about mariko


About Mariko

Focus on your wellbeing with customised yoga and health coaching sessions.

Located in London and the Cotswolds, MarikoYoga offers a variety of yoga therapy options suitable for all levels. Mariko, a qualified yoga teacher, yoga therapist and movement educator, focuses in particular on sore joints, back problems and anyone affected by illness, providing yoga classes, sessions and workshops to improve health and wellbeing. 

  Mariko discovered her passion for yoga in 1995. She qualified as a yoga teacher after she was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2005. Yoga was a key influence in her journey to recovery.

Mariko teaches Yoga at two locations - London and at her own private studio in the Cotswolds. Private lessons for individuals or small groups are possible and highly recommended, especially for those with specific issues, such as joint pain or chronic conditions, as Mariko can focus on your individual needs. She offers a variety of yoga suitable for all levels; Yin Yoga; Therapeutic Yoga and CalmSteadyStrong™, a yoga therapy designed specifically for those going through, or having finished, chemotherapy or radiotherapy.

Transform yourself from Survivor to Thriver

 Mariko supports your wellness evolution wherever you are in your journey; she teaches habits of Yoga and Ayurveda along with skills to transform your life with  behavioral science

MarikoYoga is a member of Yoga Alliance UK and the International Association of Yoga Therapists.

Read her story about  how she got into yoga therapy after cancer diagnosis here:

One Yogi's Journey


Who I help with yoga therapy, Ayurveda & Health coaching



Personalised yoga and health coaching programme

  • Do you feel like you are surviving to cope with too much on your plate, at work and at home, and/or have had a big life changing event that threw you off balance?

  • Do you want to learn how to turn stressful situations into opportunities for growth and easeful living?

  • Do you feel you are too busy to keep the motivation high to support your wellness on your own?

    If YES, this complete package is for you.

    Book a conversation [insert link] with Mariko to discuss your health challenges and how you can move forward by working with yoga therapy and health coaching.

CalmSteadyStrong(tm): Gentle Yoga for people affected by or recovering from cancer

Having experienced breast cancer herself, Mariko offers these highly effective yoga sessions for anyone going through cancer treatment. They are designed to reduce pain, improve your strength, alleviate and manage the discomforts and side effects of chemotherapy and radiation through gentle movement, breathing and relaxation techniques. Carers and family members are invited to join when accompanying someone who is attending the course.

If you want to move from surviving to thriving, then CalmSteadyStrong™ yoga is the class for you!
Read more about Mariko's journey through cancer here and The Benefits of Yoga during cancer treatment here.

By appointment only. Please contact Mariko. 

Read an article on  my cancer and yoga experience here: One Yogi's Journey

Benefits: Allows you to manage discomfort and side effects of treatment, and transform from a survivor to a thriver

When: by appointment only

Where: Jiva Health Yoga studio
19A Wimbledon Bridge
London SW19 7NH


Private studio in WR 10,
North Cotswolds


You will love this! Mariko’s VIP programme (Bliss Balance Grow - yoga beyond the mat). The healthy weekly habit practises are brilliant stress busters, meditation, self-massage, breathing exercises etc. So much stress is caused by ‘being out of sorts’ with myself and not doing anything about it!! Getting back into balance, and feeling that ah yes bliss! moment is wonderful. The course is packed full of useful information and as I continue putting into practise what I have learned, the more I get.


(Bliss Balance Grow - VIP habit evolution programme)

 “Before I began working with Mariko, I couldn’t bend my knee properly due to a torn ALC ligament 25 years ago. After only a few sessions, I began to notice a difference. I felt no pain in my knee. To my delight I have started playing tennis again! More importantly I now know how to treat my knee when it is sore. Thank you very much. It was an exceptional experience!”      

(With past knee surgery and persistant knee pain. Therapeutic Yoga classes)


I learnt that listening to your body is so much more important than I realised! I loved Mariko’s gentle, effective style of teaching. I feel confident that these methods of Therapeutic Yoga could help alleviate certain conditions and enhance recovery from conditions like cancer and surgery – Moreover, I love the peaceful setting and her calmness!

(A breast cancer survivor with knee pain. Therapeutic Yoga sessions) 

“Before I took one-on-one sessions with Mariko, taking a Yoga class sounded like a daunting task to me. What I liked about the sessions with her, was the fact that these customised private sessions were more like physiotherapy in a calm, relaxing environment. With her guidance, I realised that small movements make such a big difference. I am grateful to Mariko for all her help. Highly recommended.”

(Masako, chronic lower back pain. Therapeutic Yoga sessions) 

“What surprised & interested me most about sessions with her was the way in which,
when applied under guidance and over time, Mariko’s interventions encouraged me to reflect more deeply on the way
 I engaged physically with the world, with the things and people in it. And cumulatively the techniques I learned pointed towards an ideal - of free, balanced, movement and stillness, (and an emotional state connected with those things) - that I had overlooked in my life. I found one-to-one tuition with Mariko extremely beneficial.

I would highly recommend her.”


(Customised Yoga private sessions)

 “I find the Yin & Yang class very relaxing and the deep stretching beneficial particularly as I do a lot of cycling.”

 (Yin & Yang Yoga classes) 

  “Each time I attend a session, I leave the session feeling much better. I think healing begins with firstly getting into a state of relaxation.  This is what I experience each session I have with Mariko.  I am always busy and tense and Mariko has taught me to relax, in spite of my stressful life. Another insight I gained is less is more – that the little movements are all I need to help my body in its healing.

(A breast cancer survivor with chronic backache, neck & shoulder pain. Therapeutic Yoga sessions) 

 “Very relaxing to have time to concentrate on one pose. It was also time for me to pause, and give myself time and space to myself.

(Yoga Workshop)


If you would like to book a class, a workshop, private sessions in London & North Cotswolds ,

or want to know more about MarikoYoga, please get in touch.


Mobile: +44 (0)7860 360503

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