much as she brings it towards herself to every session she teaches. I enjoyed every class with Maïté and recommend her without reservation."
Monique, Massachusetts
5/5
“I had a wonderful experience in Maïté's class. She taught mindfulness with a thorough, research based, hands-on approach that was very effective in expanding my practice of mindfulness both in class and at home. She is a kind, patient, and knowledgeable teacher. I highly recommend working with her on your mindfulness practice."
Sam, California
5/5
“Maïté guided us into a series of mindfulness practices. She encouraged us to listen and speak in a mindful way while learning to practice non-judgment and kindness. Doing so not only promotes the use of mindful techniques in everyday life, but also leads to a calming and enjoyable atmosphere. Thank you so much for a fantastic class. I enjoyed learning about mindfulness, and it was a treat to start my mornings with you. I recommended my friends to join your class next time it is offered."
Caroline, New York
5/5
"I have studied mind-body practices for about five years now, and Maïté is by far my favorite teacher. She is clearly a very bright and motivated woman who helps connect mind and body to achieve maximum benefit. Her passion is palpable and her repertoire is wonderful – we haven’t had the same session twice. I particularly like her gentle approach and attention to details. It’s amazing how very small changes can completely change an experience. She is truly a master teacher – and, importantly, a delightful person who is always rooting for each one of us to succeed."
Mary Ann, Massachusetts
5/5
"Maïté is the most well-prepared and effective instructor I have ever had. She uses a seemingly endless array of exercises and variations, which she choreographs into a new routine each time. Every session is unique, and each exercise builds steadily on the last, for a comprehensive and progressive workout. She is precise and technical. She gives guidance about small changes that make the exercise more effective. I would sign up for every class she teaches!"
JD, Massachusetts
5/5
"Joseph Pilates might be Maïté's great teacher, but Maïté is THE great teacher of Pilates! 🙂 She is great with beginners who want to get started and with experienced people who want to improve their techniques and want a challenge. When I first took her class, I was looking for a way to relax and reduce stress while working out. Her class provided all of that, with the intensity I needed. Aside from her excellent teaching skills and Pilates knowledge, she is also very friendly!"
Isabelle, France
5/5
"The mindfulness program was an invaluable experience. My takeaways? Learning the importance to listen, paying attention to my body, connecting to the present moment thanks to my breath, being aware of my thoughts and emotions, and having knowledge of their impact on my health, my life, knowing that and how I can respond instead of react."
Kris, China
5/5
"Maïté is a very experienced teacher and a warm and wonderful person. Even in a class full of people, she gives you personal attention. She creates a relaxing atmosphere that makes you feel comfortable trying new movements and she helps you execute the exercise correctly. I always feel much more relaxed and happy after one of her classes."
Ilse, The Netherlands
5/5
“When I signed up for the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Program, I thought I would have a mind-blowing experience which would change me forever. The change did not happen in the way that I had imagined, but thanks to the wonderful teaching and ongoing support throughout the course, I realized that many small things happen, things that may have more impact on the longer term that I can fully comprehend now. What really has changed for me is my perception of time and how it affects me. When I get caught up in one of these thought-patterns where I feel the need to rush constantly after everything and run around frantically, I have noticed, with the practice of mindfulness, that I am less compassionate, less available to the people around me, and that makes me feel less human. With Maïté's class, I learned that I have the power to stop my habit of frantically running around. So, I S.T.O.P. I breathe and I realize that I can change - at any time - the course of my perceptions about time and that idea that I need to rush all the time. This is priceless!”
Peg, Massachusetts
5/5
"I love the tools that we learned in the class-series Maïté taught and I apply them when I feel stressed. Stress and anxiety do not need to be negative things: in the process, I have learned to be kind, to be curious, and to explore what is going on within myself. I also like the different formal practices of mindfulness we learned. The more I practice them, the more I become aware of my present-moment experiences, and the more I can comprehend myself".
Chris, Massachusetts
5/5
"I highly recommend that you take class with Maïté. I feel serene. I have less anxiety and sleep better. I have learned to reconnect with myself and to use my ability to comfort myself through the practice of mindfulness. I am also a better listener around my family, my friends and my co-workers. I can see the positive impact it has on my relationships, and my family has noticed it, too. It feels like a new beginning."
Judy, Massachusetts
5/5

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