Mariko is an internationally known Yoga-Ayurveda Expert with over 20 years of teaching experience. A former professional dancer as well as an Ayurvedic physician trained in India, she is one of the very few in the West to have completed the rigorous 5 ½ year B.A.M.S. degree in India. Healer, yogini, and a performer with multi-cultural background, Mariko is known for the quality and depth she brings to her work.
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Integrate Ayurveda Into Your Life Off the Mat!
Ayurveda is the perfect complement to your yoga practice on the mat! It gives you valuable guidelines on how to choose your diet, your activities and even how to modify your yoga practice. It is a whole way of seeing the world around you. In this video I walk you through how to create an Ayurvedic smoothie to boost your immunity. This is a great spring/summer time drink to start your day. Whip it up and enjoy!
The Enlightened Culture of Yoga
Krishna Bhatt brings so much virtuosity and versatility to his music. This Summer Solstice, we will be celebrating our potent energy of evolution, Kundalini Shakti through a workshop that includes lecture & beautiful Sitar concert with the Master himself! Join us on June 21st and see the man in action in a most intimate setting! This is a rare opportunity to deepen your experiential knowledge of the inner dimension of Yoga, and immerse yourself in its enlightened spiritual culture. Join this Circle of Light - we'll be serving a delicious Ayurvedic Dinner, with lots of opportunities for meeting people as well. You can register at https://mariko.viewcy.com/courses/1035 Happy Yoga Month! #Kundalini #VisionaryYoga #Sitar #deepenyouryoga #chakras #meditation #sadhanaNYC
How to Manifest Your Dreams With Yoga
Get re-inspired to go for your dreams! In this interview on the Teddy Smith Show, Mariko shares her insights on the process of getting clarity on your Dreams and how to manifest it through inner processes based on the wisdom of Yoga.
How to Get in Touch with Dynamic Silence
This is such a classic question that Seekers of all mystic traditions have asked!
4 Tips for Creating a Compelling Vision for 2017
Tip #1: Create the time to craft your vision - It seems so obvious, but so few people take the time to fine-tune, and to truly align themselves with where they truly want to go. So let's be the few wise ones who set aside the time to embrace this sacred process! Tip #2: Open your heart and your mind to possibility - This is the Visionary piece where we activate our inner Dreamer and give her/him full permission to dream up an inspiring Vision. The difference between 'a goal' and a Vision is that the latter is your ultimate destination, and goals are the milestones that signify your progress towards it. Tip #3: Harness the Power of The Pen - Research shows one common element among top achievers is that high achievers write down their vision and their goals. This simple, yet profound step has proven itself in my life many times. If you aren't quite sure where to begin, consider joining me for my workshop below! Tip #4: Decide How You Want To Feel - So many goal-setting systems are so focused on 'doing' and achieving, and most overlook this essential element. They forget that emotions are the most powerful force in our lives, and that the key to manifesting your dreams with the least effort is to be tuned into the right feeling!
Open to Grace Vinyasa Flow Yoga
Join me for my upcoming Live offerings! I'd love to meet you in person and work with you to harness the power of Yoga, Meditation & Ayurveda in the service of your Vision for where you want to go in Life. I've got intimate, deep-dive min-retreats in NYC, as well as a fantastic Labor Day Deluxe Retreat right ON THE BEACH coming up! Check out my offerings on the right hand column, and feel free to reach out to me with any questions at the email listed on the left hand side.
Private Yoga Sessions
This is an offering of 5 or 10 Private Sessions Package, each lasting between 1 hour and 75 minutes. These private sessions are an oasis in your day that allows you to tap the depth dimension and bring healing and rejuvenation in a totally customized way. The many benefits of studying privately include: - Cultivate a personal practice designed for your specific needs. - Practice proper techniques and alignment. - Learn asanas and Yogic techniques at your own pace. - Master a challenging area in your practice. - Address specific training or injury recovery needs. - Receive guidance in meditation and breathing practices (Pranayama). Past clients have said: “Mariko is a yoga instructor’s instructor. She’s the best one I’ve had. She’s passionate, precise, friendly, and very calming….In her class you feel energized and rejuvenated.” ~ RateYourBurn.com Review You can choose to: - practice at my home studio in the Upper West Side, NYC - practice virtually online, which gives you a video you can practice with later on. - have me come to you! (only in Manhattan, NYC) Mariko brings her 23 years experience teaching, as well as drawing on Ayurveda and allied disciplines to help you refine your practice.
Private Yoga for Two
This offer is for a 10 Session Private Yoga Package for Two People. Yoga offers a way to come together through the exploration of movement, play, breath, and is a wonderful experience to share with a friend or significant other. Practicing Yoga together offers a new space to support one another that can enhance one's relationship in ways that are safe and sacred. Past clients have said: “Mariko is amazing. She adapts to our needs & capabilities with all welcome. Has a great prespective with soulfulness and sincerity, and is fun to spend time with.” ~ P. Steiner
Private Ayurvedic Consultation with Mariko
An Ayurvedic consultation is a thorough examination of the many factors that affect your health, both internal and external, aimed at uncovering the underlying imbalance that is affecting you. Ayurveda outlines extensive guidelines for clinical examination to steer the physician towards correct diagnosis and uses safe, non-invasive methods that can detect subtle imbalances before they reach clinical stages. From the Ayurvedic standpoint, no condition is considered insignificant if it is causing distress on any level. An Ayurvedic diagnosis entails not just naming a disease, but identifying the patterns of imbalances underlying the condition, and is arrived at through a combination of complete and detailed history taking, as well as traditional methods of clinical examination such as pulse and tongue diagnosis, and inspection and auscultation for signs of imbalance. During our time together, we will: - Discuss your current and past health issues - Look at family history - Look at your daily lifestyle and diet - Check your pulse, tongue and use other non-invasive diagnostic measures to get deeper insights into your current condition. - Create a customized Ayurvedic schedule & routine you can follow, including dietary guidelines, self-care regiment, tailored herbal protocol, meditation, pranayama and yoga asanas as needed. You can click here to schedule an Initial Ayurvedic Consultation
Church of Visionary Yoga!
Join me in this Urban Sanctuary where we dive into Yoga's Depth Dimension and take the time to download the gems of insights, and engage in a meaningful conversation to spark deeper inquiry and shift the way we approach our life, work, business and relationships. At this workshop, we will engage in two or more of the following activities: - Mariko's Signature Fluid Creative Vinyasa - Visionary Yoga Rave - a movement meditation to liberate the wisdom of the body and breakthrough limiting beliefs. - Visionary Yoga Mastermind discussions to crystallize the insights, ahas, and new ideas you have during your practice, and to brainstorm how you can apply these ideas to your life, business, and relationships. Let's come together for an inspirational Sunday morning service of deep-dive Yoga, meditation, and dynamic meaningful discussion on how to make the inner shift to overcome your blocks, and step fearlessly into the Bigger You!
Fall Getaway Visionary Weekend Retreat
This Autumn, let's step out of the hustle and bustle of daily life and take a weekend adventure into the gorgeous Nature of the Poconos! For all the details, and to see the different accommodations options, visit: www.VisionaryFallRetreat.com Immerse yourself in Natural Beauty and take the time to see your life from a more expansive perspective. Visionary Getaway Retreats offer a rich Inner Adventure that accompanies the external journey. You will return with greater clarity and confidence in your ability to step into the next phase of your life with purpose and passion. October is a great time to take retreat, as we mentally prepare for the last quarter of this year. The Poconos are just 2 1/2 hours away, with tons of fun activities, such as: Canoeing & Kayaking Tennis Horseback riding Winery tours BBQ right on the deck Playground/ball field for the kids Basketball court Nature hiking trails Golfing Rediscover yourself anew this Fall as you engage in powerful questions that will uplevel your life in these main areas: Health, Business/Career, and Relationships.
Visionary Yoga & Brunch: Re-Ignite Your Vision for 2018!
Ok, the "new" year is already a month old! Have your goals and intentions faded into oblivion? Whatever the case maybe, late winter is a great time to open your being to new inspiration, and refresh your outlook on life. The Visionary Yoga & Brunch Workshop series is the perfect setting for you to light a fire under your goals and dreams for 2018! Let's stretch, breathe, and share a community meal together and get re-inspired to manifest your vision! You'll leave feeling refreshed and nourished on every level. The workshop includes: - Fluid Visionary Vinyasa Session - Meditation - Healthy Brunch - Time to mingle & socialize - Manifest with Yoga! mini workshop Space is very limited, and we'll take reservations strictly on a first-come, first-served basis. Because we must order food for you prior to your arrival, please note that we have a 72 hour cancellation policy for this event. Thank you for your understanding, and look forward to sharing in this experience with you!
Envision 2019: A New Year's Eve Celebration!
Looking for a meaningful way to spend your New Year's Eve? Instead of drinking and partying yourself to oblivion, we can take a much healthier, purposeful AND fun approach to ringing in the New Year! Join us for a New Year's Eve celebration that is nourishing to the body and inspiring for the mind, heart and soul! We'll start the evening off with a deluxe Visionary Yoga Session led by Mariko, designed to open the body to the Flow of heightened energy that is available at this time, and to release the physical and emotional blocks lodged in the tissues. A short New Year's Meditation will follow. We'll then feast on a healthy delicious vegetarian meal that gets you off to the New Year's on the right foot! There'll be plenty of time to mingle and socialize. Timeline: New Year's Visionary Yoga Session & Meditation : 6:30 - 8:30pm Healthy Vegetarian Dinner 8:45pm Mingle & Socialize Envision 2019 Mastermind 9:45pm Chant, Dance &
Envision 2019: A CONSCIOUS CELEBRATION!!!
Tired of the loud, exorbitant celebrations that leave you with a hangover on New Year's Day? Here is an alternative AWESOME way to ring in the New Year! Why not put yourself in your most Resourceful State with an OPEN, ENERGIZED BODY, and connect deeply with the VISION of what you intend to create in 2019? Because 2019 is going to be a GAME-CHANGING year, with a level of "clean-slatedness" that is truly rare. We, as a collective, are on the trajectory to 2020, when the collective shift into the New Paradigm will become crystal clear. But on an individual level, it is in 2019 that we will be asked to step up to become the Best New Version of ourselves we can be. So it truly behooves us to cross over the year in the highest, most inspired state we can put ourselves in. I've designed the evening so we have the perfect mix of doing the things that make us feel great in our body, mind & soul, engaging in the Envisioning and thought processes that will create breakthroughs and ahas...AND CELEBRATING, amping up our vibes as we cross the threshold into the New Year with great company, So what do you say? Let's welcome the New Year the Visionary Yoga way! Click the button below to register. Space is EXTREMELY LIMITED, so secure your spot now! Here's the run-down of the evening's program: 7 pm Fluid Visionary Yoga & New Year's Meditation 9 pm Healthy Gourmet Dinner, Drinks & Socializing 10 pm Visionary Mastermind 11 pm: Dance, Music & Celebrations! Remember, you have two options to participate: OPTION ONE (recommended): Join us for the WHOLE EXPERIENCE, with Yoga, Meditation, Dinner & Drinks, Mastermind, and Celebrations. OPTION TWO: You can come just for the Dinner & Drinks, Mastermind & Celebrations. Can't wait to ring in the New Year with you!
Envision 2018: Online Vision Setting Session
Let's come together and give ourselves the gift of a Vision Setting Retreat! I want to share with you my process for reviewing the year that's been from a Yogic perspective, and turn everything you've been through this year into fuel for making quantum leaps in the year 2018. In this inspiring and super valuable session, I'll take you through some potent exercises to help you see the events of this past year with new perspective, and craft your vision, intentions and goals for this year with crystal clarity. I'll share with you truly useful and game-changing principles I've learned this past year to accelerate your path toward the realization of your goals, visions and dreams. By the end of the session, you'll have a complete blueprint for stepping forward into the New Year empowered with the mindset and tools move you through any obstacle, inner or outer. This may well be the most valuable minutes you invest into shaping your life!
The Visionary Yoga & Ayurveda Retreat in Nosara, Costa Rica
Design A Life You Love with Yoga & Ayurveda! PRESS THE DOWN ARROW TO SCROLL DOWN FOR IMPORTANT INFO: Do you have a vision for your life greater than where it is now? Have you heard of Ayurveda, but are a bit fuzzy on how it can really serve you? Then this retreat just might be for you… This retreat is truly so much more than just a yoga retreat! When you register, you’ll receive an 8-week online course on Ayurveda Basics taught by Mariko so you can start learning and engaging right away! By the time you arrive in Costa Rica, you’ll have a working knowledge of this profound healing system. After the Live Retreat, you will walk away with deepened Ayurvedic Knowledge: • A deepened Yoga practice, and valuable insights into how Yoga and Ayurveda work synergistically to create physical, mental and emotional balance. • A working understanding of the dietary and lifestyle principles of Ayurveda, as well as practical tips and recipes. • Discover a precise (and fun!) method for deciphering your prakriti, your Ayurvedic Constitutional Type, so you know what the best diet, herbs and lifestyle modifications are right for you. Plus the truly catalytic power of our Visionary Mastermind Sessions: • The inspiration to truly to go for your Dreams! • A step-by-step system for how to transform your Inner Vision into living, breathing reality. • The Adventure of your lifetime in a gorgeous setting. You can choose from zip lining, horseback riding, surfing, stand-up paddling, kayacking, hiking and more. • Some serious R& R time: Take a 10 minute walk through the jungle to the pristine beach, relax by the saltwater pool, get a healing treatment at the world-renowned spa. • Meet the most inspired, visionary, amazing people to walk this journey with! In The Visionary Yoga Retreat, yoga becomes a tool to deepen our relationship to the Life Force that is constantly flowing within and around us. For Visionary Yogis seeking to deepen their knowledge and create something magical with their lives. Mariko brings dance-inspired fluidity to the Vinyasa yoga practice, connecting alignment principles to the greater Life principles of the Visionary Sages. Beginners will be well taken care of and are very much welcome here! When like-minded, growth-oriented people come together to share and support each other’s dreams, there is a powerful confluence of energy that can accelerate our dreams’ manifestation. Join our tribe of Visionary Yogis for the most transformational week of your life! WHAT'S INCLUDED: 8 Days 7 nights in luxury accommodations at Bodhi Tree Resorts Three gourmet organic meals each day AYURVEDA BASICS: An 8-week Online Course with Mariko ($997 Value) Twice daily yoga classes (some right on the beach!) – Fluid Vinyasa in the AM, Gentle Restorative in the PM Ayurveda Sessions covering the Core Principles (including how to read your pulse Ayurvedically) Powerful Visionary Yogi’s Mastermind Sessions with Mariko EARLY BIRD OFFER: When you pay in full by July 1st, you receive $200 off! For more information please email: email@example.com
The Truth About Ayurveda
Lecture with Ayurvedic Vaidya Dr. S.H. Acharya This is a rare opportunity to listen to an eminent doctor of Ayurveda, with whom I studied for 5 ½ years in India! Dr. Acharya is an internationally respected Ayurvedic doctor specializing in Pancha Karma, a powerful therapeutic modality in Ayurveda. He is an eloquent spokesperson, well-versed in the classic texts of this great tradition. In this lecture, Dr. Acharya will discuss what it really means to live ‘an Ayurvedic life’, the relationship between the microcosm and macrocosm, and the subtle interplay of the Five Great Elements, and The Three Doshas (Bio-engergies). You'll gain a deeper understanding of important therapeutic concepts in Ayurveda, especially of Pancha Karma. There will be refreshments, and a Q & A session at the end of the lecture. Space is extremely limited, so please register early to ensure your spot! Come and gain a deeper understanding of this profound medical system, often called “the Sister Science” to Yoga! About Dr. Acharya: Dr Srinivas Hejmadi Acharya is an M.D and Ph.D in Ayurveda. Has served Gujarat Ayurved University for 24 years and took voluntary retirement in 2011 as Professor of Panchakarma and Head of Department of the Panchakarma Department at the University's hospital. He has also served as Director of International Center for Ayurvedic Studies, Gujarat Ayurved University. He has been delivering lectures and presenting papers in various prestigious national and international conferences. Currently, he conducts frequent training workshops on Pancha karma in many countries including USA, Canada, Latin American Countries, Europe, Israel and Japan. He is author of the book ‘ The Science of Marma – in Ayurveda diagnosis & treatment’.
AYURVEDA BASICS: A Six-week Online Curriculum
This course will equip you with the foundational knowledge of Ayurveda - over the course of 6 weeks, you'll learn everything you need to get started in understanding your mind and body type, and adopting the right diet and lifestyle guidelines to create more balance in your life. Ayurveda offers an opportunity to look at our lives as a whole, and to create dynamic balance that supports our well-being, so we can be vibrant and fully present in our lives. This is for yogis who want to broaden their understanding of this ancient healing science, and renew their commitment to taking better care of themselves in a holistic way. In this mini-retreat, we’ll explore ways to keep our Vata dosha, the bio-energy composed of Space and Air, balanced this autumn. We’ll open with a fluid, Vata-Pacifying Ayurveda Flow Yoga practice, then sit for meditation to truly get anchored and create stability from within. Then we’ll break for refreshments and snacks, and a bit of socializing. We’ll then explore: • How to decipher your constitutional type • Appropriate diet for your type for the Fall season • Recommended herbs for this season • Lifestyle adjustments and practices to keep your Vata in balance. • How Ayurveda fits into the path of your evolution and manifesting a life you love. Tuition includes: • Lifetime Access to Online Course Material • Ayurvedic Vinyasa Flow Yoga session • Live Q & A Sessions where you can get your questions answered. Join us for this juicy learning experience and exponentially deepen your Yoga!
Visionary Yoga: Semi-Private Sessions
Let's use your Yoga practice to make progress toward the realization of your goals & dreams! This series of semi-private Visionary Yoga Sessions will be around the theme of Manifesting Your Dreams with Yoga! During these 2 hour deep-dive sessions where we'll work on: - Opening the body with Marma Tune-Up Balls - Vinyasa Practice around a Specific Theme - Mediation & Visualization - Short discussion on what you will work on to move forward toward your dreams & goals for the week We'll be holding the sessions on the following dates at my home studio in the Upper West Side, Sadhana NYC. Click on any of the dates to register. You'll get a discount for registering for all 3 sessions! Thursday November 9th 6:45-8:45 pm Thursday November 16th 6:45 - 8:45 pm Wednesday November 29th 6:45-8:45 pm