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Clear. Thoughtful. Deep. Potent. Transformative. Marni will take you to your center where you’re bound to expand.

— Vivian Campagna, Yoga Teacher

 

A Love Letter to All Yoga Students

Yoga belongs to you.

Its not from some other time or place.

It doesn’t belong to your teacher or your teacher’s teacher.

Yoga is for you to savor, and to infuse every cell of your being with its taste.

It is for you in your waking state and dreams.

You must wear it like a full body costume of your own flesh and bones.

When you chant Om, let it fill you up completely and it will clarify your thoughts and speech.

You will become more of yourself and you dont even know what that looks like yet.

Your feelings will explode inside of you, and there will be times when you’re not sure if you can hold all of that.

Trust me, you can.  

Your yoga will teach you how to hold everything, and you will trust it, and you will know that the universe lives inside of you,

and it will blow your mind.

There will be times when your heart gets broken, and you will hide in the cave at the bottom of the ocean and cry.

These will be sacred tears that come from the longing in your heart to connect to your life in a way that is beautiful.  

You might not know how to do this for a long time.  And it might reveal itself immediately, and you might not pay attention yet.

There will be other times when there is so much joy inside of you, and your heart is singing a million love songs at once, and you’re

flying in outer space with celestial beings sprinkling stardust all over you, and you don’t sleep for a few months. 

These are the special moments of awakening that will reveal your wisdom and radiance.

Yoga will meet you exactly where you are and it will show you what you are ready to see.

Yoga will introduce you to the people who have known you forever; the ones who see your potential and still love you right now.

Yoga will show you how everything that’s ever happened to you was so perfect, because it brought you to this moment, right now.

When you know that yoga is yours, on every level of your knowing…. you will become exactly yourself.

 

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Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing
and rightdoing there is a field.
I will meet you there.
When the soul lies down in that grass
the world is too full to talk about.



— rumi
 

Studentship...

I share yoga, because it has saved my life.  I am always first a student, and my teaching is always from this place.

I have been blessed with incredible teachers, and I have immersed myself in many paths.  Here is a short list of some of the highlights of my studies.

In 1994, I attended my first yoga class.

In 2000, I completed my first yoga teacher training in Ashtanga Yoga with Beryl Bender Birch.

In 2001, I met my teachers, Sharon Gannon and David Life.

In 2003, I completed the 300 hour Jivamukti Yoga teacher training with Sharon and David.  I also completed a 50 hour training in Thai massage.

In 2004, I completed a 100 hour training in Ayurveda, the Indian science of health and medicine.

In 2005, I lived for 5 weeks, at Diamond Mountain University in Bowie, Arizona.  I immersed myself in the studies and practices of Tibetan Buddhism, and completed a teacher training in Tibetan Heart Yoga.

In 2006, I spent a year in Santa Cruz, Ca studying and practicing with my teacher, Kofi Busia, who is one of the most senior Iyengar teachers alive today.

In 2007, I met my teacher Sianna Sherman, and I became her apprentice for 3 years.  I travelled and taught with her all over the world.

In 2008, I met my teacher, Kim Francis.  She is an artist, Shaman, and therapist.  I worked with her for over a year.

In 2010, I became an Anusara Inspired Yoga teacher.

I completed thousands of hours of study in Anusara Yoga. This practice has been highly influential in my teaching, practice, and worldview.

In 2012, I became a mother to twins, and life became so much more messy and perfect.