your super power is being your self.
your super power is being your self.
We see you. We're here to support you.
Love-based, positive reinforcement
Spontaneous dance parties.
Move the way you want to move, use movement to process feelings, celebrate your body for what it can DO!
Challenge your self, face + overcome your fears,
try new things, be PROUD of your self!
Custom Girls emPOWERment Experience
journal with over 50 questions for self-reflection & self-awareness.
Safe, supportive group conversations to process feelings.
Vision boarding + art therapy.
Self-reflection & journaling time.
Guided visualization of our best selves.
Positive self-talk + mindset training.
Friendship, positive alignment in
peer groups + relationships.
Nutrition + understanding the science of food as fuel + connection.
Confidence to believe in your self,
no matter what.
Courage to face + overcome your fears.
Integrity + perseverance to
pursue our goals + visions.
Positive body image.
Positive self-care + self-talk techniques.
Letting go of perfectionism.
Courage to BE your self.
The girls experience a love-based, uplifting and inspiring teaching style to reach new heights in their physical and mental strength. Through fun team-building fitness activities, emPOWERing
self-defense, yoga, dance and handstand practice, each girl feels free, confident, competent and
s t r o n g - inside and out!
Each girl is emPOWERed to be a leader, here at the Experience, as well as out in her community. Every Experience ends with self-reflective journaling and powerful visualization + meditation that the girls will share with generations to come!
The girls explore creative art projects, handstands, and feel
f r e e to express themselves through movement with cartwheels and spontaneous dance parties!
The girls feel strong and beautiful, inside and out! In a safe, supportive space, we have important discussions about
courage, integrity, perseverance and
We believe that the most beautiful, most powerful being you can be is...
Every girl has an opportunity to share, and everyone is celebrated for being their authentic, unique and true selves.
Each girl receives her own, special Girls emPOWERment journal with over 30 questions, which we dive into to discover and embrace who we truly are and who we want to be. We write about our fears, we write about overcoming them with our
c o u r a g e and strength. We learn about power, and we learn about emPOWERment. We connect with our highest selves in a POWERful visualization meditation.
We learn how to love our selves.
The girls garner valuable writing techniques, visualization, meditation, art therapy and tools that they'll bring home and continue to use for self-reflection, growth and
"Strong, beautiful, unique, courageous.
Have you ever wanted to make sure your daughter knows this about herself? Tried telling her in your "mom or dad" ways, but not sure she's listening or if she understands what you really mean? These are the things she'll learn and, more importantly, demonstrate through the Girls emPOWERment Experience. Mauri is an amazing woman with an always-positive outlook on life and a passion to reach young girls to make sure they know they are strong, unique, and just plain awesome.
Your daughter will love this workshop and the way Mauri marries self-defense, yoga, self-reflection, and fun. Mauri can cater her talents to teach and guide girls of all ages and even make sure she's touching a specific topic of immediate concern if you have that. Mauri and the workshop she has created are perfect for all girls as they navigate the feelings, doubts and trials of growing up and finding their way. I cannot recommend this workshop enough!"
- Lisa F. (Momma of 1 girl + 2 boys. Girl Scouts Leader. Athlete. AWEsome Human.)
"D just started taking this awesome class. It's a mix of some fitness activities and martial arts. She is having the BEST time learning how to be a STRONG girl. My kids have done several of these workshops now and they are AMAZING. For anyone who thinks their kiddos (boys and girls!) would be interested, let me know. Mauri is so amazing with these kids and it is D's number one favorite thing to do right now!" - Jeramie B. (Momma of 1 girl + 1 boy. Athlete. Doctor. Super Woman.)
"Coach Mauri hosts an incredible program for kids that includes wellness (self love, processing experience/emotion and meditation), as well fitness and self defense. We participated in her 4-week program this summer and she is SERIOUSLY gifted. My kids have loved it." - Laurie H. (Momma of 1 girl + 1 boy + 1 on the way! Kindness Ambassador. Wonder Woman.)
We love helping Girl Scouts earn their Self-Love, Free to Be MeCourage & Respect Patches! Schedule a private workshop for your troop.
We would love to help you celebrate your self & make your Birthday even more special! Let's plan a bday party!
We go to schools to lead Orientation Days, workshops, classes during PE, plus extra-curricular + after school programs!
We can't wait to create a life-changing emPOWERment Experience for your girl & her friends! We can make their sisterhood even stronger.
Hi! I’m Mauri. Let me tell you a story about a little girl I once knew…
There once was a little girl who was afraid to be her self. With brown ringlet curls, a short, curvy build and freckled olive skin, she looked starkly different than her tall, beach-blonde friends. Her loud, raspy voice sounded different. Her big dreams and wild imagination made her think differently. A high achiever, too smart for her own good, and a perfectionist by default, her greatest fear was failing. She did everything she could to get out of P.E., so she wouldn’t embarrass herself. She starved herself so she could change her body, although eating disorders just served as a false sense of control for her in a world so seemingly out of control around her. She grew up in a family of lawyers and doctors, followed their prescriptions for “success,” but she soon found that their traditional path to “security” wasn’t bringing her any security at all. After fighting against her true calling for years, she discovered that happiness would only be found by creating her own definition of it for herself. She became a karate teacher, impacting the lives of hundreds, maybe thousands of children. She taught kindness and compassion, inspired courage, integrity and perseverance, and she watched families transform alongside their children. She witnessed young people who were previously diagnosed with disabilities become outstanding leaders in their communities. She helped children with leukemia grow stronger than the disease. She became a competitive athlete and coach. A little girl, once terrified of even having her picture taken, voluntarily became a fitness model for female-owned and operated brands based on self-love, and enjoyed it. She even shared her story on National TV as an athlete on Million Dollar Mile! That little girl grew up and created a unique workshop and classes to teach other little girls how to find their voices, how to have the courage to be themselves, and how to celebrate their strength and power, inside and out.
That little girl was me. I have learned that having courage does not mean eliminating your fears. True courage is not the absence of fear, but instead, that it is being brave enough to admit and face what you are afraid of: to
feel the fear and do it anyway. I have learned that confidence is not innate, but rather, it is a skill that is developed and honed through repeatedly listening to and trusting your self. I now know that connection to others begins with my connection to my self.
Inspired and fueled by my past experiences, my Girls emPOWERment Experience is changing the world, one young woman, one leader at a time.
I want every girl and every person to know that their super power is believing in their self. Together, we can upLIFT, INspire and emPOWER every girl and every one to discover and embrace how to be your own hero.
Girls emPOWERment is not just a class, workshop or seminar, it is a life-changing Experience. The Girls emPOWERment Experience teaches each girl to have the courage to BE her unique self and to LOVE her self.
Each Experience is uniquely designed to connect, uplift, and inspire girls by combining emPOWERing fitness and self-defense with yoga, self-reflection, creative art projects, meditation, exploring handstands, nutrition, and journaling galore!
In a safe, supportive space, each girl will have an opportunity to shine as a leader, share in meaningful discussions,
and she will leave
radiating love and strength inside and out!
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I believe we change the world by being our true, authentic selves. When we follow our hearts and our dreams, it inspires and gives space to those around us to do the same. When we come from LOVE, all the people, places and things we need will show up in alignment with our vision.
My intention is to share the stories of girls and women who follow their hearts, their true desires, relentlessly and unapologetically.
These are the people who are changing the world.