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The Way Of The Arts

GAry Barrero

Co-Founder, The Way Of The Arts ™ 

​​Gary Barrero for over three decades devoted himself to yoga studies and meditation. He is over 1800 Hour Certified Yoga Teacher, and has completed trainings in many styles of yoga including Ashtanga, Iyengar, Krishnamacharya, Ananda, Kundalini, Therapeutic, Prenatal, and more. Gary teaches his own style of yoga based on his lifelong experience. 

Gary is also a Licensed Massage Therapist since 2000. He holds  a Degree in Occupational Studies, Massage Therapy from The New York College for Wholistic Health Education and Research, Syosset NY. Gary specializes in Thai Massage Yoga Therapy, Amma Therapy (a form of oriental bodywork), Swedish Massage Therapy, Deep Tissue and CORE Myofascial therapy as well as Reflexology and Acupressure Techniques.

In addition he is also certified as a Nuad Bo-Rarn Thai Massage Teacher Trainer Levels I - V and studied Table Thai Massage, Positional Release Therapy, CranioSacral Therapy from The Upledger Institute Inc., Tai-chi and other martial arts.  

Mariana started her career as a Licensed Cosmetologist and worked as a hair dresser and makeup artist. She became allergic to most products especially hair color and fragrances. She developed asthma and celiac disease which led to chronic fatigue. Unable to work in hair salons and with cosmetics, she sought information from natural medicine, including Naturopathy, Nutrition, Herbalism, Yoga and Meditation to improve her health.

Mariana discovered a passion for Naturopathy as well as the practices of Yoga and Meditation. These modalities dramatically improved her health. Naturally, she wanted to share this knowledge with others, and trained in these fields.

Mariana is over 450 hour Certified Yoga Teacher and is a Traditional Naturopath with a degree in Doctor Of Naturopathy from Trinity College of Natural Health. She holds Certification as Nature's Sunshine Products Herbal Specialist and Tai-chi for Arthritis Instructor. In addition, she has completed Level I in Thai Yoga Massage Therapy, and is a Licensed Cosmetologist.

Mariana has been teaching Yoga for over 12 years. Teaching her own style she combines Yoga, Traditional Naturopathy & Cosmetology to help people improve their health, nurture their body and cultivate beauty. 

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Co-Founder, The Way Of The Arts ™