What got you into Yoga?
In the early 90′s, I was living on our sailboat in St. Maarten. With not a lot of space for stretching and exercising, I looked to fellow sailors in the anchorage. A woman who had been a teacher at the Kripalu Center was anxious to get a class together. We rounded up about 7 students and bartered a practice space in a local restaurant. We practiced four days a week from 7am to 8:30. It was such a wonderful experience that I was hooked.
When and why did you decide to start teaching?
A decision to start teaching came about by Universal Plan in the mid 90′s. Our original teacher at Tampa Bay Yoga announced to our student body that she was pregnant and needed help. Many of us in that group are here at Yoga Village now by Devine Design.
Describe your training and influential teachers.
Cecily Scheinfeld’s mother, Jeanine Armstrong, who is a Bickram trained instructor came to train us in the Hot Yoga practice. Many influential instructors, famous names and lesser known teachers have shared their wonderful knowledge and love along the way
My usual day begins with seven or eight sun salutations followed by three or four of Gurmukh’s, 8 Human Talent’s exercises in Kundalini Yoga. If time allows I add several energy medicine daily routine techniques. I am so grateful that I have experienced many different types of energetic movement. All of these practices seem to keep my body and my mind flexible and open.
Marianne teaches on Tuesdays at 11AM.