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Hi. I’m Mari.
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東京生まれフロリダ育ち。
外資系会社に勤めていた会社員時代にヨガに出会う。
退職後、ヨガの知識を更に深めるためアリゾナ州・セドナにて、アーユルヴェーダの哲学と教えにフォーカスしたTTを受講。そのトレーニングで、身体の理解を深めつつ、自然療法に基づいた医学にも惹かれ始める。
トレーニング終了後、 世界的に著名なアーユルヴェーダの名医で、アーユルヴェーダを初めて欧米に紹介した、Dr. Vasant Lad|ドクター、ヴァサント・ラッド師と出会い、彼が校長を務める、米ニューメキシコ州のThe Ayurvedic Instituteで、一貫した教育と監督を授かる幸運に恵まれ、2年間のうちに1,200時間以上の研究とトレーニングを修了する。
数々の著名人がDr. ラッド博士の元で勉強した中で唯一日本人として米国ナショナル・アーユルヴェーディック・メディカル協会(NAMA)のプロフェッショナル・プラクティショナーの認定も受けている。
全国各地でアーユルヴェーダの講義とヨガを指導しながら、主宰を務めるAcademy of Ayurvedaではプラクティショナー育成プログラムとプライベートカウンセリングも行っている。カウンセリング時には、ジョーティッシュ(インド占星術)やインド手相学なども取り入れながら、個々の状態を体質のみならず精神面などあらゆる角度から診断している。
ヨガの指導は、アーユルヴェーダに基づいたハタヨガ、マルマヨガ、骨盤底(ペルヴィックフロア)の働きに特化したペルヴィックフロアヨガ セラピストとしても認定されている。女性の健康問題について専門としており、アーユルヴェーダを通してホルモンバランスの乱れ、抱え込みやすいストレス解消法や不妊症等についてもアドバイスをしている。

[修了資格]
*Ayurvedic Practitioner Level 1 & 2
*NAMA Professional Practitioner
*E-RYT200, YACEP
*Pelvic Floor Yoga Certified Teacher
*Pulse Reading for Clinical Assessment and specific Herbal Protocol
*Hasta Samdrika (Vedic palmistry)
*Top 10 Ayurvedic Clinical Herbs
*Herbs and Spices of Ayurveda
*Phytotherapy, Skin & Beauty

Mari Fukuda is an Ayurvedic practitioner, a yoga teacher, and a student of life. In her background in the corporate field, Mari struggled with physical health relating to stress. As she started practicing yoga and committed consistent practice, she started to see results in her health – she was no longer getting cold or flu, shed off some unnatural weight effortlessly and mentally saw she was able to remain calm and positive despite living in the fast-paced environment. Upon leaving her career, Mari joined the teacher training at 7 Centers Yoga Arts in Sedona, AZ to deepen her knowledge of yoga and also, to fully immerse into the detoxification to improve her health. She’s gained so much more than just yoga in this training as she dove into the depth of Ayurveda.

The sister science of yoga, Ayurveda is an ancient wisdom of holistic healing which has been practiced in India for over 5,000 years. Ayurveda approaches using nutrition, lifestyle modification, yogic breathing, meditation, herbs and other natural treatments to bring sustainable health. Mari’s one of first few Ayurvedic books she purchased was The Science of Health Healing by Dr. Vasant Lad, the world-renowned Ayurvedic physician who has more than 40 years of practice in Ayurveda and allopathic medicine. Mari was incredibly fortunate to study under the tutelage of Dr. Lad at The Ayurvedic Institute in Albuquerque, NM where he facilitates the authentic teaching of Ayurveda. In two years, Mari completed more then 1,200 hours of studies and practical training and has also studied with other highly qualified doctors, teachers and practitioners.

My healing journey has its roots from past traumas and overwhelming stress. During my corporate career days in Tokyo, taking time to relax was something unheard of. I had experienced PMS symptoms since in my early 20‘s but because I was so “busy” to slow down, I’d rely on over the counter medicine to mask the problems. Curiosity led me to explore all types of yoga practice, which were excessively challenging physically leading to injury. The more I pushed myself the more problems I was experiencing with my health. As I discovered Ayurveda and my own prakruti*, I realized that I was misusing my body by overdoing physical activities that did not resonate with me. It took a while to learn and listen to my body and be kind to myself. By incorporating the profound medicine of Ayurveda into my life, things have shifted amazingly. I’ve conquered the fear of facing my trauma allowing me to finally let go of patterns which no longer served me in a beneficial way. I’m able to navigate my own physical symptoms and to guide myself in effective changes to eliminate them. My mission is to share how you can uncover the underlying imbalance that is affecting your health. As my teacher Dr. Lad would say, “pain is the greatest teacher, listen to your pain, learn from your pain”. I’ve been blessed with truly amazing teachers in my journey of healing, I would be honored to share what I have learned to help you experience this transformative, life changing process that will continue to unfold.

With love,
Mari

*unique individual constitution determines at the time of conception.

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