Marie turned to yoga about 16 years ago when her husband was diagnosed with early onset Parkinson’s. She has seen firsthand its therapeutic potential. A Yoga Alliance E 200-hour registered teacher, Marie teaches gentle yoga for all bodies with a special love for guiding seniors and those with chronic or disabling health conditions. She teaches weekly classes at Villager Yoga, Lakeshore Foundation, and Emmet O'Neal Library. Marie loves bringing yoga to public libraries, community centers, and retirement communities.
Marie honors the body as it is, inviting everyone to experience linking breath and movement. Her training includes: Adaptive Yoga with Matthew Sanford (50 hrs); Integrative Yoga for Seniors (50 hrs) with Carol Krucoff and Kimberly Carson at Duke Integrative Medicine; Mindful Yoga for Chronic Pain (50 hrs) with Kimberly and Jim Carson at Oregon Health and Science University; and Mindful Yoga for Cancer (50 hrs) with the Carsons at Duke. After mentored work with the Carsons, she earned the certification as a Mindful Yoga Works teacher. Marie has studied yoga anatomy with Leslie Kaminoff and Tiffany Cruikshank.