About Me


We welcome all people regardless of their age and fitness level. Yoga is for everyone! Join me and enjoy the benefits of Yoga.

mariska swartz

I have been practicing yoga for 20 years & teaching yoga for 10 years.

I grew up in South Africa where I was a competitive junior tennis player. I moved to the U.S. to accept a scholarship to play & study at Montana State University. I stayed in America to start a tennis coaching career & a few years later I was introduced to yoga & was hooked immediately. I coached tennis while practicing yoga for 10 years & then was ready to apply my leadership skills to yoga.

In New Zealand I have had the fortunate experience of being a head teacher at the studios I have taught at. Over multiple training experiences in the U.S., New Zealand, & Australia I have learned from world renown teachers (Baron Baptiste, Sarah Powers, & Rod Stryker). Important key lessons I have learned are; to be my authentic self, to really “see” my students, & how to become more still & appreciate the depth & importance of Yin Yoga & meditation (mindfulness). Stillness is a great teacher as it gets us in touch with our authentic self & our inner wisdom. 

My approach to leading classes is grounded & flexible that always considers the students needs & where they are at physically & mentally. I focus on leading students through connection, compassion, & simple yet profound yoga experiences.

My passion for yoga lies in helping & improving the lives of others as well as guiding my life of continuing study & self-evolution.

Please join me for the pleasure & benefits of yoga in an inspiring & relaxing environment.


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What my clients say about me

Mariska, is an incredible yoga teacher/human...her classes are always creative, challenging, interesting, and also open for everyone. I have loved practicing with Mariska, she is one of the instructors that made me love my practice. 💜💜
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The Yoga Retreat House is conveniently located in the very heart of Noosaville. Escape the rush of everyday life and visit a space where you can refresh and reset your mind and body.

5 Goodchap Street Noosaville

M: 0426 405 652

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