Leah - Accounts Administrator | Mum, Gold Coast
I have just completed Marika’s 6week yoga course and I have thoroughly enjoyed everything that was presented in each session and the unfolding awareness that came thereafter. I find Esoteric Yoga classes provide the space for me to let go of tension and unwind by connecting to my body. I love the way Esoteric Yoga helps me to surrender in areas of my body that are usually very tense, like my shoulders, and my chest area and bringing focus to areas like my fingertips and my lower back/kidney area. It was beautiful to have awareness of these areas and feel the difference in my body after every class and how rejuvenating each session was for me.
Marika has a wonderful understanding of Esoteric Yoga – she presents from her solidness, her presence and the wisdom that she lives. Each class inspires me to bring focus to certain areas in my life. Her guidance and support throughout the 6week course was really beautiful and I highly recommend her course to anyone who wants to re-connect to themselves on a deeper level.
Bianca - Nurse, Melbourne
Attending a 6week Esoteric Yoga course was a beautiful way to observe the patterns and behaviours that can play havoc with my life. This modality brings such an amazing depth of stillness and awareness to the body through the simplicity of moving with conscious presence or moving with body and mind together.
Attending an Esoteric Yoga class is like receiving a gift - the gift of me. There are no awkward, hard poses, such as those used in traditional yoga, only super gentle movements completed lovingly that support you to deeply feel your body. Never before in a yoga class had I been asked to move with such love and delicateness, all other types of yoga I had tried were devoid of tenderness and felt to be about pushing myself to achieve a certain posture with the aim of bringing relief to the body, almost as a way to distract myself from how I was living.
I have such deep appreciation for Esoteric Yoga. I can truly say this modality has been life changing for me by supporting me to accept and not react to what my body is revealing. It is a simple yet powerful modality to re-connect me to the loveliness that is naturally within me and support me to truly observe the quality of how I am living day to day.
Fran - Administrator, Sydney
I am loving being able to do Esoteric Yoga online. I have missed so many yoga classes due to not being well enough to drive myself or the times were not suitable whilst I have my chemo schedule currently taking priority. BUT, online yoga I've not missed one class even when I was feeling quite unwell and certainly unable to get out of bed to travel to a class.
Thank you for your super loving and professional care during this past year whilst I underwent chemotherapy and radiotherapy. The loving, deep and restorative online esoteric yoga sessions remained ever present during my hospital treatments. They fully supported me to rest deeply; from home, no need to travel when unwell, therefore never needed to miss a class!
Courtney - Personal Assistant, Melbourne
Thank you for such an amazing experience - the deeper connection and awareness with myself has been very powerful, profound and enjoyable. Your soothing and steady voice and the manner in which you share in your classes has been very inspiring to me.
Fran - Administrator, Sydney
I would like you to know that whilst you so lovingly remind me to appreciate myself in more ways, at the end of each class when you say “thank you everyone” I then thank you back so very deeply, I so appreciate the work you do and therefore, the classes you offer me. Esoteric Yoga over the past years has supported me enormously!
Leonne - Administration Officer, Melbourne
I have attended Esoteric Yoga classes for over a year now and continue to do so as I have felt the profound effect that these sessions have had on my life. When I do an Esoteric Yoga class I have am supported to connect with myself very deeply. Often at the beginning of a session I will be suddenly become aware of many aches and pains within my body that I don't usually let myself feel. I can feel how driven or rushed I have been and it can be downright uncomfortable. Without exception at the end of every session I find that the pain I felt in my body at the beginning of the session is gone once the session is over. When I pay attention to my body, stay present and allow myself to feel what is there to be felt it feels like my body is able to let go of the aches and pains it holds on to. When the session is over I am left with an amazing marker of presence and a feeling of ease in my body that I can come back to at any time throughout my day or week to support myself.
Agapi - Singer, Melbourne
I'm so grateful for the gift of Esoteric Yoga. I feel like I've really settled into a rhythm with the classes now, and I've been able to surrender and let go much more deeply during the sessions. I am learning to just 'be' with my body and lovingly accept 'what is' and what is coming up to be felt, without reacting to it. I have experienced this deep surrender during other Esoteric Healing modalities, such as massage and Chakra-puncture, but Esoteric Yoga has given me the tools to be able to come back to this anytime, and is teaching me that I can be my own practitioner. I feel I'm starting to integrate the essence of the practice into my everyday living now, and I am wondering how I managed before Esoteric Yoga. The benefits have been truly inspiring.
Bernie - Metal Worker, Melbourne
The Yoga you teach has a very special unique quality about it. By encouraging me to be with my body and get to know myself through the body and be honest with that, has allowed a profound and deep healing. I have learnt to tap into the wisdom contained within my body, and thus the healing is always exactly what I need. I am inspired to work on my issues, and through the way I live, bring more love to my life. I feel empowered as I have learnt to heal myself anytime I choose, and not be dependent on a practitioner. Thank you Marika, I get a lot more out of life now.
Joseph - Graphic Designer, Melbourne
Esoteric Yoga is like no other physical activity I have experienced. It’s so simple, graceful and beautiful to do. Thanks to Marika I had the pleasure to reconnect to my body, feel a true difference and take that into the rest of my day. Instead of feeling like my body was being dragged around, I started to see how I could move, with all of me. It's amazing how easy feeling great can be.
Julie - Children's Services, Melbourne
I was introduced to Esoteric Yoga over 4 years ago and initially found it quite hard. My mind would race here there and everywhere and my back would scream at me to stop with a constant ache. I realised later that it was my disregard and lack of commitment to myself (self love) that was showing itself to me through my back. It has helped me become stronger in my commitment to myself through body awareness, helping me to choose to stay more present with myself not just during the session but more throughout my day. It is a very confirming modality. And yes, I still stray from being present at times and go into my mind but there is a stronger foundation there now that keeps bringing me lovingly back to me. So thank you Marika for bringing you and what you offer so lovingly and joy-fully to us.
Alexander - Sydney
I totally cherish the Esoteric Yoga sessions you offer online. They are super powerful, and I get so much out of each of them. Totally amazing, and what a great way it is to prepare for my work day.
Alexander, Sydney I totally cherish the Esoteric Yoga sessions you offer online. They are super powerful, and I get so much out of each of them. Totally amazing, and what a great way it is to prepare for my work day. Alexander, Sydney I totally cherish the Esoteric Yoga sessions you offer online. They are super powerful, and I get so much out of each of them. Totally amazing, and what a great way it is to prepare for my work day.
Allison - Counsellor, Melbourne
I just wanted to say that I really loved the yoga classes and how I felt in my body during and after them. I found them empowering as it was through my own actions (with guidance from you) that enabled that feeling of stillness. I also really appreciated your gentle suggestions to build more conscious awareness into everyday life. So, I really look forward to the next series of classes that you offer.
Loretta - Midwife, Melbourne
Thanks for the opportunity to really stop, feel and listen to the body through this power-full yet simple modality - Esoteric Yoga. I always look forward to really listening to my body, honouring and appreciating the true beauty and warmth that I feel following a session.