Mariko is a Yoga-Ayurveda Expert with over 20 years of teaching experience, and author of the forthcoming book, "The Yoga-Ayurveda Book of Anti-Aging Secrets." A former professional dancer as well as an Ayurvedic physician trained in India, she combines scientific knowledge with an intuitive understanding of the body. Healer, yogini, and a performer with multi-cultural background, Mariko is known for the quality and depth she brings to her work. Proficient in Hindi and Sanskrit, she is one of the very few in the West to have completed the rigorous 5 ½ year B.A.M.S. (Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery) degree as a fellowship scholar at Gujarat Ayurved University, an internationally recognized Ayurvedic university in India. Drawing on her background as a dancer as well as on extensive studies with spiritual luminaries of the East and West, Mariko places Yoga in its original context, linking the intricacies of physical alignment with Yoga’s spiritual purpose: the attainment of inner freedom.
An inspirational keynote speaker, performer and highly acclaimed Yoga Master with in-depth training in holistic medicine. Knowing how to achieve personal balance is like.