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About Maribel

I am a Certified Registered Yoga instructor specializing in Restorative Yoga. I offer an individualized, personal approach that adapts to all individuals, including those with chronic and acute pain. I'm trained in a variety of styles, although I focus on Hatha Yoga with Iyengar-based alignment (with use of props) and always centered on the breath. I strive to keep true to the tradition of Sri Tirumalai Krishnamacharya (and now his son, TKV Desikachar) and B. K. S. Iyengar. The other styles I'm trained in are: Kundalini, Vinyasa Flow, Bhakti and Tantra. My goal is to help each individual develop a personal practice that will not only stretch and relax the body, but also help alleviate pain and injury in those "stuck" places. I will also guide you to develop and maintain a meditation practice and I'll introduce those interested into Ayurveda (the sister science of Yoga) and I'll use organic food grade essential oils (when desired). If you are new to Yoga, I will help you build a solid foundation to safely embark on your Yoga journey through safe and effective methods. If you already have experience with Yoga and want to deepen your practice and enjoy the benefits of individual attention, then I will help you enhance your practice so you can enjoy the gift of Yoga from your own personal perspective. I am also working to become a Certified Yoga Therapist, an endeavor of a minimum of at least 3-5 years. But as I work towards this new goal, I will be incorporating what I learn so as to address a wide range of therapeutic conditions. I look forward to supporting you in an ongoing program appropriate whether you have never done yoga before or you are an advanced practitioner looking to deepen your practice. Fees: Privates $75 introductory price (can also be combined with a up to 2 other people for a Semi-Private, or $140 for up to 6 people) Group $15 per person (10 people or more)

So, about those New Year’s resolutions

We have all set them before and continue to do so, despite the statistics that show that come February most New Year’s resolutions have fallen by the way of the Christmas fruit cake.  But, there’s something about that date . … Continue reading

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Dumbing Down Your Writing

…extended vocabulary, if properly used, is impressive. It is rare to come across unusual words in manuscripts these days. It is as if all of today’s writers were working from a high school-level vocabulary—and writers who do use unusual words … Continue reading

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The best remedy for those who are afraid . . .

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What happens when you actually click on one of those “One Weird Trick” ads?

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Great article by Alex Kaufman of Slate Magazine on marketing and manipulation (link below)   http://www.slate.com/articles/business/moneybox/2013/07/how_one_weird_trick_conquered_the_internet_what_happens_when_you_click_on.html

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The Many Styles of Yoga

I found this great cheat sheet for the various styles of yoga at gaiam.com (link at bottom). Granted, there a least another 5 styles that can be added to this list (i.e., Jivamukti, Forrest, Acro, Aerial) but in my opinion they … Continue reading

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“One of the fundamental differences

between the Victim Orientation and this one [Creator] is where you put your focus of attention…For Victims, the focus is always on what they don’t want: the problems that seem constantly to multiply in their lives. They don’t want the person, … Continue reading

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Instead of thinking outside the box …

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The nature of Yoga is …

to shine the light of awareness into the darkest corners of the body ~ Jason Crandell  

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Spirituality is not …

  some external goal that one must seek, but a part of the divine core of each of us, which we must reveal ~ B.K.S. Iyengar (December 14, 1918 – August 20, 2014)

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Available For Group and Private Classes in Westchester, New York, New Jersey and now Long Island!!!

    I am a Certified Registered Yoga instructor specializing in Restorative Yoga.  I offer an individualized, personal approach that adapts to all individuals, including those with chronic and acute pain. I’m trained in a variety of styles, although I … Continue reading

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