Maria "Puma" Perme

Maria embarked on her yoga path at a time when she was searching for other avenues and opportunities to open up her mind and body and a new way of being. Initially practicing for the physical benefits, she quickly discovered that yoga calmed her intensity and provided emotional release. Quickly adopting a daily practice, she went on to complete her 200 hour teacher training with Ana Forrest founder of Forrest Yoga and her 500 hour training at Asheville Yoga Center in North Carolina.

As an aspiring entrepreneur, Maria craved for a studio she could call her own. She wished to create a warm, safe and intimate place where students could truly relax and allow their minds to follow along with the flow of their bodies. Finally, after many years of teaching at gyms, private locations, and local studios, Maria opened Puma Yoga in Lakewood, Ohio.

Certified in Vinyasa flow, Restorative, Prenatal/Postnatal and Kids yoga, Maria is well versed in teaching various styles and levels. Regardless of the level, Maria’s classes are motivational and uplifting, emphasizing openness and guiding her students to find the answers to life’s questions through their movement.

Continuing her thirst for knowledge, Maria studies and practices the ancient Hawaiian Healing Art of Lomi-Lomi Massage, is a Master Reiki practitioner and Reflexologist. She remains a Doula in training. Maria enjoys sharing her breadth of knowledge with the Puma Yoga community by continuing to advance her studies with many master teachers in the healing and yoga fields.


Downward Facing Dog: Keeps her fully connected to the earth, balanced, strong and centered.

Class Offerings 
Monday 7:15 - 8:15pm Prenatal
Wednesday 7:15 - 8:15pm YINyasa
Saturday 9:00 - 10:15am Basics

Private Sessions offered. Contact Maria "Puma" Perme to schedule an appointment.