About Marie

 Marie invites us to honor our bodies as precious and ever-changing. With the personal lens of her husband’s 17 years with Parkinson’s, Marie no longer takes moving with ease for granted.


A certified Mindful Yoga teacher, Marie trained at Oregon Health and Science University with Kimberly and Jim Carson developing the tools of breathwork, meditation and body awareness to alleviate the symptoms of chronic pain and cancer. Studying at Duke Integrative Medicine with Kimberly Carson and Carol Krucoff, Marie’s knowledge of the physiology and anatomy of aging informs her sequencing to build bone health and improve circulation. Studying with Matthew Sanford in Minneapolis, she has explored adapting yoga to persons with disabilities.

An E-RYT 200-hour registered yoga teacher with Yoga Alliance, 

Marie is pursuing 500-hour certification as a therapeutic yoga specialist with Yoga Medicine. Her expanding expertise includes  reproductive health, the nervous system and restorative yoga, myofascial release, principles of Traditional Chinese medicine, the function and dysfunction of the spine, hip, and shoulder.


Book learning aside,  it is in her home practice that Marie  experiences yoga just as you will when you join her. Marie encourages a beginner’s mind – curious and alert – to cultivate a mature yoga practice.

What else to know about Marie? Smitten spouse of Duncan for 38 years, proud mother of two extraordinary adult daughters living in New York, retired children's librarian, community advocate for children and healthy neighborhoods, cradle east Tennessean, lifelong learner.


The University of Alabama

M.S., Library and Information Studies, 2002

Vanderbilt University

M.A., Religion and Ethics, 1984 

Duke University

B.A., Political Science, 1979