Registered with the Yoga Alliance and with 15+ years of teaching experience, Marnie presents yoga, health and wellness in a very approachable and practical manner throughout the community and in her home studio with small groups and private classes. All programs are dedicated to providing the safe, supportive and individual attention that you deserve. She welcomes all willing bodies in all stages of life. She specializes in Hatha & Vinyasa Yoga, Fertility, Prenatal & Postpartum, Restorative and Kids Yoga. She is also trained in mat Pilates and Barre. In addition to teaching in a studio environment, Marnie also leads Transformational Yoga Retreats in the US and abroad. For more information visit: www.sattvicspirit.com
I truly LOVE my job!!! I am committed to a healthy, conscious lifestyle and the art of living. My unique style synthesizes yoga, meditation, Pilates and wellness to improve health, facilitate relaxation, relieve stress and encourage living a life you LOVE. I am a dedicated and inspired teacher committed to sharing the benefits and joys of yoga with students of all ages and abilities. I welcome new and experienced students and look forward to sharing a heart opening experience with all.
Marnie is very sweet and kind hearted. I started practicing prenatal yoga with her earlier this year. I unfortunately ended up having a miscarriage and Marnie has continued to be there for me ever since. After the miscarriage, I decided to continue my practice with yoga and every once in a while Marnie and I will have a private yoga session. She is very great at helping me with my practice and I have learned a lot about yoga since I met Marnie. I expressed to her before that I wasn't too comfortable with doing the pose Downward Dog and she assisted me with the Downward Dog in one of our sessions to help me embrace it and become more comfortable. She is really focused on my needs and my goals in my practice. Aug 3, 2017
Marnie is very knowledgeable not only in the Yoga Asanas , but also bio mechanics of human body. She spotted the minutest of error in how I moved or stood or in posture. She brought awareness to it and we corrected that. These little fixes drastically increased my stability during yoga and improved my general fitness which almost feels like a miracle. We are working on my post injury weak left leg and right shoulder which have already showed remarkable improvement in such little time that I am amazed and motivated put my life on hold making every effort to be at all her sessions. Sep 15, 2017
With new clients, I generally have clients fill out an initial consultation form prior to arrival. The form asks for information such as the following: * Do you have any prior experience with yoga? If new, what influenced your decision to try yoga? Please describe. * Do you have any injuries, aches or pains? Please describe them. * Are there any other health concerns? (ie: asthma, diabetes, high blood pressure, medications) * In the past 12 months, or are you presently doing any other kinds of therapy? (ie: Physical Therapy, massage, chiropractic, acupuncture) * If yes, to PT, what type of exercises were assigned? Are you still practicing those exercises? * Are you or were you doing other kinds of sports, exercise programs, physical activity? Please describe. * What is your occupation? What does your typical day involve physically? (ie: sitting, computer, lifting, on your feet?) * What are your goals? What do you want most from this program? At the first session, we will review initial consultation form, and I will do a posture analysis of client and take them through range of motion tests to assess strengths, limitations and begin to formulate a program based on client needs and goals. Follow up sessions allow time to refine client program based on client progress, objectives and goals.
CERTIFICATIONS: 2016 - Oh Baby! Fitness Prenatal/Postpartum Certification, Atlanta, GA 2014 - Total Barre™ Northeast Pilates, Manchester, MA 2013 - Ayurvedic Wellness Counselor (in process), Kerala Ayurveda Academy, Freemont, CA 2009 - Yoga Mom, Buddha Baby Postnatal Certification, Karma Kids Yoga, NYC, NY 2006 - Yoga Ed Teacher Training & Certification, Kirpalu, Lenox, MA 2006 - Stott Pilates Advanced Mat Certification, Northeast Pilates Certification Center, Hamilton, MA 2005 - Breast Cancer Recovery Exercise Program Training, DSW Fitness, Tuscon, AZ 2005 - Stott Pilates Intensive Mat Essential & Intermediate Certification Northeast Pilates Certification Center, Hamilton, MA 2005 - Pre-Natal Yoga Certification, Yoga with Robin Healing Arts Center, LLC, Tewksbury, MA 2004 - Art of Teaching – 495+ hour Yoga Certification, The Yoga Studio, Boston, MA 2001 - Yoga Spirit Studios Teacher Training - 200 hour Yoga Certification, Yoga Spirit Studios, Essex, MA
Initial Consultation is 90 minutes
Follow up sessions generally run 75 minutes
Single Session = $80
6 sessions = $390*
10 sessions = $600*
* First class is FREE when booking a package
In my mid 20’s, I was encouraged by my mother to try yoga as means to deal with health issues, the stress I faced working in corporate sales and simply finding greater life fulfillment. A dancer in my youth and yearning for the joy that movement brought to my life, I found my first yoga class at a dance studio in Cambridge, MA. Not knowing what I was getting into, I expected to jump around, move and sweat….instead I found myself in a beginner Iyengar Yoga class that was slow, methodical movement that encouraged breath awareness and finding deep stillness from within. This was unlike anything I experienced before. I left class renewed, joyful and alive. I found my authentic Self again and was home to my True Nature. After practicing yoga for a few years I was interested in learning more about the healing and spiritual aspects of yoga and was encouraged by my yoga teacher to enroll in the yoga teacher training she was co-leading. Shortly after completing the 200 hour yoga training, I was offered a teaching position at Iron Crow Yoga in Hamilton, MA teaching children and beginners. Things have flourished ever since and I am ever grateful to meet, connect and guide so many amazing individuals through teaching. I simply love my job!
I work with a full spectrum of individuals with all ages and abilities - prenatal, postpartum mothers and babies, toddlers, children, teens, adults, seniors, sedentary beginners as well as active beginners (triatheletes, body builders) as well as experienced yoga practitioners. In addition, I've worked with clients that have limitations and disabilities (MS, brain injuries). Yoga is universal. It speaks to all walks of life and I am happy to meet people where they are in this moment in time.
In addition to teaching yoga in group and private sessions throughout the community, I am also honored to be a part of a wonderful team of experienced yoga instructors at Johns Creek Yoga where I am assisting and mentoring aspiring yoga teachers in training for their 200 hour Certification. This opportunity allows me to share my knowledge and experience and help shape the future of other yoga instructors.