Retreat FAQ’s

What if I need to cancel my retreat reservations?

We understand that sometimes our plans don’t work out. If you need to cancel, please notify Mariko immediately. Since the Life Clarity retreats are planned well in advance for participants due to having to take time off of work and book travel arrangements, it is difficult to fill spots left open by cancellations closer to the retreat date.

If you cancel more than 45 days in advance (before the retreat), a full refund will be returned.

If you cancel between 14 and 44 days, 50% will be refunded to you.

If you cancel less than 13 days in advance, you will not be refunded however 25% of your payment can be credited toward a future retreat. 

Please allow 10 business days for your refund to process. 

If you have a friend who’d like to go in your place, let us know and we’ll arrange a transfer.


Please avoid wearing any perfumes or colognes as some guests are sensitive to them.

This is my first retreat, what should I bring?

Once you register you’ll receive an email with all the details you’ll need along with a questionnaire where you’ll select your meal preferences. You’ll want a bathing suit if you plan on going in the Jacuzzi, sunscreen for the summer and warm layers for the winter retreats.

When do I get my 30 minute retreat coaching call?

As soon as you register for the next retreat I’ll be in touch to schedule you. We’ll go over all your retreat goals or if you’re not sure of them we’ll create a few to maximize your experience.

Do I have to attend everything on the retreat itinerary?

Everything is optional. You’re welcome to attend as much or as little as you’d like to during your retreat.

Coaching faq’s

Do you you offer ongoing coaching?

I believe you can get a massive amount of healing done in a short period of time and my goal has always been to get as much done as quickly as possible so that you can live your life to it’s fullest potential. That said, I realize some issues are too big to heal from in a day, which is why I offer a 3 month mentorship. For those of you who may only need a follow up every once in a while I do offer 1.5 hour coaching calls after your initial intensive.

What’s your coaching cancelation policy?

Because the coaching intensives are planned in advance they can’t easily be booked by another client without proper notice. If you cancel with less than 48 hours notice you’ll receive a 50% refund on your deposit.

and more…

How can I hear more about your near death experience and what it’s like between our lifetimes?

The best way is to book me for an event, workshop or attend a retreat. I’m always happy to answer any questions you have.

I’m also in the process of writing a book about it but it’s still in the early stages so seeing me live is the fastest way right now.

How do you pronounce your name and what does it mean?

It’s a Japanese name meaning Truth Child and is pronounced Ma-ree-ko. Although when you hear me say it it may sound more like Mah-dee-ko, that’ s because there’s no “R” sound in the Japanese language, the closest is like a “D” and “L” all rolled into one sound.