I think I chose this retreat mainly for the view of the mountains and just crossed my fingers that the rest would be just as amazing - and it was! Mariza is a really inspiring, down to earth, kind and funny person and a great teacher.. Every posture was explained clearly, and in a way that made sense according to the bodys anatomy, with modifications and demonstrations if needed, and she always made us feel safe and encouraged. We slowly started teaching since the first week, which was really great practice. The workshops on Friday were all amazing, fun and very helpful. Everything about this teacher training was great and I think it is a life-changing experience even when the changes integrate slowly. I am very happy and grateful I got to share it with such inspiring people.
After years of injury, I found my body opening up and found with it ways of opening my head as well. The philosophical side of yoga had areas I found interesting from an academic point of view initially, but the way that Mariza drew these subjects back to anatomy, to the science of breathing and the various biological systems of the brain and body, I found absolutely fascinating.
TT with Mariza is not only about learning Asana and how to teach yoga,
it is far beyond that - for me it was an initiation to learning to live
my yoga. Mariza is incredibly patient and compassionate which makes you
feel secure and safe in challenging situations and gives you space to
grow and learn at your own pace.