Ora Māia Founder & Lead Coach
As an inquisitive and tenacious Life Coach, Yoga Instructor, and adventurer, I bring a strong and grounded energy to propel you forward. Thriving off of raw and real experiences in the wilderness and daily life I want to walk with you to the edge of your comfort zone. I will help you step forward in exhilaration with confidence, courage, and bold strength.
I founded Ora Māia as a platform to reconnect individuals to their true selves, through exploration and wild play in the woods, deep inner work and personal growth, and rejuvenation of the mind, body, and spirit. By creating powerful coaching experiences and real adventures, I inspire you to get dirty, romp through rivers, climb up your own peaks, and consciously step into the life you truly desire.
I help people feel fully alive and to thrive in who they are as they adventure beyond their greatest beliefs (and have fun while doing it)!
Working with five to eight clients per year, I offer a deep, intensive, and personalized program to explore your own inner world and your deepest dreams. With four customized adventures per year and weekly coaching sessions in between these adventures, the Discovery Year creates strategic action forward that will make you want to leap out of your comfort zone and into all the possibilities of the reality you truly desire. This program is for those already leading a good life but are ready for a great life with big impact.
Adventure & Wilderness
From a young age the wilderness stole my heart. From backpacking at two years old (as an addition to my father's shoulders) to sailing across the Pacific Ocean in college, and falling in love with rock climbing in my twenties, I have been immersed in exploration and adventure. To me, nature is as a place of infinite wonder and awe that opens doors to truly meeting yourself.
Currently, I am head over heels for rock climbing. I spend a lot of my time in the spring and fall in the red cliffed desert of Indian Creek. I am constantly being challenged physically, mentally, and emotionally. It's the bread to my butter as a sport, adventure, and connection to an inspiring community.
If I am not climbing, or working with clients, you would find me hiking or running through the ample wonders of nature, fly fishing on high alpine lakes and creeks, biking single track of Prince Creek, or reading a book in my hammock.
Education & Training
After studying Environmental Science and Anthropology at the University of Denver, I leaped into the professional environmental world in the city and overtime realized the mountains were calling. I moved to Aspen, Colorado to work for an environmental education non-profit, ACES, and fell in love with the dramatic beauty and wilderness surrounding the Roaring Fork Valley.
After landing in the Roaring Fork Valley, my yoga practice of ten years reached a peak and depth that I had never expected. Inspired my local, Aspen yoga teacher, Evan Soroka, I decided to become a yoga teacher myself. I studied at Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health in 2012 and have been teaching in the Valley ever since. I intricately weave my love of live, coaching techniques, authentic voice, and play into each class. Currently, I teach at True Nature Healing Arts and the River Valley Ranch Club in Carbondale, Colorado and at Fahrenheit Body Spa in Basalt, Colorado.
My passion for connection and self development extends beyond yoga and adventure, and lead me to the power of coaching. In the roller coaster of life, I was searching for a way to offer my purpose and service to the world. That is when I heard about Life Coaching, the power of working with a coach, and of Souluna Life Coaching Program created by my mentor, teacher and inspirer, Coby Kozlowski. I have deep gratitude for all of the teachings Coby has weaved into my life. As a Souluna Life Coach I gained skills, techniques, and dove (and continue to dive) into personal work allowing me to fiercely inspire clients to be better than good, to be grand.
My love for adventure, nature, and connection with others trickled into every part of my life and lead me to find my purpose of joining my passions of yoga, wilderness, adventure, and coaching to elevate the lives of others through my Discovery Year & Clarity packages.
So, if you are ready and inspired to step into the life you want to live, are dedicated to taking chances, to climbing the peaks and possibly tumbling into the valleys, and are daring enough to get back up, I want to work with you. I will put all my effort forward to empower, inspire and hold you accountable to achieve your goals and desires. Specializing in working with women, I love to reconnect women to the wilderness, be it a thirty minute walk in the woods or an bigger adventure. I believe in the power of the individual, the wilderness, and the ripple effect created by real exploration.