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Teacher Feature

Marjorie Blanchard

Place of birth: Westwood, NJ

Favorite food: Soup. But vegetarian, please!

Favorite yoga pose: Balasana

Meet Marjorie!

Marjorie's connection to the energy and creativity of physical movement began at the age of five while studying dance. It hasn't stopped since. She is a nature enthusiast, devoted environmentalist, and hiker. 

Marjorie first turned to yoga for its spiritual gifts during a difficult period, and has since been immensly grateful for the spiritual connection it provides. She has taught the full spectrum of ages, from volunteering at Newark schools to special needs children to chair yoga for seniors.

 

Marjorie's goal is to create a safe, comfortable space where all can connect to their individual spark while establishing a sense of peach and physical well-being they can access both on and off the mat. 

How long have you been practicing and teaching yoga? 

I've been practicing since 2006 and teaching since 2016.

What do you hope your students walk away with after a class?  

Self-confidence, self-love, and greater compassion for self and other. 

How do you incorporate yoga in your day-to-day life? How has it changed (or not changed) throughout life's journey? 

I practice mindfulness and work with my breath throughout my day. This ability didn't come naturally but with practice, both on and off the mat. It's now a natural reflex for me. I was originally drawn to Asana from reading yoga and Buddhist philosophy. I continue to study classic and contemporary yoga philosophy, and am very grateful for the insight it provides.

Do you have additional certifications? 

95-hour Children's and Teen Yoga Instructor.

Who is a person you wish you could talk with? 

Tough choice! John Muir.

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