Marlene has a strong and devoted daily Ashtanga practice and background. She has completed her 200hr Certified Yoga Alliance training with highly regarded teacher trainers, Nicki Doane and Eddie Modestini of Maya Yoga, HI. Marlene has also done many hours of workshops with a variety of teachers such as Mary & Richard Freeman, Ryan C. Leir, Chuck Miller, Dustin Fruson, Desiree Rumbaugh and John & Debbie McDougall and is currently in the process of completing her 200hr certificate with Pam Rader of Shift Power Yoga. Yoga found Marlene 12 years ago. “It makes sense to everything I feel in my body, mind and heart!” Marlene’s integral approach to optimal alignment and safety keeps her style of teaching appropriate for all levels. “My intention is to educate students! To show them that yoga is for EveryBody. Optimal alignment for optimal health!” Her teachings are sincere, kind, compassionate, and encouraging. “For me, teaching yoga is about connection; connection with myself, me with my students, and my students with themselves”. When Marlene is not practicing on her mat or teaching yoga, you can find her out for a long run; hiking around the Okanagan or perhaps managing a fun loving daycare for children!! Marlene takes her teachings and lessons into all aspects of her life. After all, yoga is a lifestyle!