Marielle School Yoga
I am offering online yoga classes each Tuesday/ Thursday evening from 7-8PM and 9-10:15AM via Zoom.
Hopefully they will give you a chance to breathe out the tension you might be holding in this challenging time.
These classes are meant to be little islands of support, community, and respite in an up-regulated world.
Experience is not required, show up as you are. You can even follow the practice on a chair! The invitation is to drop into your body and to feel grounded and present.
The tools that we will use will be: Meditation or Mindfulness, Yoga Poses, and Relaxation.
We will practice Yoga to create stability, mobility, strength and ease of mind.
Please email me if you are interested.
Zoom link for Tuesday and Thursday 7 PM evening classes: Click here
Zoom link for Friday 9 to 10:15 AM morning class:
Donations are always welcome and appreciated!
PayPal: firstname.lastname@example.org (free if you have your bank account linked, fee if you only have your credit card linked)
Paper checks still work! (shoot me an e-mail and I'll send you my address)
Check out my YouTube channel here!
The Yoga that I practice and teach is a form of Hatha Yoga that translates into the Western body.
In my sessions, we will explore ALIGNING ourselves back with our bodies.
We will drop away from our ‘Thinking mind', analyzing, planning, worrying, and organizing.
Into our ‘feeling mind’, being, inner wisdom, intuition, gut instinct, and respect.
Alignment Yoga emphasizes GROUNDING, a full, committed EXHALE, and the RELEASE of the UPPER PALATE.
GROUNDING is an element lacking in our culture. We tend to be acting from our heads, losing the connection with the present and our bodies. It makes us vulnerable to neck and shoulder aches, accidents, and anxiety. In my classes I teach in progressions, my students can meet every pose where they are in their own body. We explore the deeper postural support muscles to create freedom and stability in the body and mind. Using gravity and the natural rebound of the earth to stand taller.
A fully committed EXHALE links our breath to our nervous system and helps it down-regulate. Exhaling all the way out helps release the rib case, creating more space for the lungs to receive the new breath. Our experience of breath starts to be more authentic and peaceful.
RELEASE of UPPER PALATE is literally the key to relaxation in the rest of our body. When we broaden and soften the palate, muscles in the neck unwind, our spine releases and our mind quiets down.
Thai Touch is rooted in the 2,500-year tradition of Thai Massage.
It has always been considered to be a spiritual practice closely connected to the teachings of the Buddha.
It was considered to be the physical expression of ‘loving kindness.’
The purpose of Thai Touch in my practice is to free the circulation of “life energy” throughout the whole body.
It helps balance the mind, body, and spirit, cultivating relaxation, health, and well being.
Thai Touch increases flexibility, it aids the muscles to release toxins and it helps detox the body
The work strongly affects the lymphatic system, therefore improving the immune system.
It stimulates and massages the inner organs, improving digestion and elimination.
CranioSacral Therapy is a hands-on approach to releasing tension deep in the body.
It relieves pain and dysfunction in the body and in the brain.
It releases restriction in the soft tissue that surrounds the central nervous system.
How it works:
You simply lay down, fully clothed, on a massage table, face up.
I will move my hands around the different parts of the spine and the cranial bones to detect the restrictions in the skull, the spine, and the tissue.
I will test the way the fluid runs along the spinal cord. I will check for ease, motion, and a healthy rhythm.
Then I will gently correct with, very small, hands-on manipulations to downregulate the rhythm and to calm down the nervous system.
When the nervous system function resets, the body and the mind can relax very deeply, and the self-healing capacity of the body/brain gets activated.
It is a very powerful, yet very subtle technique.
The healing moves deep into the body, nervous system and instead of treating the symptoms, it heals the core of the dysfunction.
It improves the immune system.
It improves circulation
It eases anxiety and releases stress
It improves sleep
it heals various dysfunctions: brain injury, trauma, burn out, concussion, neck pain, migraines
It brings you in a deep relaxation
"Marielle embodies the idea of trauma-informed Yoga like no other. It is really profound to experience that. I did not particularly enjoy Yoga before. Being taught by Marielle is different. Very healing, gentle with a deep understanding. Thank you!”
"Great inspiring Yoga workshops and a loving kind creative and gentle teacher."
"Marielle is a great yoga instructor. I have taken her classes for years. She has helped me keep fit and manage anxiety. “
"Marielle has empathy and is personable in all she does. Surely a dependable professional. She's also a wonderful artist (have you ever seen her drawings?)! “
"Marielle is one of the most knowledgeable yoga instructors I’ve been to. Very wonderful teacher and healer of the finest caliber!!