Mariza was introduced to the science of Yoga when a friend invited her to attend a Yoga Philosophy course being offered through Yoga Shakti Wellness Center. Mariza knew early on that she wanted to share the experience of classical hatha yoga with others.
In 2006 she completed Yoga Shakti’s Teacher Training Program. Thanks to the guidance of Yoga Shakti’s Director Diana Pipaloff and esteemed teacher Jnana Nanda Bharati, Mariza has gained a deeper understanding of the different practices of Yoga. From the philosophy, practices and subtle concepts of yoga to the history of ancient Vedic and yogic culture, the programs and loving community at Yoga Shakti have contributed in the development of Mariza’s internal well being as well as her abilities to guide students in their asana practice.
Today Mariza is dedicated to incorporating her spiritual studies into a daily practice and continues with her focus of the deeper, more esoteric aspects of yoga with her teacher Jnana Nanda Bharati. She invites you to experience an authentic asana class that incorporates ancient practices developed over 5000 years ago passed on to her by her teachers and the entire Yoga Shakti community. Through a sequence that incorporates classical sun salutes and a strong foundation of yoga postures Mariza’s class offers a well balanced asana practice that will increase your strength and energy while helping to calm your mind.