Mariela is a South American native with a passion for all things creative. She moved to San Francisco 20 years ago where she studied several Art forms including Photography, Dance and Chinese Brush Painting. She found Yoga as a way to treat her chronic migraines and, fell in love with the mental clarity and connection with her body-mind- spirit. After a major motorcycle accident shattered her leg; dance and yoga seemed like an impossible practice to sustain. Yoga came back to her life helping her reconnect to her new body and new life. Coming to terms with life changes her perspective and appreciation for the benefits of Yoga grew to the point of wishing to share this ancient practice. Now as a mother to one little fairy and wife to a South American Viking she enjoys the new path Yoga has opened up for her. She completed her 200 hr yoga teacher training at Barefoot Yoga Studio. She will forever be grateful to Robert and Wai-Mei for the amazing teachings passed on to her with such care and wisdom and, for opening up her wings. She will continue learning this beautiful Art form and hopes to share with you in the classroom a space of positive energy, healing, connection to your body and calming of the mind.