"You have helped spark a positive ripple of wonderful energy in my life…"
Marsha has been teaching yoga since 1994, focusing on the life-balancing and stress-reducing benefits of the practices. Her teaching has been informed by what she learned from her teacher Swami Satchidinanda, who founded Integral Yoga, a more meditative approach to yoga, as well as many other teachers over the years, including Matt Flickstein, founder of Self-Management though Stress Management, Richard Miller, Ph,D founder of iRest Yoga Nidra Therapy, and Martha Petersen, who trained her as a Somatic Healing Coach.
Combining these practices, all focused on tapping into the body’s wisdom and experiencing through sensation, Marsha has created classes and workshops tailored to the needs of the students. Her understanding of these teachings, as well as her ability to bring humor and practical application to these practices, make her classes “user friendly’ as she has enjoyed teaching her students, some with her for over 15 years.
With a background in working in corporations herself, Marsha has been teaching weekly yoga classes and “desk- top” workshops to those who sit in front of computers all day, with full understanding of the stressors that come with that on all levels: physically, mentally, and emotionally.
She also teaches “Chair Yoga” to women in the medical unit at the Indiana Women’s prison and to those with Special needs at Outside the Box, an Adult day care center. This has made her realize that these practices can be done anywhere, by anybody. We all sit too much in this culture, and the body was meant to move! By releasing our physical tension, we also release our mental stress, where most of our stress is created.
Marsha has been training yoga teachers since 2000 and has helped over 400 teachers receive their certifications at both the 200 and 500 hour levels. She is available for teaching weekly classes, workshops and as guest faculty at yoga schools.
To help facilitate the change needed to help people live more fulfilling lives by using a variety of disciplines to empower students to show up with the courage to be their authentic selves.