About The Teacher

Marion (Mahima) is an eternal light-worker, seeker of the truth, and a lifelong student of movement. A former dancer, she began her yoga practice in 2000 and has been teaching since her 200 hour certification at Integral Yoga NYC in 2005. She additionally completed Vinyasa training with Shiva Rea in 2008 and the 300 hour Jivamukti teacher training in 2015. She recently returned from Nepal where she taught yoga in a Buddhist Monastery and studied sound healing/ Tibetan singing bowl therapy at the Kathmandu Center of Healing. Marion has worked with students of ages 6 to 92, beginner to advanced.  

Drawing great inspiration from her Sanskrit studies, Vedantic philosophy, as well as from North and South American indigenous teachings, she hopes to spread the ancient knowledge and to help awaken the inner guru (inner teacher) residing in all of us. Her carefully sequenced vinyasa classes focus on organically aligned movement, integrated breath, energetic connection, sound and mantra.

She has worked extensively as Gyrotonic trainer and has more than 800 hours of training as a massage therapist. This additional knowledge informs her teaching but she has devoted her time, study, and life to yoga.

Mahima is grateful to Shri Brahmananda Sarasvati and Ananda Ashram, a yoga retreat and spiritual center where she lived, worked and studied for the past 3 years. She extends humble thanks to all of her teachers on and off the Ashram and to all of her teachers human and non-human.  

Expect a peaceful, nurturing, and accepting space in Marion's class. Your session will be tailored to your individual needs, regardless of age or experience level. Marion teaches group and private classes in New York State when she is north and in Cartagena Colombia when she is south. 

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