Wolf town inhabitant, tea & travel enthusiast, dreamer, goddess, creator.
Capricorn sun, scorpio moon, virgo rising.
Both feet in ~
Marie is an inquisitive, joyful soul in the vessel of a young woman who draws inspiration from the extraordinary and the everyday in equal measure ~ forever trying to recognise they are of the same cloth, and that the threads that bind the two worlds are interwoven through all that we do.
Movement as Medicine
Fascinated by this experience of being human she loves to explore the mind body connection through the physical, the mental and the emotional, exploring movement of prana or energy through the physical in yoga, dance, running, Qi-Gong; through the mental with continued learning, investigating and problem solving and through the emotional both with exchanges with others in the outer world and within the inner world of the self.
Ever observant and curious by nature, a burning desire to share stories led her to study journalism many moons ago, where it became all too quickly apparent that the motive behind a story is paramount. After writing other people’s stories as an arts writer in Berlin for several years she decided to continue writing her own as she embarked upon her yoga journey - first and foremost through the eyes of a student.
The Power of Storytelling
Marie is fascinated by the stories we tell each other about ourselves, the stories we store in our bodies.
Continuing to learn how to befriend mind and body and identify the stories they hold is an ongoing process, a coming home that she invites you to share with her. From her perspective life so far has been a series of learning and unlearning, creating and erasing, forging and surrendering and she is grateful for it all.
Marie strives as a facilitator to create safe spaces through yoga classes, events and more for people to connect authentically with themselves and others, trusting their own wisdom and inner teacher. She is interested and actively trying to create inclusive, fluid and sustainable community led initiatives that empower, enable and encourage those around her ~ and welcomes any input on how to do so.
Lone Wolf ~ Wolf Pack
Yoga does not exist in a vacuum, we are not islands unto ourselves but an incredible archipelago.
While learning to self regulate better has been one of the greatest tools that yoga has equipped Marie with, she acknowledges that how we co-regulate is equally, if not more, important. There is no escaping that we are all relational mammals, making sense of the world around us through our relationships with each other, the world around us and the stories we share.
Let’s write a masterpiece together.
Qualifications & Continued Professional Development
Hatha & Vinyasa
Jan 2017- Feb 2017
With Lila Kirtana & Mal Knights
Krishna Village ~ NSW, Australia
200 HR YTTC
Dec 2017 - Jan 2018
With Swami Yoga Ratna Saraswati
Shankar Prasad Ashram ~ Gokarna,India
150 HR YTTC
With Gwyn Williams
Training in Jasri, Bali ~ Indonesia
Zen Thai Shiatsu
15 HR CPD
Yoga for Fertility & Menstrual Health
With Uma Tinsmore- Dull
TriYoga ~ London, UK
Trauma Sensitive / Informed Yoga
Neurobiology of Trauma & Trauma Informed Yoga Practices
With Alex Cat of The Yoga Clinic ~ London, UK
50 HR YTTC
Yin Yoga & Mindfulness
With Sarah Lo ~ Milton Keynes, UK
With Swami Hamsa Jnana Saraswati ~ Norwich, UK
With Gail Millington ~ Aldridge, UK
20 Hour TCTSY
With Alex Cat of The Yoga Clinic ~ London, UK
Yoga For Mental Health
With Maria Kirsten ~ online
Plus countless workshops spanning many different aspects of yoga, meditation & mindfulness.
TEACHERS & INSPIRATION
Thank you to my teachers and the teachers of my teachers
A non exhaustive list of just some of the inspiring teachers that have helped me on my journey so far (besides the every day): Kirileigh Lynch ~ Victorien Colin ~ Victoria Larsson ~ Bernie Clarke ~ Sarah Powers ~ Paul Grilley ~ Maria Kirsten ~ Gwyn Williams ~ Uma Tinsmore Dull ~ Swami Hamsa Jnana Saraswati ~ Alex Cat ~ Robin Aurora
I have had the joy of teaching classes to a huge variety of people from across the globe since February 2017. From my first ever community classes at a retreat centre in Australia to teaching beginners classes in gyms and then more intermediate vinyasa classes, yin classes and more in studios across the world, my teaching style continues to adapt and evolve to accommodate my audience.
As comfortable teaching a class of 30+ as a one to one, I also have a wealth of experience delivering extended yoga & meditation workshops, one day events and soon retreats across a range of disciplines in various settings, from corporate events to festivals.
If you are interested in creating a bespoke event or class together please visit the contact page or send an email: firstname.lastname@example.org