Find Your True North

Maryam Ovissi


Maryam Ovissi believes the most important asset in life is walk with Integrity and share with authenticity. Maryam is the owner of BelovedYoga- a flow based studio located in Reston and Great Falls, Virginia. BelovedYoga has been a powerful nucleus in Reston & Great Falls for over 10 years, partnering with the nonprofit Reston Cornerstones on many community projects as well as creating an annual event~ Love Your Body; Northern Virginia Yoga & Wellness Day ~ at the Reston Town Center every June for the last 5 years.

Maryam Ovissi became an avid student of yoga in 1999, after studying privately with Simin Yahaghi, her first yoga teacher, in California. Since 2001, she has been teaching Hatha, Hatha Flow, Vinyasa, Prenatal and Mom & Baby classes. Maryam is a certified yoga instructor that has done numerous trainings including her 500 hr Teacher Training under the tutorledge of Bhekaji Lynch. She has continued to study with reknown teachers in the world of Yoga. Her main influences are A.G. Mohan, Bhekaji Lynch and Erich Schiffman.

Maryam is also the proud founder and developer of the BelovedYoga Teacher Training Programs: 200 hr Immersion, 300 hr Advance Teacher Training and 800 hr Modern Yoga Therapy. She is committed to upholding the essence of the Darshan of Yoga through the paths of Raja and Hatha Yoga.

Maryam’s personal mission as a teacher of yoga is to provide an opportunity for her students to have access to tools that allow self-healing, self-empowerment and self-realization. We are all trying to get back home and Yoga is a school of remembering our true self. Maryam is honored to be a part of this lineage. Although Bhekaji continues to serve as her main teacher, Maryam has discovered that all her students and her beloved husband and two amazing sons are her greatest teachers.