Mariko is inspired by helping others, learning from others and creating community through the common language of yoga. She loves nothing more than witnessing the evolution of the human spirit once it is discovered and nurtured. She teaches in the hope of sharing the transformative practice of yoga with everyone. She combines her experience and expertise with training, movement and anatomy to create a challenging and safe environment for students to explore their edge. She often encourages her students to surpass their own expectations. Her classes are designed to challenge and strengthen both body and mind.
Mariko completed her RYT 200 at Shakti in 2014 and went on to complete Shakti's Teacher Mentorship Program working with Zak Endicott and Nicole Tsong. In 2016 she completed "Life of a Yogi" 500 hour training, which included training in advanced pranayama and mediation techniques, in New York with her beloved teacher Dharma Mittra. Mariko is also a certified holistic lifestyle coach and personal trainer with specializations in corrective exercise, performance enhancement.
Mariko instructs the following:
An adaption of the classic 26 posture sequence that includes breathing exercises. Hatha systematically works the entire body to increase strength, flexibility, balance and stamina. The room is heated to warm the muscles in preparation for a safer stretch and to aid in the release of toxins.
Known as a quiet yet profound practice, yin yoga consists primarily of seated or floor postures with longer holds while focusing on breath work and meditation. During this practice the objective is to relax the muscles, allowing access to the connective tissues of the body. Yin brings balance to the typical yang practice (hatha/power vinyasa). Room is heated to 80°-85°.
The Dharma Yoga Wheel is an amazing tool that helps anyone, from beginner to the advanced practitioner, move deeper into their yoga postures. The wheel was designed to aid in deepening backbends, gain flexibility in a variety of ways, and invite a sense of play into your practice. Unlock your hips, mid-back, shoulders and open your heart in this fun non-hot yoga experience.
A fun and dynamic flow based yoga that links movements with breath to create balance in body and mind. Vinyasa places an emphasis on core and upper body strength, while toning and increasing flexibility throughout the whole body. This class will be warm.
A fun and dynamic flow based yoga that links movements with breath to create balance in body and mind. Vinyasa places an emphasis on core and upper body strength, while toning and increasing flexibility throughout the whole body.