Marleen has been teaching since 2002. She is a Yoga Teacher and a Yoga Therapist. Additionally, she has done certifications in Prenatal and Postpartum Yoga, YogaFit Seniors and YogaFit Kids. Since her certification she has done courses in Restoraflow Yoga, Itsy Bitsy Yoga for Tykes, Veteran's Yoga, Trauma Sensitive Yoga, Trigger Point Coaching and Thai Yoga Massage. She is always furthering her education and has benefited from taking classes with Sandra Summerfield Kozak, Judith Lasater, Aadil Palkhivala, Saul David Raye, B.K. Bose and others. Besides teaching group classes and private sessions she enjoys practicing the healing arts of Thai Yoga Massage and Trigger Point Therapy. Marleen believes yoga can be beneficial to each and every body and that it can be positively addicting!
I have learned that facilitating the care and wellness of others is an essential part of our own well-being. For we are all connected and therefore, the better everyone is doing, well…the better everyone is doing! My passions are care giving, art, birth, and yoga. In my teaching and facilitating of yoga, I take a very hands-on healing approach that I think can help bring deeper support and relaxation as well as alignment of poses. My emphasis on teaching includes Prenatal, Restorative, Adaptive and Hatha Yoga Fusion. I am also a Yoga Therapist.
I long to be surrounded by like-minded souls that share similar passions and commitments: a plight for positive change in our community and therefore, a positive change in our world.
In Light and Love~
Yoga styles: Vinyasa, Hatha, Kundalini
My yoga journey began in 2011 when I found a wonderful instructor who helped to dispel my many myths about yoga while facilitating a strong foundation built on love, respect and patience for my own body and practice. As I began to feel its transformational powers in my own life, I felt inspired to share the gift of yoga with others. I have completed the RYS 200-hr Yoga Alliance teachers training course as well as the 220-hr KRI International Teachers Training in Kundalini Yoga as Taught by Yogi Bhajan. I am a registered teacher at Yogaalliance.org and IKYTA.org.
I invite you to get curious about any limitations or resistance you may have going on in your life. I believe the mind, body, soul connection is a sacred one, and one that should be nurtured and inspired. With that mentality I teach my classes from the heart creating an uplifting, safe environment for all students to begin to explore and expand within their own body and consciousness.