Do you remember your first yoga teacher? The one who first guided you through your first practice that has lead you here today? Do you remember THE feeling?
Marissa went with her mom to Shioki Yoga Centre in Penticton British Columbia in 2000 and after her first class that was co-taught by Dale McLean and Catherine Ashcroft, Marissa got THE feeling.
Shioki is a Japanese based practise that adds a martial artistry to traditional yoga postures, which is a perfect representation of Marissa’s high energy and classic strength.
She completed her first 200hr teacher training in the summer of 2002 before embarking in a Kinesiology and Education degree from Simon Fraser University in Vancouver. Having dealt with major stress related disorders early in her life, it was through Yoga and Fitness that Marisa learned strategies for coping. She knew that power of feeling good and she wanted to be able to share that importance with as many people as she could.
Following a wide array of yoga styles from mainstream practises of Bikram and Moksha Yoga in Canada, to learning from Gurus in India, Bali, and Mexico, to workshops like the Wanderlust Tour, Marissa draws from all of her teachers to create a practise that is truly original.
Presently Marissa is a motivational and inspirational instructor who has maintained full time employment at coveted sports clubs in Montreal.
Marissa is Wanderluster and she takes avery advantage to visit local studios on her travels and often ends up teaching a class or two.
She just completed an extensive Ayurvedic Massage and Panchakarma Therapy course, as well as a certificaion in Yoga Meditation at the Ayurveda School in Kannur, India and is very excited to share all she has learned!
Pride, Sweat and Laughs is what you will get when you leave a class with Marissa. She will take you to a whole new level, encouraging you to move your body in ways you never thought you could! Which is why we are so excited to a muti talented, and experienced teacher as Marissa with us who can provide the yogis an unique experience.