Mariah has been a student of yoga since 1998. As an athlete and competitive ski racer, she found yoga as a way to gain greater body awareness and mental focus. Her interest in the physical and psychological benefits of yoga was a perfect complement to her Bachelor of Science (BSC) in Health Psychology at Bastyr University and later her work as a Holistic Health Counselor.
Mariah completed her first 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training with Ana Forrest in 2004 and graduated from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in 2006. In 2010, she undertook two yoga teacher training with Nicki Doane and Eddie Modestini in the lineage of Krishnamacharya. She then moved to Cape Town, South Africa where she became a studio owner who co-wrote and delivered Yoga Alliance accredited teacher training courses. Constantly pursuing her love of yoga, deepening her personal practice and refining her unique teaching approach Mariah most recently completed her 500-hour advanced teacher training (ERYT) with Nicki Doane and Eddie Modestini in 2015, 50 hours of Laughing Lotus advanced training in 2016 and 20 hours of Katonah Yoga with Nevine Michaan in 2019.
Mariah’s diverse and dedicated yogic path, her passion for the medicine of movement and music, her commitment to accessing the subtler, energetic parts of our being through the physical practice of yoga and her careful attention to alignment in action, are all interwoven into her unique style of teaching. Mariah’s classes offer a safe, inspiring and light-hearted space for students’ to go deep into their practice without force and to use movement and breath to move through challenges on the mat and in life. Her carefully curated sequences and a keen awareness of the subtleties of the physical and energetic body encourage students to reveal their Light and cultivate strength and flexibility of both mind and body.