Marianela has dedicated her entire life to the mastery of the healing arts, wellness studies, body-work modalities, holistic yoga/movement, and transformational musical performance. She began training at the age of six under her father’s mentorship, who studied at the prestigious Acupressure Institute in Berkeley, California.
Marianela has spent 30+ years dedicating her self to raising the vibration of humanity through international trainings, spiritual exploration, professional consulting, and conscious creation of wellness programs and Immersive experiences offered at Festivals around the world and in her own healing and rejuvenating retreats.
Her connection to the Earth as a native Costa Rican, life long musical career, and soul-aligned studies have allowed her to share her gifts and impact thousands of lives globally.
GAIA REIKI™ LEVELS I,II,III
CO-CREATOR OF HOLISTIC YOGA™
DIRECTOR OF CASA LAMAT, COSTA RICA. (HOLISTIC THERAPIES INSTITUTE)
DESIGNER AND CURATOR OF ENTERPRISE WELLNESS PROGRAMS
INTERNATIONAL CONSULTING FOR WELLNESS SPAS & HOLISTIC HOTELS
HEALING RETREATS FACILITATOR
CERTIFIED SOUND HEALING INTERNATIONAL TRAINER. INSTITUTE OF SOUND HEALING (SPAIN, GERMANY, MEXICO)
ACUPRESSURE MASTER PRACTITIONER
Sound Healing with Tibetan Bowls and Monochord
Holistic Hearing, Aromatherapy, Bachflower remedies
Gaia flower remedies for emotional balance and release
Acupressure massage with pointed crystals
Moxa stimulation in acupressure points
Tapping technique with essential oils
Guided mindfulness meditation
Chinese medicine fundamentals
Deep Tissue Massage
Indian Head Massage
Shiatsu: Mat & Table Swedish Massage
Gaia Reiki Master level
Marianela truly shines in her ability to amplify her impact through authentic vision and conscious creation. She is the founder of Casa Lamat, a world renowned wellness school healing institute in San José, Costa Rica. She has personally designed & implemented countless international retreats, transformative workshops, boutique programs, healing ceremonies, professional certifications, live musical performances, and teacher trainings across an inspiring amount of healing and wellness discipline.
Today, she is recognized as a leading consultant for the spa, hotel, tourism, and wellness enterprise industries across Costa Rica and abroad. Marianela receives all who wish to begin their healing process with open arms, and grow together from love. Her
expansive knowledge, radiant smile, and beautiful energy makes her a true blessing to cocreate with. Visit her Instagram. Facebook or Youtube profiles.
Marianela was born on May 30, 1974. Her mother is Marianela Salgado, an artist and gallerist, who teaches art as a way of healing and a doorway for awakening creative energy. Her father is Francisco Ortiz founder of
Marianela began training in the art of healing at the age of 6 under her father’s wing. He was studying at the Acupressure Institute in Berkeley, California at the time and was trained also in different international spiritual training centers in the USA.
From a very young age she showed an innate sensibility for energy balancing techniques and yoga, a discipline that she began to learn at school in the Ashram of Guru Baba Hari Dass, in California.
Through her father’s teachings she quickly mastered the art of acupressure, which she practiced on her family. At seven, her skills had proven so effective that she started practicing in her dad’s private consult with his clients.
At the age of eight she took an interest in singing. Her dad, who is also known as a great composer, sang to her from childhood and introduced her into this magical world by creating the children’s choir of the Gaia Foundation, Arca de Noé (Noah’s Ark).
As a teenager, Marianela teamed up with her father to create the pop rock band Kábala, which gained important recognition by being the only Latin American band invited to sing during the celebrations of the fall of the Berlin wall (1990).
By the end of her teenage years she began her career as a soloist singer of sacred music, which she started using and still uses today as a tool to bring light and raise consciousness in humanity.
At 18, she graduated as a Holistic body Therapist and as a Holistic Yoga Teacher from the Centro de Balance Integral Gaia (Gaia Center for Holistic Balance).
She began her career teaching acupressure to a group of 18 blind students, an experience that led her to develop a new method for balancing the meridians and internal organs.
A After several year's of working as a singer, body therapist and yoga teacher in Costa Rica, she travel led to the USA and joined the Acupressure Institute at Berkeley University in California where she updated her skills in acupressure and trained in Shiatsu Tui Na and Breema. She developed an acupressure method based on these techniques known as Chivu Day Hai, the art of truthful feeling. (Currently taught at her school).
When she came back to Costa Rica, Marianela had a deep transformational process related to the awakening of her Kundalini Energy that spanned five years and took her to the depths of her spirit. She accompanied this process with further training in the arts of healing and in 1996 graduated as an Instructor of Energy Balancing Techniques, Reiki, and other Yoga techniques.
She also continued her career as a singer and soloist using her music as a healing tool through lovely harmonies and Sound Therapy, starting a chanting movement indifferent places in Costa Rica.
This period in her life opened her to great inner peace and spiritual maturity.
Marianela co founded Casa Lamat, a wellness school located in Costa Rica along with Juan Pablo Barahona. As the Director of the school she also teaches specialized trainings such as the Holistic Therapies Training, Gaia Reiki training, Holistic Yoga Teacher Training and Sound Healing Training, guiding students on how to connect and trust their intuition.
She gives private sessions using therapeutic massage, Oceanic Massage™, Reiki , Shiatsu, sound therapy and acupressure.
In her yoga classes, Marianela shares her knowledge of traditional Chinese medicine combined with different Kriyas, asanas, pranayama, healing sounds, chanting and the Tibetan singing bowls , as tools for awakening the vital force and helping people reconnect with their life purpose empowered and aligned with their vital force.
She currently directs Casa Lamat with the assistance of her 3 sons of ages 14, 20 and 21.
David Loynaz as a Film producer, Yoga teacher and sound therapist. Gabriel as a musician, Yoga Teacher, Gaia Reiki therapist and Sound therapist and Daniel (14) singer, who just finished his first yoga teacher training, and who leads his own program for kids on how to recognize their own potential and accept and share their gifts with the world.
She offers Wellness Retreats every year, choosing sacred places in Costa Rica and around the world, a whole week of yoga every morning, sacred meditations, live music for the soul and sacred chants joined with her son Gabriel, private holistic sessions and reconnecting with nature.
For the last nine years she has been invited to teach her unique style of Holistic Yoga and support the program as an Intuitive Healer at the Omega Institute Program of New York at Blue Spirit Retreat Center in Nosara.
Marianela offers Holistic Trainings to reputable hotel chains that are in the process of transitioning their concepts to wellness tourism.
Wellness Spa & Therapy programs where she trains the therapists and creates new healing offerings for the hotel’s guests.
Marianela has been expanding her school to Guanacaste, receiving a new community of people around the coast of Flamingo and Tamarindo for the last year, and implementing her wellness program at Cala Luna Hotel, with the intention of having it be her Wellness Sanctuary for the tourists and visitors of this prosperous region of Costa Rica.
She has been invited as a musician and as a yoga teacher to different festivals like Bhakti Fest, Sound and Silence Costa Rica, Sound and Silence Costa Portugal, and La Senda Festival.
She also offers her Sound Healing Journeys and Songs for the Soul live experience on demand at retreats in Costa Rica and around the world.
Over the last 25 years, Marianela along with her father and her brother Edgar Ortiz have been the precursors of Yoga and its expansion in Costa Rica, offering countless Certified Yoga Alliance trainings, and programs for schools, hotels, companies and more recently for the government as well.
Her most recent degree was in 2017, when she got certified as Sound Healer by IES the Spanish Institute of Sound Therapy. She is on her way on becoming a Certified Trainer as well.
Every year she offers her own workshops and retreats in Costa Rica and around the world. One of the most recognized is at Yoga Retreat Center Blue Spirit, located in Nosara, Guanacaste. This retreat is a program curated for those ready to align with their Soul mission and reconnect with their own essence and authenticity. A beautiful retreat where she is joined by guest musicians, who accompany all sessions with live music.
Whether at Casa Lamat or at her retreats, Marianela receives all who wish to begin their healing process with open arms, and grow together from love.