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About the Founder

Maria Christodoulou, Clinical Herbalist

A long-time professional in the non-profit field, Maria has expertise with fundraising, event planning, and community outreach, all of which align well with her intention to serve the community through retreat planning – bringing people together for a common cause in an organized and blissful manner. 

Maria has participated on a variety of yoga, acroyoga, meditation, herbal medicine, and writing retreats, both domestic and abroad. She is excited to handle the logistical, and sometimes overwhelming details of retreats and special events to ensure a seamless experience. 

Maria is a graduate of the ArborVitae School of Traditional Herbalism in New York City. She earned a Bachelor's degree in Classics from Bucknell University and a Master's degree in Library Science from Drexel University.

In addition to retreat planning, Maria offers herbal medicine consultations that combine Western Herbalism with Ayurveda and Traditional Chinese Medicine. Sessions are currently available in Brooklyn and Manhattan. She can be contacted at maria@blisswithoutbother.com.