Maria Baltazzi, PhD, MFA is an Emmy-winning TV Producer, one of the original producers on CBS’ Survivor. After years in the entertainment industry, shooting on location around the world, Maria began studying what was then the budding field of the Science of Happiness as a way to deal with the stressful demands of television producing.
Today, Maria holds a PhD in Conscious-Centered Living as well as an MFA in film. She enjoys working with professionals, especially those in entertainment, to uplevel the quality of their lives. She speaks about the art and science of Happiness, leads workshops, as well as curates transformational travel trips and retreats. Her teachings often include Mindfulness, Primordial Sound Meditation, Prayer of the Heart Contemplative Meditation, and Restorative/Yin Yoga, depending on the needs of her client or group.
Maria still develops and produces media projects, now more mindfully.
When not traveling, Maria lives in Los Angeles, devoting her time to creating inner and outer journeys for a greater good. She is the Founder of THE SOJOURN EXPERIENCE. Her company supports the following non-profit organizations: 1% for the Planet, Greater Good Science Center, Stand Up To Cancer, and Grassroot Soccer. Maria is also a member of the Director’s Guild of America, Producer’s Guild of America, the Academy of Television Arts & Science, and The Explorers Club.
Twice a month, Maria curates an inspirational newsletter, 8 GOOD THINGS, and can be found on her website: sojourn-intl.com.