Healer Teacher
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Praise

   

Testimonials

 

 
 
I first met Marisa at a small yoga studio called Shambhala. I happened upon her class one evening and immediately was taken by her peaceful aura and soothing presence. When she offered Reiki, I jumped at the chance. During my session, I was put into a state of complete relaxation and harmony. Marisa’s energy has always had this effect and Reiki is the ideal method for her to translate that to someone else. I highly recommend trying it!
— Neesha Patel
 
 
 
 

 
 
I was immediately struck with her compassion, support and knowledge
 
 

“Marisa was one of the instructors of the Prana yoga teacher training I did in 2011 in Manhattan. I was immediately struck with her compassion, support and knowledge of the yoga and other topics that came up in the course of the 9 month course. I also attended a wonderful chanting call and response class with her and learned some Thai massage techniques she taught in another course. I am grateful for having been a student of hers.”

- Mary Zinn

 
 

 
 
She helped me see potential in myself that I didn’t know was there.
 
 

“Marisa was my first yoga instructor. She helped me see potential in myself that I didn't know was there. She was thoughtful and encouraging and helped me go through a very transformative time in my life. 10 years later and I still think of her gentle guidance every time I practice yoga!”

- Jennifer Farris

 
 

 
 
 
Marisa holds her clients with undivided and non-judgmental attention
 

“I've met with Marisa for both reiki and aroma acupoint therapy. She's a total natural at both and has helped me through several transition periods, energizing + relaxing me with extremely impactful sessions. Most recently, I met with Marisa when I was going through quite a bit of stress right before entering into a meditation retreat...I hadn't received healing work in quite awhile! Her pre-retreat treatment rejuvenated me and helped me feel so open to the meditation retreat in front of me. Marisa holds her clients with undivided and non-judgmental attention and I'd highly recommend her healing work.”

- Alex Kelly

 
 

 
 
Marisa was able to tune in to exactly what was happening
 
 

“Marisa is a truly gifted, intuitive healer. I've been blessed to receive her body and energy work in the form of Thai Massage and Reiki and Aroma Acupoint Therapy, a beautiful modality that had profound healing effects. Marisa was able to tune in to exactly what was happening in my body and soul and create a session that was perfectly attuned to what I needed. Looking forward to more!”

- Adina Saperstein

 

 
I can’t say enough about how special she is, and how meaningful her work has been in my life.

“I first met Marisa at Shambhala Yoga in Brooklyn, almost a decade ago. It was because of her amazing classes that I decided to pursue my own certification as a yoga teacher. The ambiance that a practitioner creates is incredibly important to me; I need to feel safe and supported in order to open up physically, emotionally, and spiritually. Marisa has always created exactly this kind of space -- practicing with her feels like home. I can't say enough about how special she is, and how meaningful her work has been in my life. As a teacher, I model myself after her. I only hope I can bring the kind of energy and peace to my students that she has always brought to me.”

- Alyson Spurgas

 
 

 
 
Having her hold a sacred and loving space for yoga classes became medicine for my heart-weary soul during a particularly difficult time.

“I just adore being in Marisa's presence. Having her hold a sacred and loving space for yoga classes became medicine for my heart-weary soul during a particularly difficult time. I felt deeply cared for and restored after Thai Bodywork by her gifted hands. I appreciate her calm, her humor, her kindness and light.”

- Maya Geyer

 
 

 
 
She has been a consistent healing presence and always leaves us feeling rejuvenated, centered, and stronger.

“Marisa has been a tremendous support to me. She helped me stay and feel strong throughout my pregnancy, preparing me for giving birth, and has provided private classes for me and my wife during the first years of our baby's life, often coming to our apt and providing yoga and massage in the comfort of our home with our baby there with us. She has been a consistent healing presence and always leaves us feeling rejuvenated, centered, and stronger. Thank you Marisa!”

- Liz Knauer

 
 

 
 
 

“Marisa is an immensely talented healer, teacher, and practitioner. When it comes to working with the human body, she is strong, sensitive, skillful, and above all, compassionate. I saw her for a session of Thai Yoga Bodywork during a difficult time, and she left me feeling completely renewed. Marisa is able to hold space for a person's healing in a way that few can. I cannot recommend her highly enough.”

 
 
When it comes to working with the human body, she is strong, sensitive, skillful, and above all, compassionate
— Stevie Weinstein-Foner