Maria Aparis is a Health & Wellness Expert and Spiritual Business Strategist specializing in holistic and alternative modalities. Maria is an Essential Oil Educator, Massage Therapist, Kundalini Yoga & Meditation Instructor for Adults and Children, Intuitive Healer, Reiki Healer, and Raw Food Chef and Instructor.
Maria revolutionized the spa industry over 15 years ago with her mobile day spa by bringing luxury spa services to the client and has since provided luxury spa services to everyone from Academy Award-winning celebrities, producers and directors, to Grammy-winning recording artists, sports celebrities as well as major film studios and corporations.
Maria has been featured extensively on ABC's Eye On LA, CBS's Lisa's It List, KTLA Morning News, Fox 11 News, 9 on the Town, On Air with Ryan Seacrest, Si TV, Entertainment Tonight and Extra, LA Times, Orange County Register, Daily Variety, Daily Candy, Lucky Magazine, Modern Bride, Healing and Spa Magazine and was hailed as "the hottest new business trend" in the January edition of the global business newsletter, Trendwatcher. Her expertise awarded her the privilege of being a special guest host reporting live from the Red Carpet for E! Entertainment Network as a health and beauty expert for the Emmy Awards.
Maria also owned and directed the Sybaris Rejuvenation Lounge Spa, located in the ocean front luxury Shangri La Hotel in beautiful Santa Monica, California. Maria created and designed this exclusive sanctuary dedicated specifically to physical and spiritual rejuvenation.
Maria has designed and coordinated exclusive spa parties and events for hundreds of guests for the Oscar's, the Emmy's, the Grammy's, Ellen, Allure Magazine, Red Bull X Games, Victoria's Secret Fashion Show (10 years), Lady Ga Ga Perfume Launch, NY Fashion Week, Neutrogena, Radio Music Awards, Teen Choice Awards, MTV Awards, People Magazine, Self Magazine and many, many more.
Private fund raisers include Playing for Good with Hank Azaria and the Geffen Playhouse, The George Lopez Foundation, The Elixir Fund, Pamper Me Pink for Cedars Sinai, The Arrowhead Doctor's Fund, Music Cares Foundation, Children's Hospital of Orange County, St. Joseph's Hospital, Beverly Hills Police Dept., Elevate Film Festival and Comedy for a Cure. Over the years she has helped raise hundreds of thousands of dollars for these foundations that she holds close to her heart.
Maria is passionate about empowering others to reach their fullest potential. She has developed a series of workshops, classes and retreats designed around both Kundalini Yoga and Health and Wellness, that she teaches throughout the U.S. and abroad.
Most recently, Maria was asked to join the team at The Columbia Center for Integrative Medicine which is a holistic wellness and medical center with facilities in Columbia, MD, Woodland Hills, CA, Brentwood, CA, and Los Angeles, CA. Led by Dr. DV, CCIM specializes in reversing, preventing, and treating chronic medical illness in the scope of internal medicine. Maria is thrilled, to be a part of this amazing healing team.
Maria also just had the honor of receiving a Certificate of Recognition from the State of California Senator's office of Senator Joel Anderson for her Outstanding Community Service for 2015. This was received for special recognition for her participation in the Integrated Health Conference and for her unyielding commitment to preventing and reversing cancer and other degenerative diseases.
Maria travels around the globe teaching yoga, wellness workshops and meditation classes. For guest speaking and workshop bookings please visit: http://www.MariaAparis.com