“Yoga is far more than a workout. It’s nothing short of an inner revolution. It’s a profound perspective that allows you to be your most vibrant, effective, authentic self. When combined with Ayurveda, the ancient holistic medical system, Yoga becomes a complete path for unfolding the human potential.
~ Mariko Hirakawa
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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. Read More
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.Rate Your Burn Review
Having had an Ayurvedic consultation with you enabled me to tap ever more of your plentiful resources. Getting me moving, getting stronger and more flexible, paying more attention to how I breathe, meditation, learning pranayama techniques ... I'm more thoughtful of what I eat. I can't thank you enough.Harold Bott, Musician and Composer, New York City
She is a phenomenal instructor - a genuine yogi with a background in dance. Her instructions are nuanced but crystal clear, and it makes a huge difference. I leave feeling like I've worked every muscle in my body, got an amazing stretch, and strengthened my spirit. She is amazing and a joy to learn from.Rate Your Burn Review
Live the Life You Love!
Labor Day Yoga Retreat in the Hamptons September 2nd ~ 5th, 2016
Before the summer is up, give yourself the gift of waking up to the sound of the ocean, for a truly labor-less Labor Day! Bring a good book, and a journal to reflect on your summer, and the next chapter of your life!
We all need time away from the hectic demands of life in the City to get in touch with our Soul’s Purpose!
In this transformational retreat, we will engage in daily yoga & meditation, and use the practice to tap into the deeper wisdom of the soul.
This retreat is for you if you are committed to clarifying the vision and purpose of your life, and staying aligned with it on a day to day basis.
This retreat is also for you if you are undergoing major transitions in your life and feel the need for guidance from your Higher Self.