Marcia Appel, E-RYT 500, YACEP

Marcia Appel, E-RYT 500, YACEP

Marcia has been practicing and studying yoga since 2000. She is a co-leader and senior faculty member of Green Lotus' RYT 240-hour program. Yoga deepens her connection to herself, to others, and to the world around her. Marcia encourages students to try many kinds of classes and deeply believes that yoga asana (poses) are simply an extension and beautiful expression of breath and meditation. In May 2013, she completed a two-year study of the integration of yoga and mindfulness meditation at Spirit Rock Retreat Center in California, earning her 300-hour credentials there from a faculty that included Dr. Richard Miller, Anne Cushman, Janice Gates, Mark Coleman, and Phillip Moffett.. Her other certifications include Judith Lasater’s Relax & Renew (restorative yoga), Baptiste Power Vinyasa (Level One), and iRest ® Level One (Yoga Nidra). Marcia is a partner in Green Lotus with her beloved friend Merry Beth Freienmuth and loves teaching there.

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Merry Beth Freienmuth, E-RYT 500 & YACEP

Merry Beth Freienmuth, E-RYT 500 & YACEP

Merry Beth is director of Green Lotus' Yoga Alliance-certified school and a senior faculty member. She has been practicing yoga since 2000. She found the physical asana practice to be the perfect transition for her aging body that could no longer tolerate a classical ballet practice. She taught ballet for more than 15 years, then she began teaching Body Flow, Pilates, and yoga in 2002. Merry Beth also has experienced the more subtle benefits of yoga; it has given her the strength and balance to navigate a full-time career in corporate America and to raise her children into adulthood. Now she devotes her work time to being a Green Lotus partner and teacher. 

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Stacy Johnson, E-RYT 200

Stacy Johnson, E-RYT 200

Stacy Johnson is a passionate yoga teacher, wife, and proud mom of two. Her yoga journey began after a running injury. Since then she has devoted her energy to the development of her yoga practice, both physically and mentally. Stacy joined Green Lotus Healing and Yoga Center in January 2016. Her teaching style incorporates the use of breath, movement, meditation, strength development, musical instruments, love, and positive energy.

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