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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)

Yoga at Chelsea Market

YOU NEED TO SPEND TIME CRAWLING ALONE THROUGH THE SHADOWS TO TRULY APPRECIATE WHAT IT IS TO STAND IN THE SUN ~ Shaun Hick Necesitas pasar tiempo gateando sola tras las sombras para en verdad apreciar lo que es estar … Continue reading

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The Invitation

  It doesn’t interest me what you do for a living. I want to know what you ache for and if you dare to dream of meeting your heart’s longing. ~ Oriah  

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Thank You … and New Beginnings

I MUST BE A MERMAID . . . I HAVE NO FEAR OF DEPTHS AND A GREAT FEAR OF SHALLOW LIVING ~ Anais Nin Today I want to give thanks.  I’m grateful for all the people in my life.  Even … Continue reading

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So much to be thankful for . . .

The saddest part of living such busy lives is that we often neglect the simplest, yet most beautiful things that when strung together – like precious jewels on a chain – are the poignant moments that make up a life … Continue reading

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Yoga Is Not . . .

“Always focus on your effort, instead of the results of that effort.” ~ Russell Simmons                       Photo from the Home Yoga Experience, Mahwah, New Jersey  

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Common Fitness Myths

“Money is a result, wealth is a result, health is a result, illness is a result, your weight is a result. We live in a world of cause and effect.” ~ T. Harv Eker   In our search for health … Continue reading

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Have your New Year’s resolutions fallen by the wayside?

It’s almost the end of February and many of our New Year’s resolutions have already fallen by the wayside, if we haven’t altogether given up and discarded them.  No need to fret.  For many of us, one of our challenges … Continue reading

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Change is Process, Not an Event – Part 2

Last weekend I started a 10 series post on based on Pilar Gerosimo’s class “Refine Your Life” at *entheos Academy for Optimal Living. Here’s the link to that post in case you haven’t read it yet http://www.alotusgrowsinmud.com/?p=550 As promised and … Continue reading

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Creator of P90X Comes Clean

We’ve all been guilty of it.  Looking for the quick fix when it comes to getting in shape and/or losing weight.  The 10 day this diet, the 20 day that exercise program.  They all promise to whip you into shape … Continue reading

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Miercoles Mudo – Mute Wednesday by Soraya Sarcos

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