MARIELLE

Yoga became a huge part of my life when I made the move to Los Angeles nine years ago. Originally from a small town in Northwestern Connecticut I made the move across the country to pursue acting. It took a few years and many different kinds of jobs to realize that what I was really destined to do was to become a yoga instructor. I took my teacher training in 2014 with Lauren Eckstrom and Travis Eliot and I been teaching ever since. I was not sure where the teacher training would lead but in the midst of it I discovered my voice and I have been sharing the teachings of yoga for the last four and a half years. My class is for everyone and I love for my students to really listen to their bodies and what they need in each moment. I encourage slowing down and I doing less. I would love to see you on the mat. I am so happy to have joined the Studio Surya family in Venice and I am thrilled to be a part of a community again. You can find me at Studio Surya every Monday and Wednesday morning at 9. Let’s slow down and breathe together. 
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How have you come to love and appreciate your body?

I really value how strong I am. I feel my best when I am moving and doing yoga many days of the week and it makes me feel so good. When my body is strong so is my mind and when my mind is strong so is my body. I am very lucky to have a mother who always showed me how to love my body because of how much she loved hers. 

What is your soul's purpose? Your unique gift to the world?

I am still coming to realize what my purpose is. I know that I am here to teach people how to slow down and take care of themselves. I love encouraging people to really really slow down in their yoga practice as well as their life. We can pay such closer attention in life when we slow down and really pay attention to every single thing we are doing. Mindfulness is becoming more and more important in my life and I love sharing that with everyone around me. 

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What are your thoughts on sisterhood?

What do you wish other women would remember?

I love how when women come together we can help each other heal. When we really show up for each other and share our own vulnerabilities we can learn so much from each other. I wish that women would remember that they are so very unique. Every single one of us is here for a reason and we have so much to share with the world.