Mariah began practicing yoga as a child, watching her mother's practice and imitating the poses. This early awareness and appreciation for the physical self has woven its way through her life, eventually leading her to the Southwest Institute of Healing Arts, where she graduated as an RYT-200. Mariah enjoys sharing a practice with her classes that allow for room to explore, grow, and appreciate their own bodies and minds, as well as providing a supportive space to move at the pace best suited to their needs. A strong believer in the "Lila" or playful aspect of yoga, she feels that enjoying a safe and rewarding practice is preferred to achieving a "perfect pose".
Mariah has years of experience in Physical Medicine and Chiropractic care as a Rehabilitation Specialist and Medical Assistant, leading patients through their Physical Therapy protocol. She has an appreciation for "special bodies" that may have challenges in traditional yoga poses and strives to provide an inclusive, safe experience for all, regardless of skill or physical ability.