Expanding Compassion: Metta/Lovingkindness Yoga Workshop

Deepen your experience on and off the mat

Honor your self and your practice in a whole new way by actively cultivating Metta/Lovingkindess into your yoga practice. Through discussion, meditation, asana (yoga postures), and deep relaxation we will explore ways to profoundly develop and embody gentleness, love, respect, and compassion on the mat. Let the bad thoughts go, breathe in the love… nurture your self, nurture your practice. Suitable for all levels of ability and experience.

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Nourish Virtual Retreat

Nourish Virtual Retreat

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Mid-Week Yoga Refresh

Mid-Week Yoga Refresh

  Short, sweet, and rejuvenating! This class includes asana to stretch, strengthen, and balance; plus pranayama and meditation to deepen your breath and calm your mind. Appropriate for all.About Marisa: I teach yoga classes that focus on exploration, feeling into...

Gentle Yoga

Gentle Yoga

  Ease into a therapeutic relaxation with deep breaths, gentle movement, and a juicy savasana. Appropriate for all levels and abilities.About Marisa: I teach yoga classes that focus on exploration, feeling into sensation, experimenting and adapting to suit your...

Slow Flow Yoga

Slow Flow Yoga

  Wake up your body and mind with specific breathwork and linked movement. Meant to be playful, this class will help your focus and self-awareness. A great way to start the day!About Marisa: I teach yoga classes that focus on exploration, feeling into sensation,...

Pranayama & Meditation: Exploring the Deeper Aspects of Yoga

Pranayama & Meditation: Exploring the Deeper Aspects of Yoga

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Breathe! An Introduction to Pranayama

Breathe! An Introduction to Pranayama

 The power for change is within you - to get comfortable with sweeping life alterations, to get comfortable with your awesome self. Your breath gives you life. But it can also give you quality of life. It holds the power to calm, the power to heal, the power to...

Breathe At-Home – Virtual Yoga Retreat

Breathe At-Home – Virtual Yoga Retreat

ONLINE! January 7-9, 2022. Breathe New Life Into Your Life Virtual Yoga Retreat. Really relaxing yoga, deep breaths, good friends, and good fun in your own space!

Relaxed You – 7 Day Yoga Nidra Course

Relaxed You – 7 Day Yoga Nidra Course

  Let go of the tension, find yourself.Everyday stresses step aside!  The practice of Yoga Nidra goes beyond Savasana. It is a systematic guided relaxation to help you let go - physically, mentally, emotionally, and deep in your soul. Release your conscious worries...

Breath & Mind: Meditation Made Easy

Breath & Mind: Meditation Made Easy

  28 days of practice, 28 days to deepen your awareness.Go inside, deep inside, using yoga to find your way through the noise and come to the quiet, peaceful center of you. If meditation is something you always thought you couldn't do, if meditation is something that...

30 Day Chaturanga Challenge

30 Day Chaturanga Challenge

No pressure, no worries, no huge time investment - think of this challenge as motivation to get on your mat and PLAY! And, in the midst of that play, you will develop new strength, new awarenesses, and a newfound ability to do a chaturanga that is safe and powerful!...

Lovingkindness Mini-Retreats

Lovingkindness Mini-Retreats

 Enjoy TWO mini-retreats! Gift yourself the time to reset, recharge, renew with these luscious 2.5 hour lovingkindness yoga practices meant to help you step out of the everyday and in a greater space within. Lovingkindness/Metta/Maitri sets the stage for a deeper...

Pranayama & Meditation

Pranayama & Meditation

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Find Inspiration for Your Practice on my Youtube Channel

Find Inspiration for Your Practice on my Youtube Channel

Looking to change it up on your mat? Check out my Youtube Channel!  Thai Yoga Massage Tutorials and Flows Yoga Classes Detailed Asana Tutorials Meditations and Pranayama Practices Fun little bits to inspire your practice! All for free 🙂 You might also be interested...

Private Classes

Private Classes

Private classes for Yoga and Thai Yoga Massage. Online personalized attention addressing your needs. All classes recorded so you can review and practice on your own schedule.

Intermediate Yoga

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Intro to Thai Yoga/Reusri Dat Ton Workshop

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Yoga for a Happy Belly

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Thai Yoga Massage – Home Practice Sequences

Thai Yoga Massage – Home Practice Sequences

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Art of Relaxation Mini Yoga Retreat

Art of Relaxation Mini Yoga Retreat

Ready for a yoga retreat? Join me for an online yoga retreat, just a half-a-day on May 9 and recharge your soul with asana, yoga nidra, meditation, and pranayama. Oh, and plenty of savasana!

Thai Resources:

Interested in learning more about Thai Yoga Massage?  Here are some places to look…

  • On my blog – I am growing an inventory of visual and written instructions on the poses I use most often.
  • Register for our mailer –  receive emails that include instructionals, upcoming workshops, behind-the-scenes stories of a therapist yogi and more.
  • Workshop Host – if your local studio is interested in hosting a workshop with me, let me know, I’d love to meet your community!  Take a look at my upcoming schedule
  • Here is a list of some of my favorite books about Thai Yoga Massage…

Thai Yoga Massage by Kam Thye Chow – by my first and primary teacher, this is an excellent breakdown of poses and philosophy.

Thai Yoga Therapy for Your Type: An Ayurvedic Tradition – also by Kam Thye Chow, this is an excellent integration for yogis with some Thai Yoga Massage experience highlighting the why and the transformation of both Thai and Yoga poses.

Thai Step-By-Step Massage by Nicky Smith – basic Thai Massage book with EXCELLENT explanation of hand, head, and foot work.

The Art of Thai Foot Massage by Simon Piers Gall – a comprehensive guide to working with the feet, this book has well over 3 hours of incredible foot work that will change affect the entire body.

Traditional Thai Medicine: Buddhism, Animism and Ayurveda by C. Pierce Salguero – an academic history of the practice and philosophy of Thai Massage

A Thai Herbal by C. Pierce Salguero – Nice introduction to the medical model and inclusion of herbs in Thai Yoga Massage beyond just our time on the mat.  Basic recipes and more.

Thai Resources

Interested in learning more about Thai Yoga Massage?  Here are some places to look…

  • On my blog – I am growing an inventory of visual and written instructions on the poses I use most often.
  • Register for our mailer –  receive emails that include instructionals, upcoming workshops, behind-the-scenes stories of a therapist yogi and more.
  • Workshop Host – if your local studio is interested in hosting a workshop with me, let me know, I’d love to meet your community!  Take a look at my upcoming schedule
  • Here is a list of some of my favorite books about Thai Yoga Massage…

Thai Yoga Massage by Kam Thye Chow – by my first and primary teacher, this is an excellent breakdown of poses and philosophy.

Thai Yoga Therapy for Your Type: An Ayurvedic Tradition – also by Kam Thye Chow, this is an excellent integration for yogis with some Thai Yoga Massage experience highlighting the why and the transformation of both Thai and Yoga poses.

Thai Step-By-Step Massage by Nicky Smith – basic Thai Massage book with EXCELLENT explanation of hand, head, and foot work.

The Art of Thai Foot Massage by Simon Piers Gall – a comprehensive guide to working with the feet, this book has well over 3 hours of incredible foot work that will change affect the entire body.

Traditional Thai Medicine: Buddhism, Animism and Ayurveda by C. Pierce Salguero – an academic history of the practice and philosophy of Thai Massage

A Thai Herbal by C. Pierce Salguero – Nice introduction to the medical model and inclusion of herbs in Thai Yoga Massage beyond just our time on the mat.  Basic recipes and more.