Monday, September 22, 2008
This Weeks Guest, Marianne Wells
”do good, be good, feel good, live well”
For more than twenty five years, Marianne Wells has been teaching and studying yoga around the globe. Her numerous workshops, Yoga Training Immersion Weekends, and private practice have inspired tens of thousands of honest and dedicated students and instructors both domestically and internationally. Her always evolving curriculum promotes personal study, balanced living, and unceasing growth.
Born and raised in the yoga lifestyle, Marianne is a natural teacher. Her parents instilled in her the benefits of a healthy and holistic existence. From a very early age, she was encouraged by her father to meditate daily and by her mother to practice nightly headstands and other postures through the day. Even when money was tight, her folks always found a way to bring fruits and vegetables to the table, resulting in Marianne's steadfast belief that a family can still eat healthy while living on a budget.
Integrating her yoga upbringing and her formal training into a positive and compassionate teaching style, her classes are tailored to fit the needs of each and every student. Her classes are said to be ”deceptively strenuous, yet surprisingly gentle” as she blends Vinyasa flow and the principles of body alignment into a mindful yoga awareness. Her approach is to offer a warm, comfortable space to inspire and enhance everyone's experience.
Marianne is a graduate from Indiana University. Her in-depth knowledge and practice of the countless branches of yoga and yoga instruction have been honed through years of yoga teaching as well as deeper studies under the supervision of various leaders in the yoga world, including that of Iyengar and Gurmukh, and the study of Eastern Philosophy at the University of Saint Thomas. It is her steadfast belief that yoga is for everyone and that a student selection process, a seemingly new trend in yoga instruction, is contrary to the study and practice of yoga. All are welcome to flow and grow in their practice with Marianne.