Studio Manager Marie (she/her) is a native San Diegan whose path first converged with yoga and mindfulness meditation in 2013. The practice’s therapeutic elements radically shifted her life, inspiring her to delve deeper into the practice and eventually pursue a path in teaching. She is passionate about creating spaces for individuals to slow down and harness inherent tools like breath and conscious movement to better understand their physical and mental patterns. Marie defines yoga simply as intimacy – intimacy with the breath, the body, the human experience – and believes this intimacy enables us to lead more mindful, inspired, and connected lives. Marie teaches with the intention of creating a safe space for students to explore their physical, mental, and breath landscapes. Expect a deep emphasis on breath, exploratory movement, and time for meditation in her classes. Marie completed her 200-hour certification in 2017 and has since completed training in Buddhist psychology and meditation practices, yin yoga, pranayama, prenatal yoga, and trauma-informed mindfulness. She hopes students walk away from class feeling renewed and inspired to welcome the same curiosity, compassion, and consciousness found on the mat into all aspects of their lives.