About The Teacher

Mariko received initiation from her spiritual teacher, Gurumayi Chidvilasananda, in 1991, and has been blessed to study under great contemporary Masters of the Yoga Tradition, such as Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, Sri Vijayeshwari Devi (Karunamayi), Swami Dayananda Saraswathi, and Sri Jamuna Giri of Mysore. In 2003, Mariko received full scholarship from the Government of India to study Ayurveda full-time at Gujarat Ayurved University in the 5 -year B.A.M.S. (Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery Degree) degree program. As a Yoga instructor, Marikos teaching style is a blend of Classical Hatha andVinyasa,with strong influences from the Iyengar, Ashtanga Vinyasa, and Anusara styles. As a an Ayurvedic physician trained in India and an experienced Yoga instructor, Mariko is uniquely qualified to offer a practice that bridges these two great traditions with depth and authenticity.

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