Marie Barranco, E-CYT 200

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Marie’s (she/her) path first converged with yoga and mindfulness meditation in 2013. The therapeutic elements of the practices radically shifted her life, inspiring her to dive deeper and eventually pursue a path in teaching in 2017. Marie teaches with a trauma-informed approach and is passionate about creating accessible spaces for all people to cultivate a greater sense of presence, connection, and resilience. In her classes, you can expect a lot of options, choices, and invitations to get curious about what’s present. She believes curiosity is a bridge that helps us learn to meet ourselves and one another with less judgment and more compassion, resulting in individual and collective transformation.

Marie is an E-CYT 200 with advanced certification in trauma-informed yoga and somatic practices with Collective Resilience Yoga. She has completed intensive studies on the intersection of yoga, social justice, and leadership with Off the Mat, Into the World, and through continued self-study. Over the years, Marie has also completed certifications in Buddhist psychology, yin yoga, restorative yoga, prenatal yoga, pranayama, and mindfulness meditation. She finds continued inspiration and joy through long walks in nature, traveling abroad, learning people’s stories, music, dancing, and jumping into the ocean.