Group Leader, Personal Growth & Spiritual Counselor
"I believe that every parent deserves to live an empowered, engaged, and balanced life. I strive to help people unlock the energetic blocks that sometimes keep us from loving ourselves, our children, and our beloveds as fully as possible."
Maeba Jonas believes in a mind-body-spirit approach to wellness and utilizes her 15 years of experience teaching mindfulness, meditation, and yoga, to help her clients achieve more connection, groundedness, and loving toward themselves and others.
She offers support groups, personal growth sessions, meditation, and body-centered movement workshops, as well as spiritual counseling through a non-denominational and interfaith approach, to exploring life's big questions!
Maeba studied vipassana meditation in India and spent a year living and practicing with Buddhist nuns in Nepal. She is a former interfaith chaplain and has experience supporting families in Neonatal and Pediatric ICU's. Maeba then went on to earn her Master of Divinity from Yale University.
After giving birth to her "pandemic baby" at home in March of 2020, Maeba spent a year juggling working remotely with a newborn and coming to terms with this new reality called Motherhood. She has decided to transition full time to supporting new parents, to help manage the stress and existential questions that come with welcoming a new little human into their world.
She lives in Catonsville with her husband and son, their dog Jimmy, and cat Luna.
Master of Divinity - Yale University (New Haven, CT)
Certified Premarital and Relationship Counselor - Prepare/Enrich (Columbia, MD)
RYT-200 - Charm City Yoga, Baltimore, MD
Certified Trauma-Informed Yoga Teacher - utilizing consent-based approach to movement and freeing energetic blocks in the body.
Our Whole Lives Certified Facilitator (Sexuality Affirming Education from Birth to Adulthood)
10+ years experience leading personal growth body-centered process work with groups and individuals.
15 years experience in vinyasa yoga and meditation instruction including: guided meditation, mindfulness, anahata, vipassana, and Zen meditation techniques.
Served as interfaith chaplain and offered spiritual support to families and children in the Pediatric ICU, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, and Neonatal ICU.
Leadership Team, Shalom Mountain Retreat Center (Catskill Mountains, New York)
- Jonas, W. B. and M. Jonas. 2019. “Faith-health collaboration to improve community and population health.” NAM Perspectives. Commentary, National Academy of Medicine, Washington, DC.
- “Believe Her: Title IX - A College Chaplain’s Perspective,” Journal of the National Association of College and University Chaplains, 2017
- Co-Author: “Spirituality, Science and the Human Body,” Ed. Lisa J. Miller. The Oxford Handbook of Psychology and Spirituality, (Oxford Library of Psychology), New York: Oxford University Press, 2012
Maeba Jonas' Groups
It Takes a Village: A Group for Connecting & Encouraging Parents - Toddler Years!
Join Maeba for this FREE virtual support group connecting parents during their baby's toddler years (age 1+) to build friendships, to learn from others going through the same experiences, and to build support through the joys, challenges, and uncertainties of life in parenthood.
She shares a unique, grounding, forgiving, and validating approach to engaging in parenthood within a community.