"The success of yoga does not lie in the ability to perform postures but in how it positively changes the way we live our life and our relationships."
Marilyn is a yoga teacher, musician, and artist from Austin, Texas and Portland, Oregon. Her yoga practice is informed by her engagement with many forms of creative expression including writing, painting, and music. While earning her Masters of Fine Arts in Visual Studies with a particular focus on large-scale abstract painting, she began to explore the relationship between physical movement and energetic flow as an important element to her work. After living through the struggles of a post-graduate life, she eventually arrived in her first yoga studio class and an entirely new world opened up that connected many disparate elements in her life. With an insatiable curiosity, she began her training in hatha and hatha flow earning a 200 hr certification from Yoga Yoga in Austin, Texas. She is continuing to study yoga with a particular interest in modification techniques, anatomy, philosophy, mythology, and ayurveda. Her teachers thus far for whom she is most grateful include: Ana Pilar Cruz, Angelena Stokes-Wickersham, Sarah Sullivan, Stacey Loop, Kristen Folkens, Mark Uridel, Donna Farhi, Jason Crandell, Chase Bossart, Dr. Douglas Brooks, and Judith Lasater.
As a yoga teacher, her classes are welcoming, calming and grounding meeting each student where they are. With a light-hearted approach and an invitation to bring loving self-awareness through breath, mindful movement, and an alignment-based focus, students can cultivate strength, flexibility, stability and ease within their own body. Marilyn is currently teaching hatha, vinyasa, and restorative classes at Easy Tiger Yoga in Lockhart, Texas and offers private sessions for beginners at her home studio also in Lockhart.
"Through daily yoga practice we can become present to our own fundamental goodness and the goodness of others."