Pittsburgh, PA
Hometown: Pittsburgh

Member since:

May 18, 2013


I teach Hatha Yoga in Pittsburgh with the emphasis of the connection between body, mind & soul, influenced by Swami Mukundananda and the JK Yog philosophies. I work with connection of body mind soul to address physical, emotional, mental challenges.

Are you a yoga student or aspiring to become a yoga student, and if so, in what community do you live?

I am always and forever a student and always aspire to keep learning every day even though I am a teacher. We should never stop learning as the depths of these practices are far greater than the distances we can see to the horizon.

Are you a Yoga teacher, and if so, what style of Yoga do you teach?

I am a teacher and I teach Hatha Yoga. I am also training in Body Mind Centering, and whatever I am learning there is being incorporated into my practices. I also follow Swami Mukundananda and am inspired by his emphasis of making the practice be a connection of body, mind, and soul.

How do you want use this Meetup site and what do you desire that the teachers on this site offer?

I'd like to hear about what others are offering, as I am always open to learning and it will help me to know what to recommend to my clients and students. Also I would like to inform others of what I am doing and about other yoga programs or events that I am involved in.

Describe your passion for Yoga or a component of Yoga that you enjoy the most.

Yoga is a way of living for me, it is developed into more than just asanas (poses) for me. I know well that through this practice I will become a better person and thus become a better contributor to society.

Have you read a book about Yoga you can recommend? If so, will you write a book review for our group?

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  • Kevin Wilkes

    Hello - I still need to procure a copy of the Bhagavad-Gita. Is it acceptable to purchase any copy, or is there a certain edition I should search for?

    Dec 08, 2013 9:59 PM
  • Kelly Haywiser

    Hello Marika,
    Thank you for the information and reminders. I am very interested; but unfortunately there has been alot happening with family, work and travel. I really have had miss alot of my favorite activities. Things should start to calm down after christmas. So my plan is to start fresh in the new year. Keep me posted. Nameste, Kelly

    Oct 30, 2013 9:13 AM
  • Kelly Haywiser

    Hello Marika, Thank you for the heads up. I did not get your message till this morning. My phone has been giving me problems and i'm going today to get a new one. Please think of me again in the future. Have a great day, Kelly

    Oct 21, 2013 8:48 AM
  • Harold Jones

    Hello Marika. Sorry, I didn't see your post yesterday. Hectic day and night. Please forgive me! hjjiii

    Oct 16, 2013 9:20 AM
  • Greg Leveille

    Thank you kindly. I look forward to meeting you and your group. Greggo

    Oct 15, 2013 8:14 AM
  • cody

    maybe 2maro :)

    Jul 28, 2013 1:50 AM
  • diane

    Hi Marika, when and where is the next Yoga class? I went to the Wilkins Community Ctr and no class at 930am. Diane

    Jul 06, 2013 6:43 PM
  • Steve Hart


    Thanks for the warm greeting when I joined a while back. Just an update, I have been going about twice per week and enjoying it! Hopefully I will get a chance to make some of the meetups.


    Jul 02, 2013 12:42 PM
  • cody

    yes thank you my friendhmmmmmmmm­mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm­mmmmmmmmmm­­mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm­mmmm :) i look forward to meets yaa

    Jun 26, 2013 12:24 AM
  • Srinath Vaddepally

    Dear Marika,

    Thank you for the message. I am as well looking forward to meet spiritually enlightened people like you.


    May 27, 2013 4:42 PM
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