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Meet Mariko

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.

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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

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"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."

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Programs with Mariko

Imagine…..8 days, 7 nights of total immersion in the idyllic hills of Tuscany. Unwind from the incessant demands of life in the 21st century, and embark on this blissful and deeply rejuvenating odyssey…under the Tuscan sun!

The Art of Renewal Retreat is a joyous, deep-dive immersion in all the ways we can support and nourish ourselves to align with our “True North” – our unique path to living our Highest Expression. To be truly successful in life, we need fulfillment. And fulfillment is the result of understanding oneself deeply, honestly and compassionately.

At the retreat, in addition to Mariko’s signature classes, Ayurvedic FlowYoga™ and Aroma Bliss Yoga™ , we’ll engage in life-changing deep-dive processes that will allow us to download essential insights and knowledge from our Higher Self.

There’s something about stepping out of your ordinary surroundings and into great beauty that renews us on every level. If you resonate with the need to recharge yourself  deeply and reach inside for the inspiration that will have you make Quantum Leaps in your life, this is the retreat for you!

Are you ready for deep rejuvenation and transformation this summer?


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In this 6-week series, we’ll be taking a deep-dive into the inner psychology of Yoga, and installing practices that will truly begin the process of Renewal from the most profound level.

The Sages who propagated Yoga were master psychologists who had penetrating insights into the human condition. By walking in their footsteps, we will be taking powerful steps towards creating the greatest freedom – inner strength we can count on and the freedom from the negativities of our own mind!

All sessions will be recorded, and you’ll receive the following bonuses when you register by April 29th, 2015:

  • BONUS#1: $200 off any of my future retreats (yes, including the Tuscany Retreat! Announcements about Fall and Winter retreats to follow shortly
  • BONUS #2: My signature Ayurveda Flow Yoga™ video tutorials to help you open your body to sit for meditation.
  • BONUS #3: 20% off Ayurvedic Consultations (done in person or virtually) and Treatments at Sadhana NYC.
It’s time to develop our inner technology so we can handle all the exciting outer techology without being taken over by them! Let’s be clear that we are the ones operating techonology, and not the other way around!
Let’s come together and get in touch with our personal freedom, and own it more powerfully.
I look deepening our Yoga through this very rewarding exploration with you!




Weekly Live Sessions with Mariko:

Practices to Fuel An Inspired Life

Spring-Summer Semester:
March 29 ~ August 31, 2015.

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These live group sessions are designed to awaken, recharge and nourish you, and get you in touch with that which makes you feel alive.

Learn to play at your “intelligent edge” – that place where you are challenged to grow into a bigger being – with courage and mindfulness.

This Spring, we’ll be exploring ways to awaken our attunement to the HIGHEST FREQUENCY available to us as human being. In so doing, we transform our body and mind into a vehicle for the most awesome journey of this life.

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Insights & Inspiration by Mariko

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What is Yoga? Investigation from the Source

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Vata, Pitta, Kapha: A Beginner’s Guide to Understanding Your Ayurvedic Type

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5 Ways Ayurveda Can Take Your Yoga To the Next Level

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  Have you ever felt dissatisfied by the answers Western medicine had to offer for your physical ailments?  If you are in search for a system of healing that encompasses…