Marcia, co-leader and senior faculty member of Green Lotus’ RYT 240-hour program, says yoga deepens her connection to herself, to others, and to the world around her. She encourages students to try many kinds of classes and deeply believes that yoga asana (poses) are 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 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 treasures teaching there.