Maria Newson has a Bachelors Degree in Communications from the University of Southern California and a Masters Degree in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University. She is also a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT), trained in Hatha, Iyengar and therapeutic and Yapana restorative yoga.
Maria strongly believe in the mind-body connection and that our thoughts greatly influence our mood – both positively and negatively. Maria employs proven clinical tools (including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), interventions and mind-body techniques that enable clients to find greater joy and meaning in their life and relationships.
Her specialties include: Anxiety and depression disorders, emotional regulation, life transitions, spiritual awakening, parenting and blended family issues, and couples counseling. Additionally, she enjoys working with adolescents and helping parents understand their teen’s disruptive and angry acting out behaviors and provide tools for healthier family dynamics.
She offers an eclectic brand of therapy which combines a variety of tools best suited to you or your family’s needs and integrates calming and mindfulness techniques which she uses extensively in her work as both a yoga instructor and student of yoga.
JJ Flizanes is an Empowerment Strategist and the host of several podcast shows including Fit 2 Love and Spirit, Purpose & Energy. She is the Director of Invisible Fitness, an Amazon best-selling author of Fit 2 Love: How to Get Physically, Emotionally, and Spiritually Fit to Attract the Love of Your Life, and author of Knack Absolute Abs: Routines for a Fit and Firm Core. She was named Best Personal Trainer in Los Angeles for 2007 by Elite Traveler Magazine. JJ has been featured in many national magazines, including Shape, Fitness, Muscle and Fitness HERS, Elegant Bride, and Women’s Health as well as appeared on NBC, CBS, Fox 11, the CW and KTLA. Her newest book, The Invisible Fitness Formula: 5 Secrets to Release Weight and End Body Shame debuted at #2 on the Amazon Best Seller List for Women’s Health and #2 as a Hot New Release on May 18th 2017.