Marcelyn has explored over the years a variety of spiritual customs and alternative health systems. She incorporates truths from these traditions into her life, practice, and teaching. Marci was introduced to yoga in 1995 and after dabbling in different styles for years, she eventually deepened her practice with Tantric Hatha Yoga. Tantra was a natural progression because it weaves together several methods and tools for transformation. Marcelyn is certified by Moksha Yoga Center and has studied under many master teachers. Marcelyn’s greatest source of inspiration is the natural world; most recently the Ganges river at the foothills of the Himalayas in India. When teaching, she may consider the weather, seasonal traditions, the time of day, the phase of the moon and planetary alignment, and always the needs and abilities of her students. She encourages self-awareness and acceptance on the physical, energetic, mental, emotional, and spiritual levels. Marcelyn believes that awareness of and allowing what exists in the present moment initiates yoga’s transformative process; we need to be able to swallow in order to digest. Through intelligent application of asana, pranayama, bhanda, kriya, mudra, mantra, and dharana, we can properly digest/process life’s experiences and impressions. Strength and flexibility increase on every level and what isn’t needed is let go, which allows the inner light to shine more brightly. With this illumination, conscious awareness expands and so continues the magical cycle of transformation that is yoga.