Marianne has been practicing yoga since 2003. She completed her teacher training at 8 Limbs in Seattle and became an instructor in 2013. Marianne added barre to her teaching repertoire in 2015. She loves the way barre classes complement her vigorous yoga practice with upbeat music and numerous props to target strength training. A combination of floor work, barre practice, and core and ab sequences on the mat provides a full body workout in her classes.
Marianne seeks to challenge her students while always keeping their safety as her top priority. She offers options to students who need them or want them. While setting the bar high, she encourages her students to modify their practice as their bodies’ needs dictate on any given day.
When she isn’t at the gym, Marianne teaches middle school for Seattle Public Schools. She is a year-round bike commuter who follows the rules of the road.